No major releases this week, but there's a few things worth checking out.
They're all pretty niche, though. Green Day fans will love Rock Band: Green Day, but nobody else will. Unforgiving 2D platformer fans will love the Mega Man Zero Collection, but nobody else will. Motorbike fans will love SBK X, but nobody else will. Loot fans who don't buy games on Steam will love Torchlight, but nobody else will.
And while I'd like to say the same about Samurai Warriors 3... I honestly don't know who could possibly love it.
Are you picking up anything this week?
New releases for the w/c June 7:
Mega Man Zero Collection (DS) What Is It? A bunch of old Mega Man games previously released on the Game Boy Advance. Should You Care? Great value if you dig old school platforming.
Rock Band: Green Day (360, PS3, Wii) What Is It? It's Rock Band, but with lots of Green Day songs! In terms of presentation, this is more like Guitar Hero: Metallica than The Beatles: Rock Band. Should You Care? It all depends on how many Green Day CDs you own.
SBK X: Superbike World Championship (360, PS3) What Is It? Serious motorcycle racing sim, a rare breed on consoles these days. Should You Care? Superior to SBK 09 and MotoGP 09/10, it's the best of a very small field.
Samurai Warriors 3 (Wii)
What Is It? One of those Koei games where you battle
hundreds dozens of enemies in some fantastical recreation of an historical war.
Should You Care? Only if you can tell the difference between Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, Warriors Orochi, Bladestorm and that Gundam one. I cannot.
Torchlight (PC) What Is It? Super slick dungeon-crawling, loot-hauling RPG in the vein of Diablo that I must've mentioned more times than Machinarium in this post. But it's finally out this week! Should You Care? It's twenty bucks and has a bunch of extra items you won't find in the downloadable versions.
Still to come in June: LEGO Harry Potter, Naughty Bear, Transformers, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Toy Story 3, Shrek, and Singularity.