Anime/Manga fans (oh! ME ME ME!) may just get their knickers in a knot over Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, which also releases on Thursday. The original was a more than serviceable effort that did a great job of capturing the charm of the show. It’s worth noting that series is making its debut on the Xbox 360 this time round, having been a PS3 exclusive last time around.
And how could we forget NBA Jam. He’s on fire. From downtown. He jams it in. Boom-shak-laka. We could go on all night – but for your sake, we won’t.
FIFA 11 (DS) What is it? The handheld version of arguably the best sports game in the universe. Should you care? Just buy the 360/PS3 version instead.
Just Dance 2 (Wii) What is it? Sequel to the dance sim that sold over four million. Should you care? Absolutely maybe (not).
Medal of Honor (360/PS3/PC) What is it? EA’s original WW shooter gets the modern makeover. Should you care? Yep, probably – it’s derivative but fun.
NBA Jam (Wii) What is it? You what what it is. A reboot of the arcade classic – BOOM-SHAKA-LAKA! Should you care? As good a reason as any to turn your Wii on again.
Tetris Party Deluxe (DS/Wii) What is it? Yet another version of Tetris. Should you care? Depends on how many zillion copies of Tetris you own.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (PS3/360) What is it? The latest annual update of the top notch soccer sim. Should you care? We say yes - probably the best PES this generation.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3/360) What is it? The latest reboot of the Castlevania franchise. Should you care? Yes. It's as derivative as it gets, but holds together well.