Well well well, what do we have here? The game that was supposed to anchor this week's — Aliens: Colonial Marines — has completely gone and broken street date. It's selling everywhere. What else is coming out this week? Well, not much really...
Aliens: Colonial Marines (360/PS3/PC)
What is it? It's the latest attempt at bringing the Aliens franchise to games. This time Gearbox is behind the wheel and they've done what Gearbox do best — a first person shooter. Should you care? I really wasn't much of a fan when I checked out the game late last year. That said, I only played a couple of levels and plenty of other people seemed to enjoy it. Just felt a little generic to me and that really dampened the impact of the Aliens themselves. Keen to hear everyone else's thoughts so far.
Imagine: Champion Rider 3D (3DS)
What is it? The latest entry into the Imagine serious. Apparently it's the first authentic horse game for the 3DS. I have no real idea what that means... Should you care? Not necessarily targeted at the Kotaku Australia audience. That said, I'm not judging! And it takes all types for all folks.
What is it? A 3D RTS that may remind some of Dungeon Keeper, that classic Bullfrog game. Should you care? This is more Logan Booker's thing! Our weekend editor got quite excited after this game was announced. He, quite rightly, questioned the track record of Cyanide, the studio developing the game. They released Blood Bowl which did alright and was received quite well, but they were also behind the pretty average Game of Thrones game that was released recently.
Marvel Avengers: The Battle For Earth (Wii U)
What is it? This was actually a movie tie-in that was released a little late. It was released for the Wii U in December overseas, and for some reason we're just getting it over here now. Should you care? A pretty mediocre game truth be told.
Omerta: City of Gangsters (360)
What is it? This game has been described at XCOM with gangsters. Which sounds awesome on paper... Should you care? Reception has been mixed. Most folks are saying this is a cool idea but poorly executed. Shame.
Power Rangers: Super Samurai
What is it? Man, I don't know. It's a Kinect game and it's almost certainly terrible. Should you care? I'm going to say 'no'.