March continues to drop some wanted titles. Mostly in the form of Kid Icarus on the 3DS. But consoles get some pretty decent games too, and just in time as they are probably just finishing up with Mass Effect 3. We should have a review coming for Silent Hill HD Collection, and will for sure have reviews coming for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Armored Core V, so stay tuned for those. ~ Don
Please note dates are subject to change, and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. Don’s personal picks are highlighted in red.
- Tuesday, March 20 ~ Armored Core V (PS3 & X360)
- Tuesday, March 20 ~ Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3 & X360)
- Tuesday, March 20 ~ Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3 & X360)
- Tuesday, March 20 ~ Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3 & X360)
Playstation 3 only:
- Tuesday, March 20 ~ Warriors Orochi 3
- Tuesday, March 20 ~ Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
I picked Silent Hill HD Collection as the “pick of the week” for the simple fact that I think it will appeal to more people. The first three Silent Hill games are true, old-school survival-horror games, and this collection is comprised of HD reskinnings of the second and third. Armored Core V features giant robots squaring off in third-person shooter combat. Namco sent this over, so expect a review on launch day, or at the very least a few days after. It is geared more to multiplayer which I cannot play yet. For more brutally-hard ninja action, Ninja Gaiden 3 comes out (not to be confused with the awesome NES game Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom) and continues Hayabusa’s adventure with a new installment in the series. Slant Six, developers of SOCOM: Confrontation, bring you a new squad-based shooter based in the Resident Evil universe. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City puts you in the shoes of Umbrella Security Service soldiers in charge of destroying evidence during the RE2 and RE3 timelines. If insane button mashing is more your thing, welcome Warriors Orochi 3 into your PS3, another installment of “smash button and destroy hundreds of people in one match”. Disney-Pixar teams up with Microsoft and the Kinect for Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure, a racing game featuring some of your favorite characters from Disney-Pixar films.
- Friday, March 23 ~ Kid Icarus: Uprising
A game rumored to be in the making quite some time ago, and one that probably should have launched with the 3DS, Kid Icarus: Uprising finally makes it to store shelves. The beloved character from the NES game gets to shine in a whole new 3D adventure that fans have been looking forward to for years.
Sony Playstation Vita
Sorry, but your Vita games took an arrow to the knee this week.