This week feels much more like a good solid, Mid-September release list than one from Mid-March. It would be all too easy to drop $500 this week without thinking too hard about it, and still feel like you missed something.
The big news is the launch of the Nintendo 3DS. Along with a sizable, if relatively standard, cadre of launch titles that includes Madden, Rayman, Ridge Racer and the revival of Pilotwings, the 3DS is really the first commercially available technology that provides a reasonable 3D viewing experience without forcing you to wear unwieldy and highly unfashionable glasses. It would be easy to dismiss the 3DS as a cool gimmick with questionable staying power, but I've fallen for that trap from Nintendo before, and I for one have no intention of underestimating them yet again. After all, I figure they've been planning this ever since Virtual Boy.
It would be enough to stop there, but that's just the beginning for a very busy week. On the PC Assassin's Creed Brotherhood makes the leap from consoles, while EA quietly release The Sims Medieval which I had been curious about for all of 15 minutes back in January. Also releasing across multiple platforms and the PC is Crysis 2, which could at least make for a reasonable diversion. Finally, LEGO Star Wars III cashes in on the Clone Wars and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime hits your favorite downloadable service.
A lot to pay attention to, but frankly nothing in the mix that I'm ready to cash in on at this point.
- Nintendo 3DS
- Asphalt 3D
- Bust-a-Move Universe
- Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clones Wars
- Madden NFL Football
- Nintendogs + cats
- PilotWings Resort
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
- Rayman 3D
- Ridge Racer 3D
- Samurai Warriors Chronicles
- Steel Diver
- Super Monkey Ball 3D
- Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
- The Sims 3