Somethings just seems to go together, peanut butter and jelly, Maro and Luigi and Nintendo and handhelds.
The portable market is in a bit of a shake up thanks to the Android and iPhones, and Nintendo’s DS system is in need of a revamp. The new 3DS certainly doesn’t stray far from the working predecessor, it’s certainly an improvement, and later this year it’s going to be given the XL treatment. Does the 3DS replace your current DS? Or is the 3D just a gimmick?
It’s time for Things to Look Forward to… Essentially a full release list of the stuff that’s coming out this week. The Holiday shopping season continues as Cyber Monday comes to a close. So mess up your hair and get sparkly in the sunlight with the latest release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on Blu Ray and DVD. If Sparkly Vampires aren’t your thing well these ones just suck, with Vampires Suck making it’s way on both Blu Ray and DVD. Meanwhile in the Gaming Department Mickey Mouse makes it’s way to the Wii with this Epic release of Epic Mickey. The Nintendo DS also gets some RPG love with the debut of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. If you see anything missing drop a comment. Or just let us know what you’re looking forward to.
Full release list and Andrew’s Picks after the break.
The onward march of the ’3D’ machine is starting to encroach on the handheld market. Nintendo has just announced that the a 3D successor to the Nintendo DS and DSi will be unveiled at E3 in June this year. The Nintendo 3DS as it’s currently called, although that may change, features glasses-free 3D and will feature backward compatibility for your DS games. The mini-3D marvel is expected to hit retail before the end of the current fiscal year, meaning before end of March 2011.
Time to start saving your pennies and making sure you’re DSi feels loved, before you put it up on the grand-adoption site that is the ‘Bay.
A Genre that has always intrigued me was the Pocket Fighter. From the days of the first Gameboy with it’s Pocket Fighter: Fist of the North Star. It was fun and portable something that at the time Street Fighter wasn’t. The Genre of Pocket Fighters have been slowly evolving to being an almost complete port of what you would come to expect of a Full Fledge Fighter. This time around it’s Naruto, while Naruto is certainly not new to the DS the Shippuden Series is. Packaged as a Pocket Fighter how does the Shippuden Series Translate.
Wow this weeks release list is huge. With Blu Rays topping the charts for releases followed closely with Video Games. With Naruto Shippuden Ninja Destiny 2 (click for review) and Scribblenauts dropping on the DS. Followed in high speed with the release Need for Speed Shift. If that doesn’t make you happy there is always the first season of Bonanza!!! Overall a pretty solid list for this week, like before if I missed something drop a comment or two??
As the week zips past us we must stop and think “Do I chance seeing the GI Joe Movie?” That’s a big question that I’ve been pondering for a couple of weeks now. After the monstrosity of Bayformers 2 I’m a little scared to go see anymore of my childhood go down the drain. Anywho pleanty of other release this week including Flight of the Conchords on DVD. Same drill as before see something I missed drop a comment.
Autobots Transform and Rollout. I know this week marks the official release of the Bayformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen. Strangely there is more then meets the eye in terms of releases. With Fight Night and Overlord entering the ring it should be a pretty interesting week. Though the Movie section certainly could use some help, minus the Chuck Jones Tom n Jerry Release!!! Feel free to post a comment if anything is missing.
Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires – PS3, Xbox 360
Fight Night Round 4
Overlord 2 – PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Overlord: Dark Legends – Wii
Overlord: Minions – DS
Resident Evil Archives – Wii
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor DS
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Autobots DS
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Decepticons DS
DVD June 23rd
Tom and Jerry: The Chuck Jones Collection
Blu Ray June 23rd
Theater June 27th
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen