NDS & Wii Titles: 16th to 20th March 2009

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  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    Oct 12, 2004
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    Well this is an abysmal week, nothing to interest anyone with a Wii or DS.

    I am shitting you.

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    These dates are what retailers say is out unless stated otherwise, sometimes they make dates up for pre-ordering purposes. These dates could also be <b>"shipping dates"</b> which usually means that that's the date when games get shipped to stores so a game could either be in stores on that day or <b>after</b>. Some games may get <b>delayed </b>some others not listed may appear but at the moment of posting these are correct. Also just because a game is released in stores it doesn't mean that they'll appear on our internets but NA titles usually appear on our 'nets Wednesday night UK time.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#4169E1--><span style="color:#4169E1"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Releases For Nintendo DS</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 16th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 7

    <b>Region:</b> North America/Europe <b>Genre:</b> Strategy RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Tri-Ace <b>Publisher:</b> Square Enix

    A Square Enix RPG that isn't being talked or hyped up? What gives?
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Destiny by sinner sought. Tragedy by power wrought. The origins of a cult classic are revealed in Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, the third entry in the critically acclaimed Valkyrie Profile series. Development studio tri-Ace returns to craft a gameplay experience that boasts a captivating storyline with ties to Norse mythology and a familiar yet refreshing battle system enhanced with deeper strategic elements.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Yet another strategy RPG but this could be one of the better ones. The developers has done the previous games in the series as well as Star Ocean so they know what they're doing.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 17th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <u><b>DS GAME OF THE WEEK</b></u>

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Henry Hatsworth In the Puzzling Adventure</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 10

    <b>Region:</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Platform/Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> EA Tiburon <b>Publisher:</b> Electronic Arts

    GTA GTA GTA GTA...nope that won't be game of the week, it was close though. I'm not saying this to shock people, I'm saying this as I really feel that this little platform/puzzle hybrid will satisfy myself and gamers more than GTA. Hell I'm even sure that it could be the DS game of the year for many gamers. Sadly this is up against some big games this week but I feel that it'll be one of those sleeper hitshits that'll join the likes of Soul Bubbles, Proffessor Layton & Puzzle Quest. I just hope that this game has better sales than Soul Bubbles.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->* Keep on your toes! Make quick switches between the intense action-adventure gameplay and an increasingly challenging puzzle world
    * Jump, fight, and shoot your way through more than 30 levels, including nearly a dozen of hidden levels and take on outrageous world-ending bosses
    * Explore 5 exotic worlds in a mad hunt for artifacts—each of which grants new abilities for Hatsworth and ultimately unlocks a massively powerful golden mech suit
    * Solve challenging combo-puzzles in order to gain more health and energy. The more puzzle combos completed, the more you can enhance your melee and ranged weapons and transform Hatsworth into multiple powerful forms
    * Activate puzzle power-ups to help Hatsworth in the puzzle world and the action game
    * Keep an eye out for gems and treasure to purchase your favorite weapons and abilities along your way<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Its one of those I feel you'll have to play to love. It may just look like a pretty platformer with a gimick but it'll be great. Sure I have been wrong in the past (damn you Insecticide) but I am confident that this game will be regarded as a classic. Look here is my ass...I'm putting it on the line, if I am wrong you may spank it red raw...wait I'll probably enjoy that, damn my kinkiness.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 9

    <b>Region:</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Crime Adventure Game
    <b>Developer:</b> Rockstar Leeds <b>Publisher:</b> Rockstar Games/Take Two

    Happy now Pasc? Some people may want this game as its said to be the biggest handheld title for a long time. This game is gonna keep us mods busy on the forum when it gets dumped.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Following his father's murder, Huang Lee has a simple mission: deliver an ancient sword to his Uncle Kenny to ensure his family retains control of the Triad gangs of Liberty City. Huang is a spoiled rich kid who expects everything to run smoothly, but his trip does not go exactly as planned. After being robbed and left to die, he will search for honor, riches and revenge in the most dangerous and morally bankrupt city in the world.

    - All new replay feature allows you to replay all of your favorite missions
    - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection means head-to-head and co-op multiplayer mayhem
    - Stat tracking and leaderboards that track your criminal career
    - Epic storyline with tons of side-missions, addictive mini-games and hidden collectibles<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    This isn't a quick DS spin off of a big franchise, its a proper entry. This game has had just about the same amount of effort put into it as a regular console GTA game and thus should be treated in the same way. Rockstar Leeds should be commended at the level of effort they have put into the game. The game has so much content that you'll be playing this for a long time and hopefully unlike GTA4 it'll have more "fun" sandbox elements for those who get bored of missions quickly. Being for the DS you'd expect this game to be toned down...well don't expect it! The game has a M rating for blood, drug reference, sexual content, strong Language & violence, I personally find those to be immature to be honest but some of you won't want your kids to play this. Some have moaned about the graphics...well most games look like crap in still pictures, best judge it on a actual DS.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>History Channel - Great Empires: Rome</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 7

    <b>Region:</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Turn Based Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Slitherine <b>Publisher:</b> Black Bean Games

    Fans of Panzer Tactics may wanna take a a look at this game. Its from Slitherine, who have a long history in making well recieved PC strategy though most Nintendo gamers may remember their Gameboy Colour first person shooter "Tyrannosaurus Tex" (http://uk.gameboy.ign.com/articles/133/133802p1.html) which Eidos cruelly cancelled despite good press and the game being finished (mmm that sounds familuar...oh right they'er doing the same with Gauntlet DS!). Anyway this is the first DS with another getting a release soon after.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Live again the greatest battles of the Roman Empire and take advantage by using the resources and the war tactics to get the better of everyone.
    Create the largest empire ever seen in the history developing the three great skills of a strategist: command mastery, diplomacy and financial management of the city.
    Live the battles with minigames that will prove your wits in a lot of challenges. You can also choose, amongst 20 populations, which one to guide in a Campaign, including the earlier Roman settlements and the ancient Britains.
    Live again Julius Caesar's and Marcus Aurelius' imprese to build one of the greatest empires of all the times.
    Every game experience is unique and depends on your chooses, the alliances and the enemies you have to face.
    A lot of minigames assure more variety and a deep immersion to the gameplay and give you the chance to explore the Roman empire and all hi strategies.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Sounds good, shame it isn't real time but at least its not another Pet game. A trailer is here <a href="http://www.blackbeangames.com" target="_blank">http://www.blackbeangames.com</a>

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    <b>SBK-08 Superbike World Championship</b> is also out but there isn't any info on the DS version.

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 19th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Nendororon Daihenshin</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 8

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Platform Fartiness
    <b>Developer:</b> HAL Laboratory <b>Publisher:</b> Bandai Namco Games

    Every year a Crayon Shin game comes out, sometimes they are good (Crayon Shin 4 GBC) and sometimes they are bad (others that I can't remember the name of). For the past few years the DS titles have been ports of GBA ones until now.

    You play this kid who can morph into various things and you run, jump & do mini games in this platforming adventure. Other than it having a bit of a clayamtion look on the levels I know nothing much else other than the fact that the trailer makes me wanna play this. Chances of this getting a release outside of Japan are good as various titles have made it into Spain...in Spanish and Italy...in Italian.

    Being platform games they should be qutie easy to play regardless of Japanese knowledge. Previous DS games were Crayon Shin-Chan DS: Arashi wo Yobu Nutte Crayoon Daisakusen!, which was decent & Crayon Shinchan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land, which was ok.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Wanted Level:</b> meh

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> ASCII Media Works <b>Publisher:</b> ASCII Media Works

    Another RPG.

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> Meh

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> Social Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Konami <b>Publisher:</b> Square Enix

    Its based on some anime that people like and is by Square Enix. Of course anime freaks will think it'll be good but looks like another cash in to me. Why are anime fans more accepting of these games while fans of other cartoon series aren't? They usually turn out boring anyway. Meh.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Super Robot Taisen K</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 6?

    <b>Region</b> Japan <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>Developer:</b> Banpresto <b>Publisher:</b> Banpresto

    Another entry in the series, the last one will actually make North American shores in May for those interested and I guess if that does well then we'll see this one and maybe Super Robot Taisen W too.

    I don't really know much else apart from it uses the GBA slot so you can get bonus stuff from the old games. IF you want to know more, Google helps.

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    <b>Also out in Japan</b>
    Tantei Jinguuji Saburo DS: Fuserareta Shinjitsu
    Gakken Hangul Sanmai DS
    Gakken Shin TOEIC Test Kanzen Kouryaku 2
    Card de Asobu! Hajimete no DS
    Ouran Koukou Host-Bu DS
    Choco Ken: Otodoke! Sweets Wagon
    Oshaberi Oumu

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 19th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Football Academy</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 0

    <b>Region</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Football based mini games
    <b>Developer:</b> EA Canada <b>Publisher:</b> EA Sports

    I wasn't gonna write this up but I thought I should as it looks terrible and people need to be warned to avoid it. Its basically a collection of mini games to improve knowledge of footy and looks like a complete waste of time. Say what you like about EA but this doesn't look like something they'd do, very very cheap. Shame on you EA.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Military History Commander : Europe at War</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level:</b> 7

    <b>Region:</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Turn Based Strategy
    <b>Developer:</b> Slitherine Software <b>Publisher:</b> Koch Media

    The second in the series of History strategy DS games from Slitherine and the second one this week! Not sure why NA & Europe are getting two different games but whatever, at least strategy fans can have two.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Military History Commander Europe at War is a turn-based strategy game set during World War II. Players take command of either the Axis powers or the Allied forces, and make decisions relating to recruitment, reconnaissance and diplomacy.

    * Turn-based battles of World War II across several European countries
    * Huge hex grid campaign map
    * Six epic, extensive scenarios, including Operation Barbarossa and D-Day
    * 50 inventions from five different tech trees
    * Recruitment of historical commanders for the player's own units
    * In-game artwork by Osprey Publishing, a leading publisher of military history books<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Looks a lot like Panzer Tactics doesn't it? Well we do have enough turn based strategy games and I do wish we had more real time ones but at least its not Petz: Zlithery Znailz.

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    Also released in Europe is Petz: My Baby Panda...boo.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 17th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 </b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level</b> 8

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Football
    <b>Developer:</b> Konami <b>Publisher:</b> Konami

    I really enjoyed the last game, though it could have been better and that is why we get yearly updates!
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->The 2009 installment of the award-winning sports franchise brings a raft of extensive new additions that will further bridge the gap between PES and the real thing.

    PES 2009 for Wii boasts three control methods, with the intuitive 'point and drag' interface of last year's game enhanced to make defending and shooting more instinctive. The Wii game also marks the introduction of the Master League, which places the player in charge of a lowly team and charges them with building their reputation and success through astute signings, good on-field performances and training methods. PES 2009 also has a greatly improved online mode, with up to eight players competing online at once, using two consoles and with four players per Wii console.

    * Exclusive UEFA Champions League Mode utilizing all the elements and attributes of the competition
    * Improved graphics for an ultra-real experience
    * With smarter AI system your team mates will be constantly seeking out open space, taking intelligent lines toward the goal and on defense and also actively calling for the ball
    * New, more realistic camera angles for your preferred perspective of gameplay
    * New teams, players and stadiums
    * Improvements to the fan-favorite Master League Mode – Play as one player just like in real life mastering your own ball handling and your off the ball support
    * Updated rosters from your favorite club and national teams
    * Great improvements in ball control, passing and your teammates reactions are more in tune with how teammates react in real life<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Sounds great, if its even a slight improvement on the last game we're in for another great Wii game. Now EA sort the Fifa games out!

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Marble Saga: Kororinpa</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b><u>Wii GAME OF THE WEEK</u></b>

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    <b>Wanted Level</b> 8

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>Developer:</b> Hudson <b>Publisher:</b> Hudson

    A sequel to a sleeper hit on the Wii, which still hasn't had enough people playing.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Unique features in Marble Saga: Kororinpa allow fun customization for players. From designing the ball with attributes to helping players navigate through stages easier, to Miis and preset fun images, to an Edit Mode which allows for custom design of a unique stage, gamers can really make this entertaining experience their own. For a more competitive tone, a 4-person multiplayer mode allows players to compete with three other opponents on the same map as each races to the finish line. For more customization and group fun with others, the Wii Connect 24 feature allows gamers to share the unique stages they created with their friends or to receive extra stages from Hudson after the game's launch via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Additionally, Wi-Fi Leaderboards let players compete online against each other to see who can navigate through the world the fastest.

    * Supports play with Wii Balance Board
    * Offline Versus Multiplayer (4 players)
    * Supports Online Leaderboards
    * Downloadable Content
    * Personal Avatar Support<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Sounds like they took everything that worked last time and improved upon it and added a ton of stuff that'll enhance the lifespan of the game.

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Rune Factory Frontier</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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    <b>Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> RPG/Farming/Dungeon Crawler
    <b>Developer:</b> Neverland <b>Publisher:</b> Marvelous Entertainment / Xseed Games

    I loved Rune Factory despite the odd bug, though I have yet to play the sequel yet. If this was otu another week I'll be all over it but there are other games I want to spend my time on.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->From the creators of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory for the DS comes the first installment of Rune Factory for a home console. In Rune Factory Frontier, you play as Laguna, who's starting life in a completely new land. Your goal is to build up your village in classic Harvest Moon style (Rune Factory is an offshoot of that series), attracting new residents, and eventually earning the affections of some possible marriage targets.

    Developed exclusively for Wii, Rune Factory: Frontier features stunning graphics and takes full advantage of the Wii's unique controls to fully immerse players in the Rune Factory universe. Rune Factory: Frontier incorporates an open-ended structure that allows players to choose the type of game they wish to experience. Whether it’s growing crops, expanding the town, fighting (or befriending) monsters or even falling in love, the experience is unique to each player.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    No Wi-Fi sadly...why?

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    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Ready 2 Rumble Revolution</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Wanted Level</b> 2

    <b>Region</b> North America <b>Genre:</b> Boxing
    <b>Developer:</b> 10tacle Studios <b>Publisher:</b> Atari

    Loved the first two games on the Dreamcast and always wanted more games, and then Atari announced that they would make one and I was happy...until I saw it.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->The famed boxing franchise Ready 2 Rumble returns in 2009 when Atari launches Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution. Whilst maintaining all the humorous caricatures and fun boxing action that made the original Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round1 and Round2 (Midway) such knock-out best-sellers, the new digitally sophisticated and visually stunning motion-controlled Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution for Wii brings a new level of style and attitude to the boxing ring and continues the franchise with a host of hard-hitting enhancements.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    This doesn't look like a R2R game to me, it looks like a Celebrity Boxing game for fuck sake and have taken all of the original characters out. All of the charm of the original looks to have vanished. Why do this Atari, WHY? Something tells me that they were making this under a differetn name, saw that the other celebrity lookalike game failed and tagged on a well recieved name onto it. I predict a bad game. Well at least Don King Boxing & Punch Out are on their way.

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    <b>Out in Japan</b>
    Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Next
    Darts Wii Deluxe

    <!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>March 20th</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars (Director's Cut) <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

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    <b>Wanted Level</b> 7

    <b>Region:</b> Europe <b>Genre:</b> Point & Click Adventure
    <b>Developer:</b> Revolution Software Ltd. <b>Publisher:</b> Ubisoft

    A classic returns, uncut and on the Wii. Its already been dumped too, which is nice and early...can we have The Conduit early to please?
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director's Cut builds on the original, boasting a new and explosive narrative interwoven with the first story. New puzzles have been added for Nintendo DS and Wii that specifically utilize Nintendo's unique control methods. The game also features stunning animated facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, the artistic genius behind the comic book and upcoming movie, Watchmen.

    The game starts with the player in control of charming Parisian photo-journalist Nicole Collard, who witnesses the brutal and horrifying murder of one of Paris’s richest and most influential statesmen. During her investigations, which feature exclusive new locations, Nico meets amiable American George Stobbart, who has been unwittingly caught up in the sinister and bloody theft of an ancient manuscript. Together, they are drawn into a terrifying conspiracy rooted in a long-forgotten medieval legend.

    Expanding on the original classic storyline, The Director's Cut features tight scripting and an intense atmosphere from the explosive opening sequence to the gripping finale, where the full threat of the conspiracy is revealed.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    This is also coming to the DS the week after. Both have had great reviews.

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    And also out in Europe is Read Steady Cook, based on the cooking show that cheats.
  2. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    GTA and Henry Hatsworth! Another great week! [​IMG]
  3. geminisama

    geminisama Metsu

    Jul 17, 2008
    United States
    Can't wait for Valkyrie Profile. I'll pick up GTA and the other strategy games, too, but my heart is with VP. [​IMG]
  4. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

    Apr 25, 2008
    SCUMM Bar
    Broken Sword :|
  5. Smartpal

    Smartpal The Guitar Guy

    Feb 10, 2009
    New Delhi, India
    Wait Henry Hatsworth > GTA?!
    Still, really looking forward to this week. *jumps around in excitement*
  6. GameSoul

    GameSoul youtube.com/variantdevil

    Mar 21, 2008
    United States
    I'm waiting for Valkyrie Profile and GTA.
  7. manaphy4ever

    manaphy4ever GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 7, 2008
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    I am waiting for Valkyrie Profile , Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 , GTA and football academy
  8. gov78

    gov78 Ha made you Look

    Feb 14, 2007
    GTA and Henry Hatsworth gunna buy both those suckers gunna have to wipe the dust of my DS now sweeeeeet.
  9. Noitora

    Noitora ::

    Aug 9, 2007
    I won't read your wanted levels again, you gave SRW K a 6 [​IMG]
  10. Sp33der

    Sp33der GBAtemp Fan

    May 31, 2008
    Yay for Valkyrie and GTA
  11. Dwight

    Dwight Gawb. Gawb Bluth.

    Aug 14, 2008
    United States
    Washington State
    GTA will be great.
  12. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

    Oct 31, 2006
    United States
    Holy game overload Batman! It's going to be tough to pace myself this month.

    Hell of a job staying on top of it all Hadrian. [​IMG] Much appreciated.
  13. EvanUnisil

    EvanUnisil GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 12, 2006
    Wait... is PES2009 coming out on the 17th? I thought they changed the date to yesterday or something?
  14. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 28, 2008
    Your Mum
    Best week! [​IMG]

    Wow the new screens for henry hatsworthn has made me even more hyped about it! And GTA is definitely a great title. PES looks good too.

    Argh too many good games to keep track of, and too little time to play [​IMG]
  15. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    Can't wait for Dengeki Gakuen RPG and the limited edition goodies that come with it.
  16. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    *blows dust off NDS* It's been a while buddy..*GTA, VP, Super Robot Taisen K, & Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus ftw*
  17. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    Damn i can't wait for GTA, hopefully I'll enjoy it though :S
  18. armbeno

    armbeno Advanced Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Best week!
    GTA, Valkyrie, Great Empires: Rome and Europe at War looks great [​IMG]
  19. Raven Darkheart

    Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

    Aug 27, 2008
    United States
    Cyclo DS Paradise
    finally the biggest week to date for ds owners. thank god for new batteries
  20. GreatFox

    GreatFox Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    FYI, Mugen no Frontier (Endless Frontier) is NOTHING like main series. And no, there wont be W or K in States. Same reason as Jump! Super/Ultimate Stars. Damn those licences.