This is similar to the old "Wii and DS releases of the week" we had a while back, but it's for the whole month. I'll make a different thread for both Wii and DS releases as well, since I don't want to overcrowd one thread. You can read the DS version of this thread right here Some rules and stuff. Warning: Spoilers inside! - No flaming. If I list a game you don't like, too bad. If I don't, too bad. - This is mainly North American releases, sorry. I'll, on occasion, do a European or Japanese release if it's big enough and not already out in America. - If a game is already released in English and is being released again for another region, I won't bother adding it. Like say if Super Mario Galaxy 2 was out in America in April (it won't) and it came out in May in Europe, I won't list it for May. I'll also do the same if a game was released in English (aka Europe or America) and is being released in Japan. - I get my dates from GameFaq, Wikipedia, and IGN, so if a date is wrong don't blame me. You can, of course, point it out and ask me to fix it if you have the right date. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Developed by: Grasshopper Studios Published by: Ubisoft (America), Rising Star Games (Europe), AFA Interactive (Australia) Release date: January 26th My Hype Level: ZOMG! GBAtemp Hype Level: IDK, no one has really talked about it I for one LOVED the first No More Heroes. When I heard of a sequel I may have came. Anyway, the game follows Travis Touchdown a few years after the events of No More Heroes, where he sets out to rejoin the ranks of the United Assassins Association to avenge the death of his friend. The game totes an impressive 50 bosses (some grouped together), as well as more sidequests, 3 playable characters (Travis, of course, Shinobu, a previous boss from the last game turned Travis' ally, and Henry, Travis' twin brother), and much more. If you liked the first NMH, odds are this will be all that and the kitchen sink. Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces Developed by: Namco (Project Aces) Published by: Namco Bandai Release date: January 12th My Hype Level: Looks good, I'll try it for sure GBAtemp Hype Level: Not a lot of chatter, but it's anticipated Since Wii flight action titles have been nothing but shovelware for the most part, this is a much needed title. It's based off the Japanese anime film, The Sky Crawlers, and features WWII-esque airplanes, meaning no fancy crap like lock-on systems and missles, I think. It's developed by the same team who did all the Ace Combat games, so expect good things from this. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Developed by: Eighting Published by: Capcom Release date: January 26th (North America), January 28th (Japan, this is as Ultimate All-Stars, as it was already released under Cross Generation of Heroes), January 28th (Europe) My Hype Level: Meh. Not a big fan of fighters or anime. This has both GBAtemp Hype Level: Relatively high. There was quite a bit of chatter about the Japanese release, I think. This is another crossover fighting game, like SNK vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom, but this time with Tatsunoko (who I didn't know before this game) characters and Capcom characters. It's got a big roster and should please anime fans, as well as 2-D fighting enthusiasts. I'm still surprised that Capcom put FRANK FUCKING WEST in there over some of the badass Resident Evil characters like Leon Kennedy or Krausser. I mean, c'mon, I've seen Leon whip out some devilish martial arts. Frank West is just a journalist. We might as well have Ted Koppel in there while we're at it. Walk It Out Developed by: Konami Published by: Konami Release date: January 12th My Hype Level: Kill me now God! You hear me! YOU FUCKER! YOU FUUUUUCKER! GBAtemp Hype Level: About on-par with mine. For fuck's sake Konami. They're trying to push the DDR pad as an alternative to a Wii Balance Board with shitty games like Active Life: Extreme Challenge as well as this pile of feces. Seriously, I can just take a fucking walk outside, where you can appreciate nature or the city as well as plug in an iPod or something, and God forbid actually go somewhere to do something productive, like work where I can get enough money to fill the whole this hunk of junk left in my wallet. Run-on sentences aside, my mandatory pun for this game is "It's better to just walk away from this game". Marines: Modern Urban Combat Developed by: Destineer Published by: Destineer Release date: Conflicting data. Some places say January 12th, some places say TBA. My Hype Level: It's Destineer GBAtemp Hype Level: CoD4 rip-off (it's actually not) Little did I know this is supposedly a Wii port of a PC/Xbox game called "Close Combat: First to Fight". So this isn't exactly a CoD4 ripoff, since it was released before CoD4. Still, it's definitely aimed to grab CoD4 fans. Anyway, the game is developed by Destineer, the brilliant publishers behind such high-quality games "My Horse and Me", "Homie Rollerz", and "Animal Boxing". They did publish Zombie BBQ, though, which was a cool game, and Age of Empires III for the Mac, which is Age of Empires. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Developed by: Capcom Published by: Capcom Release date: Unknown date in January (North America), January 26th (Gyakuten Saiban 2, Japan) My Hype Level: OBJECTION! I already have this on the DS... GBAtemp Hype Level: They like Ace Attorney. Why Capcom seems to insist on porting Ace Attorney left and right is beyond me. I could see the "enhanced" DS ports because they weren't in America, but WiiWare seems kinda pointless. Sure, it's only like what, $10, but I'd much rather have it on-the-go. It does now have motion controls though, if that means absolutely anything in a point-and-click adventure game. I'd personally save the Wii storage space (since it's oh-so-precious) and just pirate all the games for the DS. Side note on the game: The North American release for the FIRST game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, is unknown but due for January. The SECOND Phoenix Wright game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: And Justice for All, is set for Japan in January 26th. The FIRST game is already out in Japan. Last time I checked though, the Japanese versions have an English option, so you can pirate it now if you wish. Overall Summary Considering how quiet the Wii's releases have been for the past few months (NSMB Wii excluded), this isn't a bad month. We get at least 3 solid games out of it, including my ever-loved No More Heroes sequel. We can always give a few laughs to Walk It Out, too. As for next month, it's rather quiet outside of Red Steel 2. There's still Shiren the Wanderer hitting North America shores, though, and the little known but awesome looking Zangeki no Reginleiv hitting Japan. Have a fun January everyone!