Welcome to Heads-up, Pro-G's newest feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down on the games you'll be able to buy or rent this weekend. Every Tuesday we'll pick out the best of the bunch, link to our reviews and previews and keep you in the video game loop so you have enough time to pre-order in time for Friday's post. Time to splash the cash.
Not all weeks are abundant with high quality new releases. After being spoiled for choice last week with Halo 3, FIFA 08, Juiced 2, SEGA Rally, Quake Wars and Conan, gamers have slimmer pickings to mull over this Friday.
Xbox 360, PC and PS2 gamers who enjoy the odd unsolved homicide might feel drawn to Ubisoft's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3 Dimensions of Murder and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hard Evidence. Players join Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the rest of the gang to solve murder cases just like on the popular TV show.
Also worth a shout if you're a Final Fantasy nut or simply enjoy a strategic RPG is Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions on the PSP. The game is an updated version of the PlayStation original and features a bunch of new content and game modes. New characters include Balthier from Final Fantasy XII and Luso from Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.
Strategy fans also have something of interest on the Nintendo DS with the release of Glory Days 2. It blends real-time strategy with shoot-em-up elements and, get this, comes with 3D glasses. You can almost taste those battle-scarred landscapes.
Sports fans not satisfied with the release of FIFA 08 last week have a number of new titles to choose from this Friday. PSP gamers can take to the links in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08, PS2 and Xbox 360 owners can play some ball with NBA LIVE 08 and PS3 fans will finally be able to get their hands on this year's edition of Madden.
Also new this week:
Naruto Ninja Council (DS)
Garfield: Lasagne World Tour (PlayStation 2)
Ride! Carnival Tycoon (PC Games)
Tank Battles (DS)
Cookie & Cream (DS)
World Championship Cards (PSP)
Honeycomb Beat (DS)
Top Gun (PlayStation 2)
Scrabble 2007 New Edition (PC Games)
Call of Duty 3 Platinum (PlayStation 2)
Dead n Furious (DS)
Safari Adventures Africa (PlayStation 2)