Welcome to Heads-up, our weekly feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down on the games you'll be able to buy or rent this weekend. Every Monday 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 for Friday's post. Time to splosh the dosh.
Worth a Look
There's not a massive selection of big games out this week, but the most interesting of the lot is clearly Shadows of the Damned - a weird and slightly twisted horror action title from Grasshopper Manufacture and EA. The game combines the creative talents of Goichi Suda (No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Vanquish, Resident Evil 4), and while it's not without its frustrations, it's certainly a colourful departure from the usual shooter fare. It's funny too, provided you have a fairly sick sense of humour.
Also of note is Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, a retail version of the downloadable update that released two weeks ago. To be blunt, you probably already know about this if you fall into the target audience. If you're looking for new characters to brawl with, check it out; be warned, however, that some fans have been moaning about the new roster balance. Supposedly the new characters are somewhat overpowered. So it goes.
F.E.A.R 3 is something of an unknown quantity, at the time of writing. Martin is sceptical, but Tom Orry is remaining positive as he was a big fan of the previous games.
Shadows Of The Damned - PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition - PC, PS3, Xbox 360
F.3.A.R - PC, PS3, Xbox 360
And the rest...
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- Wii Play: Motion - Wii
- Mafia II Directors Cut - PC, PS3, Xbox 360
- Williams Pinball Classics - PSP, PS3, Xbox 360
- Major League Baseball 2K11 - PC, Xbox 360
- Gods & Heroes - PC
- The Tiny Bang Story - PC
- Ape Escape - PS3
- Cubic Ninja -3DS
- Lets Dance with Mel B - PS3, Wii, X360
- Squinkies - DS