Another busy week of big-name game releases includes Rumble Roses XX, NBA Ballers: Phenom, and a pair of Far Cry titles.
With immigration demonstrations popping up around the US and promised reforms on the way, fruit-on-fruit friction as the Beatles' Apple Records takes iPod manufacturer Apple to court, and a full work week until the NCAA's Final Four tip-off, it's a good time to find some diversions.
For instance, one could pass the days celebrating a banner week for creepy-people birthdays, as Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino turns 43, Highlander and Mortal Kombat star Christopher Lambert turns 49, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Ferrell celebrates his 47th, Oscar-winning True Crime voice actor Christopher Walken hits 63, and funky headhunter MC Hammer turns 44. Or maybe it would be more advisable to drop some coin on a new game.
There are plenty of new titles to choose from this week, with the PlayStation 2 Disney-Square Enix crossover Kingdom Hearts II leading the pack of anticipated releases, followed closely by a quartet of Xbox 360 titles. There's Konami's all-girl grappler Rumble Roses XX, Koei's budget-priced Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires (also on PS2), Far Cry Instincts Predator (not to be confused with the Xbox's Far Cry Instincts Evolution), and 2K Sports first next-gen tennis offering, Top Spin 2 (also on GBA and DS).
GameCube owners can expect Harvest Moon: Magical Melody to play on their systems. Over on the PC, Cinemaware is shipping out a trio of titles in Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators, Buccaneer's Bounty, and Neighbors From Hell: On Vacation, while the last few week's wealth of PSP offerings tapers off a little, with Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code being the biggest fish in that portable's pond this week.
For a complete rundown of all the week's new releases, including video reviews, trailers, and other offerings, check out GameSpot's New Releases page.
MARCH 27, 2006
Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators (PC)
Buccaneer's Bounty (PC)
NBA Ballers: Phenom (Xbox)
Neighbors From Hell: On Vacation (PC)
American Conquest: Divided Nation (PC)
MARCH 28, 2006
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (GC)
Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code (PSP)
Rumble Roses XX (Xbox 360)
Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires (Xbox 360, PS2)
River King: A Wonderful Journey (PS2)
Super Black Bass Fishing (DS)
Far Cry Instincts Predator (Xbox 360)
Far Cry Instincts Evolution (Xbox)
Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (PS2)
MARCH 29, 2006
Dragon Ball: Buu and Transformation 2 Pack (GBA)
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (PC)
Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 (PS2, GC)
7 Wonders of the Ancient World (PC)
Kao Challengers (PSP)
Top Spin 2 (Xbox 360, GBA, DS)
MARCH 30, 2006
Why make it seem like kingdom hearts is coming out for the 360? That is a little deceptive in my opinion.
Its funny how so many people (uncluding myself) thought KHII was going to the 360. If it were true, I would have been pissing and moaning about it for a week. The 360 isn't worthy enough to have a game like KHII in its library. And yes, KHII is a *little* childish, but it is a lot of fun. I know many people who play it and they're in their 20's and 30's. So what if its childish a bit? Its fun.
KH2 is a game for young kids (easy..., easy...), and X360 target is not young kids, so it makes sense, I don't understand what's the fuss ??? I don't have time to play every game I own (too busy with Burnout: Revenge and doing some more achievements @ PDZ), so this is good news. And people..., stop bashing the best machine arround, at least until any next-gen comes out, you all know which machine is the best so far, and it's not a metaphysical issue, is a mathematical one, lighten up. p.s: I can't have fun with Goffy anymore..., it'd make feel weirdo... .
Anyone who truly appreciates gaming perfection has already been playing Oblivion and these other titles pale in comparison.
Yeah also how is it everyone thinks GS is saying KH is coming to 360, it says "New Kingdom Hearts, Quartet for 360". Quartet meaning 3 as in 3 new games coming out for 360.
Meh, Oblivion>Kingdom Hearts anyday so who cares. Theres way more game there to play than with a bunch of Disney charecters, so ill leave a game like that to the kiddies. Only thing I see that I might check out would be 360 Far Cry or the new Ballers game other than that nothing there on the list. Now back to my duties as an assassin for the Dark Brotherhood.
PazUSA that's b/c you can't get a woman in real life, I'll take Final Fantasy and disney over 3d woman cuz i like my woman real lol.
I'll take two girls in thongs beating the snot out of each other, over exploring some fantasy land as Donald Duck ANYTIME!!!!!!!
gamespot didn't make it sound like a future kingdom hearts is coming to 360......Square Enix in an interview made it sound like kingdon hearts is coming to 360. People should calm down. I would multi-port the game too. You all realize people are trying to make money in this world right?
I'm glad the console people are happy. Virtually nothing is there for the PC *sadness* Looking forward to getting the time to play Oblivion though.
Oblivion should keep me busy until Fall, with Burnout Revenge by its side. I'll be making my next purchase when Splinter Cell Double Agent or Saint's Row is released.
I read the same thing on game informer that there is a high possibility that the xbox 360 will get not only the final fantasy series but other Square enix titles such as Kingdom hearts thought i dont know why everyone likes the game so much besides the cool idea of disney characters and stuff in the game the gamplay and story are fairly weak i beat the 1st one i might beat the 2nd one it depends if my friend gets it because i wont. Final fantasy would be could but they are more like movies because the gameplay is just to extend the games life rather then add to the experience when i played part 9-10 i just rushed it so that i could finish the stories because i got tiered of the fighting system from 1-8 minus 5 i never got to play five except on an emulator but it sucked hard so i stoped playing.
LoL I am just glad there is more choices with my 360 now even tho I am not a big DW fan and rumble roses looks like uhh a dumb down DOA4 Far cry looks intresting, as for KH on 360 maybe in the future not anytime soon Square is talking about multiconsoling its dragon warriors and final fantasy games and that new ps3 mmo will probably be multiconsole also so why not KH too? but like i said no worries sony fan boi it will probably be the offcial sequel to KH not the weird one that they are hinting at.. they are a company too and its a SMART desecion to multiconsole if it is cheap enough to do so with ps2 and xbox the programming was completely different and so they never did (except FF8 & FF7 with the computer) but times change and square is losing money so i see all their games multiconsole.. later on in the 360 life
Got a little scared there. I thought they meant the next KH was coming to the 360. i'd much rather it stick with the cartoony graphics than any real human looking graphics. I feel much better now that i read the article. :D
PC =9 - - PS2 =8 - - - - - - XboX=4 - - XboX360=4 - - GC=2 - - DS= 2 - - PSP= 2 - -GBA=2 PS2 will be supported for a few more years. PS2 has been out over 5 years and will be out 6 years when PS3 comes out!! PS3 will last just as long. Ya get your moneys worth with PS2!
I'm most excited about Franklin: Birthday Surprise! 10/10! Also Kingdom Hearts 2 and Black Bass Fishing.
dru26, YES. Sony's systems WILL keep their extremly high selling games featuring donald duck. I mean, they only sell better than Halo and GTA games (especially in Japan) and BTW-anybody who misread either the article's title or the article itself thinking KH1,2, or 3 would be comming to the 360 is a complete idiot. This says it all: "with the PlayStation 2 Disney-Square Enix crossover Kingdom Hearts II leading the pack of anticipated releases, followed closely by a quartet of Xbox 360 titles." Notice the part where it says PS2, THEN KH2......then "...followed closely by 360 titles" NOT "...followed closely by OTHER 360 titles"
WOW a Niew Neighbours form hell Is released I am going to Check It out. I can twait to get my hands on KH2
nothing too great coming out for the pc except for a half anticipated ubersoldier and full spectrum warrior-ten hammers but the 360 lineup looks fantastic cant wait for farcry and rumble roses bcoz of the scantily clad chicks
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