New Release Rundown ~ Week of 5/23/2010

By Chad Awkerman

May 25, 2010

This is a great week for racing fans, as we see games we’ve waited a while for hit store shelves like Blur and ModNation Racers. I won’t say it is written in stone or anything, but I think Sony’s new kart racer might give a certain Mario-themed game in the same genre a run for its money. However, Mario has much bigger fish to fry this week, with the much-heralded release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii.

If you’re a sports fan, UFC 2010 Undisputed is coming  your way and, for fans of RPGs you have Atlus’ Hexyz Force for the PSP, which I’ve heard is some pretty sweet old-school RPG action. Last, but not least, I have to nod my hat at the latest EVE Online expansion, Tyrannis, which has been delayed a little bit, but will be available for download this week.

All in all a pretty solid week as we head into the summer months. Check out the full list below and let us know what is tickling your fancy this week!

Nintendo DS

  • Advanced Circuits (5/24)
  • Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper (5/24)
  • Metal Torrent (5/24)
  • World Poker Tour: Texas Hold ‘Em (5/24)
  • Let’s Play Flight Attendant (5/25)
  • Monster Frenzy (5/25)
  • Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers (5/25)
  • Let’s Play Garden (5/25)
  • Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force – Herbert’s Revenge (5/25)
  • Witch’s Wish (5/25)
  • Tetris Party Delux (5/25)
  • Dawn of Heroes (5/25)
  • Colour Cross (5/25)

iPhone OS

  • Phoenix Wright (5/24)
  • Knight Rider (5/24)

Windows PC

  • Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers (5/25)
  • Blur (5/25)
  • EVE Online: Tyrannis (5/26)
  • Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection (5/28)

PlayStation 3

  • Blur (5/25)
  • UFC 2010 Undisputed (5/25)
  • ModNations Racers (5/25)
  • Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype (5/25)

PlayStation Portable

  • Pinball Heroes Bundle 2 (5/25)
  • ModNation Racers (5/25)
  • Hexyz Force (5/25)

Nintendo Wii

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (5/23)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (5/24)
  • Art Style: Light Trax (5/24)
  • Viral Survival (5/24)
  • Let’s Paint (5/25)
  • Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers (5/25)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earrings (5/25)
  • Let’s Play Garden (5/25)
  • Tetris Party Delux (5/25)
  • Pirates PlundArrr (5/25)
  • City Builder (5/25)

Xbox 360

  • Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers (5/25)
  • UFC 2010 Undisputed (5/25)
  • Blur (5/25)
  • Ben 10: Alien Force – The Rise of Hex (5/26)
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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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