Another pre-Christmas December week means another quiet and sparse week of releases. If not for the release featuring a true video game icon, this week would be considered a complete wash. Let’s look at the highlights, or lack thereof, for this week.

Yep you’ve guessed it, the most high profile release this week is the anticipated  for the 3DS. Although it releases today (not technically in my covered release week),  I left it off last week and it is definitely worth a mention.

If you are into the whole dance game phenomena then you have certainly heard of the Just Dance series.  continues where it’s predecessors left off with new songs and this time allowing a quartet of dancers. While it released in November for the Wii and Xbox 360, this week at long last includes the release for the PS3.

Released to critical acclaim for the SNES in 1994, was a landmark title for the role-playing genre and is now considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time. In 1999, Sony’s PlayStation was the lucky recipient of a slightly modified port. Now, via PSN, Final Fantasy VI is available for both the PS3 and PSP.

Pick of the Week: There are quite a few things to consider this week. For one thing, my girlfriend is a big fan of the Just Dance series and consequently, I am definitely a fan of the results. Let’s face it, pretty much anything that helps girls to tone up deserves praise, but you will never find me playing it.

Final Fantasy VI is a great game and deserves the praise heaped upon it through the years. Unfortunately, it may seem a little dated to many gamers.

Although I don’t have a 3DS and will probably never purchase another portable system, I can’t deny that I put in more hours of play into Mario Kart Wii than I did in any other game for Nintendo’s  motion control system - Mario Kart 7.

Check out the full list of this week’s releases below:

PlayStation 3

  • 4-in-1 Action Pack
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSN)
  • Just Dance 3
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

Xbox 360

  • Defense Grid: Your Monster
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

Wii

  • Drawsome Tablet
  • Fortune Street
  • Oregon Trail
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

PC

  • Defense Grid: Your Monster
  • Field of Glory: Decline and Fall
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

3DS

  • F1 2011
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Nano Assault
  • Oregon Trail
  • Outdoor Unleashed Africa 3D
  • Outdoor Unleashed Alaska 3D
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

DS

  • 7 Wonders: Treasures of Seven
  • Face Racers: Photo Finish

PSP

  • Final Fantasy VI (PSN)