It’s a very magical holiday season as both Christmas and Hanukkah fall upon the same release week. Will the December blues continue with yet another bah-humbug release week or could a release from a galaxy far far away have gamers yelling, “Ho, Ho, Ho”?
Unfortunately, console fans get nothing but downloadable games while portable gamers get NADA (Nothing And Don’t Ask).
The most publicized release this week is easily Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare’s massively multiplayer online role-playing game based in the Star Wars universe releases to much fanfare for the PC.
The big multiplat release this week is Trine 2, a side-scrolling action platform and puzzle gamel developed by Frozenbyte. The online co-op adventure will be available on PSN and XBLA this week.
Over the past five years it’s been abundantly clear that Zombies + almost anything = big $$$. So why not Zombies and Vampires? Vampires vs. Zombies has nothing to do with the Plants vs Zombies franchise, but will feature addictive game play in the vein of the Farm Frenzy franchise. It will be available this week for the PC.
Pick of the Week – I can’t deny the the amount of fun that can be enjoyed from online c0-op action. Which is one of the reason why Trine 2 deserves a good. At the same time, the attraction to an online mmorpg which takes place in the Star Wars Universe is undeniable, despite $15 a month subscription fees. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Check out the full list of releases below.
- Sonic CD (PSN)
- Trine 2 (PSN)
- Trine 2 (XBLA)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic CE
- Vampires vs. Zombies
Have a Happy Hanukkah and a Very Merry Christmas!