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TWiG 2008-05-12: Enter the Drones

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Monday, May 12, 2008
New releases for the week of 2008-05-12...
This is Pop.  You pop bubbles.  I guarantee it's more fun than it sounds.

This is Pop.  You pop bubbles.  I guarantee
it’s more fun than it sounds.


Oh, I know, WiiWare is out this week, but I already posted about that at length.  Given the list of WiiWare releases, LostWinds certainly looks like the one to get (though Pop is a nice surprise for WiiWare release day)...I certainly know what I’m doing when I get home from the day job today.


So…is there anything that’s not WiiWare worth picking up today?  Well…you fans of Narnia-related stuff are in for a treat, as you get a game to go along with your movie this week.  Released for pretty much every major system (except the PSP, oddly), Prince Caspian looks just about the same as any other movie-related game this week.  Hudson’s releasing Deca Sports, which actually seems kind of fun, not to mention that it’s the first Wii curling experience available, which may make it a must-buy.  Come on!  Curling!  Who doesn’t like curling? 


Atlus's Drone Tactics.

Atlus’s Drone Tactics.


Still, the DS looks like the software platform of choice if you’re not into downloadables this week.  For one, Myst is finally making its way off the PC.  I mean, it only took 13 years.  Still, I have to give this week’s cookie to Atlus, who is abnormally active for this time of year.  Do you like bugs?  Do you like robots?  Do you like tactical warfare?  If you answered yes to the previous three questions, there is no way that you will not like Drone Tactics.  Honestly, it looks like a can’t miss formula on paper, as you get to customize your little bug things to your hearts content and sic ‘em on (presumably) evil robot bug things.  Okay, I honestly have no idea if the thing will be any good, but Atlus + Robot Bugs + Turn-Based Strategy should = AWESOME.  I hope that equation holds.


The full list of releases and a Drone Tactics trailer are hidden after the jump.  CLICK IT:
  
Wii:


WiiWare Extravaganza!:
  Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as King (2008-05-12)
  LostWinds (2008-05-12)
  Defend Your Castle (2008-05-12)
  Pop (2008-05-12)
  V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack (2008-05-12)
  TV Show King (2008-05-12)


Castle of Shikigami III (2008-05-13)
Deca Sports (2008-05-13)
We Ski (2008-05-13)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008-05-15)



PS2:


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008-05-15)



Xbox 360:


Assault Heroes 2 (2008-05-14)
Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus (2008-05-14)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008-05-15)



PS3:


Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus (2008-05-15)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008-05-15)



DS:


Drone Tactics (2008-05-13)
Myst (2008-05-13)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008-05-15)



PC:


Baseball Mogul 2009 (2008-05-13)
Ford Racing: Off Road (2008-05-13)



PSP:


Nothing!

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