New releases for the week of 2009-04-13...
It seems every major game release of late comes in at least two forms: the plain, vanilla version of the game that looks like every other game on the shelf, and the big, fancy, pack-in laced, appropriately expensive "Collector's Edition". Resident Evil 5 had one, Gears of War 2 had one, Halo 3 had one, Metal Gear Solid 4 had one, and so on. If there's a major game release to be exploited, you'd better believe it will be, sometimes in three or four unique editions for the sake of capitalizing on the various levels of anticipation that the given game's fanbase will be experiencing in the days leading up to release.
But yeah, there's a collector's edition for this. Really? A new, PC-only IP? Apparently so - the collector's edition comes with a soundtrack, a poster, and a pewter figurine that you'll be able to eBay for beaucoup bucks if this thing takes off. Besides, can you really have too many pewter figurines in your house?
Enjoy the holiday week, whether you're off or not. Play some games, sure, but then go out and enjoy the sun. It's out there. It'd be a shame to waste it.
Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled (14 April)
C.O.R.E. (14 April)
Dokapon Journey (14 April)
The Dark Spire (14 April)
Imagine: Makeup Artist (17 April)
Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II (14 April)
Escape The Museum (14 April)
Samurai Shodown Anthology (14 April)
North American Hunting (Sure Shot Bundle) (17 April)
Guitar Hero: Metallica (14 April)
M&Ms Adventure (14 April)
DCS: Black Shark (13 April)
City of Heroes: Architect Edition (14 April)
Demigod (14 April)
Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason (15 April)
Marvelous Mystery: 6 Pack (15 April)
Still Life 2 (15 April)