What's up loading down this week... there seems to be a new trend toward releasing multiple titles in a new franchise at the same time, instead of spacing them out over multiple weeks; perhaps the goal is to make a bigger initial splash in hopes of gaining some traction:
WiiWare -- Three new titles. Art Style: Rotozoa continues the series with a microscopic action-puzzler. And two games support The Tales of Bearsworth Manor debut -- Chaotic Conflicts and Puzzling Pages. Both revolve around placing animated paper bears into puzzle-picture environments, with one story about a boy named Pina and the other about a girl named Kina.
Wii Virtual Console -- Nothing new on the VC this week.
DSiWare -- Five new games again this week. Spin Six is a puzzle game with numbers instead of colored gewgaws. Puffins: Lets Fish! is an action game set in the natural world. Mega Words features a word scramble game, an anagram contest, and hangman. Super Swap is yet another puzzle game, clearly a popular genre on the handheld. And Legendary Wars: T-Rex Rumble is a RTS/tower defense hybrid challenging the player to lead a tribe of early humans (with magical shaman powers and dinosaurs, so it's not exactly a realistic simulation.)
XBox Live Arcade -- Just one new XBLA game last week, Space Ark, a family-friendly collect-'em-up.
Game Room -- A third week of games unlocks within Game Pack 005, including Atari's Air-Sea Battle and Activision's Chopper Command for the Atari 2600; Motocross, a rareish late-release title for the Intellivision; and coin-op arcade titles Konami's Ping Pong (not to be confused with generic Ping Pong), and the only game to feature the Atari Force from the DC comics, Liberator.
PS3 on PSN -- Lots of activity last week. Telltale Games' excellent Tales of Monkey Island arrived on the Playstation 3 as a full-season set. Catan also arrived, adapted from the popular tabletop strategy game and long popular on the XBox 360. And Rockin' Android debuted three indie Japanese twitch titles -- all bullet-hell shooters, entitled GundeadliGne, Gundemonium Recollection and Hitogata Happa.