Monday, May 30, 2011

The LoadDown - 05/30/2011

It's Memorial Day, and I almost forgot to fill you in on what's new on the wire...

WiiWare -- One new game and one free demo this week.  FAST - Racing League is a futuristic racer with more than a few ideas and elements borrowed from Psygnosis' classic wipEout.  There's also a free downloadable trial version of BIT.TRIP VOID, another in Aksys' retro-style series.

Wii Virtual Console -- Hudson continues its Virtual console support with the SNES game Super Adventure Island, another in the popular series that also put in appearances on the NES and TurboGrafx-16.

DSiWare -- Three new games this week, but the 3DS shop is still coming soon.  House M.D. - Globetrotting puts the characters from the popular TV series House into a T-rated investigative crime-solving game.  B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel is the first of a planned series of isometric-perspective squad-based shooters.  Valet Parking 1989 is a humorous 80s-themed driving/time-management/puzzle game.

XBox Live Arcade -- One new game last week - Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale, an action/RPG set in the classic role-playing universe's Forgotten Realms environment, with multiplayer support.  It appears to be an attempt to do what Baldur's Gate did so well, and it's been a while since an official D&D game was released, but critical reaction has not been kind to this intended first game of a trilogy.

PS3 on PSN -- What is going on here, Sony?  There's been nothing for the month of May, although the month does still have a few days left in it and the last day of the month is a Tuesday.

PSOne Classics -- Nothing new here this week.

1 comment:

  1. Daggerdale needs a BIG patch! Tons of game-breaking bugs and glitches mar what could be a decent game, even if only for D&D fans.