WiiWare -- One new title this week: 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, a fast-paced cartoon platformer where the player utilizes several gnomes with different abilities. Judging from the trailer, this is no Lost Vikings; the game's sheer speed appears to present more of a memorization/reflex challenge.
Wii Virtual Console -- Quiet again, its long silence only briefly broken by last week's release of Strider.
DSiWare -- Oh, boy! It's
3DS eShop -- One new game, Dillon's Rolling Western, pitting a rolling armadillo sheriff against a variety of bizarre Western creatures, with an interesting mix of tower-defense and direct assault. There's also a free demo of the upcoming 3DS retail title nintendogs + cats -- everything's better with cats!
XBox Live Arcade -- A downloadable House Party followup to a very solid XBox 360 game arrives: Alan Wake's American Nightmare. Officially, it's not a sequel to the original -- just another story set in the horror-soaked Alan Wake universe. Not much of a party game, really -- wandering through creepy, dark woods and caverns fighting off deadly enemies who fortunately suffer from crippling light sensitivity -- but that's the promotion du jour.
PS3 on PSN -- No new titles this week, but Sony's a bit preoccupied with the PSP Vita launch.
Vita on PSN -- Honestly, I'm still debating whether to cover the Vita in detail here; it's going to be confusing, as Sony is focusing heavily on downloadable games, some of which are also being made available at retail. But I will note that Plants vs. Zombies is new on the downloadable Vita store, and a good fit for portable play.
PSOne Classics -- Quiet here as well.
Notable on Steam -- Not a lot this week, but given the XBLA schedule, I should note that the original Alan Wake made its PC debut this week, followed days later by a round of sorely-needed patches. Hopefully it's stabilizing now.