PSP and DS titles, kid-friendly games dominate releases Down Under.
Aussie companies are leading the games charge this week, with developers IR Gurus and Tantalus both releasing new titles. IR Gurus' fighter pilot game Heatseeker, which launched for the PS2 and Wii earlier this year, is making its way to the PSP, while Tantalus' horse simulator Pony Friends lands on the Nintendo DS on June 1.
Fans of old-school remakes will be happy with the release of Impossible Mission for the PSP and DS. The original Impossible Mission came out in 1984 for the Commodore 64 and was one of the first games to feature in-game voice acting. The Wii and PS2 versions of the game are currently slated for release in late June.
In next-gen console news, Spider-Man 3 for the PlayStation 3 is finally being released four weeks after it came out on every other platform. Despite receiving mixed reviews, Spider-Man 3 managed to make its way into the top 10 games for the Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS during the week of May 14 to May 20.
And if you're a parent, there's plenty coming out this week to entertain the young ones, with Buzz! Junior: RoboJam for the PS2, Danny Phantom Urban Jungle for the DS, and Bionicle Heroes all set for release.
On the platinum front, EyeToy: Play Sports for the PS2 is being rereleased at a discount price for the PlayStation 2.
This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer and publisher information--actual dates may vary).
May 28, 2007
No releases scheduled
May 29, 2007
No releases scheduled
May 30, 2007
Spider-Man 3 (PS3)
May 31, 2007
Smash Court Tennis 3 (PSP)
Buzz! Junior: RoboJam (PS2)
Bionicle Heroes (Wii)
Danny Phantom Urban Jungle (DS)
Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge (PS2)
Impossible Mission (DS, PSP)
Super Fruitfall (PS2)
Wow...talk about bad journalism. Do the folks who put together "Shipping Out" actually play games or read GameSpot articles at all? I mean - Spidey 3 has been out for awhile. It's sitting next to my PS3 even as I type this. Someone's sooo fired.
pony friends? does it get any more cupcake than that? lol. ah well...i'm sure they'll be top 5 sellers in japan. lol.
GOD YES, PONY FRIENDS AND DANNY PHANTOM!!!!!!!! I mean, really, why cant this idiots stop makeing crappy games.....
Yeah I have had Spider-Man 3 for the PS3 since it came out in early May.... So I have had it for 3 weeks. Idiots here got it wrong. lol it even says May 4 as the release date on this page! That is the true date....
ys i agreee it's a boring week right now. Why did they leave out the bigger titles like Mario Party 8 or MK armeggedon.
Mario Strikers Charged (7th June), Pokemon D/P (21st June) and Mario Party 8 (July 5th). That will finally end this big name game drought we are currently in. There is also word that Corruption and Galaxy could make it here in September. Forza 2 is out here in June 14th, Dirt on 29th June, GTA in October, Halo 3 on the 25th August. So the rest of the year looks much better.
no 360 games no ps3 games and one wii game. OMG WII DROUGHT! Yep that was as stupid as most fanboys. :)
The DS isnt just for kids, just a ton of games are marketed to them. If you havent noticed though, its not that the PSP has worse games, its just that they are much more familiar. The DS games are a lot different than what you would normally play and thats it. I dont care which one succeds i have em both.
Um...did that guy just say the DS was failing? I'd like to remind you, Ices100, that the DS has greatly outsold the PSP ever since it's release. Call me when you find you second joystick, buddy.
These games for DS continues to prove it's a toy for little kids. PSP on the other hand is more appealing to young adult gamers like me. Anyway, I got Crush yesterday. It's so awesome! LOL Oh that's why it's failing, and this game came out over 20 yrs ago on the pc genius.
These games for DS continues to prove it's a toy for little kids. PSP on the other hand is more appealing to young adult gamers like me. Anyway, I got Crush yesterday. It's so awesome!
Seconded, Tyralyon. What's big that's happening in Australia? Maybe they're just getting ponies...lucky bastards...
Could someone please enlighten me why Gamespot has put such a huge focus on what's going on in Australia the past few months? We get more charts, news and so on than we get from any other region, including the US. It's nice to know what goes on down there, but I hardly ever see any charts or anything involving Europe.
What a stupid mistake by GameSpot... >_> Spider-Man 3 has been released for PS3 for a while now... the only console missing Spidey is the PSP.
Wait a minute!!!! Didn't Spider-man 3 already came out for the PS3? this makes no sense!!! I mean I saw game stores already put that game onto shelves
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