Monday, March 30, 2009

This Week's New Video Games

It looks like a great week for Nintendo gamers with several notable new releases due for the Wii and DS. Don't worry Xbox and PS players, you've got a few gems coming soon, which we will tell you all about next week.

Until then, here are our picks from this week's crop;

Backyard Baseball '10 (Wii, rated Everyone)
Combining all the elements of a realistic sports title with the thrilling action of a crazy arcade game, Backyard Baseball '10, is the ultimate kids' baseball experience with new fields, detailed graphics, precise game controls, and a beefed up MLB roster.

Bejeweled 2 Jewel Case Edition (Mac, rated Everyone)
The classic game of gem-swapping is now available for MAC gamers. Bejeweled 2 features four unique ways to play. Solve handcrafted brain teasers in puzzle mode while up against the clock or kick back, relax, and enjoy endless mode. With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems, and dazzling special effects.

Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves (Wii, rated Everyone)
Dance Dance Revolution features classic Disney characters and 40 Disney songs that we all know and love. Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves combines the mega-popular Dance Dance Revolution dancing phenomenon with content that is cool and relevant with today's youth.

Don King Boxing (DS, Wii, rated Teen)
Don King Boxing is equal parts sports simulation and true boxing drama that takes place both inside and outside the ring. The action within the squared-circle accurately mimics the sport’s tactics and hard knocks by allowing players to create angles and openings using a full arsenal of true 3D motion captured movement and punch mechanics.

Fashion Studio: Paris Collection (DS, rated Everyone)
Open your own studio in the heart of Paris, the capital of high fashion. Now you can create complete high-end fashion designs – from couture gowns to accessories – and display them in your very own boutique. Whether you are designing for the store window or the Paris runway, you’ll mix colors, textures, and motifs to meet fashion challenges, expand your design house, and make your mark in the world of fashion.

Gardening Mama (DS, rated Everyone)
Gardening Mama transforms the DS stylus into a universal gardening tool that players will use to plant, nurture and harvest flowers, fruits and vegetables. Gamers can manage their garden through the seeding, blooming and maturation phases, and then produce items from the plants they've grown (i.e. grow strawberries to make jam or raise pumpkins and then carve a jack-`o-lantern).