by Jeff McKinney (follow me on Twitter)
We have something for everyone in this week's picks of the best new games arriving in stores. Kids and Pokemon fans will love Fossil Fighters while anyone looking for an active challenge will enjoy Active Life. Finally, are you ready for some football because the latest Madden game is here!
Fossil Fighters (DS, rated Everyone)
Welcome to Vivosaur Island, home of the world-famous Fossil Stadium, where dinosaurs revived from ancient fossils fight in thrilling battles! As a Fossil Fighter, you'll dig up dinosaur fossils, clean them, and revive them into powerful "vivosaurs," ready to battle. In your adventures, you'll delve into ancient ruins, explore sunken pirate ships, and uncover secrets that will shake the planet to its core!
Active Life: Extreme Challenge (Wii, rated Everyone)
Showcasing more than a dozen unique activities, from wakeboarding to rock climbing and base jumping, Active Life: Extreme Challenge promises to keep players pulses pounding and hearts pumping with each new event. Combining the exclusive mat controller with a Wii Remote not only provides active and fun gameplay but also an experience that burns calories.
In Madden NFL 10, you will join the fight and experience firsthand what it is like to fight for every yard. With the all-new Pro-Tak animation technology you will have more control over the outcome of every play than ever before. Whether driving your receiver towards the first down, or battling for a fumble at the bottom of a pile, the play won't be over until the whistle blows.