Monday, September 14, 2009

This Week's New Video Games

Typically, over the Summer months, we see a slowdown in the number of games released each week. However, as Fall arrives so do the number of games hitting the store shelves. There are close to 40 new games arriving in stores this week and following are our picks of the best family-friendly and youth oriented games for you to keep a eye out for.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (DS, PC, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii. rated Everyone)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs the video game is based on the Sony Pictures Animation movie, and on the best-selling children’s book about food falling from the sky. Gameplay is a fun-filled adventure where kids can engage in a hilarious food fights and have fun with food in a way that they can’t in real life.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS. rated Everyone)
Enter the belly of the beast with the Mario Brothers! In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful tricks Bowser into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to begin inhaling everything around him, including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach! Do the Mario Bros. have the guts to rescue Peach and escape?

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii. rated Teen)
The highly anticipated sequel to 2006’s Marvel:Ultimate Alliance—heralded as the best Marvel Super Hero game of all time, and selling more than 4 million units worldwide—is finally here with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. Inspired by the acclaimed Marvel Civil War storyline, this action-RPG delivers once again on a colossal cast of characters, thrilling gameplay and impassioned alliances.

Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 (DS. rated Teen)
With 34 playable characters, this year's Naruto roster has seen a completely new upgrade, including all-new attacks and character specific cinematic jutsu moves. The game also introduces Quest Mode, allowing players to take on the role of their favorite ninja and travel through tough mazes to battle and defeat opponents to improve character performance and level up.

NHL 10 (PS3, Xbox 360. rated Everyone 10+)
The 18th version of EA Sports' popular NHL video game, NHL 10 is loaded with features sure to please both established fans of the series and its community, as well as those coming to it for the first time.

NHL 2K10 (PS2, PS3, Xbox 350, Wii. rated Everyone 10+)

NHL 2K10 redefines the sports gaming experience with a new emphasis on social gaming. Whether you're a die-hard NHL fan or a casual player, NHL 2K10's combination of pick-up-and-play controls ensuring accessibility, the game's true-to-life professional hockey authenticity and its variety of on and off-line multiplayer modes promise hours of entertainment for every gamer, regardless of experience level.

Scribblenauts (DS. rated Everyone 10+)
In Scribblenauts, players use the Nintendo DS touch-screen to help their character Maxwell acquire the Starite in each level by solving a series of puzzles armed with their stylus, notepad and imagination. Players jot down the word for any object that comes to mind in order to reach the goal. Every object behaves as it would in the real world, and the game contains tens of thousands of words that can be used to solve puzzles.

Toy Story Mania (Wii. rated Everyone)
Inspired by the Disney/Pixar feature film Toy Story and the 4D Toy Story Mania! attraction that launched at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort last year. Join all the classic Toy Story characters in Toy Story Mania! as Woody, Buzz and the gang stage their own zany, fun-filled carnival. Toy Story Mania! allows players to participate in familiar and all-new carnival-inspired shooting galleries and win top prizes in mini-games. The game features multiplayer competitive and cooperative modes supporting up to two players, providing hours of fun.