Nintendo DS News
US and UK new releases for week ending Dec 21
By Stevie Smith Dec 17, 2007, 6:42 GMT
Videogame fans face a poor week of releases in the final seven days before Christmas. Credit: SEGA.
Although the Christmas period might well be driving the pockets (and frustrations) of those consumers presently hunting a certain Nintendo-made videogame console, but it would appear that software appeal is not something the industry is looking to magnify as December 25 looms – at least not in terms of new releases.
Specifically, while gamers in the US are looking at a rather lacklustre week of fresh titles, the poor buggers over in the UK will be receiving exactly ZERO new releases this week.
Those in the US can at least look forward to breaking the seasonal piggy bank for the videogame adaptation of Hollywood blockbuster The Golden Compass (PC), or the musical mayhem of Rock Band (PS2).
Nintendo once again avoids its labelling as a manufacturer that doesn’t put out software, with the introduction of Corvette Evolution GT and Warhammer 40k: Squad Command on the diminutive DS, while the Wii comes equipped with Indianapolis 500 Legends and Nights: Journey of Dreams. Xbox 360 and PS3 owners can sample a little off-road speed with MX vs. ATV: Untamed… but nothing else.
A handful of budget PC titles round out this final week prior to the arrival of Mr. Claus; not that frantic shoppers will likely care as they continue their quest to put a Wii beneath the tree for tiny Tim.
Jump for the full lists – for what they’re worth.
US New Releases:
Monday December 17
18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul (PC)
The Golden Compass (PC)
Tuesday December 18
Corvette Evolution GT (Nintendo DS)
Indianapolis 500 Legends (Nintendo Wii, DS)
Luxor: Pharoah’s Challenge (Nintendo DS, PSP)
Monopoly: Here & Now (PC)
MX vs. ATV: Untamed (Xbxo 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, DS)
Myth Makers: Super Kart GP (Nintendo Wii)
Nights: Journey of Dreams (Nintendo Wii)
Rock & Roll Jeopardy (PC)
Rock Band (PS2)
Rocket Bowl (PC)
The Sims 2: Bon Voyage (Mac)
Warhammer 40k: Squad Command (Nintendo DS)
Thursday December 20
Bratz: 4 Real (PC)
Elements of Destruction (Nintendo DS)
Friday December 21
Clue/Mouse Trap/Perfection/Aggrevation (Nintendo DS)
The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure (PC)
UK New Releases
Nothing? What the hell? Searches carried out through the release schedules posted at the likes of Amazon.co.uk, Eurogamer, and GAME return a big fat nothing, so gamers in the UK will sadly have to make do with whatever is presently residing in their disc trays. Sorry chaps.