New Releases – April 2011

Had a good March? I hope you all like your shiny new 3DSes because we’re getting only ONE GAME for them this month and I don’t even care about it! Then again, there’s very little coming out this month. We won’t really be seeing many new releases again until next month, when we get the rest of the 3DS “launch window” titles. This month’s star title is obviously the new Mortal Kombat. Duke Nukem Trilogy (well known for having the Best Trailer Ever) and Patapon 3 are coming as well for those that care. As for me, well, let’s take a look:


Week 3

Fantastic Pets (Kinect)

At first glance, Fantastic Pets looks like nothing more than a Kinectimals clone. This makes sense though as Kinectimals is generally considered the second or third best game on Kinect. However, if you ever actually played Kinectimals, you would know that it wasn’t actually a virtual pet at all but rather just a (really annoying) mini-game collection with a pet interface. Fantastic Pets promises to be something closer to an actual virtual pet that allows us to play with fictional creatures and supposedly even make our own. With little else to play on the Kinect, I am somewhat intrigued.


Week 4

Mortal Kombat (360, PS3)

I was a little wary of the new Mortal Kombat at first. Midway is gone and the team has no doubt undergone a massive shake up. However, at the same time, I never felt the core MK crew knew anything about fighters and it was their programmers that worked all the magic. So really, any Mortal Kombat is a crap shoot. Luckily a demo hit the PS3 and I can safely confirm that the game is decent/good for a Mortal Kombat. Those expecting a “true 2.5D experience” will be disappointed though as, to be blunt, it plays like MK vs DCU minus the Z-axis. That’s hardly a bad thing though as MK vs DCU was actually a good game, just lacking in MK’s trademark blood and gore. Rest assured, the new MK definitely beings on the gore.

The Kore Gang (Wii)

Can’t get enough of the letter K? The Kore Gang is a platformer for Wii about a group of kids that are fighting back against creatures from the Earth’s core. What at first appears to be nothing more than a random Wii platformer though is, in actuality, a game that has been in development for 10 years! According to Wikipedia the game was originally conceived by an ex-Shiny employee who founded his own company to work on the game. It was scheduled for a 2003 release on the original XBox. However financial problems prevented it’s release, until SnapDragon Games bought the rights for it and finished it for the Wii. It already came out in Germany and has purportedly received favorable reviews, so this might be one to keep an eye on.

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