Hey! Remember all those delayed titles? Well they’re here now and they all come out the 15th! No. Seriously. Everything comes out November 15th. Everything.
…and that’s just the PS3! The 360 and the Wii also have plenty coming out that day too! So let’s get crackin’ and please excuse the more rough layout. Me and WordPress have been fighting over how we want these titles arranged every month.
Sonic Generations (360, PS3)
The Sonic Cycle is broken and Sonic is back in action. Sonic Generations features both classic 2D Sonic and Unleashed/Colors-style 2D/3D blended modern gameplay as well coupled with brilliant level design and intense speed. It’s short, but sweet.
Otomedius Excellent (360)
Holy crap it actually came out! Oh it had some shipping issues. Despite preordering I didn’t get my copy until a week later and I had to buy it from a different store but it is finally here. Let me make one thing clear though: this game is NOT the next Parodius. It is a middleground between Gradius and Parodius and does it’s own thing. The game is fun and the localization was incredibly well done with a nicely subtitled opening and ending sequence and running subtitles through the game. Considering the crap Konami had to go through to get this released on top of the fact that it’s selling for a budgeted $30? I highly recommend a purchase just on principal if you like shooters or anime. It’s good stuff.
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
New Mario, now in weird angled 3D! I’ve heard mixed things about this one but I’ll give it a look.
Fossil Fighters Champions (DS)
Never played the original but the screenshots for this Pokesaurus battling game look promising.
Kung Fu High Impact (Kinect)
Hey! Remember last year when the best Kinect game was on PS3 and was called Kung-Fu Live? Well now they’ve made a sequel that’s actually for the Kinect! This is a good thing as while Kung-Fu Live was fun when it worked, the Playstation Eye alone is not good at blue-screening your body out. Meanwhile that’s one of the few things the Kinect is good at! Unfortunately, it’s a full priced boxed release now rather than a $10 download.
Hey! New Shinobi for the 3DS…although it does look a touch questionable!
Medival Moves: Deadmund’s Quest (PS3)
From the makers of Sports Champions comes a rail slasher/shooter starring the Tech Demo Skeleton fighting secret characters from Sports Champions! You know what? I’ll take it just because the controls are freaking amazing. Also, is that Brian Blessed as the king?!
Rayman Origins (PS3, 360, Wii)
4-Player Rayman jumps on the 2D revival bandwagon! You’ll hear no complaints from me!
Saints Row: The Third (360, PS3)
Saints Row may not look like the kind of game I’d enjoy at first. I mean it’s a thug gangsta wanna-be simulation, right? Wrong. Beneath it’s thuggish exterior lies a game for everyone that truly understand how a sandbox should work. The second game was already everything I always wanted GTA to be and this third entry looks to be kicking everything up to eleven! …except the clothing customization.
Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics (Wii)
Hey! The Winter Olympics turned out pretty good! I’ll definitely give this a look.
Zelda: Skywards Sword (Wii)
Finally! A Zelda with motion based sword controls! Or, in short, what the Wii should have launched with! I mean has anyone else noticed that up until this point Nintendo had yet to release a full game that utilizes motion control? In fact, Skyward Sword was originally going to be button based! That makes me worry about the quality of the motion control.
Sonic Generations (3DS)
Even more Sonic Generations for you! No it’s not a port, the 3DS release is an entirely different game with the same concept but different stages. In Japan they even have different names: Sonic Generations White Void and Black Void! Considering how amazing the console one is, I can’t wait to get my hands on this!
Tekken Hybrid (PS3)
If you thought the live action Tekken movie was bad, brace yourselves! Tekken Hybrid is a double pack of Tekken Tag Tournament HD and the CG Movie Tekken Bloodline Rebellion…which is actually worse than the live action film! No, seriously, I’ve seen it. Nearly the entire movie is Xiaoyu and Alisa stalking a living Mac Guffin with lesbian overtones and very little actual fighting only to end on a completely absurd DBZ-esque battle that involves 3 characters who have done nothing the entire rest of the movie. That’s not even getting into the fact that the film went from making some vague degree of sense to suddenly having a million plotholes just in that last battle! It’s…some bizarre kind of So Bad It’s Good that I absolutely must own.
The King of Fighters XIII (PS3, 360)
Speaking of fighting games with So Bad It’s Good movies made about them (seriously, the KOF movie is amazing!), the latest KOF finally comes out with amazing 2D graphics! Color me interested!