Thursday, 13 December 2007

This week's UK releases (14th to 20th December)

Every Thursday, I report on what is being released this week on all consoles. Releases are subject to last minute delays and changes.

Half-Life 2: The Orange Box
The Elder Scrolls Oblivion - Game of the Year

The Legend of Spyro - The Eternal Night

Mr Bean

Space Force - Captains
The Golden Compass

Disgaea - Afternoon of Darkness
The Golden Compass
Wipeout Pulse

Source: Eurogamer

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Everybody's Golf 5 chips up to Europe and US

It's been almost an eternity for this game to arrive after the Japanese release but the wait is almost over. The US recently announced that EG5 (Hot Shots Golf 5 in the US) was coming out in March 2008 and Sony Europe also confirmed that they hope to bring the game here around the same time. EG5 is the PS3 incarnation of the great EG series and supports online play (so did EG4 on the PS2 but I didn't have online facilities back then).

Source: Eurogamer

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Trailer: Disgaea 3 trailer

This trailer is apparently on the Japanese PSN so you may get some better quality there. For those of us who are just dreaming about PS3's and Disgaea, we'll have to make do with a Gametrailers trailer...

Oh, and remember that PSP fans can get a dose of Disgaea this week when Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness is unleashed on Friday.

Source: NeoGAF

Edit: Gametrailers have the new trailer up and I trust their quality a lot more than Youtube obviously...

Jealousy ensues as Patapon is up for US release in February [Update: Europe too]

The American people can celebrate hard as Patapon was given a release (month) date of February 2008. The game, from the makers of LocoRoco, sees the little Patapon characters fighting all sorts of things based on the sounds of drums. It's up to you to direct them on how to fight or advance.

Annoyingly, there's no confirmation of a European release yet (hence the jealousy) but you certainly shouldn't be worried. This news story did come after SCEE went home for the night. Surely it'll be announced tomorrow. Please?!

[Update: The game has been confirmed for Europe in "a similar time-frame" to the US version. It is fully confirmed for Europe, delayed or not]

Source: Joystiq, Eurogamer

Monday, 10 December 2007

Last week (3rd to 9th December)

Well, with Christmas coming up, news stories are thin on the ground. This week did see the rolling Square-Enix train of releases continue with a European release announcement of the previously titled "It's a Wonderful World" (now called "The World Ends With You"). Then, there was more clarification of the Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings release date for Europe as it was apparently put at 15th February 2008. The week was helped along with the first official trailer for Patapon which comes out in Japan this month. Finally, we had a standard list of this week's UK releases.