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New Releases for the Week of July 3rd, 2011


Between Earth Defense Force‘s procession of insects, Ape Escape‘s simian-capturing, as well as Reel Fishing Paradise‘s and Fishdom‘s marine-centered diversions, animals are clearly the stars of this week’s new releases. Rumor has it that even the re-release of Mafia II has some beguiling aquatic activities, as players make a few enemies ‘sleep with the fishes”.

360
Dead Block (XBLA)
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Mafia II: Director’s Cut

PS3
Dead Block (PSN)
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Playstation Move: Ape Escape (PSN)
Resistance Dual Pack (Greatest Hits)

Wii
JustJam

3DS
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D

DS
Fishdom
Jewel Match

PSP
No Releases

PC
Dead Block
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising
The Chosen

DesertEagle’s Pick: While I’m not an entomophobic, I did find gentle gratification with Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon‘s bug-quashing. Unlike my colleagues who seemed bored to tears, the thrill of a steady arsenal of weapons is enough for me to offer a guarded recommendation.

BlueSwim’s Pick: After 195 hours and counting of Earth Defense Force 2017, there’s no way I can’t recommend Insect Armageddon. It may have a new developer, a new location, and new enemy designs, but I’m certain that the B-movie charm that the series is known for will still be alive and well in my most anticipated game of the year. My birthday can’t come soon enough.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: Yikes, slim pickin’s this week. I was unwhelmed by Earth Defence Force at E3, but when it’s contemporaries are Fishdom and Jewel Match, I suppose “underwhelming” is this week’s “must have”.

Samurage’s Pick: Nothing this week really grabs my eye, so I’m saving up for the games coming up later in the month. And I already pre-ordered Catherine.  AND I’m still waiting to get From Dust on XBLA–has anyone else had problems with that?  Anyway, guess I’ll just stick to Plants vs. Zombies for this week.

About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.

43 comments

  1. How much is Mafia II: Director’s Cut going to be?

    Oh, yeah and FIRST!

  2. Thanks for the info, but I don’t think insects are animals. They are insects.

    • I beg to differ. Insects are classified under the kingdom “Animalia”, and are therefore animals.

  3. What PS3 owner doesn’t have the first two resistance games?

  4. how much is Ape Escape selling for? I hope no more than $20 for a o-rails shooter.

  5. Insect Armageddon is the only thing interesting, and it’s not a game I would probably like.

  6. Deagle, your pick should be to save your money for Catherine next week.

  7. Yup, that’s my thought. Nothing this week really grabs my eye, so I’m saving up for the games coming up later in the month. And I already pre-ordered Catherine 🙂

  8. “Reel” Fishing Paradise 3D. Grown.

  9. I’ll probably buy something tomorrow for my day off on Monday.

  10. Please tell me why Earth Defense Force: 2017 was so popular? I played it and each level seemed the same, just with different weapons.

    • Ever watch a Godzilla movie? It’s the same kind of “cheesy goodness” that makes EDF enjoyable.

      • I like Godzilla fine enough, but shooting the same gun over and over again until I got a new one was a bit of a bore to me.

        • Are you talking about EDF or Gear of War or Halo?

        • If you’re playing the game with one gun, you either haven’t found a better one or are playing the game “wrong”. EDF 2017 is a weapons grind series and that’s why most people play so much of it. There’s a huge difference between each gun. Huge. Some may have more ammo, but do less damage or have a slower rate-of-fire.

          • I might be wrong but it sounds a bit like Monster Hunter. Why wouldn’t NOLA like this more?

  11. I’m still debating on Supergay. I might have to buy it this week.

    http://www.hookedgamers.com/blogs/markbarley/2011/07/02/get_your_gay_on_with_supergay.html

  12. kind of a crappy week.

  13. SeanNOLA, I love your grumpiness.

  14. if thats a screen from the game, Insect Armageddon looks better,

  15. Dont Drop Da Soap

    Just Rape Escape for me.

  16. Shouldn\’t Deagle be the grumpy old man?

  17. Gainsville Greg

    NCAA Football 12 next week.

  18. buy Fishdom and the animals win.

  19. Deagle and Blue know where its at. I trust those too. But Catherine does look cool too.

  20. Looks liek you guys are split on EDF:IA. I hope there’s a double review!

  21. Hey guys, my pick of the week, once again is Capt. Forever. BTW- This will be my pick forever, or at least until Rocking Android brings out Chibishooter DX: Superdeformed Bo-Taoshi Crazy Part 3 for the PS7.

  22. Have you guys seen that replica Roman soldier helmet that comes with the Gods & Heroes collector’s edition?

  23. It looks like an amazing war game. I would be buying this one soon.

  24. Insect Armagedeon for me.

  25. How much is Mafia 2 going to be?

  26. Nothing for me this week.

  27. Crappy week for games.

  28. Looks good to me.

  29. I might get EDF: IA