[Weekly Watch] May 15, 2011

Noire Shot 1

Gamers this week can look forward to lots of traveling, whether it be to different times in Chrono Trigger and L.A. Noire or the Zion National Park in Fallout: New Vegas’ expansion, Honest Hearts. It’s hard to bring myself to support the virtual console release of Chrono Trigger, considering how many releases of the game there’ve been without a proper remake, but perhaps my subconscious will once again trick me into believing a purchase will persuade Square Enix into finally remaking it.

Note: PS3 DLC Releases are tentative based on PSN’s network status.

Monday, May 16

Chrono Trigger Shot 1

Chrono Trigger (Wii)

  • Virtual console release of SNES time travelling classic
  • Features multiple endings based on decisions throughout
  • One of the first games to allow players to sidestep a battle
  • Go from the medieval ages or prehistoric era all the way to the end of time

Tuesday, May 17

Exerbeat (Wii)

  • Features more than 150 Wii-remote compatible exercises
  • Exercises include dance, martial arts, and party-type games
  • May also use Balance Board and MotionPlus
  • Official Site
Honest Hearts Shot 1

Fallout: New Vegas – Honest Hearts (360, PC, PS3)

  • Expansion to Fallout: New Vegas
  • Find your way back home after being ambushed at the Utah Zion National Park
  • Get caught up in conflict between New Canaanite missionaries and Burned man faction
  • Official Site
Noire Shot 2

L.A. Noire (360, PS3)

  • Recreation of 1940s Los Angeles
  • Draws visual and thematic inspiration from noir films
  • Features heavy themes of crime and sex
  • Mixes in investigation and action sequences
  • Official Site

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed – Speedhunters (360, PS3)

  • DLC for Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
  • Inspired by content from Speedhunters
  • Nine new events in both Drag and Standing mile modes
  • Includes 12 new exclusive vehicles tuned by Speedhunters
  • Official Site
Witcher 2 Shot 1

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC)

  • Sequel to The Witcher, known for mature themes and thought provoking decisions
  • Utilizes in-house developed RED Engine
  • Features 16 different endings influenced by dialogue
  • Official Site

Wednesday, May 18

Sega Rally Online Shot 1

SEGA Rally Online Arcade (360)

  • Inspired by SEGA Rally Revo and SEGA Rally 3
  • Brings the arcade racing game home
  • Includes 13 rally cars and basic Championship Battle, Time Attack, and online modes
  • Official Site
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