'Michael Jackson Experience,' 'Lego Ninjago': video game releases
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Michael Jackson lives on in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 form and LEGO's latest line of spinning ninjas hit the DS, but not before
Dynasty Warriors 7 and
Tales of Monkey Island find their way onto store shelves.
Tales of Monkey Island (PC)
UK: April 8, 12+, £29 (Premium) £49 (Collectors Ed.)
Europe: April 21, €39
Guybrush Threepwood returns in a bid to outwit pirate nemesis LeChuck. Tales' five episodes have been available as digital downloads since 2009 - these special editions present them on disc along with bonus items such as the CE's drinks coaster, map, and "piece of eight" coin.
Dynasty Warriors 7 (360 PS3)
Japan: March 10, B (12+), ?9880
North America: March 29, Teen, $59
Europe: March 31, 16+, $59
UK: April 8, 16+, £49
Over sixty heroes and heroines from Chinese history take to the battlefields, facing down entire armies and wielding 300 weapons between them. DW7 introduces online co-op, and supports PlayStation Move and stereoscopic 3D.
Michael Jackson: The Experience (360 Kinect, PS3 Move)
Also available on Wii, DS, and PSP
North America: April 12, Everyone 10+, $49
Europe: April 14, 3+, €49
UK: April 15, 3+, £39
The Just Dance formula as applied to the Michael Jackson back catalogue and the Xbox / PlayStation motion tracking gadgets. Over 25 songs on disc include "Thriller," "Beat It," and "Black or White."
Patapon 3 (PSP)
North America: April 12, Everyone, $19
Europe: April 13, 3+, €29
UK: April 15, 3+, £29
Japan: April 28, A (all), ¥4,980
Familiar drumbeats return in a third entry to the PSP's well-loved rhythm game series. A single player campaign filled with tribe-rescuing uberheroes is accompanied by online multiplayer for up to eight.
Lego Ninjago (DS)
North America: April 12, Everyone, $29
Europe: April 14, 7+, €29
UK: April 15, PG, £25
Not content with appearances in the online Lego Universe, Lego's spinning-top ninjas get their very own DS game. There are separate single-player campaigns for heroes and villains as well as multiplayer challenges.
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