Video game releases: 'Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D,' 'Shadows of the Damned'
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Coming up in video game releases there's
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 3DS, off-the-wall demon hunting in
Shadows of the Damned on 360 and PS3, and alien television monsters in the 360 download
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
North America: June 19, E10+, $39
Europe: June 17, 12+, £39 / €45
Japan: June 16, A (all ages), ?5,540
Considered by many to be the finest Zelda of all time, the N64 favorite is remastered and rejigged with improved graphics and controls for the Nintendo 3DS.
Shadows of the Damned (360 PS3)
North America: June 21, M17+, $59
Europe: June 24, 18+, £49 / €69
Japan: "summer 2011," ?7,665
Influential Japanese game designers Shinji Mikami (
Resident Evil series) and Suda51 (
No More Heroes, Killer 7) team up to direct this bizarre trip to the underworld starring gruff demon-hunter Garcia Hotspur and his talking gun, Johnson.
shadowsofthedamned.com and damned.jp
Dungeon Siege III (360 PC PS3)
North America: June 20, Teen, $49-$59
Europe: June 17, 16+, £34-£49 / €49-€59
Japan: July 28, B (12+), ?7,980
Fantasy hack'n'slash for up to four players online, or two players on the same machine. Obsidian Entertainment claim to have left behind the bugs that hampered Fallout: New Vegas and Alpha Protocol.
Trenched (Xbox 360 download)
Worldwide: June 22, 1200 MS (~$15 / €14 / £10 / ?1,770)
Another downloadable from Double Fine (
Costume Quest, Stacking), this time mashing a chucklesome pre-WWII schtick with alien television monsters, giant customizable mechs, and online multiplayer.
UFC Personal Trainer (Xbox Kinect, PlayStation Move, Wii)
North America: June 28, $39-$49
Europe: July 1, 3+, £39-£45 / €45-€60
A decidedly more macho approach to keep fit games for those that aren't taken by Wii Fit, Your Shape or EA Sports Active. MMA-style exercises, 30 or 60-day programs, and four UFC training partners.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior (PS3)
Also available on Xbox 360, PC
North America: June 28, M17+, $39
Europe: May 6, 16+, £39 / €39
Japan: July 21, C (15+), ?7,329
This unexpected success makes it over to PlayStation 3 a year after the 360 and PC versions, with a bundle of extra features to entice: upgraded graphics, bonus multiplayer maps and modes, two more sniper rifles, and extra singleplayer missions.
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