[Every week, Gamasutra rounds up the titles released for the major console and portable digital delivery services, as compiled by editor Ryan Langley over at sister site GamerBytes.]
It's time to look at the digital-first titles debuting this week across both North America and Europe on the major console digital systems, including the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade service, the PlayStation Network for PS3 and PSP titles, as well as Nintendo's WiiWare and DSiWare services.
Notable releases this week include the PSN and XBLA release of Konami retro remake Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot
, the PSN release of musical puzzle game Chime: Super Deluxe
and PSN's first Genesis title in Sonic the Hedgehog
Xbox Live Arcade (Worldwide)
This week's releases are Island Of Wakfu
, a downloadable action-RPG based on the popular free MMO for 800MSP, Konami's Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot
for 800MSP, and G-Rev's crazy looking top-down scrolling shooter Strania
But that's not all -- there are a number of deals on right now.
Deal Of The Week
Worms 2: Armageddon
Worms 2 Battle Pack
A World Of Keflings
All for Xbox Live Gold members. Alongside that is the an "Extreme Shopping Sale Week" promotion available to everyone, which includes:
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Decade Duels
A Kingdom for Keflings
3D Ultra Mini Golf 2
3D Mini Golf 2: Fairy Tales - 120MSP
Monkey Island 2
Faery: Legends of Avalon
Quake Arena Arcade
After Burner Climax
Alien Breed 1: Evolution
Alien Breed 2: Assault
PlayStation Network (U.S.)
Whew, big week on the PlayStation Network front -- we have Konami's latest resurrected classic with Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot
, a sidescrolling game similar to Shadow Complex
and Prince of Persia
for $9.99, the 'Super Deluxe' version of Chime
for $9.99, the original Sonic The Hedgehog
for $4.99 and the Strider
-like cooperative game from Square Enix called Moon Diver
for $14.99! Demos are also available for Chime Super Deluxe
and Moon Diver!
But that's not all -- you also get Free Realms,
the super popular PC free-to-play MMO now available on consoles. You can grab the basic game for free, or purchase memberships for additional help and content ranging from $4.99 to $34.99. And if you've purchased the Back To The Future
season pack, you can grab the second episode now!
PlayStation Network (Europe)
A mixture of new and old this week on the European PlayStation Store update -- after a week delay you can now pick up Swarm
from Hothead for £9.99/€12.99, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
for £7.19/€8.99, Chime Super Deluxe
for £7.19/€8.99, and Square-Enix's Moon Diver
for £9.99/€12.99. Demos are available for all titles.
We also have two new Minis -- Mr. Hat And The Magic Cube
for £2.49/€2.99, and 3D Twist & Match
WiiWare/DSiWare (North America)
Truly one of the most bizarre weeks in Nintendo download history -- no new WiiWare games! Only two demos -- Dart Rage
and Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 2
, which couldn't be more different from each other.
Alongside it are two DSiWare titles -- Simply Solitaire
for 200 Points, and Faceez: Monsters!
for 200 Points.
Three new DSiWare games over the last few days in Europe -- DodoGo! Robo
for 500 Points, Dancing Academy
for 500 Points, and Simply Minesweeper
for 200 Points. Of those, DoDoGo! looks to be the ticket.
On the WiiWare side of things we have two titles -- Where's Wally? Fantastic Journey 1
for 500 Points, and Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 4
for 800 Points, along with a demo for Fast Draw Showdown