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Checkpoint: Summer Games 2009 Edition

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Here are the downloadable and retail disc games which caught my eye when I was perusing the release lists online. The common theme of this season? Fighting games. Starting with the Electronic Arts powerhouse, Fight Night Round 4.

  1. Fight Night Round 4
    Developer: Electronic Arts
    Genre: Sports/Fighting
    Platform: PS3, 360
    Release Date: June 23, 2009
    Media: GameTrailers Preview
  2. Overlord II
    Developer: Triumph Studios
    Genre: Adventure
    Platform: PC, PS3, 360
    Release Date: June, 23, 2009
    Media: Trailer
  3. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
    Developer:
    ARC System Works
    Genre: Fighting
    Platform: PS3, 360
    Release Date: June 30, 2009
    Media: Gameplay Montage
  4. The King of Fighters XII
    Developer:
    SNK Playmore
    Genre: Fighting
    Platform: PS3, 360
    Release Date: July 7, 2009
    Media: Gameplay Footage
  5. Marvel vs. Capcom 2
    Developer:
    Backbone Entertainment
    Genre: Fighting
    Platform: PSN, XBLA
    Release Date: July 22, 2009
    Media: Do you really need to see media of a 10 year old game?
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled
    Developer:
    Ubisoft Singapore
    Genre: Action
    Platform: XBLA (this Summer), PSN (this Autumn)
    Release Date: July 22, 2009
    Media: Screenshots
  7. Shadow Complex
    Developer:
    Epic Games
    Genre: Side Scrolling Action
    Platform: XBLA
    Release Date: August 2009
    Media: E3 2009 Walkthrough
  8. Fat Princess
    Developer:
    Titan Studios
    Genre: Action
    Platform: PSN
    Release Date: Q2 2009
    Media: GDC 2009 Walkthrough

I don’t believe I’ll be picking up any of the retail disc fighting games (FNR4, KOFXII, BlazBlue) for $59.99 MSRP. Perhaps when they slide down the pricing ladder later this Fall.

I can see myself spending time with Shadow Complex though. Looks awesome. I’ll try the TMNT game, but will probably end up picking up the PSN version when it hits later this year.


Replaying inFamous and still working through its review. I’ll probably post it tomorrow.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was fantastic. Twists and turns are the lifeline with game and damn does it do a good job of keeping my attention with them.

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