When did the video game industry decided to use February as a sort of video gaming floodgate? January had zero releases. But come February and everything comes out faster than you can say “But I’m not done with Skyrim.” You better be! Because this week, another reportedly 100 hour RPG hits store shelves. If that’s too much, maybe a sequel ought to a four-year-old shooter with demonic tentacles ought to do it. No? Fine, go play the Resident Evil 6 stop gap then.
E3? What’s that? Can I eat it? Moving right along, let’s see what we’ve got this week. Oh that’s right. Nothing. Just a slightly expanded extra mode of a full retail game and yet another expansion pack for a certain fighting game series renown for adding more and more prefixes and suffixes to its name. Oh and there’s Dynasty Warriors too. Lovely week.
Capcom has confirmed that it will re-release a couple of its blockbuster hits in HD: Resident Evil: Code Veronica and Resident Evil 4. However, they will only be available via digital download on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Fans hoping for nice commemorative boxed sets will be out of luck.
Do you know what happens when you stare at numbers long enough? You start seeing patterns “A Beautiful Mind” style. Welcome to the 2010 edition of Coming Soon The Reckoning! This is where I tally up the video game releases and paint a pretty graph. The best part is that this is my second year doing this, which means I finally have something to compare these numbers instead of just aimlessly making conjectures. Now you’ll be able to amaze your friends with specific numbers in your discussions concerning the number of mini-game collections that came out last year or the number of music games or even the number of pet sims that came out last year. Before that though, let’s start with the big picture.
Thankfully, the Resident Evil series underwent a gameplay overhaul and resulted in this stellar sequel. Already a hit on the Gamecube and later the PS2, the Wii version manages to improve what needed little improvement.