[Every week, Gamasutra sister weblog GamerBytes' editor Ryan Langley will be summing up the top console digital download news tidbits from the past 7 days, including brand new game announcements and scoops through the world of Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and WiiWare.]
This week has been announcement after announcement - it's getting a tad ridiculous. It's almost like there is too much going on! One thing is for sure - the future is certainly looking bright for downloadable console games, in terms of diversity -- there's a bit of everything for everyone.
Xbox Live Arcade
XBLA Threefer - Rocketbowl, Samurai Showdown II and Shotest Shogi Make The Scene
Three new XBLA releases this week, filling in a niche each. Rocketbowl
actually looks like it could be good fun - it's like bowling plus golf. Samurai Showdown II
will be gold for those who loved it back in the day, and Shotest Shogi
is a great addition for someone looking for something a little different from chess. Two new expansions as well - new levels for Buku Sudoku
Plain Sight - A New XNA Game Hoping To Get To Xbox Live Arcade
Upcoming developers Beatnik Games are hard at work at a new 3D platformer / beat-em-up called Plain Sight
. Hopefully it'll make its way onto the Xbox Live Arcade.
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The King Of Fighters '98 Coming To Xbox Live Arcade
The classic SNK fighter is finally making its way onto the Xbox Live Arcade -- hopefully we can turn off any visual filtering they may add to it.
Shred Nebula Design Documents Released - See How To Get Your Game On Consoles
Crunchtime Games have released their design documents for last week's XBLA release, Shred Nebula
. If you're an up and coming developer or just someone who wants to see how game design works, this is for you.
Guest Analysis: A Curmudgeon's Review Of Qore - Episode 04
Matt Matthews sits down to watch the entire episode of 'video magazine' Qore
, now available on the PlayStation Network, and takes it apart to analyze what the most interesting tidbits are.
PSN Store Update - Madden Head Coach '09 For the US, Warhawk Expansion Set For Europe
Not a huge week for PSN releases - but NFL Head Coach
is now available for download at the same time as retail. Is this the beginning of something bigger?
Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Coming To North American PSN In October
Long-time-coming side-scrolling shooter Soldner-X
has got a date for North America - nice to see it finally coming out.
Lumines Supernova Announced For The PlayStation Network
Last week XBLA got the announcement of Meteos Wars
from Q? - now the PSN will have the chance to finally play Lumines
in this new variation of the excellent puzzler.
NA WiiWare Update: Secret Game Release - Groovin' Blocks
was announced days before release. Usually this means a game will be quite poor - but this one actually looks good. It's Lumines
- drop blocks to the beat!
From The Creators Of Nanostray Comes Fun! Fun! Minigolf For WiiWare
Minigolf is making its way to WiiWare in fantastic fashion - Shin'en are always great when it comes to graphics on a limited platform.
Solve The Color Wheel - Liight Announced For WiiWare
Can't get enough puzzle games on WiiWare? Here, have another - Liight
, a puzzle game about setting the right colors onto nodes is coming your way.