[Every week, sister site GamerBytes' editor Ryan Langley passes along 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.]
We missed last week's Best Of GamerBytes, so this week, you get double the info in just one update, and this week is a doozy for Xbox 360 owners.
finally makes its way to the platform, complete with brand new multiplayer modes. Alongside it is Square Enix's Final Fantasy-based Tower Defense
-style game Crystal Defenders
. The Maw
also gets its second downloadable level pack for 100MSP.
But Watchmen: The End Is Nigh
also came out last week for the XBLA and PlayStation Network. For $20USD, you can fight it out as Rorschach or Nite Owl in this hefty beat-em-up.
Finally, Wii owners can now buy Gradius Rebirth
, a classic retooling of the Gradius games for digital download. Here are the full highlights for the last two weeks:
What Needs To Be A Digital Download? #11 - The Strike Series
We look at EA's classic classic games Desert, Jungle and Urban Strike
, and discuss how the company could bring the games onto the digital download scene.
GamerBytes Preview: Grab Gold And Swap User Created Levels In Lode Runner
We preview the upcoming Lode Runner
on Xbox Live Arcade, and discuss the online modes, as well as the level editor and the ability to create share lists for people to download multiple levels at a time.
GamerBytes Interview: Ronimo Games' Swords & Soldiers
We interview Ronimo Games about their upcoming side-scrolling RTS for WiiWare.
Xbox Live Arcade
This Week on XBLA - Peggle, Crystal Defenders, Maw DLC
Skateboarding woodchucks, defending pathways, and changing redirecting rivers makes up your superb set of Xbox Live Arcade titles this week.
Now Out On XBLA - Watchmen: The End Is Nigh
The first movie blockbuster of the year brings its game exclusively to digital download.
First Screens Of Worms 2: Armageddon XBLA And Worms PSN, First Alien Breed Details
A brand new Worms
game is on its way for the XBLA and PSN - check out the first screens here.
Quake Arena Arcade On Track, Release Soon
Thought to be canceled, Quake Arena Arcade
is very much alive.
Sam & Max Coming To XBLA In Season Packages
Full seasons of Sam & Max
coming to Xbox Live Arcade, but what will the price and file size be?
Virtual-On Website Live - First Screenshots And Trailer
officially unveiled, complete with the first trailer.
Leaked: Direct Feed Screens Of Sega Vintage Collection Vol. 2
Altered Beast, Shinobi, Sonic 3, Gunstar Heroes, Phantasy Star II and Comix Zone coming to XBLA.
Days Of Arcade Announced, Seven Games In Six Weeks
You'll be spending a good chunk of money over the next month and a half...
Burn Zombie Burn! Limping Its Way To PSN March 26th
Score based arena zombie shooter makes its mark on PSN in just a few weeks time.
NA PSN Store Update - Watchmen Game, Age Of Booty Online Demo, Burnout DLC, Bowling DLC
game makes its mark on PSN this week, while the Age Of Booty
demo with online play is now available.
EU PSN Update: Watchmen, plus Burnout, Bowling, Lumines DLC
Sony Europe finally gets it with the third release in several weeks which gets released the same week as the rest of the world. Rejoice!
First Screens of Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure And... Released Tomorrow In Japan
officially announced, and released in the same week.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Crystal Defenders Coming To American WiiWare
The ESRB reveals Final Fantasy IV
sequel making its way to WiiWare.
NA WiiWare Update: Family & Friends Party
Sometimes we have no idea what comes out on WiiWare. This was one of those weeks. Apparently not too bad either.
EU WiiWare Update - Tossing Snowboards
Europe gets to toss some bags and shred some snow this week.
NA WiiWare Update: Gradius Rebirth
Konami's shooter revival makes its way to WiiWare.