A sequel, an arcade version, and a 3D version of a mini game… At least we have a few original titles coming in late July. Look, game industry, if you just want to stop trying, you can tell us. We won’t judge you.
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (360, PS3)
This is the sort of release that’s only going to affect you if you’re a die-hard ‘Street Fighter’ fan, or if you just haven’t bought a copy of the game yet. Sure, there are four new playable characters, but the attractions for hardcore players are the tweaks in character balance. The ‘Arcade Edition’ will be the final version of ‘Street Fighter IV’, so it seems that some new things are in the works.
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (3DS)
If you played the fourth or fifth ‘Resident Evil’ games, you probably have some experience with the ‘Mercenaries’ mode. It’s a mini game in those two titles, but it makes up the entirety of the 3DS game. Unlike the HD console versions, the 3DS game will give you the option of first-person camera views.
Just in case you don’t read the comments below, William Henley pointed out something absolutely shocking. Unlike nearly every other cartridge based game ever made, the new ‘Resident Evil’ game doesn’t allow you to delete your data. That means you can’t start from scratch if you feel the desire to do so and, even more significant, it means that this game is all but worthless on the used market. Unless you really need your 3D ‘Resident Evil’ fix, this is one to avoid.
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (360, PS3)
The ‘Dynasty Warriors’ series has been criticized, and rightfully so, for not changing enough from release to release. The first ‘Dynasty Warriors: Gundam’ game broke the mold, but now what seemed like a one-off project has spawned two sequels. ‘Gundam 3’ isn’t remarkably different from the last two titles, but the new cel-shaded graphical style is a welcome addition.
There was an article this morning about Resident Evil on Slashdot this morning. Apparently you are not allowed to restart the game. You can only play through once, then the game bombs out on you. Supposed to help stop people from buying and selling used copies. But in other words, the game has zero replay value.