Weekly Report, 1/30 Feature - The Next Level

Weekly Report, 1/30

Remakes as far as the eye can see.

Article by James Cunningham (Email)
January 30th 2006, 10:43AM

As a general rule, January isn't known as gaming's greatest season. A quick peek at the list will back this up, but it's not a total wash. Remakes are the saving grace right now, with Devil May Cry 3 getting a tune-up, and a revamped Megaman X hitting the PSP. Thanks, Capcom.

Strangely enough, Tamagotchi has resurrected itself from the Land of Forgotten Fads to get itself a DS game, in addition to its renewed popularity in the original format. There's a lesson about the cyclical nature of the universe and how it relates to human behavior in there somewhere, but I've no idea what it could be.

Week of January 23 - January 28

Wednesday, January 25

Torino 2006 (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Though not apparent from the title, it's a Winter Olympics game with 15 events.

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition (PS2)
Like DMC3 but with a new playable character and a difficulty level playable by mere mortals.

True Swing Golf (DS)
Nintendo does Mario-free golf.

Week of January 30 - February 4

Wednesday, February 1

Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop (DS)
The weird little critters that kicked off the virtual pet fad 8 years ago hits the DS.

Megaman Maverick Hunter X (PSP)
The first Megaman X game remade for the PSP.

Thursday, February 2

Curious George (PS2, GC, Xbox, GBA, PC)
Moive-based monkey action adventure.

Bode Miller: Alpine Skiing (PS2)
Downhill skiing's first game all to itself since Mad Trix.

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