Weekly Report, 3/6 Feature - The Next Level

Weekly Report, 3/6

March comes in like a lion, hangs out like a lion.

Article by James Cunningham (Email)
March 6th 2006, 11:08AM

Busy busy busy. March is off to a great start, with its first week carrying a huge load of titles. Racing, shooting, platforming, baseball, and more all filled out the schedule, and the PSP in particular seems to finally have resigned itself to its fate as a games machine. It got two RPGs (Ys and Generations of Chaos) and two racing games (Street Supremacy and MX vx ATV) to go with its pair of traditional sports games (FIFA Street and MLB 06), and had the most full schedule of any platform.

Next week is almost as busy for the PSP, but the Xbox 360 gets some attention as well. College Hoops 2K6, Ghost Recon, and Burnout Revenge all show up in the busiest week Microsoft's console has seen yet, not counting launch. Also worth noting is a new Onimusha and Shadow Hearts, both of which start new stories with all-new casts. Apparently it's a good week to try something different.

Week of February 27 - March 4

Tuesday, February 28

Black (PS2, Xbox)
Destructive FPS that's all about the guns.

Super Princess Peach (DS)
Peach finally gets to do some rescuing of her own in a side-scrolling platform game.

MX vs ATV: On the Edge (PSP)
Offroad racing on 2 and 4 wheels.

Wednesday, March 1

FIFA Street 2 (PS2, GC, Xbox, PSP, DS)
Extreme soccer, played anywhere but the usual green.

Final Fight: Streetwise (PS2, Xbox)
Urban brawler, swearing simulator.

MLB 06: The Show (PS2, PSP)
Baseball from Sony.

Generations of Chaos (PSP)
Battle strategy RPG in the vein of Dragon Force.

Street Supremacy (PSP)
Racing with life bars, part of the Tokyo Extreme Racer series.

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (PSP)
Action RPG in the old-school style.

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (PC)

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II (PC)
RTS set in Middle Earth.

The Sims 2: Open for Business (PC)
Job-themed Sims expansion.

SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate (PC)
Tactical police action expansion pack.

TOCA Race Driver 3 (PC)
Detailed racing sim modeling everything from standard sports cars to big rig trucks.

Week of March 6 - March 11

Tuesday, March 7

Naruto: Clash of the Ninja (GC)
Anime-themed ninja fighter.

College Hoops 2K6 (X360)
College basketball.

Pokemon Trozei (DS)
Block-sliding puzzle game filled to the brim with Pokemon.

Spongebob Squarepants: The Yellow Avenger (PSP)
Licensed action platformer.

Naruto: Ninja Council (GBA)
Side-scrolling ninja platformer.

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)
The original SNES Tales of... game.

Wednesday, March 8

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (Xbox, X360)
Tactical military action.

Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (PS2)
All new story and characters in the samurai action series.

Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2)
Gothic horror RPG set in a Japanified version of the 1930's US.

Burnout Revenge (X360)
Destructive racing, now even prettier than before.

Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai (PSP)
The DBZ fighting series now in portable form.

Pursuit Force (PSP)
Driving, shooting, and leaping from car to car.

Samurai Warriors: Sate of War (PSP)
Japan-themed Dynasty Warriors spin-off.

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