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Which game will you play the most in February?

Evolve
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 Written by Matt Swider  on July 26, 2011

PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS News: In addition to being a slow week in game releases, Catherine for PS3 and Xbox 360 makes it a weird week. Check out Matt's analysis of the releases.



New Games Out This Week: Catherine for PS3, Xbox 360

Summer's video game drought continues this week with a single notable release - and an odd one that's only going to appeal to a specific audience. That game is Catherine, a puzzle RPG for Xbox 360 and PS3, which is geared toward adults. Luckily, Namco delivers a more grounded, familiar package with six iterations of Pac-Man and Galaga on Nintendo 3DS. If you're looking for something more original, but not that original (looking at Catherine), don't look ahead to next week. Look ahead to next month, when Deus Ex: Human Revolution ends the summer video game drought.

Catherine

Catherine, the PS3 ($59.99) and Xbox 360 ($59.99) game by peculiar RPG-developer Atlus, contains an adult theme that's as puzzling as its brain-teaser gameplay. You can tell this from the shirtless male protagonist and the game's over-the-top, scantily clad girls that adorn the box's artwork. However, sex sells and this new game is receiving major attention from its niche (dare I say ?hardcore?) audience. There's even a ?Love is Over? Deluxe Edition, which is selling for $79.99 on PS3 and $79.99 on Xbox 360. Knowing the fervor for this game and seeing how it's the only major video game release this week, Atlus is going to make bank on this.


Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions on Nintendo 3DS

Playing a more traditional role this week is Namco and its 3D take on classics Pac-Man and Galaga. Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions ($39.99) includes Pac-Man Tilt, Galaga 3D Impact, Pac-Man Championship Edition, Galaga Legions and the original Pac-Man and Galaga arcade titles. All of the game except Pac-Man Tilt are in 3D. According to Namco, the handheld system's limited 3D viewing angle made it impossible to implement 3D into a game that is controlled by tilting the system in multiple directions.

Video Games also releasing this week:
The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff for the PC / MAC ($20)
Wildlife Park Tycoon for the PC ($20)



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