There’s no denying the effects of a blistering hot summer on videogames in Cyprus. People, fat and thin, young and old, prefer the beach to their couch at home. As Cyprus is not unique (no matter what the politicians tell you) the same applies to the rest of the world and therefore most publishers avoid releasing titles in July and August.
Instead, the summer is slowly becoming the release window for some excellent downloadable games (more of this in a future post) on consoles.
This week finally sees the release of a major title, Batman: Arkham Asylum. It currently has a Metacritic score of 91%. There is a demo available on both Xbox Live and PSN. Batman: Arkham Asylum is game of the week.
As of 1st September 2009, the PS3 Slim will be available at Euros300. It is significantly smaller than the first versions of the console and cheaper. It lacks the shiny surface and backwards compatibility (who cares at this time). At just Euros30 more than the Wii it’s now a much more attractive proposition.
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, 360)
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)
The King Of Fighters XII (PS3, 360)
Infernal: Hell’s Vengeance (360)
Escape The Museum (WII)
Brave: A Warrior’s Tale (WII)