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G.R.O.W. 2/22/11: SHOOT THEM!!!

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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the MAC). We also cover downloadable titles as well.

This week we see the release of two FPS, with one being exclusive to the PS3 and another week of RPG games for the portable gaming devices. Also, there are two downloadable titles for you to check out.

So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!

Killzone 3

Killzone 3 is the fourth release overall in the PlayStation 3 exclusive first-person shooter franchise, and contains the first integration of the PlayStation Move system into its gameplay. In it players continue the fight by a futuristic special ops team against the seemingly unstoppable Helghast Empire. Along the way players will learn more than ever before about the rabid Helghan culture, as well as become aware of an internal struggle in their ranks that may prove to be an important weakness. The game features full Playstation Move system integration throughout the game — including the Move and Navigational controllers. Additional features include: the ability to carry two primary weapons, new melee and jet pack functionality and online multiplayer support.

Helghast Edition includes: Authentic Helghast Helmet replica opens to reveal art book; Exclusive Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure is 6.5″ tall with multiple articulation points; Includes bonus video content giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game; Exclusive art book featuring imagery from the Killzone universe; Super Voucher includes – Killzone 3 soundtrack and PS3 dynamic theme, Retro Map Pack featuring two of the most popular maps from Killzone 2, Double XP for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay, Full access to all weapons and abilities for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay.

Awesome graphic? Check. Great explosion? Check. Jetpack? Check. PS Move compatible? Check. 3D? Check. The sequel to Killzone 2 is here and this time we didn’t have to wait for years for it to come out. The game is a must have for any FPS fan that owns a PS3.

Available: 160 GB Killzone 3 PS3 Bundle, Helghast Edition PS3, PS3

Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm is a first-person shooter (FPS) in which players find themselves stranded on a planet that although once an adult-oriented paradise planet, is now hell incarnate, complete with savage mutants and flesh-eating gangs. The goal is simple: survive, escape the planet and pay back the SOB who sent you there. Additional features include deep 2-4 player support, a wide variety of ways to defeat enemies both large and small, an impressive arsenal of weapons and a Marvel Comics written storyline.

FOX News, with no scientific proof, has claimed that playing games like Bulletstorm will make us rape people. Because you know, since the game’s main character calls you dicktits when you suck and having combos named gangbang will want us to rape some chick (also, FOX News believes all gamers are guys). Anyway, the awesome folks that brought us the Gears of War franchise thought that the FPS genre needed a big kick in the ass to bring more life to the genre. Also, if you buy the 360 version, you’ll get a beta voucher for Gears of War 3.

Available: 360, PS3, PC

Ys I & II Chronicles

Ys: I & II Chronicles is a PSP remake of the first two iterations of the critically-acclaimed Ys single player RPG video game series. The graphics have been reimagined in highly-detailed hand-drawn 2D and the soundtrack has been newly rearranged. Returning fans have the option of playing with the original music or using alternative character art. Four difficulty levels and a Time Trial Mode have also been added, making this the definitive version of the legendary series’ origin.

Sure, this isn’t the first time that Ys I & II have been remade but word is that this remake is done really well (and hell of a lot better than the DS release). If you haven’t checked out this series yet and want some good, long RPG action on the go, give this title a try.

Available: PSP

Radiant Historia

Radiant Historia is a single player turn-based RPG for play on Nintendo DS and DSi. Channeling the heart and soul of fan favorite 16-bit RPG classics, Radiant Historia combines a unique position-based three-party battle system, unique time travel abilities, intricate hand-drawn details and one of the best soundtracks in recent memory as it takes gamers on a steampunk adventure back and forth through time.

This little Atlus title was worked on by an all star team filled with folks that has worked on Persona 3, Strange Journey, Nocturne, Etrian Odyssey, as well as previous Radiant Stories game. If you been looking for a new RPG that has a time traveling element to it, then check this game out.

Available: DS

Other Notable Release:

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PC)
de Blob 2 (360, PS3, Wii, DS)
Knights Contract (360, PS3)

Downloadable Games Worth Checking Out:

Bejeweled Blitz (XBLA)
Alien Breed 3: Descent (PSN)

Category: Featured, Videogames

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