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The only thing I remembered from the 3DS reveal.

The only thing I remembered from the 3DS reveal.

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.

We got quite the releases on both the home release as well as the digital side, with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will let players once again control the rookie and bust even more ghosts on the digital side. The big release for the home release is Crysis 2. Of course, this coming Sunday, we’ll see the release of the Nintendo 3DS and all you have to do is click the jump button to see what comes inside the box and the 18 games that are being released on the same day.

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!

Crysis 2

Sequel to one of the greatest PC shooters ever, Crysis 2 offers console players their first taste of Crytek’s unique shooter gameplay. Featuring futuristic war, gorgeous destruction and the chance to kick alien butt on the grandest stage of all, New York City, Crysis 2 is destined at the least to equal its predecessor, if not surpass it. Additional features include: challenging AI enemies in the single player campaign, 12-player support online, new and improved upgradable Nanosuit 2 technology and more.

It may be just another FPS for some of us but this is Crysis 2, a game that has been showcasing how technologically powerful it is and it seems like some reviewers are already agreeing that it’s that damn powerful. Why don’t ya check this out if you’ve been craving for some good shooting.

Available: 360, PC, PS3

The Sims Medieval

The Sims Medieval is a brand-new direction for the popular single player Simulation game franchise, as the familiar gameplay mechanics of The Sims are blended with light Role-Playing (RPG) elements in a Medieval European setting. In this new incarnation PC and Mac players must both assure the happiness of their Sims on a day-to-day level, as well as support the aims of the kingdom they build and engage in all manner of quests which Sims can take on singularly and in groups up to three. New features include: a wide range of available Sims hero types associated with buildings constructed, each with a fatal flaw to overcome; a leveling system for characters based in replayable quests; and an overall player-chosen goal for kingdoms.

What’s this? The Sims set in the medieval times and your telling me they added RPG elements to it? Sure why not. I’m sure some of you might be wondering why this is not just an expansion release but it seems that The Sims Studio has added enough to make this a separate release.

Available: PC/Mac

Dissdia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy

The innovative, fast-paced combat of DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY returns with all-new and enhanced features, adding characters from classic FF titles, new tactical possibilities using Assist Characters, a fully immersive world map setting, and much more. Pit your favorite characters from the FINAL FANTASY series against one another in this follow-up to the best-selling PSP® game of 2009!

Here we are with the release of Dissidia 012 Duodecim, or be like me and pronounce it as Do-Or-They-Sim, as Square Enix is cashing in some more with it’s Final Fantasy franchise. Other than a few more playable characters, players will now be able to roam around a world map as if you were playing any old Final Fantasy game. If you loved the first Dissidia, you’ll definitely love this one.

Available: PSP

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is an Action-Adventure game that builds on the long recognized family-friendly fun and quality gameplay that is the hallmark of the LEGO video game franchise. The game features fan favorite scenes from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and seasons 1 and 2 of the hit animated TV series, all retold using the easy to pick up and block oriented LEGO video game play mechanics. Additional features include: new characters and combat abilities, 2 player support with split screen (co-op on and offline), 16 different systems to explore, massive ground battles and more.

You know they had to make this a trilogy even if the game only focuses on The Clone Wars cartoon. With the voice actors from the show doing their best LEGO character voice, you could say this is more for the kids, though we can have some fun with it as well.

Available: 360, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS

Other Notable Release:

The Tomb Raider Trilogy (PS3)
Playstation Move Heroes (PS3)
Naruto: Shippuden – Kizuna Drive (PSP)

Downloadable Games Worth Checking Out:

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (PC, PSN, XBLA)
Swarm (PSN, XBLA)
PSOne Classic – Legend of Mana (PSN)
Natsume Championship Wrestling (WSC)

Nintendo 3DS *March 27th release date*

This coming Sunday, we’ll be seeing the release Nintendo’s portable 3D gaming device and folks, it works. As far as if it’ll become just another gimmick or not, we’ll be finding out soon. As for what game to pick up on your way out when buying the 3DS, my top pick would be Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition as you get a solid fighting title and the online works well for a portable device.

The Hardware:

Aqua Blue
Cosmo Black

What comes with the hardware:  Nintendo 3DS charging cradle, Nintendo 3DS AC adapter, Nintendo 3DS stylus, SD Memory Card (2 GB), six AR card(s) (view the cards using the outer cameras to play supported AR games), Quick-Start Guide, Operations Manual (including warranty).

Launch Titles:

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edtion
Pilotwings Resort
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Rayman 3D
Ridge Racer 3DS
Steel Diver
Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends
Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends
Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog and New Friends
Super Monkey Ball 3D
Samurai Warriors Chronicles
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
Bust-A-Move Universe
Madden NFL Football 3DS
The Sims 3
Asphalt 3D
Combat of Giants Dinosaurs 3D

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