This week’s big releases are Dead Space Extraction and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. I have to speak up and say that the inclusion of The Faint’s “The Geeks Were Right” on Guitar Hero 5 has made me VERY happy; their album Fasciinatiion was my favorite of 2008. Arkanoid Plus is a new WiiWare title that I will definitely get and it might be hard to pass up the arcade version of the Genesis classic, Altered Beast!
Anything you’re getting this week?
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The DS wins the week with both Bowser’s Inside Story and Scribblenauts making their debut. Over on the Wii there’s NHL 2K10 and Toy Story Mania that look interesting. Â Still no word from Nintendo yet on the WiiWare, DSiWare, or Virtual Console games. DSiWare titles this week are Art Academy and Oscar in Toyland, for WiiWare it’s Texas Holdâ€™Em Poker, Spaceball: Revolution, and Mart Racer, and for Virtual Console it’s Crash ‘n The Boys.
This week’s big release is The Beatles: Rock Band, but you have to admit that Muramasa looks pretty awesome, too. Guitar Hero is switching their downloadable content exclusively to GH5 and it looks like they’re trying to counteract Beatlesmania with some Rolling Stones. Rock Band 2 continues to get a ton of DLC with some Talking Heads and some Penny Arcade Expo tracks. And OMG … Contra Rebirth!!
Well, it’s time for another round of rhythm game show down.Â This week we want to know:
My mind is exploding this week .. only one game for Wii, but it’s Guitar Hero 5! And then there’s the second chapter for Tales of Monkey Island, not to mention that some folks will be excited to check out the original Master System version of Phantasy Star. Don’t even get me started on the DLC music for Rock Band 2 this week, either … Christmas?
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Jimi Hendrix burned a guitar in his grave today, as owners of Guitar Hero (4) World Tour will no longer be allowed to download new songs without upgrading to Guitar Hero 5. Or so it seems, if recent comments made by Activision are to be believed.
“Guitar Hero 5 downloadable content will be compatible with future Guitar Hero and Band Hero games,” a representative told Dtoid on Saturday. “However, the advancements and innovations made to the franchise (band moments, expert+ drumming, vocal star power) do not allow for downloadable content to be backwards compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour.”
On the other hand, Guitar Hero 5 will be able to import and play all previously released Guitar Hero track packs.