This week, Friday January 25 2008, Europe (and other PAL countries) only got one new Virtual Console game.
Super Street Fighter II – The New Challenger Super Nintendo – 1994 by Capcom – fighting – 1-2 players – 800 points – age 12+
When Super Street Fighter II – The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre would be changed forever.
Along with a revolutionary combo system, the game introduced a new set of challengers to fight alongside the original Street Fighter II cast. In addition to the classic characters of Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Blanka, E. Honda, Zangief, Dhalsim, Balorg, Vega, Sagat, and M. Bison, take control of four new characters in exciting head-to-head fighting game play! Choose T. Hawk and his unmatched strength to crush your opponents. Use Dee Jay’s unrivalled kickboxing ability to defeat your opponents. Fight with the furious kung fu of Fei Long and unleash your inner dragon.
Drill your rivals with the deadly beaty of Cammy and emerge victorious. Get ready for the Street Fighter Tournament and prepare to fight!
The Skype functions on PSP and the microphones are delayed in Japan. But this should not have anything to say for the European release. This means, if all goes according to eariler statements, that we (in Europe) get the Skype function and a firmware update of the PSP next week. (Source: GameSpot.com)
Clive Barker’s Jericho is this weeks special at Play-Asia.com. The next week, until Tuesday January 29, 2008, Clive Barker’s Jericho only cost $29.90 on Play-Asia.com. This is the Asian versio which have English text and it’s region free. In other words, import friendly.
A spectacular, creative, and unflinching realisation of a Clive Barker nightmare for next-gen console platforms and PC, Clive Barker’s Jericho is a new supernatural horror concept with story by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker.
Jericho deals with the mysterious reappearance of a lost city in a remote desert. When a form of evil that goes right back to the dawn of days resurfaces from there, a Special Forces squad, trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts, is sent in. Their mission: Hunt down and destroy the evil that lurks at the heart of the city before it destroys humanity.
Jericho is designed as an action horror title that will up the stakes in visuals and phantasmagorical special effects. Mingling the darkest elements of Barker’s horror fiction and films with an ambitious, age-spanning story, aimed at mature gamers, fans of Clive Barker and horror fiction enthusiasts.
This week, Burnout Paradise is coming to both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The release date in US is January 22 and Europe January 25.
I’m getting the game buy the end of this week and looking forward to play it. It was a while I was wondering if I should get the PS3 version or the one for Xbox 360. I’m going to buy the Xbox 360 version mainly beacause of two things: I like the way Microsoft is handeling online gaming (with Xbox Live) and gamerpoints.
While you wait for the game to come, you can watch this review from IGN.com. On the bottom of this post, I’ve listed places to buy the game from.