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New This Week 11th January 2011

Welcome to Platform Nation’s weekly feature where we inform you, the reader, on all the game releases you should be looking out for.

Each week as well as bringing you news about which games are due to hit the shelves in the seven days ahead, the Platform Nation writer will choose their pick of the week.

My Pick Of The Week

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (Nintendo DS)

Full preview here from my colleague Justin.

And the rest of this week’s runners and riders…

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Nintendo DS)

Originally an episodic series made for mobile phones, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a remake for the Nintendo DS.  It does look very nice and hopefully for RPG fans they will something endearing about it to add to replay value.

DC Universe Online (PS3,  PC)

The game really does appear to be on its way to delivering what was promised when it was announced. The cities, quests, cameos, and little nods to DC lore all appear to be in place. Like most of the fans following the game, we’re eager to get our cape on and tear into the game.  Some of the team here at P*N have had some hands on time and say it looks good but hopefully the few technical issues have been ironed out by now.

Venetica (PS3, 360, PC).

Venetica is an action role-playing game from DTP Entertainment that lends itself to a particularly interesting backstory. Set in the 16th century, it follows Scarlett, the daughter of Death, as she embarks on a quest to save her father from a necromancer bent on total destruction.

Farming Simulator 2011 (PC)

The sequel to the best-selling worldwide hit “Farming Simulator” has loads of new features! Assume the role of a farmer experiencing the challenge of 18 hour days running a new farm in the middle of beautiful rolling countryside. You start the game by choosing from a small collection of vehicles and machinery to explore your fairly sparse…
Full review here by my colleague Stewart.

Jewel Quest Solitaire Trio (Nintendo DS)
Basically a compendium of solitaire games themed by Jewel Quest.  Your desire to buy this game hinges on whether or not you like solitaire in general and have the time the attempt the generous number of different scenarios and layouts available.
All of these titles are available through the Platform Nation Amazon Storefront.

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