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P*N New This Week: 20th February 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 for this week is:

Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm: Bulletstorm is developed by People Can Fly and Epic Games, and is published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.  Bulletstorm takes place in the 26th century, where the Confederation of Planets are protected by a secret black-ops army called Dead Echo. The story follows space pirate Grayson Hunt, voiced by Steve Blum, and his cyborg partner Ishi Sato, who were both dishonorably discharged from Dead Echo after they were betrayed by their commanding officer, General Serano. 10 years later, after a spontaneous and liquor-induced attempt to take revenge on the General and his forces, Hunt’s and Sato’s ship crash-landed on the planet Stygia, a formerly-hospitable planet now overrun with meat-eating plants, feral mutant tribes, criminals, and Godzilla-sized monsters. Hunt and Sato search for a way off the planet, all while doing battle with the General’s forces, who also crashed on Stygia after Hunt’s attack. Along the way, they’re joined by Trishka Novak, a foul-mouthed woman with a dark past who also knows her way around a gun. One of the locations they travel to on Stygia is the city of Elysium, formerly a Vegas-like adult paradise.

My View: This week was a tough week to pick a single title but Bulletstorm gets my vote as it looks to be bringing a new twist to the table. ‘Kills-with-skills’ will be a phrase we could all get sick of very quickly or it could become something that slips into our gaming vocabularly, time will tell. The demo was fun and I’m very interested to see how this holds up in a full game. I expect the story to be rubbish and quickly forgettable but the arcade scoring system has the potential of creating that ‘one more go’ feel.

The full rundown. As well as my pick of the week the following games are due for release:

Xbox 360:

PlayStation3:

Nintendo Wii:

PlayStation Portable:

  • (no releases this week)

Nintendo DS:

PC:

Apple iOS:

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  • Killzone 3 for me I can’t wait!!

  • My vote has to go to Killzone 3 with move support. I mean, it fills SO good to be able to play a console fps with precise controls and the realism that moves adds is ic. on the cake. I never want to go back to a last gen controller!. It is move for me or bust.