New releases for the week of 8/26

by Cory Birdsong on

Things actually came out this week!

A lot of things, actually.

Mario Super Sluggers
It’s a first party Wii game! Sequel to the Gamecube title and the Nintendorks Pick of the Week®.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play
EA’s yearly golf title, this time endorsed by a Christ figure. (Also on: everything.)
Freddi Fish: Kelp Seed Mystery
You know what lives in kelp? Otters. Fuck yeah.
Pajama Sam in Don’t Fear the Dark
Use the Wii remote to show on the doll where he touched you.
Spy Fox in Dry Cereal
Generally revolves around attempts at counterespionage to protect those lucky charms.
Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk
Formerly titled “Imagine: Iraqi Insurgent”
An utterly fantastic minimalist platformer that is probably the most pure distillation of the genre possible. Get it. (Also on: XBLA, PSP, PC)
Harvest Moon Island of Happiness
Harvest Moon on an island. Hopefully, there is a stylus-based pineapple cutting minigame.
MLB Power Pros 2008
DS version of the previoulsy discussed Wii baseball game.
Digimon World Championship
My money’s on Shoe!
From the Abyss
Japanese RPG from prolific Japanese RPG maker Atlus.
Garfield’s Fun Fest
This game would probably be more entertaining if Garfield’s speech bubbles the game card was removed.
My Chinese Coach
Includes a minigame wherein the player’s age is falsified retrospectively in the Chinese media.
Pictionary for DS. Unfortunately named, as it sounds like it’s trying to sell you a thing that came with your DS.
The Sims 2: Apartment Pets
Depending on the terms of your SimLease, your SimLandlord might evict you when your new apartment pet is discovered. (Also on: PC, Mac)
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
Despite extensive research, I cannot confirm that “Trofeo Pirelli” is not a foodstuff.