The Week in Games: Breakin' Too

A challenger appears in American football this week;Backbreaker from 505 Games proceeds without any league licensing - or even announcers - but hopes to catch your eye with hard-hitting action. Alpha Protocol from Sega is your other major release.

Monday, May 31

  • Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro (DSiWare)
  • Tropico 3: Absolute Power (PC)
  • X-Scape (DSiWare)

Tuesday, June 1

  • Alpha Protocol (PC, PS3, 360) - Sega's spy-genre game adds a bit of role-playing to action and intrigue.
  • Backbreaker (PS3, 360) - Football, as you play it, not as you watch it, delivering big hits with NaturalMotion's Euphoria engine instead of canned animations.

Also: America's Next Top Model (DS, Wii); City Builder (Wii); Hexyz Force (PSP); Mind Over Matter (DS); Planet Minigolf (PS3); Pure Futbol (PS3, 360); Sega Genesis Classics (PC); Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow (PS2); The Sims 3: Ambitions (Mac and PC); Wizardology (DS, PC, Wii).

Thursday, June 3

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2- Resurgence Pack (Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Store Correction: XBLA only.)

Looking Ahead

June 8: Green Day Rock Band, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Mega Man Zero Collection, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11; June 15: (E3, no major releases). June 22: Transformers: War for Cybertron. June 29: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Naughty Bear, Sniper: Ghost Warrior.

What are you getting? What do you want? What are you looking forward to? Sound it off below, and at #twig.