The Week In Games: Monday Night Madden

The second Tuesday in August has always been Madden's, and EA Sports' NFL behemoth will release with midnight parties. But on Wednesday, don't overlook downloadable contenders Monday Night Combat on XBLA and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on PSN.

Monday, Aug. 9

  • Enjoy Your Massage! (WiiWare)

Tuesday, Aug. 10

  • Madden NFL 11 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360) - The 24th installment of the landmark football series releases with better running controls, streamlined playcalling, quicker game times and, of course, Gus Johnson in the booth.

Also: Galactic Taz Ball (DS) ; Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes of the Ring (DS); Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PSN).

Wednesday, Aug. 11

  • Monday Night Combat (XBLA) - Uber Entertainment's highly anticipated class-based shooter brings colorful multiplayer mayhem to Xbox Live's Summer of Arcade.

Looking Ahead

Aug. 17: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Aug. 24: Mafia II, NHL 2K11; Aug. 25: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (XBLA), Shank. Aug. 31: Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Metroid: Other M, Hydrophobia, Valkyria Chronicles II.

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