Week In Games: Go Mad, Fight Evil

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It's the battle of the biceps this week, as Madworld's Jack takes on Resident Evil 5's Chris Redfield for ultimate python dominance. There's far less violent, more milquetoast-friendly fare throughout the week, however.


Leading off the list of North American releases on Monday are two new "New Play Control!" remakes for the Wii, Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis—now with waggle! Wii releases dominate, with the multiplatform Trivial Pursuit and MySims Party sure to line the pockets of Electronic Arts.

The week ends with the Friday the 13th release of the long awaited Resident Evil 5, a game we suspect will be on plenty of What Are You Playing This Weekend? thread responses. For the full list, read on.

Monday (Mar. 9)
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Wii)
New Play Control! Pikmin (Wii)
My Pet Shop (DS)

Tuesday (Mar. 10)
Madworld (Wii)
MySims Party (Wii, DS)
Eve Online Special Edition (PC)
Docomodake BOING! (DS)
Trivial Pursuit (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
Avalon Code (DS)
Codename: Panzers Cold War (PC)
SBK: Superbike World Championship (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP)
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance (PSP)

Wednesday (Mar. 11)
Marble Saga: Kororinpa (Wii)
NCAA 09 March Madness Edition (XBLA)

Friday (Mar. 13)
Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360, PS3)

Well... who's gettin' what?


Tim Rogers

Platinum Games, Shinji Mikami, et al, really, really, really have some serious balls.

Far from just, you know, elegantly illustrating that he is totally over his status as father of the Resident Evil franchise — the only game franchise in history to be turned into three mega-hit Hollywood films! — here he is releasing his brand-new development studio's first game ever right up alongside the latest surefire million-seller in the Resident Evil franchise.

Wow! I didn't realize until looking at this just how ballsy that is.

Also, Capcom is kinda ballsy themselves, releasing SFIV and Resident Evil 5 right alongside one another.

Maybe they should have just waited until November to release SFIV, RE5, Lost Planet 2, Dead Rising 2, and maybe Megaman Legends 3 on the same day (that's a joke).

(Megaman Legends 3 would be sweet as heyyyyyl, though)