Week in Games: Is This April Fool's?

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Guitar Hero: Metallica is this week's big drop, coming out today. Anyone else find it funny Duke Nukem Trilogy is out on April Fool's? Especially when you consider its E3 trailer.

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After Lars and Duke, I'm thinking Gardening Mama. Not sure what the hell "Burger Island" is. Maybe if they made "Bacon Island" I'd buy it. Now I want breakfast all over again.

This week's count: 20 for Wii and DS, 18 for PC, 10 for the 360, Four for the PS3, three for PSP, two for the PS2, zero for ColecoVision.

Today (March 29)
Guitar Hero: Metallica (PS3, Wii, 360)

Monday (March 30)
King Arthur (PC)
Last Flight (Wii)
CID The Dummy (Wii, PSP, PC, PS2)
Burger Island (Wii)
World of Battles (PC)
ARMA II (360)
Train Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition (PC)
Troll & Armor (PC, 360, PS3)
Deer Hunter Tournament (360)
Conquest! Medieval Realms (PC)
OutRun Online Arcade (360)
Lawn Games (Wii)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PC)
Burn Zombie Burn (PS3)
Sudoku Ball Detective (PC, Wii, DS)
The Humans (PC)
Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships (PC)
7.62 mm (PC)
Dawn of Fantasy (PC)
ARMA II (PC)

Tuesday (March 31)
SpongeBob SquarePants Frantic Fry Cook (DS)
Super PickUps (Wii)
Ocean Commander (Wii)
Totally Spies! Totally Party (Wii)
Cradle of Rome (Wii)
Jake Power: Policeman (DS)
DinoPets (DS)
Monster Pals (Wii)
Pipe Mania (Wii)
Chicken Hunter: Jewel of Darkness (DS)
Sarah: Keeper of the Unicorn (DS)
Paint by (DS) (DS)
Hot n Cold (DS)
Our House (DS)
Cave Story (Wii)
Empire Deluxe (DS)
Major Minor's Majestic March (Wii)
CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars (360)
Gardening Mama (DS)
Vacation Sports (Wii)
Matchstick Puzzle by (DS) (DS)
Tokyo Beat Down (DS)
Don King Boxing (DS, Wii)
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (360, PC)
Dungeon Hero (PC, 360)
Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II (PSP)
The Humans (DS)
Heracles: Battle With The Gods (DS)
M&Ms Adventure (PS2)
Offshore Tycoon (Wii)
Solitaire & Mahjong (Wii)
Monster Pals (DS)
DT Carnage (Wii)
Banjo-Tooie (XBLM)
CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars (PS3)
Ski Doo: Snowmobile Challenge (360)

Wednesday (April 1)
18 Wheels of Steel Big City Rigs (PC)
Nancy Drew: Double Dare 6 (PC)
Duke Nukem Trilogy (PSP, DS)

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Thursday (Arpil 2)
Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves (Wii)

Source: Gamespot

DISCUSSION

I'm a bit surprised at the total lack of... anything that Major Minor is getting. I thought for sure that a spiritual successor to Parappa and UmJammy on the Wii would get debate going and turn heads. Am I just old? Is it the presence of GH:M on the same week as the marquee rhythm game or some sort of historical revisionist backlash against Parappa?

Other than that, yeah, it looks like Tokyo Beatdown FTW.