Welcome to Calendar Man where I outline all of the games you can spend your hard earned cash on. It’s Asian Mayhem Week with genre fans of all types able to cause some mayhem either with or against our friends from the Pacific Rim.
THQ throws its hat in the CoD ring with Homefront this week. THQ has been marketing this game like crazy, and according to their Spin Wizards, it is their most heavily preordered title, so it will be interesting to see how it performs.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play a video game against Sun Tzu, Shogun 2: Total War has the answer, or at least a box bullet point to make you think they have the answer.
For the Japanese gangster fans in the house, Yakuza 4 is here with its signature style of mayhem and wait, harbor fishing?
Koei fans, rejoice! Warriors: Legends of Troy is out. Unfortunately its not Asian themed, which totally screws up my post. Thanks for nothing, Koei.
Okamiden, the DS sequel to Okami was supposed to come out on Tuesday but it’s out right now. Yay! Get your brush going with the most adorable god ever made. Amazon still is holding on to the preorder date, but GameStop is selling it in stores.
Monster Hunter fans may find their monster-killing itch scratched with D3′s Gods Eater Burst for the PSP. Oddly enough, Amazon has the title as “God Eater Burst” while everyone else has “Gods Eater Burst”. I guess Amazon only gives you one god to eat. Silly Amazon!
Top Spin 4 returns to the court bringing with it other tennis analogies I’m not aware of as I haven’t played tennis since the 9th grade when I spent all of tennis camp mooning over a girl. Money well spent.
From Aksys comes Jikandia: The Timeless Land, an RPG about a people that have no concept of time. It’s like being the parent of an 8 year old, but with dungeons. The game allows you to set a timer before entering a dungeon which then alters what you find while in the dungeon. It’s an interesting concept. I’ll be keeping my eye on this one.
As if there aren’t already enough dancing games out there, Dance on Broadway for the PS3 is coming. Finally, you can release your inner Bob Fosse.
In case the dozens of fitness games out there aren’t enough for you, or if you want a camera for your Wii, Fit in Six is here. Woo. It also come out for the PS3 but oddly enough, not the 360. Apparently the Kinect’s camera isn’t good enough for these people.
Target – Save $10 when buying Homefront and the strategy guide together, buy one, get one at 50% off for the following games: Just Dance 2, Zumba Fitness Party, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Sonic Colors, Dance Central, Dead Space 2, Bulletstorm, MLB ’11 The Show. In addition, both Kirby and Sonic Colors are on sale for $39.99
Best Buy – The following Wii games are on sale for $19.99: You Don’t Know Jack (PS3/360 as well). The $1,000,000 Pyramid, Jeopardy, Family Feud, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune, Toy Story 3 (PS3/360 as well), Toy Story Mania, Guilty Party. All Kinect titles are on sale with Dance Central, Kinect Sports, Zumba Fitness Party, Dance Paradise, Kinectimals and Joy ride for $39.99 while MotionSports, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, The Biggest Loser and Body and Brain Collection for $34.99. Buy Homefront at Best Buy and get three unlockable weapon camouflage skins.
Toys R Us – No physical ad this week (at least not for me) but here are the deals. Either Pokemon White Bundle + Pokemon Black is $194.98. The same goes for the other bundle. Buy either Pokemon Black or White and get one of the following games for $10: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Phineas and Ferb: Ride Again, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Shrek Forever After, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Sonic Colors, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation. Buy one of the following games and get a $15 TRU gift card: Homefront + strategy guide, MLB 2K11, Dragon Age 2.
Kmart – Get a 4GB Xbox 360, Kinect and Dance Central for $299.99. Save ten bucks each on an Xbox 360 black wireless controller, wireless headset or wireless N adapter. Save $10 on the following Kinect titles: Dance Central, Dance Paradise, Kinectimals, Game Party in Motion, The Biggest Loser and Body and Brain Collection.
Steam – Steam has a Total War Collection pack up for purchase that includes Empire: Total War, Medieval II: Total War, Napoleon: Total War Imperial Edition, Rome: Total War Gold Edition and Shogun 2 for $64.99. Buy it now and you can play everything but Shogun. Shogun unlocks on March 15. Buy rift between now and 3/18 and get an additional 7 days of playing time.
Impulse – Impulse has a bunch of things listed on their sale page but some highlights are Gray Matter for $19.99 and Lost Planet 2 for $19.99.