New Video Game Releases – 6/28

I’ve been trying to figure out what, exactly, to cover this week. There isn’t a lot of new stuff worth mentioning coming out this week worth mentioning but here’s my best pass.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – This is Street Fighter, though updated. I’m not sure how many version of IV there are out there so far but each of them has added something a little more. There are four new playable characters in this edition: Yun, Yang, Oni and Evil Ryu. They claim to have further refined the character balancing, which would be a good thing. Having played a fair number of hours on the first edition of SFIV, I can tell you that there were some really unbalanced fights – especially the closer to the end of the game you got. This is out for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse – For Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X, this is the 24th installment of the point-and-click Nancy Drew adventure game series by Her Interactive. Young detective Nancy Drew travels to Germany, Castle Finster, in order to track down the truth about a local legend. The legendary monster has been causing problems for the residents of the castle and Nancy is determined to solve the case.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries – This game is for the Nintendo 3DS. You get to choose from legendary past and present Resident Evil characters, including for the first time in this game, Claire Redfield. This is mostly revamped mini-games featured in Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 with some new features. The game includes Wi-Fi connectivity for cooperative play with other players, which often seems to be the most appealing feature of the Nintendo handheld consoles. There are a lot of bad reviews out there on this game due to Capcom’s decision to only allow one save, which cannot be reset.

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