On The Stores: 22/10/09

The reasonably interesting Army of Two, brilliant Midnight Club: LA and middling Sonic Unleashed all hit the Xbox 360’s Games on Demand service this week, meaning if you’re looking for some two player co-op action, some Los Angeles-based racing or some Hedgehog fun you won’t even need to leave your seat – these games simple fly down the internet direct to your console.  I’ve not tried a Games On Demand title yet but it’s a great idea even if the library’s not massive yet – still, there’s some hefty publishers there – EA, Rockstar and SEGA, so it’s obviously popular.


In terms of Xbox Live Arcade content look out for Panzer General: Allied Assault and Tower Bloxx Deluxe – both released today and Gold members can save 40% off Resident Evil 5‘s Versus Mode – no word on whether PS3 owners will be able to get the same saving this week, but we’d assume not.  Over on the PSN there’s going to be a playable demo of the sublime Critter Crunch and US PS3 owners will finally be able to get their hands on Trine as that hits the States tomorrow – for $20, I think.  Keep an eye out for a sale on Lumines Supernova too.


What else?  Well, PSP owners will be able to pick up the brand new Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, a vastly improved port of the hugely successful DS game, on both UMD and PSN this week, and the US gets the PSN release of Half Minute Hero, a kooky little RPG where each mission must be completed in thirty seconds.  Seriously.  Both Xbox and PS3 owners with Rock Band are in for a treat too: look out for packs for both Queen and Beatles fans.

Finally, tomorrow US PS3 owners will be able to download the first of two Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time demos – the first one is the Clank Demo – which lets you take get to take control of Clank as he explores the so-called Great Clock.  Let’s hope for an EU release too.  I’m also hoping for more PSP content – last week’s special offer section was fine (and I picked up both Monster Hunter Unite and Everybody’s Golf 2) but I’d like to see lots more original PSP games making the leap to PSN especially now I’m rocking a shiny new PSPgo.