New Releases: May 23rd-29th

It’s Monday, which means its time dust off my crystal ball, wave my hand over it in a rather mystical fashion and take a look at what will be landing on the store’s shelves throughout this week. If you’re the owner of one of the HD consoles your choice is rather limited, but if you love your rallying then you’re in luck as Dirt 3 is released on Tuesday, yes UK gamers, Tuesday. Elsewhere the gaming industry caters for all tastes with a flight-combat sim, a fitness title, head-scratching puzzlers, an action RPG,  and last but not least a fighter amongst some mystery-style experiences. What catches your eye this week?

DCS: A10C Warthog

Platforms: PC
Publisher: The Fighter Collection
Developer: Eagle Dynamics

Synopsis: DCS: A10C Warthog is a PC simulation of the U.S. premier Close Air Support attack aircraft. Warthog brings the most realistic PC simulation of a modern fixed wing combat aircraft in regards to flight dynamics, avionics, sensors, and weapon systems. You also have the option to play Warthog in “Game” mode for a casual game experience. Fly missions in the Caucasus region of the Black Sea against and with a wide array of air, land and sea forces with new and improved intelligence. Create your own missions and campaigns with the included Mission and Campaign Editors, and fly with and against friends online using the included online game browser.

Dirt 3

Platforms: PC, PS3, 360
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters Southam

Synopsis: Dirt 3 or DiRT 3 as Codemasters marketing department would prefer will boast more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series, including over 50 rally cars representing the very best from five decades of the sport. DiRT 3 delivers mud, sweat and gears world over: from the intense weather-beaten rally stages of Europe, Africa and the US, to executing performance driving showcases and career challenges where car control is pushed to spectacular limits.

Exerbeat Gym Class Workout

Platforms: Wii
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: Namco Bandai

Synopsis: ExerBeat offers an interactive fitness experience where players workout to the beat by utilizing the Wii Remote to perform more than 150 simple yet challenging exercises. With a wealth of activities, in-game personal trainers, customizable programs and data for calories burned, ExerBeat offers a robust virtual workout studio for the home.

With more than 150 fun fitness-oriented activities spanning a variety of categories such as dance, martial arts, body conditioning, and quirky mini-game type party games, there are plenty of choices for players of every age and skill level to get active.

Gladiator Begins

Platforms: PSP
Publisher: Acquire
Developer: GoShow

Synopsis: Sixteen months after its original Japanese release and eight months after the US release Gladiator Begins makes its way to European stores. The title is an action game which incorporates various RPG elements. Players can increase their gladiator’s vitality, strength, and endurance with AP points earned by winning battles at the arena. The player first starts off by creating a custom gladiator, choosing either male or female, body size, skin colour, and facial details. The player’s gladiator will then begin his story working under his owner to pay off his slave debts by entering on multiple arenas. In the arena, the player can prepare their gladiator with the proper equipments and move sets and choose from the available matches to enter.

Spongebob Squigglepants 3D

Platforms: 3DS
Publisher: THQ
Developer: WayForward Technologies

Synopsis: It’s mini-game time with SpongeBob Squigglepants 3D, players will laugh their SquigglePants off as they sail through more than 100 frantic “nanogames,” which feature never-before-seen art styles from the Nickelodeon vault. These super-fast-paced games capture the creative energy of SpongeBob SquarePants – and hit the funny bone at the same time.

Sudoku – The Puzzle Game Collection

Platforms: 3DS
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Hudson Soft

Synopsis: Sudoku: The Puzzle Game Collection is a test of mental acuity, offering a choice of four puzzle game styles, including the numerical test that is Sudoku. Based on puzzles devised by world-famous puzzle maker Nikoli, the quartet is completed with versions of Hashi (Bridges) , Shikaku (Boxes) and Akari (Museum) – some of Japan’s most taxing puzzle styles.

Also on the shelves of your favourite retailer is Dragon Ball Z Shin Budoka in the PSP Essentials range, Family Farm, Hidden Mysteries Forbidden City and King Arthur Collections on PC and the DS getting a slice of the action with; Linda Hyde: Vampire Mansion and Mystery P.I. Portrait of a Thief.

Please note: while every attempt is made to get both the dates accurate and every applicable game included, we are not infallible and mistakes will be made. Feel free to mention any omissions or corrections in the comments below. We’ll endeavour to correct the above and even thank you personally. We’re good like that. Finally, all dates and platforms are the official from our sources. Actual release dates in your country may vary to the dates shown above.


  1. Not really much to buy then, don’t play Dirt anyway.

  2. No….. why THQ, just hope it doesn’t get any worster than it is with the crap thats on the DS and Wii, DBZ: Shi Budokai is okay but Tenkaichi Tag is so much more better, shame its impossible to find whereever I go.

  3. Is this a new feature?

    • Its a little bit oldish…, good its back

    • Has been away for almost a year, this is the 3rd since it was relaunched

  4. Nothing here for me – but I’m in a bit of a post-Noire depression right now anyways… :[

  5. Want to get DiRT3, but will have to wait till after exams.

  6. Played and completed the US version of Gladiator Begins last year. Top game for action RPG fans, though I wouldn’t recommend paying more than £15 for it.

  7. The A10 is an incredible machine. Would like to watch someone play that sim.

    As for me, my copies of LA Noire, Portal 2 and Tomb Raider Trilogy have arrived, so that will keep me busy for a while.

  8. Too. Many. Games. Stop. Releasing. Games. I. Want.

  9. Dirt3 for me. Looks brilliant.

  10. Got Dirt3 on Saturday but have only manged about 30 – 40 mins play so far.
    Thought about getting DCS: A10C Warthog but don’t have the time for another game at the mo.

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