Wow, last week. That was a good one, huh? What a great bunch of games! Still enjoying Portal 2? Yeah, me too. Making your way through the Challenge Tower in Mortal Kombat? That’ll take a while. Plus, SOCOM 4 online, right? That should keep you busy for a good long time. That’s all good news, because there aren’t really any new releases this week that are likely to pull you away from last week’s stellar titles.

In fact, most of the interesting stuff this week comes in the form of DLC for existing titles. Kicking things off is the new Legends pack for Shift 2: Unleashed. Castlevania fans finally have Lords of Shadow — Resurrection to play through. And the award for the goofiest, and potentially most awesome, DLC this week absolutely must go to the Kinect Sports: Calorie Challenge.

Needless to say, there are also a few full games headed to retail this week. Take a look at the new releases for April 24 through 30, 2011, broken out by platform and date.


  • Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 1: We Negotiate With Terrorists 4/27
  • Jurassic Park: The Game 4/30
  • School 26 4/30

Microsoft Xbox 360

Nintendo DS

  • Airport Mania: First Flight 4/25

Nintendo Wii

  • Man vs. Wild 4/26
  • Remington Super Slam Hunting: Alaska 4/26
  • Aladdin Magic Racer 4/30


  • Assassin’s Creed: Ultimate Collection 4/24
  • Blazing Angels Bundle 4/26
  • Brothers in Arms: Complete Collection 4/26
  • Darkspore 4/26
  • Haunted 4/26
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 4/26
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River 4/26
  • Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe Edition 4/26
  • Tom Clancy’s End War With World in Conflict 4/26
  • Ether Saga Odyssey 4/27
  • Hector: Badge of Carnage — Episode 1: We Negotiate With Terrorists 4/27
  • Jurassic Park: The Game 4/30
  • King of Kings 3: Dragon God Resurrection 4/30
  • School 26 4/30

Sony PlayStation 3

Shift 2: Unleashed continues in its bid to become the definitive sim racing title with the release of its first DLC pack this week. Titled Legends, the add-on includes six new tracks and thirteen new cars, all from the “golden age of racing.” The pack will set players back 800 MS Points or $9.99, and is available right now.

Castelvania: Lords of Shadow may not be the best received game in the series (take a look at Game Rant’s review for proof), but it still has its fans. Those fans have reason to be happy this week, thanks to the release of the Resurrection DLC for Castlevania: LoS. Said to be larger than the previously released Reverie DLC, Resurrection should be good for one last trip through the Castle. Castelevania: Lords of Shadow — Resurrection will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 April 30, 2011.

The Calorie Challenge for Kinect Sports is a gloriously absurd a piece of DLC. Sure, it’s got the fitness aspect of keeping track of calories burned while playing, but that’s not what makes it so great. No, what makes it great is that you play against the food whose calories you are attempting to burn off. Sure, Steady Celery and his 25 calories may not be much of a challenge, but the Chocolate Challenger, weighing in at 416 calories, is going to take some real work. At just 320 MS Points, the Kinect Sports: Calorie Challenge seems like a no-brainer for owners of the game, and it’ll be available April 26, 2011. Still not convinced? Take a look at a trailer for the DLC.


As always, we want to hear from you. What games are you looking forward to this week? What games on the horizon are you most looking forward to? And which of last weeks games are you still playing?

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