But even during an in-between week like this one, there are a few games worth checking out. Granted, this week’s highlights don’t have anywhere near the widespread appeal of the games mentioned above, but fans aren’t going to mind. So take a look at the new releases for August 15 through 21, 2010, broken out by date and platform.

Microsoft Xbox 360

Nintendo DS

  • Deer Drive 8/17
  • Hidden Mysteries: Vampire Secrets 8/20

Nintendo Wii

  • Gold’s Gym Dance Workout 8/17

PC

Sony PS3

Sony PSP

  • Ys Seven 8/17

The marquee game of the week is certainly Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Though publisher Square Enix and developer IO Interactive would no doubt prefer otherwise, it is practically impossible to discuss Kane & Lynch without acknowledging the sea of controversy that nearly drowned the first game in the series, 2007’s Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. Now it’s up to Dog Days to prove it can brush off those associations, and stand on its own.

Sporting a striking visual style (visible in any one of the many trailers released for the game) and a wealth of muliplayer modes, Dog Days is certainly stacking the deck in its favor. There is even a demo out there, for anyone who needs some hands on time with the game. And for the final word on Kane & Lynch 2, be sure to check out Game Rant’s review of the game, coming soon.

This is also the final week of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade promotion, and I, for one, will be sad to see it go. Laura Croft and the Guardian of Light, sans online co-op, joins Limbo, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, and Monday Night Combat in what has to be considered the best Summer of Arcade lineup yet. And you can trust Game Rant’s review of Guardian of Light to let you know whether this Summer is ending with a bang or a whimper.

As always, we want to hear from you. Which of this week’s games are you planning on playing? What upcoming games are you looking forward to?

Source: Gamespot

tags: DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii

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