Seasons greetings, Ranters. Here we are at the beginning of the week that ends with Christmas. Predictably, there is not much happening with new releases at retail, but there are a number of games hitting the various download services. PS3 owners, in particular, are in for a wealth of choices.

TellTale Games’ Back to the Future: The Game stands as the most anticipated of the week’s few new titles. Also exciting, and largely responsible for the embarrassment of riches coming to PS3 this week, is the launch of the NEOGEO Station on the PlayStation Network.

Take a look at the new releases for November 19 through 25, 2010, broken out by platform and date.

Mac

Microsoft Xbox 360

Nintendo DS

  • Cosmo Fighters 12/20
  • Paul’s Monster Adventure 12/20

Nintendo Wii

  • Frobot 12/20
  • Mario Party 2 12/20

PC

Sony PlayStation 3

  • Alpha Mission II 12/21
  • Art of Fighting 12/21
  • Baseball Stars Professional 12/21
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam 12/21
  • Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice 12/21
  • echochrome II 12/21
  • Fatal Fury 12/21
  • The King of Fighters ’94 12/21
  • League Bowling 12/21
  • Magician Lord 12/21
  • Metal Slug 12/21
  • Samurai Shodown 12/21
  • A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! 12/21
  • Super Sidekicks 12/21
  • Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner 12/21
  • Back to the Future: The Game 12/22

Sony PSP

  • Metal Slug 12/21
  • Fatal Fury 12/21

The long awaited first episode of TellTale Game’s Back to the Future: The Game comes to the PC, Mac, and PlayStation 3 this week. Subtitled, appropriately enough, It’s About Time, this is the first of five total episodes. Judging by its latest trailer, the game seems to capture the essence of the movies remarkably well. With any luck, it will be fun to play, too. Back to the Future: The Game will be available December 22, 2010.

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are playing catch up to the PC this week, with EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam coming to both consoles. The game brings ten new achievements within reach of Xbox 360 players, while both consoles will benefit from the add-on’s new maps. Play them December 21, 2010.

Also new to PlayStation 3 this week is Grubbins On Ice, the first expansion to Double Fine’s charming Costume Quest. Though it has been available on Xbox 360 for a few weeks, PlayStation 3 owners are sure to enjoy counting down the days to Christmas with Reynold, Wren, Lucy, and Everett. The wintery adventure begins December 21, 2010.

As always, we want to hear from you. Will you be downloading any of this week’s new games? What 2011 titles have you started looking forward to?

tags: DS, Mac, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii

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