New Video Game Releases: April 11th – April 16th

This week there’s something old, something new… err… make that something old that’s completely new.

Ubisoft’s anticipated Splinter Cell: Conviction hits shelves Tuesday.  A welcome departure for the series, Conviction sees its hero, Sam Fisher, going rogue to bring down some ultra-painful, chin-smashin-thru-urinal style vengeance to bastards that killed his daughter.  Not backed by the agency this go around, Sam abandons the usual fancy gadgets in favor of things such as a broken piece of car mirror to look around corners.  A  new “mark and execute” tagging system that Sam drop two bad guys in the blink of an eye, Fisher may just reclaim the rank of bad-ass that he once was on the original Xbox.

The other release of note is Grand Theft Auto IV’s two DLC expansions, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony finally become available for PS3 and PC individually as DLC or collectively on retail disc as Episodes from Liberty City.

This week’s count: 14 games in all.

Sunday (April 11)
Final Saga (360)

Monday (April 12)
AlphaBounce (DS)
Military Madness: Nectaris (Wii)

Tuesday (April 13)
Arcade Shooter: Ilvelo (Wii)
Blood Bowl (PSP)
Easy Piano (DS)
Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City (PC, PS3)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (PC, PS3)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (PC, PS3)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction (360)

Wednesday (April 14)
Final Fight: Double Impact (360)

Thursday (April 15)
Final Fight: Double Impact (PS3)
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 1: The Penal Zone (PC, PS3)

Friday (April 16)
Rig’n’Roll (PC)

(Written by Nick Creature)

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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