Out This Week is a roundup of new games that are out this week. These listings don’t constitute an endorsement or a review of any sort. We also don’t pretend that this is an exhaustive list. If there’s a game on the horizon that interests you, share it in the comments.
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360—June 12
I know it’s hard to believe, but there are a whole lot of dudes who make and design video games. It’s true! I was customizing my pawn in Dragon’s Dogma the other day, and there was an option for “bust size”—yet none for the size and shape of my other character’s “man-boobs.” What gives? Hasn’t the level of testosterone risen high enough?! We’re sick of your flagrant attempts to court our fragile masculinity, game people! (P.S. Lollipop Chainsaw involves a buxom cheerleader chainsaw-ing zombies.)
Krater is a role-playing game that’s revolutionary in its bold, unapologetic use of people staring at you, dead-eyed, through gas masks—or as the people of Krater might call them, gäs mäsks. Because, surprise! The game also takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of Sweden.
Gungnir: Inferno Of The Demon Lance And The War Of Heroes
This game is for the PSP, which means it will be heavily played at PlayStation demo events and nowhere else. Bummer, because in the vein of Shining Force and Final Fantasy Tactics, Gungnir is a fantasy strategy game in which you move your forces along a grid to tactically and masterfully take out enemies, sword-and-arrow style. All I’m saying is, it would be nice if this one could also show up on the PlayStation 3 download store— I hear our nation’s legions of younger cousins have abandoned their PSPs and will trade you for a nudie magazine.