New Releases this week 17/06/11

If you’re a fan of re-imaginings, re-releases and sequels, this week is fantastic for you, not only do we get the classic Ocarina of Time released on the 3DS, the spiritual sequel to Rez is ready for Kinect, and American McGee’s Alice finally returns to our screens; except this time she’s on our consoles. Here’s our pick of the releases this week.

Child of Eden
Xbox 360 (Kinect Compatible)

Tetsuya Mizoguchi's spiritual successor to Rez is finally here after last year's announcement at E3. Blending music and rail-shooting, Child of Eden is less of a game, and more of a synthesizer, it's all about the music, the beautiful visuals, but most of all; the experience. Working well with Kinect's motion sensor this is one game you can definitely chill out with this weekend.

Alice Madness Returns
Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Windows

American McGee's Alice returns, everyone's favourite deranged envisage of Lewis Carroll’s innocent Alice is back for the current generation in the form of a 3rd action game just like the original, coincidentally the game takes place 11 years after the original, which was released 11 years ago. Madness Returns has fantastic art direction with average gameplay, but is definitely worth picking up if you liked the original, or love a bit of crazy in your gaming, as a bonus it also comes with a copy of the original Alice; as long as you buy the game new of course, otherwise you’ll need to pay 800MSP for it.

Dungeon Siege III
Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Windows

Chris Taylor’s Dungeon Siege returns, however don’t expect the same Chris Taylor experience you got from the original two, he is merely an advisor on this project fronted by Obsidian Entertainment. If you are looking for a good co-operative action RPG look no further, if you are looking for Dungeon Siege III, you may be disappointed.

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS
Nintendo 3DS

One of the most recognised best games of all time returns to the 3DS over 10 years after its original release. Rather than a simple port, Nintendo have upped the graphics, changed a few things around and given long time fans of the game a true version of the game, just how they originally remembered it.

This week is terrible for the true gamer, as there is just far too many games to choose from, I would hate to have to pick just one, so I’m going for Child of Eden, which gives me plenty of time to get ready for Grasshopper’s Shadows of the Damned next week. What will you be buying this week.