New Releases this week 18/03/11

This week has such a small amount of brilliant games to pick from you'll be at your wits end deciding which is worth your money more than the next, with the beautiful Okamiden, the gritty Yakuza 4 and the spectacular Total War: Shogun 2 it's a hard stretch for us at the very least. Here's our pick of the releases this week.

Total War: Shogun 2


Feudal Japan is one of the most interesting times for an RTS, and the original Shogun pulled it off spectacularly, The Creative Assembly are back with a sequel and ask you once again to become a Daimyo and use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal; to re-unite Japan and become the new Shogun. Total War: Shogun 2 is the strategy game that you have been waiting your whole life for, so what are you waiting for?

Nintendo DS

Taking place just after the beautifully spectacular Okami, in Okamiden you control the young sun god Chibiterasu who has been summoned to protect the land. Using the DS stylus to attack enemies, paint objects and change the world around you. Can you really resist the chance to revisit the colourfully artistic world of Okami in Okamiden.

Yakuza 4
Playstation 3

The fourth and final installment of Yakuza is finally here, Kazuma Kiryu finds himself embroiled in the sleazy underbelly of Tokyo yet again, after a local mob boss is found dead. As gritty and action-packed as ever Yakuza 4 will allow you to see the storyline from four different perspectives of the people that are caught up in the aftermath of the murder. As the last proper title in the series, Yakuza 4 will undoubtedly end with a bang, and we can't wait to play it.

Road Construction Simulator

If Surgery Simulator isn't your cup of tea and you've been waiting for another meaty vehicular simulator well you're in luck this week as we see the release of Road Construction Simulator another niche of a niche, possibly of another niche. Lay cones, drill asphalt, flatten newly built roads and even lay lines in this new simulator from Excalibur Publishing.

This week has some pretty strong titles up for purchase, we cannot miss a game like Yakuza 4, but Okamiden also looks like a great contender for your hard-earned money. Will you be buying anything this week?