Next Week’s Games 9th-16th

Next Week… (9-9-05 – 16-9-05)

Welcome to a new (and hopefully weekly feature) here on DZ which will condense the coming week in gaming into choice chunks and hopefully tell you the best (or at least the best there is this coming week) for you chosen console or handheld. After a quick scan over these week upcoming titles it seems that life is very rosy if you are a PS2 or Xbox owner as the upcoming release on both consoles is almost identical. The biggest title been released this week is without doubt Atari’s Fahrenheit which has been long awaited by gamers for months and is one of those really innovative titles that you don’t see very often. Other than that this weeks sees a huge does of gaming goodness for any fans of those American sports with both NFL and NHL been presented in pixel form! The only big game to hit the Cube this month seems to be Madden 06 but it could be argued better version of the game are available on other consoles

DS owners have Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow to look forward to while PSP owners will finally get their mists on the first handheld Burnout ever as Burnout Legends hits stores on the 16th. Finally for PC owners Fahrenheit will also grace their system with a new Sims expansion pack and the somewhat innovative Bet On Solider been released as well. All in all it is an exciting week with almost every console getting a release with buying. For a slightly more in-depth look at the game released this week you can read below. If that doesn’t interest you then skip to the very bottom for or game(s) of the week.

Playstation2

Madden NFL 2006
Madden NFL Football has revolutionized its passing game, giving Madden NFL 2006 the most groundbreaking and innovative offensive arsenal ever created. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback’s field of vision. You’ll be able to play the game in a whole new way in all-new NFL Superstar mode by guiding an up-and-coming player from a collegiate All-Star game to All-Pro status – complete with endorsements, agents, national stardom, and more. Pick apart defenses and become a legend with Madden.

Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit, a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces. For no apparent reason, ordinary people are randomly killing total strangers. Although there is no link between the murderers, they all seem to follow exactly the same ritual and pattern. Lucas Kane becomes one of these murderers when he kills a stranger in the men’s room of a restaurant. Finding himself in control of Lucas, the player is haunted by strange visions and the desperate need to find out what is happening to him. At the same time he must keep one step ahead of the police, especially Inspector Carla Valenti and her team-mate agent Tyler Miles.

NHL 2006
Take complete control of every scoring opportunity and become an offensive superstar with NHL 06. With the new EA SPORTS Skill Stick, express your shooting style and light the lamp with highlight reel moves of an All-Star. Using classic deke controls to skate past, around, or through defenders, and then rip the back of the net with pin-point accuracy. Get offensive and score like never before with NHL 06!

PSP

Burnout Legends
Burnout Legends sets the bar for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series’ trademark speed, destruction and depth with new PSP-only features, gameplay refinements and connectivity. Gamers can look forward to eight gameplay modes, including crash, road rage and pursuit, with white-knuckle multiplayer via WiFi, and a GameShare option allowing players to wirelessly share a demo level of the game with friends.

PC

The Sims 2: Nightlife
The Sims 2 Nightlife takes Sims into the night to explore all of their favorite after-dark activities. Players can either head out and discover their love lives or have a crazy night out with friends. With the new dating gameplay, players will see if their Sims have chemistry with others which will determine their romantic fate. The newest addition to the game includes the brand new pleasure seeker aspiration allowing players to explore a life filled with unforgettable dates, endless nights of dancing and fine dining. Make your Sims nightlife fantasy a reality with over 125 new objects including a DJ booth, Electro Dance Sphere and all you need to design the ultimate nightclub and VIP lounge.

Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit, a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces. For no apparent reason, ordinary people are randomly killing total strangers. Although there is no link between the murderers, they all seem to follow exactly the same ritual and pattern. Lucas Kane becomes one of these murderers when he kills a stranger in the men’s room of a restaurant. Finding himself in control of Lucas, the player is haunted by strange visions and the desperate need to find out what is happening to him. At the same time he must keep one step ahead of the police, especially Inspector Carla Valenti and her team-mate agent Tyler Miles.

Bet On Solider
With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title – that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill. When they encounter this enemy in the game, a duel will take place. Depending on the outcome, the player will either lose his stake or win a prize calculated according to his opponent’s rank, his initial stake, and the length of time it took to win. Accrued credits can be used to upgrade the player’s character, in order to challenge progressively tougher opponents. The engrossing single-player game provides the player with an array of Elite Champion AI’s, whom you encounter throughout the many levels, each with its own distinctive personality, ensuring variety in betting tactics.

Nintendo DS

Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for DS, the first in Konami’s legendary Castlevania series for the new portable system, will continue the storyline that first emerged in the critically acclaimed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow ended, the games protagonist Soma Cruz finds himself at the center of a mysterious cults plan to resurrect their evil lord and master, Dracula. In order to save himself and those closest to him, Soma must infiltrate the enemies home base, a towering replica of Dracula’s castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures.

GameBoy Advance

Megaman Zero 4
After falling under the evil rule of Dr. Weil, Neo Arcadia has collapsed into a state of chaos and confusion. Zero discovers this disastrous turn of events when he and his friends come to the rescue of a band of humans fleeing Neo Arcadia. Now it’s up to our hero Zero to resolve this terrible conflict between humans and reploids to restore peace and security to the land. With new systems to seize enemy weapons and create strengthening chips, plus new Cyber elf programs to introduce new abilities, this is the most exhilarating action to ever coming to the Game Boy Advance.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Destiny Board Traveler
Take control of one of 12 characters from the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! television series, and duel against as many as three friends. Special game maps have been created to give Yu-Gi-Oh! fans a different experience to what they’re used to in the TV show or past video games, which include wacky locations such as Domino Park and Outer Space. The outcome of each individual battle decides whether a duellist gains ground or loses it to his opponents in the bigger picture. Of course a Yu-Gi-Oh! game is nothing without cards to collect, and ‘Destiny Board Traveler’ has over 750 of the latest ones to acquire and then trade among friends via GBA link cable.

GameCube

Madden NFL 2006
Madden NFL Football has revolutionized its passing game, giving Madden NFL 2006 the most groundbreaking and innovative offensive arsenal ever created. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback’s field of vision. You’ll be able to play the game in a whole new way in all-new NFL Superstar mode by guiding an up-and-coming player from a collegiate All-Star game to All-Pro status – complete with endorsements, agents, national stardom, and more. Pick apart defenses and become a legend with Madden.

Xbox

Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit, a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces. For no apparent reason, ordinary people are randomly killing total strangers. Although there is no link between the murderers, they all seem to follow exactly the same ritual and pattern. Lucas Kane becomes one of these murderers when he kills a stranger in the men’s room of a restaurant. Finding himself in control of Lucas, the player is haunted by strange visions and the desperate need to find out what is happening to him. At the same time he must keep one step ahead of the police, especially Inspector Carla Valenti and her team-mate agent Tyler Miles.

Madden NFL 2006
Madden NFL Football has revolutionized its passing game, giving Madden NFL 2006 the most groundbreaking and innovative offensive arsenal ever created. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback’s field of vision. You’ll be able to play the game in a whole new way in all-new NFL Superstar mode by guiding an up-and-coming player from a collegiate All-Star game to All-Pro status – complete with endorsements, agents, national stardom, and more. Pick apart defenses and become a legend with Madden.

NHL 2006
Take complete control of every scoring opportunity and become an offensive superstar with NHL 06. With the new EA SPORTS Skill Stick, express your shooting style and light the lamp with highlight reel moves of an All-Star. Using classic deke controls to skate past, around, or through defenders, and then rip the back of the net with pin-point accuracy. Get offensive and score like never before with NHL 06!

Games Of The Week