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All quiet on the new release front

After the veritable bounty of big name releases at the end of last week, it's perhaps no surprise that things are eerily quiet today by comparison. Indeed, with most of this week's "new" releases being budget reissues, you can almost sense the tumbleweed blowing past the doors of your local games emporium as they stack the meagre pickings on their shelves. This year's F1 world championship might be over already (Ron Dennis' sour grapes notwithstanding), but Sony aren't going to let that stop them from releasing another FIA licensed game. This one's a little different though - not only is it a PlayStation One game (now there's something you don't see very often these days), but F1 Arcade is (as the title suggests) less about simulation and more about high speed racing and outrageous power-ups. Sadly this is pretty much the highlight of the week as far as new releases go. The only new arrivals on the PlayStation 2 are Scooby Doo: Night Of 100 Frights and Tetris Worlds. Be still my beating heart. Xbox owners have two brand new games to pick from, but neither Antz Extreme Racing or Le Tour De France is likely to be a must-have title, and the GameBoy Advance is stuck with (yes, you guessed it) Antz Extreme Racing and Droopy Tennis Open, featuring quite possibly the most miserable looking mutt in cartoon history and some of his friends. Meanwhile PC owners will have to make do with a collection of left-overs. Naturally there's a version of Antz Extreme Racing for the beige box as well, but apart from that it's slim pickings. MechWarrior fans can apparently look forward to the arrival of not one but two new budget-priced "mech paks", each featuring four new mechs, a new weapon, a new piece of equipment and a new multiplayer map. Or at least, they could if anyone was actually stocking it. There's also a game called Autocracy, but frankly we've never even heard of it before, and the publisher's website is all flash animations and no content, so your guess is as good as ours. Otherwise it's a catalogue of budget re-releases and bundles, with highlights including the Tropico Gold Pack, Call To Power II and Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2. New Releases - Cube No new releases GBA Antz Extreme Racing Droopy Tennis OpenPC Antz Extreme Racing Autocracy Call To Power II (budget) Heavy Gear (budget) Interstate '76 (budget) Lock 'n' Load Twin Pack - Soldier of Fortune / Kingpin (bundle) MechWarrior 4: The Clan add-on MechWarrior 4: The InnerSphere add-on Star Trek Armada (budget) Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (budget) Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 (budget) Tropico Gold Pack (bundle) Zork Nemesis (budget) PSXF1 ArcadePS2 Midnight Club (budget) Scooby Doo: Night Of 100 Frights Smuggler's Run (budget) Tetris Worlds Xbox Antz Extreme Racing Le Tour De France Related Feature - UK Release Date List