New PAL Releases Roundup - 05/06/09

Red Faction! Sacred 2! Star Ocean!

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel launches on console this week. It's not the best of the batch, but I am in it. Yes I did a voiceover for the action-RPG whilst wearing a jester outfit. The only problem I'm having is finding myself. In-game, silly. Can anyone help? Answers on a postcard. Thanks!

Red Faction: Guerrilla turned out to be the "very definition of a solid 7/10". In other words, read our review before going to the shops - while The Sims 3 nudged closer to Sims Mecca.

Codemasters' racer FUEL fell short of the usual publisher pedigree, and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat may be the first New Play Control title to warrant a Wii remake. Our thoughts soon.

The Walk With Me game for DS comes with a pedometer add-on, and US flat-tummy trainer Jillian Michaels launches her Wii balance board game Fitness Ultimatum this week. She used to be fat but now she's thin, and she wants you to be happy too, because only thin people are happy and fulfilled. F*** off Jillian.

Final Fantasy VII heads to PS3 and PSP via the PlayStation Network, and our Star Ocean: The Last Hope review will be here next week.

This week in shops:

  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • FUEL (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Xbox 360)
  • New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii)
  • Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum (Wii)
  • Walk With Me! Do You Know Your Walking Routine? (DS)
  • Ar Tonelico 2: Melody of Metafalica (PS2)
  • The Sims 3 (PC)

Out this week online:

  • Wolfenstein 3D (PS3, XBLA)
  • Trash Panic (PSN
  • Final Fantasy VII (PSN)
  • Final Fantasy VI: The After Years (WiiWare)
  • Art Style: Kubos (DSiWare)
  • Animal Crossing: Clock (DSiWare)
  • Animal Crossing: Calculator (DSiWare)

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