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PAL New Releases Roundup - 26/06/09

Another week gone too soon.

The King of Pop is dead, but the world moves on, and a fresh batch of games shimmy onto shelves this week. And there are some goodies.

Overlord II arrives with an 8/10, like the original, but is a "distinct improvement" and should command the attention of newcomers and fans alike. Overlord: Dark Legends on Wii may also tickle your fancy.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite roars into Europe after phenomenal success in Japan, with considerable backing from Capcom and Sony. MHFU has "MMO levels" of content, which is "completely unparalleled" on the PSP, we said. Those who invest the time will unlock an experience of "immense satisfaction and sense of achievement".

Fight Night jumps back into the ring for another, heartily recommended bout: "An intense, heart-rattling experience that gets more rewarding the more time you invest in learning the nuances," to be precise.

For specialist tastes we recommend ArmA II on PC or the personality-packed Tales of Vesperia JRPG on Xbox 360.

Spore expansion Galactic Adventures is decent, while Another Code R and Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? are average.

Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires, Superstar V8 Racing and Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits are worth a shout, although our opinion on those will have to wait.

Also note Fallout 3: Point Lookout, which is well worth investing in, and appears to have arrived with no technical hiccups.

Have a lovely weekend.

This week:

  • Fight Night Round 4 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360)
  • Overlord II (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Overlord: Dark Legend (Wii)
  • Overlord: Minions (DS)
  • Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits (PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
  • Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits (DS
  • ArmA II (PC)
  • Another Code R: A Journey into Lost Memories (Wii)
  • Fallout 3: Point Lookout (PC, Xbox 360)
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
  • Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? (PSP)
  • Superstars V8 Racing (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Anno 1404 (PC)
  • LEGO Battles (DS)
  • Diabolik (DS, PC, PS2, Wii)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)
  • Spore: Galactic Adventures (PC)
  • FUEL (PC)
  • Resident Evil Archives (Wii
  • Customplay Golf 2010 (PC)