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New Releases for The Week of Seeking Fortunes

New Releases for The Week of Seeking Fortunes

As we get close to the end of the year, there are just a couple games worth looking at again this week. The first is The Adventures of Tintin: The Game. This is, of course, a tie-in with the upcoming film from legendary movie maker Steven Spielberg and famous Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat. The game follows the plot of the film, placing the character in a series of platforming puzzles, which match each scene sequence. The game features multiple playable characters, including Tintin, Haddock, and Snowy, and a variety of gameplay types mixed into the platforming, like some sword-fighting and plane flying. I wouldn’t expect much from this title, but if you’re a Tintin fan, you likely wont want to miss adding it to your collection. The Adventures of Tintin is available now for Windows, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS.

Mario Party meets Monopoly in Fortune Street. Each player chooses a classic Nintendo or Dragon Quest character (or a Mii) as their game-piece, then moves around the board buying and improving property, paying rent on other player’s squares, tripping random and scripted special events, and playing mini-games for bonus cash. There is also a stock market of sorts that the players can invest in, which fluctuates with player actions. There are fifteen different game boards, each with unique events and properties, and two rules sets to choose from, depending on desired complexity. It looks like a lot more fun than a round of the actual Monopoly board game, but, honestly, I can’t think of many things that aren’t. Fortune Street is available for Nintendo Wii.

Following is a full list of this week’s North American releases:

Windows

  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

Wii

  • Fortune Street
  • JAWS: Ultimate Predator
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

3DS

  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

Xbox 360

  • Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

PS3

  • Just Dance 3
  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

Comments

  1. Canti
    Canti Not one single overly kiddy sounding game being released that I can call game of the year :(

    Although the two dogs hopping up a 90 degree wall in that preview got a good laugh.

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