Sony insists that the PlayStation 2 has several years left in its life cycle. However, it's unlikely that the platform will see a game of the same stature as God of War II ever again. Already lauded by critics as one of the finest PS2 action games made, the first-party Sony game's reign at retail was kicked off last night at a launch party in San Francisco.
Besides God of War, two other titles of note arrived on Sony platforms this week. Activision dispatched Call of Duty: Roads to Victory onto the PlayStation Portable while 2K Games shipped College Hoops 2K7 for the PlayStation 3.
The week's other big sports game was for a Nintendo platform. Months after it hit most other consoles, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 finally arrives on the Wii today, letting players slice and putt with real movements. The Wii will also receive three blasts from the past in the form of the Virtual Console titles Double Dungeons, Sonic Spinball, and Tecmo Bowl.
The sole Xbox 360 release for the week is Wednesday's Xbox Live Arcade game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The DS gets several minor titles, including Wiffle Ball Advance and QuickSpot. Meanwhile, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, Great Invasions, and Top Spin 2 bounce onto the PC.
This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer information--actual dates may vary).
MARCH 12, 2007
Carol Vorderman's Sudoku (PC)
Double Dungeons (Wii via Virtual Console)
Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle (PC)
Sonic Spinball (Wii via Virtual Console)
Tecmo Bowl (Wii via Virtual Console)
Top Spin 2 (PC)
Tortuga - Two Treasures (DS)
Wiffle Ball Advance (DS)
MARCH 13, 2007
Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (PSP)
College Hoops 2K7 (PS3)
God of War II (PS2)
Great Invasions (PC)
Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Prince Duckling (PC)
Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach (DS)
Model Train 3D (PC)
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 (PC)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (Wii)
MARCH 14, 2007
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (X360 via Xbox Live Arcade)
MARCH 15, 2007
Disney's Herbie Rescue Rally (DS)