This week’s disc-based game releases include the release of an exclusive expansion pack for Tomb Raider for Xbox 360, and Skate 2 for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. This week Wii offers Ultimate Shooting Collection and SimAnimals, aimed at pleasing the younger gaming market.
This week Xbox 360 sees the release of an exclusive expansion pack for Tomb Raider Underworld, available on Wednesday, January 21st.
Tomb Raider Underworld: Expansion Token Pack is the first release from an exclusive downloadable content deal that Microsoft made with Tomb Raider’s developers, Crystal Dynamics. Normally downloadable content would not be included in this list; however, GameStop is offering a “boxed” retail copy in stores. Gamers who purchase this “boxed” copy will receive gift cards which they can redeem on-line for the desired downloadable content pack. Tomb Raider Underworld and all subsequent expansion packs have been rated T by the ESRB.
Xbox 360 and PS3
The Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 share a common release this week. Skate 2 ships for both systems on Wednesday, January 21st.
Skate 2 is the much anticipated sequel to – you guessed it – Skate, which EA published in 2007. Skate 2 hopes to push the graphics and action of “next gen” skateboarding games, as well as innovate upon the unique control system of its predecessor. Skate 2 has been rated T by the ESRB.
Ultimate Shooting Collection is a grouping of some of the best arcade shooters from yester-year all on one disc, and will be available on Tuesday, January 20th. Ultimate Shooting Collection has been rated E by the ESRB
SimAnimals comes out on Wednesday, January 21st and allows players to bring their love of the Sims into the great outdoors. Gamers will do all that they can to maintain a beautiful forest in which all of their favorite animals can flourish. SimAnimals has been rated E by the ESRB.