MadWorld out Tuesday, Resident Evil 5 out Friday

Monday marks the first day in a huge week for video game new releases. Kicking off the week are the first two "New Play Control" Wii-makes, Mario Power Tennis and Pikmin, which are both out today on the Wii. The bigger game releases come out later on in the week, including two of the most highly-anticipated games of 2009.

MadWorld, which can be described as a cross between Arnold Schwarzenegger's film The Running Man, Smash TV, and Mortal Kombat, comes out on the Nintendo Wii Tuesday. There's a lot of excitement built up around the game's release for a number of reasons including MadWorld's unique black and white (and red for blood) art-style, its hard Mature-rating (a rating not held by many Wii games), and its vicious Mortal Kombat-esque finishing moves.

Resident Evil 5 also hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this Friday, March 14, which is just four days from Monday. The game is the fifth chapter in Capcom's immensely popular survival-horror series and introduces some big changes for the franchise, including a cooperative campaign where two players can play through the main game in its entirety together either online or off.

Check back Tuesday to read GamePro's review of MadWorld and Friday for Resident Evil 5.

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