Everyone clear your schedules for Kinect except James Bond: Goldeneye 007 (Wii, Nintendo DS), the only fall games “major” willing to square off with Microsoft’s motion-sensing juggernaut this week. And square off it will, though indirectly, since it’s targeting a completely different audience. Developer Eurocom’s remake of Rare’s Goldeneye 64 for the Nintendo 64 replaces Pierce Brosnan with Daniel Craig, spiffs up the visuals, touches up the story, supports both Wii Remote and classic gamepad controls, and includes both 8-player online and 4-player split-screen modes. ETA: 11/2.
After leaving the spotlight to Sony’s PlayStation Move for over a month, Microsoft’s Kinect (Xbox 360) finally debuts on Thursday for $150 (alternatively $300 bundled with a 4GB Xbox 360, or $400 bundled with a 250GB Xbox 360). The company’s you-are-the-controller motion-sensing camera and microphone packs a sports-activity game dubbed Kinect Adventures. The launch lineup’s substantial, and includes Fighters Uncaged, Your Shape Fitness Evolved, DanceMasters, Adrenalin Misfits, MotionSports, Kinectimals, Kinect Joy Ride, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout, Sonic Free Riders, Dance Central, and Kinect Sports. I’ve had the system since last week, and you can look for my review here at launch. ETA: 11/4.
And the rest due this week, by platform.
PC: James Bond: Blood Stone
Xbox 360: Monopoly Streets, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage, Blood Drive, James Bond: Blood Stone, Megamind: Ultimate Showdown
PlayStation 3: Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, James Bond: Blood Stone, Blood Drive, Megamind: Ultimate Showdown, Powergig: Rise of the SixString Band Kit
Wii: PokePark: Pikachu’s Adventure, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 11, Battle of Giants Dinosaur Strike, The Amazing Race, Minute to Win It, Family Party: 90 Great Games Party Pack, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader Back To School, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Megamind: Mega Team Unite, Honda Fever, The Biggest Loser Challenge, Babysitting Mama
Nintendo DS: Intellivision Lives, Logic Machines, Atari’s Greatest Hits Volume 1, Petz Nursery 2, Imagine: Fashion Stylist, Noah’s Ark, Crime Lab: Body of Evidence, Witches & Vampires, Penguins of Madagascar, James Bond: Blood Stone, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader Back To School, Jeopardy, The Blue Defender, Wheel of Fortune, Busy Scissors, Digging for Dinosaurs, Chuck E. Cheese’s Game Room, Chuck E. Cheese’s Playhouse
PSP: Ys: The Oath in Felghana, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, EyePet, Megamind: The Blue Defender, Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath Evilman