New Releases 1/5/2009: Start with a Bang

After a few weeks of no new releases and a holiday break, new releases is back. Not exactly anything great to talk about but the new year tends to start slower but will heat up shortly as 2009 has tons of great games, which we will be previewing on the next episode of the podcast.

This weeks highlights include the movie tie-in game for Hotel for Dogs (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS. PC) which is destined to be a bargain bin title by next week’s new releases. The movie’s trailer looks terrible and I can’t imagine the game will be much better.

Also this week is Big Bang Mini (DS) which looks like a twin stick shooter with the aesthetics of Boom Boom Rocket. While the game has had little press or marketing push, it seems like it could be good for a quick, fun experience on the handheld that has made that its calling card.

Hit the jump for more notable releases…

Interpol (XBLA)

What will you be picking up this week?