New Releases 3/30/2009: Guitar Hero Gets Heavy

This weeks new releases are not as deep a group as some recent ones but it is headlined by one of the most famous metal bands. Let’s see if Lars & Co. can really be guitar heroes.

Guitar Hero: Metallica (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) hits shelves this week as the first of five releases in the franchise this year. While the music genre continues to sell well, I think this iteration, with a band whose peak came and went a decade ago, may just be the game that sees an end to the streak of great sales the franchise has enjoyed. I have foretold the end of music games’ popularity before but this may actually be the time that people do not just come back for more simply due to the name on the front.

Other notable releases this week:

Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (Xbox 360, PC)
Gardening Mama (DS)
The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai (XBLA)
Comet Crash (PSN)

What will you be picking up this week?