New Video Game Releases: Week 11, 2011

This week is a pretty exciting one for video games with a lot of new titles being lined up and slated for release. Dance the night away (and burn some calories while you're at it) with Dance on Broadway. If you're purely in it for the exercise then why don't you pick up Fit in Six for the Wii? Experience the adventure from the book Beastly in its official game or take a chance shooting down real beasts in God Eater Burst. Lastly, immerse yourself in some RPG fun with Okamiden or take on a more daring role as a member of a criminal underground gang in Yakuza 4.


First, it was a book. Then they announced that it was going to be turned into a movie. And now you can live out the story yourself in the Beastly video game made for the Wii and Nintendo DS. Experience the story of Kyle Kingson as he fights against time to find someone to love lest he remain "beastly" forever. Here's more about the game from the developers:

"Beastly - the game - is an innovative interactive experience for the Nintendo Wii. Witness the events of the movie from your own perspective. Playing a student from the same school as the movie's main characters, you will visit famous locations in real time 3D, play fun mini games, collect pictures and interact with everyone through a social network interface.

  • 7 3D environments from the movie
  • 14 mini-games
  • Make friends with the movie character on the Academy’s social network
  • Collect pictures, biographies and movie clips
  • You are not re-playing the movie scene by scene, you are living the story with your own character."

Dance on Broadway

Put on those dancing shoes and get ready to dance! Dance on Broadway for the Nintendo Wii will have you dancing up a storm in no time with over twenty broadway-themed choreographies lined up for you. Belt out the most well-known show tunes in history with the on-screen lyrics and amp up the fun by inviting some friends over so you can perform a hit musical together. Here's more about the game:

"Dance on Broadway is the Wii dance game that puts you center stage performing some of the biggest Broadway hits right at home. Dance, sing, and act to hit songs from your favorite musical performances, like 'You Can’t Stop the Beat', 'Fame', and 'Luck Be A Lady'- just to name a few. Play requires only one Wii Remote per player allowing you to challenge up to three friends or family members in four-player battles for the lead in 20 Broadway hits. Get your jazz hands ready for Dance on Broadway.


  • Perform 20 authentic Broadway-style choreographies from the most beloved showtunes, including ‘Cabaret’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Dreamgirls’, ‘Roxie’, and many more!
  • Perform exciting duets and challenge up to four friends for the high score spotlight.
  • Includes musicals that appeal to all ages, whether you ‘Let the Sunshine In’ or croon ‘Lullaby of Broadway’.
  • Challenge yourself to dance your very best AND sing along to the on-screen lyrics for a full performance.
  • A workout in disguise, ‘Dance on Broadway’ will get you moving to the beat as you burn calories while having fun!"