Downloadable Roundup for August 19, 2012

-Greg Livingston

Another week has passed, and we’ve gotten more downloadable games for our consoles. Let’s list ‘em off just in case you missed one.

I will only cover US releases for now. If there’s demand for other regions, we could cover those, too.

Also, let’s work in alphabetical order, using the console manufacturer.

Microsoft – Xbox Live Arcade

Dust: An Elysian Tail – August 15, 2012 – 1200 points

This 2D action-platformer has plenty of action and looks to feature RPG elements as well. The graphics are eye-catching, too, and in all, the trailer reminds me of Vanillaware games.

The Expedables 2 Video Game – August 17, 2012 – 1200 points

A coop twin-stick shooter for a download service that already has tons of great coop twin-stick shooters, the Expendables 2 has a lot to live up to. Not to knock it, though; Expendables 2 looks well-produced.

Nintendo – DSiWare

Crazy Chicken Pirates – August 16, 2012 – 200 points

This gallery shooter features a nice, cartoony aesthetic matched with more than just baddies to shoot—you’ll find treasures to collect, as well.

Nintendo – 3DS eShop

Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D – August 16, 2012 - $1.99

A 3D version of Crazy Chicken Pirates specifically for the 3DS eShop. It’s nice to see that both versions come in at just about the same price.

Sony – PlayStation Network

Papa & Yo – August 14, 2012 - $14.99

This adventure game about a boy and his Monster touts the fact that Monster is addicted to eating frogs, which will make him fly into a rage. This game features a variety of puzzles that you’ll have to overcome while hanging out with an emotional beast.

CSI: Fatal Conspiracy – August 14, 2012 - $19.99

An adventure game from Telltale Games and written by the CSI staff, this game includes five cases to crack. Previously released in 2010 as a retail release.

Shinobi (Playstation 2 Classic) – August 14, 2012 - $9.99

This 3D action game is a stylish update to the classic Sega action platformer. You’ll chain attacks using stealth-dashes, you’ll run along walls, and in general there’s plenty of some good old-fashioned ninjutsu to work with.