Driift Mania - Another potential great game by Konami?

After North America did not get any VC games the last two weeks some people were rightfully worried that Europe would also not get any new ones as soon as the Hanabi Festival was over. Those worries were well warranted, because as it turns out, indeed, there's not one new VC game tonight!

Instead, there's a whopping three new WiiWare games, and, as usual, one new DSiWare game.

Driift Mania is the only completely new title of the bunch - This overhead racer by Konami seems to feature some really frantic, fast-paced action, and reminds us of certain classic racing games. It can be played with up to 8 players and will cost you 800 Wii Points. We interviewed Konami about the game just a few days ago, so go ahead and read the interview again while you wait for us to review the game!

The Three Musketeers: One For All! is an impressive port of a previously released PC platformer. With nice graphics and fun gameplay it comes recommended if you like platformers - WiiWare certainly could use any it can get! You can either read our interview with the developers to see what they think of their own creation or read our review to see what we thought. The game costs 900 Wii Points.

Thankfully, Telltale didn't make us wait long for Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, the first episode of Guybrush Threepwood's new adventure. It's a great game and worthy of the Monkey Island name, but be warned - The WiiWare version of the game has a choppy framerate and fuzzy sound, both of which are not there in the PC version. Neither is game-breaking, but they will definitely get on your nerves! As with The Three Musketeers, you can either read our interview or our review.

Today's sole DSiWare release is Guitar Rock Tour, which is another conversion of a retail DS game by Gameloft. For only 500 DSi Points we're sure it can't be too bad, but approach it with caution until we review it - The reviews for the DS version aren't exactly too hot.

Yup, no VC this week! Will we get a second retro game-less week as well?