Archive for 11 September, 2011
The ultimate prize awaits you at the mystical College of Runes… Speed, Accuracy, and Tactics are all important in battle as you draw magical Runes on your DS. Collect, Trade and Customize your way to over one million possible spellbook combinations!
The College of Runes is the most magical school in the universe! Students travel from all over the universe to study, but only the most talented are invited to attend classes to learn the Runes’ awesome power.
Sadly lessons are super dull so Kalamazoo, the school ghost, makes things more fun by organizing secret tournaments! Rumor has it that the tournament winner could one day receive the most coveted of gifts, the mystical One Wish Rune… Could it be you?
List Price: £29.99
Crash and Dash into an action racing game like no other with Wacky Races. With its fun-filled environments, crazy cars and hilarious characters, you’re to have fun. The game features all the characters and cars from the TV series including old favourites: Turbo Terrific driven by Peter Perfect, the Ant Hill Mob in their Bullet Proof Bomb, Penelope Pitstop, and the Mean Machine driven by Dick Dastardly and his sidekick, Muttley. Join Dick Dastardly and the gang to race across a variety of action-packed and colourful cross-country rallies from the TV series. Watch out for traps and speed ahead to win the ultimate title of World’s Wackiest Racer. Wacky Widgets are collected during the race to gain “Wacky Powers,” as well as a character’s super-special “Way Out Wacky” power, which can be used to gain the upper hand over sly opponents.
- Fun-filled environments, crazy cars and hilarious characters
- Features all the characters and cars from the TV series including old favourites – Turbo Terrific driven by Peter Perfect, the Ant Hill Mob in their Bullet Proof Bomb, Penelope Pitstop, and the Mean Machine driven by Dick Dastardly and his sidekick, Muttley.
- Join Dick Dastardly and the gang, racing across a variety of action-packed and colourful cross-country rallies from the TV series
- Racers watch out for traps and speed ahead to win the ultimate title of World’s Wackiest Racer
- Wacky Widgets are collected during the race to gain Wacky Powers, as well as a character’s super-special Way Out Wacky power, which can be used to gain the upper hand over sly opponents
List Price: £29.99
PS3 compilation of Kratos’ PSP exploits joined in stores by NHL 12, and Twisted Pixel’s Gunstringer; downloadable debuts topped by free Red Dead Redemption add-on.
Between Resistance 3, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, Driver: San Francisco, Dead Island, and Star Fox 3DS, the first full week of September was chock full of high-profile new releases. The second week lets up ever so slightly, with a new PlayStation 3 compilation of Kratos’ portable conquests leading a slate featuring EA Sports’ annual hockey sim, Twisted Pixel’s first Kinect game, and a free downloadable add-on to last year’s smash hit Red Dead Redemption.
The God of War: Origins Collection brings together the two PSP installments in Sony’s popular god-slaughtering action series: 2008′s God of War: Chains of Olympus and 2010′s God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Both games will be remastered in high definition with support for 3D displays as well as PlayStation Network trophies.
While NHL preseason games don’t start until September 19, this week’s release of EA Sports’ annual puck sim will signal a welcome end to
a tragedy-filled offseason. Putting the focus back on the ice, EA Sports has updated this year’s version of the series with a new “Full Contact” physics engine. The publisher aims to increase realism in the game, adding in such features as goalies that can be interfered with more realistically, as well as net battles. It has also revamped the Be a Pro career mode and added a handful of legends to the game, including Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Gordie Howe.
The launch of Twisted Pixel’s Gunstringer marks a pair of firsts for the developer. The Western-themed marionette-based shooter is both the first Kinect game from the studio, as well as its first retail offering. The Gunstringer will sell for in stores and will be bundled with a voucher code to download Halfbrick’s slice-’em-up Fruit Ninja Kinect. The Halfbrick-developed produce-slicing game saw a stand-alone Xbox Live Arcade launch August 10 and sells for separately.
Red Dead Redemption gets a posse of new multiplayer characters this week with the free Myths and Mavericks Bonus Pack. The eight new characters are pulled from the original game’s single-player mode and highlighted by aging gunslinger Landon Ricketts. The rest of the new additions include Vicente DeSanta, Drew MacFarlane, Deputy Eli, Deputy Jonah, Javier Esquella, Nastas, and Uncle. The add-on also includes 11 new locations for multiplayer matches.
For further details on the week’s games, visit GameSpot’s New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Secrets of the Artificers–PC–Atari
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
NHL 12–X360, PS3–EA Sports
Red Dead Redemption: Myths & Mavericks Bonus Pack–PS3–Rockstar
God of War Origins Collection–PS3–Sony
Bit.Trip Saga–3DS–Aksys Games
Bit.Trip Complete–Wii–Aksys Games
White Knight Chronicles II–PS3–D3Publisher
Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures
Challenge Me: Word Puzzles–DS–O-Games
Thor: God of Thunder–3DS–Sega
Deca Sports Extreme–3DS–Konami
Call of Juarez: The Cartel–PC–Ubisoft
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad–PC–Tripwire
Nicktoons MLB–X360, Wii, DS–2K Play
Balloon Pop 2–3DS–UFO Interactive
Kinect Zoom peripheral–Nyko
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Expansion–PC, PS3, X360–Wizards of the Coast
TrackMania 2 Canyon–PC–Ubisoft
Defense of the Middle Kingdom–DS–Aksys Games
Week Recap: PS3 sales; Xbox 360 No. 1; Dragon Quest Wii U; 3DS sales
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