An epic week, no question - there's a veritable raft of releases, particularly in the beloved action / shooting genres we at NZGamer.com hold so dear.
Check out some of our picks:
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
A remake of the beloved classic, this updated version brings the graphics into line with what you'd expect from a modern game without touching the underlying physics and gameplay. It's timed to coincide with the original game's tenth anniversary, which just makes us feel old to be honest. Happy Birthday Halo!
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
The number one pick for many, this new Assassin's Creed dials up the intrigue about as much as it promises to extend the sneaky / stabby gameplay.
Need for Speed: The Run
EA are tying the need for speed together with a need for narrative, in this story-driven entry into the decades-old racing series. If you're wondering why we're excited about it, watch this. Go on, we'll wait here. See? Awesome. Here's hoping it lives up to the hype!
Saints Row: The Third
The irreverent GTA-like open-world action game is back, and this time it's got a huge wobbling purple dildo weapon (unless you live in Japan). Not sure what all the fuss is about? We've got a host of videos up for the title, which all help build the hype a bit, but if you've only got time for one - make it this one.
There's also the long-awaited debut of the uDraw tablet on Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 (including a few launch titles for the device), a new LEGO Harry Potter title, a new Mario & Sonic at the Olympics title, and more. There's updated versions of L.A. Noire, The Witcher 2, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. There's even a bunch of new PlayStation Move titles, if you like that kind of thing, and a heap of stuff for the kids as well.
It's on, basically.
The full list is below - what's your pick? Are you gonna be grabbing any of this lot? Let us know in the comments!
|X360||Assassin's Creed Revelations||Tue 15th||119.99|
|PS3||Assassin's Creed Revelations||Tue 15th||119.99|
|X360||Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary||Tue 15th||69.99|
|PC||The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Version 2||Wed 16th||69.99|
|PS3||After Hours Atheletes||Thu 17th||59.99|
|PS3||Carnival Island||Thu 17th||59.99|
|PS3||Eye Pet and Friends||Thu 17th||59.99|
|Wii||Go Vacation||Thu 17th||89.99|
|X360||Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Thu 17th||69.99|
|PS3||Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest||Thu 17th||59.99|
|PS3||Start The Party Save The World||Thu 17th||59.99|
|PC||Anno 2070||Fri 18th||99.99|
|PS3||Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends||Fri 18th||89.99|
|X360||Hulk Hogan's Main Event||Fri 18th||79.99|
|PS3||L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition||Fri 18th||109.99|
|X360||L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition||Fri 18th||109.99|
|Wii||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Fri 18th||79.99|
|PC||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Fri 18th||49.99|
|PS3||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Fri 18th||89.99|
|X360||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Fri 18th||89.99|
|DS||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Fri 18th||59.99|
|3DS||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Fri 18th||TBC|
|PSP||LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Fri 18th||59.99|
|Wii||Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games||Fri 18th||99.99|
|Wii||Need For Speed: The Run||Fri 18th||69.99|
|3DS||Need For Speed: The Run||Fri 18th||69.99|
|PS3||Need For Speed: The Run||Fri 18th||119.99|
|X360||Need For Speed: The Run||Fri 18th||119.99|
|PC||Need For Speed: The Run||Fri 18th||99.99|
|PC||Saints Row: The Third||Fri 18th||99.99|
|X360||Saints Row: The Third||Fri 18th||119.99|
|PS3||Saints Row: The Third||Fri 18th||119.99|
|Wii||The Black Eyed Peas Experience||Fri 18th||109.99|
|X360||The Black Eyed Peas Experience||Fri 18th||119.99|
|PS3||uDraw - GameTablet with Instant Artist||Fri 18th||139.99|
|X360||uDraw - GameTablet with Instant Artist||Fri 18th||139.99|
|PS3||uDraw Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat||Fri 18th||69.99|
|X360||uDraw Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat||Fri 18th||69.99|
|Wii||uDraw Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat||Fri 18th||69.99|
|PS3||uDraw Pictionary Ultimate Edition||Fri 18th||69.99|
|X360||uDraw Pictionary Ultimate Edition||Fri 18th||69.99|
|PS3||Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3||Fri 18th||89.99|
|X360||Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3||Fri 18th||89.99|
|3DS||Word Wizard 3D||Fri 18th||49.99|
|X360||Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012||Fri 18th||109.99|