If you've been hanging out to buy a game and simply must do it this week, there's not a lot of brand new stuff to choose from. That said, what there is will definitely pique the interest for many... let's break them down:
The brand new entry in Sony's multiplayer-centric romp, Starhawk (which bears no relation to either the political activist or the 1977 videogame, which both share the same name) brings a full singleplayer campaign and a strategic element to the online action. A third-person shooter, it's the spiritual successor to 2007's Warhawk, and set in a version of colonial space that resembles a Western movie.
Sniper Elite V2
A remake of the 2005 title Sniper Elite, V2 is a tactical shooter from the Aliens vs. Predator developers Rebellion. It's ultra violent, with slow-motion X-Ray replays showing your bullet's path through the enemy when you make a good shot.
If you want to see what it's like, we've included a video (below) where a chap called Red Dragon plays through the demo - complete with what looks like a shot that takes out the testicles of his enemy. Ouch.
Street Fighter X Tekken
Already available on PS3 and 360, the cross-franchise fighter is making its way onto PC this week. The game has been generally well received, but not without controversy, with some people complaining about the fact that the game included at retail the data needed to unlock extra characters that Capcom intend to sell down the line.
Additionally, the Xbox 360 version - despite claims in the manual and on the box to the contrary - doesn't support tag team matches online, and Capcom have no plans to address that shortcoming with a patch.