The Week In Games: Face Off

A lively week of releases kicks off the stretch run of Labor Day through the holidays; EA Sports ships two hockey titles; the first PlayStation Move game arrives and a couple of strong handhelds round out the week's cattle call.

Monday, Sept. 6

  • Aion: Assault on Balaurea (PC)
  • Photo World DSi (DS)

Tuesday, Sept. 7

  • NHL 11 (PS3, 360) - The latest edition of EA Sports' critically acclaimed hockey simulation adds real-time physics, faceoff variants and the Hockey Ultimate Team card game.
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (DS, PS3, Wii, 360) - Play as Spider-Man across four alternate realities, each with different powers and attributes.
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 (PS3, 360) - Ubisoft's sequel to its air combat franchise returns with vulcan cannon blazing and rockets' red glare.

Also: Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame (DS, Wii); Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt (PC, PS3, 360); EyePet (PS3); Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP); NHL Slapshot (Wii); R.U.S.E. (PC, PS3, 360); Sports Champions (PS3); The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff (PC); UFC 2010 Undisputed (PSP) .

Wednesday, Sept. 8

  • Plants vs. Zombies (XBLA)

Looking Ahead

Sept. 14: Halo: Reach. Sept. 21: Civilization V; DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue; Sept. 28: Dead Rising 2, FIFA 11, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (PSN); Sept. 30: Final Fantasy XIV Online.

What are you getting? What do you want? What are you looking forward to? Sound it off below, and at #twig.