The Week In Games: Rome, Built In A YearS

A year after Assassin's Creed II, the story of Ezio Auditore shifts to Rome with Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the week's major core console drop. Others of note include Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Sonic Colors, and NBA Jam in high definition.

Sunday (Nov. 14)

  • Dood's Big Adventure (Wii)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (DS)
  • uDraw Studio (Wii)

Monday (Nov. 15)

  • NBA Jam (PS3, 360)
  • Remington Super Slam Hunting North America (Wii)
  • The Sims 3 (Wii)

Tuesday (Nov. 16)

  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3, 360) - Continue the struggle against the Templars with Desmond and Ezio in the Eternal City, or take the fight online in the first Assassin's Creed to feature multiplayer
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (DS, PC, PS3, Wii, 360) - The boy wizard is represented on all major platforms in the adaptation of the latest Harry Potter film, also premiering this week.
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (PC, PS3, Wii, 360) - Seacrest County is a playground for the hottest street racers in the world, but that will change with the introduction of playable law enforcement in the game's multiplayer.
  • Sonic Colors (DS, Wii) - Pre-release reception for this platformer has been strong, but we have good reasons to see it for ourselves before answering the eternal Sonic question: "Does it suck?"

Also: Apache: Air Assault (PS3, 360); Create (PC, PS3, Wii, 360); DanceDanceRevolution (PS3, Wii); EA Sports Active 2 (PS3, Wii, 360); EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp (Wii); Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet (DS, PS3, Wii, 360); Namco Museum Megamix (Wii); Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS); Pac-Man Party (Wii); Reload: Target Down (Wii); Remington Super Slam Hunting Africa (Wii); Split/Second (PSP); Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Wii)

Wednesday (Nov. 17)

  • Alien Breed 3: Descent (PC, XBLA)

Thursday (Nov. 17)

  • Deca Sports Freedom (360)
  • Game Party: In Motion (360)

Friday (Nov. 18)

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Wii)

Looking Ahead

Nov. 21: Donkey Kong Country Returns. Nov. 23: Splatterhouse. Nov. 24: Gran Turismo 5. Nov. 29: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Nov. 30: Epic Mickey. Dec. 7: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm; TRON: Evolution; Bejeweled 3. Dec. 12: Super Mario All-Stars.

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