The Best Game You Can Name

The good old hockey game NHL 12 headlines a robust week of releases, joined by Call of Juarez: The Cartel and The Gunstringer for Kinect. PC exclusive Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad also joins the party.

Monday

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Secrets of the Artificers (PC)

Tuesday

Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PC)—Techland looks to shake up Ubisoft's western series by bringing it into modern times and packaging the conflict in the context of a Mexican drug war.
NHL 12 (PS3, 360)— EA Sports' acclaimed hockey simulation introduces nine all-time greats you can take through a new "Be a Legend" career mode. The NHL's delightful Winter Classic also highlights a full-service sports sim promising the usual trove of gameplay refinements.
The Gunstringer (360)—Twisted Pixel's concept for the Kinect involves an Old West marionette stage show in which you control the undead Gunstringer on his mission of revenge.

Also: Bit.Trip Complete (Wii); Bit.Trip Saga (3DS); Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (DS); God of War Origins Collection (PS3); Hard Reset (PC); Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet: Shadow Hunters (XBLA); Nicktoons MLB (DS, Wii, 360); Pucca Power Up (DS); Red Dead Redemption: Myths & Mavericks Bonus Pack (PS3, 360); Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad (PC); Section 8: Prejudice - Frontier Colonies Map Pack (PSN); Sengoku (PC); The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr Blowhole Returns - Again! (DS, PS3, Wii, 360); Thor: God of Thunder (3DS); White Knight Chronicles II (PS3).

Wednesday

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Expansion (PC, PSN, XBLA)
TrackMania 2 Canyon (PC)

Friday

King Arthur: Fallen Champions (PC)
Mega Man Dual Pack (PSP)

Looking Ahead

Sept. 20: Gears of War 3 Supremacy MMA. Sept. 27: Pro Evolution Soccer 2012; X-Men: Destiny; FIFA 12. Oct. 4: Dark Souls; NBA 2K12; RAGE; Spider-Man: Edge of Time. Oct. 11: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon; Dead Rising 2: Off the Record; Forza Motorsport 4. Oct. 18: Batman: Arkham City; Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.

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