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.
• Dungeons & Dragons Online: Secrets of the Artificers (PC)
• 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).
• Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Expansion (PC, PSN, XBLA)
• TrackMania 2 Canyon (PC)
• King Arthur: Fallen Champions (PC)
• Mega Man Dual Pack (PSP)
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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