Ready for Some Football

EA Sports' FIFA 12 highlights this release week (Tuesday in North America, Thursday and Friday in Europe) along with Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. Not diggin' sports? X-Men: Destiny, the quasi-action-RPG by Silicon Knights, arrives on shelves, too.

Monday

FIFA Soccer 12 (Wii)

Tuesday

FIFA Soccer 12 (PC, PS2, PSP, PS3, 360) —A new precision dribbling system joins remade defending and physics in the latest issue of EA Sports' highly regarded soccer/football franchise.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PS3, 360)—Konami's venerable football franchise adds a Teammate Control system that allows you to direct a second player during a set-piece or throw-in.
X-Men: Destiny (DS, PS3, 360, Wii)—Become a young mutant in San Francisco and guide him or her through this brawler to the realization and use of awesome new powers.

Also: Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (360); Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PS3); Brunswick Pro Bowling (3DS); Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 (PS3, Wii, 360); Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (PSN); Child of Eden (PS3); Civilization V Game of the Year Edition (PC); Driver: San Francisco (PC); Fallout: New Vegas - Courier's Stash (PC, PSN, XBLA); Fallout: New Vegas - Gun Runner's Arsenal (PC, PSN, XBLA); Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD (PSN, XBLA); Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (DS); Summoner War (3DS); The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3); Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD (PS3).

Thursday

A Game of Thrones: Genesis (PC)
escapeVektor: Chapter 1 (WiiWare)

Looking Ahead

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. Oct. 25: Battlefield 3, Kinect Sports Season Two, Dance Central 2. Nov. 1: Uncharted 3; The Lord of the Rings: War in the North; Sonic Generations; GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. Nov. 8: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Deepak Chopra: Leela.

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