BioShock Infinite, one of the
year's most anticipated releases, takes you to a new dystopia on
Tuesday. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon already is available on
3DS today. For sports fans, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 goes back
in time on Tuesday.
BioShock Infinite, one of the
God of War got its prequel last week; Gears of War gets one Tuesday. We've also been charmed by LEGO City: Undercover on Wii U, available on Monday.
The prequel to the God of War series arrives Tuesday, along with the long-awaited StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and Battlefield 3's final DLC extension.
Tomb Raider got a thumbs-up last week and on Tuesday, you may see it for yourself. The Lara Croft reboot arrives on shelves alongside the annual baseball releases MLB 2K13 and MLB 13 The Show. DLC for popular titles rounds out the release week.
You know it's a slow cycle when Brutal Legend—remember that?—makes its PC debut, nearly five years after it came out on console. Star Wars Pinball, DLC for Borderlands 2 and Skyrim (on PS3) round out the week's highlights.
The nanosuit is back this week with the release of Crysis 3 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance looks to carve out a niche for itself as well, as does DLC for Assassin's Creed III.
PC, PS3 and 360 gamers are proud to wear the title Aliens: Colonial Marines this week. The turn-based gangster strategy game Omerta also looks to carry out its own Valentine's Day Massacre on PC and Xbox 360.
Fire Emblem: Awakening warms up the release schedule tomorrow in time for a new Sly Cooper and Dead Space 3 on Tuesday.
Sort of a quiet week coming for new releases, though a couple arrive on PC that many have noticed: Antichamber, the indie, non-Euclidian mindfuck puzzle that has gotten plenty of attention, and Omerta, which interprets gangsterin' as a management sim and turn-based combat. Here's what you've got coming this week.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has the entire week to itself, as far as console releases are concerned. In fact, it's the only console release of note on the horizon. DmC: Devil May Cry also comes to the PC.
DMC: Devil May Cry brings 2013's major release calendar out of hibernation this week, along with downloadable content for Borderlands 2. BioShock has a special edition release hitting shelves, too.
The Week in Games is back but, as is expected in January, we don't have much to share. The western release of Anarchy Reigns is the lone console title. It doesn't look like things pick up again until next week, when DmC: Devil May Cry arrives.
Small things stand out the most in December, when games publishing comes to nearly a dead stop in observance of the holidays. Tomorrow sees Street Fighter X Mega Man, a free, fan-developed crossover observing the 25th anniversary of the Blue Bomber. Tuesday offers downloadable content drops for Need for Speed: Most…
Fresh off its big evening in Los Angeles on Friday, The Walking Dead gets a retail release on Tuesday. It's joined by free-to-play indie mecha title Hawken, downloadable content for Dishonored, and not much else as the games publishing business takes its customary extended holiday.
The release calendar perks up this week before its customary winter hibernation. Far Cry 3 is out for consoles and PC. The Mass Effect Trilogy is available on PS3 (correction: it's already out on 360), and there's the Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim on Xbox 360.
For the rest of the year, the major release calendar is looking at Far Cry 3 on Dec. 4 and Hawken on Dec. 12, which means this week—the Tuesday after Black Friday—is looking at very little in the way of new releases. Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault is the big name leading the lineup.
The Wii U's release opened a floodgate of new releases today, and also made about a dozen early launches on the new console finally playable. Tuesday returns things more to normal, with Hitman: Absolution arriving on consoles and Assassin's Creed III coming to PC.
Black Ops II is this week's glamor release, and has been for a very long time. LEGO Lord of the Rings, Just Dance 4 and RIFT: Storm Legion make it a varied week for new video games. You'll also notice a ton of Wii U titles hitting shelves. You can't yet play them, but they're there in anticipation of the console's…
Halo 4 isn't the only one coming out of hibernation this week. It's the biggest video game doing so, as you can see by the fact the only other first-run console release is NASCAR The Game: Inside Line.
If Hurricane Sandy doesn't wipe out their releases in the American northeast, Tuesday will see two heavily anticipated arrivals on retail shelves: Assassin's Creed III and the reboot of Need for Speed: Most Wanted. There's also Assassin's Creed: Liberation on the Vita, starring a completely different protagonist. For…