A jampacked Tuesday gives the core gamer Rage and Dark Souls. Sports fans get NBA 2K12 and loyal webheads will see Spider-Man: Edge of Time.

Today

• Tetris Axis (3DS)

Tuesday

• Dark Souls (PS3, 360)—The successor to From Software's uncompromisingly challenging Demon's Souls sends Xbox 360 gamers to hell and back for the first time.
• NBA 2K12 (PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360)—Thirty-four of the greatest and most memorable teams in NBA history and many more of the league's most iconic players highlight this year's edition of 2K Sports' award-winning franchise.
• Rage (PC, PS3, 360)—Fight for survival among the wastelands of an Earth shattered by an asteroid in id Software's action-adventure epic.
• Spider-Man: Edge of Time (3DS, DS, PS3, Wii, 360)—Spider-Man's future and present-day selves must work together in Activision's superhero brawler.

Also: Age of Enigma: The Secret of the Sixth Ghost (PC); Chrono Trigger (PSN); Crysis (PSN, XBLA); Eufloria (PSN); Face Racers: Photo Finish (3DS); Motion Explosion! (360); NBA Jam: On Fire Edition; Portal 2: Peer Review (PC, PSN, XBLA); Resistance 3: Survival Pack (PSN); Sid Meier's Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition (PC).

Wednesday

• Orcs Must Die! (XBLA)

Thursday

• Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360)

Looking Ahead

Oct. 11: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon; Dead Rising 2: Off the Record; Forza Motorsport 4. Oct. 17: Professor Layton and the Last Specter. 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; Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection. Nov. 11: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Nov. 15: Assassin's Creed: Revelations; Halo Anniversary; Need for Speed: The Run; Rayman Origins; Saints Row the Third; Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

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Sources: Video Game Release Calendar; GameStop


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