The Week In Games: Everything's Ring-A-Ding

Fallout: New Vegas is assuredly this week's top drop for the core, but Kirby's Epic Yarn and EA Sports MMA also are worth a look for fans of Nintendo scrollers and simulation fighters.


  • Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) - A Kotaku editor's choice, this side scroller returns everyone's favorite pink blob to a beautifully rendered landscape.

Monday (Oct. 18)

  • I Spy: Spooky Mansion (Wii)
  • Power Gig: Rise of the SixString (PS3, 360)
  • Sled Shred featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team (Wii)
  • Zhu Zhu Pets: Kung Zhu (DS)

Tuesday (Oct. 19)

  • DJ Hero 2 (PS3, Wii, 360) - The second installment of Activision's turntable rhythm game features multiplayer DJ battles.
  • EA Sports MMA (PS3, 360) - The maker of Fight Night tries its hand at a much more complex combat sport with this title, three years in the making.
  • Fallout: New Vegas (PC, PS3, 360) - Return to the wastes, this time in the Silver State, to find your fortune and tell your post-apocalyptic legend.
  • Vanquish (PS3, 360) - Speaking of war never changing, the story of this futuristic shooter pits old foes Russia and U.S.

Also: Active Life Explorer (Wii); Arcania: Gothic 4 (PC, 360); Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360); Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction (360); Blazing Souls: Accelate (PSP); Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 (DS, PS3, Wii, 360); Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales (Wii); Cosmos Chaos! (DS); Costume Quest (PSN); CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (Wii); Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (PSP); Empire: Total War - Gold Edition (PC); EVE Online: Commissioned Officer Edition (PC); Flip's Twisted World (Wii); Hidden Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials (DS); Kevin Van Dam Fishing (PS3); Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3, 360); NBA 2K11 (Wii); Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (PS3, 360); Rock of the Dead (PS3, 360); Saw II: Flesh & Blood (PS3, 360); SBK X: Superbike World Championship (PC, PS3, 360); The Shoot (PS3); Time Crisis: Razing Storm (PS3)

Wednesday (Oct. 20)

  • Costume Quest (XBLA)
  • Super Meat Boy (XBLA)

Looking Ahead

Oct. 26: Fable III, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Rock Band 3, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, The Sims 3. Nov. 2: GoldenEye 007, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Blood Drive. Nov. 9: Call of Duty: Black Ops, The Sly Collection, The Sims 3.


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