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September 13

Bit.Trip Saga

Platform: 3DS
EU: N/A

The Bit.Trip series saw huge success on PC and Wii. The creative, challenging platformers and sweet-ass chiptunes rhythm games won over players with their old school nature—not just in the 8-bit art, but in the core sense that they were just fun. Slapping six of ‘em onto a 3DS cartridge sounds swell to us, and we’re all about replaying the Bit.Trip games we loved and finally checking out the ones we missed

NHL 12

Platform: Xbox 360, PS3
EU: September 9

EA's hockey series isn't bringing much new to the table aside from some improved physics -- touch-ups on last year's total, impressive reworking; nothing major -- and the Legends mode. Imagine the Be a Pro campaign, where you skate around as a single dude struggling to level up and impress your coach, except you're a vetted dude like Jeremy Roenick. It seems to defeat the purpose of the satisfying grind to do great, but the novelty of playing as pros is alluring for puck-heads. So is smashing fools through glass and knocking goalies on their asses.

God of War: Origins Collection

Platform: PS3
EU: September 16

As if we needed another excuse to own another God of War disc, this $40 HD-ification of the PSP games (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, both awesome) should round out any excuse to ever need to own another copy ever again. Right? Sure, Sony could make boatloads by releasing these games on a pair of blood-red sneakers or making it playable on our toaster, but come on. They wouldn't release these games again, would they? Who are we kidding. We'd buy every single one again if it meant hanging from a ceiling fan to control Kratos. 

White Knight Chronicles II

Platform: PS3
EU: June 10

European reviews were all over the board for White Knight Chronicles II, the sequel to a game whose worldwide scores were all over the board, but mostly averaged out in alright territory. Action RPGs aren't exactly hard to come by, so it's becoming increasingly difficult to make a game stand out, particularly if it doesn't do much in the way of improving on its predecessor. We'll see how that shakes out when we see it through, but count yourself out if you're not already invested in the story. That is, unless you want to dive into a years-old RPG during this busy, booming, RPG-heavy holiday. But hey, it has a huge robot thing clobbering monsters. That's cool.

Supremacy MMA

Platform: Xbox 360, PS3
EU: September 23

Rather than compete directly with the, ahem, heavy hitters of the MMA gaming market, Supremacy strives for a more arcade-y approach to the sport -- namely, it doesn't seem to care about it as a sport at all. It's more like Street Fighter than UFC Undisputed, not necessarily in depth and quality (it's been rough each time we've seen it) but in that 2D + punch + kick concept kinda way. Hopefully it makes up for its overall clumsiness with the vicious violence it's touting.

The Gunstringer

Platform: Xbox 360
EU: September 30

Twisted Pixel's newest requires commitment -- holding our arms out to navigate our guy like a marionette is draining. Painting over enemies with arm swipes, then finishing 'em off with a flick of the wrist, recoil style, is the easier bit of this Kinect action game. The world is wacky and cute in the way this dev's games are, but we aren't sold on it as a game just yet. We're interested in its western pew-pew, absolutely, but we're not rabid like we were with Ms 'Splosion Man.

49 comments

  • Ayss - September 5, 2011 7:30 a.m.

    Wow, Disgaea 4 was not on my radar, but it's hard to say no to a trailer like that.
  • i3atRice - September 3, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    Dead Island, Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Uncharted 3. This rest of this year is seriously gonna destroy my wallet
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    My God, what are we about to do! Thank Christ I'm already done with Human Revolution... oh wait, no I'm not. I am probably going to play it a second time, starting today (I highly recommend playing it, by the way). Gears 3 is a maybe, if I don't have to play the other two first off. Right now, I'm just waiting for October so I can empty my soul into another (most likely) great game, Rage. Yet, there's still November with Skyrim and AC: Revelation. I will be poor by the time this year is done.....
  • jackthemenace - September 3, 2011 2:14 a.m.

    Man, if only Gears 3 wasn't coming out this month. Oh well, at least I found out yesterday (when I went to pre-order it) that RAGE doesn't actually come out till next month. Which means I've got a little bit more time to save up for it, and a little bit longer to finish any games I've already got before Gears 3 absorbs the rest of my life force.
  • garnsr - September 2, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    Wasn't MDK made by Shiny? Did Bioware do the second one, or what?
  • Gotxxrock - September 2, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    And so the holiday season fever sets in... Emperor preserve us.
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  • e1337prodigy - September 2, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    You missed Hard Reset!! How could you miss that, you were the guys that made me take notice of it.
  • mdiaz033 - September 2, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    i don't appreciate the Code Veronica X hate going on, but i'll accept it. did anybody play it and NOT think it was crap. i sure liked it.
  • Project93FTW - September 2, 2011 12:26 p.m.

    Some many games too bad only getting one, NHL 12 for me & getting star fox 64 for my 3ds. also is RE4 HD a Full Retail Game?
  • sgloomy - September 2, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    God of War HD, Ico and Shadow of Colossus HD, FIFA 2012. This month for me isn't so bad money spending wise compared to what is going to happen in October and November!!
  • nonsequitur343 - September 2, 2011 8:23 a.m.

    I'm very excited for Gears 3.
  • ObliqueZombie - September 2, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    I'm already down $270 in this month alone. Maybe $290 if I can get the RE4 HD remake. I've already got Dead Island and Space Marine for this Tuesday, and Gears of War 3 (Epic Edition, I might add) two weeks later. Dammit, college, just come back when I'm done!
  • Asloveszuko - September 2, 2011 5:47 a.m.

    Seriously can't wait for the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus HD collcetion!!! Also, Frogger 3D comes out September 38th huh? *wiggles eyebrows*
  • Asloveszuko - September 2, 2011 5:52 a.m.

    *collection *October
  • Jbo87 - September 2, 2011 3:23 a.m.

    Christ its going to be a bleak month for the bank balance. After cancelling my Space Marine pre-order I played the demo and then put it straight back on. I'd forgotten Gears was out this month I've had it on pre-order for so long. Really like the look of Dead Island. Also might finally have to dust off my PS3 for Resistance and ICO/SotC Collection. Coupled with the fact I'm only about half way through Deus Ex then its going to be a busy, busy month.
  • robertpopovic - September 2, 2011 3:17 a.m.

    Wow, a HD remake of MDK2? I did not see that coming. Really loved the first game, never played the 2nd one though. Bought them both off of Gog.com for cheap though :3
  • tom-allen - September 2, 2011 2:43 a.m.

    i tried watching all the trailers but Otomedius Excellent (and yes, i did copy paste that) just annoyed me to move on! the high pitch voices hurt my ears!

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