The games of January 2013

January 29 (continued)

Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault Vita

Platform: PS Vita

Everyone's favorite Lombax and sidekick robot return to Sony's smallscreen in this PS Vita version of 2012's tower defense spin-off. Exactly like Ratchet and Clank: Full Frontal Assault for PS3, this handheld versions finds the intergalactic duo booting up planetary defense systems across their galaxy in an effort to safeguard them from an invasion by one of Quark's bitter foes. Unlike past Ratchet and Clank titles, Full Front Assault trades full-on platforming for a hybrid tower defense mission wherein players must strike a balance between eliminating enemy forces, rebooting planetary defense nodes, and defending their home base. As always, however, players will have an arsenal of outrageous weapons to aid them in their quest for galactic peace. Online multiplayer and co-op modes will also be included.

January 30

Hitman HD Trilogy

Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
EU: February 1

In the event Hitman: Absolution wasn't enough to satisfy your cravings for cold, calculated murder, Square Enix is releasing this Agent 47-three pack to keep your dark passenger happy. The pack includes Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts, and Hitman: Blood Money. As the title implies, all games will receive a high-definition polish, and the pack will ship with an exclusive art book depicting some of the most pivotal scenes in Agent 47's career.

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