Ezio and Mario bring the Italian flavor to new release shelves alongside Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Saints Row: The Third.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 may have come out last week, but that doesn't mean there aren't any more big multiplayer games or shooters on the way. Two Italians are back this week with Ezio in Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Mario in Super Mario 3D Land. Master Chief is set to deliver a big dose of nostalgia with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, as could Jurassic Park: The Game. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 introduces more fighters, and Saints Row: The Third will do something ridiculous.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations marks the close of Ezio's story, and Ubisoft's second crack at its sneaky style of multiplayer on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. This time out, Ezio will seek out the haunts of original Assassin's Creed protagonist Altair, visiting such Middle East strongholds as the Ottoman Empire's Constantinople. There, Ezio will once again take up arms against the Templar order.
Meanwhile, Mario is making his first outing on the 3DS in Super Mario 3D Land. Super Mario 3D Land contains both 2D and 3D sequences with an all-new perspective on platforming that puts a twist on the traditional Mario formula, in which players are tasked with traversing the game's eight worlds on another quest to save the Princess.
The game that defined the Xbox is back, and prettier than ever on the Xbox 360. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary returns to Master Chief's introduction, and layers on a helping of HD graphics. The full package includes a remastered campaign, Xbox Live co-op support, and seven bundled multiplayer maps.
Anyone who played Saints Row 2 knows the series has its quirks. Saints Row: The Third for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC looks to build upon those quirks and deliver full-blown mania. The Third picks up with the player running the Third Street Saints. Once a small-town gang, the Saints have grown to control the organized crime within Stilwater and even have their own brand, with licensed sneakers, energy drinks, and bobbleheads.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 brings the over-the-top fighting mash-up back for another round with 12 new characters over Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which debuted in February. The full roster of new fighter includes Nova, Rocket Racoon, Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, and Hawkeye on the Marvel side. Capcom's corner gains Frank West, Vergil, Phoenix Wright, Nemesis, Firebrand, and Strider. Eight new stages and various gameplay enhancements are also part of the new $40 package for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Jurassic Park: The Game represents Telltale Games' second movie-to-game adaptation in the past year. The story takes place during the events of the 1993 film of the same name, but it follows a different set of characters. It focuses a chief veterinarian at the park and his young daughter as they try to make their way across a tropical island while avoiding destructive--and often hungry--dinosaurs running amok. Jurassic Park: The Game is another $40 title set for release on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Mac.
For further details, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Super Mario 3D Land--3DS--Nintendo
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Fossil Fighters: Champions--DS--Nintendo
Kung Fu High Impact--X360--Ignition Entertainment
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Abba: You Can Dance--Wii--Ubisoft
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy--3DS--Namco Bandai
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked--X360, Wii, DS--Majesco
Assassin's Creed: Revelations--X360, PS3, PC--Ubisoft
Bejeweled 3--PS3, DS--PopCap
Beyblade: Metal Masters--DS--Konami
Carnival Games: Wild West 3D--3DS--2K Games
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL--X360, PS3, Wii--Crave
Cities in Motion Collection--PC--Paradox Interactive
Dawn of Fantasy--PC--505 Games
DreamWorks Super Star Kartz--X360, PS3, Wii, DS--Activision
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends--PS3--Koei Tecmo
EverQuest: Veil of Alaris--PC--Sony Online Entertainment
EyePet & Friends--PS3--SCEA
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary--X360--Microsoft Game Studios
Hearts of Iron III Collection--PC--Paradox Interactive
Jurassic Park: The Game--X360, PS3, PC, MAC--TellTale Games
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures--X360--Microsoft Game Studios
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition--X360, PS3--Rockstar Games
LittleBigPlanet 2: Special Edition--PS3--SCEA
Magicka Collection--PC--Paradox Interactive
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games--Wii--Sega
Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat--X360, PS3, Wii--THQ
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest--PS3--SCEA
Need for Speed: The Run--X360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS--EA
Pictionary: Ultimate Edition--X360, PS3--THQ
The Price Is Right: Decades--X360--Ubisoft
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012--Wii, PSP, PS2--Konami
Rapala for Kinect--X360--Activision
Rayman Origins--X360, PS3, Wii--Ubisoft
Rochard--PC--Sony Online Entertainment
Saints Row: The Third--X360, PS3, PC--THQ
uDraw Studio: Instant Artist--X360, PS3, Wii--THQ
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3--X360, PS3--Capcom
Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut--DS--D3
Victorious: Time to Shine--X360--D3
XIII Lost Identity--PC, Mac--Anuman Interactive
Yoostar on MTV--X360--Yoostar Entertinament Group
Zumba Fitness 2--Wii--Majesco
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Escape Trick: Convenience Store--DS--D3
Girl With a Heart of--PC, Mac--Bent Spoon Games
Moto Racer 15th Anniversary--PC, Mac--Anuman Interactive
Time of Fury--PC--Slitherine Interactive