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P*N New This Week: 16th October 2011

Welcome to Platform Nation’s New This Week, where we inform you, the reader, on all the game releases you should be looking out for.

My pick for this week is:

Batman: Arkham City:


The events of Arkham City take place one year after Arkham Asylum. Quincy Sharp, former warden of Arkham Asylum, has taken credit for stopping the Joker’s Asylum takeover, and used the notoriety to become mayor of Gotham City. Deeming Arkham and Blackgate Penitentiary no longer suitable to contain the city’s criminals and insane, Sharp has both facilities closed and buys out a large section of Gotham’s slums, converting them into an immense open-air prison named Arkham City. The facility is placed in the care of genius psychiatrist Hugo Strange — who is secretly manipulating Sharp — and guarded by a squad of heavily armed mercenaries hired from a rogue private military firm, Tyger Security. The inmates are given free rein as long as they do not attempt to escape. Batman maintains a vigil over the detention city, concerned that the chaotic situation there will get out of hand. Meanwhile, the Joker is stricken with a potentially fatal disease, mutated by his consumption of, and subsequent transformation by, the Titan formula — an unstable steroid serum which has the ability to turn men into maddened monsters.

My View: Batman.. Batman.. Batman.. Wow, Come on, Arkham Asylum was one of the best games that I’ve ever played and Arkham City looks to top that. I can’t imagine how fun it’s going to be being Batman in a giant city, with all the little references to things around the city and a powerful cast in the story. Oh, and I cannot wait to start on the Riddler puzzles, even though there’s like 200 this time right? Buy this game.

The full rundown. As well as my pick of the week, the following games are due for release:

Xbox 360:

PlayStation3:

PSP:

  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
  • Speedball 2 Evolution

Nintendo Wii:

  • National Geographic Challenge! (announcement)
  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure
  • Ben 10: Galactic Racing
  • Gem Smasher
  • Family Feud: 2012 Edition

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure
  • Ben 10: Galactic Racing
  • Gem Smashers
  • Pet Zombies

Nintendo DS:

  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  • Ben 10: Galactic Racing
  • Jewel Time Deluxe
  • Max & the Magic Marker
  • Moxie Girlz
  • Petz Puppyz & Kittenz
  • Pillow Pets
  • What’s Your Type?
  • Ram Racing

PC:

  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure
  • Rocksmith
  • The Sims 3: Pets
  • Worms Crazy Golf

Most of these titles are available through the Platform Nation Amazon Storefront. Check it out.

 

Source: Wikipedia

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