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September brings summer to an end and is also the beginning lineup for the big winter game releases. Some classic games make a comeback this month as part of anniversary collections and some heavy hitters make it to the lineup as well.
9/11 Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
9/11 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3, Xbox 360)
9/11 Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue (Nintendo DS, 3DS)
9/16 Kirby’s Dream Collector’s Special Edition (Nintendo Wii)
9/18 Hotel Transylvania (Nintendo DS, 3DS)
9/18 NCIS (3DS)
9/18 Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection (PS3, Xbox 360)
9/18 Borderlands 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
9/18 Kinect Sesame Street TV (Xbox 360 Kinect)
9/18 Kinect Nat Geo TV (Xbox 360 Kinect)
9/25 The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (PS3, Xbox 360)
9/25 Thundercats (Nintendo DS)
9/25 Angry Birds Trilogy (Nindendo 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360)
9/25 Puzzler World 2012 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
9/25 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PS3, Xbox 360)
9/25 Dead or Alive 5 (PS3, Xbox 360)
9/25 LittleBigPlanet (PS Vita)
“Battlefield 3 Premium Edition” is the re-release of “Battlefield 3″ with all the gears and whistles. The Premium Edition includes all past expansions to the game as well as the premium pass, which allows the player to download the future expansions that have been announced for the game.
“Tekken Tag Tournament 2″ is Tekken’s way of making a glorified return. With over 50 playable characters, new customizable characters, dozens of levels, and new gameplay features including pair play, retro-arcade tournament battles, and many online features, “Tekken Tag Tournament 2″ is looking to make a comeback to being one of the top fighting games.
“Kirby’s Dream Collector’s Special Edition” is something Nintendo is coming out with for both old and new Kirby fans. This collector’s edition includes six classic Kirby games (Kirby’s Dream Land, Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby’s Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, and Kirby 64). The collection also includes new challenge stages as well as a copy of the Kirby 20th Anniversary Soundtrack CD.
“Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection” is a must have for the diehard Street Fighter collector. The collection includes 4 games (Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken), an 8 inch light up Ryu statue, a full-size Ryu martial arts belt, 64 page art book, 11 disk soundtrack collection, and a blu-ray set including a documentary on making the Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV animated movies, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, and the entire Street Fighter anime series. Though this massive Street Fighter collection will have an asking price of $150, it is a must have for the Street Fighter Collector.
“Borderlands 2″ is the highly anticipated sequel to the smash hit “Borderlands.” With “Borderlands 2″, the game offers new classes to choose from, new lands to explore, a new weapon system including new types of weapons and defensive tools, and, probably the biggest plug from the game, guns. Tons and tons of guns. The game really wants to get across to its audience the massive amounts of different guns that the player is able to choose from just like in the first game (which holds the Guinness world record for most guns available in one video game.)
“Dead or Alive 5″ returns with the same cast of characters in a whole new setting. In “DOA 5″, they put a lot of details into the setting and background as means to express more of a visual spectacle. Along with detailed backgrounds, they added a new feature in the details of the characters, wet texturing. As the players fight it out, their characters will sweat and may battle in wet and raining environments, which will cause the characters to get damp hair, wet skin, and semi-translucent clothing.
9/18 End of Nations Collector’s Edition (PC)
9/18 Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure (Nintendo Wii, 3DS)
9/25 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
“World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria” is the latest expansion to “World of Warcraft”. This expansion increases the level cap to 90, introduces the monk as a playable class, the Pandaren as the new playable race (also the first neutral race), and new areas to explore.
9/11 NHL 13 (PS3, Xbox 360)
9/11 NBA Baller Beats (Xbox 360 Kinect)
9/18 F1 2012 (PS3, Xbox 360)
9/18 Harley Pasternak’s Hollywood Trainer (Xbox 360 Kinect)
9/18 Kinect Sports Ultimate (Xbox 360 Kinect)
9/25 Wipeout 3 (Nintendo Wii, 3DS, Xbox 360)
9/25 Pro Evolution Soccer (Nintendo Wii, 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360)
9/25 FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3 Xbox 360)
“NHL 13″ is looking to be the most realistic hockey game to date. The game system has gotten a completely new overhaul with game mechanics and AI for the most realistic hockey experience. The game also features the updated GM Connected, which allows players to bring total customization to their team by swapping and trading team players to their specifications, and the game also includes NHL Moments Live, which allows players to relive some of the biggest moments in NHL history.
9/4 The Sims 3 Supernatural (PC)
“The Sims 3 Supernatural” is the seventh expansion pack in “The Sims 3″. This expansion includes various features from new costumes, new characters like zombies, witches, werewolves, vampires and other monsters, and new jobs like being a fortune teller. The Limited Edition of the game also includes a Plants Versus Zombies expansion, which allows players to buy peashooters to defend their home against the zombie invasion.