Coming to Stores: February 14th Edition

This week in stores, we see Sony’s next handheld launching. Oh, and Valent- oh, wait, neh. No need to use the “V” word, right? But still, I have to wonder why SCEA would launch their first exclusive PS3 release of the year on a day when anyone in a relationship isn’t playing games. Hm. ~ Don

Don’s personal picks are highlighted in red.

Console

Who needs roses when you can have car combat?!

Multi-platform:

  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend (PS3 & X360)
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Grand Slam Tennis 2 (PS3 & X360)
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ UFC Undisputed 3 (PS3 & X360)

Playstation 3 only:

  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Twisted Metal
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Order-Up!!
February continues it’s “big game a week” trend with Twisted Metal, David Jaffe’s last Eat Sleep Play effort. Car combat at its finest, you cannot say many bad things about blowing up rivals in an ice cream truck. Fighting game fans get an updated version of the Blazblue series with Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend. This new, enhanced package adds balancing tweaks, new stories, a new character and more. EA serves up Grand Slam Tennis 2, something I’m personally interested in due to Move and Kinect support. And fans of the ultra-brutal UFC get their blood-thirsty mits on UFC Undisputed 3.

Handheld

The day has finally come..

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Order-Up!!
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Tales of the Abyss
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Tekken 3D Prime Edition
A little bit for everyone if you just must add to your 3DS library this week. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games offers another competitive suite of Olympic-based games. Shoo away rats and manage a restaurant in time-management game, Order-Up!!. 40 characters, a 3D movie, and 700 collectible cards promise to finish your battery in style with Tekken 3D Prime Edition. And rounding up this crazy, genre mixer (not the Catalina Wine Mixer, mind you) is another epic and 3D entry into the “Tales of” JRPG series, Tales of the Abyss.

Sony Playstation Vita

  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Asphalt Injection
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Dungeon Hunter Alliance
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ F1 2011
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ FIFA Soccer
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Lumines: Electronic Symphony
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Michael Jackson The Experience HD
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Rayman Origins
  • Tuesday, February 14 ~ Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
  • Wednesday, February 15 ~ Ben 10: Galactic Racing
  • Wednesday, February 15 ~ Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Wednesday, February 15 ~ Little Deviants
  • Wednesday, February 15 ~ Modnation Racers: Road Trip
  • Wednesday, February 15 ~ Reality Fighters
  • Wednesday, February 15 ~ Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Wednesday, February 15 ~ Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Wednesday, February 15 ~ Wipeout 2048

The Playstation Vita makes it’s grand debut with the slightly more expensive “First Edition” on February 15th. If you had planned on getting the 3G version, it is not much more since you get Little Deviants (Sony’s “show off the features to all audiences” game) and a memory card. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Sony’s flagship Playstation 3 franchise, strengthens the lineup with its first portable  entry. I’m not a sports-guy at all, but even FIFA Soccer looks fantastic on the Vita. Ubisoft shows strong support for the Vita with a huge list of launch games, a few of the ones I am personally interested in being; Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, Rayman Origins, and Asphalt: Injection. I won’t touch on every game launching this week but the Vita shows promise with a strong lineup out of the gate, with just as many titles hitting the following week.

 

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Author: Don Parsons View all posts by
Starting out as a founding member of Gamingcore Podcast, Don ventured on to start Gameciety; which began as a podcast, and ended as a blog. Don now handles Vagary.tv's PR work, is part of the reviews staff and has various other little projects he does for the site.