Please note dates are subject to change, and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. DLC is highlighted in blue. Digital releases (excluding PC-only titles) are highlighted in green.
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection (PS3 & X360)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ History Legends of War: Patton (PS3, PC & X360)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Midway Arcade Classics (PS3 & X360)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Nickelodeon Dance 2 (Wii & X360)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Mass Effect Trilogy (PC & X360)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ NASCAR The Game: Inside Line (PS3, Wii & X360)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Saints Row: The Third (Full Package) (PS3, PC & X360)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Chaos of Deponia
- Thursday, November 8 ~ Angry Birds Star Wars
- Thursday, November 8 ~ Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
- Friday, November 9 ~ Emergency 2013
Playstation 3 only:
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ LittleBigPlanet Karting
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Halo 4
- Wednesday, November 7 ~ SEGA Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl (XBLA Only – Digital Release)
This week is all about Halo 4. Everything else takes a back seat as 343 Industries attempts to show the world what they can do with the Halo franchise. Bungie set a high standard for the series and 343 Industries picks up where they left off. A big goal for the studio was character development for Master Chief, so expect an epic tale.
To combat Halo 4, Sony has chosen their LittleBigPlanet spin-off, LittleBigPlanet Karting, to do that. Obviously catering to a vastly different audience, LBP Karting looks to mesh LittleBigPlanet with Modnation Racers. With Sackboy leading the charge, it’s bound to be a hit.
Outside of those big releases, a few games are getting collections/GOTY editions. The first is an HD collection with a few Playstation 2 games, Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection. Combining the first and third in the series, this double-feature will hit anime fans hard. Speaking of hard, Saints Row: The Third (Full Package) is also coming. One of the most “adult” games I have ever seen, this hilarious sandbox game sports all of the DLC and the full game. Last, but certainly not least, is The Mass Effect Trilogy. I’m positive I don’t need to mention how awesome this combination is for those few people who haven’t played the Mass Effect games yet, do I? (like you Don, like you. You noob!- editor)
Retro gamers who own an Xbox 360 get a bit of a treat as SEGA classic ToeJam & Earl comes to XBLA. Quite possibly the funkiest game released this week, it includes both the first and second games.
- Monday, November 5 ~ Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! (3DS)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (3DS)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Petz Countryside (3DS)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Rayman Origins (3DS)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Bubble Guppies (DS)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Dora & Team Umizoomi’s Fantastic Flight (DS)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ Poptropica Adventures (DS)
- Thursday, November 8 ~ Pokedex 3D Pro (3DS Digital – eShop)
- Thursday, November 8 ~ Come on! Dragons (DS Digital – eShop)
- Tuesday, November 6 ~ History Legends of War: Patton
It’s a slow week for handhelds, unless you are shopping for your kids. But the big, notable release this week is Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning. Some retailers started distributing this 3DS title early, but in case you haven’t picked it up, Tuesday is your day to go back to farming, raising animals, and building relationships. It’s been quite a few years since I have played a Harvest Moon title, and I’m sure the formula hasn’t changed much, but why change a winning formula, right?
Tired of carrying around that bulky Pokedex book that covers all 640 Pokemon? Of course you are! Nintendo is releasing Pokedex 3D Pro for those aspiring Pokemon trainers that need all of their info at their fingertips at all times. View weaknesses, take pictures, and do whatever other research you need with this handy eShop purchase.