September 12 - September 16

There aren't many weeks that you could consider a break from the big release schedule over these next few months, but this might be one of them. After all, it's not like you shouldn't be able to find a game over the past few weeks that you missed and haven't gotten to play yet.

That's not to say this week is a total bust. Along with my Game of the Week, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, there are also Trackmania and Hard Reset on the PC, NHL 12 on everything, and White Knight Chronicles II on the PS3. It may not be as exciting as certain upcoming weeks, but honestly my bank account is safer and happier as a result.

The full list of upcoming games is listed as always below.

PC
- Call of Juarez: The Cartel
- Hard Reset
- Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
- Sengoku
- TrackMania2 Canyon

Xbox 360
- NHL 12
- Nicktoons MLB
- The Gunstringer (Kinect)
- Radiant Silvergun (XBLA - $15)
- Red Bull X-Fighters (XBLA - $10)

PS3
- God of War: Origins Collection
- NHL 12
- White Knight Chronicles II

Wii
- BIT.TRIP COMPLETE
- Nicktoons MLB
- MotoHeroz (WiiWare - $15)

Nintendo 3DS
- BIT.TRIP SAGA
- Deca Sports Extreme
- Puzzler Mind Gym
- Thor: God of Thunder
- Bridge (eShop - $4.99)
- Defense of the Middle Kingdom (eShop - $4.99)

Nintendo DS
- Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures
- Nicktoons MLB
- Pucca Power Up
- Bridge (DSiWare - $5)
- Defense of the Middle Kingdom (DSiWare - $5)

Comments

I approve. Been loving RO2. Looking forward to when I have the time (and money) to pick up the Trackmania game.

Do you mean you're not rushing out to buy Camping Mama?? LOL

gunstringer doesn't look too bad if you're a kinect owner who's starving for some gametime.

RO2 is an iffy. It's not for everyone as the slower paced action might turn some people away. If you liked the original you would probably like the sequel.

Elysium, you are about to get Oshied.

The bit.trip collections on Wii and 3DS are good deals. Those games are fantastic, and it's nice to have them all together for one price.

I went for Hard Reset, which should unlock on Steam on tuesday. Looks gorgeous and the demo was great fun. I was in the mood for a nice shooter while waiting for Gears of War 3 and this one will do just fine. Its price seems to match the fact that the first reviews clock the campaign in at 4 hours.

Excited for Radiant Silvergun!

FINALLY Radiant Silvergun on XBLA! I've been wanting to play that game for years now.

grobstein wrote:

Excited for Radiant Silvergun!

Same here. Been a while since I played this baby and, well, there hasn't been much 'shmup' love out lately!

NHL 12 for me. Despite not having much time to play games these days, I'm still all about the NHL series.

I did skip Madden this year for the first time in a long time, however.

RO2 is not exactly slow-paced. When things happen, they happen very quickly indeed. I'd put it more in the realm of the Delta Force games than Battlefield, though.

Man, I wish I was home tomorrow to get this when it rolls off the Steam presses.