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New This Week In Video Games 12-18-11

These are your video game releases for the week of December 18th, 2011.

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New This Week In Video Games 12-18-11

by William Schwartz on December 19, 2011

These are your video game releases for the week of December 18th, 2011.

StarWars: The Old Republic – (PC) – Star Wars: The Old Republic is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) for the PC gaming platform, set in the Star Wars universe. The first game of its kind, in it players choose from either the Galactic Republic or Sith faction, create a character, and along with a multitude of fans playing from all over the world, explore the fictional historic period of the Old Republic, as the Jedi confront the resurgent Sith Empire. Players can assume one of many races through their character, visit multiple planets, pilot spacecraft, utilize advanced dialog options in-game, take advantage of AI companions for gathering and crafting tasks and more.

Postal III – (PC) – Following the Apocalyptic end to the Postal Dude’s week in Paradise, we follow him and his insane pitbull Champ as they emigrate to its appropriately named sister city, Catharsis. Unfortunately, due to the Global Economic Meltdown, psychotic left-wing “Green” extremism and hypocritical Government corruption, it turns out Catharsis isn’t a much better place to live.

Heavy Fire: Afghanistan – (3DS) – You’re stationed in an unstable land far from home. You’ve battled through some of the most intense combat situations known to man — and it ain’t over yet. Afghanistan is teeming with insurgents, and every day brings on new challenges. Today, it’s up to you and your men to bring down the enemy. The intelligence reports tell you that enemy forces have been plotting their next move from a shack hidden deep within the forest on a secluded mountainside. You’re going to surprise them in their own territory — and you’re bringing Heavy Fire.

Sonic CD – (PlayStation 3) – Sonic comes to life and goes up against such foes as Metal Sonic, the evil hedgehog created by Dr. Robotnik. Sonic must collect all the Time Stones from The Little Planet before Dr. Robotnik can bend time and take over the world. Through more than 50 levels, Sonic can travel through time and explore the past, the present, and the future. And as a special bonus for this enhanced 2011 version of Sonic CD, fans can unlock Tails as a playable character!

Trine 2 – (PlayStation 3,Xbox 360) – Trine 2 takes the first game’s beloved triad and puts them into an all-new adventure filled with more action, more puzzles, and the introduction of online support for the series’s popular cooperative 3-person gameplay.

Vampires vs. Zombies – (PC) – Control vampire forces, fight back a zombie invasion, and much more in this Special Edition of VAMPIRES v. ZOMBIES that also includes 3 unearthly Bonus Games – HIDDEN WORLD, HAUNTED DOMAINS, and MONSTER’S HOUSE for one incredible price!As blood thirsty zombies descend upon Transylvania in the hopes of munching on tasty vampires, it’s up to you to rally the forces of darkness in VAMPIRES v. ZOMBIES! Take a bite out of the undead to repel the attack in this gravely addictive side-splitting game where blood suckers face off against the flesh eaters! Unlock and explore all the creepy chambers of the Vampire Castle as you hurl exploding pumpkins, unleash man-eating plants, and unlock loads of more zombie-zapping weapons in this wacky war of ghouls.

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