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New This Week in Video Games | Gears of War Judgment

by William Schwartz

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Gears of War: Judgment – Xbox 360 – Set years before the events of the previous “Gears of War” trilogy, “Judgment” centers on Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus “The Cole Train” Cole. They are joined by newcomers to the “Gears” series, Sofia Hendricks and Garron Paduk, as they attempt to save the besieged city of Halvo Bay from a terrifying new enemy.

Playable cooperatively with up to three friends on Xbox LIVE (four players total), “Gears of War: Judgment” depicts the planet Sera on the brink of annihilation by an unstoppable new Locust menace, giving you a new vantage point into one of the richest and most acclaimed sagas in gaming.

LEGO City Undercover – Wii U – Explore the vast and open city filled with humorous LEGO characters any way you want. You can commandeer any one of over 100 different vehicles on the street or fly a helicopter through the air on your missions. Assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover officer armed with clever disguises each with their own special abilities and try to put a stop to the fiendish Rex Fury and end his crime wave in LEGO City.

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition – PC – Trials Evolution: Gold Edition marks the Trials franchise’s triumphant return to the PC gaming platform. RedLynx’s signature franchise, the Trials series first made its mark in gaming with the 2008 release of Trials 2 SE for the PC. That breakout indie success led to further success on the Xbox, but ever since then PC gamers have been clamoring for more Trials. Here it comes. Trials Evolution: Gold Edition will be optimized and enhanced for the PC gaming platform. All of the features of its forerunners – from the in-game editor, player sharing of tracks, and global Leader Boards, will be re-integrated into the game in a way that fits the new platform.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC – The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is a first-person action survival game that brings to life the authentic, heart-stopping horrors of the AMC Emmy award-winning TV series The Walking Dead. In the game, players assume the role of the mysterious, crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon, brought to life by TV series star Norman Reedus, alongside his overbearing brother Merle, voiced by costar Michael Rooker. Join them on a haunting, unforgiving quest across the Georgia countryside.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted – Wii U – To be Most Wanted, you’ll need to outrun the police, outdrive your buds, and outsmart your enemies. With a police force aiming to take you down, you’ll need to make split second decisions. Use the open world to your advantage to find hiding spots, hit jumps and earn new vehicles to keep you one step ahead. In true Criterion Games fashion, your friends are at the heart of your experience. In an open world with no menus or lobbies, you’ll be able to instantly challenge your friends and prove your driving skill in a variety of seamless multiplayer events. Your enemies will do everything they can to stop you from getting to the top. In this world, there can only be one Most Wanted. Limited Edition Features – Get double speed points for your first four hours of multiplayer Get early access in online multiplayer to two of the world’s hottest cars complete with the exclusive satin black livery and the latest performance modifications

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Xbox 360 – Rescue the Giana Sisters in this fast-paced platform game! Jump through tricky levels and transform in an instant from cute to rebellious and back. The entire environment changes with you in real time, including the soundtrack, which was produced by sound magician Chris Hülsbeck. Use your skills, solve challenging puzzles, and defeat nasty end bosses.

Resident Evil 6 – PC – Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2013. Resident Evil favorites Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Ada Wong are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a new horror, the highly virulent C-virus, as the narrative moves between North America, the war-torn Eastern European state of Edonia and the Chinese city of Lanshiang.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory – PlayStation 3 – V stands for Victory in Compile Heart’s Hyperdimension Neptunia V, the third game in the RPG series. Neptune reprises her role as the self-aware main character and meets characters new and old after getting transported back to the ’80s version of Gamindustri. Prepare for a refined and even faster-paced battle system! Fans of the series will be able to immerse themselves even deeper into the mythos of Gamindustri with Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – Nintendo 3DS, Wii U – Discover the epic world of Monster Hunter as you journey through more than 200 exhilarating quests, battler larger-than-life monsters and create hundreds of weapons and armor. Experience the world of Monster Hunter alone or with up to three friends in four player local play via the Nintendo 3DS or online via the Wii U system. Finding nearby hunters to adventure on quests with is now even easier using the local Nintendo 3DS search feature.

Dead or Alive 5 Plus – PS Vita – Dead or Alive 5 Plus takes the signature fighting style of the popular DOA series along with stunning graphics and new martial arts techniques of the recent console release, and brings it to the Vita with all-new system-specific features. In Dead or Alive 5 Plus, players will take on the roles of the cast of Dead or Alive fighters in an intense, action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. Innovative touch controls bring a completely new experience to fighting games. Simple taps, swipes and pinches to your opponent trigger a variety of devastating moves. Using the Vita’s motion sensor, you can play vertically for a first-person, full-screen view of your opponent. These intuitive new controls are only possible with the PS Vita’s touchscreen and rear touch pad.

Assassin’s Creed III: The Betrayal – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC – Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Gamers become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier and bustling colonial towns to the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army and the tumultuous high seas. Assassin’s Creed III features unprecedented scope and scale.

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