New Video Game Releases: Week 9, 2011

Welcome to the first day of March! There's a long list of things to celebrate on the sixtieth day of the year: it's Self Injury Awareness Day, it's National Pig Day (yes, for real), it's Bosnia and Herzegovina's Independence Day, and it's also Justin Bieber's seventeeth birthday (best wishes to the Biebs!). Plus here's one more reason to celebrate: the release of some fantastic new video games that will knock your socks off!

Check out the hottest new releases for this week below. Enjoy!

Rift

This is a game that role-playing game lovers will be quick to take on. Play alone or with friends as you battle against otherworldly beings in the hopes of keeping them from invading your home planet. Here's more information about the game that was developed by Trion:

"Rift is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) for PC that challenges players to stop an ongoing invasion of their world by horrific creatures from other planes of existence, while simultaneously growing ever more powerful by doing so. These creatures appear at a variety of elemental rifts that erupt at the confluence of these planes. Using an extensive level of customization, which allows players to very nearly create their own character classes, players defeat enemies, seal rifts and draw power from them. Additional features include: standard quest gameplay as well as player vs. player action, two factions each containing multiple races and a dynamic world full of unpredictability."

Get the game here: Amazon.com

de Blob 2

The graphics are adorable and so is the story behind the de Blob video game. Join Blob and Papa Blanc as they continue their fight against the colorless oppression in this sequel to the critically acclaimed action platformer. Here's more about the game that was developed by THQ:

"In de Blob 2 Comrade Black and the Inkies are back with a whole new plot to rid the world of color. With all-new help from Papa Blanc and his flock of followers the Blancs, Blob and his friends will have their work cut out for them bringing color back to the citizens of Prisma City. Set off on an action-packed color adventure where custom paints, patterns and music bring the world to life. de Blob 2 is a creative evolution driven by your imagination."

Get the game here: Amazon.com

Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus

Here we have another one of those obscenely addictive hidden-object games that compels us to spend just a few more hours awake in order to get one step closer to solving the mystery. Here's more about the game that was developed by PlayFirst:

"Welcome to a world of danger and suspense in Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus, a thrilling hidden-object adventure. You and 8 former classmates have accepted the same invitation to spend a week on a gorgeous, isolated Greek island for your high school reunion. Upon arrival, you notice that something isn't right. One by one, your old classmates are killed off-all the murders mirroring tragic Greek myths. Unlike high school theatrics, this drama is real... or is it? Discover clues, locate missing objects, and solve dangerously perplexing puzzles to avoid being next on the mysterious killer's list!"

Get the game here: Amazon.com

Fight Night Champion

Boxing fans unite! Electronic Arts brings you right into the ring in a game that takes you right into the very heart of boxing brutality, drama, and competition. Choose from the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Julio Cesar Chavez or play as the classic boxing heavyweights like Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Here's more details about the game from the ringside:

" Fight Night Champion is a multiplayer boxing game that blends traditional one-on-one pugilistic action of previous games in the Fight Night franchise with new, more gritty story-driven gameplay rooted in the all-new Champion Mode.

Fight Night Champion takes the boxing experience one giant step forward by delivering an experience never before seen in an EA SPORTS video game. History will be made with this revolutionary iteration that builds upon the best-in-class gameplay and physics engine of Fight Night Round 4, while immersing you in a world of brutality, uncertainty, betrayal, and redemption. Survive the brutal road to redemption with Fight Night Champion."

Get the game here: Amazon.com 

You Don't Know Jack

Here's another release from THQ that will have trivia lovers squealing with joy! This game will revolutionize the way you spend trivia nights with your friends and family by upping up the ante with some ridiculously fun gameplay and mind-boggling trivia questions. Here's more about the game:

"You Don't Know Jack, the original quiz show party game, is back and trivia-y-er than ever! You're the contestant in a truly interactive game show experience, complete with cash, prizes, backstage characters, pounding music, bizarre sound effects and your lovable but verbally sassy host, Cookie Masterson. Play at home or online, alone or with friends, as you battle through a trivia mind-field on your way to victory, defeat or, more likely, soiled pants.

All of your favorite elements are still there: the twisted multiple-choice questions, musical question intros, the DisOrDat, Screw Your Neighbor, and the Jack Attack, plus all kinds of new face-melting features and surprises. And of course, tons of all-new twisted trivia questions covering everything from Dr. Phil to Dr. Pepper, from Miley Cyrus to the Mile High Club."

Get the game here: Amazon.com

Bulletstorm

Get ready to immerse yourself into a world set into the far future, where you have to shoot and kill savage beasts and strange creatures in order to survive. Escape from the planet and find your way back home in this engaging first-person shooter. Here are some more details about the game that was developed by Electronic Arts:

"Set in a futuristic utopia, an elite peacekeeping force thwarts the rumblings of civil war. But deception within the ranks has caused two members of the most feared unit to strike out on their own. Now stranded on an abandoned paradise, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato find themselves surrounded by hordes of mutants and flesh eating gangs. They survive on two objectives: get off the planet alive and extract revenge on the man who sent them there. As Grayson Hunt, players wield an arsenal of over-the-top combat moves and outrageously large guns that feed into Bulletstorm’s distinct ‘skillshot’ system producing unprecedented levels of frantic gameplay and yell-inducing satisfaction."

Get the game here: Amazon.com

The week brings in quite a variety of games, from shooters to RPG to trivia games, and we can't wait to get our hands on the lot of them. What will you be picking out from this week's top releases? Drop us a line and let us know!

 

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