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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