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New Video Game Releases: Week 12, 2011

This week's diverse pick includes some pretty interesting titles that will provide you with hours of gaming fun. Take on a wide variety of your favorite characters from the Final Fantasy franchise in its newest title, Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy. Shoot down some alien enemies in Crysis 2 or play as a tamer hero in PlayStation Move Heroes. If you have a passion for cars rather than guns then get ready for some wild racing with TrackMania Turbo: Build to Race. Take your sims to an all-new (or rather, old) level in The Sims Medieval and replay your favorite Star Wars scenes with a twist in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

1. Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy is probably one of the most well-known roleplaying games in gaming history and now the franchise is back with a new title to add to its arsenal: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy. The fight against evil is still far from over but this time, you've got a longer roster of characters to play as, some of them being from the previous Final Fantasy titles. Here's more about the game:

"The divine conflict between harmony and discord rages on, the fate of the world its promised prize. Fighting to secure it are brave souls summoned for that solitary purpose. These warriors, relying on what fragments of their shattered memories remain, fight to end the conflict - and for a chance to return home, to the worlds they each once knew.

  • The battle between good and evil continues: The action-packed world of Dissidia Final Fantasy is back in full-force, now with new game modes, story missions, items, alternate costumes and combat features
  • Soar through expansive environments and participate in gripping combat, all while enjoying RPG-based character development that adds a rich layer of depth to the story behind the clashing forces
  • New characters revealed: Kain (Final Fantasy IV), Tifa (Final Fantasy VII) and Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII) are revealed as playable characters - the first of many new faces to step up in this ultimate battle between good and evil
  • New features and scenarios: New to Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy are an Assist feature that enables players to enlist characters as back-up in combat, as well as a playable Chaos storyline that further enhances the robust gameplay experience "

Click here to get Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy from Amazon.

2. TrackMania Turbo: Build to Race

TrackMania Turbo: Build to Race was first released on the Nintendo DS but now it's slated for release on the Wii. That can only mean one thing: more amazing racing action! Get ready to steer your way through over two hundred tracks filled with ramps and loops and unexpected twists with every turn of your wheel. Here's more information about the game:

"TrackMania, the most fun-filled racing game played by millions of players worldwide, makes its big entrance in the console world with this remarkable adaptation for the Nintendo Wii! The sensations, the unquestionable fun and the unique gameplay of this legendarycar game are intact!

Using your Wiimote and your Nunchuk, your gamepad or your Wii Wheel, drive racing cars at incredible speeds on spectacular tracks full of ramps, loops, turbo boosts, and other crazy track-blocks. Race on more than 200 tracks divided into six drastically different environments, and numerous game modes!

TrackMania on Wii also offers the incredible, essential and beloved track editor that gives the chance to create an infinite number of personal tracks! Then share your craziest creations with your friends, thanks to the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection! Of course, multiplayer modes are included: Hotseat mode, 4 players split-screen, and especially online play using Nintendo Wi-Fi connection! Compete against your friends and join online players from all around the world!"

Click here to get TrackMania Turbo: Build to Race from Amazon.