Games out this week

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012    

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HOT out the oven, here are this week's video game releases:

Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition

Release Date: Sep 16, 2012, Console: Wii, ESRB: Everyone 10+

The pink gumdrop of doom is back, this time for his 20th anniversary. Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition carries six classic Kirby games to keep the Kirby fandom alive! Inside this one package are: Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. But if that's not enough to keep the Kirby fans appeased, this package also includes several brand-new challenge stages, a 45-song music CD, a 48-page anniversary booklet filled with Kirby loving details to learn everything Kirby.

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector Set

Release Date: Sep 18, 2012, Consoles: PS3, XBOX 360, ESRB: TEEN

Also celebrating an anniversary this week is CapCom's Street Fighter.

A box-set produced only for the die-hard Street Fighter fans, the 25th Anniversary Collector's Set includes Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition with all costume DLC (downloadable content) and Street Fighter X Tekken including all character and Swap Costume DLC, the Street Fighter animated series and Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, a fan based documentary, a 64-page hard-cover art book, a light-up Ryu statue, a regulation-sized replica Ryu belt, an 11-disc soundtrack set, a certificate of authenticity, and a very cool box to hold it all in. What a mouthful!

Kinect Sports: Ultimate Collection

Release Date: Sep 18, 2012, Console: XBOX 360, ESRB: Everyone 10+

Kinect Sports: Ultimate Collection will bring Kinect fans all of their favourite sports games in one neat bundle. This set includes 13 full-body sports plus the option to download Kinect Basketball with Xbox LIVE. The bundle will also offer additional DLC content such two challenge packs, Back Nine Golf Holes and Night Ski Runs.

Kinect Nat Geo TV

Release Date: Sep 18, 2012, Console: XBOX 360, ESRB: Everyone 10+

Using the motion-control technology of Kinect, Kinect Nat Geo TV will turn living rooms into animal habitats and players into a variety of animals, creating an educational, environmental experience. The game comprises of eight, 30 minute, Nat Geo TV programmes that allow users to interact with the contents of the TV programme.

Torchlight II

Release Date: Sep 20, 2012, Console: PC, ESRB: TEEN

The sequel to Runic's 2009 Torchlight, Torchlight II maintains the same basic game-play as its predecessor, with randomly generated dungeons for the player to explore, and numerous types of monsters to fight. New features in Torchlight II include peer-to-peer multiplayer support, overland areas with multiple hub towns and a longer campaign, time of day cycles, weather effects, and a redesigned user interface. Players will also be able to customise character appearance with choice of sex, face, and hairstyle.

— Kristen Laing





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