What’s New In Games This Week

It’s a strange week for new game releases. For whatever reason, a bunch of PlayStation Vita games have already been released, even though the system drops next week. So honestly, no need to waste time on those for now, since there are three fine choices for systems you already have…

Twisted Metal
[BoxTitle]Twisted Metal[/BoxTitle] [Trailer]http://heavy.com/games/games-videos/game-trailers/2011/08/twisted-metal-pax-2011-doll-face-game-trailer/[/Trailer] [BuyNow]http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-Twisted+Metal[/BuyNow]

It’s finally happening; the one Sony franchise that has yet to be reborn on the PS3 is at long last here. But things are already looking somewhat grim, thanks to how the developer cut a good chunk of the developmental staff, and even series creator David Jaffe, just last week. Is the game looking bad? Far from it; it just speaks of the studio’s lack of confidence in the hardcore gaming’s dollar, at least when compared to the greener pastures that iOS development promises. But said faithful will be rewarded for their patience with the classic car-on-car mayhem that everyone has been wishing for, coupled with the robust online gameplay that has been fantasized about as well. Hopefully, if it does well they’ll make another! Hopefully. PS3

Rhythm Heaven Fever
[BoxTitle]Rhythm Heaven Fever[/BoxTitle] [Trailer]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjX0k_UFdlM[/Trailer] [BuyNow]http://www.gamestop.com/wii/games/rhythm-heaven-fever/91406[/BuyNow]

Remember how you had a Wii for a while, but got rid of it, because there was nothing good to play? And then Skyward Sword came out, because it was exactly what you’ve wanted this entire time? And now that it’s finally beaten, you’re thinking of getting rid of Nintendo’s console once more? Well don’t. Because Nintendo has saved on of its best for last; anyone familiar with the DS (or the Japanese only GBA release) knows what is up: finely tuned music mini games that really do demand having a fine ear and even finer reflexes. The reward is completely worth the effort. Featuring ultra whimsical characters, and even catcher tunes (which your lady friend will love, but it’s okay for you to dig everything as well). This is the first rhythm action game that’s worth caring about since Rock Band 2. Wii

UFC Undisputed 3
[BoxTitle]UFC Undisputed 3[/BoxTitle] [Trailer]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcqOtvIsKIA[/Trailer] [BuyNow]http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-UFC+Undisputed+3[/BuyNow]

If you’re like me, you love MMA, but video games based upon the sport? Not so much. Well, here comes the latest version of the octagon in virtual form; much work has been put in to refining the overall experience, including two different gameplay options (traditional and simplified), a brand new submission system, new clinch controls, a new stamina system, the ability to have TKOs via leg kicks, plus more. Though if you were like me, it was the presentation of UFC Undisputed 2010 that you found the most lacking, so the new fighter entrances are most welcome. Though the best of all is the new Pride mode, which is something the real thing could surely use a bit more of. Man, I missed those blue gloves, not sure about everyone else. PS3, Xbox 360

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