It feels like the Christmas period is fast approaching, with an influx of new titles seeing a release on Australian shores this week.
Stealth will be emerging from the shadows this week, with the release of Arkane Studios' first person action title Dishonored. Three years in development and published by Bethesda, the game puts players in the boots of Corvo, an assassin bent on revenge in the stylized steampunk city of Dunwall.
Arkane Studios has spoken up about player freedom and choice being paramount during development of the title, stating that "death has more weight" in the game. Dishonored received praise in GameSpot's review.
The XCOM series is returning to its strategy roots, with XCOM: Enemy Unknown hitting shelves this week. The action strategy game is allegedly keeping true to the elements that made X-COM such a revered game, while delivering an entirely new story and gameplay experience, for both diehard fans and newcomers to the franchise, according to developer Firaxis.
The game will combine turn-based tactical combat with real-time strategy, and it will feature destructible environments and organisational improvements as players progress. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be simultaneously released on 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on October 12.
The Pokemon series (much like the anime) is still going, with an additional two Pokemon games being released for the DS this week. Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 will take players back to the Unova region, two years after the events of the original games. The game has received a warm reception in GameSpot's review.
The original Pokemon Black and Pokemon White, which shipped during March 2011 and went on to combined sales of over 11 million, are the most recent instalments in the core franchise.
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