Aussie gamers won’t be stumped for choice this week, with a variety of games hitting local shores. From platformers to soccer, and shooters to racing titles, there's something to suit almost everyone's taste!
Gamers who are ready to return to Pandora will be interested in the imminent release of Borderlands 2. The title is a sequel to developer Gearbox Software’s well-received loot-based co-op shooter Borderlands. Set five years after the events of the first game, Borderlands 2 will introduce new character classes, enemies, weapons, equipment, skills, and sections of Pandora to explore.
A recent game guide writer's play-through of the sequel reportedly took 58 hours. Borderlands 2 hits shelves on September 20 for the PS3, 360, and PC.
The Pro Evolution Soccer franchise takes to the field this week for its 2013 season. Developer Konami has promised improvements for the game in the areas of audio and social networking. The game's audio effects "are being tied closer to the on-field action", the company said. It also confirmed that it is planning an extension to the myPES application for Facebook, which will "extend the connectivity and communication between Facebook-using PES fans".
Hankering for something on handheld instead? Platformer title LittleBigPlanet PS Vita will be out this week. The game contains tools from previous versions of LittleBigPlanet, and has been tweaked for use on the PlayStation Vita.
Other titles out this week include F1 2012, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, and Funky Barn 3D. Check out the full list below:
September 20, 2012
Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
F1 2012 (360, PS3, PC)
Funky Barn 3D (3DS)
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (Vita)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (360, PS3)
September 21, 2012
Circus World (PC)