Shippin' Out July 10-16: NCAA Football 12, Deathly Hallows Part 2

New release slate led by latest college gridiron game, Harry Potter film tie-in; UFC Personal Trainer: Ultimate Fitness System for Wii and Ms. 'Splosion Man also out.

Last week's new release list was decidedly short, with Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon leading all releases. This week is heavier, as it brings the latest licensed college football game and the film tie-in game for the final Harry Potter movie, among others.

NCAA Football 12 hits the field this week.

First out of the tunnel this week is EA Sports' NCAA Football 12 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which has former University of Alabama running back Mark Ingram on its cover. As for the game, NCAA Football 12 sports a number of changes over its predecessor, including improved visuals, pregame tradition animations, more realistic tackles, and fully 3D crowds.

Also out this week is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, and PC. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will arrive in theaters worldwide on July 15, which means gamers will have the first crack at the culmination of the Harry Potter universe.

On the download front, Twisted Pixel's Ms. 'Splosion Man is due out on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday. A follow-up to the original 'Splosion Man, Ms. 'Splosion Man is also a fast-paced 2D platformer, in which players self-combust their way through vibrantly colored, lighthearted levels. The game includes 50 single-player stages, as well as an additional 50 levels that can be played in a multiplayer setting.

Ms. 'Splosion Man 'splodes onto XBLA this Wednesday.

Beyond new stages, Twisted Pixel said that it has implemented a number of updates to the 'Splosion Man formula, including new gameplay mechanics, enhanced network support, and original music. The game also includes collectibles that unlock behind-the-scenes looks at the game's creation.

The last major new game out this week is UFC Personal Trainer: Ultimate Fitness System for the Wii. A spin-off of THQ's mixed martial arts fighter UFC Undisputed, UFC Personal Trainer offers fitness routines designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The game was created with input from top MMA trainers like Mark DellaGrotte, Greg Jackson, and Javier Mendez, who have conditioned the likes of current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.

For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and subject to change

TUESDAY, JULY 12
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2--X360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC--Electronic Arts
NCAA Football 12--PS3, X360--EA Sports
UFC Personal Trainer: Ultimate Fitness System--Wii--THQ

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
Ms. 'Splosion Man--X360--Twisted Pixel Games

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

14 comments
gohoanq
gohoanq

I know gamespot doesn't want to even acknowledge the existence of Oblivion's 5th year anniversary edition.. but to not even include it in the releases for this week is kind of messed up lol You can't just deny the fact that it exists..

x_Xarion_x
x_Xarion_x

Such a weak lineup for the next two months...guess it gives me a chance to place catch up.

Sparty_On
Sparty_On

I will be getting NCAA Football 12 in about 5 days and NCAA football is always awesome just like Madden. Wish Madden came out in mid Aug have to wait until late Aug.

Frimmel
Frimmel

Well that's a gripping release slate. [/sarcasm] Yet within the space of 3 weeks in October we're going to get Arkham City, Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3 with a new Assassin's Creed in the middle of November.

I'd like Bats in early August. Drake in early September. Ezio in the first week of October. Then I can disappear into the seeming awesomeness of the Battlefield never to be seen again until spring.

But the publisher idiots seem to be a confused on the real limiting factor of my gaming dollars-- the time and attention I can give a game. So four pre-orders become 1 pre-order and 3 used/rent/discount bin. [/rant]

thanates
thanates

Another week with nothing that sparks my interest.

hahamanin
hahamanin

fully 3d crowds....aint tht a first in sports games??

Merex760
Merex760

Ms. Splosion Man for sure. I might grab Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 from Gamefly.

nyran125
nyran125

NCAA football sounds better than MAdden.

Pharma1218
Pharma1218

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Pdiddy105
Pdiddy105

can't wait for Ms Splosion Man! loved the first game.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Nothing intertesting for me here.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Nothing for me this week. Hopefully the Harry Potter game is decent.