Asia Shippin' Out Nov. 20-26: WWE '12, Rayman Origins

Pro wrestling, limbless escapades, and old-school FPS gunslinging dominate the shelves this week.


The barrage of new releases in Asia continues in the fourth week of November. Leading the charge is WWE '12 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. The wrestling simulation game features a new character animation technology called "Predator." The game also features 77 wrestlers, more than 12 hours of story mode, and 60 different unlockables.

Next up is the Asian release of Rayman Origins for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii. The action platformer features four-player co-op, hand-drawn art, and a variety of environments. GameSpot recently praised it for its spot-on controls and fair difficulty. Fans of the 2D platformer genre can check out the game when it comes out this Thursday.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword came out last Sunday for the Wii. The next installment in Nintendo's famous action adventure series features one-to-one Wii Remote Plus motion controls and takes place in an all-new sky-based fantasy setting. GameSpot praised the title for its excellent dungeon design and great boss fights but panned it for its troublesome control and predictable formula.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of The King of Fighters XIII will be out tomorrow. This 2D fighting game features a new Hyper Drive mode that emphasizes move cancels and multiple combo possibilities, a roster of 33 characters, and stylized hand-drawn graphics. The game also features DLC characters such as the original '98 version of Iori Yagami, Mr. Karate, and the NEST version of Kyo Kusanagi.

Last but not least is the next entry in the Serious Sam series. Titled Serious Sam 3: BFE, this FPS retains its classic shoot-'em-up roots while adding in features like destructible environments and outlandish enemy designs. While the PC version is slated for release tomorrow, there still isn't any word on an Xbox 360 or PS3 release date.

Nov. 21
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

Nov. 22
The King of Fighters XIII (PS3, Xbox 360)
WWE '12 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL (Xbox 360, PS3)
Tekken Hybrid (PS3)
Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC)
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (PSP)
Magicka Collection (PC)
Batman: Arkham City (PC)

Nov. 24
Rayman Origins (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)

Nov. 25
Happy Feet Two (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, 3DS, DS)

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