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access_time January 15, 2012 at 3:27 PM in Culture by Pierre Bienaimé

Weekly Release Breakdown!

Slim pickings this week for those eying new video game releases. Big titles may be fielding some DLC, but a tame few days lie ahead.

Perhaps the most intriguing (at first) release is Amy, a survival horror experience in which our heroine must keep herself – as well as the eponymous Amy – alive against a suddenly-generated and supernatural threat. Sadly, critical reception has been brutal. If your interest is somehow still piqued (2 out of 10… wow), check out a recent trailer of the XBLA and PSN title. Amy opens on January 17th.

To speed away from all that, Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition releases on the same day. For $39.99, you’ll get the original game from late 2010, fully updated and bundled with a voucher for over $20 of DLC. Check out the PlayStation Blog for more.

Gears of War 3 celebrates its third DLC release, a $10 package offering five new maps and the option to reset one’s level in exchange for purty esthetic flourishes – and the ability to broadcast “I’ve played this game a lot” without words. January 17th is again the special day.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is bringing in its own update – a first for the MMORPG that launched in December. “Rise of the Rakghouls” expands upon a few of the game’s instances, and throws in some anti-aliasing and PvP tweaks for good measure. When is this update hitting? Together now: January 17th.

That’s it for the top brass. Listed below are the rest of this week’s game releases. If you plan on giving them some play time, let us know why and whether they deserve the attention!

  • Gaia’s Moon | DSi Ware | January 19th
  • Niko | App Store | January 19th
  • Stonekeep: Bones of the Ancestors | Wii | January 19th
  • Anne’s Doll Studio: Gothic Collection | DS | January 19th
  • Haunt | Xbox 360 | January 18th
  • Saints Row: The Third – Genki Bowl VII | PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / PC | January 17th
  • Dustforce | PC | January 17th




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