What would probably be another mundane late winter release week explodes with a crescendo of fury thanks to Sweet Tooth and an avalanche of games for Sony’s new handheld the PS Vita!

Undoubtedly the biggest game release this week is , as the series returns to a console after almost twelve years of absence.  Unlike previous games in the series this game will have a limited amount of playable characters and focuses heavily on multiplayer combat, including various online game modes with up to 4 player split-screen and 16-players online.  Twisted Metal debuts on the PS3 this week.

Although the PS Vita’s official US launch date is February 22nd,  those who pre-ordered the Wi-Fi+3G model with a 4GB memory card and Little Deviants get the handheld a week early. Because of this, Sony has let out a good number of games a week early. Among the standout Vita games available this week include ,   and more.

The UFC returns to the the Xbox 360 and PS3 with a plethora of new and exciting features with . Chief among these new features is the new Pride Mode which includes Pride rules, ring, fighters and commentary by Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros.

Pick of the Week: David Jaffe is known for creating great games with in your face attitude. Twisted Metal Black was easily one of my favorite games of last generation with gruesome characters, twisted character back-stories and unbelievable multiplayer action. I’ve been waiting for a console return to the PS3 and Jaffe has delivered - Twisted Metal

Check out the full list of this week’s releases below:

PlayStation 3

  • Grand Slam Tennis 2
  • Twisted Metal
  • UFC Undisputed 3
  • Warp (PSN)

Xbox 360

  • Grand Slam Tennis 2
  • UFC Undisputed 3
  • Warp (XBL)

Wii

  • Rhythm Heaven Fever

PC

  • Crusader Kings II
  • Jagged Alliance: Back in Action
  • Telepath RPG: Servants of God

3DS

  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Tales of the Abyss
  • Tekken 3D Prime Edition

DS

  • Chess for Kids

PS Vita

  • Asphalt: Injection
  • BEN 10 Galactic Racing
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND
  • Dungeon Hunter Alliance
  • F1 2011
  • FIFA Soccer
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Lumines Electronic Symphony
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  • Rayman Origins
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • WipEout 2048

PSP

  • Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom

[New Game Release Data Via Gamestop]