In case you were wondering, that fall rush I’ve been warning about? It’s here, baby. Buckle up, because the next few months are going to be an exercise in budgeting and financial management. For fans of portable gaming, Nintendo wants you to be a gold-digger with New Super Mario Bros. 2 (alongside the 3DS XL). For the rest of us, you can dig into something a bit grittier in both realistic and fantastical flavors. If you’ve been hankering for some crazy martial arts and gunplay, Square Enix and United Front Games have you covered with Sleeping Dogs. Perhaps you’ve been holding onto your Wii for one last game. The Last Story from XSeed is looking like the swan song of the little white box. Our pick of the week though, well… I can’t say much about it. Embargoes prevent me from gushing.

Pick of the Week: THQ’s turnaround begins this week thanks to Vigil Games’ Darksiders II. Look for our review in a couple of days once we’re allowed to talk about it.

Here is this week’s lineup:

PlayStation 3

  • Darksiders II
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Papa & Yo (PSN)
  • (Please refer to the PlayStation Blog’s The Drop feature here for this week’s PSN update.)

Xbox 360

  • Darksiders II
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Dust: An Elysian Tale (XBLA)

Wii

  • Cooking Mama 2-Pack (Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Cooking Mama Cook Off)
  • The Last Story

PC

  • Darksiders  II
  • Legends of Pegasus
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Surface: Mystery of Another World Collector’s Edition
  • Witches’ Legacy: The Charleston Curse Collector’s Edition

Mac

  • NOTHING

3DS

  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • 3DS XL launching this week

DS

  • Mama’s Combo Pack Vol. 2 (Cooking Mama 2 and Crafting Mama)

PS Vita

  • NOTHING

PSP

  • NOTHING
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