New Video Game Releases For The Week Of October 22, 2012

Quality, not quantity is the the emphasis for the new video games released during the week of October 22 to October 28, 2012. While the week is not marked by the flood of new titles gamers have been treated to in weeks past, there are a couple of big name titles making their debut this week, along with an exciting new hunting game from a renowned sporting outfitter.

Debuting among the big name titles is Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The game caused a bit of controversy when it was announced Medal of Honor: Warfighter would offer future downloadable content featuring the hunt for Bin Ladin. Needless to say the timing could not have been worse, considering the tragic events at the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The DLC is being released as a tie in between the game’s publisher, Electronic Arts, and the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster, Zero Dark Thirty.

Big game hunters everywhere will enjoy the new game from one of the world’s premier hunting outfitters, Cabela, titled Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions. Hunting games are a bit of a rarity and don’t generally fall into a category of their own. As a result, Cabela’s new offering is included in the Other Sports Games category

Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions should provide hunters with a great way to pass the time, and sharpen up their aim, while they wait for the hunting season to open. When winter storms are raging, and common sense tells us to stay inside, we can just pop Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions in the PC, or our favorite console, and enjoy a simulated hunt from the comfort of home.

Here is the list of new video game titles for the week of October 22 to October 28, 2012 with a brief summary of each game:

October 22, 2012

Skylanders Giants
X360 WII PS3 3DS
Release Date: Oct 22, 2012
Genre: Platformers

Skylanders Giants is a new adventure for existing Skylanders toys that will also add 20 new characters to the roster.

October 23, 2012

A Game of Dwarves
PC PS3
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: Other Strategy Games

Help a dwarven prince on a quest to reclaim his people’s old country in A Game of Dwarves.

Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions
PC PS3 X360 WII
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: Other Sports Games

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress
PC
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: Turn-Based Strategy

In Fallen Enchantress, players will be able to explore the world of Elemental and discover a wide range of unique locations, including dangerous wild lands that can’t be settled until they are conquered.

Forza Horizon
X360
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: Racing

Forza Horizon is a pick-up-and-play racing experience with a festival atmosphere and the freedom of the open road. Read the Review

Killzone Trilogy
PS3
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: First-Person Shooters

The Killzone Trilogy is a compilation pack that includes the original Killzone, Killzone 2, and Killzone 3, as well as all the multiplayer packs for Killzone 2 and Killzone 3.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter
PC X360 PS3
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: First-Person Shooters

Medal of Honor Warfighter is an up close and personal look at today’s battlefield and the fight against the ongoing global terror threat.

Naughty Bear: Double Trouble!
PS3
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: Compilations

Street Fighter X Tekken
VITA
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: Fighting Games

Fighting universes collide in this Street Fighter/Tekken crossover.

The Unfinished Swan
PS3
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: Action

Unfinished Swan is a first-person painting game and the debut title from Giant Sparrow.

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
3DS VITA
Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
Genre: Adventure Games

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward has players taking on the Nonary Game again, as it’s back and more deadly than ever.

October 25, 2012

Farming Simulator 2013
PC
Release Date: Oct 25, 2012
Genre: Miscellaneous

Farming Simulator 2013 keeps all the ingredients that make the staple of virtual farming, while incorporating many new machines, vehicles, crops, animals, and environments.

Liberation Maiden
3DS
Release Date: Oct 25, 2012
Genre: Other Shooters

Liberation Maiden is a full-scale 3D sci-fi shooter created by critically acclaimed developer Goichi Suda.
October 26, 2012

King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North
PC
Release Date: Oct 26, 2012
Genre: Turn-Based Strategy

Lucius
PC
Release Date: Oct 26, 2012
Genre: Action Adventure

Lucius is the son of the devil and has to clear the mansion of its residents.