The launch calendar takes a post-Thanksgiving nap as Epic Games' iOS-exclusive sword-swinging sequel leads a light week at retailers.
The 2011 release calendar has slowed down significantly following the Black Friday unofficial kickoff to the retail holiday season. This week's biggest release comes in Infinity Blade II for Apple mobile platforms, backed by an assortment of PC and DS titles.
Infinity Blade II is the follow-up to last year's hit iOS PunchOut!-esque sword battle game. The story plays a bigger part in the second entry, with the player traversing an aesthetically Asian-influenced land. The first game's protagonist is back, but after defeating the God King, he finds himself a hero without a purpose. Players must battle through various bosslike enemies to conquer the new game's antagonist, "The Worker of Secrets." Developer Chair Entertainment says that Infinity Blade II will start to answer some of the questions posed in the first game.
For further details, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Fix It: Home Improvement Challenge--DS--SouthPeak Games
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan--PC--Mastiff
Jungle School--DS--SouthPeak Games
Winter Stars--Wii--Deep Silver
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Combat Arms: Zombies--IP--Nexon
Defenders Quest--PC, Mac--Level Up Labs
Distant Worlds - Legends--PC--Matrix Games
Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts--PC--Meridian4
Legendary Outlaw--IP--Game Tongue Software
Manny Pacquiao: Pound for Pound: Volume 1--IP--Karkadann Games
Now! That's What I Call…Games--Wii--Tubby Games
Skiing Resort Simulator 2012--PC--UIG Entertainment
Small World Tunnels--PC--Days of Wonder
Steel Armor - Blaze of War--PC--Play Indie
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
Bridge Constructor--PC--Headup Games
Egg Punch--IP--Pixel Juice
Fix-it-up: World Tour--IP--G5 Entertainment
Mafia II: Director's Cut--MAC--2K Games
Marine Life Rescue--Wii--Conspiracy Entertainment
Infinity Blade II--IP--Epic Games
Intertia: Escape Velocity--AND--Red Fly Studio
JAWS: Ultimate Predator--Wii--Majesco Games
@Spacerac What does that even mean? I've never met anybody who spent 500 dollars on a phone, and every person I've met who has a "console" phone also has consoles at home that they prefer to play on. Sigh, comment ignorance at its finest.
Weakest week this year. An iOS game got the headline? They should have extended the date up to December 4th so they could at least include Mario Kart 7.
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