Now I know all the mmo people keep saying each new mmo is a WoW killer, but I really think Mists of Pandaria could be it!
Will you heed the call from Pandaria, kick a goal, or shred some wicked licks?
Almost all the platforms and genres feel the love this week, with an MMORPG, fighting game, sports title and rhythm product hitting the shelves!
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is the fourth expansion for the long running Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft. The title introduces a new playable race: the Pandaren; a new class--the monk; and a fresh continent to explore. The level cap has also been raised to 90.
Earlier last week, Blizzard revealed Aussie launch times, and that the game would be available for purchase at retailers on September 25 from 9 a.m.
Fighting game Dead or Alive 5 steps into the ring this week on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The latest instalment in the fighting game series features destructible arenas, a new rock-paper-scissors fighting mechanic, and playable guest characters from Sega's Virtua Fighter games, including Akira and Sarah Bryant.
For an in-depth video on the new mechanics in DOA 5, check out our recent Now Playing video.
EA Sports' soccer simulator FIFA 13 will be out on a multitude of platforms this week, as well. EA has confirmed that the demo has been downloaded 1.99 million times within its first three days of release across the PS3 and 360. Major changes to this year's game include a reworked player impact engine, better AI, an improved dribbling system, and changes to first touch.
Other titles out this week include Tokyo Jungle, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins and Rocksmith. Check out the full list of new releases below.
September 25, 2012
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
September 27, 2012
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission (360, PC)
Dead or Alive 5 (360, PS3)
FIFA Soccer 13 (360, 3DS, PS2, PS3, VITA, WII)
New Little King’s Story (VITA)
Rocksmith (360, PS3)
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (360, PS3)
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