Batman: Arkham Origins launches globally on one day—Friday. There must be a ton of spoilers in it that Warner Bros. doesn't want to go on the Internet in the three days between then and Tuesday, the typical US drop day. If you can't wait to the end of the week for your superhero fix, LEGO: Marvel Superheroes is there.
Skylanders Swap Force, out today on basically everything, is the week's heavyweight release. We're getting close to hunting season, too, and that means time for another Cabela's game; this one sends you to Africa.
This week's big news is Beyond: Two Souls, the PS3 exclusive from Quantic Dream, on Tuesday, and Pokémon X and Pokémon Y on Saturday. Not interested in those? Some collections and GOTY editions—including Farming Simulator 2013 Titanium Edition!—round out the releases.
The week's big console launches are NBA 2K14, also arriving for PC, on Tuesday followed by the physical HD release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker on Wii U on Friday.
EA Sports' FIFA series and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer renew their rivalry with their latest releases arriving on Tuesday. Other highlights include Scribblenauts' DC Universe adaptation and Armored Core and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returning to the 360 and PS3.
EA Sports' 20th revival of the NHL franchise hits shelves on Tuesday. The HD remake of Ducktales arrives on Xbox 360 on Wednesday. Peter Molyneux's Godus arrives Friday.
At long last, Rayman Legends arrives this week, on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and, ahem, Wii U. Diablo III likewise ventures onto consoles, along with Total War: Rome 2 for PC.
Lots of heavy hitters in the lineup this week, as Madden NFL 25 is joined by Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Lost Planet 3 on Tuesday. New Super Luigi U already is out today on Wii U and the Mac version of SimCity arrives Thursday. There's more on the jump.
Finally, we crawl out of the doldrums of mid-summer to three full-scale triple-A releases on Tuesday—and that does not count the launch of Disney Infinity today. Saints Row IV, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and Splinter Cell: Blacklist all launch this week.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on the 3DS kicks off the week of new releases, but it has company coming later in the week. Heist-shooter Payday 2 rolls out on three platforms and the Summer of Arcade continues on Xbox Live with Charlie Murder.
Interceptor Entertainment's revival of Rise of the Triad highlights this week as video games close out a slow July and look to a hotter August. Other releases include Cloudberry Kingdom and a collector's edition for Terraria.
Well alright then. The Smurfs 2 it is this week, a movie adaptation doing every single platform like it's still 2008 or something. Not much else to discuss.
What can we say, it's the middle of summer. This is the slow season for new releases. The week's big highlights include Dynasty Warriors 8 and Shin Megami Tensei IV arriving in North America on Tuesday,
Oregon's brand of video-game football returns to the virtual gridiron with NCAA Football 14, EA Sports' annual simulation of the college game. the second expansion pack for Sid Meier's Civilization V also arrives, on PC and Mac, with Guncraft coming on Thursday.
It's another lackluster week for new releases. The eShop title Crash City Mayhem comes to the 3Ds on Tuesday. Otherwise, it's a collection of PC and Mac titles to get you through Independence Day.
Summer begins with some noteworthy names releasing on consoles this week—Ride to Hell: Retribution, a title first spoken five years ago, finally arrives. Deadpool shows up to lay waste to the fourth wall, as he usually does, and Hotline Miami at last hits consoles with a PS3 and Vita release.
A modest week for new releases trails the end of E3. New Super Luigi U is the only console release, coming to the Wii U eShop on Thursday. Otherwise, there's the Jak and Daxter Collection for PS Vita on Tuesday.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf released for 3DS today and The Last of Us arrives on an unusual day in North America, on Friday, bracketing all of the hype you'll see this week from E3. Zeno Clash II is coming to Xbox Live on Wednesday.
Gazillion's Diablo-esque Marvel Heroes MMO highlights this week's typically quiet run-up to E3, accompanied by the all-new, dystopian Remember Me on consoles and PC, and a retail edition of Minecraft for the Xbox 360.
No longer making shooters exclusively for PlayStation 3, Insomniac is now making ... a shooter for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The former Overstrike arrives on Tuesday as the reconstituted Fuse. Other highlights include Crusader Kings II DLC and The Warriors coming to PSN.