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Arcade Hits: Magical Drop (PSN)

Arcade Hits: Magical Drop is a Tetris-inspired puzzle game featuring characters from tarot cards as players. Players must pull randomly colored bubbles as they drop and rearrange them to make the color chain disappear. Chains are formed either when a single drop causes a chain reaction or when more than one group of bubbles is destroyed in quick succession.

Arcade Hits: Magical Drop also includes the popular two-player mode, where two gamers will have the chance to battle for puzzler supremacy. Arcade Hits: Magical Drop is sure to provide countless hours of challenging fun playing solo or against a friend.

Arcade Hits: Magical Drop is priced at $5.99 and is available in the Imports section on the PlayStation Network.

Cabela's Adventure Camp (Wii/PS3/X360)

With Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation Move and Wii support, Cabela's Adventure Camp includes motion-based outdoor activities that send players straight to summer camp. Players can immerse themselves in summertime activities such as: Thrill Hill Biking, Wild River Kayaking, Full Throttle Wave Riding and more.

Adding side-splitting hijinks to the mix, interactive griefing allows idle players to join in on the fun by knocking down trees and rocks.

Cabela's Adventure Camp is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and available for $39.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and $29.99 for Wii.

Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party (X360)

Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party is an arcade-style hunting game composed of a series of shooting galleries where both the player and the Top Shot Sport are the controller. The game tracks total body movement as players shoot, dodge and duck their way through a variety of obstacles while grabbing power-ups.

Gamers can also explore a variety of environments as they battle with some of the world's most dangerous animals. The immersive gameplay also provides competitive entertainment for up to four friends in hot seat multiplayer.

Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and bundled with the Top Shot Sport peripheral for $69.99.

Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai (Wii/PS3/X360)

Players answer the call of the wild as they take the role of bush pilot Logan James after he survives a horrific plane crash in the Arctic wild. Injured, isolated and in the middle of a hostile wilderness, Logan is cut off from all hope of rescue, and it's up to players to guide him to safety. In this heroic battle against deadly creatures and freezing weather, players must use all their survival skills and trek through a variety of environments as they use scavenged firearms and gear to stay alive. In addition, the game has a deep selection of multiplayer shooting galleries for an endless amount of party fun.

Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai is available with the Top Shot Elite on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $79.99 and Wii for $59.99. The stand-alone game is $39.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and $29.99 on Wii. The game is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.

Cars 2: The Video Game (3DS)

From a spy-driven plotline to international locales and intense racing adventures, Cars 2 allows fans to play as their favorite characters including Lightning McQueen, Mater the tow truck, Finn McMissile and others, as they navigate through adventures within C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage).

Cars 2: The Video Game for Nintendo 3DS offers the very best in eye-popping gameplay through the system's stereoscopic 3-D display. The game takes advantage of StreetPass communication, allowing players to unlock and share new skins. Multiplayer action with up to four players is also available.

Cars 2: The Video Game for Nintendo 3DS is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and available for $29.99.

Country Dance 2 (Wii)

Country Dance 2 features more than 30 tracks from the biggest names in country, including Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and many more.

Country Dance 2 amplifies the fun with an all new sing-along features, duet dancing and a new calorie-counting exercise mode. Whether you're cutting the rug on your own, line dancing side-by-side with your partner, or taking on friends and family in a dancing duel, Country Dance 2 transforms your living room into an energetic dance floor.

Country Dance 2 is rated "E10+" by the ESRB and available for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

Dead Rising 2: Off The Record - BBQ Chef DLC (PS3/X360)

Get beefier attacks with the cleaver and knife, cause bigger explosions to charbroil zombies, gain more health from delicious meats, and make fatal use of the condiment bar!

The BBQ Chef skill pack delivers the following bonuses:

  • BBQ Chef Hat
  • BBQ Chef Face
  • BBQ Chef Apron
  • BBQ Chef Sandals
  • Gain more health from grilled foods like BBQ chicken, ribs and hamburgers
  • New attacks with the chef knife and meat cleaver
  • Explosions are bigger
  • Deadly attacks with ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard

The BBQ Chef skill pack is available from PSN and Xbox Live for $1.99 or 160 Microsoft points.

Dezaemon Kids! (PSN)

Dezaemon Kids! is a unique horizontal 2D shooter that lets players create, play, and share their own custom-created shooters. Featuring a simplified pictorial editing interface with upgraded level designs and 102 sample games, Dezaemon Kids! is more than just a robust shooter. The sequel to the original Dezaemon Plus!, Dezaemon Kids! allows aspiring game designers to draw their characters or select from a collection of pre-made images. The title's gameplay showcases exceptional, intricate graphics with parallax-scrolling. New to the series this time around is a fully-voiced tutorial, a simplified interface, huge amounts of sample data, horizontal scroll options and two-player simultaneous multiplayer. Topping the title's amazing features, Dezaemon Kids includes 102 great sample games, including the innovative "Kagero." Both titles are now available in the Imports section on the PlayStation Network. will be affordably priced at $5.99.

Family Game Night 4: The Game Show (Wii/PS3/X360)

Family Game Night 4: The Game Show delivers five Hasbro games: Bop It ! Boptagon, Connect 4 Basketball, Scrabble Flash, Sorry! Sliders and Yahtzee! Bowling. It also features support for Kinect and PlayStation Move.

In Bop It! Boptagon, opponents need to quickly replicate a sequence of unique verbs shouted at them. In Scrabble Flash, rearrange five tiles to create as many words as possible while racing against the clock. Strategy blended with basketball action comes into play in Connect 4 Basketball as players must shoot balls into the Connect 4 grid to be the first to get four in a row for the win. Tight teamwork is called upon in Sorry! Sliders as players push huge game pieces into the bull's-eye, while the perfect alleyway approach and ball release is the winning combination in Yahtzee! Bowling.

Family Game Night 4: The Game Show carries an ESRB rating of "E" for Everyone and is priced at $39.99 (MSRP).

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded (PS3/X360)

Built on a brand-new engine that delivers the gritty, lethal action of Daniel Craig's James Bond at 60 frames per second with stunning visuals, lightning fast gameplay and the ability to play using the PlayStation Move sharp shooter.

Based on the original screenplay, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded introduces new "MI-6 Ops Missions" — new, distinct levels additional to the single-player campaign that span the varied environments from the story. The game challenges players to complete different Assault, Elimination, Stealth and Defense objectives all showcased in HD and running at a smooth 60-frames per second. GoldenEye 007: Reloaded takes multiplayer to new heights, maintaining and improving its renowned four-player split-screen action and adding full, adrenaline-pumping 16-player online matches with more maps, weapons, characters and game modes than ever before.

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB.

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (3DS)

Once the best of neighbors, Konohana and Bluebell villages were torn apart by their huge dispute over, of all things, food! Both towns were certain that their cooking was the best in the world. This feud has transformed these happy neighbors into bitter rivals. It's up to the player, as the main protagonist, to bridge the gap and bring friendship back to the two neighboring villages.

As a new farmer to the area, players choose which village to live in. Will it be Eastern-styled Konohana with its abundant fields of crops, or the animal-loving, European-styled Bluebell? Players must pick a home, build a thriving farm, and compete in a huge variety of festivals. If they develop their skills enough, they might even find a way to bring these two towns together once again!

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for 3DS is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and available for a suggested MSRP of $39.99.

James Noir's Hollywood Crimes (3DS)

James Noir's Hollywood Crimes for the Nintendo 3DS makes you the main character in a mind-twisting puzzle adventure in an interactive 3D world. Live the thrill of mastering tailor-made mind games as you solve over 140 intriguing puzzles to solve a deadly mystery.

The game takes place inside a TV game show, where you are the participant. As you play, you discover a series of murders and a diabolical criminal mastermind that is manipulating and defying you at every turn. Everyone on the set of the show is in danger — especially you! Solving the puzzles left by the killer at every crime scene is the only way to clear your name and to uncover his identity before it's too late.

Key Features:

  • First interactive 3D movie
  • Play the main character and live a real immersion through the Nintendo 3DS camera
  • 1960s realistic art using the power of the Nintendo 3DS
  • Over 140 puzzles, classic and 3D puzzles, including drawing, images, numbers, shapes and colors, wordplay, etc.
  • Player performance tracking for the puzzles — All puzzles adapt to your ongoing performance through difficulty levels. The killer tracks your selection and performance so that as you progress, the difficulty adjusts to challenge and entertain.

James Noir's Hollywood Crimes is rated "T" for Teen and available for $39.99.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PS3/X360/PC)

In The Lord of the Rings: War in the North gamers play as part of a three-player Fellowship including Farin the Dwarf Champion, Eradan the Human Ranger, and Andriel the Elf Loremaster. Each character boasts different strengths and abilities needed to defeat their foes, requiring players to play together or perish. The Giant Eagle, Beleram, lends crucial support to the Fellowship, and can be called in by players for strategic attacks against hordes of Orcs, Trolls and other remorseless creatures of Middle-earth.

Supporting local or online co-op, Fellowships can be configured in two- or three-player LAN or online play, or up to two-player split-screen. Players can individually customize and upgrade their characters, taking advantage of the thousands of weapons, armor pieces and items as well as other unique skills and abilities. The game also supports single-player mode with AI companions.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is rated "M" by the ESRB. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are $59.99 and the PC version is $49.99.

The Collectors' Edition features the Ranger of the North Quiver Case, a special art collection showcasing the characters, enemies and environments from the game, as well as a behind-the-music DVD and platform-specific digital content. The Collectors' Edition is available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and priced at $129.99.

Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition (PSN)

In Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition, players help Max platform his way through levels, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles, and defeat enemies by using his magic marker and a freehand drawing mechanic. In a world where doodles and drawings come to life, the possibilities are only limited by your ability to stretch your imagination — draw almost any object in order to overcome challenges, from bridges to shelters to even hot air balloons!

Key Features:

  • 58 inventive and puzzling levels to scribble your way through
  • 3 immersive cartoon worlds inspired by children's drawings
  • Dynamic drawing capabilities with realistic physics
  • Death traps, monsters, and challenging puzzles
  • Unlockable challenges, secrets, and rewards to discover and achieve
  • High-definition graphics in 1080p
  • Compatible with PlayStation Move controller

MotionSports Adrenaline (PS3/X360)

Use your whole body to feel the exhilaration of extreme sports in breathtaking locations. MotionSports Adrenaline allows you, your friends and family to take part in events you would never dream of attempting. From the peaks of the Himalayas to the waterfalls of the Amazon, this is the chance to release your inner daredevil.

MotionSports Adrenaline is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and available for an MSRP of $49.99.

NCIS (Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

The world of the NCIS TV drama series comes to life on home gaming consoles and Windows PC. Fans can play as their favorite characters from NCIS and travel around the world in search of clues to solve complex murder, espionage and terrorist cases. The game features four original cases written and developed with the writers of the hit TV show.

Key Features:

  • Play as the cast. Be part of the family: Investigate crime scenes as agents Ziva David and Tony DiNozzo, conduct forensics analyses as Abby Sciuto, perform victim autopsies as Ducky Mallard, interrogate suspects as special agent Gibbs, and use satellite tracking to apprehend bad guys on the run as special agent McGee.
  • Embark on your own NCIS adventure: Embark on an NCIS story arc complete with four original NCIS cases set in environments ranging from a casino in Atlantic City to a luxury hotel in Dubai. Discover connections between the four cases as you crack each one and work toward solving the entire investigation.
  • Total immersion into the world of NCIS: Use your guts and cutting-edge technology to solve cases. Players engage in minigames and activities keep them on their toes; scour crime scenes for clues, collect evidence, use forensic tools to perform autopsies, and conduct interrogations of suspects.
  • Experience NCIS team camaraderie: Fans can bond with their favorite NCIS characters and experience the group's humor and personality quirks. Players interact with the characters through layers of storyline and dialogue designed to make them an integral member of the team.

NCIS is rated "E10+" by the ESRB and available for an MSRP of $39.99 ($29.99 PC download).

Otomedius Excellent (X360)

The sequel to the 2008 Japanese hit Otomedius Gorgeous, Otomedius Excellent brings all the thrills of the Japanese release — including the original Japanese voices — to gamers stateside. With nine stunning characters to choose from and eight all-new stages of heart-pounding action, Otomedius Excellent presents an exciting world full of intense 2D side-scrolling shooter action.

Players can team up with up to three players locally or online via Xbox Live. An expanded gallery mode also allows players to view their unlocked wallpapers and graphics in a gallery that grows as they progress through the game.

Otomedius Excellent is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and available for $29.99. The Special Edition is available for $49.99.

Rocksmith: Rock Hits 1 DLC (PS3/X360)

The Rocksmith: Rock Hits 1 DLC includes the following songs: "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Bodysnatchers" by Radiohead and "Tighten Up" by The Black Keys.

Each song is available for individual purchase for $2.99 on the Playstation network or for 240 Microsoft points on Xbox Live.

Sonic Generations (PS3/X360/PC)

Sonic Generations features Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much loved classic 1991 character and the modern-day video game hero he has become. In this fast-paced adventure set across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog, consumers can speed through some of the most iconic environments, playing as Classic Sonic and as Modern Sonic in all new, stunning re-imagined levels.

In Sonic Generations, Sonic the Hedgehog is back in a time-bending adventure where he must defeat a mysterious new enemy that has sent him and his friends through a time hole. There, Sonic meets his classic self, and they must battle back through his history to rescue his friends and find out who is behind it all.

Sonic Generations is rated "E for Everyone" by the ESRB and available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC digital download.

Twister Mania (X360)

Twister Mania on Kinect for Xbox 360 combines the colorful, expressive and cooperative gameplay of the iconic Twister board game and transforms it for the video game generation. Twist into fun with friends and family in this light-hearted, fast-paced game that supports up to eight players with deep gameplay, three game modes with 16 different variations and over 1,800 shapes to twist in to! Don't hold back as you duck, squeeze, twist and move your body to match your opponent's silhouette, knock down blocks against the clock and fill in thousands of crazy shapes of all sizes and themes!

Twister Mania is rated "E" for Everyone and available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

Uncharted 3 (PS3)

Uncharted 3 follows hero Nathan Drake on a treasure-hunting adventure to uncover a historical conspiracy tying together Sir Francis Drake, T.E. Lawrence and the mythological city, the Atlantis of the Sands. Drake and his mentor, Victor Sullivan, travel through treacherous, new environments — including London, France, Syria, and the vast Rub' al Khali desert — as they unravel a complex conspiracy involving an enduring secret society led by their main antagonist, Katherine Marlowe. The narrative and motion-capture performances immerse players in the role of Nathan Drake as he tests the limits of his strongest relationships and is forced to confront his past and his very identity.

Uncharted 3 returns with a full evolution of its cooperative and competitive multiplayer experience, introducing online players to expanded feature sets and deep social media integration. With multiplayer modes across 11 different maps, players can challenge each other in Three Team Death match, Free-for-All, Team Objective, Plunder, or the classic Team Deathmatch

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is available for the PS3 for $59.99 MSRP and includes an Online Pass activation code that provides access to free online multiplayer gameplay for the household.

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