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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3/X360)

Ezio returns for an epic struggle against the powerful Templar Order. Offering more single-player gameplay than Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood lets players play as a legendary Master Assassin and journey into Italy's great city of Rome — center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy.

For the first time in the franchise's history, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood offers multiplayer. Players will have the opportunity to experience the world from the Templars' perspective when they step into the shoes of an elite Abstergo agent, hand-picked to undergo training in order to better fight the Assassins. Players can choose from a wide range of unique characters, each with his own signature weapons and assassination techniques, and match their skills against other players from all over the world in different game modes.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is rated "M" for mature by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99.

Crackdown 2: Deluge Pack DLC (X360)

Available in a trial version and a premium version for 560 Microsoft Points ($7 USD), the "Deluge Pack" Game Add-on delivers a new adrenaline-fueled co-op arcade mode called Deluge, which pits up to four players against increasingly more challenging waves of denizens from Pacific City.

The trial version includes the complete 16-player Capture the Orb mode, which introduces a "Crackdown" twist to capture the flag, as well as a single-player, sample version of the Deluge cooperative mode. The premium version consists of all "Deluge Pack" content including the complete Deluge co-op mode, new Achievements, avatar awards, as well as the 16-player Capture the Orb mode for 560 Microsoft Points.

EA Sports Active 2 (Wii/PS3/X360)

EA Sports Active 2 features more than 70 new exercises and fitness activities including exercises not possible before the Total Body Tracking wireless control system. Using heart rate data that is displayed on-screen, users will be able to capture the intensity of their workout, allowing them to optimize their performance and reach their fitness goals more quickly.

A 9-week program provides a fitness roadmap to keep users motivated and on track to achieving their fitness goals. Users will also have the ability to download new workouts and exercises to their online connected PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s to keep their workouts fresh and maintain motivation.

EA Sports Active 2 has been rated "E" by the ESRB and has an MRSP of $99.95.

EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp (Wii/PS3/X360)

EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp is a football-based training program that simulates the football drills and conditioning workouts of an NFL training camp. Users will experience the thrill of competition while challenging friends and family in authentic NFL football drills.

EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp includes over 70 drills and challenges designed to improve strength, power and conditioning, as well as reaction skills, agility and first step quickness — key areas of focus for NFL players. Users can train in the environment of their favorite team, as they step into their stadium and train alongside their favorite players.

EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp is rated "E" by the ESRB and has an MRSP of $99.95.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, players will be on the run, fighting for survival on a desperate and dangerous quest to locate and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, engaging with Death Eaters and Snatchers in epic battle sequences at every turn. Players will encounter ferocious creatures and need to muster their most powerful magic against relentless assaults from all sides.

For the first time, players will be able to use Harry's wand as the ultimate weapon, unleashing an arsenal of formidable magic to defeat attackers, protect themselves from harm and evade capture. A dynamic cover mechanic enables the tactical player to utilize existing objects as cover, or magically create their own, on the fly. Harry's famed Invisibility Cloak will allow players to sneak past more deadly enemies or get to various points unseen.

Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 (Wii)

Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 caters to everyone from beginners to advanced athletes with all-new exercises performed by Jillian, including new squats, push-ups, crunches and lunge variations that work out the entire body. The game also features a new high intensity difficulty level and over 100 wellness tips and recipes designed to get players in the best shape of their lives. Now Fitness Ultimatum 2011 features a story-based Mission Mode where Jillian and the player use their fitness skills to overcome obstacles in a real-world environment.

Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 also features a number of exercises using the optional Wii Balance Board and Wii MotionPlus, and players can monitor their fitness goals with Fitness Ultimatum's resolution-based tracking system.

Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 is available for the suggested retail price of $39.95.

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360)

In Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, players use the "Squaddies'" super powers and super smarts to battle Thanos and a cast of villains, including Doctor Doom, Nebula, and Loki, as they search for the lost Infinity Stones. Along the way they travel through deep space, solve tricky puzzles, acquire new powers, and gain new allies in their mission to defeat the intergalactic threat. In addition to the game's exciting campaign mode, players can experience exciting challenge modes, compete in multiplayer "beat-em ups" and more!

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is rated E10+ for everyone 10 and older and is available for the suggested retail prices of $39.99 (Wii/PS3/X360) and $29.99 (NDS).

Namco Museum Megamix (Wii)

Namco Museum Megamix combines old and new, giving players a fresh look and updated Wii Remote control for six games including: Gator Panix Remix, Pac-Motos, Pac-Man Roll Remix, Galaga Remix, Rally-X Remixand Grobda Remix.

Players use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to bonk, steer, roll, shoot, and bump their way through these updated interpretations of classic games. Players will also be able to get into the action themselves by being able to play the remixed games with their Mii characters.

Classic and remixed games include Dig Dug II, Galaga Remix, Gaplus, Mappy, Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, Rally-X Remix and many more.

Namco Museum Megamix carries an ESRB rating of "E" for everyone and MSRP of $19.99.

Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles (Wii)

Take control of both Naruto and Sasuke as they go their own ways to seek out the mysteries and power behind Genryu, the mighty Elemental Dragons, in an all-new epic adventure. The world is in danger and only the power of the legendary Dragon Blade and rare elemental orbs hidden across the land can save it.

As Naruto, you will use special orbs collected from the powerful Genryu to enhance your Dragon Blade with new powers, acquire new skills by finding and equipping dozens of Ninja Scrolls hidden throughout the world, and take on gigantic dragons in incredible boss battles!

Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles has been rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older) with cartoon violence and language by the ESRB.

Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke (NDS)

Experience first-hand one of the most popular storylines from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN arc as Naruto and Sasuke face off amidst a backdrop laced with intrigue and subterfuge! Discover, recruit, and swap fighters into your team to meet the needs of any given situation. Compete against your friends in Wireless Battle Mode for up to four players, or play cooperatively in the new Boss Rush Mode (local wireless only). Take part in thrilling battles and exciting mysteries, all leading up to the epic showdown between Naruto and Sasuke!

Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke has been rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older) with cartoon violence, language, and mild suggestive themes by the ESRB.

Nat Geo Challenge! Wild Life (Wii/PS3)

In Nat Geo Challenge! Wild Life up to four players can compete from a selection of 15 types of entertaining quizzes that include a variety of image-based questions, anagrams, and video observational questions. Nat Geo Challenge! Wild Life integrates the fun of a trivia game with incredible photography and extensive videos from National Geographic's award-winning libraries, featuring 2000 high-resolution images and 90 minutes of high-definition video footage.

Nat Geo Challenge! Wild Life is rated "E" (Everyone - Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Mild Blood) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $29.95.

Pac-Man Party (Wii)

Set in the theme of a birthday party, Pac-Man stars in this new adventure packed with dozens of mini-games, challenges and surprises. With something for the entire family, Pac-Man Party is chock-full of non-stop action as players use their Wii Remote and reflexes to compete against one another across unique virtual game boards.

Pac-Man Party features more than 50 exciting mini-games and eight characters to choose from including newcomers Woofa, Patra and Roger. From dodging a cascade of blocks, to racing and sports challenges, there is non-stop action for everyone.

Pac-Man Party is rated "E10+" for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $39.99.

Shawn Johnson Gymnastics (Wii)

In Shawn Johnson Gymnastics, aspiring gymnasts can work their way from amateur to champion as they master gymnastics maneuvers on four apparatuses, including uneven bars, balance beam, floor, and vault. Featuring exclusive bonus content of Shawn Johnson that players can unlock by perfecting routines, the game allows players to experience the thrill of this inspirational sport right in their own living room and includes a choreograph editor for creating and planning out routines.

Shawn Johnson Gymnastics allows players to utilize the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to compete and execute routines, while the pressure sensitivity feature of the Balance Board challenges their coordination and captures their lower-body movements.

Shawn Johnson Gymnastics is rated "E" for Everyone is available at the MSRP of $29.99

Sonic Colors (NDS/Wii)

In Sonic Colors, Sonic the Hedgehog is back in an interstellar adventure with new powers, exciting moves and bold, colorful worlds to explore. Along for the journey are the Wisps, an alien race whose energy Sonic can absorb to access never-before-seen powers and unlock exciting gameplay features.

Sonic races through theme park-inspired worlds to rescue the colorful alien race, Wisps, from the clutches of the evil Dr. Eggman. Sonic Colors contains co-op and competitive local multi-player massive levels with multiple paths and over 40 single-player stages designed to provide a new experience with every play. Sonic Colors features eye-popping graphics at a high frame rate, new worlds exclusive to Sonic Colors and all new powers that gamers can harness to access hidden areas.

Sonic Colors is available exclusively on Wii and Nintendo DS systems and is rated E for Everyone. The game retails at $49.95 and $29.95, respectively.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Wii) / Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator (PSP)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Wii)

After being recruited by the Ghosts of Norway and inserted in Moscow with the Bravo Team, Ghost soldiers Hibbard and Booth must operate as a two-man team, relying on the intel of the local militia to fight their way to their target in a city infested with enemies. With the numbers clearly not in their favor, they will have to use their advanced weaponry and training to make sure that the odds are.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator (PSP)

Deep in the jungles of Sri Lanka and behind enemy lines, the Ghosts have a mission to accomplish: Take out the insurgents before the situation gets out of hand. The Ghosts will have their work cut out for them — the enemy is far greater in number and is significantly more knowledgeable about the terrain. In a crowded street, the Ghosts will have to make the distinction between friend and foe with the help of their technology and training.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Wii) has an MSRP of $49.99 and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator (PSP) has an MSRP of $29.99; both are rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.

Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound (NDS)

In Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound, Alex enters a fashion contest but strange things start to happen: Her dress mysteriously disappears and mannequins come to life. It is up to Alex and her brothers to fix things and find out who is behind all the mischief ... with magic, of course!

Fans will unravel the mystery while learning to cast exciting news spells on objects and characters with the ability to move and freeze objects, travel at turbo speed, turn into a hamster and more.

Players will navigate through the story and interact with familiar characters and explore locations from the show, including Tribeca Prep, The Wizard Lair and The Sub Shop. In addition, fans can take on bonus wizard challenges and unlock cool new outfits.

Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound is Rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

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