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August 2018

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Batman: Arkham City (PC)

Batman: Arkham City sends players flying through the expansive Arkham City, the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, Batman: Arkham City introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay.

The game features Gotham City's most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and many others.

Batman: Arkham City is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.

Batman: Arkham City - Robin Bundle Pack DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

In the Robin Bundle Pack, Robin comes with unique gadgets and special moves. He's playable in all challenge maps in the game, and he comes with two additional challenge maps: Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape. The pack also contains two alternative Robin character skins.

Robin Bundle Pack is available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 560 Microsoft points, PlayStation Network for $6.99, as well as all supported digital platforms.

Corpse Party (PSP)

In Corpse Party, players take control of a group of Japanese high school students who engage in a pagan ritual and find themselves transported into an old demolished school building. A series of gruesome murders occurred there a long time ago, so the students must escape the tortured souls who roam the halls of the Heavenly Host Elementary School — or they may join the ranks of the dead! Players will strive to avoid the game's more than 20 "wrong ends," in which tragedy takes over and one or more characters suffer a grim demise.

Corpse Party is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB and available on PlayStation Network for $19.99.

Final Fantasy V (PSN)

One day, the Tycoon King, upon feeling an irregularity in the air currents, rushed to the Wind Shrine, only to find the Wind Crystal shattering to pieces before his very eyes. An enormous meteor has also fallen to the ground, causing earthquakes in the surrounding land near Tycoon Castle. Unbeknownst to them, this event is about to bring together four people from different walks of life on a journey filled with new encounters and mysteries.

Final Fantasy V is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available on PlayStation Network for $9.99.

Fishing Resort (Wii)

Players are put in control of a island vacation and are free to do as they please. Fish wherever there is water, from the tropical ocean fishing to ice fishing atop the island's mountains. There are over 20 fish-related minigames and 200+ varieties of fish available. The game features four-player competitive modes and online leaderboards, so there's plenty of content for both casual players and completionists.

Fishing Resort of rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB. The standalone version of the game is available at an MSRP of $19.99. Fishing Resort is also available in a bundle with a Nintendo-licensed fishing rod peripheral for an MSRP of $29.99.

Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 3 (Wii/X360)

Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 3 allows 'Gleeks' to sing their hearts out in multiplayer games featuring up to six players. Players can belt out memorable performances from Season 2, including songs from popular episodes such as "Britney/Brittany," "Auditions," "The Rocky Horror Glee Show," and more. The game includes 35 brand-new chart-topping hits, memorable performances and exclusive footage from Season 2.

In addition to the new features and songs, the game introduces downloadable content available for Xbox Live. Each song can be purchased individually for $1.99 (or 160 MS points) each or in a bundle for $9.95 (or 800 MS points).

Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 3 is available for the MSRP of $49.99 with a microphone and an MSRP of $39.99 for the standalone game.

The King of Fighters XIII (PS3/X360)

With a roster featuring over 30 hand-drawn fighters, a number of detailed stages bursting with life, over a half dozen play modes, a refined fighting engine built for speed and complete with new moves and supers, a vastly improved Online mode, and a host of other additions, tweaks, and enhancements, The King of Fighters XIII represents a rebirth for one of gaming's longest tenured franchises and one of the most popular fighting brands.

Kung-Fu High Impact (X360)

Kung-Fu High Impact is a full-body motion fighting game that uses Kinect to feature the player's image in the game, allowing him/her to fight enemies with actual kicks, punches and objects. With a wide range of game modes, a memorable story in the spirit of classic kung-fu films, compelling survival challenges, and a wild multiplayer mode, Kung-Fu High Impact delivers pure fun and a challenging gaming experience.

Kung-Fu High Impact is available on Xbox 360 Kinect for the MSRP of $39.99.

Pahelika: Revelations (PC)

Pahelika: Revelations, a fantasy adventure puzzler, lets the player adventure as Sudesh Budkoti, intrepid adventurer and current holder of the magic book, Pahelika.

Sudesh Budkoti is a veteran adventurer who manages to get his hands on a powerful magic book. Afterward, he starts having nightmares and decides to investigate the circumstances surrounding his last adventure. This leads to the terrifying discovery that mankind is under a grave threat.

Pahelika: Revelations lets the player experience Sudesh's journey to redeem himself and to confront the danger, and perhaps in the process, to learn something more about himself.

Beautiful pre-rendered graphics and high quality music make exploring enjoyable and complement the gameplay, turning Pahelika: Revelations into an enchanting experience.

Pahelika: Revelations is available for online purchase.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Wii/PSP/PS2)

With enhanced modes and non-spinning knuckle shots made available for the PSP and PlayStation 2, as well as co-op play made possible on the PSP, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 invites users to test their mettle against the world's biggest clubs amidst the game's biggest stages.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available for the PSP, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii.

Saban's Power Rangers Samurai (NDS/Wii)

Saban's Power Rangers Samurai allows fans to feel as if they are wielding the Samuraizer to master the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth as they morph into Red, Blue, Pink, Green, or Yellow Ranger. Martial arts training and fitness combined with team-based battles that teach the importance of teamwork, friendship and responsibility ready players to battle hordes of Nighlok monsters. Players can also access hidden areas within levels and get hints on how to defeat the armies of evil while unlocking new Megazord combinations needed to take down the MegaMonsters once and for all.

Saban's Power Rangers Samurai is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and older" by the ESRB is available for the MSRP of $39.99 on Wii, $29.99 on Nintendo DS.

Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC)

Serious Sam 3: BFE is a throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom. Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE takes place during the Earth's final struggle against Mental's invading legions of beasts and mercenaries. Set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt, Serious Sam 3: BFE is a fusion of classic twitch shooters and modern gameplay features.

Serious Sam 3: BFE is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available on Steam.

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster - Unidentified Furry Objects DLC (X360)

Unidentified Furry Objects is designed as a new chapter in the game's adventure where young players join Cookie Monster, Elmo and other Sesame Street characters as they explore a living storybook titled Once Upon a Monster. In the chapter, a mysterious light falls from the night sky and the monsters are visited by some very strange furry visitors.

Unidentified Furry Objects is available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 Microsoft points (USD $5).

SkyDrift (PC)

SkyDrift is a fast-paced, arcade-heavy game that gives players the ultimate racing experience with a smooth, light, and quick flight style. Check out the game on Steam this week and receive a free DLC upgrade with the Gladiator Pack, which delivers with it two classic multiplayer online modes: Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.

Dominate against the deadliest opponents in the most spectacular exotic locations from all around the world. Choosing from 33 racing events on several reversible, living tracks, players compete against opponents in single-player or multiplayer challenges with up to eight players. The goal is simple: if you can't overtake them, shoot them down!

SkyDrift is rated "E 10+" for "Everyone 10 and Older" by the ESRB and is available on Steam for $9.99.

Super Star Kartz (NDS/3DS/Wii/PS3/X360) - Europe Only

DreamWorks Super Star Kartz brings together everyone's favorite DreamWorks Animation characters in one game, including Shrek, Donkey, Alex, King Julien, Hiccup, B.O.B. and more.

You race on wacky, wild and wondrous tracks from your favorite movie locations, such as Shrek's swamp, the zoo in New York City's Central Park and the Island of Berk. Use each character's unique abilities as you speed, jump, power up and boost your way past the competition and capture the checkered flag.

The game offers multiple modes, including Quick Races, Circuit Mode and Challenge Mode, with platform-specific match-ups such as head-to-head Battle Mode for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii. Challenge up to three friends on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii, or compete with up to four friends wirelessly in multi-card play on the Nintendo DS.

Tekken Hybrid (PS3)

Tekken Hybrid bookends a decade of Tekken action with Tekken Tag Tournament HD, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, and the "Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D" CG movie — all on one Blu-ray disc.

Tekken Tag Tournament HD gives players a high-definition version of the PlayStation 2 title, Tekken Tag Tournament. Players pick two of their favorite Tekken characters and compete in action-packed two-on-two fights. Players can tag their characters in and out of the match at will to create devastating match-ups. Also included in Tekken Tag Tournament HD is the fan-favorite Tekken Bowl minigame. Choose your favorite characters and spend 10 frames on the Mishima Lanes.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue gives western fans a chance to try the current Japanese arcade smash hit, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue features four playable characters with exclusive outfits taken from Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D.

The film "Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D" brings together a wealth of prominent Japanese anime talent: directed by Youchi Mori, screenplay by Dai Sato, music composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto and CG animation production by Digital Frontier. The movie follows Ling Xiaoyu as she is hired by the G Corporation to come into contact with a high school student named Shin Kamiya. Xiaoyu's mission is complicated when a mysterious girl named Alisa Bosconovitch, an agent from a rival company, halts her progress. What seemed like a simple request spins out of control as Shin's past is revealed to be connected to the violent history of the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Tekken Hybrid is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $39.99 for the standard version and $59.99 for the limited edition.

WWE All Stars (3DS)

WWE All Stars features fun, fluid and furious arcade-style gameplay, including 3D graphics, two exclusive modes and a roster packed with colorful WWE Legends and prominent current-day WWE Superstars.

WWE All Stars bridges generations of WWE fans and casual followers with a fun, intuitive and approachable 3D gameplay experience inside the handheld virtual ring. WWE All Stars includes current-day WWE Superstars and legendary talent such as John Cena, The Rock, Andre the Giant, Big Show, Triple H, Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, The Miz, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rey Mysterio and the iconic "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

WWE All Stars also offers 13 WWE Superstars, previously downloadable content for its console counterparts, including "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, the Road Warriors, Mark Henry, R-Truth and Chris Jericho. Each star boasts a distinctive and stylized appearance, adding to the game's atmosphere.

WWE All Stars for Nintendo 3DS is available for the MSRP of $39.99.

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