Welcome to the Stick Skills weekly video game release preview for November 21, 2011. Our review for Assassin’s Creed Revelations is coming out in just a few days, but in the meantime, what would it be like if Ezio Auditore was pitted against a world class ninja? Thanks this superb stop-motion video from Machinima, we might have our answer.
This week’s release schedule is eerily quiet in the light the recent month and a half. The largest multi-platform release is WWE ’12. Developed by THQ as a sequel to the series formerly known as Smackdown vs. Raw, the game promises a major overhaul to the core gameplay, including a dynamic fighting system that responds to the current condition of your opponent.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an exclusive for the Nintendo Wii and marks the 16th entry in the 25 year-old franchise. This time around, we follow Link as he journeys through the Silent Realm with the spirit Fi in his sword. The game also takes advantage of the WiiRemote’s Wii Motion Plus to simulate the real life motion of a sword. As long as the WiiRemote doesn’t yield similar results to real life bystanders, we’re on board.
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This Week’s New Video Game Releases
Sunday, November 20
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
Tuesday, November 22
WWE ’12 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)
Tekken Hybrid (PS3)
Batman: Arkham City (PC)
Proponents of PC gaming’s dominance with an ounce of common sense have been mum on Batman: Arkham City for the past few weeks. Otherwise, they’d be treated to endless barbs as to how they couldn’t play it. The wait is over now though, and for anyone on the fence about jumping into Rocksteady’s new universe, consider the review scores your personal bat signal.
The King of Fighters XIII (Xbox 360, PS3)
Gears of War 3: Versus Booster Map Pack (Xbox 360 DLC)
Epic Games wants you to truly give thanks this Thursday. That’s why they’re releasing the Versus Booster Map Pack free of charge to owners of the game. The pack features five new maps: Azura, Blood Drive, Rustlung, Bullet Marsh and Clocktower, and each can be used in matchmaking for every game mode.
Batman: Arkham City – Robin Bundle Pack (Xbox 360, PS3)
What are your future plans for video game purchases? Be sure to let us know in the comments or the forums!