Upcoming video games: Game & Wario, Company of Heroes 2
Among upcoming video games, dive back into the bizzaro world of Wario in the Wii U's collection of mini-games, and take command of developments on World War II's grueling Eastern Front in "Company of Heroes 2."
Among upcoming video games, dive back into the bizzaro world of Wario in the Wii U's collection of mini-games, and take command of developments on World War II's grueling Eastern Front in 'Company of Heroes 2.'
Game & Wario (Wii U)
North America: June 23
European regions: June 28 (Aus: June 29)
Japan: since March 28
A selection of sixteen minigames are contained within the latest outing for a Wario-hosted collection, many of which were first shown as Wii U demos two years ago. Be a UFO-fighting chauffeur in 'Taxi,' steal apples from other players in 'Fruit,' obey Dr. Crygor's design instructions, or secretly play video games after bedtime in 'Gamer.'
Price: $39 / €39 / £29 / AU$79 / ¥4,935
Company of Heroes 2 (Win)
International: July 25
The original 'Company of Heroes' still represents a high-water mark for its genre. This well-anticipated sequel adopts a Soviet focus on World War II's Eastern Front, with soldiers and vehicles now further hampered or enabled by weather conditions, and infantry, land and air forces at players' disposal.
Price: $59 / €49 / £39 / R$99 / AU$79
Muramasa Rebirth (Vita)
North America: July 25
European regions: TBA
Japan: since March 28
On the Wii, 'Muramasa: The Demon Blade' won high praise for its lush art direction and smooth controls, accompanied by favorable reviews and an excellent reception by Japanese gamers in particular.
Price: $39 / ¥4,980 ($59 / ¥6,940 special edition)
Deadpool (360 PS3 Win)
International: June 25
'Transformers' studio High Moon takes a crack at turning mouthy, weapon-wielding Marvel antihero Deadpool, filled with braggadocio as always, into the star of a video game. Expect plenty of smart-talking, lowbrow jokes and vigorous violent sequences -- just as Deadpool would have it.
Console price: $49 / €69 / £35 / AU$69
PC price: $39 / €49 / £39 / R$99 / AU$29
Toki Tori 2+ (Mac, PC)
International: July 2
Released on Wii U in April and now being made available for Windows PCs, cute platform puzzler 'Toki Tori 2' now boasts a better map, a level creation and sharing suite, and extra puzzles for the PC faithful.
Civilization V: Brave New World (Mac, PC)
North America: July 9
Rest of the World: July 12
Included in this expansion for 2010 tour de force 'Civilization V' are eight new wonders of the world, nine new civilizations -- including Brazil, Portugal and Morocco -- two new scenarios to play through and several additions that make diplomatic endeavors even more significant.
Price: $29 / €29 / £19 / R$89 / AU$49
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