Video game releases: 'Dirt 3', 'Sims 3: Generations'
Sunday 22 May 2011
Rally racing monster
Dirt 3 hits the shelves while the
Sims 3 receives its
Generations expansion in the coming weeks.
DiRT 3 (360 PC PS3)
North America: May 24, Teen, $49-$59 / $299 with RC car
Europe & UK: May 24, 12+, £29-£49 / €39-€69
Building on the impressive Dirt 2, this third iteration introduces Ken Block's freestyle Gymkhana event alongside gorgeous on- and off-road rallying in Europe, Africa and North America.
Sims 3: Generations (Mac PC)
North America: May 31, Teen, $39
Europe: June 2, 12+, €39
UK: June 3, 12+, £29
Expanding upon Sims 3 - which is required in order to enjoy this add-on - Generations corrals some of the best ideas from The Sims 2's extra content packs, introducing pivotal events for Sim children, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents.
Hunted: The Demon's Forge (360 PC PS3)
North America: May 31, Mature, $49-$59
Europe & UK: June 3, 18+, £35-£49 / €49-€59
Japan: June 23, C (15+), ¥7,980
Looking set to beat competitors Dungeon Siege III and Lord of the Rings: War in the North to market, Hunted presents itself as a medieval mix between Gears of War's gnarled graphics and Lara Croft's latest two-player adventure.
Let's Dance with Mel B (360 Kinect, PS3 Move, Wii)
UK: May 27, 12+, £35-£45
Artists featured in this title from the makers of Just Dance and Michael Jackson: The Experience include Lady Gaga ("Poker Face"), Culture Club ("Karma Chameleon"), Rihanna ("Disturbia"), Maroon 5 ("This Love"), Pixie Lott ("Mamma Do") and - yes - The Spice Girls ("Wannabe").
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 (3DS PSP)
North America: May 31, Teen, $29-$39
Arcade beat 'em up Blazblue arrives on handhelds courtesy of Continuum Shift 2. Four players can link up with two fighting and two spectating. Owners of Continuum Shift on PS3 and 360 can get hold of the content via their consoles' respective online stores.
Supremacy MMA (360 PS3)
North America: June 7, Mature, $49
Europe: June 10, 18+, €60 / £45
Supremacy MMA steps into the ring, up against EA Sports MMA and the UFC Undisputed series, promising to emphasise grime over glitter and including two female fighters among the roster of real-world names.
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