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Shippin' Out August 22-28: Mafia II, NHL 2K11

08/23/2010 Shippin' Out August 22-28: Mafia II, NHL 2K11

2K Games' period mobster game hits retail this week alongside 2K Sports' Wii-exclusive hockey sim; Elemental: War of Magic, Shank, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World also due out.

While high-profile game Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops are still a ways off, the dog days of summer feel like they're coming to an end this week. Gamers looking for something new to play this week have a number of purchase options ranging from 2K Games' gritty crime sequel to a Wii-exclusive hockey simulator.

Leading the pack is 2K Czech's Mafia II for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. A sequel to the adored original, The game casts players as Vito, energetic man made in the 40-s and 50-x. Players will follow the adventures of violent Dapper protege to crime in a variety of efforts to breathe life and open the world of Empire City.

2K Games' Mafia II gets ratted out this week.

For the Nintendo Wii sports gamer, 2K Sports releases NHL 2K11 this week. Coming exclusively to the Wii, the Visual Concepts-developed title features the Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler on its cover. The game will feature improved lighting in arenas, touched-up player models, and improved jerseys and sticks. Additionally, the game will allow players to shatter their sticks, a gameplay mechanic not included in previous installments.

Also dropping this week is Klei Entertainment's Shank, an action adventure beat-'em-up. Hitting the PlayStation Network on Tuesday and Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday, the game thrusts players into a violently stylized 2D world. The title also features a cooperative level, which acts as a prequel to main campaign events, where players can fight as both Shank and his partner, Falcone.

The "epic of epic epicness," Scott Pilgrim vs. The WorldStarring Michael Cera hit theaters on August 13, but the game of the same name hits Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday. Available for $ 9.99, 4-player brawler autonomous occupies the premises of original comic book and combines it with the side-scrolling action. It also has an 8-bit pixel art of the famous artist Paul Robertson.

A scene from the shank.

For PC Gamer, Stardock 's Elemental: War Magic hits Tuesday. Fantasy strategy title set in a world full of magic and ancient traditions. In the game, players start with one character to master, and the heroes must bring to the fight for them and disrupt the game 's nefarious forces.

For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. Full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace and the Wii Shop Channel will be shown at the end of the week. Release dates are based on the seller lists, and can be changed.


And Yet It Moves--Wii--Broken Rules
G.G. Series: Ninja Karakuri Den--DS--Genterprise
Martian Panic - Wii - Zoo Games


Crazy Pig - DS - Dreamcatcher
Elemental: War of Magic--PC--Stardock
Grease: The Game - DS, Wii - 505 Games
Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack--Wii--Sega
Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar--DS--Natsume
Ivy kiwi? - DS, Wii - Games XSeed
Mafia II--X360, PS3, PC--2K Games
NHL 2K11--Wii--2K Sports
Shank--PS3--Klei Entertainment


The Bachelor--DS, Wii--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Jade Dynasty: Vengeance--PC--Perfect World Entertainment
Shank--X360--Klei Entertainment
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World--X360--Ubisoft


Disney guilty party - Wii - Disney Interactive
Fish Tank--PSP-iFun4all
Worms Reloaded--PC--Team 17

Friday, August 27

Ship Simulator Extremes--PC--Paradox Interactive


The Treasure of Montezuma--DS--O-Games

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