Finished Mass Effect 2? There's no stopping this week, with another blockbuster title from Electronic Arts on the way. In addition, Wii owners can also get their hands on Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, which finally arrives in Australian this Thursday. But before we get on to the game of the week, we issue gamers everywhere with an alert: be prepared to be enraptured next week when 2010's next big epic emerges from the sea.
Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release Date: Thursday 4th February
RRP: $109.95 (Standard), $129.95 (Death Edition)
Demo: Xbox Live, PlayStation Network
PALGN links: Preview | Screenshots
If you've been craving another dose of third-person action, this could be the one. Dante's Inferno, from the studio that created Dead Space, is shaping up as worthy edition to the genre occupied by the likes of God of War and Darksiders. Players embody Dante, venturing into the depths of hell itself to rescue the soul of Dante's murdered companion, Beatrice. Dante's Inferno promises memorable combat and boss fights accompanied by a silky smooth 60 frames per second.
As well as the standard game, you can pick up the Dante's Inferno Death Edition, which comes packed with a soundtrack, an Isaac Clark player skin, footage from the Dante's Inferno animated feature, digital art book and more.
This week's checklist:
Thursday 4th February:
Dante's Inferno (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Dante's Inferno Death Edition (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii)
The Sims 3 Create A Sim (PC)
The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff (PC)
Coming next week: Bioshock 2 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC).