Alongside the big release of the rebirth of Medal of Honor, this week marks a few smaller, more interesting titles across all platforms, here is a selection of the releases that we feel are worth checking out.
Medal of Honor
Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Windows
Electronic Arts breathe life into their age-old franchise Medal of Honor, although most people will be waiting to buy Black Ops, our generally favourable preview on Gamercast this week ensures that it is worth your hard-earned cash. Just try and ignore all of the controversy from the media, if you like war games Medal of Honor is definitely going to be a game you will want to buy this week.
Lionheart: Kings Crusade
You may have seen our recent previews and review of the very effective real-time-tactics title Lionheart: King's Crusade, most exciting about this relatively simple RTS is that you can change the fate of history during the extremely important Third Crusade. Its RPG-based levelling system also breathes a lease of new life into your standard strategy title. Although it was released last week on digital distribution channels, Lionheart sees a retail release today in all good stores.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Based solely around the Shippuden part of the Naruto anime, Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is primarily a beat-em-up with your average epically proportioned inserted anime storyline. A sure fire hit with all Naruto fans, the beautifully modelled characters make the game a feast for the eyes, and with over 40 playable characters to fight as you'll be spoilt for choice whilst spending your time in the story mode, or in free battles.
Dead Space Ignition
Xbox Live Arcade, PSN
Fans of Dead Space will be able to find out exactly how the Necromorph managed to find their way to 'The Sprawl'; the densely populated city on Titan. Dead Space Ignition is the unification of interactive comics and the hacker mini games of Dead Space 2. In a choose-your-own-adventure style narrative penned by Anthony Johnston, fans of the original Dead Space comic series will love this piece of goodness to make the wait to January 25th that bit easier.
Most gamers' money will be spent towards Medal of Honor this week as they attempt to fill the weeks between now and the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops. However with the veritable treasure trove of smaller releases also on the table, those of you not interested in first person shooters will be pleasantly surprised. So what are you buying this week?