New Releases this week 26/11/10

This week marks the long-awaited release of Gran Turismo 5, as well as a few low-profile games like the brilliant Epic Mickey, Namco's revival of Splatterhouse, plus Mafia II's newest DLC. We're even closer to the Holidays and yet the amount of impressive games being released is not faltering, just don't forget you need to buy your family holiday presents, don't spend all your money on games! Here's our pick of the releases this week.

Gran Turismo 5
Playstation 3

Released this Wednesday Gran Turismo is the long awaited (count it 4 years!) Gran Turismo title for the Playstation 3. Racing fans have been waiting since the release of the Playstation 3 for their own Forza and finally it is here, with such a long time in development surprisingly it isn't the best racing game ever made, but if you are into your racing simulations you'll end up picking up Gran Turismo 5 eventually won't you?

Epic Mickey
Nintendo Wii

The comeback of Mickey is here, and it's going to be Epic! Created by Warren Spector, possibly the biggest Mickey fan in the gaming world, and the genius behind System Shock and Deus Ex. Epic Mickey is an open-ended platform game that arms Mickey with a magical paintbrush that he will require to use against the hoards of evil minions to wipe out the evil Shadow Blot. If you love Disney, or just good platformers Epic Mickey is going to be the diamond in the rough this year.

Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare packRed Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
Xbox 360, Playstation 3

With the great deal of all the Red Dead Redemption DLC for a mere £20 in some shops you've no excuse to miss out on some Undead Nightmare zombie killing action, plus with the rest of the DLC you will finally be able to 100% the game! Unlike previous DLC discs like Fallout 3, Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare Pack is stand-alone, does not install onto your hard drive and will play in any console. If you liked Red Dead Redemption and you love zombies but don't have your disc for the main game anymore, pick up the Undead Nightmare pack in stores now.

Raving Rabbids Travel in Time
Nintendo Wii

The Raving Rabbids return just in time for holiday party fun for all the family in Raving Rabbids Travel in Time which sees the Rabbids travel through time and change the course of history in what looks like a washing machine. Returning to the good old party game genre, Travel in Time is made up of many four player minigames that will undoubtedly have you splitting your sides in laughter.

Xbox 360, Playstation 3

Namco Bandai have returned to the classic 90s horror side-scrolling beat-em-up Splatterhouse and re-imagined it in the best way possible; full of blood, gore and metal. Splatterhouse compliments its predecessor by achieving everything that console gamers wished the original did, if you are into hardcore horror, and heavy metal, you are in for a treat.

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
Xbox 360, Playstation 3

In Majin you form an alliance with an enigmatic ogre in a fight to overcome the darkness that has taken over your land. Together you will need to co-operatively solve puzzles in creative ways in this fantastic looking game that blends, stealth action, problem solving, platforming and combat. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the charming character of Teotl the large ogre will have you grinning away whilst playing this delightful game.

Mafia II: Joe's Adventures DLC
Xbox Live, Playstation Network

Joe’s Adventures continues Mafia II through the eyes of Joe Barbaro, Vito Scaletta’s obnoxious, womanising best friend during the time that Vito spends in prison during Mafia II’s epic storyline. Joe will be able to explore new locations including a train station, the cathouse, a boat yard and a seasonally changing lakefront. Now if only we could see through Joe's eyes to see what happens after the end of Mafia II. At 800 MS Points why wouldn't you explore Empire Bay through Joe's eyes!

There's a host of brilliant games out this week, with undoubtedly brilliant spectacles like Epic Mickey and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom gamers that look beyond Call of Duty and your usual blockbusters will be absolutely struggling at what to play first. We can't wait to play Epic Mickey, what will you be buying this week?