Batman: Arkham City leads today’s new games

Batman: Arkham City easily ranks as today’s most anticipated new game.

The sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum includes appearances by classic Batman villains like the Joker, Riddler and Poison Ivy. The game also features voice acting from Mark Hamill, who played the Joker in “Batman: The Animated Series” and writing from Paul Dini, a wordsmith who contributed his talents to that terrific show.

Batman: Arkham City is released for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. The game’s PC release is set for Nov. 15.

A list of more games out can be found here. Among the other new releases, I think the most intriguing is Rocksmith, a title billed as more of a guitar instructional than a game per se.

Today’s releases: F.E.A.R. 3, more

Fear 3, the third iteration of the paranormal FPS series goes on sale today. The franchise’s malevolent Alma returns to the game, as do her sons Point Man and the telekinetic Paxton Fettel. The game comes from Day 1 Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Studios for PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 and is rated M for Mature.

Also out today:

  • Shadows of the Damned (Grasshopper Manufacture/EA Games). Action/horror title placing players in the role of a demon hunter. Released for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 and Rated M for Mature
  • Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident (Big Fish Games) Puzzle/detective game with four-player multiplayer. Released for Nintendo Wii and rated E for Everyone.
  • Cars 2: The Video Game (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive Studios) Adaptation of the new Pixar movie about talking cars involved in racing and espionage. Released for Mac, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.

Gunfights and swordplay featured among today’s new games

Today’s new game releases include Bethesda Softworks, “Brink” a new FPS and Disney Interactive’s “Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game.”

Brink is rated T for Teen and available for PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is rated E-10+ and on sale for Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, Sony PSP and XBox 360.

Also out today:

  • Dream Trigger (D3Publisher): “Arcade shooter” for Nintendo 3DS
  • MX vs. ATV  Alive (THQ) Racing title for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.

Today’s releases, March 29, 2011

  • Shift 2 Unleashed (EA Sports) Racing title for PC, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.
  • Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters (EA Tiburon). Golf title for Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.
  • WWE All Stars (THQ San Diego) Wrestling title for Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, and XBox 360.
  • NASCAR The Game 2011 (Eutechnyx/Activision). Racing title for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.
  • Country Dance for Wii (High Voltage Software/GameMill Entertainment). Dance title for Nintendo Wii
  • Mayhem 3D (Zoo Entertainment/Rombax Games) Demolition derby title for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.