VIDEO GAME: Incoming! (August 15–31)

Hot games coming your way in the next few weeks!
By August 16, 2012

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
High Moon Studios > Publisher: Activision > Systems: PS3, X360 > Rating: T > Release Date: August 21 

Roll out as your favorite Autobots and Decepticons, or build your own. Just remember to shift your gear through the RPG-style upgrades, and get primed for a battle at the end of the world.

New Super Mario Bros. 2
Developer: Nintendo > Publisher: Nintendo > System: 3DS > Rating: E > Release Date: August 19

All due respect to our numismatologist friends, but this is coin collecting the way it should be. Whether it's (block) heads or (raccoon) tails, Mario aficionados should flip for this can't-lose side-scroller.

Guild Wars 2
Developer: ArenaNet > Publisher: NC Interactive > System: PC > Rating: T > Release Date: August 28

GW goes full-fledged MMO, with true 3D action in a living world of high fantasy and abyssal threat. Oh yeah—and plenty of guild-based warfare. Now jump to it!

Journey Collector's Edition
Developer: Thatgamecompany > Publisher: Sony > System: PS3 > Rating: E10+ > Release Date: August 28

Three uniquely naturalistic action games, available together on disc for the first time: Along your Journey, be sure to stop to smell the Flower and, if all else fails, just go with the flOw. 

Ratchet & Clank Collection
Developer: Idol Minds, Insomniac Games > Publisher: Sony > System: PS3 > Rating: T > Release Date: August 28

Ready to ratchet up your commando arsenal one more time? Last generation's definitive platform shooter series makes the jump to high-definition on PS3.

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