A look ahead to Friday's new releases.
Welcome to Heads-up, our weekly feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down on the games you'll be able to buy or rent this weekend. Every Monday we'll pick out the best of the bunch, link to our reviews and previews and keep you in the video game loop so you have enough time to pre-order for Friday's post. Time to splash the cash.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Xbox 360 and PS3
Capcom has been spending the last few years neatly carving out a slot in February to release its fighting games - first Street Fighter IV, then Super Street Fighter IV in 2010 and now Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which differs from the regular Street Fighter mould by having a tag team battle system and completely over-the-top combos.
Deathsmiles Deluxe Edition - Xbox 360
Here's something you don't see every day. Rising Star Games is bringing Deathsmiles, a frantic side-scrolling shooter where you shoot masses of enemies as young teenage girls, to the UK market this week. It certainly won't be to everyone's tastes, but if you're a fan of the shmup genre, or you just fancy playing something slightly different from the norm, then you can't really go wrong. We'll be posting a full review later in the week.
Worth a look
PopCap Hits - Xbox 360
I can't think of many people who've been clamouring for a chance to own on-disc copies of Peggle, Bejeweled 2, Feeding Frenzy and AstroPop for the 360, but these are certainly some of the best casual games on Xbox LIVE Arcade collated at a budget price.
And the rest...
The Mysterious Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - PC and DS
Tanker Truck Simulator - PC
Amazing Adventures: The Caribbean Secret - PC
Family Party 90 Great Games - Wii