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.
The busy season is upon us, with a ton of new games hitting stores this week - thankfully a few of them are really rather good. The biggest hitter is likely to be Sony's PS3 exclusive FPS Resistance 3, which we will deliver a verdict on tomorrow morning. Also arriving is the graphically enhanced version of Star Fox 64 for the 3DS, which while short offers one of the most fun experiences on the handheld.
Worth a look
Some of these might turn out to be rather good, but having not been given final code we can't be sure. Warhammer 40K has got a good buzz following a solid demo, while El Shaddai has received some positive reviews in the US. More up in the air is Dead Island, which didn't impress us at preview stage but might change our mind once we've played the final build.
Warhammer 40k Space Marine - Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
Dead Island - Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron - Xbox 360 and PS3
Monkey Island: Special Edition - Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
NHL 12 - Xbox 360 and PS3
And the rest...
The only notable release here is Rise of Nightmares for Kinect, which might be good fun if the controls don't turn out to be terrible. We'll just have to wait and see.