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 smash open your piggy bank so you can spend its coin-shaped guts.


Two giants of the gaming world hit stores this week, with the eagerly anticipated Mists of Pandaria expansion for WoW and FIFA 13 arriving within days of each other. Both are likely to sell an insane number of copies, and leave little for the rest of the games on sale this week.

Worth a look

Dead or Alive 5 hits stores in a tricky period, following the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and on the same day as FIFA 13. Still, its army of fans likely won't care. This week we've also got the GT5 re-release, teach yourself guitar game Rocksmith, charming Vita title New Little King's Story, and the new Super Slim PlayStation 3.

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