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Highly regarded as one of the most realistic tennis simulators around, the "Top Spin" series returns with its third iteration in 'Top Spin 3' for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and Wii. Brand-new controls as well as more playable characters and courts are just the beginning, as players in this version now tire out the longer they play. "Top Spin 3" will be served up June 23.
'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' is a preview of the much anticipated next-gen iteration of the racing simulator franchise. With 'Prologue,' gamers can get a taste of what to expect when 'Gran Turismo 5' ships sometime next year. 'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue,' a PlayStation 3 exclusive, is available now.
THQ's 'Stuntman' series is back and ready to make its return to the PlayStation 2, while debuting on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In 'Stuntman Ignition,' you take the role of a stuntman driver on various movie sets--the more destruction you cause,
"Battlefield: Bad Company" puts you in control of a renegade squad of delinquent soldiers who look to cash in on gold that's scattered around war-torn towns. 'Bad Company' introduces a comedic element to the game, a new approach at developing characters in the single-player campaign. 'Battlefield: Bad Company' is available now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
'Conan' is a new single-player action game based on Robert E. Howard's fantasy stories--but be warned, this isn't Arnold Schwarzenegger's Conan. Scheduled for release on October 23, 'Conan' will be available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
"Mirror's Edge" is a unique first-person game where you assume the role of Faith, a woman constantly on the run. The game offers a graphical style unlike anything seen before, where you must constantly scan your surroundings for items colored in red in order to progress seamlessly. "Mirror's Edge" is scheduled to be available this year for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Sony unveils its first motion controller for the PlayStation 3.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament is back for the sixth time, and the game looks better than ever. The arcade classic from Namco hits the PlayStation 3 later this year.
The quintessential boxing simulator from EA Sports has secured the likenesses of two legendary boxers, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Incredibly realistic graphics and gameplay are back, along with other dazzling special effects. Fight Night Round 4 will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The bell rings June 30.
The "Prince of Persia" series found much success in the previous generation of video games. Now Ubisoft is back with a new "Prince of Persia"--complete with a unique art style and a brand-new fighting mechanic. You'll also be joined by a Elika, a female character who helps you fight enemies and solve puzzles. "Prince of Persia" is set to release by year's end for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.