You sunk my movie tie-in

Just three new releases this week, folks. The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings is the big one and was actually released on Tuesday to tie-in with the US release date. That’s unless you shop at Tesco, who accidentally put it out on Friday in most of their stores. Word has it they got a slap on the wrist.

You’d think that any RPG would struggle to hold its own after Skyrim but reviews have been glowing, with reviewers praising how well the conversion has turned out. Game Informer dished out 9.5 while IGN handed out an 8.5. They didn’t enjoy the third section of the game very much, but with a reported 35 hour play time there’s still plenty to like.

Then there’s Activison’s movie tie-in Battleship, out on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and 3DS. We have to admit to being slightly curious about this one. It’s an FPS with strategy elements that resembles Advance Wars. Developers Double Helix have a mildly decent track record too, including last year’s enjoyable Green Lantern tie-in and Silent Hill: Homecoming. Oddly, we’re getting it before the US – according to the press release it’s not out across the pond until May.

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention on PS Vita finishes this week off. Not a system seller but still a very nice addition to the PS Vita’s ever growing library. IGN also gave this one an 8.5 and praised the touch controls. Sounds like they serve a purpose rather than being gimmicky. Good.

Next week: Prototype 2 (out Tuesday on PS3 and 360), Mortal Kombat (PS Vita), Alien Breed Trilogy (PS3), Crash Time 4: The Syndicate (PS3, 360), Bejeweled 3 (360), Ghosthunter (3DS) and the allegedly awful Crash Time 3D (3DS).

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