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Mario dons his tennis shorts, elite soldiers move in for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and mythical medieval adventures beckon in Dragon's Dogma.

tech reviews Updated: May 19, 2012 14:03 IST

Mario dons his tennis shorts, elite soldiers move in for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and mythical medieval adventures beckon in Dragon's Dogma.



Mario Tennis Open

(3DS)


North America: May 20, Everyone


European regions: May 24, 3+


Japan: May 25, A (all ages)



Expect to see Mario, Yoshi, Bowser, Peach and chums take to the court for tournament matches and mini-game fun as the 3DS receives its own installment of this long-running series.


Price: $39 / €45 / £39 / R499 / ¥4,800


mariotennisopen.nintendo.com



Dragon's Dogma (

360 PS3)


North America: May 22, M17+


European regions: May 25, 18+


Japan: May 24, D (17+)



Get ready to slay mythical beasts of all shapes and sizes in this impressive-looking slice of fantasy, with a little help from your friends thanks to a clever system that farms out hand-picked sidekicks to fellow players around the world.


Price: $59 / €59 / £39 / R499 / ¥7,990


dragonsdogma.com



Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

(PS3 360)


North America: May 22, M17+


European regions: May 24 (UK: May 25), 18+


Japan: July 5, C (15+)



Inserted into flashpoints around the world, a squad of elite soldiers slip in undetected before unleashing all manner of death-dealing weaponry upon their foes.


Price: $59 / €69 / £39 / R499 / ¥7,770


PC version to follow in June


ghostrecon.com



Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

(PS3)


North America: May 29, Teen


UK: May 25, 16+


Japan: June 2011, B (12+)



Series finale for Atelier's Arland trilogy and very highly rated upon release in Japan. Novice alchemist Meruru learns her trade and builds up the kingdom with a little help from her friends.


Price: $49 / £39 / ¥7,140


nisamerica.com/games/atelier-meruru



Dirt Showdown (

360 PS3 PC)


North America: May 29, E10+


European regions: May 25, 7+



This Dirt series spin-off changes direction, bounding after memories of Destruction Derby and FlatOut, dumping strict simulation for arcade thrills and chaotic pile-ups.


Price: $59 / €59 / £35 / R499


On PC: $49 / €49 / £29 / R399


codemasters.com/us/dirtshowdown/360



Resistance: Burning Skies

(Vita)


North America: Date, Age


European regions: May 30, 16+


Japan: July 12, C (15+)



The Resistance series' alien hordes are invading America and this time it's an NYC firefighter at the forefront of the action. Singleplayer story is complemented by an 8-person multiplayer mode.


Price: $39 / €49 / £39 / R499 / ¥4,980