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Upcoming video games: Kingdom Hearts 3D, Wreckateer

tech reviews Updated: Jul 23, 2012 13:34 IST
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Save half a dozen worlds in Kingdom Hearts 3D on the 3DS, bust up castles in Kinect's Wreckateer, and keep the calories burning with the pro athletes of miCoach.

Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
North America: July 31, E10+
European regions: July 20, 12
Japan: since March 29, A (all ages)

Two best friends, Sora and Riku, must restore and protect seven Worlds of Sleep, including those based on Disney's Fantasia, Pinocchio, and Tron: Legacy.
Price: $39 / €39 / £29 / R499 / ¥6,090

Wreckateer (Xbox Kinect via download)
Worldwide: July 21
Age rating: Everyone 10+ / 7+ / A

Be the wrecking ball, propelled from medieval balista into castles waiting to crumble given the right sort of crushing encouragement and good use of special moves.
Price: 800 MS Points (~$10 / €10 / £7 / ¥1,200)

miCoach (Xbox Kinect, PlayStation Move)
North America: July 24, Everyone
European regions: July 13, 3+

Top tier athletes lend their backing to Adidas's miCoach exercise suite, including Kaka, Dwight Howard, Jessica Ennis, Ana Ivanovic and Eric Berry, with over 400 exercises targeted at specific sporting activities.
Price: $49 / €39 / £25 / R499

WizOrb (PS3 PSVita download)
Already on 360, PC, Mac via download
North America: July 24, E
European regions: July 25, 3+

Combining a Zelda-style role-playing game quest with the bat and ball classics Breakout and Arkanoid in the same winning way that Puzzle Quest merged RPG convention with Bejeweled. "A very well designed game," "absolutely a must-buy" said Thunderbolt and Co-Optimus of the PC version.
Price: $3.99 / €2.99

Deadlight (360 via download)
Worldwide: August 1
Age ratings: M14+ / 18+ / D (17+)

Survival horror implanted into a sidescrolling platformer, winning pre-release comparisons to the stylish Shadow Complex, and inspired by I Am Legend, The Road, Cell, Hello America, The Walking Dead.
Price: 1200 MS Points (~$15 / €14 / £10 / R240 / ¥1,770)

Sound Shapes (PS3 PSVita via download)
North America: August 7, E
Europe, Japan: TBC

Intruiguing platformer that blends action and sound, with contributions from Deadmau5, Beck, Jim Guthrie and Superbrothers (of iOS, PC and Mac hit Sword & Sworcery); there's level creation and sharing between PS3 and Vita users.
Price: $14.99 / €12.99 / £9.99