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Video games this week: Gravity Rush, Lego Batman 2

tech reviews Updated: Jun 04, 2012 17:30 IST

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The exciting Gravity Rush gives the Vita a shake-up, and Lego Batman 2 approaches to right wrongs across a sprawling Gotham city.

Inversion (360 PS3)
North America: June 5, M17+
Europe: Delayed to July, 18+

A Gears of War-style cover shooter given a twist as players mess with gravity. Aliens invade and screw up natural physics, and so a policeman and his neighbor set off to sort things out.
Price: $59 / €39 / £29 / Rs. 599

Pikmin 2 (Wii)
North America: June 10, E for Everyone
Europe: April 2009
Japan: March 2009

Herd swarms of tiny creatures as they reclaim great treasures such as missing marbles, matchboxes, bottle tops and favorite pencils. A well-praised GameCube classic reissued for Wii.
Price: $19 / €29 / £19 / ¥3,800
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Gravity Rush (PSV)
North America: June 12,
European regions: June 13,
Japan: Since February 2012 as Gravity Daze

Attractive graphics and a clever control system helped made this action-packed title a must for Vita owners, long before its release outside of Japan.
Price: $39 / €39 / £29 / R499 / ¥5,980

Dirt Showdown (360 PS3 PC)
North America: May 29, E10+
European regions / PC: May 2012, 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 / Rs. 499
On PC: $49 / €49 / £29 / Rs. 399

The Sims 3: Katy Perry Sweet Treats (Mac PC)
North America: June 5, Teen
European regions: June 8, 12+
Japan: June 6

Poptastic endorsement of The Sims series continues as Katy introduces Candyfornia's snappy dresses, hairstyles, furniture, and a Simlish-language version of her song "Last Friday Night."
Price: $29 / €29 / £25 / R199 / ¥1,554

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (360 3DS PS3 PSV Wii WinPC)
North America: June 19, E10+
European regions: June 22, 7+
North America: June 19, Age
European regions: June 27

The caped crusader is joined by DC Comics chums Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman and more for this latest brick-shaped tangle with the Joker, who's teamed up with Supes' arch-enemy Lex Luthor.
Price: $49 / €49 / £39 / Rs. 399
Less on PC, DS, 3DS, Wii, Vita

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