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Upcoming video games: FIFA 13, Resident Evil 6
AFP
September 22, 2012
First Published: 14:33 IST(22/9/2012)
Last Updated: 17:18 IST(22/9/2012)
Screenshot of a work in progress 'FIFA 13'. Photo: AFP

FIFA Soccer 13 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 step onto the pitch in the same week, one in which the Angry Birds Trilogy and spin-off Bad Piggies both launch, the Vita and PS3 receive the exclusives LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and Tokyo Jungle respectively, and once-human biohazards lurk in Resident Evil 6.

FIFA Soccer 13 (360 PC PS3; 3DS PS2 PSP Wii Vita)
North America: September 25, rated E for Everyone
European regions: September 28, rated 3+
Japan: October 18, all ages
This year's annual release of FIFA Soccer features Lionel Messi as international cover star, the online and social hooks of EA Sports Football Club and, inside the game, enhancements to player ball control, dribbling, and free kicks.
Price on 360 and PS3: $59 / €69 / £39 / R599 / ¥7,665
Less on PC and other consoles
ea.com/fifa-soccer-13

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (360 PC PS3; 3DS PSP PS2)
North America: September 25, E
European regions: September 20, 3+
Japan: October 4, A (all ages)
PES is back and massively improved, putting in a worthy challenge for the FIFA series throne (so says Eurogamer and TheSixthAxis). Significant improvements to attacking ball control and defensive tactics make all the difference, while the Master League mode is as deep as ever.
Price on 360 and PS3: $59 / €69 / £39 / R599 / ¥7,980
Less on PC and other consoles
konami-pes2013.com

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (Vita)
North America: September 25, E
European regions: September 19, 7+
Japan: September 20, A (all ages)
The endearing, creative, expansive and community minded LittleBigPlanet series lands on the portable PlayStation Vita, with touch-screen and camera features well integrated, and ready to receive a turbo boost from a ton of player-created levels.
Price: $39 / €39 / £29 / R399 / ¥3,980
littlebigplanet.com

Tokyo Jungle (PS3 via download)
North America: September 25, T for Teen
European regions: September 26, 12+
Japan: Since June 2012, C (15+)
Looking for something different from the endless annual updates to FIFA and Call of Duty? None more different than the unashamedly experimental Tokyo Jungle, in which players shepherd dozens of species to safety in a city devoid of human caretakers, thus ensuring the survival of the strongest, fastest, wiliest, oddest and fluffiest.
Price: $14.99 / €12.99 / £9.99 / AUS$19.95 / ¥3,900
www.jp.playstation.com/scej/title/tokyojungle (original Japanese site)

Bad Piggies (iOS Android Mac) and Angry Birds Trilogy (360 3DS PS3)
Angry Birds Trilogy: September 25, rated E and 3+
Bad Piggies: September 27
The Angry Birds' earnest green enemeis, the titular Bad Piggies, show us how they got those eggs in the first place via a series of nutty contraptions on iOS, Android and Mac; meanwhile, the birds themselves land on console in compilation form.
Angry Birds Trilogy: $39 / €39 / £29 / R499
badpiggies.com / angrybirds.com

Resident Evil 6 (360 PS3)
North America & European regions: October 2, M17+ / 18+
Japan: October 4, D (17+)
Three protagonists must counter bioterrorist malevolence through interweaving storylines; can RE6 bring the once-terrifying Resident Evil series back to life or will it be the gimmick-laden freakfest that longtime fans fear the most?
Price: $59 / €69 / £39 / R599 / ¥7,990
residentevil.com/6/


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