Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Developer: Square Enix > Publisher: Square Enix > System: 3DS > Rating: E10+ > Release Date: July 31
Flow-motion mastery will be put to the test by the dream-eating spirits and nightmares of surreal, sleeping worlds. (And you know Sora and Riku—slip 'em a Mickey and they're bound to get Goofy anyway.)
Developer: Lightning Fish Games > Publisher: 505 Games > Systems: PS3, X360 > Rating: E > Release Date: July 24
Slay all suckers who perpetrate. Lay down law from state to state. Travel on gravel, dirt road or street. Develop a healthy personal workout program with individualized, computer-assisted coaching from virtual pro athletes.
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time
Developer: Atlus > Publisher: Atlus > System: PSP > Rating: T > Release Date: July 31
Atlus brings Japan's PS2-exclusive to American PSPs, for PlayStation purists who've grown nostalgic for the time of isometric exploration, party-based strategic combat, animated melodrama, and deep, player-directed storytelling.
Risen 2: Dark Waters—Special Edition
Developer: Piranha Bytes > Publisher: Deep Silver > Systems: PS3, X360 > Rating: M > Release Date: July 31
High-seas sequel delivers more island-hopping, anchor-dropping, ghoul-chopping, weapon-swapping, villain-whopping, treasure-copping RPG action, in a "Special" console release replete with DLC for extra gun-popping, rum-slopping, equipment-shopping, gnome-bopping fun.
by T.J. Deci