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This "revolutionary" game console gains even more popularity with new titles for the holidays.

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This revolutionary game console currently has the top perch in the video gaming world with more new titles for the holidays (all dates subject to change).

Familiar Nintendo characters combine with new sidekicks in Mario Strikers Charged; head into space in Super Mario Galaxy (Nov. 12) and fight in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Dec. 3) including online fisticuffs.

Proverbial primates are appealing in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Oct. 8) while female heroine Samus Aran returns for the third installment of Metroid Prime subtitled Corruption.

The character switching Soulcalibur Legends (Nov. 13) and 32 character cached Bleach: Shattered Blade (Oct. 9) present appealing action/fighting titles.

If you want to “reduce enemies to raspberry jam,” check out Ninjabread Man on October 3. The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (Oct. 16) continues this purple dragon’s new game trilogy.

The lineup of simple, yet highly engaging Wii games (e.g. Wii Sports, Wii Play) continue with Carnival Games, Fishing Master, Ultimate Duck Hunting (Nov. 12) and the $19.99 Game Party (Nov. 5), which includes darts, skii ball, shuffle board and table hockey.

The puzzle game Mercury Meltdown Revolution slithers into stores on October 16 will test gravity and player vertigo limits. Figure out all the angles in the sci-fi shooter Geometry Wars: Galaxies (Nov. 13) features multiplayer options and an appealing retro theme.

The United Nations commanded Ghost Squad and Medal of Honor Heroes 2 both release on November 6. War games continue with the sequel to the underrated Battalion Wars (Oct. 29) series.

Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy (Oct. 16) presents a customizable navy war game with a unique 3-D polygon look.

High profile repackaged collections of best sellers include the horror shooter Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Nov. 1) and Bully: Scholarship Edition (Nov. 20) with new content.

The Wii controls provide added appeal to the wide multi-console releases of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Nov. 6) and Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Nov. 13), ten years and counting.

Look for even more control capabilities in the medical simulation title Trauma Center: New Blood (Nov. 13) while Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nov. 20) aims for multi-sport success by incorporating familiar characters.

The family trivia game Smarty Pants exercises mental muscles along with My Word Coach (Nov. 6), which continues the strong “edutainment” craze with single and multiplayer modes.

Racing fans can get into street racing with Cruis’n or catch a double dose of the Need for Speed series with Carbon or Prostreet (Nov. 13).

The fantasy film Golden Compass (Dec. 4) and animated television show Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity (Oct. 16) both get video game adaptations.

Pet fans have the choice of Kitty Luv or Puppy Luv on December 4 while players can explore music skills/interest with the karaoke game High School Musical: Sing It (Nov. 13 – bundle with microphone available), Guitar Hero 3 (Oct. 27 – bundle featuring new wireless guitar controllers also available) and Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour (Nov. 16).

Unique, realistic sports titles include Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Nov. 20) and the first extended Wii boxing game, Victorious Boxers: Revolution (Oct. 31).

More unique titles include the farming RPG Harvest Moon series debut on the Wii with Harvest Moon Heroes while Endless Ocean (Oct. 29) presents extensive scuba diving escapism.

You can check game ratings at the ESRB’s website. Enjoy!

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