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Upcoming Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita releases for February 2013

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Just because the big boys (consoles) are getting some heavy hitters during the month of February, doesn't mean that the handheld market is to be forgotten. The 3DS particularly has some amazing games coming out, one of which you need to buy if you own a 3DS. From tactical RPGs, soccer, racing and some ninja action, you're sure to find something worth making your wallet thinner for.

Fire Emblem: Awakening - February 4th (3DS)

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The Fire Emblem series is Nintendo's most hardcore tactical RPG games to date. Awakening is set to continue that trend on the Nintendo 3DS, however the game does offer modes to ease new players into the series, without sacrificing depth.

From epic battles, to finding love, marriage and even starting a lineage, Fire Emblem Awakening is no slouch when it comes to the amount of content offered.

We're currently hard at work on our review, but we can give you a hint, It's absolutely brilliant! We're going to go on a limb and say if you own any of the 3DS hardware, Fire Emblem is an absolute must buy.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time - February 5th (Vita)

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Sly Cooper returns in a whole new time traveling adventure. This time though as Sly travels through time, he'll come across various Cooper ancestors that will all be playable.

Some of these ancestors include Rioichi Cooper from feudal Japan, Bob Cooper, a caveman ancestor, and Salim al Kupar, an Arabian Cooper. Each of these playable characters will have various gameplay elements and mechanics.

Thieves in Time is also available as part of Sony's Cross Buy promotion, meaning you can buy the PS3 version, and then get access to the Vita version for free!

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - February 12th (3DS)

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While FIFA may be king when it comes to soccer games, there is no denying of the appeal that the Pro Evo games have. This February, take the Pro Evo experience on the go with Pro Evolution Soccer 2013.

Featuring advanced AI and the new Full Control system which lets players have the freedom to dribble, and pass however they choose, this edition of Pro Evo will be the most fully featured to date.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - February 12th (3DS)

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Sonic and friends have already taken over consoles, just released on the PC, and even appeared on Sony's handheld, but now it's time for the 3DS to take the race to the open road, sky and water.

Over 20 legendary SEGA characters make an appearance, meaning there is a big chance that your favorite SEGA character will be at that starting line.

There are 16 dynamically changing courses which will have you racing on the street, then continue the race in air, or even on water. Thanks to the ability to transform each vehicle depending on the course makes ever race just as engaging.

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan - February 26th (3DS)

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The roguelike, Etrian Odyssey, returns with its fourth iteration titled, Legends of the Titan.

For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis' oldest mystery.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus - February 26th (Vita)

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Faster, bloodier, and more beautiful than ever, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus takes Team Ninja's game to the next level on a versatile, new battleground. Ryu must hunt down the Demon Statue that has been stolen by the wicked Black Spider Ninja Clan to prevent the resurrection of the evil Archfiend. From Tokyo to New York, follow Ryu as he encounters vicious enemies and acquires an extensive assortment of ninja weaponry along the way. Players will be able to experience the story in a whole new light utilizing the PlayStation Vita's distinct features.

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