We're entering perhaps the most packed seven days for the entertainment industry yet this Autumn/Winter, as a whole horde of big releases hurtle into stores and theatres everywhere in the week ahead. You'll be hard pressed to not find something exciting to catch, so that'll really make this week a great all-rounder for entertainment fans worldwide. Here's the full line-up...
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II- The world's biggest FPS franchise is back with a futuristic new entry, as the war for Call Of Duty moves to 2025. Secrets of the Cold War hold devestating ramifications nearly four decades later when America's own warfare technology is turned against itself in the ultimate battle for survival. Tag in the full Zombies campaign and COD's classic online offerings, and with Black Ops II you've got a truly sensational package. (Tuesday 13th)
GRAND THEFT AUTO V TRAILER- Next up we've got Rockstar's full unveiling of Grand Theft Auto V through a big new second trailer for the much-anticipated open world game. It's already looking like quite the stunner from the plentiful screenshots, but it's this video that's really getting people thrilled, so it falls down to one of the world's greatest developers to offer up the goods...have they still got what it takes? (Wednesday 14th)
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2- Believe it or not, the time has finally come for the Twilight Saga film franchise to wrap up before Christmas. Breaking Dawn Part 2 marks the end of boyfriends suffering across the globe with a bang, as Bella's newborn child threatens to tear the vampire world apart in a war of immortals. Can Edward, Bella, Jacob and the werewolf clan best the darkness of the Volturi? Find out now, once and for all...(Friday 16th)
SONIC & SEGA ALL-STARS RACING TRANSFORMED- SEGA are bouncing back onto the gaming scene with a follow-up to a surprisingly successful take on the Mario Kart series. All-Stars Racing Transformed riffs on last year's 3DS incarnation, incorporating multiple terrains and forms of vehicles for players on a variety of different formats to engage with. (Friday 16th)
CHILDREN IN NEED 2012- Britain's biggest and best live charity show is returning on Friday with a host of exciting acts. These include a prequel and trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, a new broadcast from Strictly Come Dancing, a preview of the Call The Midwife Christmas episode and a golden moments showcase from the Olympic champions. It should be a heck of a night, one you really won't want to miss! (Friday 16th)
MERLIN: A LESSON IN VENGEANCE- After the shocking events of The Dark Tower, Gwen is still under the power of Morgana this week, attempting a dark attack on her husband under the influence of the High Priestess. Dark times lie ahead for everyone's favourite warlock, and one thing's for sure- the story of possession doesn't necessarily end in this instalment...(Saturday 17th)
AND THERE'S MORE- Threesome reaches its finale on Comedy Central tonight while Two & A Half Men and Arrow continue their respective broadcasts on CC and Sky1. Meanwhile, Michael McIntyre's Showtime and Mrs Brown's Boys Live hit DVD and Blu-Ray today, and the Skyfall DLC for 007 Legends launches this week too. Yep, it really is a big one for entertainment!
ON THE BLOG- We'll be bringing you reviews of Halo 4, Forza Horizon and Merlin: The Dark Tower in the next few days, along with the full GTA V reveal and more hot film, TV and games gossip to come.
AND NEXT WEEK...Prepare for another release onslaught, as Hitman: Absolution, The Muppets Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Edition, LEGO The Lord Of The Rings, Now! That's What I Call Music 83, Merlin's eight episode and the Games Of Thrones Season One re-run finale all arrive on our shores!