Asia Shippin' Out September 4-10: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

The triple-A-title train is steamrolling through this week with intergalactic escapades, road rage, alien invasions, and zombie infestations.

With so many games coming out this week and a few more down the line, gamers will definitely end up with a lighter wallet and a hollow bank account depending on how many genres they're into. From first-person shooting to reckless driving, there is something here for everyone.

First up is Relic's second foray into action gaming since The Outfit. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine puts players in the metal boots of Captain Titus, a high-ranking Ultramarine who has to stop the Ork hordes and the forces of Chaos from extinguishing human life on the Forge World. The action game features about 11 different types of weapons and equipment, as well as 17 chapters to play through in the game's campaign mode. The game also offers multiplayer modes, ranging from cooperative Exterminatus mode to eight-on-eight team deathmatches. Gamers can expect to get dirty in this war-torn future this Tuesday for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Next up is Resistance 3 for the PS3. The third game in the series focuses on the last surviving Sentinel, Joseph Capelli, as he journeys through the alien Chimera-ridden USA to fight for his survival. The game offers two-player online or split-screen co-op play for its single-player campaign. The game's multiplayer mode offers different customization options and has its player count reduced from 60 players to 16. Gamers can check out this sequel this Tuesday.

Players looking for a horror fix can check out Dead Island or Rise of Nightmares this week. The former is a first-person shooter where gamers are stuck on an island filled with the undead, while the latter is a first-person hack-and-slash action title touted as the "first mature game to hit the Xbox 360 Kinect."

Driver: San Francisco may have been in stores prior to this week, but only through parallel importing. On Tuesday, the game is officially out, without gamers having to pay a little more for shipping fees. The game is all about performing death-defying feats of driving and bringing down criminal groups using Ford GTs or any other vehicle gamers can jump into using the game's shift mechanic. GameSpot's review of the game states that Driver: San Francisco "puts memories of the mediocre Driver 3 to rest and reinvigorates the franchise" thanks to its shift mechanic and huge open-world city ripe for exploration.

Last but not least, strategy role-playing fans can take an involved trip down to the Netherworld with Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. Players control the vampire Valvatorez, a Prinny drill sergeant who used to be an Overlord tyrant. The story starts off with him investigating a Prinny kidnapping, which then leads to a Netherworld conspiracy he has to uncover. The game features redone high-definition graphics and aesthetics, a new party-management option called the cam-paining system, new classes like the android and battle suit, and an online mode called Pirate Runs. Players can look forward to the English version of the game this Tuesday on the PS3.

September 4
Driver: San Francisco (Xbox 360, PC, PS3)

September 6
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Xbox 360, PC, PS3)
Resistance 3 (PS3)
Dead Island (Xbox 360, PC, PS3)
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (PS3)
Rise of Nightmares (Xbox 360)
BloodRayne: Betrayal (PS3)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (PC, Mac)

September 7
Rock of Ages (PC)
Crimson Alliance (Xbox 360)

September 8
Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PC)

September 9
Starfox 64 3D (3DS)
Men of War: Vietnam (PC)

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28 comments
syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@shnull So what? You are lamenting the release of a game people have been wanting for almost 2 decades?

jollybest1
jollybest1

yah check out his review it s***s..............and i do not play warhammer space marine yet but i do know about the lore.....his another lost soul to a derivate game GOW.....i am so sick of COD and GOW maniacs....PLEASE stop buying games and writte reviews , just stay and play GOW and COD.... YAH talking about you @dcrabiddog

emerin76
emerin76

Crimson Alliance for me. : )

emerin76
emerin76

I'd prefer a shooter / melee'er than the melee'er / shooter on offer from Space Marine. Unlocking or downloading other races would be ok. like, a canoness from Sisters of Battle, or even a genestealer!(well it is melee orientated, right?)

shnull
shnull

space marine looked like another button smashing franchise, consoles really suck lately, no innovation at all, i think the marketeers took over

killangrathor31
killangrathor31

played space marine and it was freaking amazing! definitely would recommend it

dcrabiddog
dcrabiddog

hey folks check out m review for space marines before you spend your money! this game really stinks! i posted it under space marines for pc dead island ain't any better, well i digress it's a lot better but maybe save your money for gears and rage good luck and welcome back to school youngsters! learn lots of stuff so you can make cool games not hack crap like spaaaace oorrrrkkks in football jersey's

punu40
punu40

Space Marines and Disgaea for me ...

BraveArc
BraveArc

Bought Driver:SF yesterday and already finished it, was way shorter than i expected good game if not for the length of the story mode

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

Space Marine, Resistance 3 and Dead Island for me thanks :)

ExplosiveChorro
ExplosiveChorro

Space marine is waaaaay badass. was watching my brother play it off steam when it unlocked at 9pm pacific. Its pretty damn polished. Congrats Relic, pretty awesome game. Hope it sells well.

Raistlan22
Raistlan22

Space Marine is the 8th, Dead Island is the 9th. Might be nice if you actually checked if the dates were the same as America before posting them.

finalserenade75
finalserenade75

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Jim60360
Jim60360

Why are so many people excited about space marines? Have you not played the demo? Buy Dead island!

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

I think they missed mentioning Resistance 3 in the release list !!!

Nos1Chelseafan
Nos1Chelseafan

Space Marine Tommrow But the first day of school tommrow AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

The only games I want this week is Dead Island and Crimson Alliance.....

Alvaro_20
Alvaro_20

ohmanohmanohman dead island! and space marine!! gonna deal some righteous fury upon the hordes of xenos, mutants & heretics! in the name of the emperor!!!

super-hiro
super-hiro

Definitely gonna pick up Space Marine and Dead Island. Gon' be a gooood (and expensive) Tuesday.

adeptnova
adeptnova

Is Space Marine available tomorrow?

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

Where is Resistance 3, I thought it was gonna release this Tuesday in Asia...:(

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Space marines and maybe drive its got me interested..

jeffersrox
jeffersrox

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