AU Shippin' Out August 20-24: BioShock, GRAW 2

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This week sees the first of many big-budget games coming out this year, starting with 2K Game's BioShock. It places you in the underwater world of Rapture, where you must fight for survival against the forsaken inhabitants of the doomed underwater civilisation. One of the things that sets BioShock apart from the other games is the level of environmental interaction, which lets the player to manipulate the surroundings to their advantage. This can be achieved by using conventional weapons or genetic modifications called plasmids. They allow users to freeze, electrocute, set enemies on fire, and more. BioShock will be available in Australia on the 24th.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAW 2) originally came out for the Xbox 360 in March, and after a five-month delay it's finally making its way to the PS3 and PSP. Fortunately, the developer haven't been slacking off, as the PS3 version includes 14 new maps and a new control system that supports the Sixaxis's motion-sensing capabilities. The PSP version of GRAW 2 hasn't been forgotten, either--it was rebuilt from the ground up for the PSP and features an original scenario. Both versions of GRAW 2 will be available this Thursday.

This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer and publisher information--actual dates may vary).

August 20, 2007
No releases scheduled.

August 21, 2007
No releases scheduled.

August 22, 2007
No releases scheduled.

August 23, 2007
Madden 08 (360 ,PC, PS2, PSP)
NASCAR 08 (PS2, PS3
Dungeons & Dragons Tactics (PSP)
Guilty Gear Judgment (PSP)
Guilty Gear Dust Strikers (DS)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (PS3, PSP)

August 24, 2007
Premier Manager 08 (PS2, PC)
BioShock (360, PC)

Discussion

42 comments
BDL91
BDL91

bioshock 24 aug for aus cant wait already heard so many good things in the last 3 days

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

It is but it and the Wii version for some reason are coming out a week later.

jrmyecomp
jrmyecomp

i got my bio shock today at a circuit city in a mall near me in new york and they had a 10 dollar off sale 360 was 49.99 pc (always cheaper thank god) 39.99 best plasmid so far is telekinesis best weapon so far wrench just the sound effect and the blur on the screen is so much more satisfying reminds me of condemned criminal origins Big daddies kick ass but their health stays the same when u die which is makes the Big daddies fights a little less epic

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

The drought has ended and things should continue to get better into the near future.

Godsofplunder
Godsofplunder

GRAW2- AWWW! I wish they would give us loyal 360 owners 14 NEW MAPS now! -GOP

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

Bioshock is the only thing good out this week. Bioshock for FPS of the year. Halo 3 who???

superox12000
superox12000

didnt madden and nascar come out last week and the other week

xmg0
xmg0

neat reminder

jagstar73
jagstar73

bioshock looks nang! i hope it comes to ps3 eventually

warspain
warspain

I want this game, and Crysis badly...I can hardly wait.

armyman_22
armyman_22

Oh man I cant wait for Bio shock oh and I have GRAW2 for the 360 but the new stuff makes me want o get it for the PS3.

treyballard
treyballard

is it just me or did anyone else notice that they misspelled civilization?

JuGgAlO_4_LyFe
JuGgAlO_4_LyFe

The way they have the website set up makes it so they can't have the review posted before the release date. I say this because when you go to the summary of a game, the release date is in the same spot as the review score will go.

Temmehkan
Temmehkan

relax, they will put it up tomorrojavascript:submitPostAjax(); Submitw, its what they do with all launch centers

TED_LED
TED_LED

why does it seem like gamespot is the last one to have a bioshock review. get on it already.

TED_LED
TED_LED

this is all for australia. thats what the "AU" stands for.

Temmehkan
Temmehkan

i think thast the Uk shipping

StarFry
StarFry

wait so BioShock comes out August 24 or still 21?

pysaki
pysaki

For those of you in the Milwaukee area, Circuit City's been selling Bioshock since at least yesterday. Greenfield, WI

halo24me
halo24me

wow usa release is tomorrow

TheVinster
TheVinster

Like everybody else said, where's the U.S. release of Bioshock? I'm not flying to Australia. As far as GRAW2 goes, meh, I suck at Tom Clancy games (multiplayer, I'm good at single-player).

AnimeNewtype
AnimeNewtype

Yeah, WTF, I don't care about releases in Australia. Gamespot needs to check their system or something. I bet they're sending people in Europe updates for the U.S. LOL, we get Bioshock three days before the Aussies.

USSJAndrew
USSJAndrew

Why the hell am I getting all of these austrailian updates?

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

BIOSHOCK! - can't wait, I even decided not to buy madden this year, for I believe that Bioshock will be taking up most my time...

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

At last, Bioshock!!! But I'll be buying it from overseas and save big money to spend on other games..... bad luck, you greedy local distributor!

david2475
david2475

ive played the bioshock demo and its without a doubt the best game ive ever played it even blows halo 3 out of the water

can0of0cheese
can0of0cheese

Looks like bioshock is not going to be that late in Australia...

kdt55
kdt55

I'm done with FPS's. I need a real good fighting game too come out.

WackoJacko29
WackoJacko29

Bioshock should get me through to the Halo 3 release date.

shawn7324
shawn7324

Bioshock is going to be a major hit. I also will pick it up on release day. Can we expect these 14 new maps on GRAW 2 for the PS3 to become available on Xbox Live for free, similar to the Rainbow Six Vegas maps??

murlow12
murlow12

Didn't Madden come out last week? What's with the inaccurate dates?

ganondorf
ganondorf

Bioshock on the 24? I thought it was coming out the 21st!

Eggie37
Eggie37

is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? NO says the big man in the white house it belongs to the government. NO says the pope in Rome it belongs to god. NO says the man in Moscow it belongs to everyone... well i chose something different... i chose the impossible... I CHOSE RAPTURE!!!

henri1960
henri1960

I want to PLAY bioshock now!!!!!!!!!!

mrchiledonut
mrchiledonut

Hey that's exactly what my brother thinks. I'm getting this first day, and it's going to be damn good.

Lord_Daemon
Lord_Daemon

It's been a long time since I've been excited by a FPS game and it sure look like this one is actually going to deliver the goods.