AU Shippin' Out February 16-20: Street Fighter IV

Capcom's brawler, Dawn of War II, and GTAIV: The Lost and Damned are all vying for a share of your wallet this week.

While we've seen a trickle of releases throughout the first eight weeks of the year in Australia, this week marks the first big week for 2009, with several high-profile games set to ship.

Street Fighter IV is easily one of the most anticipated games of this year and will be available throughout Australia from Thursday on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Not just reinvigorating the franchise with stylised graphics, SFIV introduces new characters to the roster and a new counterattack system, amongst other additions. Sadly there's still no word on when the PC version will be available.

The first exclusive "episode" of downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV--The Lost and Damned--hits the virtual shelves of Xbox Live Marketplace very soon. Shifting away from Niko, The Lost and Damned focuses on a biker called Johnny Klebitz, who is a member of the Lost biker gang, which you run into throughout GTAIV. Unlike previous DLC packs, The Lost and Damned adds in more than just the standard weapons; it boasts new missions set in an alternate storyline, as well as new modes for online play. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned comes out tomorrow.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is the follow-up to 2004's real-time strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Departing from the resource management side of things, Dawn of War II's focus is primarily on combat. The campaign puts you in charge of the Space Marines, who are caught up in an interspecies conflict that is about to turn nasty, while the Orks team up with other foes to wipe out key planets to The Imperium. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is due out on the 19th.

Feb 16, 2009
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (360)

Feb 19, 2009
Street Fighter IV (360, PS3)
The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC)
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)
Petz: My Baby Panda (DS)
Petz: My Kitten Family (DS)
Petz: My Monkey Family (DS)

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19 comments
Shaun832
Shaun832

I'm not a huge fighter fan. Infact, I'm horrible at them. But I still sort of like them, like me and Resident Evil. It looks nice but I don't see myself buying it. Remember, I didn't grow up during the SF2 era so I don't understand the immense hype surrounding this release.

Quandry
Quandry

Today boys we dine in Hell!!! We may have empty pockets but we are working towards furthering our carpel tunnel. Give em Hell!!!

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Take out the Petz rubbish and thats a great week for all platforms.

xblane
xblane

Im going to give you the benefit of the doubt destsrozz and assume you are trying to be funny ;)

destrozz
destrozz

One word "Street Fighter IV"

TruthOpinionSpk
TruthOpinionSpk

I thought Eternal Sonata had already come out on the PS3 last year. o_o Also, feeling a little burned on the lack of GTA content for the PS3. I ain't bitter, though. And that flaming guy below me is pretty dang annoying.

AtlanticRock
AtlanticRock

Street Fighter IV & Lost and Damned... can't afford both, but i'm going to get 'em by the end of the week...

RockMan-NEO
RockMan-NEO

lets see, lost & Damned, SF4, ad DoW2

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

GTA IV: The Lost and Damned, SF IV and HOTD: Overkill are on my list :D

TheMazaku
TheMazaku

Aren't Disgaea 3 and Eternal Sonata being released on PS3 on the 19th?

jjr10
jjr10

House Of The Dead! Goregasm. Need money.

HufflePuff-TLH
HufflePuff-TLH

Dow2 :) but also looking forward to when SF4 hits the PC.

St_muscat
St_muscat

Street Fighter IV, House of the Dead: Overkill , Dawn of War 2 and Dragon Quest V all on one day, damn I need a better job.

jasopan
jasopan

Street fighters looking great, so is Warhammer. Petz: panda? mokey? okay...

W00kie_Smuggler
W00kie_Smuggler

yeah feb 12 was last week. well anyway, DoW!!!!!!!! I want it!!!!!