AU Shippin' Out June 9-12: Prototype

Prototype heads post-E3 trickle of game releases down under.

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While last week's E3 saw some big games showcased, this week's releases look to be fairly quiet, with just a handful of games hitting stores around Australia.

The game that will probably capture the most eyeballs this week is Prototype. Like with last week's Infamous, Radical Entertainment has cooked up a feast of open-world action for players. The game is set in New York, and you play as Alex Mercer, a man who wakes up after a massive terrorist attack with the ability to change his genetic code. Just a few of the abilities he’ll have include shape-shifting and memory absorbing, which becomes a pretty big mechanic in driving the story. Prototype is due out on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in Australia tomorrow.

The only other game to be coming out this week is EA's Grand Slam Tennis for the Wii. As you'd expect from a modern sports title, there are plenty of licensed tennis stars to play as, and the game features the iconic Wimbledon stadium in London to play in. If the game doesn’t go your way, you'll even be able to slam your racket onto the turf like John McEnroe. As for online play, you can expect the stock-standard competitive multiplayer mode via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Grand Slam Tennis comes out later this week and will be compatible with the Wii MotionPlus.

The final thing to come out this week is not strictly a game, but it's still worth a mention: the Wii MotionPlus accessory. Announced last year, MotionPlus will allow Wii games to better track the movement of players, and the add-on even allows for 1:1 tracking. At this stage only a handful of games support it, but as time goes on, you can bet that developers will start to incorporate it into all their games. Wii MotionPlus is all yours for A$29.95 when it comes out on June 11.

June 10, 2009
Prototype (PS3, 360, PC)

June 12, 2009
Grand Slam Tennis (Wii)

Discussion

29 comments
WHO_DIED
WHO_DIED

It's released... I plan to wait a while till I buy. Still waiting for the GameSpot review. From what I've read from reviews on other sites, it mostly seems good. I wonder how well the Wii MotionPlus thingy will work out...

formerroadie
formerroadie

Where is the review?! What is up with the lack of reviews!?

pidow
pidow

Prototype, I'll wait a little longer before I buy.

MadeInFinland
MadeInFinland

I just ordered it on Steam. I have to wait until tomorrow though, and I work then. *sigh* I ran downtown today, but we don't have an ebgames or gamestop, all we have is Staples and London Drugs (which for some reason has video games) Of course, reflecting my luck, neither store had it.

Br0th4d4rkn3SS
Br0th4d4rkn3SS

Pickin it up this weekend after i get paid... i cant wait

Pete5506
Pete5506

I hope prototype dose well

Prototype18
Prototype18

i Got a Copy at gamestop today minds came at 5:30 i mean i was standin from 11:00 in the morning to get my copy now am at work am dyin to get my hads on the remote hehehee

Deathman7
Deathman7

SWEET JESUS MARY JOSEPH IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!!XDXDXDXD

tubaballoonz
tubaballoonz

Well... yeah. That's not just Gamestop, that's how it works everywhere. Almost every game comes out the day after the listed release date.

skywalkerforce
skywalkerforce

GAMESTOP SUCKS!!! I went there today and they were like oh today is the shipping day, it comes out tomorrow, Game Informer said it was coming out today errrrr I'm so mad about it!

yummyjibblybits
yummyjibblybits

Ahhhh like 3 days left till european release date...cant wait!!!!

cloud121
cloud121

i have been waiting so long for this game the suspense is killing me so bad.

cloud121
cloud121

Man this is game is taking so long to come out. T-T. whyyyyy. i been on the edge the last week checking for videos lol

backatcha
backatcha

I'm undecided on Prototype because I just spent $60.00 on inFamous, which is very good, and I'm not sure another sandbox game warrants another $60.00.

Glokwerk
Glokwerk

Waiting on the Prototype review! If anyone has it already please review it.

blem16
blem16

cant wait for the reviews to come out, this game looks awesome

nmanma
nmanma

hey nocturial, I school here in poland and damn I agree, we get games here super late.

Gornax
Gornax

Its a good game.

nocturial
nocturial

some sites say that Prototype will be out in Poland by the 19th of june and others say that they will start shipping that awesome game on the 2nd of july!!! god i hate my country...

eddy96_1
eddy96_1

got my copy of prototype today :D

horgen
horgen moderator

I'll get it on Friday... When it is released in Europe.

Hotsora
Hotsora

Yessss, off to the shops tomorrow - Proto time :)

badiie05
badiie05

Yes! so no delays, w00t june 9th yayy (well, in Australia)

Burninat0r
Burninat0r

looks good hope it plays good as well :D

soulhunter91
soulhunter91

ffs, you didn't have to tell me, ive been on edge for the past 14 days waiting for Prototype, lol

Mafia217
Mafia217

Holy SSSSSShhhhhheeeeeeeeettttt!!! Awesome!!

Neo_Sarevok
Neo_Sarevok

Wow, Gamespot's not kidding... there's almost zero things being released. Just two titles? Considering "Grand Slam Tennis" is in a genre and console all of its own, Prototype is going to have a monopoly over this week.