AU Shippin' Out March 6-12: Dragon Age II

Role-play your way on both consoles and handhelds with the big releases for this week Down Under.

Fantasy worlds are the big new additions to game releases in Australia this week, with both Dragon Age II and Pokemon Black and White scheduled for release Down Under. If you like your role-playing a little more mature, then Dragon Age II will return you to the world of Ferelden and promises more gruesome combat, stylised visuals, and an interesting storyline that attempts to frame the narrative from several different viewpoints. Dragon Age II is out on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 this Thursday.

Pokemon Black and White returns you to the gotta-catch-'em-all Nintendo universe, and while the core gameplay mechanic stays the same, there are plenty of new additions to this long-running franchise. These include brand-new Pokemon (naturally), the addition of seasons, improved animations, and a more streamlined approach to wireless play. Both Pokemon versions arrive on the Nintendo DS this Thursday.

To find out what else is out this week, check out the list below:

March 10
Pokemon Black and White (DS)
Dragon Age II (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Mac)
Gray Matter (Xbox 360)

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Randolph is the managing editor of GameSpot, and needs more time to play games.

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20 comments
uberjannie
uberjannie

My copy of Dragon Age 2 CE was shipped today.

illmatic87
illmatic87

@mystic_knight PKMNt is about teh quantities you has to CATCH DEM ALLZ (or as much as you can with what version you have)

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Getting Pokemon White in the mail (It's been a very long time since I played a Pokemon game) and I was very impressed on how Dragon Age II was improved over the original, so I plan to get that but maybe not straight-away.

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

@illmatic87 its the quantity its the quality... although im not sure if the quality of pokemon black is any better :?... i suppose you can disregard my remark. Im not too fond of this weeks titles.

scorpgul
scorpgul

Was tempted to buy Dragon Age 2 on day 1 but the fact that an ultimate edition will be released in 6 months with all the thousands of upcoming DLCs I'm gonna wait, way too many games to buy in 2011

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Two hot releases this week there goes my wallet.

devrindare
devrindare

dragon age 2 releasing tommorrow oh yeah but with 2 DLCs unbelievable

rickster34
rickster34

Cant wait for Dragon Age 2! omg omg omg omg!!!!!

howie1926
howie1926

Dragon Age comes out on the 8th......

kevindm215
kevindm215

cant wait to get paid this week!! dragon age 2 and pokemon shall be got, but which one to play first??? aaaahhh!!! DECISIONS!!!!

wii_addict
wii_addict

@illmatic87 Haha. I think the "racism" is cancelled out by having the black legendary on the White version's cover. Wait... but then it's cancelled out again by... never mind. But it's good to see that at least someone is still interested in Pokemon.

Taasi23
Taasi23

Randolph Ramsay! How did you escape from that cupboard at GDC? Did you get any cake?

Neogenic
Neogenic

Bring on the blood dragons!

majikninja69
majikninja69

been playing the fac out of the DA2 demo, been preparing with pokemon Soul silver & is all ready for Black oh yeah

illmatic87
illmatic87

Pokemon! kinda strange how the White version has access to a few more pokemon. Racist much?

sagarsunilsagar
sagarsunilsagar

no need to worry about game it will be great i have preordered it

Planeforger
Planeforger

I already imported Gray Matter a while back (not amazing, but a decent Gabriel Knight follow-up)...but I think I'll wait until those other two are a lot cheaper before I try those out.

organbank
organbank

Meh, pretty crap week. Considering how bad the DA:O port was only an idiot would buy DA2 first day without even bothering to go to the tech forum to see how many GAME BREAKING bugs will be in the console version. In short: Herro EA/Bioware, go **** yourselves.

topsemag55
topsemag55

Glad I got early install from EA on Impulse. Can't wait for Tuesday to get here so I can start playing.:)