AU Shippin' Out May 17-21: Red Dead Redemption

Rockstar Games sends players back to the prairie for its Western-themed action game.

Games set during the cowboy era are rare, and few have been as anticipated as Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption. Powered by Rockstars' proprietary RAGE engine, the game has you play as John Marston, an outlaw who is out for revenge against his old crew. As for the multiplayer component, each game starts off with a Mexican standoff, and whoever survives gets the first pick of items scattered through the map and the chance to score a good vantage point. Red Dead Redemption is due out for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Australia on Friday.

Next up we've got Alan Wake, which is also highly anticipated but is exclusive to the Xbox 360. The game is heavily story-driven and follows writer Alan Wake as he uncovers the mysteries of a country town and the circumstances surrounding his wife's kidnapping. Like in Doom 3, most of the action takes place in dark areas or at night, so Alan will have to use his flashlight to get around. After five years in the making, Alan Wake is slated for release on Thursday.

Hailed as Sony's solution to Mario Kart, ModNation Racers is another PS3 game that focuses on user-generated content. Featuring all the familiar mechanics of kart racing--like power-ups and drifting--MNR's biggest draw card is the Track Studio tool. Basically, it lets users create their own tracks using assets in the game, which can then be uploaded to the Internet and shared with players around the globe, Little Big Planet-style. Keep an eye out for MNR when it's released on May 20.

May 20, 2010
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (360, PS3, DS, Wii, PSP)
ModNation Racers (PS3, PSP)
Alan Wake (360)

May 21, 2010
Red Dead Redemption (PS3, 360)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 (PSP)

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29 comments
Merex760
Merex760

Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, and Modnation Racers! Amazing week.

comachrissie
comachrissie

Red Dead! Perfect way to game away my weekend :)

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good week for gaming, Read Dead, Alan Wake, and Modnation

Transparanoia
Transparanoia

@ jsje1023 Hahaha, yeah, long weekend for me too. ;)

dutchy_bruz
dutchy_bruz

Alan Wake will have to wait Red dead redemption is priority, if I was more cashed up id get both.

icejew007
icejew007

Sucks for Austrailian people

jsje1023
jsje1023

Looking forward to playing Red Dead Redemption so much that I have taken Friday the 21st off to play it all day long!

The_Albraskan
The_Albraskan

@UnknownPerson55, MNR comes out this Friday in Europe, while I guess it comes out the day before in Australia. US still gets it on the 25th

UnknownPerson55
UnknownPerson55

i thought mnr was releasing on 5/25? idk, amazon is still listing it as that. maybe they havent caught wind of a change yet.

aahov
aahov

i wish my gamestop had a midnight release! oh well. RDR we will meet tmrw

korndog77
korndog77

Big question is which one gets played tonight after Midnight release? Leaning towards Alan Wake because it will be dark out.

Chickan_117
Chickan_117

Not fair releasing so many good titles in such close proximity :) I still haven't got over January's releases!

lumeiwan
lumeiwan

Argh! Why do Singapore have to release Red Dead same as AU?!

Sheehe
Sheehe

I already have mine paid for just gotta wait another day to pick it up. The power of rolling you change.

Spartan_JN
Spartan_JN

PoP is already out at EB today. Cannot wait for Red Dead Redemption though, that will be amazing.

Jeebes007
Jeebes007

RDR is gonna be awesome, the only people that won't like it we people that dont like Westerns or are stupid enough not to try it because they hated GTA IV so much.

Darkno
Darkno

RED DEAD REDEMPTION!

Krystyan68
Krystyan68

Yes!! Been waiting for Red Dead Redemption!! ... but I want it Now!!

Transparanoia
Transparanoia

Why must I be forced to wait all week? Why? Why?!?! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?!?!?!?!?!

illmatic87
illmatic87

maad week, too bad I cant see the word "PC" anywhere :*

acer_062
acer_062

You gotta get this one!!!!

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

I'll be getting Alan Wake & Red Dead Redemption. I'll give PoP: The Forgotten Sands and ModNation Racers a look.