AU Shippin' Out November 5-November 9: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and The Simpsons Game

It's looking to be a week of mock warfare.

The wait for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (COD4) is almost over for Aussie gamers. This week, virtual warmongers will be able to switch roles with either a British Special Air Service soldier or a US Marine Corps Force Recon operator as they take on terrorists around the world. In addition to single-player action, COD4 features a comprehensive multiplayer mode that extends game life with online play. There is also a perk system that lets you unlock better and more powerful rewards as you climb through the ranks. Essentially, it's a power-up system you can use to enhance your character or create a custom class. One of the more publicised perks is Last Stand, where, just before dying, your character pulls out a pistol in an attempt to get one last kill in. Expect to see Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in stores on 7 November.

One of the other big games to hit the shelves down under this week is Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (GH3). Despite not being developed by Harmonix, GH3 stays true to the series' roots and features a killer soundtrack--and most of the songs are originals rather than cover versions. One of the new features is online play, which allows you to have a thrash-off with other wannabe rockers from around the world online. The next-gen versions of GH3 come with a Gibson Les Paul controller, while the PS2 version of the game comes with the Gibson Kramer. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will be released this Wednesday for the PS2, Wii, PS3 and 360, with a PC version to follow later this month.

Fans of the Simpsons TV series (and movie) can rejoice this week, as The Simpsons Game debuts on all major platforms (apart from the PSP and PS3, which are due to ship next week). The game starts off with Bart discovering that the family is actually in a video game, which in turn gives each member of the family special powers. The different levels get even stranger, and plenty of high-profile games are parodied along the way. If you've got a friend and a spare controller lying around, you can also play the game in co-op mode, completing objectives as a team. The Simpsons Game comes out on 7 November, with the PSP and PS3 version to follow shortly.

Four months after its release in North America, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is finally making its way down under. The game is set six months after the events of Metriod Prime 2: Echos, and you play as vetran bounty hunter Samus Aran in a bid to repair an organic computer decimated by a mysterious virus. This is her first outing on the Wii, and it utilises both the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to guide her through the enviroment. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption hits stores on Thursday.

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

November 5, 2007
No releases scheduled.

November 6, 2007
The Simpsons Game (PS2, Wii, DS, 360)

November 7, 2007
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360, PS3, PC, DS)
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (360, PS3, Wii, DS)

November 8, 2007
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
EyeToy: Play Astro Zoo (PS2)
Buzz! Junior: Monster Rumble (PS2)
EA Playground (DS, Wii)
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
Empire Earth III (PC)
Horse Life (DS)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (360, PS3, PS2)
Clive Barker's Jericho (360, PS3, PC)
Disney Princess: Magical Jewels (DS)
Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey (PS2)
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate (PC)
Offroad Extreme (PC)

November 9, 2007
The Witcher (PC)
Eternal Sonata (360)

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35 comments
catu16alx
catu16alx

can't wait to get my CoD 4 next week

lamprey263
lamprey263

just picked up CoD4, it's awesome!!!

aafuss
aafuss

Can't wait for the release of GH3 on PC & Mac.

_Target_
_Target_

im picking cod4 up on friday i DAM cant wait

R1ncew1nd16
R1ncew1nd16

Is it out in the UK yet? Oh no, not 'til Friday. That's so swag.

Mereel
Mereel

Hey idiots... This is for AUSTRALIA

skateboard1587
skateboard1587

GH3 and COD4 are already out (I'm picking up COD on Thursday!)

reeco411
reeco411

yeah i bought my copy last night. the best looking FPS i have ever played. i still havent seen it in HD. cant wait, getting my HD TV this weekend.

darklord239
darklord239

Call of Duty 4 is already out GameSpot, why are you misleading people. I went over to my local gamestop and they've been selling it since yesterday.

PODX140
PODX140

HOLY CRAP! MAKE UP YOUR FREAKIN MIND GAMESPOT! oh.. ah.. comes out november 5th. OOPS! wait.. uh.. the sixith? try again! oh.. uhhh........... how bout the seventh? just get the dam release date right already!

machew100
machew100

oh i just can't wait for disney princess enchanted journey! and horse life too! *gag*

jazziey
jazziey

crnt wait for mp3 and persues mandate

gunslinger_boy
gunslinger_boy

Got my copy of CoD4 already. Its great. If you don't believe me, check my gamercard: Shadow Jumper24

lukey9493
lukey9493

sweet GH and COD out tomorow, cant choose

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

MP3, plus Galaxy, Mario/Sonic and Nights still to come this month.

raidenfiasco
raidenfiasco

haha..I live in Singapore and I'm already in Act 2 for Call OF Duty 4 Modern Warfare..damn..the "All Ghillied Up" mission is tough..u guys get to see how the sniper do their jobs behind enemy lines..HAHA..Already a Lance Corporal level 5 in Multiplayer..see u guys!

Eaz-TK
Eaz-TK

COD4 tomorrow yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

MasterChief725
MasterChief725

Have fun with eternal sonata and metroid prime, they were two awesome games. But pick up COD 4 and GH 3, and Lego Star Wars, and F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, and!! AHH!! so many great games!

lamprey263
lamprey263

Dang, so sad that the Aussies had to get Metroid Prime 3 Corruption and Eternal Sonata late, but at least they're getting Call of Duty 4 and Guitar Hero III in good time.

brokengammer
brokengammer

WTF today was the relse date for COD4 and now its coming out this wendsday!

Turbo-Evil
Turbo-Evil

RaNaBiR - "COD 4, GH3, SIMPSONS, what more could you want?" Well none of those are on my list - therefore I want much more. Thats OK though, cause I got no money atm. I'm waiting for (in order): Mass Effect, NFS Pro Street, Assasins Creed and Mario Galaxy.

choasgod
choasgod

:P W00t GH3 and CoD4 due out tommorow and i got pre-orders for both of em :-)

DirtyRotten
DirtyRotten

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DirtyRotten

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stublue
stublue

Forking the cash out for metroid, alright!

Planeforger
Planeforger

Oh wow, The Witcher is out the day after Metroid Prime 3? Urgh...this is a terrible time to be doing VCE exams...

RaNaBiR
RaNaBiR

COD 4, GH3, SIMPSONS, what more could you want?

bloody_nerd
bloody_nerd

A great way to end a good year of gaming!!!!