AU Shippin' Out October 25-29: Fable III

Head back to Albion with the latest game by Peter Molyneux.

October's going out with a bang this week, with numerous games hitting Australian shelves over the next five days. The most anticipated game of the week goes to Fable III, which sees the likes of John Cleese and Stephen Fry joining the voice cast for Peter Molyneux's latest fantasy outing. This time around, the game tells the story of a peasant who leads an uprising against an abusive king. Replacing the orbs of earlier games, the main points system is now measured in followers, which increases as you build up a loyal fan base before your inevitable coup d'etat. Once you’re in the throne, you’ll then be faced with the challenges of maintaining a monarchy. Fable III launches this Tuesday on the Xbox 360, with the PC version set to follow sometime next year.

Next up is Rock Band 3, which for once isn't forcing Aussie gamers to wait an eon for its release. Arriving alongside the rest of the world on October 28, Rock Band 3 sees the franchise make its biggest changes since Rock Band 2 by introducing a new instrument for virtual musos to master: the keyboard. The game ships with 80 tracks on the disc and introduces a new Pro mode, which aims to simulate playing a real instrument. New hardware will also be launching alongside the game this week for the Wii and Xbox 360; however, PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait a few weeks until Mad Catz distributor, Home Entertainment Supplies, sources stock. At this stage, they expect it to take at least three more weeks before PS3 instruments are in stock at retailers.

Despite a mixed critical response, 2008's Star Wars: The Force Unleashed proved popular with the fans, and it was only a matter of time until a follow-up was announced in late 2009. The Force Unleashed II takes place not long after the first game and sees Starkiller escaping from a facility on Kamino after losing his memory. Familiar Star Wars characters like Yoda and Boba Fett will also be making an appearance in the game. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II launches on Wednesday.

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

October 26, 2010
Fable III (360)

October 27, 2010
Super Scribblenauts (DS)
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (PS3, 360, DS, Wii, PC)
Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (PS3, PSP, 360, DS, Wii)
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (PSP)

October 28, 2010
Rock Band 3 (PS3, 360, Wii, DS)
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction (360, DS)
The Sims 3 (PS3, 360, DS)
The Shoot (PS3)
TV SuperStars (PS3)
Hasbro Family Game Night 3 (Wii, PS3)
The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack (PC)
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland (PS3)
Shaun White Skateboarding (PS3, 360, Wii)
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2)

October 29, 2010
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition (360, PS , PC)

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20 comments
rezpatriot
rezpatriot

I am going to collect me collectors edition of force unleashed 2 at midnight.

isshiah
isshiah

going to collect my collectors edition of force unleashed today.

Spybreak
Spybreak

Gettin Fable 3 and using video game credit I got for ordering Reach.

Chronous
Chronous

Fable 3 arriving in Sweden on the 29th =( 3 days after US/ UK release...damn it!!!!

galaxee_90
galaxee_90

preorderd the LE Fable 3 a couple of months ago... just three days left! cant w8!

dimsey
dimsey

Fable 3 and Scribblenauts for me. Will at some point get Rock Band 3 and Smackdown vs Raw because I'm a sucker for hitting dudes over the head with chairs.

Scottisme
Scottisme

Fable three looks sick, probably just rent Star wars though

Rukia_Emo
Rukia_Emo

Pre-ordered Fable 3 :D Can't wait!

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Have preordered Fable III and hoping for a great gaming experience.

amagama14
amagama14

Fable 3 is gonna be too good.

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

TFU2 now. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition later. Fable 3, maybe for a GOTY Edition later on. The rest are complete garbage.

bloodnutman
bloodnutman

Fable 2 & Force Unleashed 2 are definte's

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I think Devin Townsend is currently in the middle of re-doing Zoltoid for Rock band... I'm going to hold-out, and wait for Fable. It's always been a Christmas game for me :) apart from having all of that free time to actually be able to sit down and play it, it's always just seemed appropriate to be in Albion for Christmas.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Rock Band 3 and Star Wars Force unleashed II for me.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Definitely getting Fable III. I'll get Super Scribblenauts and Atelier Rorona on a later date.