AU Shippin' Out October 8-October 12: Project Gotham Racing 4, The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass

Link's latest adventure makes its way down under.

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It's been a big couple of weeks for Xbox 360 owners and it's about to get bigger with the release of Project Gotham Racing 4. One of the big new additions to the roster is motorcycles, and gamers can finally find out who really rules the roost--cars or motorcycles. Developer Bizarre Creations has implemented an advanced weather system that changes how the track handles, depending on the elements. Project Gotham Racing 4 is also the latest game work with the official Xbox 360 steering wheel; the title comes out on the October 11.

One of the most anticipated handheld games of the year--The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass--comes out on Thursday. It picks up where The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker left off as Link and Tetra are in search of a mysterious ghost ship. During the chase, the ghost ship disappears and Link ends up in the ocean. He is soon washed ashore and must make contact with Tetra again. Players use the stylus to get Link to both move and interact with the environment. For more information on the game--including the review--check out GameSpot's extensive The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass launch centre.

It was only announced last Saturday, but that hasn't stopped Sony from rushing the latest model PlayStation 3 to retailers around Australia. The new unit ships with a 40GB PlayStation 3 console, one Sixaxis controller, two USB ports--down from the four found on the 60GB model--and lacks a multimedia card reader. The new SKU goes on sale this Thursday for A$699.95 ($629), $200 less than its 60GB counterpart.

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

October 8, 2007
No releases scheduled.

October 9, 2007
No releases scheduled.

October 10, 2007
Spider-man: Friend or Foe (PS2, PC, DS, 360, Wii)
Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron (PSP)

October 11, 2007
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence (360, PC)
CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder (PS2)
NHL 08 (PS2)
Skate (PS3)
NBA Live 08 (PS3)
Project Gotham Racing 4 (360)
MotoGP 07 (PC)
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East (PC)
Cookie & Cream (DS)
Tarr Chronicles (PC)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

October 12, 2007
Nervous Brickdown (DS)
Cake Mania (DS)
My Best Friends - Cats And Dogs (DS)
The New York Times Crosswords (DS)
Prism: Light the Way (DS)
Toondoku (DS)
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force (PSP)

Discussion

16 comments
shloobonya
shloobonya

Funny both PGR 4 and Phantom Hourglass came out last week!

denaz
denaz

Yeah exactly, games are always released earlier. Its not like gamespot can go to every store in the world and find out when they will bring it out. They just have to go by what the game developers say

Marka1700
Marka1700

Kronikkilla and Kryptin, It's not Gamespots fault, The officail release date for PGR4 is 11 october. Some place have broken the street date.

KronikKilla
KronikKilla

Uhhh... guys... you messed up somethin' bad on this list. Where's Sega Rally Revo and The Orange Box. And PGR4 was released on the 2nd.

kryptin
kryptin

PGR4 was supposed to come the 11th? I was able to buy it last friday and have been playing it more than Halo.

Chaudzff
Chaudzff

2 PS3 Releases....Cmon Big Release Landslide!

EmptySki
EmptySki

Wow a lot of DS games. Pretty sweet but i am really only looking forward to getting the Zelda game sometime.

BradHummr
BradHummr

Meh, I guess I'll be getting Renegade Squadron.....just not this month. Probably near the end of 07. Yes, I do own a DS, but I do not plan on getting Pahntom Hourglass. It just doesn't interest me. Maybe if I had some more spare money, I'd be more interested in a lot of these games. :P

jnsrshwn
jnsrshwn

I'm getting PGR4 and saintrow 2 when it comes out.

okassar
okassar

I'm getting PGR4 and Phantom Hourglass,both sound like really good games.

_borsdy
_borsdy

PGR4 is priddy nice, been playing all weekend here in Canada.

elektrixxx
elektrixxx

There's only one there I want from the list this time, and I already have it.