AU Shippin' Out September 21-25: Halo 3: ODST

Shock Troopers hit the ground with the launch of the latest Halo franchise instalment.

Fans can start strapping on their boots and charging up the ol’ plasma rifle ahead of this week’s release of anticipated first-person shooter, Halo 3: ODST. Designed as a prequel campaign to the events that take place between Halo 2 and Halo 3, this stand-alone expansion puts you in the role of one of the orbital shock drop troopers present during the invasion of New Mombasa by the Covenant. The game adds new weapons, locations, and all previous Halo 3 multiplayer maps from the Heroic, Legendary, and Mythic map packs on an additional disc. ODST also includes a new cooperative Firefight multiplayer Mode, which sees you battle waves of enemies that increase in difficulty the longer you're able to survive. Halo 3: ODST is out Tuesday, September 22 exclusively on the Xbox 360.

Also out this week is Aion: Tower of Eternity, a brand new massively multiplayer online role-playing game from MMO veteran developer, NCsoft. The game features standard fare player-versus-environment and player-versus-player combat using RPG archetypes, including clerics, sorcerers, and warriors. The game also adds midair combat rather than simply relying on flight to navigate the fantasy world setting in which the game takes place. How this will do in an already saturated MMO marketplace against the likes of behemoth World of Warcraft remains a mystery, but Aussie preorder sales are already suggesting it could have some legs. It's out Tuesday on the PC.

September 22, 2009
Halo 3: ODST (360)
Aion: Tower of Eternity (PC)

September 23, 2009
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (PS3, Wii)
Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (DS)

September 24, 2009
Section 8 (360, PC)
Spyborgs (Wii)
Need for Speed: Shift (360, PS3, PC, PSP)
Dead Space Extraction (Wii)

September 25, 2009
Katamari Forever (PS3)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC)
Dirt 2 (DS)
Mini Ninjas (360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS)

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18 comments
darkwalker51
darkwalker51

humorguy_basic is right. Halo is fun and all, but it is extremely overrated. I perfer many games over halo. Now im sure I will get 60 thumbs downs from 7 year old halo and 360 fanboys

LethalEu4ia
LethalEu4ia

loving aion so far. (been in since headstart)

1r3ap3r
1r3ap3r

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Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

I know it's HALO and all that, but is anyone else just fed up with "strapping on their boots and charging up the ol’ Plasma Rifle ahead of this week’s release of anticipated first-person shooter"? How many times are we going to have to run around blasting some monster or alien on some planet with some phaser gun? I mean, what wrong with a cowboy game or detective/thriller game, etc? Why just sci fi all the time where games are becoming all alike? I don't buy half as many games as I used too, as so many just seem cousins to what has been done a 1,000 times before!

rht992
rht992

hmmmm all i need to do is persuade my mum dead space would be perfect for her Wii

Ronin893
Ronin893

@ChidoriBoyU I didn't know they were making a movie based on Mini Ninjas. It shouldn't matter anyways it should have nothing to do with the game.

ChidoriBoyU
ChidoriBoyU

@Ronin893 cuz everyone knows it'll take between 3-6,it's a movie-based game after all

Ronin893
Ronin893

:question:Why does Mini Ninjas still not have a review?

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Looking out for Dead Space: Extraction and Katamari Forever. I may give Mini Ninjas, Prof. Layton and Spyborgs a look.

lamprey263
lamprey263

oooo, Halo ODST is coming out along side Katamari Forever, it's going to be a good week for me =D

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Boring week but guess a good break before the storm.

illmatic87
illmatic87

Thats is a big week, got Layton lined up and may get PC batman and Dead Space.

duffham
duffham

Sweet! Batman PC and dead space wii...

Kh1ndjal
Kh1ndjal

time to see how well aion does!