AU Shippin' Out September 8-12: Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Rare's family-friendly Viva Pinata series returns this week down under.

The pinatas return to the Xbox 360 this week, but not under the happiest of circumstances. In an ill-fated attempt to steal the information from the pinata database, Professor Preston has managed to wipe the machines clean, sending Pinata Island into chaos. As the caretaker of Pinata Island, you've got to rebuild the pinata database by enticing pinata back to your garden, stocking them with candy, and sending them on their way to parties around the globe. There are 32 new species of pinata added to the mix this time around, as well as a fully fledged drop-in/drop-out co-op mode, and Xbox Live Vision camera support. Expect to see Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise in stores this Thursday.

While Spore managed to find its way onto store shelves earlier than its official date, EA's two other releases last week--Mercenaries 2: World in Flames and FaceBreaker--missed the mark. EA has confirmed to us that they will both be making appearances this week on the September 11.

September 11, 2008
FaceBreaker (360, PS3)
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise(360)
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (360, PS3, PS2, PC)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI (PC)
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (DS)
Summer Athletics (Wii)
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (DS)

September 12, 2008
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 (PS2)
TNA iMPACT! (360, PS2, PS3)

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13 comments
tawagivercetti
tawagivercetti

Mercs 2 was partly made in Australia, go the Aussies!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Mercenaries 2 was not as good as I thought it was going to be, but I loved playing viva pinata

mysticnamja
mysticnamja

they are talking about Australia... as noted by AU up on top. AU shippin

Saprissa9
Saprissa9

DRAGON QUEST IV. YAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

itwiz90
itwiz90

I'll be renting Mercs2 and Face Breakers, just to see what they are all about. :roll: 8)

TriviumA7X
TriviumA7X

'em Mercs2 came out August 31st... but, DQIV will be nice to add to my Handheld collection

raverrozza
raverrozza

As for mercs Im probably just going to wait until it drops in price a bit.

mattsnibbs
mattsnibbs

I was interested in Mercs 2 but yeah the reviews have ruined it for me...in this packed release calander i'm thankful for another respite week.

Jameseylefebure
Jameseylefebure

dragon quest and Tna will be mine soon!! :) just gotta wait until payday!!

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Mercs 2, I'm gonna get. FaceBreaker, might give it a rent.

leezer4000
leezer4000

nothng appealling to me here the review of mercs put me as sagacious tien said

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

One must wonder when we will hit DQ9 with DQ4 just coming out now.

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Viva Pinata - yay! I'll be picking that up. The bad review of Mercs 2 has warned me off the game, though a decent demo might change my mind. Civ Rev on DS would be fantastic - if only I had a DS. :(. I still gotta get the 360 version as well. The others I don't care for.