AU Shippin’ Out October 17-18: Dance Central 3, Skylanders Giants

Dance and rhythm look to be the theme this week. Read on to find out more!

Looks like dancing is the "in" thing this week, but if flailing limbs in front of the television doesn't quite tickle your fancy, perhaps collecting some new characters in Skylanders: Giants will?

Have you got moves like Jagger?

Dance Central 3 is the third instalment of the Dance Central series and is made exclusively for the Xbox 360, which utilises Kinect. The game's storyline (yes, it has one) centres around the top-secret Dance Central Intelligence and the return of the previous game's antagonist, Dr Tan. To defeat him, players must learn some crazy dances and bust a move.

Alternatively, PlayStation 3 owners wishing to strut their stuff on the dance floor can grab DanceStar Party Hits later this week, which uses the PlayStation Move to get into the groove. The party game hits Australian shelves October 18 for the PS3.

Skylanders: Giants is the sequel to the 2011's children's toy/game hybrid, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. The title brings 16 new characters (8 Giants, 8 Skylanders) and 8 LightCore (a mix of four new Skylanders and four Series 2 Skylanders). Additionally, Activision has said that some of these figures sport a "light technology" that illuminates the figure when it is close to the game's "Portal of Power".

The original Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure boasted connectivity with real-world toys based on the Spyro universe. The game was nominated for three 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards at D.I.C.E. 2012, including nods for Outstanding Innovation, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering.

Skylanders Giants will be available on the 360, 3DS, PS3, PC, Mac, and Wii. Additional characters are available for that game via separate purchase.

Other titles out this week include Doom 3 BFG Edition, Rocksmith, and Harry Potter for Kinect. Check out the full list of new releases below.

October 17, 2012
Harry Potter for Kinect (360)
Serious Sam 3: BFE (360)
Skylanders: Giants (3DS, 360, PS3, Wii)

October 18, 2012
Dance Central 3 (360)
DanceStar Party Hits (PS3)
Doom 3 BFG Edition (360, PS3, PC)
Of Orcs and Men (360, PS3, PC)
Rocksmith (PC)

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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