AU Shippin’ Out October 23-27: Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Forza Horizon

Will you fight in battlefields across Somalia, or test your driving skills in the scenic American West? Read on to see what games will hit Aussie shelves this week!

This week's releases see a varied combination of titles, with shooters, racing simulators, and puzzle games thrown in the mix. Will you fight alongside Tier 1 soldiers, coast through a country town, or ponder through some puzzles?

Preodering unlocks the US Navy SEAL Tier 1 Sniper early.

Electronic Arts' modern-day first-person shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter is the latest instalment in the series. The game follows a group of Tier 1 operators as they take the fight to terrorists around the world, in locations like the Philippines and Somalia.

EA earlier announced the Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition, which gamers can receive through preordering the game. Those who preorder will be able to download the US Navy SEAL Tier 1 Sniper, an unlock that would otherwise require about 40 hours of gameplay. The download will be available upon the game's launch.

The publisher also revealed that the game would include a DLC multiplayer map pack, based on locations from the upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

If you would much rather cruise through some scenic locations in a sweet ride, racing simulator Forza Horizon is due out this week for the Xbox 360. The title is a spin-off of Turn 10's racing game franchise and is developed by United Kingdom-based startup Playground Games. The game focuses on a pick-up and play racing experience, with a festival atmosphere and an open road.

Turn 10's creative director had reportedly commented in the past that the Forza series took inspiration from the Pokemon games. Publisher Microsoft also announced the Forza Horizon Season pass, granting access to DLCs including the game's expansion and six car packs.

Other titles out this week include Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D, and Street Fighter X Tekken for the Vita. Check out the full list of new releases below.

October 23, 2012
Forza Horizon (360)

October 25, 2012
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (360, PS3, PC)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D (3DS)
Street Figher X Tekken (Vita)

October 27, 2012
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS)

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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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skeleme
skeleme

ANOTHER OVER HYPED TITLE BY EA.

Ground_Zero
Ground_Zero

Looks like I'll be playing Forza a day early :D Have it sitting right in front of me.