Shippin' Out 10/8-10/13: Scarface, God Hand, MK: Armageddon

It looks to be a dramatic week of games caught between life and death, heaven and earth, the past and the future.

This week, familiar names and franchises you might have thought dead walk once more. The parade of undeath begins with Miami mobster Tony Montana resurrected for Scarface: The World Is Yours for the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. The game is both an homage and a sequel to the cinematic manual on the gangsta lifestyle, taking place in an alternate version of the movie's story where Tony Montana survives the climactic shootout and must rebuild his empire.

Like Scarface, Spyro is also all about starting over, as the purple dragon makes his reappearance in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. Also no stranger to death, Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero rallies a host of 60 other characters to finish the franchise's run on current-gen consoles with Mortal Kombat: Armaggedon for the PS2 (the Xbox version should follow next week).

While those characters may be traveling between life and death, the main character of God Hand for the PS2 is suspended between good and evil. Capcom's new beat-'em-up action game puts players in control of an adventurer blessed with divinely destructive arms, a rare power that is said to turn those who possess it into gods--or demons.

PC real-time strategy fans will be caught between the past and the future this week with the releases of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade and The Guild II. Dark Crusade expands where Dawn of War proper left off, with the grim darkness of the future still consisting only of war. On the other hand, the historically minded The Guild II goes medieval with gameplay that could be described as The Sims set in the times of the bubonic plague.

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

OCTOBER 8, 2006
Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. (PSP)
Scarface: The World Is Yours (PC, PS2, Xbox)

OCTOBER 9, 2006
Clubhouse Games (DS)
Hannah Montana (DS)
DIRT - Origin of the Species (PC)
Dual Sudoku (PC)
Family Feud (GBA, PS2)
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (PS2)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade (PC)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (PS2, PSP)

OCTOBER 10, 2006
Avatar: The Last Airbender (DS, GBA, GC, PS2, PSP, Xbox)
The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery (GBA)
Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses (GBA, PC)
Crash Boom Bang! (DS)
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition (PC)
God Hand (PS2)
Gun Showdown (PSP)
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (GBA, GC, PS2, Xbox, DS)
Noddy: A Day in Toyland (GBA)
Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts (GBA)
Pogo Family Fun Pack (PC)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner (PS2)
Tales of the Abyss (PS2)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (PC, Xbox)

OCTOBER 11, 2006
Scooby Doo! Who's Watching Who? (DS, PSP)

OCTOBER 12, 2006
Disney's American Dragon: Jake Long, Attack of the Dark Dragon (DS)
Disney's American Dragon: Jake Long, Rise of the Huntsclan (GBA)
The Guild II (PC)

OCTOBER 13, 2006
Plantasia (PC)
Poker Pop (PC)

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43 comments
_Sam_
_Sam_

I want to play Mortal Kombat

4lic
4lic

Great week for games I'll be getting Mortal Kombat, Spyro and God Hand

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

They should bring Spyro on the PSP. I used to love this game on the PS1.

faridmon
faridmon

wo, Crash Bom Bang is comming this week, sweet. i heard lot of priase about this game and hope it turn into addictive party game, and God Hand is awsome and funny, am getting both................ wait a minutt i live in europe, damn.

s0l0123
s0l0123

WH40k DoW DC and TotA are the most interesting for me.

shaggyaz
shaggyaz

MK Armageddon and God Hand HELL YEAH!!!

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

ooohhh barbie, I want that, god if that game goes on the top 10 I'm going to scream. Seriously, where are the freaking PSP games, not the ports, but the ORIGINAL INNOVATIVE GAMES. I'm tired of my PSP collecting dust and using it to reflect sunlight so I "accidently" blind my girlfriend. I did not pay 250 for a shinny piece of metal. Sick of tekken and daxter...NEED NEW GAMES, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I definitely plan on getting Tales of the Abyss.

ninelivesx
ninelivesx

Very interesting this week... I think the life is a return eternal... and the games industry is similar... always the same of the same....

GrimBee
GrimBee

Im 15% complete into scarface. Its an absolute riot to play meng... Scarface game is VERY good. Once im done with it, im going to write a review. Anyways, Scarface is clearly a surprise for me, i was thinking of some generic GTA game. Even though it is LIKE IT, its improved on alot of aspects, but in some areas it seemed rather rushed (rain coming THROUGH buildings.. clipping objects etc). But its freaking addictive to play because of the whole variety of things to do in it. And the lack of loading is fantastic. Something I bet alot of games up there havent got! And wow... the ds vs psp release is interesting, the ds near enough doubles it!! And the majority of the psp titles are ports! :( Anyways, nice list for october! November is going to be a stormer!

faizali86
faizali86

good list of games there. i think the one that will get the highest score is warhammer.

ewjim
ewjim

Good games, but not many...

ZnLRyDa
ZnLRyDa

loved it...superb!!!!!!

FrameX
FrameX

scarface has bin out since the 5th lol i would know i have a checked out copy from my store... and im late getting to try it considering that my store has sold like 40 copies of that game already

robfield
robfield

God Hand is coming out this week and there isn't any new news on it?

Smoke2Much
Smoke2Much

As i'm such a big fan of the movie i can't wait to pick up a copy of Scarface!

ivory_soul
ivory_soul

I'm picking my PS2 Armageddon pre-order up tomorrow!! God Hand also looks sweet I'm going to rent that. The only other good games on here are Gun, Scarface, and Warhammer.

imbacon
imbacon

Why do you NEED reviews? Do you just play what other people say is good?

EPaul
EPaul

the only good that are interesting to me are Mortal Kombat and God hand

Cman120
Cman120

finally some Dark Crusade. gonna get it myself this friday i think, dont have the time right now

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

o wow i thought god hadn was gonna release alot later

LivingDeadNinja
LivingDeadNinja

Ugh. Why no mention of Tales? Looking forward to Tales of the Abyss, God Hand and SMT Devil Summoner.

paradyme777
paradyme777

Nothing for 360 this week but next week is Splinter Cell, heck yes :-)

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery and Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses are my kind of games. Really who in there right mind would want these kinds of games. Even my Sister is not a fan of these. So who wants them. Not me thats for sure.

tutukun
tutukun

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade is OUT. Cant wait

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Hey, when are they gonna review Avatar: The Last Airbender? I hope it's good, because it's one of my favorite toons!

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

MK Armageddon is OUT!!!!!! Thats all I need for this year. FATALITY!!

ConManWithGun
ConManWithGun

i ddnit't eevn konw tehy wrer mkaigng a new spyro game taht's aewsmoe i might check that out

juanfraino
juanfraino

I hope Hannah Montana turn out good.

final_cut_hugo
final_cut_hugo

Did you see that scarface got like a 5 out of 10 in EGM? thats what I heard.

gameshark5
gameshark5

not bad. but not quite what im looking for

Trigun1
Trigun1

Hmmm Dark Crusade looks good.