Shippin' Out 3/12-16: God of War II, Wii Tiger Woods

Ancient gods battle links legends for retail supremacy alongside PSP Call of Duty, PS3 College Hoops, and Sonic Spinball for the Wii.

I wonder what he does when he wants the drumstick.

Sony insists that the PlayStation 2 has several years left in its life cycle. However, it's unlikely that the platform will see a game of the same stature as God of War II ever again. Already lauded by critics as one of the finest PS2 action games made, the first-party Sony game's reign at retail was kicked off last night at a launch party in San Francisco.

Besides God of War, two other titles of note arrived on Sony platforms this week. Activision dispatched Call of Duty: Roads to Victory onto the PlayStation Portable while 2K Games shipped College Hoops 2K7 for the PlayStation 3.

Head down, elbows straight, and...another shank. So real!

The week's other big sports game was for a Nintendo platform. Months after it hit most other consoles, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 finally arrives on the Wii today, letting players slice and putt with real movements. The Wii will also receive three blasts from the past in the form of the Virtual Console titles Double Dungeons, Sonic Spinball, and Tecmo Bowl.

The sole Xbox 360 release for the week is Wednesday's Xbox Live Arcade game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The DS gets several minor titles, including Wiffle Ball Advance and QuickSpot. Meanwhile, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, Great Invasions, and Top Spin 2 bounce onto the PC.

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

MARCH 12, 2007
Carol Vorderman's Sudoku (PC)
Double Dungeons (Wii via Virtual Console)
Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle (PC)
Sonic Spinball (Wii via Virtual Console)
Tecmo Bowl (Wii via Virtual Console)
Top Spin 2 (PC)
Tortuga - Two Treasures (DS)
Wiffle Ball Advance (DS)

MARCH 13, 2007
Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (PSP)
College Hoops 2K7 (PS3)
God of War II (PS2)
Great Invasions (PC)
Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Prince Duckling (PC)
Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach (DS)
Model Train 3D (PC)
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 (PC)
QuickSpot (DS)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (Wii)

MARCH 14, 2007
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (X360 via Xbox Live Arcade)

MARCH 15, 2007
Disney's Herbie Rescue Rally (DS)

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43 comments
braxton_g
braxton_g

God of War 2 is rocking my PS3....

thewolf619
thewolf619

DL'd TMNT today, and got GoWII yesterday. Played that for quite some time last night, it's too awesome for words. Now I must go DL Tecmo Bowl.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, Great Invasions is actually a pretty good expansion. i dont want top spin 2 on my pc. having it on 360 is enough for me. I also finished milking tmnt's easy achievments. now all i have to do on my list is complete god of war 2

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

God of War II Baby!!!!! I'm getting mine today.

revil2
revil2

TMNT is easy... You get all the lives you could possibly want. However, it is still a really fun game.

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

How's TMNT? Is it worth downloading?

zsc4
zsc4

This is a good game no doubt, but look at the rest of the line up :lol:

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I downloaded TMNT this morning and God of War II is on its way from Amazon. :D

bgres077
bgres077

I think I'm going to wait another year for the Wii TW mechanics to be refined.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

the first GoW is such an amazing game,my friend has it,I dont have a PS2,I have a Wii,but man I love GoW lol, can't wait to play GoW 2

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

it looks like the best game of the year of next gen consoles will come from a last gen console. seriously, if anyone here has not played god of war yet, you are missing out big time.

metroid_dragon
metroid_dragon

that's some high quality tagging right there son. I'm sure many people will be searching for "God of War 2!!" :P

DayLightBreak
DayLightBreak

GOW2,God Of War,gow2,god of war,God of War 2!!

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

If i weren't saving up for Super Paper Mario next month, I would probably pick up Tiger Woods for the wii on launch day. Wii golf is great so this new tiger woods game may just be amazing. Not to mention I kinda would like to see what they have done with Pokemon when it comes out on the DS next month.

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

The graphics in that pic for Tiger Woods look LAAAAAME, but the concept of using a Wiimote as a club is very interesting.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

That Tiger Woods for the Wii could be absolutely amazing.

Proust
Proust

A lot of titles yet only one - GOWII

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Well, Canada doesn't get it until the 15th...

frostybubbler
frostybubbler

Why no mention of Spectrobes? Am I missing something?

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

Gamespot, Mortal Kombat II is hitting the PS Store on the 15th.

gamer_girl15
gamer_girl15

I think there are already too many Tiger Woods related games, but that's just me :P

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I just got a Ps2. Getting God of War II should be a great addition to my library...Once I get the money..

ranman1990
ranman1990

i got GoW2 today :):):) i love livin in Canada

sarges24
sarges24

To bad Wally World (aka Walmart) REFUSES to Sell GoW 2 until 10 am Eastern tomorrow. I've called three states, and 5 locations and not one of them is able to sell the game until tomorrow. Not even at midnight they've all said, all but one who said they might be able to sell it at midnight but wasn't sure... Our local Wally World has SIXTY (60) in STOCK!! Yet they refuse to sell it as the release date isn't until tomorrow. Yet the employees even know better, but stated the orders are coming from HQ on this one... BULL I SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! This release date crap is driving me mad. First they don't normally get games until Wed-Fri here, sometimes even 2-3 weeks later for games like Disgaea, Okami, etc, and now they have a game on release day yet refuse to sell it!!?? What the bloody hell is going on here!? Do they hate us gamers that MUCH!?

Somini
Somini

I'm really looking forward to be playing GOWII (not released yet here in EU), but otherwise that seems like a bunch of crappy games.

ocdog45
ocdog45

i just picked up god of war 2. gonna get TMNT on XBL tommorrow

Willy105
Willy105

Tiger Woods comes out this week? I forgot about that!

edubuccaneer
edubuccaneer moderator

Can't wait to get God of War 2. It's gonna be a while... sigh.

sja28
sja28

i love god of war 1 and im sure gow2 is even better finally something to play on my ps3 even when is a ps2 title

sja28
sja28

i love god of war 1 and im sure gow2 is even better finally something to play on my ps3 even when is a ps2 title

LexLas
LexLas

I am picking up my copy today of God of War 2 !! Yeah !!

aaron6581230
aaron6581230

When do we get GOW2 in Canada? Many sites have it Mar 15

aaron6581230
aaron6581230

When do we get GOW2 in Canada? Many sites have it Mar 15