Shippin' Out 3/27-3/31: New Kingdom Hearts, quartet for 360

Another busy week of big-name game releases includes Rumble Roses XX, NBA Ballers: Phenom, and a pair of Far Cry titles.

With immigration demonstrations popping up around the US and promised reforms on the way, fruit-on-fruit friction as the Beatles' Apple Records takes iPod manufacturer Apple to court, and a full work week until the NCAA's Final Four tip-off, it's a good time to find some diversions.

For instance, one could pass the days celebrating a banner week for creepy-people birthdays, as Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino turns 43, Highlander and Mortal Kombat star Christopher Lambert turns 49, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Ferrell celebrates his 47th, Oscar-winning True Crime voice actor Christopher Walken hits 63, and funky headhunter MC Hammer turns 44. Or maybe it would be more advisable to drop some coin on a new game.

There are plenty of new titles to choose from this week, with the PlayStation 2 Disney-Square Enix crossover Kingdom Hearts II leading the pack of anticipated releases, followed closely by a quartet of Xbox 360 titles. There's Konami's all-girl grappler Rumble Roses XX, Koei's budget-priced Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires (also on PS2), Far Cry Instincts Predator (not to be confused with the Xbox's Far Cry Instincts Evolution), and 2K Sports first next-gen tennis offering, Top Spin 2 (also on GBA and DS).

GameCube owners can expect Harvest Moon: Magical Melody to play on their systems. Over on the PC, Cinemaware is shipping out a trio of titles in Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators, Buccaneer's Bounty, and Neighbors From Hell: On Vacation, while the last few week's wealth of PSP offerings tapers off a little, with Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code being the biggest fish in that portable's pond this week.

For a complete rundown of all the week's new releases, including video reviews, trailers, and other offerings, check out GameSpot's New Releases page.

MARCH 27, 2006
Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators (PC)
Buccaneer's Bounty (PC)
NBA Ballers: Phenom (Xbox)
Neighbors From Hell: On Vacation (PC)
American Conquest: Divided Nation (PC)


MARCH 28, 2006
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (GC)
Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code (PSP)
Rumble Roses XX (Xbox 360)
Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires (Xbox 360, PS2)
River King: A Wonderful Journey (PS2)
Super Black Bass Fishing (DS)
Far Cry Instincts Predator (Xbox 360)
Far Cry Instincts Evolution (Xbox)
Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Daemonica (PC)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (PS2)

MARCH 29, 2006
UberSoldier (PC)
Dragon Ball: Buu and Transformation 2 Pack (GBA)
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (PC)
Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 (PS2, GC)
7 Wonders of the Ancient World (PC)
Kao Challengers (PSP)
Top Spin 2 (Xbox 360, GBA, DS)

MARCH 30, 2006
Beatmania (PS2)

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75 comments
blackwing837
blackwing837

Why make it seem like kingdom hearts is coming out for the 360? That is a little deceptive in my opinion.

thongzilla
thongzilla

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reaver11
reaver11

Its funny how so many people (uncluding myself) thought KHII was going to the 360. If it were true, I would have been pissing and moaning about it for a week. The 360 isn't worthy enough to have a game like KHII in its library. And yes, KHII is a *little* childish, but it is a lot of fun. I know many people who play it and they're in their 20's and 30's. So what if its childish a bit? Its fun.

miiiguel
miiiguel

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miiiguel
miiiguel

KH2 is a game for young kids (easy..., easy...), and X360 target is not young kids, so it makes sense, I don't understand what's the fuss ??? I don't have time to play every game I own (too busy with Burnout: Revenge and doing some more achievements @ PDZ), so this is good news. And people..., stop bashing the best machine arround, at least until any next-gen comes out, you all know which machine is the best so far, and it's not a metaphysical issue, is a mathematical one, lighten up. p.s: I can't have fun with Goffy anymore..., it'd make feel weirdo... .

ewjim
ewjim

Many good games, but i don't think i have something from it. LOL.

The_Game21x
The_Game21x

can't wait for that Far Cry. Looks pretty good.

daveg1
daveg1

far cry for 360!

decima1870
decima1870

Anyone who truly appreciates gaming perfection has already been playing Oblivion and these other titles pale in comparison.

GamerDudeB3
GamerDudeB3

Yeah Dynasty Warrior 5 wooooh and Far cry man got to get those

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

RRs XX... kool. Now seriously, among the games above the only big one is KH2.

buildar
buildar

damn laggy gamespot making me post mulitple times!!

buildar
buildar

Quartet means 4, oh and Yeah Beatmania!!! got money on that one already!

buildar
buildar

Yeah Beatmania! got money on that one already.

dukerav
dukerav

Yeah also how is it everyone thinks GS is saying KH is coming to 360, it says "New Kingdom Hearts, Quartet for 360". Quartet meaning 3 as in 3 new games coming out for 360.

dukerav
dukerav

Meh, Oblivion>Kingdom Hearts anyday so who cares. Theres way more game there to play than with a bunch of Disney charecters, so ill leave a game like that to the kiddies. Only thing I see that I might check out would be 360 Far Cry or the new Ballers game other than that nothing there on the list. Now back to my duties as an assassin for the Dark Brotherhood.

PazUSA
PazUSA

lageasy311 - don't be so uptight Dude - funny though, I';ll give you that.....

Kwzy
Kwzy

Kingdom Hearts II the best.... iam ready for it

lageasy311
lageasy311

PazUSA that's b/c you can't get a woman in real life, I'll take Final Fantasy and disney over 3d woman cuz i like my woman real lol.

PazUSA
PazUSA

I'll take two girls in thongs beating the snot out of each other, over exploring some fantasy land as Donald Duck ANYTIME!!!!!!!

alberto2045
alberto2045

Rumble Roses XX NICE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leran
Leran

You know this is great and all, but where's my SF II !

jolly1976
jolly1976

gamespot didn't make it sound like a future kingdom hearts is coming to 360......Square Enix in an interview made it sound like kingdon hearts is coming to 360. People should calm down. I would multi-port the game too. You all realize people are trying to make money in this world right?

soul_motor
soul_motor

I'm missing how GS made it sound like KHII is for the 360???

jams_shop
jams_shop

who said Kingdom Hearts II is coming out for 360?

WNxTheWeapon
WNxTheWeapon

I'm glad the console people are happy. Virtually nothing is there for the PC *sadness* Looking forward to getting the time to play Oblivion though.

chex81
chex81

Oblivion should keep me busy until Fall, with Burnout Revenge by its side. I'll be making my next purchase when Splinter Cell Double Agent or Saint's Row is released.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Kingdom Hearts II is the only game I care about that's releasing this week.

acesion
acesion

I read the same thing on game informer that there is a high possibility that the xbox 360 will get not only the final fantasy series but other Square enix titles such as Kingdom hearts thought i dont know why everyone likes the game so much besides the cool idea of disney characters and stuff in the game the gamplay and story are fairly weak i beat the 1st one i might beat the 2nd one it depends if my friend gets it because i wont. Final fantasy would be could but they are more like movies because the gameplay is just to extend the games life rather then add to the experience when i played part 9-10 i just rushed it so that i could finish the stories because i got tiered of the fighting system from 1-8 minus 5 i never got to play five except on an emulator but it sucked hard so i stoped playing.

strahd01
strahd01

LoL I am just glad there is more choices with my 360 now even tho I am not a big DW fan and rumble roses looks like uhh a dumb down DOA4 Far cry looks intresting, as for KH on 360 maybe in the future not anytime soon Square is talking about multiconsoling its dragon warriors and final fantasy games and that new ps3 mmo will probably be multiconsole also so why not KH too? but like i said no worries sony fan boi it will probably be the offcial sequel to KH not the weird one that they are hinting at.. they are a company too and its a SMART desecion to multiconsole if it is cheap enough to do so with ps2 and xbox the programming was completely different and so they never did (except FF8 & FF7 with the computer) but times change and square is losing money so i see all their games multiconsole.. later on in the 360 life

Skelitor
Skelitor

Got a little scared there. I thought they meant the next KH was coming to the 360. i'd much rather it stick with the cartoony graphics than any real human looking graphics. I feel much better now that i read the article. :D

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

PC =9 - - PS2 =8 - - - - - - XboX=4 - - XboX360=4 - - GC=2 - - DS= 2 - - PSP= 2 - -GBA=2 PS2 will be supported for a few more years. PS2 has been out over 5 years and will be out 6 years when PS3 comes out!! PS3 will last just as long. Ya get your moneys worth with PS2!

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

I'm most excited about Franklin: Birthday Surprise! 10/10! Also Kingdom Hearts 2 and Black Bass Fishing.

Dante200X
Dante200X

dru26, YES. Sony's systems WILL keep their extremly high selling games featuring donald duck. I mean, they only sell better than Halo and GTA games (especially in Japan) and BTW-anybody who misread either the article's title or the article itself thinking KH1,2, or 3 would be comming to the 360 is a complete idiot. This says it all: "with the PlayStation 2 Disney-Square Enix crossover Kingdom Hearts II leading the pack of anticipated releases, followed closely by a quartet of Xbox 360 titles." Notice the part where it says PS2, THEN KH2......then "...followed closely by 360 titles" NOT "...followed closely by OTHER 360 titles"

jonnyjd
jonnyjd

Bring on the games, baby!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

ok, ubisoft.....time for another farcry for pc ;)

thekey
thekey

Rumble Roses "WOOO WHOOOO!!!!!!"(Homer quote)

cyprus646
cyprus646

Farcry is the only game i would get out of those KH2 isnt my cup of tea.

Reetesh
Reetesh

WOW a Niew Neighbours form hell Is released I am going to Check It out. I can twait to get my hands on KH2

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Good stuff, 4 games for the Xbox 360 coming out this week.

mikekare79
mikekare79

Far Cry!!! Whoooo!! Rumble Roses!!!! Whoooooo!!!

Ryze
Ryze

*Jamaican accent* But Wait!? Where in de blazes is Outrun 2006?!?!?!?

azizrulez
azizrulez

nothing too great coming out for the pc except for a half anticipated ubersoldier and full spectrum warrior-ten hammers but the 360 lineup looks fantastic cant wait for farcry and rumble roses bcoz of the scantily clad chicks

dru26
dru26

Playstation could keep all their Donald Duck games, all to themselves.

dagundam_26
dagundam_26

O GOD stop senseless dreaming.... it's obviously gonna be on PS3 for next kingdom hearts.