Shippin' Out Dec. 6-12: Legend of Zelda, The Saboteur

Nintendo's iconic adventurer Link boards the Spirit Tracks on DS joined by Pandemic's open-world actioner and Konami's Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

By the first week of December, the annual herd of game releases has thinned considerably. However, the second week of the month will see Nintendo launch the latest installment in its long-running action adventure franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

Link is going off the rails on a Spirit Train.

Announced for the DS at the 2009 Game Developers Conference, Spirit Tracks features the same visual style as Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, released for the GameCube in 2003. The game focuses on a magical locomotive, which hero Link uses to travel around an equally magical island. Railway-based gameplay will consist of blowing up powder kegs on the tracks and shooing wild animals away with a horn blast. The game will also have numerous puzzles and dungeons

Just weeks after Pandemic Studios was folded into EALA, The Saboteur arrives for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The Saboteur tinkers with the stale World War II genre by introducing gameplay similar to Pandemic's open-world action adventure Mercenaries. Taking the role of Irish-racecar-driver-turned-resistance-fighter Sean Devlin, players are encouraged to wreak covert havoc upon the Third Reich in Nazi-occupied France.

Konami's Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for the Wii represents the final big-name release of the week. A remake of the maiden installment in the survival horror franchise, Shattered Memories features a revamped user interface and puzzle system. Shattered Memories will reportedly be the last overseen by producer/composer Akira Yamaoka, who has been credited as the driving force of recent installments in the franchise. (The game is expected to arrive for the PlayStation 2 and PSP next year.)

For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and the Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

DECEMBER 7, 2009
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks--DS--Nintendo

DECEMBER 8, 2009
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game--PSP--Ubisoft
Playmobil 2 Pack--PC--Dreamcatcher
Puzzler World--DS--Atari
The Saboteur--X360, PS3, PC--Electronic Arts
Salon Superstar--DS--505 Games
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories--WII--Konami
Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God--WII, PC--Telltale Games

DECEMBER 9, 2009
No new releases announced.

DECEMBER 10, 2009
PixelJunk Shooter--PS3--SCEA

DECEMBER 11, 2009
No new releases announced.

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43 comments
megagood2345
megagood2345

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pszone
pszone

The Saboteur flop in the uk whats bad aslo a movie game whats very bad well EA lose money again even its not there falut Zelda might sell on ds what could be the big DS game of the year

monson21502
monson21502

man what a bad week for releases. i bet santa is happy these stinkers wont be wasting space on his slay this year:wink:

monson21502
monson21502

not another pixeljunk game:shock: i bet ps fanboys will like this one since its a genra they love to bash ms for :lol:

Flint247
Flint247

The last great Nintendo game of 2009... :(

CyleM
CyleM

Zelda should be coming in the mail soon..

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

The year is over for good releases. Don't matter as there are simple dozens of games on my backlog I need to get to.

Maluk
Maluk

Where's Shattered Memories on PSP?! Too bad I'm selling my Wii =P

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Maybe now I can sit back and finish some of the great games that have been received this year. It has been an outstanding year again and looking forward to next year with some awesome releases scheduled.

greenarcher02
greenarcher02

i already have the game and it's soooo good. much better than phantom hourglass... and more challenging too... and no, you won't go back to the temple 10 times... maybe at most just 5 times and you won't have to pass through the lower levels again...

Asheileon
Asheileon

I totally agree with gnbfd, the ocean temple was making me sooooooooooooooooooo pissed of that you have to actually go through the same dungeon parts more then 1 or 2 times is just stupid and aggravating, and the game was far to easy. With that said I still enjoyed to see what happened next after Wind Waker witch in the Zelda world isn't exactly normal. I'm gonna get Spirit Tracks as soon as possible and hope that the train thing won't be a disappointment. ZELDA ALWAYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

UnitedGamerz
UnitedGamerz

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califone
califone

Slim pickens for the console gamer this week

maverick_76
maverick_76

This is light in the britches again, man where's the beef this Christmas?

gnbfd
gnbfd

meh I don't see anything for me this week, except maybe the new PixelJunk. I honestly don't trust Nintendo after the horror that was Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Once you get past the amazing controls, the gameplay itself is pretty bad. Going to the Ocean Temple 10 times makes you get ****ing sick of it.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Ive said for years that their should be a Zelda game with Link and Zelda working together. Many of them feel like Zelda is on an unreachable pedestal.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Other then LoZ there's nothing that good this week. Too bad, I'm having to wait months for Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic Classics Collection.

thecraponahat
thecraponahat

The last silent hill game with music from yamaoka will get this

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

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fester420
fester420

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BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Pixeljunk Shooter looks sweet. taylormadederek all that means is the game won't be as good as it could have been. As a Sony supporter I can assure you there are much more interesting exclusives heading our way in 2010 which are not just exclusive to the PS3 but only capable on the PS3.

fester420
fester420

The only thing I don't like about the new zelda game is the touchscreen only controls. I'm sure it would be a good game if I had the option to use just the d-pad and buttons. The only good game coming out this week that I have been looking forward to for months is pixeljunk shooter.

Flint247
Flint247

I so want Spirit Tracks, but just used my money for Christmas Shopping. But it's better to give than to receive! :)

geodukemon
geodukemon

I found it at my local Gamestop!!!!! Yes!

hakushira
hakushira

Yay, can't wait to get SH tomorrow :3

joshphillips
joshphillips

Way to not put Dirt 2 for PC on the list. The first game to support Direct X 11 so I'm stoked.

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

nice, just in time for the holiday season.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Got the call for my Spirit Tracks pre-order. Sadly, it was not nearly as hilarious as the one Mario himself gave me for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. At least throw me the 'you found a secret' sound effect.

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

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-Fromage-
-Fromage-

The new Zelda is looking pretty good.

AciDiCa-
AciDiCa-

After watching videos about The Saboteur, the game looks promising. I just hope it delivers...

sibhuskyfan
sibhuskyfan

Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Silent Hill: Memories are the only two games that interest me this week. Too bad I don't have either of those systems nor any money to buy them. LOL!

KingOfOldSkool
KingOfOldSkool

@guichan - From what Ive seen hardcore/mature games sell pretty badly on the Wii.. Dead Space Extraction, Madworld, those Resident Evil rail shooters.. they all tanked. Normally Silent Hill "might" have had a chance to break through.. but the series' new developers made sure those chances became almost nonexistant.

KingOfOldSkool
KingOfOldSkool

@Darth_Nater307 - Yeah, no kidding. Under normal circumstances I would have thrown in the new Silent Hill, but even that is underhwelming..

guichan
guichan

when sony and microsoft go casual they do good , when nintendo goes hardcore they do well , but why they doesnt sell when they do this way ?

chappy_man
chappy_man

spirit tracks doesnt hit shelves here till the 9th :S stupid localization.

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

I don't know about anyone else, but the only thing worth my time & money is "LoZ:ST".