Shippin' Out Feb. 22-28: Killzone 2, Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop

Guerrilla Games' long-awaited PS3 exclusive marches out against Capcom's Wii port of zombie slayer; Star Ocean: The Last Hope, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, Blue Dragon Plus also mobilize.

PlayStation 3 owners don't need to be told this--save maybe for those who have been adrift at sea for the past couple of years--but this week's biggest release is undoubtedly Killzone 2. Trumpeted by Sony as the next big thing since its dubious unveiling at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Guerrilla Games' PS3-exclusive shooter has already made a positive impression on critics, and GameSpot's full review will arrive next week. For those who didn't preorder the game through GameStop, a demo is currently schedule to arrive on the PlayStation Network on February 26.

Xbox 360 gamers have an exclusive of their own to look forward to this week, though its hype is decidedly less than Killzone 2's. Square Enix will deliver the fourth proper installment in Tri-Ace's sci-fi role-playing series this week in Star Ocean: The Last Hope. The game is set after World War III and follows humankind as it makes its way into outer space.

The Nintendo DS is in for a big week as well. Ignition Entertainment will deliver the portable edition of Blue Dragon Plus, a fantasy RPG first released by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's Mistwalker for the Xbox 360. Infinite Interactive will attempt to re-create the success of 2007's Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords with Puzzle Quest: Galactrix. Additionally, Atlus has the 3D remakes of Legacy of Ys: Books I amp; II in the queue for Nintendo's portable.

It's been a long, hard road for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, but the one-time Vivendi Games, now THQ-published game is ready to take to the streets. In the Xbox 360 and PS3 game, 50 Cent and his G-Unit crew dive headfirst into a Middle Eastern warzone as they attempt to collect payment from a criminal syndicate for services rendered. PC wargamers will have a chance to launch their own assault against tyrannical forces with Tom Clancy's EndWar, a voice-controlled real-time strategy game from Ubisoft.

Lastly, Capcom's Dead Rising makes its return to consoles with Chop Til You Drop for the Wii. A lower-graphics port of the well-received Xbox 360 edition, the game sees photojournalist Frank West investigating a zombie infestation at the Willamette Parkview Mall. There, he will find all manner of often-ludicrous ways to eviscerate scads of the undead.

For a full list of the week's game debuts, check out GameSpot's New Releases page.

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10679
10679

hahaha i already got killzone2

slipknot61174
slipknot61174

In your collective faces, haters, Killzone 2 is coming in two days to curb-stomp all of you. I can't wait to tear into this game online, and for once, the single player campaign looks phenomenal as well. Great start to what promises to be a stellar year for PS3, baby! To be the man, WOOOOOOOOO!!! You gotta beat the man!!

homelesstrees
homelesstrees

Killzone 2 is awesome got my copy on Tuesday and been loving it ever since.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Have both Star Ocean and Killzone 2 preordered. Both games should be worth owning. Finally a chance to turn on my PS3 again. After playing the Nillzone 2 demo, I'm eager for the full version. This game better sell 1 million copies it's first week. No reason why it shouldn't. Everyone has been waiting for it, just like MGS IV. If it does a R2 and only sells 500K or less in it's first 2 weeks, I'll be very disappointed. Star Ocean probably won't sell a million right away, but It's still a must buy. They Halo Wars comes out next. So much gaming goodness so early this year.

msudude211
msudude211

I'm excited to try out Killzone.

G-Singh_19
G-Singh_19

Killzone 2........I cant wait, its almost out nd ive been waiting for this game to come out.Best FPS if not best game for the PS3 I hope?

halokila
halokila

man, can't wait for some fiddy action. haha j/k, im so getting killzone 2 day 1, game of the year right there

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

Two amazing weeks we have here. Last week SF4 proved to be mindblowing and this week there's exclusives for everyone.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

Oh man... I cannot wait for Killzone 2! Just a couple more days... Lol, meanwhile, Wii owners get to enjoy yet another "lower-graphics port" of a 2 and a half year-old game! Yippee!

LinktheCloud
LinktheCloud

I can't believe the day is finally almost here...I've waited for Killzone 2 for FAR too long.

Mini-15
Mini-15

Why do ppl think MGS4 and Killzone 2 are the only good games for ps3

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

if only i didn't sell my ps3. oh well. i'll rebuy it when theres a good enough price drop so i can enjoy mgs4 and killzone two. probably going to hold off buying street fighter for 360 cause the controller pad isn't good enough. oh well, back to playing mass effect since i just bought it for 20 bucks new, i used to get games the day they come out but then i became a college student and can't afford it. Finally I'm at a point where theres so many good games to play and I can get them for super cheap.

GrewSum
GrewSum

you dont have to wait till the 26th to play the demo. All you have to do is make a new FREE account on the psn and set it as your from the UK and you will be able to download it right away trust me it works i did it

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

Killzone two is utterly amazing. I couldnt believe it. I didnt think it would live up to the hype but then I played the demo, The demo was amazing and I cant wait to see the real whole thing. I already pre ordered and paid in full for my copy. A good reason to fire up my old trusty PS3. YA BABY!

dreamcastdre
dreamcastdre

Star Ocean should hold me over until Halo Wars comes out! Some good gaming coming up for the 360.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Interesting PS3 gets the FPS, X360 gets the RPG...

FaiThFul066
FaiThFul066

Killzone 2 is going to be amazing! I have been awaiting this game for a long time. I can't wait! I hope it lives up to the hype!

JuSt2Fr3sH
JuSt2Fr3sH

A lowered down Graphics Port of Dead Rising? That game looks horrible on the 360 as it is...Anyone with this game pop it into your 360 right now as I did and you'll Be like WTF? So how Low can the graphics go? this is not a good sign for Nintendo Fans

chappy_man
chappy_man

still no MadWorld, I hope Chop till you drop turns out well, wouldnt want to see another wii port gone bad.

ski11buzz
ski11buzz

ohh boy killzone 2....must get...now

Sendmn23
Sendmn23

....(sigh!) Finaly..... some GAMES!!!..now this is news to me!! hip hip horaaay!! hip hip Horaaaaay!!

daabulls23
daabulls23

The demo is short, but solid. It's already been out in the Europe store for a few weeks (which is why a made an "account" for Europe). Why is the demo not out in the U.S?

JoshiiWah
JoshiiWah

CharlieFubar, PS3 already has better games, Killzone 2 is just the beginning homeboy. ;)

bgranli
bgranli

Great week for gamers

NooBAFIED
NooBAFIED

All I'm saying is ABOUT TIME!!! hahaaaaaaa =D

Noctobum
Noctobum

I can't wait for this week. Getting Killzone 2 after waiting FOREVER. Also getting SO4 for xbox. So when I'm taking a break from effin up Helghast and killing online, I'll be RPGing it!

MaverickSY
MaverickSY

are you kidding me charliefuber this isnt the first good game for ps3 have you heard of metal gear solid 4 or warhawk or both of the resistance games?!? all of those games are in my top ten of all time and killzone 2 will join them this friday

CharlieFubar
CharlieFubar

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adam2987
adam2987

Why wouldn't KZ2 be nominated for Game of the Year?? Although I have only played the demo, which gave only a small amount of play...it made me even more anxious to get the game! I'm guessing the demo isnt on the US PSN servers yet then?

Blaiyan
Blaiyan

Just had to upgrade to release date delivery for KZ2 on Amazon. I've waited along time to play this game. Anxious to play it.

kweeni
kweeni

finally, after years of loooong wait, killzone 2 is finally comming. i can't wait to get my hands on it! especially after playing that bloody short demo!!!

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

GodOfSyn the game has obviously been in production since the release of Killzone. Companies rarely wait more than a few months between the release of one game and the beginning development of their next.

jakarai
jakarai

Killzone 2 will own all other games in sales this week. It's going to be great I can't wait until Friday. :D

GodOfSyn
GodOfSyn

I really have been following Killzone 2 forever, I mean there were talks before 05' about this. Game has probably been in development for 5-6 years. It looks promising that's for sure, the gfx and controls looks to be lag free which is quite a feat considering the gfx seem to be nearly Crysis worthy, though don't get me wrong nothing can top Crysis for gfx on a console but man oh man this game looks great! Next game for me that I am looking forward to is, Final Fantasy 13! Hope it goes back to its roots, 7, 8, 9 roots hehehehe. Take care guys and cya online Friday!

SteelSoldier13
SteelSoldier13

I really hope the Killzone 2 servers will be able to handle the flash flood of players.

HDmatt19
HDmatt19

Can you list the stuff like you used to, not a huge fan of reading ya know.

Telekenesis123
Telekenesis123

I can't wait for Star Ocean And Puzzle Quest Galactrix, yayy, and then after that RE5 comes out, very nice!

Inconnux
Inconnux

Looks like a good week for Video games :)

lamprey263
lamprey263

Killzone 2 for me, I already put $5 to get the demo, and though I liked the demo I was disappointed by how short it was, but this game looks great I don't plan to play Chop Til You Drop but I've seen videos, there's like 5% of the zombies in any given space that the X360 version had... at the very least I realize that a lot of the challenge to Dead Rising was getting survivors to safety, and in many crucial places the zombies are packed wall to wall, but since the Wii doesn't have that kind of power, running around the zombies doesn't even seem like it's going to be an issue at all, instead of holding onto a survivor's hand while you push through a zombie mob that goes down an entire hallway or few, you'll most likely just have to run around several zombies in your way like it's nothing... in a way, that's not totally cause for complaint, sometimes rescuing survivors can be so hard its frustrating, except to someone who'd played through before, knew where to save, and goes at it over and over 'til they get it right, then again, it takes away from the challenge, so it'll be interesting to see what critics familiar with the X360 version have to say about this one

TruthOpinionSpk
TruthOpinionSpk

the haters haven't been owned yet. I am excited, but ... probably won't buy it until I hear more about it. : P I am still occupied with RPGs from the days of yore.

Burning_Sun
Burning_Sun

The wait for KZ2 was beyond epic...the hype the hate, and in the end the haters have been owned...i can't wait to play the full game

berkeley0
berkeley0

Killzone 2 definitely a nominee for Game of the Year.

jhcho2
jhcho2

Killzone 2 comes out this week, GS's review comes out next week. Looks like GS really wants to reserve judgement till they play online with rest of the world

rcsnow
rcsnow

Killzone 2 is going to be the game of the year, that is guaranteed!

Joker_268
Joker_268

Looking for a clan to join in KZ2, go to the official playstation website forums, youl find a list of clans for KZ2. Il Cya online people.

Primo295
Primo295

I can't wait for Killzone 2 !:D

Tikicobra
Tikicobra

Dead Rising Chop Til You Drop doesn't look very good, but Killzone 2, on the other hand... :D

newb16
newb16

Come on you fan boys show some love for Star Ocean: The Last Hope, I know I will :).