Shippin' Out: February 14-20: Aliens vs. Predator, SOCOM PSP

Sega's sci-fi actioner joins Phoenix Wright WiiWare, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 in stores this week.

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Following the cancellation of Obsidian's Aliens role-playing game and indefinite postponement of Gearbox's Colonial Marines, fans of the Aliens films will finally get a game this week in the form of Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator. The sci-fi actioner is a story-driven first-person shooter that offers gamers three separate single-player campaigns, following the two titular predatory species, as well as a human option. Published by Sega, Aliens vs. Predator is rated M for Mature and will ship for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on Tuesday.

"I get that you're angry about the Aliens RPG cancelation, but how is that my fault?"

Virtual litigators get to try out their courtroom chops on the Wii this week, courtesy of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All. The WiiWare port of the 2007 DS hit casts players in the role of Phoenix Wright, a defense attorney renowned for his belief in the innocence of his clients, as well as his ability to translate that belief into a verdict of "not guilty." The point-and-click adventure will let players review evidence and read files with a Wii Remote-based point-and-click mechanic and will feature the recurring cast of characters from the series. The T for Teen rated game will be available for download on the Wii Shop Channel on Monday for 1,000 Nintendo Points, or $10.

Also arriving this week on the DS will be the Phoenix Wright spin-off Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth. The game will have players take their legal skills on the road to crime scenes as the titular character investigates a series of mysterious deaths. It will also feature a brand-new "logic" system, which lets players combine found items to discover new information. Fieldwork aside, Capcom has promised that Ace Attorney-style epic courtroom battles will still play a role in discovering the truth.

The WiiWare port of Phoenix Wright will bring courtroom antics to the living room.

Those partial to pocket-sized shooters will be able to get their hands on SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3. The game will charge players with fighting former Special Ops soldiers turned mercenaries while trying to locate an ex-KGB agent with knowledge of an upcoming terrorist WMD attack. Rated T for Teen, the game sports an expansive multiplayer component, with the entire campaign being playable in co-op in either ad hoc or infrastructure mode.

Finally, the week will see the release of the latest in the long line of Koei's Dynasty Warriors series, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Based on the PSP game of the same name released last year, it once again places players in the boots of a solider in one of four factions from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel. The strategy action game will feature some new role-playing elements, including item crafting and a leveling system. It will also sport online play for up to four players, which is a first for the series.

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.

FEBRUARY 15, 2010
Art of Balance--WII--Puzzle--Shin'en
Becky Brogan: The Mystery of Meane Manor!--PC--Adventure--MumboJumbo
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All--WII--Adventure--Capcom

FEBRUARY 16, 2010
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth--DS--Adventure--Capcom
Aliens vs. Predator--X360, PS3, PC--Action--Sega
Chicken Riot--WII--Action--City Interactive
Crime Scene--DS--Adventure--SouthPeak Games
Data East Arcade Classics--WII--Puzzle--Majesco Games
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce--X360, PS3--Action--Koei
Everquest II: Sentinel's Fate--PC--Role-Playing--Sony Online Entertainment
Free Running--WII--Sports
KORG DS-10 PLUS--DS--Puzzle--Xseed Games
Ragnarok DS--DS--Role-Playing--Xseed Games
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3--PSP--Action--SCEA Triple Crown Snowboarding--WII--Sports--Destineer
Tropico 3--X360--Strategy--Kalypso
WarBirds: Dogfights--PC--Action--Atari

FEBRUARY 17, 2010
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom--X360--Puzzle--2K Play

FEBRUARY 18, 2010
Deadly Premonition--X360--Adventure--Ignition Entertainment
Ghost Pirates of Voojoo Island--PC--Adventure--DTP Entertainment

Discussion

113 comments
mwmartin00
mwmartin00

I tried the AvP demo and it was a lot of fun. I like the way the three races all play and feel different. Playing as an Alien and sneaking across the wall and then down behind a human was the most fun I've had in a while. In spite of reviews, I'm picking this up. The infection MP game looks great.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I decided to take a risk on AVP despite the iffy reviews and I have to say so far so good, though I'm just in the beginning of the colonial marine story and have yet to see how the rest of the package comes together, the aliens are quite frightening, they stick to the shadows and will creap up on you from the walls and ceiling if you're not careful, this gameplay is keeping me on my toes which I like, they're hard to kill and will fight to their last breath, despite the 99 round clips on the pulse rifles it takes quite a few bullets to put one down as they're quite agile, my only criticism so far is that my pulse rifle feels like the only thing keeping me alive and I'm constantly worried about running low on ammo, but that kind of adds flavor to the game, I just hope it's not a long term issue. Maybe the smart gun and flamethrower will help out more in the long run depending if/when I get them and how effective they are. It's really a dark game, lots of shadows, which scares me ^_^ my only complaint is you can only use 1 flare at a time which you have unlimited of but are so useful as the flashlight just doesn't cut it. I love the horror of seeing all these dots on your radar, chucking a flare and seeing several aliens crawling at you on the walls and ceiling. The one thing I don't like is how the pulse rifle fires, it's hard to burst effectively meaning most the time you'll stick to spraying which really eats up ammo, guess that's my only other complaint. Worth checking out!

monson21502
monson21502

i went shopping with a few hunder bucks to blow just on games this week end. and couldnt force myself to spend 60 bucks on any game. not sure whats wrong with me. ive bought hundreds of games in the past for full price and never looked back. but this gen i just cant do it. maybe its the fact as soon as you pay 60 bucks it goes on sale for 39.99 a month or 2 later. or its on sale like black friday and you cant get the game then it goes back up to 60. or the fact that alot of these games are turning into madden franchise type deals. with a new game coming out every year. devs need to learn from nintendo and how they treat mario, zelda, metriod. one or 2 games a gen to keep em fresh. use dlc as a tool to keep the gamers happy with your prized franchises. not as a tool to milk gamers for something you could have just put on the disc.

TommyTonsuls
TommyTonsuls

AvP wasn't that bad. I thought it was enjoyable. Nothing beats the originals though

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

I seen the demo and read the reviews and I more than likely will not be buying AvP until it hits the bargain bin. For me it is not worth me spending my money on.

frazzle00
frazzle00

@Rottenwood The IGN UK review was quite positive (I believe they gave the game an 8.1), but you're right; fans of the original title or of the movies will most likely pick this up regardless of what critics say. I'll wait till the inevitable price drop before making a purchase. Miles Edgeworth on the other hand is a must buy :D.

segaswirl
segaswirl

Data East Arcade Classics for me this week!! Bad Dudes, Burger Time, Bump 'n' Jump, Heavy Barrel, and many more!! I hope they will do a volume 2 as well!!!

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

I haven't read a single good thing about Aliens Vs. Predator, but that's probably irrelevant. Games like that are critic-proof... the target audience isn't exactly demanding and as long as you deliver bullets and entrails, they'll go home happy. Looking forward to Miles Edgeworth, though. I think it will fall short of the original series, but considering what a wasteland the portables are right now, I'll take what I can get.

DaGamingDude
DaGamingDude

ugh i wish i could play ace attorney investigations :

gcyrax
gcyrax

I usually don`t bother commenting on games. But hey it`s AVP, and for us old hardcore gamers that has played all of the AVP games this is a godsend title. And it is dark? Yeh of course it is, it`s suppose to be creepy. Try the first AVP almost black all of the time, but it set the mood of the whole thing. And the different species is suppose to utelize different tactics to succeed in singelplayer and multiplayer. Hail to all u old timers who still play games!!

psycho_spaceman
psycho_spaceman

The people who didn't like the AvP demo only feel this way about the game because they suck at it like so hard. Just a bunch of noobs throwin' a hissy fit. The demo was totally rad and the environments shown from gameplay look creepy as f***. CAN'T WAIT to pick my copy in a few hours. You gotta play the game yourself, before making such harsh judgements. I have a good friend that I talked into downloading the demo. He hated it within the first 3 minutes. Why? Cuz he totally blew at it.

JOem316
JOem316

AVP classic example of don't release a demo. If anything like the demo, game will suck.

Ultrabeatdown55
Ultrabeatdown55

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth WOOOOOOOOO!

manga777
manga777

AVP is terrible. Just play the demo Marines can barely see.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

AVP, from the developers of Rogue Warrior and Shellshock 2... ugh.

TehReaper
TehReaper

Tomorrow I have a date with Mr. Edgeworth.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

I'm so gonna be all up on that Miles Egdgeworth...been waitin' on that since they had that little demo on here. ;)

Rummy500
Rummy500

@bschroth Amen my man... Amen...

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

@ everyone who says AvP is great...... The results are (pretty much) in..........and it will FOR SURE be a critical flop......and I imagine that it will all around be average.......You can think of it as this years Fracture. \ \ Argue away but, you can't argue with what the reviews are saying so far.

bschroth
bschroth

dear fellow internet users: stop complaining about each other please. let people display their own opinions how they wish. if you don't agree, boo hoo! and if you egg them on it's usually what they want.

Gooshnads
Gooshnads

@Last_One_Left lol it's awesome because you probably don't understand the concept of sarcasm =] i rated that game 10 and wrote a review of it... please.. enjoy. -.-

hman1111
hman1111

@JaredTrotterboy AvP is going to be released in North America on Feb. 16, it will be in Europe on Feb. 19. And no, actually NA almost always gets movies and games first (unless they are made in Europe or Japan).

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

The message of the Alien games is: If it's anything but an action game, it's not going to get released.... Oh, hang on a minute, isn't that the way the whole industry works now?! Unless, of course, you think that Mass Effect 2 has as much roleplaying in it as Planescape Torment.....!

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

Please stop buying the Dynasty warrior games people!! Don't encourage the devolopment of more of those re-hashed games!

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Even with AvP as the highlight.... Still nothing that looks good enough to pull me away from Mass Effect 2. Getting my money's worth from that game.

JaredTrotterboy
JaredTrotterboy

@Onetwoindo that's cause no-one likes us Americans and we usually get the games shipped off to us last. Even some of our own gaming co. ignore us till last. and our film directors. We tend to never get to see new films before anyone else. hahahaha it sucks waiting. Even if your a cheapskape like me and wait till games are 10-20 dollars it still sucks waiting.

Dragonrider617
Dragonrider617

I played the AVP demo on my PS3 and i love it, its sooooooooooooo much fun, especially with friends. And no the Predator dosnt always win, i like being the Marines cause their guns own!

McNeelyJ39
McNeelyJ39

I played the demo and I really wasn't very impressed, I think a team deathmatch would have gone over a lot better where the teams were done by species. Being a long marine kind of seems dumb since the predator obviously has the advantage over all the races. Why not do team deathmatch with one predator (as a juggernaut) and then 5 marines and like 8 aliens? Would that have been a tough demo to put together. The one released just didn't give me enough to trust them after they released rogue warrior.

night_haunter
night_haunter

Only one more day and AVP will be mine! See you guys on XBL!

evansdada
evansdada

I don't know about AVP. I downloaded the Demo that was online only and didn't seem that anyone was on it. Has anyone played the demo on PS3?

cruandrew
cruandrew

wow I never knew AVP game was in the works... let alone coming out this week......

Onetwoindo
Onetwoindo

what in my country avp already out since 2 days ago

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

i hope AvP would be good

Urban_Flow
Urban_Flow

I Dunno About AVP......it's an iffy....probably gonna borrow.multiplayer is too dark in terms of visuals...we'll see

Qirexian
Qirexian

Definitely getting AvP; it's finally here.. I've been personally waiting for this for years, and being the evolution of a true classic makes it a highly anticipated title in pretty much anyone's book. Still, I get the feeling that this game didn't get the appropriate promotion; I feel the hype about this is almost non-existent. Or maybe it's just me..

D1zzyCriminal
D1zzyCriminal

Damn US release of AvP is 3 days earlier than here in the UK... Lucky B@$!ards.

WarriorSpirit0
WarriorSpirit0

Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce and Aliens vs Predator are the games on my list.

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

I hope they don't delay Data East Arcade Classics again. Going to pick it up for sure this week.

FidelSarcastro
FidelSarcastro

yep I am going to pick up AVP but I aint going into it expecting GOTY material, I mean I really dont care about the reviews on this one. The last two games I picked up that people were raving about didnt turn out to be all they were built up to be (Mass Effect 2 & Bioshock 2) so this one is just an impulse buy. Hopefully it will be at least somewhat enjoyable.