Shippin' Out March 26-30: C&C3, Oblivion expansions, PS3 Sam Fisher

The latest Command & Conquer, the first Elder Scrolls IV expansion, and the PlayStation 3 version of Splinter Cell Double Agent all infiltrate stores this week.

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Spring is in the air, and so is the enthusiasm among PC real-time strategy gamers. That's because the latest iteration of the legendary Command & Conquer franchise hits stores today with more than a little fanfare. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars is the first all-new installment in the series in nearly four years, and it has received glowing reviews.

An Xbox 360 version of Tiberium Wars is due out in May. But owners of Microsoft's latest console got their own major release this week in the form of The Shivering Isles, the first full-fledged expansion for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Available via Xbox Live Marketplace for 2,400 Microsoft points ($30), the expansion weighs in at a sizable 993.75 MB. The expansion is also available for PCs in the form of a boxed copy, which retails for $29.99.

The week will also see Electronic Arts' venerable Medal of Honor series get its latest edition--and its first installment on the Nintendo Wii. That would be Medal of Honor: Vanguard, which chronicles the problem-plagued aerial invasion of Holland by the Allies during World War II, known as Operation Market Garden. Other releases on the console include Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire and the movie tie-in Disney's Meet the Robinsons, which is also coming out for the PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, GameCube, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance.

Last but not least, the first Splinter Cell game arrives on the PlayStation 3. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent sees supersecret spy/commando Sam Fisher go even deeper undercover by posing as a new recruit for a rogue terrorist group. The game's shipment caps a string of US releases for the PlayStation 3, which recently launched in Europe.

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

MARCH 26, 2007
Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars (PC)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles (PC, X360)
Made Man (PS2)
Medal of Honor: Vanguard (PS2, WII)
Pogo Island (DS)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire (WII)
Virtua Tennis 3 (PSP)

MARCH 27, 2007
Disney's Meet the Robinsons (360, PC, PS2, PSP, GC, DS, GBA, WII)
Honeycomb Beat (DS)
Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits (DS)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent (PS3)

MARCH 28, 2007
Jetpac Refuelled (X360)
Metal Slug Anthology (PS2)

MARCH 29, 2007
No releases

MARCH 30, 2007
No releases

Discussion

47 comments
xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

I haven't played the splinter cell: double agent on the previous versions so it will be new to me. looks like the only good game out is elder scrolls: shivering isles and medal of honor: vangaurd for the PS2. The wii probably butchered it like they usually do with fps games. Elder scrolls is better then any wii/ds game out or coming out. I'm also looking forward to metal slug anthology.

hulkmad67
hulkmad67

OBLIVIAN IS THE GREATEST GAME EVER..

theKSMM
theKSMM

Cross-platform releases are cool, but I'm still waiting for the day when PC gamers and XBOX 360 gamers can go head-to-head in multiplayer.

The_Rick_14
The_Rick_14

What I don't get is if Double Agent shipped on the 27th, why is it not available until April 6th according to Gamestop?

epormada
epormada

Meh, thankfully Mass Effect and Forza 2 are just around the corner!

darkdragonmage9
darkdragonmage9

the knight of the nine wasn't really an expansion pack it was nothing more then downloadable content though it did release a disc with all the downloadable content on it for the pc

ForlornHope
ForlornHope

shivering isles isn't the first duh. ever heard of knights of the nine?

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

I hope splinter cell on the PS3 does better than the PS2 versions.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Re GTCzeero: CD? It's 1GB, more like a DVD-ROM. There goes the 360 HDD for future games' expansions.

GTCzeero
GTCzeero

I know this isn't really important, but that game Made Man shipped out (here in the UK) ages ago, and is not worth it. Are there any plans for a CD add-on version of The Shivering Isles for 360 or PS3?

Philis45
Philis45

Lordofultima said: No one said it would be on the playstation store (Shivering Isles), did they? I thought it was still under discussion if they'd release extra content for PS3 Oblivion at all? yes it will, check out the interveiw with Pete Hines, vice-President for Public Relations and Marketing for Bethesda, at PSU.com interveiw was on feb 20 of this year Link: http://www.psu.com/node/8075

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

A solid week. What's this Honeycomb Beat?

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Some nice releases this week. Pretty much something for everyone. Jetpac Refuelled rocks.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Shivering Isles on 360 would be OK, but no retail version = none of my money !

zsc4
zsc4

C&C 3 would be worth getting, if I had a decent comp. :(

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

C&C is long gone. Just good look and copy others. EA kill it.

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

Disney's Meet the Robins (WII) baby straight up gansta!

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

Wow, Disney's Meet the Robinsons could come out on more platforms couldn't it? Talk about lazy. Seriously though.. Shivering Isles already came out and Jetpac Refuelled is on it's way.. Now for some Double Dragon!

munsoned
munsoned

got Medal of Honor: Vanguard for the wii on the way from gamefly

Lordofultima
Lordofultima

No one said it would be on the playstation store (Shivering Isles), did they? I thought it was still under discussion if they'd release extra content for PS3 Oblivion at all?

thekey
thekey

Got shivering isles. I am speachless about that one. And Splinter cel DA on PS3 now? LOL!!!!!!!!

Re_ensurer
Re_ensurer

I'm gonna be busy this week. C&C and Shivering Isles :).

GIJesse77
GIJesse77

when are they going to come out with castle crashers?

Gigatron
Gigatron

Honeycomb Beat? Hot damn!

Gamer443
Gamer443

Shivering Isle is going to be so cool on the Playstation store yay

Bansheesdie
Bansheesdie

How about a review for Shivering Isles?

hyperboy152000
hyperboy152000

Major Cow....2400 is less (barely) then 30 dollars....which considering SI is as big as a stand alone game (when you dont compair it to oblivion ofcourse) so that amount seems like a great deal...for people who can pay for it....which most people i assume would be able to

Javier
Javier

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WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

I wonder if Splinter Cell gonna look good on the PS3, and what kind of things they gonna incorporate with sixaxis in the gameplay

ocdog45
ocdog45

nothing intresting this week, which is werid cause the last few weeks have been pretty good w/ releasing

daveg1
daveg1

i can wait to read the review for double agent on the ps3.

SyluxElite
SyluxElite

Medal of Honor should tie me over to Paper Mario. :D

mamad_raiss
mamad_raiss

Finally first Tom clancy's game on ps3 , I am looking forward to jetpac (360) and C&C 3 (PC) this week .

juanfraino
juanfraino

Medal of Honor: Vanguard, now that's my kind of game!

MajorCow
MajorCow

2400 points is wayyyy too much... On a lighter note, can't wait to play Tiberium Wars and see those cheesy cutscenes I love so much!

druggyjoe3000
druggyjoe3000

ahh jetpac refulled is the only thing i will think about ohh and the shivering isles yeahhhhhhhh