Shippin' Out May 9-15: Skate 3, Lost Planet 2

EA Sports' latest skateboarding effort joins Capcom's sci-fi shooter, Age of Conan expansion, Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY edition in stores.

May began with a bang, as millions of Xbox 360 gamers took an advance look at Bungie's Halo: Reach while the PlayStation 3 and PC (finally) got the Stimulus Package add-on for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Into the month's second week, gamers again have a lot to look forward to, thanks in large part to new releases from Electronic Arts and Capcom.

Port Carverton is a skater's paradise.

On Tuesday, EA ships the third installment in its pavement-chewing Skate franchise. Skate 3 introduces a new locale--Port Carverton--and emphasizes team-based gameplay in offline modes, as well as online cooperative and competitive bouts. The game features the new Skate School training mode, as well as a Skate Park level editor. Players can even shoot videos and photos of their exploits. A demo for Skate 3 is currently available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

On Tuesday, Capcom will launch the poorly reviewed Lost Planet 2 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Set 10 years after the original, the sequel follows the game's protagonist and three non-player characters through six chapters, each of which will have multiple outcomes that hinge on players' actions. Far from the frozen tundra seen in the first Lost Planet, the titular world has seen substantial terraforming that yielded large swaths of lush forest environments. A demo is currently online on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

Funcom's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Age of Conan will receive its first PC expansion this week. Titled Rise of the Godslayer, the add-on introduces the Empire of Khitai, a region with culture and traditions inspired by the Far East.

With a sequel already en route, gamers can re-experience Rocksteady's original highly acclaimed Dark Knight effort on the Xbox 360 and PS3 this week with the Game of the Year Edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum. Console gamers will be able to play the GOTY Edition in 3D on both HD and standard-definition TVs by way of a packed-in set of special glasses. The rerelease also brings with it four challenge maps previously released as downloadable content.

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 Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later in the week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

May 10, 2010
Dance Sensation!--WII--Majesco Games
Earthworm Jim--DS--Gameloft
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations--WII--Capcom
Photo Dojo--DS--Nintendo

May 11, 2010
3D Dot Game Heroes--PS3--Atlus Co.
8BallAllstars--DS--O-Games
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer--PC--Funcom
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition 3D--X360, PS3, PC--Warner Bros.
Lost Planet 2--X360, PS3--Capcom
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3--PSP--Namco Bandai Games
Skate 3--X360, PS3--EA Sports

May 12, 2010
Rocket Knight--X360, PC--Konami
Things on Wheels--X360--Focus Home Interactive

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Discussion

44 comments
Gazz_777
Gazz_777

I got skate 3 yesterday. Came in a few days early to gamesmen wollongong. I'v only played it for about 2 hours but you can already tell walking, moving parts and building is much better then the second skate. And the graphics have improved a fair bit as well.

Knutte79
Knutte79

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Wings_008
Wings_008

all i really care about is Alan Wake and Red Dead: Redemption

lowkey254
lowkey254

nothing interesting to me. I haven't been a skateboard fan since Tony Hawks 2nd foray

fester420
fester420

picking up 3d dot game heroes tonight

lewser5
lewser5

Curious about the 3D batman game. I wonder if its really worth getting.

SULTANOOOO
SULTANOOOO

SKATE 3 TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMFG CANT WAIT CANT WAIT CANT WAIT !!!

Pete5506
Pete5506

I will be getting skate 3

johny300
johny300

red dead redemption. enough said.

DrKill09
DrKill09

I got Skate 3 on the 6th. :P

lamprey263
lamprey263

since I won't be picking up Lost Planet 2, Rocket Knight looks economically worth trying, I really liked the Genesis version back in the day, I wonder if Konami was just waiting for this to be released before releasing the old version on the Wii... then again, I thought the same of Turtle In Time, I thought they'd release the SNES version on the Wii once TiT Re-Shelled was released

XxXDoggyManXxX
XxXDoggyManXxX

naw yo the only thing that looks good to buy full price is red dead redemption onw weeks time and it mine got it pre ordered at gamestop, automatically get upgraded tp the special edition free of charge gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnna be siiiiiiick, as for skate 3 love the franchise love the demo of 3 gonna get it but im in no rush now as for lost planet2 i liked the co-op demo not the multiplayer demo found it boring and as for the review ive been seeing on the game i think its gonna be a pass for me or when its like no more then 29.99 will i pick it up but other good games that im waitin for, alpha protocol, mafia 2

Sam_2006
Sam_2006

Bring on Red Dead Redemption, this week ain't that impressive.

sinlessmoon
sinlessmoon

Lost Planet 2 looks really good, i tried the Co-op demo and thought that it was cool too.

darthvader1993
darthvader1993

I might have been disappointed with the review of lost planet 2. If I still gave a flying **** about what online reviewers whine about.

jjjrrr11211
jjjrrr11211

Skate 3 Is Good. But Cant Wait For Red Dead Baby!!!

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Cool expansions arriving. Very Sweet :)

GooMaster
GooMaster

I'm counting on The Batman Arkhum Asylum in 3-D!!!!!!!!!!

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

I've got Alan Wake, Red Dead, and Modnation Racers already pre-ordered, so it's hard to ask for anything else. And then Galaxy 2 comes and sweeps everything off the table. One hell of a May.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Really wanted to play Lost Planet 2 but was bummed out see some reviews were so negative about the no checkpoints in the levels.

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

A decent week with some pretty decent titles. The big boys aren't coming until next week when we get Alan Wake and Red Dead Redemption. @Egotte I agree that 3D Dot Game Heroes will be the sleeper hit for this week at least. Interesting that Gamespot didn't mention it when discussing the highlights of this week, especially compared to Lost Planet 2 whom they did mention!

Flint247
Flint247

I'm waiting for the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2! :D

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Such a sad thing Lost Planet 2 turned out to be. Oh well, better luck next week.

green_dominator
green_dominator

I still wanna grab Alan Wake, I also wanna get Skate 3 but I'm locked into Red Dead Redemption at the moment..... I have other reservations that I need to pay off before I think about other releases.....

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm disappointed Lost Planet 2 didn't do better with critics, I'd still might want to play it anyways but with Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, Trauma Team, and Mario Galaxy 2 coming out this month, I might have to just pass for now. It only took Dark Void 3 months to be less than $20 for a new copy, maybe if I wait a bit I can expect the same from Lost Planet 2. Capcom is really beginning to sink as a major gaming company. Capcom has to really stop effing around, they can't waist any more studio time dicking around with another version of SF IV or RE5. They really need to make a multiplatform Okami sequel, and not just a DS one. Their love affair with the Wii is over, they are not longer the only 3rd party publisher that Nintendo gamers will buy games from, now they're as equally as ignored as everyone else. And if Dead Rising 2 turns out to be as critically condemned as LP2, then Capcom is probably going to have to merge with Sega or something to stay afloat.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I never thought the original Lost Planet was all that spectacular, it's just that it was a shiny (near) launch title for the 360 and it showed of visually. Looking at the reviews of LP2, it makes me wonder. Game Informer rates it 8.5. They lose credibility when they do things like that. It's awful coincidental that this title is anticipated to sell a lot of copies in Gamestop, the magazine's not-so-silent-partner. Self-serving? You betcha.

Trogeton
Trogeton

I didn't really find the first Lost Planet all that impressive.. even the only was medicro.. i played online more than anything but the online was SLOW

Panic_Jester
Panic_Jester

i dont how lost planet 2 got such a low review score, i only played the demo but i thought it was fun.

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

@ PATR0CLUS - i agree with you on that one, although i prefer the more down to earth physics in skate 3... just too bad we couldn't have the airport and los angeles levels with skates gameplay

PATR0CLUS
PATR0CLUS

i still think that tony hawk's pro skater 3 was the best skateboarding game ever, but ill still get skate 3 tho!!

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

Really looking forward for Lost Planet 2 & 3D Dot Game Heroes

Dantethayer1
Dantethayer1

For me im getting Lost Planet 2(360) and 3D Dot. Game Heroes. Plus first week deal at walmart you get Lost planet 2 $39.83

firehawk998
firehawk998

Wow this is a week is must purchase for Alan Wake and next week is RDR is a must purchase for me. Overall good month for any gamer.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Wish Skate 3 was for the PC as well. Just feel like playing it everytime I see its gameplay videos !!!

Skargamer
Skargamer

SKATE 3!!! :D Can't wait for RDR too!

King9999
King9999

Can't wait for 3D Dot Game Heroes!