Sandwiched between last week's Battlefield 3 and next week's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is vying for some highly contested consumer dollars. Sonic Generations will attempt to deliver a hybrid Sonic experience, Snowblind Studios' hack-and-slash take on The Lord of the Rings hits shelves, and GoldenEye goes HD.
Nathan Drake is back in the third Uncharted game. One of the PlayStation 3's top franchises, the latest entry features familiar faces and follows Drake as he tries to find his way through the Arabian Peninsula and its bleak Empty Quarter. In addition to new multiplayer overhauls, the game will feature stereoscopic 3D capability, new stealth and melee maneuvers, and more.
The iconic blue hedgehog is back in two forms in Sonic Generations for the Xbox 360 and PS3. This time around, Sonic's new friend is Sonic: the classic '90s chili-dog-eating, family-band-playing, fastest-thing-alive version. Both the current-gen and old-school Sonics are fully playable, and they travel through levels custom-tailored to their respective play styles.
Snowblind Studios' The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC brings hack-and-slash action to Middle-earth. War in the North focuses on the fellowship of a dunedain (ranger), dwarf, and elf attempting to fend off Sauron's armies in the North that are headed by one of Sauron's top lieutenants, Agandaur. Multiplayer will allow for simultaneous looting and leveling with three players online, or two players locally.
Almost a year to the day after the well-regarded Wii version hit last year, GoldenEye 007 is set for release on Xbox 360 and PS3 as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. Like the Wii game, this is not a port of the N64 game, but a reimagining of the classic shooter with an all-new story--now in HD. This remastered first-person shooter is set to feature 16-player online matches and a four-player split-screen mode.
For further details, 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 this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun--X360, PS3, PC--Square Enix
Ghost Whisperer: Shadowlands--PC--CBS Software
The Grinder--X360, Wii--High Voltage Software
Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts--PC--Meridian4, Headup Games
Growing Pains--X360--Smudged Cat Games
I Kill Zombies--PSP--Open Emotion Studios
The Second Guest--PC--Headup Games
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter--PC--Paradox Interactive
To the Moon--PC--Freebird Games
Two Worlds II: Velvet GOTY Edition--X360, PS3, PC, MAC--TopWare Interactive
Voltron: Defender of the Universe--X360, PS3--THQ
Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone--PS3--Konami
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars--PS3--Kalypso
Cabela's Adventure Camp--X360, PS3, Wii--Activision
Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party--X360--Activision
Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai--X360, PS3, Wii--Activision
Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks--Wii, DS--THQ
Dora & Kai-Lan's Pet Shelter--DS--2K Play
Family Game Night 4: The Game Show--X360, PS3, Wii--EA
Gem Smashers--Wii, 3DS--Red Wagon
Generator Rex: Agent of Providence--X360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, DS--Activision
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded--X360, PS3--Activision
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns--3DS--Natsume
Hasbro Family Game Night Fun Pack--X360, Wii--EA
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes--3DS--Ubisoft
Jimmie Johnson's Anything With an Engine--X360, PS3--Konami
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North--X360, PS3, PC--Warner Bros.
MotionSports Adrenaline--X360, PS3--Ubisoft
NASCAR Unleashed--X360, PS3, Wii--Activision
NCIS--X360, PS3, Wii--Ubisoft
Nickelodeon Team Umizoomi--DS--2K Play
Oregon Trail--Wii, 3DS--Crave
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town--Wii, DS--Crave
Sonic Generations--X360, PS3--Sega
Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It--Wii--EA
Twister Mania--X360--Majesco Games
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception--PS3--SCEA
Zoobles! Spring to Life!--DS--Activision
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters--PS3--Maximum Family Games