Shippin' Out October 23-29: Battlefield 3

EA sends DICE shooter to the front lines as Dance Central 2, Kirby's Return to Dreamland, and Daytona USA also head to market.

The din of anticipation for EA's Battlefield 3 can finally come to an end, as it finally hits store shelves this week. Dance Central 2 is set to follow up last years Kinect-only dance game from Harmonix. The Wii is getting one of its biggest games of the holiday in Kirby's Return to Dreamland, Telltale's adventure game take on Back to the Future is on the way for PlayStation 3 and Wii, and Daytona USA is back for another "rolling start."

Battlefield 3 deploys this week.

After countless trailers and a beta that garnered more than 8 million participants, DICE's latest deploys this week. Set to hit the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Battlefield 3 has seen a media blitz the likes of which few games are afforded. Although it's not EA's first title of the big release season, it will be its biggest, at least until December 20 when Star Wars: The Old Republic is slated to launch.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's Kinect is celebrating its second holiday season on shelves with a parade of sequels to its biggest launch titles. This week, Harmonix debuts the second installment in its Kinect-compatible dance series. New features in Dance Central 2 include two-player simultaneous dancing, a revamped Break it Down mode, new voice controls, and a whole new lineup of songs.

The Wii has one more holiday season left before the Wii U takes over as Nintendo's primary push in the living room, and Kirby isn't going to miss the chance for another trip back to Dreamland. Although the pink puffball's classic power-stealing ability is back, four player co-op will bring weapon-wielding King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Waddle Dee into the mix on a quest to help the alien Magolor find all the missing pieces of his wrecked ship.

Sega's classic stock car racer, Daytona USA, is coming back for a victory lap on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. This updated release will include 16:9 widescreen support and online, in addition to the traditional Arcade, Survival, and Time Trial modes.

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 24
Kirby's Return to Dreamland--Wii--Nintendo
Pokemon Rumble Blast--3DS--Nintendo

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Active Life: Magical Carnival--Wii--Namco Bandai
Back to the Future: The Game--PS3, Wii--Telltale Games
Battlefield 3--X360, PS3, PC--EA
Ben 10: Galactic Racing--3DS--D3Publisher
Blackwater--X360--505 Games
Captain America: Super Soldier--3DS--Sega
Centipede: Infestation--Wii--Atari
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer--X360, PS3, Wii--Tecmo Koei
Country Dance 2--Wii--GameMill Publishing
The Cursed Crusade--X360, PS3, PC--Atlus
Dance Central 2--X360--Microsoft
Daytona USA--PS3--Sega
Disney Universe--X360, PS3, Wii--Disney Interactive Studios
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi--X360, PS3-Namco Bandai
Family Vacation - California--PC, Mac--Meridian4
Gem Smashers--Wii, 3DS--Crave
Grease Dance--X360, PS3--505 Games
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns--3DS--Natsume
The Haunted: Hell's Reach--PC--THQ
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan - The Chosen Few--PS3, Wii, PC, 3DS--Mastiff
Horses 3D--3DS--Ubisoft
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut--PS3--Sega
inFamous 2: Festival of Blood--PS3--SCEA
Invizimals: Shadow Zone--PSP--SCEA
Just Dance Kids 2--X360, PS3, Wii--Ubisoft
Kinect Sports Season Two--X360--Microsoft
Monster High Ghoul Spirit--Wii, DS--THQ
Motion Explosion!--X360--Majesco
Moxie Girlz--DS--GameMill Publishing
Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle--3DS--Konami
Pillow Pets--DS--GameMill Publishing
Photo World DSi--DS--Interwork Unlimited
PixelJunk SideScroller--PS3--SCEA
Puppies 3D--3DS--Ubisoft
Puss in Boots--X360, PS3, Wii, DS--THQ
Squinkies 2: Adventure Mall Surprize!--DS--Activision
Stronghold 3--PC--SouthPeak
Worms Crazy Golf--PS3--Team 17
Zoo Resort 3D--3DS--Ubisoft

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
A World of Keflings: It Came From Outer Space--X360--NinjaBee
Daytona USA--X360--Sega
Nabara's World: Labyrinth of Light--DS--Mentor Interactive
The War of the Worlds--X360--Paramount Digital

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
Take On Helicopters--PC--Bohemia Interactive
Ignite - The Race Begins--PC--Just a Game

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53 comments
risako9
risako9

Shipping out November 11 : Elder scrolls : Skyrim PC,360, PS3

Pete5506
Pete5506

Got Battlefield already, now i just need to get Daytona USA

GhostofWar75
GhostofWar75

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT BAD GRAPHICS ON 360!!!! THEY LOOK AMAZING. I WAS SUPRRISED MY SELF!! NO REGRETS GETTING BF3 ITS SO FUN

criminalscum87
criminalscum87

Going to grab my copy of BF3 in a little bit, can't wait!

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

Battlefield may seem awesome, but its just another war shooter to me, they get boring quick...im just waiting for Nov. Skyrim and Saints 3, maybe Sonic Generations.

CTR360
CTR360

BF3 for 360 this week

blackace
blackace

I'll pick up BF3 in the morning along with Kinect Sport 2 and maybe Dance Central 2. Time to play some NBA 2K12 right now. Then maybe some Guardian Heroes and Batman.

10V3n0M01
10V3n0M01

BF3 is here! Time to celebrate! It's been a long trip but I've managed to make it to the release date with most of my sanity. BF3 rocks on! Who's with me?!

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

1- install campaign disc to HDD 2- install mp disc to HHD 3- install day one patch 4- play the campaingn on hardest difficulty and finish it 5- play mp

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

Want BF3... Too bad I only have a Wii and my PC is screwed.

why9090909090
why9090909090

Do any of the DS games sell? like wtf? i feel like they would sell maybe 15 copies at most.

benboz
benboz

All I'm going to play is NBA 2K12

187umKILLAH
187umKILLAH

Trying to find info on Heavy Fire: Afghanistan - The Chosen Few is damn near impossible. One grainy video is all I've seen, you'd think before releasing a game they would at least inform gamers of what the game contains other than its another modern shooter

SFG_basic
SFG_basic

Only game I'm getting this week?: doo do do do do do do doooooo, . . . . . ., DAYTONAAAAAAAAA! DAYTONA,.... LET'S GO AWAY!

Rocker6
Rocker6

Nothing for me yet,November is where everything's at.Arkham City,L.A. Noire-both PC,Skyrim,Saints Row,those are the games Im looking for,some nice open worlded stuff.Also,AC Revelations in early December.A great month for a SP gamer like myself.

ckynick254
ckynick254

With EA shipping i'm going to get this game by the time the EU Battlefield 3 is out. :(

gam3r2011
gam3r2011

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SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

@Bezee4u because "both" implies two, and you have three games on your list, so it is grammatically impossible to have "both" Halo, MW, and BF. That is why you cannot have both of those three games. @kakistos10 Once something exists, it has existed, and cannot unexist. Go Pokemon, go Canada, go Chess. Thank you.

Bezee4u
Bezee4u

Oh please i don't see why i can't buy both BF3, MW3 and Halo CEA and have a good holiday with my 360 :)

thecindre
thecindre

U neet a online pass 2 play most games with a pass are lame We don't get a single dime from a used game, but we still need to create server space and everything for you." I'd just like point out that they're not technically creating more and more space as the obviously the guy that used to own the game no longer plays thus no longer needs any "space" anywhere.

Ultimate39
Ultimate39

Worms Crazy Golf? What the hell?

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

I may have my doubts, but I'll be there at midnight nonetheless....

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

This week Battlefield 3. Next week Uncharted 3 and Otomedius Excellent. It's going to be a good few weeks of gaming for me.

mtait01
mtait01

Puppies 3D? ME WANTS...

mtait01
mtait01

I will be picking up Battlefield this week!! I have a PS3 and a PC but I am going for the PS3 version mainly because my PC is turd ;)

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

I'm switching my preorder to Pillow Pets....

issa3703
issa3703

I will buy BF3 that`s it, and saints row 3 in November

issa3703
issa3703

Only Bf3 this week, and saint row 3 in November

zzamaro
zzamaro

Nothing for me this week. Next 2 weeks are the ones I'm looking forward.

Falmar
Falmar

@holtrocks Well BF3 is managing great reviews so far, IGN gave it 9.0 so Gamespot might give it something in the range 8.5-9.5 if the trend continues. What it bothers me it's that it seems that the campaign is taking a lot of heat because it's linear CoD like, but I bet the CoD campaign wont recieve that kind of treatment but praise instead (when almost every CoD campaing its a mess with lots of plot holes but OMG moments that make the whole experience almost on-rails) and I say this not because I like more BF than CoD, it's just that I hate this linear versus non-linear dabate because linear seems to be good/bad based on random prejudice from the reviewer. Also it seems the campaign it isnt brilliant but "only good" in BF3 which isnt a problem at all since the BF games always have been about MP and general opinion seems to be that this is the best BF game to date.

booty56
booty56

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controlfreak25
controlfreak25

Why cant today be tuesday??? I want my BF3 copy already!

seangames
seangames

Also, who here is super excited for Worms Crazy Golf? Anyone?.. Anyone?... Bueller?...

seangames
seangames

I got my (digital) copy of BF3, and now I kind of feel bad because I have less than 3 weeks to enjoy it before Skyrim comes out.

holtrocks
holtrocks

Ya know CoD fanboys should want BF3 to outsell MW3 or at least do some damage that way you guys get something new in your crappy games.

holtrocks
holtrocks

As long has the fixed the netcode in BF3 it should get a 9.5 9.0 at minimum, DICE has yet to disappoint me.

AznEvan
AznEvan

Wow, a lot of games coming out tomorrow... *o*

Superzone
Superzone

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drummerdickens
drummerdickens

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nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

I'm going to get down thumbed for this, but I'm more interested in Kirby's Return to Dreamland.

howie1926
howie1926

Wow...lot of garbage coming out. Thank god Battlefield 3 is finally here!!!! Would like to try Cursed Crusade but too busy dying in Dark Souls!

Calvin079
Calvin079

Give me Stronghold 3 please! NOW.

DillPickleYummy
DillPickleYummy

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Just-Adam
Just-Adam

Too busy with Dark Souls at the moment and soon to be busy with Uncharted 3 .. Haven't got the time or money for anything else :cry:

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I have 2 copies pre-ordered on for my nephew and one for me, but I might not be able to pick them up day one gotta wait a couple of days.