Shippin' Out Sept. 18-24: Gears of War 3

Epic Games' trilogy capper joined by Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, Kirby Mass Attack at retail; Black Ops: Rezurrection comes to PS3, PC.

Gears of War 3 marks the end of Epic Games' current story arc starring Marcus Fenix and his merry band of cogs, and early reviews indicate the trilogy is going out with a bang. However, Epic's sci-fi shooter isn't marching to the front lines alone, as the third week of September also marks the arrival of two DS exclusives from Nintendo as well as a stockpile of downloadable fare.

Sera's fate will be determined next Tuesday.

As for Gears of War 3, the game begins with the last human city having been obliterated and series hero Marcus Fenix trying to protect the remaining humans from the Locust horde, as well as from the newer, deadlier foe, the mutating Lambent. The game is available in standard ($60), Limited ($80), and Epic ($150) editions, and a $30 season pass for four upcoming add-on packs is also available.

On to Nintendo's platforms, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 plays out much like other games in the Square Enix-owned franchise, where turn-based battles offer players the option to fight or flee. More than 300 different monsters are available in Joker 2, though about 50 can be gained only through the correct merging of two other species.

The turn-based role-playing game will be accompanied by Kirby: Mass Attack. Billed as a side-scrolling real-time strategy game, Kirby: Mass Attack challenges players with guiding an amassed army of Kirbys to safety. Gamers can complement their purchase of the pink puffball's latest outing by picking up a new $170 metallic rose DSi XL, which hits store shelves on Sunday.

Switching to the downloadable sector, Bethesda Softworks will be releasing Lonesome Road as an add-on for Fallout: New Vegas. The week also sees the release of the PlayStation 3 and PC version of the Call of Duty: Black Ops' Rezurrection map pack, which is already available for the Xbox 360 edition of the game.

Also this week, EA will be releasing Burnout Crash through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. A top-down take on the Burnout series' signature crash mode, the game sports three modes across six locations and boasts 18 crash junctions. Additionally, Burnout Crash supports the Autolog feature, an online social infrastructure that was first introduced in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and lets players measure their performance against their friends.

Capcom has a pair of Resident Evil HD remakes en route for XBLA and the PSN this month, the first of which debuts this week. Resident Evil 4 HD signifies the first time the critically acclaimed installment in Capcom's long-running survival horror series is released for Microsoft's and Sony's high-def platforms.

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 this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Metallic Rose DSi XL hardware

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2--DS--Nintendo
Kirby Mass Attack--DS--Nintendo
Time of Fury--PC--Slitherine

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Barbie: Jet, Set & Style!--WII, DS--THQ
Brunswick Pro Bowling--3DS--Crave
Burnout Crash!--PS3--EA
Casino Chaos with Las Vegas Players Collection--PC--THQ
Challenge Me: Word Puzzles--DS--O-Games
Cubixx HD--PS3--Laughing Jackal
Drakensang: Complete Saga--PC--ValuSoft
Emily The Strange: Strangerous--DS--Tri Synergy
F1 2011--X360, PS3--THQ
Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road--X360, PS3, PC--Bethesda Softworks
Frogger 3D--3DS--Konami
Gears of War 3--X360--Microsoft
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns--DS--Natsume
Jewel Time Deluxe--DS--O-Games
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection--3DS--Crave
Resident Evil 4 HD--X360, PS3--Capcom
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin--PSP--Atlus
Supremacy MMA--X360, PS3--505 Games

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Burnout Crash!--X360--EA
Rotastic--X360--Focus Home Interactive
Worms Ultimate Mayhem--PC--Team 17

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Aya and the Cubes of Light--WII--Object Vision Software
Break Tactics--DS--Agetec
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Rezurrection--PS3, PC--Activision
Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 3: Beyond Reasonable Doom--PC--Telltale Games

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Railworks 3: Train Simulator 2012--PC--RailSimulator.com

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Discussion

81 comments
hawaiiinsomniac
hawaiiinsomniac

GoW3 is going to dominate. lol wish I had the $ to buy it.

LordSaulot
LordSaulot

@Sniper_Wolf_08 Yeah, that sucks. I was pretty psyched at the idea of them launching it free.

Sniper_Wolf_08
Sniper_Wolf_08

@LordSaulot I KNEW I read that correctly the first time. Notice the article edit, though? Bastards lied to us.

paranormalnut
paranormalnut

WOOOOO! gears 3! I been playing it for a few hours and it is 4:15am.. What a good game. I really need to go to bed but I can not put it down!

LordSaulot
LordSaulot

"Switching to the downloadable sector, Bethesda Softworks will be releasing Lonesome Road as a free add-on for Fallout: New Vegas." Free? Really? Is that right?

rikardo78
rikardo78

its gonna be hard finishing the campain .. i wont want to finish it :S

pszone
pszone

Well to me getting Res 4 HD for ps3. But i know Gears Of War 3 is the last in the series for xbox360 until next xbox but its going to be number 1 in chart and it should be.

paranormalnut
paranormalnut

@mulder_000 Me lucky.. LOL. My 9 year old son is. Luck would be me not spending 150 bucks. LOL.

paranormalnut
paranormalnut

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paranormalnut
paranormalnut

@mulder_000 It's 150. LOL. I did and picking up tonight.

mulder_000
mulder_000

Wow, you could drop $180 on GOW 3 with the Epic edition and Season Pass, and they say the economy is bad!!

mulder_000
mulder_000

@agentRebecca Sweet boyfriend..and they say romance is dead.

mulder_000
mulder_000

Hmm, I thought F1 2011 was coming out Sept 23rd for PC? I sure hope the $$ I dropped for the Steam Edition was kosher :) Gears is out? Hadn't heard anything about it ha..my 360 will have to wait.

Starbound571
Starbound571

Oh yeah! Gears 3! Have waited SO long for this, and tons of preparation went into it on Gears 2... I'm ready! Also happy to see Lonesome Road for FNV released, but Gears 3 is going to be my main attraction for a while. One thing that puzzles me about the DLC though... Did the article say "as a free add-on" or was that my imagination? I thought (and heard) that it was going to be 800 MSP on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Where are they getting this information from?

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Gears is here 360 owners, rejoice!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I have the money I could actually buy Gears of War 3 tonight at Midnight. I just have to wait in the rain. I could pull an "all Nighter". Gears of War 3 is finally here. But I could just wait until Tuesday to buy it.

TrapMuzik92
TrapMuzik92

Picking up Gears tonight....cant wait

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Not much here (Persona 3/4 fans will be let down by the port of 2, methinks) but I've got my Disgaea 4 and Radiant Silvergun by my side, so it's all good. I'll wait for the inevitable $30 GOTY edition for Gears 3 during the dead months next year.

pokecharm
pokecharm

Tuesday can't come soon enough! wish I could manufacture time for all these great games!

Triton
Triton

I agree with SNESNOSTALGIA2, be careful with strangers offering free gifts. I'll take it anyway... lol. I'll be racing out to get F1 2011. I still don't get the train simulator game, but it must have a big fan base.

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

Lonesome Road for free? What? Is it like really bad or something or is this an apology for the delay?

MohammedMusfa
MohammedMusfa

i shouldn't have pre-ordered Gears 3 cuz looks like i'll get it during my upcoming exams :(.........

DrKill09
DrKill09

Lol, I thought it said "Epic Games trilogy crapper" :roll:

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

how the hell did AgentRebecca get so meny thumbs down too meny kids on gamespot in this day n age

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

Resident Evil 4 HD the only thing on here i give a rats ass about

shadow551991
shadow551991

ive been reading the comments and looks like some1 has been thumbing down some comments. whats your problem? you hate every1 that are enjoying? and @KaBo0m im 21 and i enjoy the hell outta this. u'd better play that GTA u gave 10.

bigmikeOK
bigmikeOK

Epic should be proud of themselves, Gears of War 3 shall be a great way to close out the series. Good luck to the other games that also premiere Tuesday because they will need it. In any case, I hope the other games on the list do just as well as Gears of War 3 for fellow gamers world wide.

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

What? No Barbie game for PS3 or 360 owners? Shame.

CTR360
CTR360

thanks epic i am ready for epic GEAR OF WAR 3

TheArcade
TheArcade

Never bothered with RE series after code Veronica. The furthest I went there was the Dreamcast version, which was missing content. Think I'll buy the game one more time through the RE Collection.

mikezero83
mikezero83

Did I read that wrong or did it say Lonesome Road will be free? That can't be right can it? I'm confused because at first it was supposed to be 800 ms points just like the previous dlc. And yes I can't wait for Gears, just bought the season pass today. :)

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

tomarrow ends my Gears of war 3 wait. Let the game begin :) thank you Epic.

benboz
benboz

I getting Gears of War 3 and I can't wait. I'm also getting the limited edition xbox console as well. Hell Yeah!!

focus0894
focus0894

Hating Gears of war simply because the characters are over-musceled is idiotic. That's like someone saying that they hate GTAIV because people look too normal.

Dantethayer1
Dantethayer1

Kirby demo was cool, might consider getting it. Gears of war 3 looks epic.