AU Shippin' Out February 4-February 8: Burnout Paradise, DMC4

Devil hunting, street racing, and dinosaurs. What could be better?

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If illegal street racing mixed with a dash of destruction derby is your thing, then you're in luck, because this week sees the Aussie release of Burnout Paradise. Set in the fictional Paradise City, players drive around an open-world environment while completing races at various junctions and wreaking havoc. The Burnout franchise is renowned for its fast pace and relentless vehicle destruction, and Burnout Paradise is no different. Single-player aside, you can also take the game online with up to eight other players. While online, you can choose to either race against each other or work together to complete challenges. Burnout Paradise crashes into retail on February 7.

Another big game to come out this week is Devil May Cry 4. Although it originally started life as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, Devil May Cry 4 will be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Technically, DMC4 is the second sequel to the first game, given that DMC3 was a prequel. Instead of taking on the role of Dante as in previous titles, you'll play primarily as Nero, who closely resembles Dante. Devil May Cry comes out on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on the 7th.

When Acclaim became extinct, so did the Turok franchise--not for long, though! The Turok licence was picked up by Disney's Touchstone studio and has been brought back to life on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a PC version to follow eventually. In this iteration, players take on the role of a new Turok, who has just joined Whiskey Company. Their mission is to capture the leader of Turok's former unit, Roland Kane. Not all goes to plan, and your ship crashes, which spreads the ship and crew out over the island. As if things couldn't get any worse for the doomed group, it turns out that Kane's planet of choice happens to be infested with dinosaurs. The game sees you blasting your way through dinosaurs and mercs alike in a bid to complete your objectives. On the multiplayer side of the coin, the game supports up to 16 players on both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Online play includes the usual lineup of deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag, assault capture the flag, and wargames. In wargames, two competing teams try to complete their objectives before the other team, while hindering the opposition. Turok comes out across Australia this Thursday.

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

February 6, 2008
Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck (DS)
Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal (360, Wii, PS2)

February 7, 2008
Devil May Cry 4 (360, PS3)
Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (Wii)
Turok (360, PS3)
The Sims: Castaway Stories (PC)
The Club (360, PS3, PC)
Burnout Paradise (360, PS3)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS)
Donkey Kong Jet Race (Wii)
Geometry Wars: Galaxies (Wii, DS)
NFL Tour (360, PS3)
Nitrobike (Wii)
Lost Odyssey (360)
Universe at War: Earth Assault (360)

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Lost Odyssey shall soon be mine!!! XD Can't wait!!

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Awesome week for game releases~!

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Lost Odyssey and Burnout Paradise babyyyy!!!

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lookin forawrd to devil may cry 4 this friday. also lost odyssey came out yesturday....

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good list of games

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Just a note - Burnout Paradise came out today (5th Feb).

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Whats wrong with us australians? at least most of the games get released in Europe

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What the hell? Lost Odyssey out on the 7th? Now even the Australians are getting games before us in the UK. Can things get worse?

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C'mon Devil May Cry 4! Let's rock, baby!

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Devil May Cry!!

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It's the best week because of Devil May Cry 4 and Burnout Paradise only. The top two games on that list, hope it has better success in AU then it did in Japan which was great also. I love the free roam and challenges on Burnout Paradise, almost makes me want to buy the full game.

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Allready got DMC4 and Im the first player in AUS to be oneline YESS!!

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DMC4 and Turok on pre-order :D Cant wait

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Ohhh baby! devil may cry look sexy.

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Well, I dont have high hopes for Paradise considering the letdown of all Burnout games after the awesome that was Takedown, but I might be surprised so I am slightly looking forward to playing it.

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Best week so far this year.

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YAY! lost Odyssey!

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Good week in AU for releases...

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MoH heroes 2 is coming out this week? The Americans have had it so long, I thought it must have gotten to Australia by now, no wonder I wasn't able to find it anywhere!

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I preordered my DMC4 today and I have to wait until the 6th instead of the 5th(North America) because they hold the new releases for 48 hours before it's up for sale. Now all I have to do is await a phone call and drive over there.

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getting all of 'em :D

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all of them that is for GREAT XBOX360;

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Got Burnout now. Can't wait for Turok. Jury's still out with me on DMC. Going to wait for some reviews to come in.

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Paid off my preorder for DMC4 now just gotta wait. Already got burnout the other day from ebay

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pre ordered DMC4 today :D and got special edition same price

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