AU Shippin' Out March 19-23: Ninja Gaiden 3

Zombies and ninjas invade Aussie shores this week.


It's time for Team Ninja to show the world what it can do post-Itagaki, with the release of Ninja Gaiden 3 on Thursday.

Series protagonist Ryu hacks and slashes his way through the streets of London as he goes after a terrorist organisation responsible for killing the prime minister. While Team Ninja removed limb dismemberment from this game, those thirsty for blood can still relish the new "steel to bone" executions. The new moves allow players to slice completely through enemies, spilling buckets of blood.

Gamers who are inclined to use guns over blades may find Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City more their thing. The game is set during the events of the Raccoon City disaster (the outbreak that kicked off the franchise), and players reenter the destroyed city as part of an umbrella mercenary team that's sent in to figure out what went wrong. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City can be played solo offline or cooperatively online, with up to three other zombie hunters.

If you're a PC owner who has felt a bit left out lately, then don't worry, because this week also has a treat for you. Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai is a stand-alone expansion that builds on last year's popular real-time strategy game Total War: Shogun 2. The game focuses on events just before the Meiji Restoration and sees armchair generals take their traditional warriors up against Western firepower.

To see what else is out this week, check the list below:

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March 22, 2012
Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3, 360)
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3, 360)
Armored Core V (PS3, 360)
Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure (360)

March 23, 2012
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai (PC)

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