AU Shippin' Out September 14-18: Guitar Hero 5

Activision sets its sights on the Fab Four with the release of Guitar Hero 5.


Following the preemptive release of downloadable content ahead of the game's release, Activision's Guitar Hero 5 is due to hit Aussie stores this Wednesday. Featuring 85 tracks and building on the groundwork laid out by last year's Guitar Hero: World Tour, GH5 is set to introduce some new features, including drop-in drop-out gameplay and the ability to play multiples of the same instrument in your band. At this stage, there's only going to be a software bundle with a guitar peripheral available, so if you want the full band experience, you'll still have to pick up the GH:WT bundle.

Also out this week is Dirt 2--the sequel to 2007's popular Colin McRae: Dirt--that took the long-running Rally racing series in a slightly less-realistic direction. Boasting a garage of 35 cars across three classes, Dirt 2 features an in-depth Career mode that spans four continents, as well as an excellent multiplayer offering. Dirt 2 has received critical acclaim and will be one game that racing fans won't want to miss when it's released down under on September 18.

This week also sees two well-received console games, Resident Evil 5 and Red Faction: Guerrilla, make their way over to the PC on the September 17. RF:G is a straight port, while RE5 will add in new costumes and take advantage of the GeForce 3D Vision technology from NVIDIA.

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September 16, 2009
Guitar Hero 5 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
G-Force (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS)

September 17, 2009
Red Faction: Guerrilla (PC)
Wacky World of Sports (Wii)
NHL 10 (PS3, 360)
Resident Evil 5 (PC)
NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer (Wii)
Heroes Over Europe (PS3, 360, PC)
Fossil Fighters (DS)
SingStar Motown (PS2, PS3)
MotorStorm Arctic Edge (PSP)
Order of War (PC)

September 18, 2009
Dirt 2 (360, PS3, PSP)
Section 8 (PC, 360)
Championship Manager 2010 (PC)

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