AU Shippin' Out September 24-September 28: Halo 3, FIFA 08, and Quake Wars

Finish the Fight.

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Chances are, if you own an Xbox 360, you've had tomorrow marked in your calendar for a while. When the clock strikes 12 tonight, Halo 3 goes on sale, with Australia being one of the first countries around the world to get it. Halo 3 picks up exactly where Halo 2 left off, which is a good thing because there were a lot of unanswered questions. With a tagline of "Finish the Fight," Halo 3 looks set to answer all the questions that fans were left wanting answered.

Aside from the single-player campaign, Halo 3 boasts an impressive multiplayer mode. There are 11 maps where up to 16 players can fight using a variety of new weapons and vehicles. A cool new feature is the new level editor called Forge. In the traditional sense, Forge is basically a map editor. However, unlike other editors, it allows you to change the items within the map during gameplay. As well as the competitive multiplayer options, Halo 3 also features an online co-op mode that supports up to four players.

The other big title coming out this week is the long-awaited Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. For those who don't know, Enemy Territory is an online, team-based first-person shooter, set just before Quake II as the Strogg invade Earth. The game has 12 maps in which up to 32 players can duke it out for the fate of humanity. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars comes out this Friday for the PC, with console versions of the game to follow at a later date.

The latest iteration of EA's popular soccer franchise, FIFA Soccer 08k, comes out in stores this Thursday. Just in case you missed it, for the first time Aussie football clubs from the A-League will be playable. Another really exciting feature for Wii owners is the ability to use their Miis in the game. Players will be able to exercise their Miis in the three minigames: juggling, table football, and boot. FIFA Soccer 08 comes out in Australia on the 27th.

September 24, 2007
No releases scheduled.

September 25, 2007
Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (360, DS)

September 26, 2007
No releases scheduled.

September 27, 2007
Sega Rally Revo (PS3, 360, PC, PSP)
FIFA Soccer 08 (PS3, 360, PC, PSP, DS, PS2, Wii)
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars (PSP)
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire (PC)
Stranglehold (PC)
Sam & Max: Season 1 (PC)
Jam Sessions (DS)
SingStar Rock Ballads (PS2)
Brunswick Pro Bowling (PSP, PS2, Wii)
Stuntman Ignition (PS3)
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII (PC)
Ninjabread Man (Wii)
Anubis II (Wii)
Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick (Wii)
Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing (PSP)

September 28, 2007
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (PC)
DiRT (PS3)

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