Shippin' Out Nov. 28-Dec. 4: Epic Mickey, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

New release slate led by Junction Point's Disney mascot platformer for Wii, DS role-playing game; other new titles out include Nail'd, Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos.

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Last week's new release schedule was championed by two hotly hyped exclusives: Gran Turismo 5 and Donkey Kong Country Returns. This week follows that up with two long-awaited system exclusives of its own.

Leading the charge this week is Junction Point's Wii-exclusive Disney Epic Mickey. Due out on Tuesday, the title combines elements of the action adventure, role-playing, and platforming genres. Epic Mickey sees Disney's storied mouse braving the dreary bluffs of the Wasteland, an alternate dimension populated by a variety of characters from Disney's stable. Mickey must restore the Wasteland with the aid of his trusty paint brush. With the tool, players are able to alter the way the world looks, painting in some areas while thinning others.

Mickey Mouse grabs the paint brush this week.
Mickey Mouse grabs the paint brush this week.

Carrying a $50 price tag for the standard edition, Epic Mickey will also be available in a $70 package. The collector's edition includes a 5-inch Epic Mickey figurine, an Epic Mickey-themed skin for the Wii, and a behind-the-scenes bonus video.

Gamers looking to take their gaming on the go this week can pick up Golden Sun: Dark Dawn exclusively for the DS. Dark Dawn asks players to save a reborn world from impending catastrophe with the help of djinn. The djinn are magical spirits that can be used to call upon the power of gods, whether it's to wipe out enemies or circumvent obstacles and solve puzzles. The third game in the Golden Sun series, Dark Dawn is set 30 years after the events of the original Game Boy Advance titles in the series.

Racing fans this week can pick up Nail'd, a multiplatform title due out on Tuesday from Deep Silver. Nail'd marks the publisher's first foray into the off-road racing genre and lets players speed around numerous environments in the seat of either an ATV or a dirt bike. Gamers will compete in areas like the Mediterranean seafront, a misty wooded forest, an arctic glacier, and an active volcano.

Nail'd it!
Nail'd it!

Those willing to put their life on the line to catch crabs can pick up Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos this week for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. From Crave, the title is based on the popular television show and follows 2008's coldly received Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm. Sea of Chaos sports 10 distinct campaign options, where players must tackle a number of feats including going head-to-head against Captain Sig Hansen's Northwestern to see who can catch the most crab in a single season when there are no other boats on the water. The title also includes a number of minigames, where players will collect crab pots, unload the haul, and finally sort the crustaceans.

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.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29
7 Wonders II--DS--Avanquest Software
Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos--PS3, Wii, X360--Crave
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn--Nintendo
Sniper Elite--Wii--Reef Entertainment

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Create--Mac--EA Games
Dead Nation--PS3--SCEA
Disney Epic Mickey--Wii--Disney Interactive Studios
Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure--PS3--Take-Two Interactive
Dungeon Defenders--PC--Reverb
EVE Online: Incursion--PC--CCP
Frenzic--DS--The Iconfactory
Funky Lab Rat--PS3--Hydravision
Hello Kitty Seasons--Wii--Zoo Games
Mystery P.I. New York--PC--PopCap
Nail'd--PS3, X360, PC--Deep Silver
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics--DS--Zoo Games
SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny--PC--JoWooD Entertainment AG
Super Meat Boy--Mac--Team Meat
Super Meat Boy--PC--Team Meat
WinX Club: Rockstars--DS--Namco Bandai Games

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1
Unbound Saga--X360--Vogster Entertainment LLC

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
RUSH--PC--Two Tribes

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pphatmat

Epic Mickey? Sounds epicly lame

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Crumblet

Epic Mickey isn't getting the reviews Disney was hoping for, I notice.

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mariomaster16

The only thing I can think after reading that whole thing is "OMFG! Golden Sun!"

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monson21502

Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure for ps3. could be a big move seller... is it a move game?

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sagameister3

If I still had a ds I'd definitely go for Golden Sun.

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HaloPimp978

It's definitely GS for me. I have been hoping they would make one for DS and now its here.

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Flame_Blade88

Definitely can't wait for Golden Sun, been 7 long years since the last one.

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hotdiddykong

Golden sun,and Epic mickey for me ^_^ I already have Super meat boy for 360 so i guess those with PC can now have it! I heard its gonna have PC exclusive characters, thats exciting

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nparks

Why does it seem like there's a new Dora the Explorer game every freaking week? Who buys these things?

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SilentChicken

Ooh, Spellforce!

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soulless4now

I want Golden Sun, but I need to play the other two games first. Epic Mickey would've made a great world in a future Kingdom Hearts game. Someone should've thought about that. v_v

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itsTolkien_time

I've got to hear some more on Golden Sun. I'm hopeful for it.

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ScreamDream

Epic Mickey looks beautiful.

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amaan4ever

try to get epic mickey

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nickythenewt21

Epic Mickey. OMG OMG OMG CANNOT WAIT!

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DarkEmperorr

For me its donkey kong and golden sun this christmas, I live in europe so I have to wait longer but better longer than never.

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Tevi

time to cut in line

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LinusBlue

I considered getting Epic Mickey until I saw the reviews. I don't tolerate abysmal cameras.

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gohoanq

Can't wait to pick up Epic Mickey tomorrow lol and I need to find a way to get Golden sun x.x

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monson21502

seen a epic mickey tv ad last week and thought it looked worse then a ps2 game.

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pest-x

super meat boy pc im pretty happy it coming out in just one day, i love so much the headcrab, minecraft guy, machinarium robot and the other character look awesome too :D

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SneekyRatchet

all i heard was crap all over, eh

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dukerav

I'm gettin' Nail'd this week... ehh, ehhh?... Not really... but maybe ?

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mariostar0001

An entire paragraph wasted by Deadliest Catch. :roll: Was it supposed to be a joke or something? :P

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dipsetboy17

i gotta try out that golden sun game. looks good.

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Phazevariance

I'll try out epic mickey. Donkey Kong is awesome and slightly hard. Wii is doing well with games this year.

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ricardo-sene

Nintendo is leading this week. for me, only Epic Mickey and Golden Sun are worth... they look two great games, specially Golden Sun. Dead Nation looks good as well, maybe I try it some time later.

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LilRoss2k3

wtf is "epic mickey"?

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sonicare

Can't wait for the new Dora title. Looks like a perfect 10.

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fueled-system

cant wait for golden sun, loved the first two games.

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MJ12-Conspiracy

Epic Mickey looks awesome, too bad I can't do motion controls.