Shippin' Out Oct. 10-16: Medal of Honor, Super Scribblenauts
New releases this week highlighted by EA's shooter reboot, 5th Cell's creative sequel; others hitting shelves include Lucha Libre, Borderlands GOTY.
Last week's new release schedule included postapocalyptic action, basketball, and vampires, but this week focuses on the Afghan War, a little man named Maxwell, and Mexican wrestling.
Leading the pack this week is Electronic Arts' modern-day shooter Medal of Honor. Hitting the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on Tuesday, the title is a reboot of the 11-year-old Medal of Honor franchise. Fans can expect two distinct experiences with Medal of Honor. Its single-player campaign was created using the Unreal 3 engine, and its multiplayer runs on DICE's Frostbite. The title follows a squad of Tier 1 operators throughout combat scenarios abroad.
Also dropping this week is 5th Cell's sequel to the highly praised Scribblenauts. Super Scribblenauts comes exclusively to the Nintendo DS on Tuesday and packs in an element not found in its predecessors: adjectives. Now, with the help of this new ability, players will be able to guide protagonist Maxwell in a variety of new ways. What was once just a baseball can now become a slimy baseball.
For those looking for some mat time, Konami is bringing Lucha Libre: Heroes of the Ring to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this Tuesday. Lucha Libre will feature the league's familiar six-sided ring, as well as a number of international stars, including ex-WCW wrestlers La Parka and Konnan. Other AAA stars that could be included but are not yet confirmed for the game include Octagon, Abismo Negro, Jack Evans, Teddy Hart, and Silver King.
Gamers who have yet to try their hand at Gearbox Software's sci-fi-themed Borderlands, can pick up the Game of the Year Edition this Tuesday on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The new SKU packs in all previously released downloadable content as well as a token to play the Duke Nukem Forever demo early.
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, OCTOBER 11
Casper's Scare School: Spooky Sports Day--Wii--SVG Distribution
Deal or No Deal: Special Edition--DS--Zoo Games
G.G. Series: Super Hero Orge--DS--Genterprise
Ivy the Kiwi? Mini--DS--Namco Bandai Games
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1--Wii--Sega
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Alan Wake: The Writer--X360--Microsoft Game Studios
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition--PC, PS3, X360--Take- Two Interactive
Disney Sing It: Party Hits--Wii--Disney Interactive Studios
Dragon's Lair Trilogy--Wii--Destineer
I love Puppies--DS--Destineer
Jewels of the Tropical Lost Island--DS--City Interactive
Just Dance 2--Wii--Ubisoft
Logic Machines--DS--City Interactive
Lucha Libre AAA Heroes del Ring--X360, PS3--Konami
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals--DS--Natsume
Medal of Honor--PC, PS3, X360--Electronic Arts
My Baby 3 & Friends--DS--Majesco Games
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes--PS3, Wii--Capcom
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1--PS3--Sega
Super Scribblenauts--DS--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Vampire Moon: The Mystery of the Hidden Sun--DS--City Interactive
Who’s That Flying?--PS3--SCEA
ZhuZhu Pets 2: Featuring the Wild Bunch--DS, Wii--Activision
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
Ninjabee Critic’s Choice Collection--X360--Majesco Entertainment
Pinball FX 2--X360--Microsoft Game Studios
Sesame Street: Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure--Wii--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1--X360--Sega
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14
DJ Max Portable 3--PSP--PM Studios Inc.
Dynasty Warriors: Online--PC--Aeria Games and Entertainment
The Guild 2: Renaissance--PC--Dreamcatcher
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
Solitaire Overload Plus--DS--Telegames Inc.
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