Shippin' Out Oct. 30-Nov. 5: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Naughty Dog sends Nathan Drake on another adventure as Sonic Generations, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded ship to stores.

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Sandwiched between last week's Battlefield 3 and next week's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is vying for some highly contested consumer dollars. Sonic Generations will attempt to deliver a hybrid Sonic experience, Snowblind Studios' hack-and-slash take on The Lord of the Rings hits shelves, and GoldenEye goes HD.

Drake has a way of striking gold.
Drake has a way of striking gold.

Nathan Drake is back in the third Uncharted game. One of the PlayStation 3's top franchises, the latest entry features familiar faces and follows Drake as he tries to find his way through the Arabian Peninsula and its bleak Empty Quarter. In addition to new multiplayer overhauls, the game will feature stereoscopic 3D capability, new stealth and melee maneuvers, and more.

The iconic blue hedgehog is back in two forms in Sonic Generations for the Xbox 360 and PS3. This time around, Sonic's new friend is Sonic: the classic '90s chili-dog-eating, family-band-playing, fastest-thing-alive version. Both the current-gen and old-school Sonics are fully playable, and they travel through levels custom-tailored to their respective play styles.

Snowblind Studios' The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC brings hack-and-slash action to Middle-earth. War in the North focuses on the fellowship of a dunedain (ranger), dwarf, and elf attempting to fend off Sauron's armies in the North that are headed by one of Sauron's top lieutenants, Agandaur. Multiplayer will allow for simultaneous looting and leveling with three players online, or two players locally.

Almost a year to the day after the well-regarded Wii version hit last year, GoldenEye 007 is set for release on Xbox 360 and PS3 as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. Like the Wii game, this is not a port of the N64 game, but a reimagining of the classic shooter with an all-new story--now in HD. This remastered first-person shooter is set to feature 16-player online matches and a four-player split-screen mode.

For further details, 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.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun--X360, PS3, PC--Square Enix
Ghost Whisperer: Shadowlands--PC--CBS Software
The Grinder--X360, Wii--High Voltage Software
Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts--PC--Meridian4, Headup Games
Growing Pains--X360--Smudged Cat Games
I Kill Zombies--PSP--Open Emotion Studios
The Second Guest--PC--Headup Games
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter--PC--Paradox Interactive
To the Moon--PC--Freebird Games
Two Worlds II: Velvet GOTY Edition--X360, PS3, PC, MAC--TopWare Interactive
Voltron: Defender of the Universe--X360, PS3--THQ
Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone--PS3--Konami

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars--PS3--Kalypso
Cabela's Adventure Camp--X360, PS3, Wii--Activision
Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party--X360--Activision
Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai--X360, PS3, Wii--Activision
Centipede: Infestation--3DS--Atari
Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks--Wii, DS--THQ
Dora & Kai-Lan's Pet Shelter--DS--2K Play
Family Game Night 4: The Game Show--X360, PS3, Wii--EA
Fate/Extra--PSP--Aksys Games
Gem Smashers--Wii, 3DS--Red Wagon
Generator Rex: Agent of Providence--X360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, DS--Activision
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded--X360, PS3--Activision
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns--3DS--Natsume
Hasbro Family Game Night Fun Pack--X360, Wii--EA
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes--3DS--Ubisoft
Jimmie Johnson's Anything With an Engine--X360, PS3--Konami
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North--X360, PS3, PC--Warner Bros.
Monopoly Collection--Wii--EA
MotionSports Adrenaline--X360, PS3--Ubisoft
NASCAR Unleashed--X360, PS3, Wii--Activision
NCIS--X360, PS3, Wii--Ubisoft
Nickelodeon Team Umizoomi--DS--2K Play
Oregon Trail--Wii, 3DS--Crave
Otomedius Excellent--X360--Konami
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town--Wii, DS--Crave
Sonic Generations--X360, PS3--Sega
Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It--Wii--EA
Twister Mania--X360--Majesco Games
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception--PS3--SCEA
ZhuZhu Babies--DS--Activision
Zoobles! Spring to Life!--DS--Activision

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters--PS3--Maximum Family Games
Sonic Generations--PC--Sega

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Ripper_TV

What is this??? -The Grinder did NOT come out -Growing Pains did NOT come out -Grotesque Tactics 2 did NOT come out -Second Guest did NOT come out Other than that - this month is so full of crap games.

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CTR360

UC3 all the way

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pszone

Getting uncharted 3 worth the money. Aslo gd luck sonic you need it since sega proflits down, but rest big gd luck because not everyone not goint to buy all the games

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Spacerac

Also, BF3 vs MW3? MW3 vs BF3? Yeah right. Uncharted 3's multiplayer owns the hell out of both of those games combined. I may have been around -700 in K/D when it finished but I had a hell of a time playing that I surely didn't have playing BF3's beta (first and only short-lived Battlefield experience, mind you) or Black Ops. Don't have to play MW3 to know it will be the same thing.

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Spacerac

Uncharted 3. Sonic Generations. What gaming is all about. Well that and fun now, file for bankruptcy later.

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franzito

I can't help but to cheer for Sonic

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godzillavskong

UC 3 is going to be a great title, although I was surprised by the review that G4 gave it. 4 out of 5?? Sessler seemed to think it took a step back from UC2.It really had big shoes to fill, which may have lead to huge expectations, and are hard to live up to. Either way, I have to finish UC2 first, then I may take a journey through UC3.

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Egotte

Skyrim can't come soon enough!

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DLobotomist

Drake gets a new story again.... woohoo.... lets see what they have for us this year..... I know its good... just how good....

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servb0ts

Otomedius Excellent--X360--Konami. I wish this game was multiplat 360 are some lucky bastards with freaking exclusives. :(

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WayneL23

everyones being all macho with their game choices...take a walk on the wild side for once will ya. Disney Princess Enchanting storybooks YAY!!!! XD and its under THQ woot!!! Darksiders was sweet so im guessing this game will be epic!!! LOL!!

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joby1234

Halloween and a belly full of candy...U3 the next day, life indeed is marvelous!!

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dagamemon

Sonic Generations, Uncharted 3 Two things that'll make me unbelievably glad!

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cameio

Uncharted 3 collector's edition for me :D

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MJ12-Conspiracy

Next week Skyrim comes out, I'm pretty much done when I get Skyrim. there are some good titles in this weeks release list, Goldeneye Reloaded might be good, Uncharted 3, War In The North, NCIS? [I doubt NCIS will be any good as a game but I love the show.] and let's not forget VOLTRON! it'll be awesome. *Note* in regards to Voltron, I'm not serious :)

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Pete5506

I'll be picking up a copy of Uncharted

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Master_Turismo

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Otomedius Excellent for me this week and then The Elders Scrolls Skyrim next week.

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mariostar0001

I just learned about Goldeneye: Reloaded yesterday, and it's already being released. I expect high fan ratings, but low overall enthusiasm. Also, Sonic Generations! YEAH!

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akuya32

So many decisions. Well I guess I have to get U3. *sigh* What a drag. LOL

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zzamaro

I'll wait for U3 GOTY edition. I'm not going to spend 85 bucks(season pass) for a single game. I did this with Gears of War 3 too. I don't support season passes.

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mr_squibble

Otomedius Excellent! If I hadn't just imported several Japanese CAVE shooters for XBOX 360, OE would be a day-one purchase for me! I'll just have to wait until early 2012.

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WllDan7

The grinder is coming out? I thought that game was dead.

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AgentRebecca

All im getting this week is Gears 3 DLC, next week is Skyrim for me, 4 days later, Saints 3.

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Superzone

Uncharted 3 at midnight tonight!!!! GAH HURRY UP TIME!

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Flint247

Sonic Generations! :D

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megadeth1117

UC3 + Gears 3 DLC for me.

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brothersinarmsb

So pump for Uncharted 3 !

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SSJSasuke10

Thumbs up if you plan on Uncovering the Truth!

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president_bush

Sweet. Dora & Kai-Lan's Pet Shelter is at the top of my list. Probably going to be game of the year.

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beuneus12

got UC3 preorder + DLC package (eventhough I normally hate these DLC traps, but UC3 is to good to miss up on)