Shippin' Out September 24-28: Halo 3, Opposing Fronts

Microsoft unleashes 2007's top 360 title alongside Company of Heroes expansion; sixth Settlers game joins five PS3 games and three Wii VC titles.

66 Comments

Unless you've just come back from a three-year stint researching jungle fauna in the deep Amazon, there's probably a good chance you know Halo 3 is coming out this weekend. Microsoft has dropped over $10 million dollars to promote the Xbox 360 exclusive, which will go on sale at over 10,000 locations at midnight--including hundreds of GameStop and Best Buy outlets. GameSpot's own Halo 3 Launch Center has extensive amounts of information on the title, including an extremely positive review and the video of the campaign's first hour.

If you don't own a 360 or aren't partial to foiling an interstellar crusade by fanatically religious aliens, the week does have some notable alternatives. A trio of high-profile games previously released on other platforms hit the PlayStation 3: Midway's Stranglehold, Electronic Arts' Skate, and Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII. Another game originally slated to arrive last week, THQ's racer Juiced 2, arrives on the PlayStation 3 (and the PSP) on Tuesday, alongside Sony's first-party basketballer, NBA 08 (PS3, PSP).

The days ahead also offer something to PC gamers whose thirst for Nazi blood has not yet been slaked. Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, the first stand-alone sequel to THQ's critically acclaimed real-time strategy game, ships out Monday. Other offerings for the mother of all gaming platforms include The Settlers: Rise of an Empire, the sixth installment in the city-building strategy series; and Loki: Heroes of Mythology, an action role-playing game that mingles deities from four pantheons.

With no new releases scheduled for Xbox Live Arcade, and Thursday's PlayStation Store update still unannounced, the Wii's Virtual Console is the only console service with any confirmed new games for download. Super Nintendo Entertainment System classic Kirby's Avalanche teams up with the Sega Genesis favorite Streets of Rage 3 and TurboGrafx-16 throwback Legend of Hero Tonma on the Wii Shop channel.

This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer information--actual dates may vary).

SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (PC)
Hour of Victory (PC)
Jackass the Game (PS2)
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (PS3, PSP)
Kirby's Avalanche (Wii VC)
Legend of Hero Tonma (Wii VC)
Skate (PS3)
Streets of Rage 3 (Wii VC)

SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
Bratz: The Movie (WII, PS2)
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII (PS3)
Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2
Dewy's Adventure (WII)
Halo 3 (X360)
Hot Pixel (PSP)
NBA 08 (PS3, PSP)
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire (PC)
Stranglehold (PS3)

SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence (X360, PC)

SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
No releases announced.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
Loki: Heroes of Mythology (PC)

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 66 comments about this story
66 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
  • 66 results
  • 1
  • 2
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for hooperfax006
hooperfax006

1836

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

Upvote • 
Avatar image for commando611
commando611

1728

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

overall this has been a crap week other than halo 3,all the sales of others where prob 1 sale every store. due to halo 3. lol

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Dan2002sk8er
Dan2002sk8er

172

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

Jacob-Goodlich - I have to disagree with you on the Halo thing, Halo multilayer will always be fun, then I will agree Assassins Creed will be thew best game this year, but why would anyone care about stranglehold when Halo 3 is released this week. this was a horrible strategy by the makers of Stranglehold, first the game is horrible you slide over all objects and the graphics look like a launch title for the dreamcast. Then they release it along side Halo 3, the people who made this game are a bunch of geniuses. the only game other than Halo that is worth looking at that released this week is Skate.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for p00phead
p00phead

1203

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

i love halo 3 but it was to short in campaign

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ParanoidSarge
ParanoidSarge

38

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

Wow, I can't believe halo sold that many copies!! I have mine and I'm already addicted.lol. [How come every comment that refers to Halo 3 it has a negative rated comment?(Sony fanboys anyone...)]

Upvote • 
Avatar image for playstation_wii
playstation_wii

5271

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Halo 3 is so awesome! :D

Upvote • 
Avatar image for comthitnuong
comthitnuong

10093

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

I think it is understood that all eyes will be on Halo 3.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for NerdboyHimself
NerdboyHimself

30

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Any particular reason they're not listing Soul Nomad for the PS2? Despite, y'know, being advertised right there on the PS2 page, in a very visible location, the legend "SEPTEMBER 25" plainly visible?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jacob-goodlich
jacob-goodlich

317

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

its kind of difficult to find the actual release date for stranglehold, but anyway im really glad that halo3 is out........should only take a few days to get bored of and then the REAL game of the year comes out(assassins creed)

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Homerj
Homerj

548

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Thanks for the clarification wolf...I saw that and said..theres no way Stranglehold is ready for PS3 so soon.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jakndaxter7223
jakndaxter7223

2101

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 25

User Lists: 0

ewww

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Pablo620
Pablo620

4980

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

OMG now i know why there is Halo 3 stuff just about everywhere. Cause it came out today. NO jk really

Upvote • 
Avatar image for legend_01
legend_01

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Halo 3 will own

Upvote • 
Avatar image for thewolf619
thewolf619

443

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Stranglehold got pushed to next month, Blazing Angels is being listed as November and NBA08 is next week. Silly Gamespot.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for _NeoN
_NeoN

88

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Gotta say, glad to see Halo 3 isn't the only title available this week that has me interested. There's Juiced 2, really enjoyed part 1, and then there's Loki.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for _NeoN
_NeoN

88

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Jebril
Jebril

1067

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

Halo is doomed Brats and Dewey are both released in the same week, everyone will forgot about their 360s and play with their Wiis this week. Yeah I know, but it never gets old for me.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Yojimbo8
Yojimbo8

98

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

Think the stores will stay open and do another midnight release for CSI? =P

Upvote • 
Avatar image for andrewhateme
andrewhateme

286

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Wow another CSI game?? thats Craptastic.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

4911

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 0

not bad, i dont own a 360 so that one is right out.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

4204

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Halo squashes everything.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for wainojake
wainojake

56

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

thats because no one wants to try and compete with halo 3 so they arn't trying to release on the same day

Upvote • 
Avatar image for mcxps3
mcxps3

659

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

Probably the first time all year the ps3 gets more releases than the wii and 360 not that itll matter though becuz Halo3 is gonna sell moroe on day one than all these aother titles combined. Oh well Back to VF5 and Warhawk, Ratchet and Clank hurry up.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for salamancecool
salamancecool

963

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 0

I'll get halo 3 early tomorrow when it comes out.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ashuncc2
ashuncc2

886

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Wow, can CSI come out with anymore media options? How many different CSIs are on tv now? I'll grab Halo tonight.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Freestyle_20
Freestyle_20

205

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

YAY FIFA out on friday screw halo lol

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Xbox_Gamer_117
Xbox_Gamer_117

70

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Will Halo 3 sell more than all these games togather?!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

481

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 63

User Lists: 0

I'm still waiting for another fantastic VC game. I had Kirby's Avalanche when I was little, but I didn't love it. Didn't like puzzle games back then. Don't know if I'll get it now. I kinda want to wait for Tetris Attack or something.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ramanav
ramanav

75

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

i have a ps3 and i am going to my friends house to play halo because no good games r comin out for the ps3. I guess i will have to wait till cod 4, unreal tournament 3 and the simpsons.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Brambler
Brambler

313

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

mattster1134 ur probably only saying that because u cant afford a 360 I am sure if he has a PC he could afford a crapbox 360

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Evilrudy
Evilrudy

54

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I was actually looking forward to Settlers: Rise of an Empire. That demo was sweet.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for kutty12000
kutty12000

1169

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Wow had no idea CoH OF was coming out this week. Hope it'll have as awesome a SP experience as CoH

Upvote • 
Avatar image for graze81
graze81

396

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Is Stranglehold PS3 out this week? Some retail sites are listing Oct 25. I've checked on Futureshop and Bestbuy.ca and they still list the game as coming out today. Does anyone know for certain it is out this week?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for pikaby
pikaby

12720

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

Nothing. Looks like I'll have to settle for Dewy

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ebookerd1
ebookerd1

1076

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

This Damn Shipping for Halo better be on time all the other games this week/Month are useless bargin bin sellers.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for mattster1134
mattster1134

30

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

ur probably only saying that because u cant afford a 360

Upvote • 
Avatar image for mattster1134
mattster1134

30

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

Upvote • 
Avatar image for noobgotpwned
noobgotpwned

76

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

Halo sucks COH OF is the only good game coming out

Upvote • 
Avatar image for SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

41098

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 56

User Lists: 0

Nothing for me this week. :(

Upvote • 
Avatar image for premier111
premier111

986

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 0

haha look at the emptiness after halo, because all developers knew that 360's are running halo and PS3/Wii owners are at a friends house playing halo. Hilarious.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for TristanH12
TristanH12

4581

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 45

User Lists: 0

They completely left off Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire Wii

Upvote • 
Avatar image for IceStorm-Br
IceStorm-Br

92

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

No good games.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for lamprey263
lamprey263

38068

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 0

Jackass, the game?!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

11707

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

Hmm... now should I get Bratz or Halo 3? lol...

Upvote • 
Avatar image for waraga
waraga

402

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

i will wait for msg4

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Doolum
Doolum

3282

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

wanna give a try to Stranglehold

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Vindictae
Vindictae

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

Definitely getting Opposing Fronts. Looks to be a great expansion to an already great game, and especially with doubling the playable factions. Can't wait to try the British artillery...

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ocdog45
ocdog45

9072

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 143

User Lists: 0

i got my copy

Upvote • 
Avatar image for woolysockofdoom
woolysockofdoom

494

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Looks like most companies decided to not release any X360 game during this week... I wonder why?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Trogeton
Trogeton

2776

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 45

User Lists: 0

WAAAAAA... I have to wait till morning to get my copy of Halo3.... I decided not to go because of the LONG line..... WELL I know Im getting mine... I reserved and paid off my reservation... I just have to pick it up.... But its not easy going online and seeing your friends online in Halo3 and your not

Upvote • 
  • 66 results
  • 1
  • 2