Naughty Dog's top-rated action adventure cracks jokes with Double Fine's roadie rampage, while Fallout 3: GOTY lifts off with Where the Wild Things Are.
Naughty Dog's first excursion into the universe of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is regarded by many to be among the best games released for the PlayStation 3. And any questions about whether Naughty Dog would be able to deliver a worthy follow-up in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves have already been answered in resounding form.
Out this week exclusively on the PS3, Uncharted 2 again sees wisecracking treasure-hunter Nathan Drake, along with a vibrant supporting cast of characters, on the hunt for pay dirt and moving out of the way of bullets. Beyond its third-person shooting gameplay, players will also navigate treacherous platforming while solving ancient puzzles to secure their booty. The game also introduces both competitive and cooperative multiplayer to the series.
Uncharted 2 won't be the only action adventure with a sense of humor heading to retail this week. Having settled its legal dispute with Activision, Tim Schafer's Double Fine Studios will release the Jack Black-led Brutal Legend for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Double Fine's first effort since the critical darling Psychonauts, Brutal Legend follows the travails of metal-enthused roadie Eddie Riggs, who has an axe to grind in a rock-themed, demon-filled alternate dimension.
Bethesda Softworks has Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition on tap this week for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The package compiles all five previously released Fallout 3 downloadable content packs: Broken Steel, Operation Anchorage, The Pitt, Mothership Zeta, and Point Lookout. The console editions of the game will retail for $59.99, while the PC package can be had for $49.99.
With Maurice Sendak's superlative children's story Where the Wild Things Are making its big-screen debut on Friday, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be kicking things off with a game adaptation on Tuesday. Available for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and DS, the game lets players assume the role of Max and tells a story that accompanies the film though does not mirror it.
Nintendo is having no problems getting Wii MotionPlus add-ons into consumers hands, having sold nearly 3 million units through August. Still, the publisher will be incentivizing the package this week with a Wii Sports Resort bundle that includes two MotionPlus pack-ins for $59.99. Nintendo's console also has Konami's Scene It? Twilight dawning this week, along with Sega's Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and Scribblenauts developer 5TH Cell's Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter coming to the Wii and DS. Nintendo's Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky will also land on the DS this week.
Sony's PlayStation platform will receive two new SingStar installments this week. PS2 gamers can pick up SingStar Latino, while PS3 owners can croon along with SingStar Motown. Other new releases this week include Agetec's Way of the Samurai 3 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, as well as THQ's multiplatform Cars Race-O-Rama.
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 the Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
OCTOBER 12, 2009
Cars Race-O-Rama--X360, PS3, PS2, PSP, WII, DS--THQ
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky--DS--Nintendo
Wii Sports Resort w/ two Wii MotionPlus add-ons
OCTOBER 13, 2009
A Boy and His Blob--WII--Majesco Games
Brutal Legend--X360, PS3--EA Games
Cabela's Outdoor Adventures (2009)--PC--Activision
Cake Mania 3--DS--Majesco Games
Dream Dance & Cheer--WII--Zoo Games
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition--X360, PS3, PC--Bethesda Softworks
Fate: The Traitor Soul--PC--Encore Software, Inc.
Half-Minute Hero--PSP--Xseed Games
Hero's Saga Laevatein Tactics--DS--Aksys Games
Ju-on: The Grudge--WII--Xseed Games
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga--PC--LucasArts
MagnaCarta 2--X360--Namco Bandai Games America
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games--WII, DS--Sega
Obscure: The Aftermath--PSP Adventure--Ignition Entertainment
Petz Pony: Beauty Pageant--DS--Ubisoft
SingStar Motown--PS3--SCE Australia
Ski-Doo: Snowmobile Challenge--WII--Valcon Games
Sudoku Ball Detective--WII--Playlogic
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves--PS3--SCEA Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
Way of the Samurai 3--X360, PS3--Agetec Inc.
Where the Wild Things Are--X360, PS3, WII, DS--WBIE
A Witch's Tale--DS--NIS America
OCTOBER 14, 2009
Rappelz Epic VI: Solus Aurum--PC--Gala-Net, Inc.
Scene It? Twilight--WII--Konami
OCTOBER 15, 2009
Squeeballs Party--IP--Performance Designed Products
OCTOBER 16, 2009
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter--WII, DS--THQ
Tropico 3--X360, PC--Kalypso
sometimes we cant wait for a GOTY edition to come out is to late . although they do have some advantage like extra content from the past for free but it only release GOTY after 1-2 years later.. by the time i get it other ppl already play all and forget about it !!
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition. the reason why I didn't buy fallout 3 when it first came out. They did it with Morrowind and they did it with Oblivion. I did not see why they where not going to do this with Fallout 3 as well. im glad i waited.
@xBloodknightx and Banana23man I passed 16 a while ago but you're right I don't have to pay car payments...I own both of my cars. If you two guys could read my message and somehow attach an age to it then you're both cousins of The Amazing Kreskin. I understand the state of finances in the country today but what does that have to do with this topic? My point is that if you want 8 games that are coming out you be RESPONSIBLE to your situation and get one today and one sometime later when you can afford it. You don't just whine and pick one. Correct me if I'm wrong but you can still play Uncharted today and you'll still have fun. I play Burnout Paradise more than any other game I own and it's over a year old. Rockband is over 2 years old but is that not fun anymore simply because it didn't come out last week? Both of you should grow up, get girlfriends, and jobs. Then you wouldn't have to whine about so much. And you can check my trophies if you really want to know how many games I have (hint: more than both of you combined). My apologies to the rest of the readers as it's not meant for 90% of you, only the ones who complain at everything instead of enjoying the games. Seriously, how can you look at this week's releases and find anything to complain about (except that Borderlands won't be out til NEXT week)?
I hope Brutal Legend does well. Tim Schafer is brilliant, and the man behind Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango, and Psychonauts deserves a big payday. In an industry dominated by 'me-too' hacks, he's a true original.
@GodsPoison You should try the first Uncharted out, if that's the reason you're not interested in the 2nd one. It's like saying "I'm not getting a game, because I've never played games" - which is just plain dumb.
Im getting Fallout 3 GOTY, meh for Uncharted never played the first one and meh for Brutal legend, ill pick that up later on down the road when its price goes down.
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/142/14210507/vids_1.html Brutal Legend gets a 9 on IGN! Man, I'll be bouncing between UC2 and Brutal Legend tomorrow. I can't wait!!
@ killafolston Clearly you are only a PS3 gamer, as Brutal Legend is the "big" release for 360 this week. Also check out the review for Brutal Legend on Metacritic. I think that people are going to be shocked at how good this game might actually be.
Brutal legend should be shipping at a later date,uncharted 2 is going to bury it. I really don't see what's so great about brutal legend anyways,it looks stupid and the graphics sucks!
I have to say uncharted 2 is pure gold. iv had it for almost a week and im almost done with it but im just going to say everyone will be in for a shocker. the game is a masterpiece of story, gameplay and graffix. everyonr with a ps3 should buy this game right away. I promise u will be playing this game with aww at how well it was made. 10/10
Uncharted 2 + Brutal Legend = $60. Do T3G1F by finding games that qualify and only cost $10. I might even pick up Fallout 3 for another $30. And the gaming season truly begins. Next week is Borderlands, then Forza, next is Dragon Age, Modern Warfare follows, and finally L4D and Assassin's Creed. I am getting 8 games for $240. Awesome.
Damnit! There's too many must-have games coming out within a close time frame of each other! It sucks that my budget won't allow me to be able to afford them all. Saving for Dragon Age, coming out next month. :(
I might rent Mario and Sonic: winter olympics. In my opinion, it looks fun and better than the first one. EDIT: I also notice people marking down people for liking that game and voting up people who like serious games...all I can say is "discrimination"
Uncharted 2, Brutal Legends, A boy and his Blob, Half minute hero and a witch's tale all must buy, I'll check out tropico 3 and dreamkiller in the bargin bin
Geez, I haven't heard anything about this "Way of the Samurai 3" but if it is like the first, than I feel a need to buy it at full price. But the question is... Should I get this or Uncharted 2?
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- Tropico 3
- Way of the Samurai 3
- Pokemon Dungeon Sky
- Magna Carta 2
- Fallout 3: GOTY
- Half-Minute Hero
- Ju-on: The Grudge
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- A Witch's Tale
- A Boy and His Blob
- Cabela's Outdoor Adventures (2009)
- Fate: Traitor Soul
- Laevatein Tactics
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- Obscure: The Aftermath
- Drawn to Life Next
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- Rappelz Epic VI: Solus Aurum
- Buck Fever
- SingStar Latino
- Where the Wild Things Are
- SingStar Motown
- Sudoku Ball Detective
- Petz: Pony Beauty Pageant
- Cake Mania 3
- Ski-Doo: Snowmobile Chal
- Dream Dance & Cheer
- Scene It? Twilight