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[Shipping Out] Week of September 13

Multiple PS2 releases? What is this, 2002?
Author: Kyle Heimbigner
Published: September 14, 2010
Welcome to another edition of Shipping Out! Our weekly notice of all of the new games coming out each week. Both in stores and on Playstation Network. In many cases, these games won’t be out until the next day or Wednesday, but we like to get this out early to give you, the reader, a heads up.

Playstation 2

How much longer is the Playstation 2 going to keep on going? We got two new games this week to talk about for it!

Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest

I don’t feel like we get enough Lord of the Rings games, and even fewer that are actually good. Coming shortly after the launch of the Free 2 Play version of Lord of the Rings Online is Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest. The action adventure title is available now for the Playstation 2 and PSP, and will be available on September 28th for the Playstation 3.

In The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest you play as, you guess it... Bilbo! No, not really, you really do play as Aragorn in this title. Switching between multiple weapons, and battling the enemies of Middle Earth and the Free Peoples (including on horseback) you will travel through all of the well known locations of the Middle Earth world and relive the battles that Aragorn had a roll in. If you bring a friend over, they can take a second controller and play as Gandalf.

The game is being advertised as a family friendly action adventure title. Hopefully it will be good and will do justice to the Middle Earth setting. Look for our impressions and review once it becomes available for the Playstation 3.

“In The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest, players become the legendary
Aragorn and embark upon a quest reliving the hero's most valiant battles
from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Wielding a sword, shield, bow and spear,
players will battle enemies and journey through a colorful and fresh
rendition of Middle-earth where they can switch between spear and sword on
horseback, taking down evil foes in a truly action-packed gameplay
experience. Two-player co-op gameplay featuring Gandalf allows kids,
families and friends to work together in the heart of the action on the PS3.”

Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp

“Developed by Torus Games, Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp finds
Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred on an all-new adventure to
uncover the mystery behind a strange swamp girl and her peculiar
cauldron of brew. For the first time, players can jump in as any of the
Mystery, Inc. characters (including Scooby-Doo!) at any time to travel
beyond the swamp and into other haunted locales.”