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[Shipping Out] Week of November 17th

Deadly assassins, hot pursuits and magic spells are only the tip of the iceberg in this (late) edition of our weekly Shipping Out.
Author: Parjanya C. Holtz
Published: November 22, 2010
Welcome to (a late) Shipping Out, our weekly notice of all them games that ship from publishers to retailers in preparation for their street date a day later. In many cases, these games won't be on store shelves until tomorrow, but in the interest of getting the word out, letting the PR departments have their fancy quotes and saving us sanity as the weekly releases pile up, we're going to be consolidating everything down into one handy little news story at the end of the day, along with this description. Neat, eh? And lazy!


It's the TPS way.

[PlayStation 2]

Nada! Has our beloved PS2 come to rest at last?

[PlayStation Portable]

Split/Second

Developed by Sumo Digital, Disney Interactive Studios is the publisher of this port of the PS3/360 version that was released earlier this year. Stuntman meets Burnout, they make a baby, and call it Split/Second.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator

Is the PSP dying, or why haven't I heard of this game before my colleagues started threatening to deport me unless I'd handle this week's shipping out? Is the PSP2 already looming on the horizon? When we asked Dana Jan of Ready at Dawn (he also directed the just recently released God of War: Ghost of Sparta) about a possible PSP2, he had some interesting things to say.

[PlayStation 3]

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Ezio Auditore da Firenze is back once again to fight the Templars in this third installment of Ubisoft Montreal's unique open-world action adventure. We hear it's quite good, and we'll let you know if that's true as soon as our review copy of the game finds its way into our offices.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Oh, Criterion, how we adore you. The British studio responsible for the fantastic Burnout series was given the honor to revitalize a struggling Need for Speed brand. Scott is reviewing the game, so expect him to tell you whether they've succeeded in saving the franchise soon.

Nat Geo Challenge! Wild Life

Gaming can indeed have educational value, which is why I'm curious to see what Aram and his kids think of this National Geographic title. What is that? You've never held a National Geographic in your hands? Get off my lawn!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: The Videogame

I've read every single one of the Harry Potters, and I already look forward to one day being able to read them to my kids, which is why every time a new HP game comes out I am carefully enthusiastic about it. Could this be the one brilliant movie tie-in we all have been waiting for?

DanceDanceRevolution

Andy claims he cannot dance, but fill him up with a few Bud Light Lemons, and suddenly he starts spinning on his head. Seriously. Be sure to send him angry hate mail if he doesn't put up a video review by Tuesday.

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet

This light-hearted party game isn't taking itself too seriously, reminding us of the brilliant Crash Bash. [Don't take his word for it – that game wasn't all too great according to critics. -Ed.]

EA Create

We're always interested in games that experiment with gaming conventions to create something fresh and unique. EA's Create is a rather interesting looking title that features PlayStation Move controls.

EA Sports Active 2.0

Games like this always remind me to start a casting call for a hot female editor. You know, for video reviews and stuff.

Apache: Air Assault

A helicopter combat flight-simulator. Sounds like fun? Well, wait for our review to tell you more.

NBA Jam

Originally NBA Jam was planned to be bundled alongside NBA Elite 11, however after fans heard of EA's plans they were outraged and collectively began chanting a chorus of “EA sucks,” until the company gave in, canned NBA Elite 11 entirely, and has now released NBA Jam as an enhanced, standalone product that actually got printed on retail discs. It's a mad world we live in.

Zumba Fitness

A PlayStation Move dance fitness game. That's all we're saying. (See above.)

[PlayStation Network]

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time HD

The Sands of Time marks the rebirth of the classic Prince of Persia series. Two PS2 sequels, one PS3 reboot and one PS3 prequel plus one Jerry Bruckheimer produced action flick later and Ubisoft is releasing a PS3 exclusive remastered version of the first PS2 Prince that not only features HD graphics, but stereoscopic 3D as well. Oh, and remasters of Warrior Within and The Two Thrones are on their way as well.

CrazyTaxi

Another remake of the classic arcade racer. It's being reviewed by our very own Brian Albert as we speak, so look out for that within the next few days.

Publishers: want to make sure we've got your games in our weekly Shipping Out blurbs? Just kick over those shipping press releases to Shipping Out (at) TotalPlayStation (dot) com and we'll make sure they get tossed into the rotation.

Now go, gamers, go and spend, spend, spend!