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[Shipping Out] the Week of October 11, 2010

Hedgehogs and Samurais and Necromorphs - Oh my!
Author: Andy Curtiss
Published: October 12, 2010
Welcome to Shipping Out, our weekly notice of all the games that shipped this week. Based on information from press releases and other sources of information we've compiled a list and description of all said games. While we usually try to release this on Monday so you have a clue what to expect on Tuesday we were a tad late this week. Forgive us please!


Either way you'll find our condensed list here easier to read and quick to get through. Neat eh? And lazy!

It's the TPS way.

PSN

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1
It's the sequel to Sonic & Knuckles that has been more then 15 years in the making. They promise us a game that both new fans and old fans alike will enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled here for a forthcoming review!

Dead Space Ignition
While it seems strange to put out a text-based "midquel" to Dead Space 2, that's exactly what has happened! Unlike the other Dead Space games, this will not be a third-person shooter. Don't be put off though because the game boasts some interesting ideas with three unique hacking mini games: Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Override. Plus a take on the classic "Choose Your Own Adventure" idea which gives players the chance to survive a Necromorph outbreak in multiple ways. Players completing this will receive unlocks for the upcoming Dead Space 2.

Arc The Lad
The PS1 classic tactical RPG makes it's return to the gaming world on PSN. Storm castles, escape prison and tempt fate in general in the role of Arc and his friends Kukuru, Gogen, Poco and more.

Alundra
A second PS1 classic also coming back to life thanks to PSN. Become Alundra the Dreamwalker who must fight hordes of evil baddies to save the world. Alundra received awards and was generally lauded upon its release back in 1997. Will you lose sleep over the Dreamwalker?

PS3

Borderlands: GOTY Edition
This well deserved release will include the original Borderlands game and all four of the downloadable content packs. This was one of those games that you'd have to have lived under a rock to have missed since it's original release back in October of 2009. Borderlands is described as a sci fi third person shooter with an intense multiplayer experience.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves GOTY Edition
Another well deserved release for a very anticipated sequel. The list of extras and neat add-ons that comes with the GOTY Edition are too numerous to list here, but let us be the first to tell you that they are well worth it. This action-adventure game as you feeling like you're playing a movie. Quite the experience!

Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes
This is the Capcom release that puts you in the part of a historically based individual in feudal Japan. Hack and slash your way through hordes of enemy soldiers to reach your goal. The game boasts a number of unique playable characters which promise to satisfy your desire to see bad-guys flying through the air by the dozen.

Medal of Honor
This first person shooter is being described as a reboot of the series. Everyone, by this time, has probably heard of the initial controversy caused by the decision to name one of the playable teams the Taliban. Since then the decision was made to simply label this team "Opposing Force" instead.

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring
Featuring over 40 wrestlers from the Mexico based AAA, Lucha Libre looks like an interesting experience to say the least. There appears to be a system in place that is similar to leveling which is based on the player character's overall charisma.

PSP

Invizimals
As an adult I feel like the idea of this game should not excite me. But I have to admit that it does and I'm intrigued. Invizimals will initially be bundled with the PSP's new camera attachment and the basic concept is for you to hunt invisible animals using said camera. Once you've trapped these animals they can be trained to learn attacks for use in battle. Monsters will appear in environments based on the colors and brightness of where you are as well as the current time of day. Sounds like a new collecting-game-adventure awaits!