Shipping Out Report: This Week’s New Game Releases

This week is one of those times where it’s both good and bad to be a gamer. Good in that there are so many games (most of which are top quality) hitting store shelves, but bad in that your wallet simply doesn’t have enough cash in it to afford the lot. And this is only the first of many blockbuster release weeks to come as the holiday shopping season begins.

Sony’s must-buy duo of The Eye of Judgment and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction clearly headlines this week’s lineup of game releases, bringing innovative PlayStation Eye camera-based card combat and exquisitely crafted and downright gorgeous action-platforming to the PS3 library, respectively. Don’t forget about Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure on the Wii, though, as it is just as must-buy worthy as any of this week’s new titles.

Clive Barker’s Jericho is also now spookin’ up store shelves for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers looking for a creepy squad-based horror FPS to sink into in time for Halloween (PC version available via GameTap and Steam as well), with other notable releases including Square Enix’s Front Mission for the DS, Konami’s Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles for PSP, Namco Bandai’s Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation for the 360, Capcom’s Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations for the DS, THQ’s Conan for PS3 and 360, DreamCatcher’s Painkiller: Overdose for PC and Eidos’ Xbox 360 edition of Tomb Raider: Anniversary.

Parents looking for something a little more kid-oriented have a wide selection of new family titles to choose from, including SpongeBob’s Atlantis SquarePantis for PS2, Wii, DS and GBA, Power Rangers: Super Legends, Hannah Montana: Music Jam, and Ed, Edd N Eddy: Scam of the Century for the DS, Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots for PS2, Wii, DS and GBA, and EA Playground for Wii and DS.

Amazingly, there are even more games hitting retail this week. I’ll leave you with the rest of the lineup in list form.

Rhythm n’ Notes (Agetec, DS)

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (Microsoft Game Studios, PC)

Flight Simulator X: Acceleration (Microsoft Game Studios, PC)

The Sims 2 Castaway (EA; Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)

Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 (Sega, PC)

Escape From Paradise City (CDV, PC)

Namco Museum Remix (Namco Bandai, Wii)

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