This week, it's all about supremacy on the basketball court as two of the sports biggest videogames battle it out. Fans are spoilt for choice, with 2K Sports' NBA 2K10 and Electronic Arts' NBA Live 10 scheduled for release within days. NBA 2K10 is aiming to deliver a improved experience over its predecessor with updated graphics and new gameplay elements (our recent preview of the game can be read here). Meanwhile, player movement has been overhauled in NBA Live 10, promising accessibility for both casual and advanced users alike. NBA 2K10 will be available this week on Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2, and NBA Live 10 on Xbox 360 and PS3.
Next, the animated series Star Wars The Clone Wars earns its own videogame adaptation in the aptly titled Republic Heroes. Players can assume the role of Clone Troopers and Jedi Knights such as Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu in the battle against the Separatist's army of automations. Star Wars The Clone Wars Republic Heroes invades store shelves on Wednesday on Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii and PC. The demo is downloaded from Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
Finally, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is shipping to stores on Thursday. The series returns with Ryu Hayabusa journeying across the globe to reclaim the stolen Demon Statute and prevent the resurrection of the evil Archfiend. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 features a number of new playable characters, including Ayane from Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword's Momiji. In addition, there are new enemies and special missions to complete in online co-op. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 can be found only on PlayStation 3.
Wednesday 7th October:
Disney Sing It: Pop Hits (PlayStation 3)
Disney Sing It: Pop Hits Microphone Bundle (PlayStation 3)
Scooby Doo First Frights (PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS)
Star Wars The Clone Wars Republic Heroes (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, PC)
Thursday 8th October:
Drawn to Life The Next Chapter (Wii, Nintendo DS)
NBA Live 10 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PlayStation 3)
Spore Hero Arena (Nintendo DS)
Spore Hero (Wii)
The Legendary Starfy (Nintendo DS)
Friday 9th October:
NBA 2K10 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PC)
Coming next week: Brutal Legend (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3), Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3), Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Riding (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC), Uncharted 2: Among Theives (PlayStation 3), Wii Fit Plus (Wii).
Release dates were correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.