Anthony Capone
08 Mar, 2010

PALGN Weekly Releases - 08/03/10

PALGN Feature | Finally.
After last week’s swag of epic releases, the next seven days are going to be just as fantastic and fabulous. After waiting a week while their Xbox 360 and PC brethren caused total and utter environmental destruction, PlayStation 3 owners can collect Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Those with Sony’s black box adorning their entertainment units are in for another treat, with the streets of Japan opening up for the next instalment in the renowned Yakuza series, Yakuza 3. Players can explore Okinawa and Tokyo over the course of 100 missions, while engaging in intense street brawls and discovering the highlights of Japanese culture.

Resident Evil 5 Golden Edition also launches on Xbox 360 and PS3 this week. The game comes packed with the original campaign and two additional episodes, Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape. PALGN’s reviews of the new chapters can be found here and here, respectively. Players can (literally) get out their skateboards for Tony Hawk: RIDE on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii, and find MadWorld, The Conduit and The House of the Dead: Overkill packed neatly into the economically priced and aptly titled Welcome to Violence Box Set on Wii.

But now, without further hesitation, queue epic battle music, breath-taking cinematic visuals and Leona Lewis for our release of the week.

Final Fantasy XIII

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release Date: Tuesday 9th March
Genre: RPG
RRP: $119.95 (Standard), $139.95 (Collector's)
Demo: N/A
PALGN links: Screenshots | Preview

You can stop fantasising, because the wait is over finally over. Final Fantasy XIII is arriving on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. One of the most loved and recognisable series in the history of videogames, this one has been years in the making. The trademark eye-popping cut-scenes, orchestral score and involving story will be evident from the outset. Players initially taking charge as Lightning, a talented female and former sergeant, as the colony world of Cacoon approaches an ominous destiny. Final Fantasy XIII features a new and improved battle system and over sixty hours of gameplay. While you wait for this one to arrive, be sure to check out the history of the franchise in PALGN’s Final Fantasy Series Link Part 1 and Part 2.

In addition to the standard game, a Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition is also available. The package contains a selection of music from the Final Fantasy XIII original soundtrack, a hardback book titled ‘The World of Final Fantasy XIII’, art prints and a unique decal.

This week's checklist:

Tuesday 9th March:

Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

Wednesday 10th March:

Tony Hawk: RIDE (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii)

Thursday 11th March:

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PlayStation 3)
Boot Camp Academy (Wii)
Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple (Nintendo DS)
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Sonic Classic Collection (Nintendo DS)
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising (PC)
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 2 Gold Edition (PC)
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War 2 Game of the Year Edition (PC)
Welcome to Violence Box Set (Wii)
Yakuza 3 (PlayStation 3)

Coming next week: Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (PC), Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening (Xbox 360, PC), God of War 3 (PlayStation 3, Kratos), Metro 2033 (Xbox 360, PC).

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4 years ago
Not one game on the list that I will be buying.
4 years ago
Kratos is a system now? Since when?
4 years ago
Yakuza 3; Check. FFXIII; Check (will be price matching at GAME though). Target it has it the cheapest;

Sorry, Kmart has it the cheapest $82. They also have Yakuza 3 for $72.


(btw, those are thanks to the ecogamer thread)
4 years ago
Rugby League 3 next week
18th March on Wii
4 years ago
When is Picross 3D due? Why did I think it was this week...
4 years ago
Dr Boo wrote
Kratos is a system now? Since when?
Damn straight, he's a system for KICKING YOUR ARSE!
4 years ago

contemplated getting it at the MIDNIGHT launch in the city's EB tonight. But

EB prices + cab fare = $140ish? and I gotta work so I doubt I'd play it

gonna buy/trade in for it tomorrow at jbhifi for $55-60. woot.

4 years ago
Tuesday launch for ff huh? Well there you go.
4 years ago
nice touch with the calendar being in roman numerals this week. I giggled.
4 years ago
Huge week.... HUGE WEEK!!!
4 years ago
Cyph wrote
Sorry, Kmart has it the cheapest $82. They also have Yakuza 3 for $72.

I can't find this catalogue on the KMart website, is it state specific?

Also, underneath the image, it says 11 - 17 march, I can't wait 2 more days to save $3!
4 years ago
Not sure, as I said, I got it from the ecogamer.com thread. If its any troubles, just get it from Target icon_smile.gif
4 years ago

Tony Hawk Ride.

4 years ago
im actually tempted by the sonic collection. i know i've played them over and over again already, but having a portable iteration would make for a nice change from the xbox.

oh, yeah, and something called final fantasy ...
4 years ago
whee - Chaos Rising this week, GOW3, Dragon Age: Awakenings and C&C4 next week (if i can reconcile the whole "you must be online to play" DRM it's got - maybe i'll just DL a pirated version once i've bought it)
4 years ago
Bad Company 2 will be the last game I'll buy for a while, so hopefully it is really good online and doesn't get boring.
4 years ago
pfft Had FFXIII since Friday. about 15-20 hours into it (chapter 9) over the weekend. I like the changes to the series. But it's basically battle after battle, which is fun. Gran Pulse is next, some sort of freedom... and chocobos?
4 years ago
^ Wow. Your awesomeness is unparallelled. Please let us bask in your glory.
4 years ago
Grrr!! Stuck at stupid uni! I'll have to pickup FFXIII tomorrow morning and play it for a bit, before I have to go to uni again!
4 years ago
Just an FYI, I picked up FF at GAME Innaloo in Perth, they price matched Kmart's $82.
4 years ago
No price roundup for FFXIII? Still trying to decide whether to buy the 360 version now or wait until I get my PS3 later in the year, some comparisons have been worse than usual multiplatform titles. icon_sad.gif
4 years ago
I also picked up Yakuza 3 at EB (Warwick Perth) today, they accepted the Kmart price match of $72. Not sure why they are selling it a day early.
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