New Releases October 10 Through 16, 2010

Super Scribblenauts

Hello again, Ranters. Here we are, a third of the way through the increasingly chilly month of October, and the (potential) hits just keep coming.

It's a great time for players to catch up on some of last year's best games, as both the Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition and the Dragon Age: Origins -- Ultimate Edition become available this week. There are some high profile new titles to look forward to as well, including EA's revamped Medal of Honor, and the adjective crazy Super Scribblenauts.

Take a look at the new releases for the week of October 10 through 16, broken out by date and platform.

Microsoft Xbox 360

Nintendo DS

  • Deal or No Deal: Special Edition 10/11
  • G.G Series: Super Hero Ogre 10/11
  • Ivy the Kiwi? mini 10/11
  • I Love Puppies 10/12
  • Jewels of the Tropical Lost Island 10/12
  • Logic Machines 10/12
  • Lucha Libre AAA Heroes del Ring 10/12
  • Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals 10/12
  • My Baby 3 & Friends 10/12
  • Super Scribblenauts 10/12
  • Vampire Moon: The Mystery of the Hidden Sun 10/12
  • Zhu Zhu Pets: Kung Zhu 10/12
  • ZhuZhu Pets 2: Featuring The Wild Bunch 10/12
  • Solitaire Overload 10/15

Nintendo Wii

  • Casper's Scare School: Spooky Sports Day 10/11
  • Sled Shred featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team 10/11
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 10/11
  • Disney Sing It: Party Hits 10/12
  • Dragon's Lair Trilogy 10/12
  • Just Dance 2 10/12
  • Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes 10/12
  • ZhuZhu Pets: Featuring The Wild Bunch 10/12
  • Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time 10/13


Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PSP

  • Invizimals 10/12
  • DJ Max Portable 3 10/14

They pioneered the concept of military-themed first person shooters many years ago (to critical acclaim and robust sales), but now Electronic Arts finds itself battling the unstoppable Call of Duty for a slice of the market. Medal of Honor rides to retail this week on a wave of controversy caused by the inclusion of the Taliban as a playable class in the game's multiplayer. Though EA ultimately dropped the Taliban from multiplayer, the bad press caused by their initial inclusion may have a lingering effect on the game's fortunes. At least the timing of the game's release -- post Halo: Reach, pre Call of Duty: Black Ops -- seems just about perfect.

For those who'd rather play with words than guns, Warner Bros. Interactive has just the thing: Super Scribblenauts. Though the first Scribblenauts won a truckload of AIAS Awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design and Portable Game of the Year, many players felt the game didn't quite deliver on its promises. Super Scribblenauts addresses the shortcomings of the original by giving players direct control of Maxwell, and expanding his vocabulary to include adjectives. Now that Vampire can be a Blue Vampire! This one could be fun.

Ever wanted to be a luchadore? Well, now you can play as one in Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring. Konami's new wresting game allows for all kinds of player customization, and the developers seem to have a firm grasp on the material. Though it faces some strong competition from the upcoming WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2011, if I've learned anything in life, it's this: never bet against the luchadore, my friends. Never bet againt the luchadore.

As always, we want to hear from you. What games are you planning to pick up this week. Which upcoming games are you most looking forward to?

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