Well, Ranters, the week has finally arrived, and the game that so many of you have been waiting for is nearly within your grasp. That’s right, Horse Life Adventures, at last, makes its long awaited debut on the Wii and DS. What, you thought I was referring to a different game?

Okay, okay, you got me. But do I really need to tell you that Halo: Reach falls this week? The commercials are all over TV, Game Rant’s review is up, and you’ve probably had the game pre-ordered for months.

But there is far more to choose from this week than just Reach and, um, Horse Life Adventures, including Sony’s PlayStation Move. Have a look at the new releases for September 12 through 18, broken out by platform and date.

Microsoft Xbox 360

  • Cabela’s North American Adventures 9/14
  • Halo: Reach 9/14
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 9/14
  • Truth or Lies 9/14
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene 9/15
  • Sonic Adventure 9/15

Nintendo DS

  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future 9/12
  • Crazy Pinball 9/13
  • Dawn of Heroes 9/13
  • Alpha and Omega 9/14
  • Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! 9/14
  • Deer Drive 9/14
  • Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! 9/14
  • Intellivision Lives! 9/14
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 9/14
  • The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest 9/14
  • Mystery Tales of Time Travel 9/14
  • Phineas and Ferb Ride Again 9/14
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp 9/14
  • House M.D. 9/15
  • Horse Life Adventures 9/18

Nintendo Wii

  • Cabela’s North American Adventures 9/14
  • Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! 9/14
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 9/14
  • The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest 9/14
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp 9/14
  • Swords 9/14
  • Truth or Lies 9/14
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s: Duel Transer 9/14
  • Horse Life Adventures 9/18

PC

  • House M.D. 9/13
  • Painkiller: Pandemonium 9/14
  • Patrician IV 9/14
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures 9/15
  • Pheon 9/18

Sony PlayStation 2

  • Cabela’s North American Adventures 9/14
  • The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest 9/14
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp 9/14

Sony PlayStation 3

  • Cabela’s North American Adventures 9/14
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 9/14
  • Racquet Sports 9/14
  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene 9/14
  • Truth or Lies 9/14
  • Flight Control HD 9/15
  • Ferrari: The Race Experience 9/16
  • PlayStation Move 9/17

Sony PSP

  • Cabela’s North American Adventures 9/14
  • Gladiator Begins 9/14
  • The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest 9/14
  • Phantasy Star Portable 2 9/14

Obviously the most anticipated title of the week, and potentially one of the biggest games of the year, Halo: Reach marks the end of the Halo road for series creator Bungie. All but certain to dominate the sales charts (and Game Rant’s game nights) for the foreseeable future, Reach will be available at 12:01 AM on September 14 at retailers across the country. Be sure to grab all the countdown goodies, and brush up on the details of Halo 3: ODST, before you dive in to the new game. Have fun at the midnight launches, Ranters. We’ll see you online.

Equally important, for entirely different reasons, is the launch of PlayStation Move. Originally announced at E3 2009, Move beats Microsoft’s competing Kinect to the puch by roughly six weeks. Though the tech is clearly impressive (and features buttons), the question remains: is motion control really what people want from the PS3? Even Sony has conceded that Move will likely be a slow burn at retail. In any case, the many bundles of PlayStation Move arrive on store shelves September 17.

Also this week, Nintendo’s DS will put your puzzle solving skills to the test with Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. Level 5’s charming Layton games have have been uniformly excellent, and there’s every reason to believe that Unwound Future will continue the trend. If you find that you need a break from defending Reach against the Covenant invasion forces, why not spend some time with the Professor?

As always, we want to hear from you. What games are you picking up this week? What upcoming titles are you looking forward to? And just how much Reach multiplayer are you going to play this week? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Gamespot

tags: DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii

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