News: More release dates for more of this Fall's hottest games.
With the recent news of several high profile games getting delayed into 2010, it's good to hear that Microsoft and Tecmo still plan to put out Forza Motorsport 3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 this year.
For a high performance racer, Forza Motorsport 3 has seemed to sneak up on the gaming when Microsoft formally announced it for the Xbox 360 at this year's E3. Instead of a 2010 release date, as some people feared, Microsoft has announced the game will be released on October 27.
The Turn 10-developed racer will come in a standard edition and a $79.99 Limited Edition. The Limited Edition will come with a variety of bonuses including a 2GB USB drive, a Forza keychain, a VIP Membership Car Pack (along with special VIP treatment at the Forza online auction house), a Collector's Edition Car Pack and a Forza 3 theme.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
will also be available in a standard edition and a Collector's Edition on September 29, however gamers looking to obtain the $69.99 special edition will only be able to get it from GameStop. The special edition of the PS3 port of Ninja Gaiden 2
will come with an 80-page book that will contain an art section, a strategy guide and a color comic section that links the cut scenes with the game's storyline.
Phantom Brave: We Meet Again
, the Wii remake of the 2004 PS2 strategy RPG from Nippon Ichi, will not be released in two editions. Instead, when NIS America ships the game to stores on August 11, all of the copies will include a "digital art disc" that contains a ton of images and artwork from the game. The game itself will also be enhanced from the PS2 version with four new chapters, improved graphics, a redesigned user interface and new characters, items and skills.
Finally, LucasArts announced during their Star Wars Spectacular keynote at Comic-Con that Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Hereoes
has been delayed. The DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 game, originally scheduled for a September 15 release, will now ship to stores on October 6.
We'll have more on all of these games soon.