Release Round-Up for the Week of October 26

By John Catuira

As always in the US, Tuesday is a busy day for game releases. The big titles this week are going to leave wallets lean and gamers very, very busy.

DJ Hero lets us add a turn table to our growing collection of plastic, musical instruments. Spin and scratch to your heart’s content on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii.

DJ Hero

Forza Motorsport 3 races onto the scene on Tuesday as well. Whether you’re an avid engine tuner or are looking to create a visual masterpiece with the livery editor, Turn 10 has a little something for everyone in this highly anticipated Xbox 360 exclusive.

Forza Motorsport 3

Tekken 6 does battle this week with 40 unique characters in this popular fighter. Fans can punch and kick their way to victory on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

Tekken 6

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time ends the trilogy started by Tools of Destruction and Quest for Booty. The Lombax and the robot team up again exclusively for the PlayStation 3.

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time

League of Legends: Clash of the Fates leads the PC pack this week. This stand-alone successor to the Warcraft III mod, Defense of the Ancients, is to RTSs what Counterstrike is to shooters.

League of Legends: Clash of the Fates

After a week delay, Borderlands for the PC finally hits retailers.


Grand Theft Auto’s one-two punch comes in the form of two episodes. On Wednesday, you can download The Ballad of Gay Tony. On Thursday, you can pick up Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, a stand-alone compilation of The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Both the download and the retail disc are available exclusively on the Xbox 360.

GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

If the above highlights weren’t enough, a list of all the releases this week are after the jump. Enjoy!

Monday, October 26

  • Are you Smarter Than A 5th Grader?: Game Time (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360)
  • The Backyardigans (Nintendo DS)
  • Borderlands (PC)
  • Hasbro Family Game Night (Nintendo DS)
  • Hasbro Family Game Night 2 (Nintendo Wii)
  • Mytran Wars (PlayStation Portable)
  • Nerf N-Strike Elite (Nintendo Wii)
  • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2)
  • Spongebob: Truth or Square (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360)
  • World of Zoo (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PC)

Tuesday, October 27

  • 100 All-Time Favorites (Nintendo DS)
  • Adventures To Go! (PlayStation Portable)
  • All Star Cheer Squad 2 (Nintendo Wii)
  • Atelier Annie Alchemists of Sera Island (Nintendo DS)
  • Barbie and the Three Musketeers (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks (Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable)
  • Chronicles of Mystery:Curse of the Ancient Temple (Nintendo DS)
  • CSI Deadly Intent (Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC)
  • CSI Deadly Intent: The Hidden Cases (Nintendo DS)
  • Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 3 (Nintendo Wii)
  • Dance Dance Revolution X2 (PlayStation 2)
  • Diner Dash: Flo on the Go (Nintendo DS)
  • DJ Hero (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii)
  • Drawn to Life: Next Chapter (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • Dream Salon (Nintendo DS)
  • Fairytale Fights (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
  • Forza Motorsport 3 (Xbox 360)
  • Hidden Mysteries Titanic (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • Jewel Quest Mysteries (Nintendo Wii)
  • Jurassic: The Hunted (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2)
  • League of LegenNintendo DS: Clash of Fates (PC)
  • Sim Animals: Africa (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • Tekken 6 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
  • Petz Dogz Family (PlayStation Portable)
  • Petz Dolphinz Encounter (Nintendo DS)
  • Petz Hamsterz Bunch (PlayStation Portable)
  • Petz Saddle Club (PlayStation Portable)
  • Press Your Luck 2010 Edition (Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PC)
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (PlayStation 3)
  • The Stronghold Collection (PC)
  • Sushi Academy (Nintendo DS)
  • Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure (Nintendo DS)

Wednesday, October 28

  • Inferno Pool (Xbox 360)
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Xbox 360)

Thursday, October 29

  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Xbox 360)

Friday, October 30

  • Ghostbusters (PlayStation Portable)
  • Remington North American Bird Hunter (Nintendo Wii)

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