11th September 2009 xbox 360 releases

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by FAST6191, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Welcome to what I hope is the first of the return of the 360 release summaries for the day. Today I will also be taking some of the back releases from the last couple of weeks too.
    Until otherwise requested it will be games with English in only and possibly the odd Japanese release if it is of note. <a href="http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6" target="_blank">http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6</a> has release names and much info for those new to this 360 business, also thanks to <a href="http://www.ludibria.com" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com</a> for the NFOs.
    Region locking still exists on the 360 although there is talk of a workaround based on some of the new homebrew and chip development but we talking earliest of earliest stages here (no proof of concept even) and it is not likely to be all that easy as, if and when it hits and even if it will be "live safe".

    Release dates for the regions concerned will be mentioned if necessary- some games come ahead of time but the retail release is obviously needed to verify said releases against. The tool AGBX360 is used to verify isos, directories and games burned to disc and can fix isos and directories if necessary but requires this data. Those who do not care about being banned from live or are willing to risk it then not much need to worry unless otherwise mentioned.

    In most recent to pre order.


    This as the NFO below says is the game of the year edition of Fable 2 (PAL but region free)- once again Peter Molyneux promised more than he delivered but now we are onto this generation of consoles it was fixed after the fact in the form of paid for and free download content (naturally only to those on various flavours of xbox live). This release is the bugfixes and downloadable content, good news is those of us without live can expect to see many more of these sorts of releases over the coming months.
    The release missed a few rar files at first but this was corrected by the group and is should now be working.
    The main reasons to get this release are a) you want the download content but lack the means to get it, b) you are just getting into the game. If you already have the game and download content do not bother unless you want it for friends.
    Review of Fable 2 (not GOTY edition):
    <a href="http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xbox360/fable-2" target="_blank">http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xbox360/fable-2</a>
    Review of some of the download content:
    <a href="http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xbox360/fable-2-see-the-future" target="_blank">http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xbox3...-see-the-future</a>

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    NTSC but region free
    The first game was a fairly well received action game with RPG elements and early reports say the second is going to continue the trend.

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    NTSC source- Region locked US only.
    A new FPS title not part of an existing series, it follows the fairly well trodden path of FPS that takes place across multiple time zones. It is too new and too obscure to have got many reviews yet and while there are no reports of it being a game to set the world on fire there is nothing to the opposite effect either.
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    US NTSC source- region locked US.

    A shooter of all things (fairly popular in Japanese arcades which is usually a good sign for a shooter) and the title says gamestop (US game retail chain) are the only people to sell it.

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    US NTSC source- region free.
    Nuked for being a dupe of the original release. While it is the GOTY edition a voucher/code card was included in the original release to get the download content and as such will probably not be spread far, if at all, outside of the scene proper. If you should find it then it is a valid version of gears of war 2.
    Official nuke reason
    Gears of war 2 reviews:
    <a href="http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xbox360/gears-of-war-2" target="_blank">http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xbox360/gears-of-war-2</a>
    <a href="http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/525-Gears-of-War-2" target="_blank">http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/vie...-Gears-of-War-2</a>

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    PAL source- region free.

    DiRT is racing game for that was up there with the best of the other offerings, the sequel again looks set to continue with that sort of thing.
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    US NTSC source- region free.
    Mini Ninjas is an open world action adventure platform esque game with some puzzle elements that some are comparing to psychonauts although I am reminded of Mystical Ninja on the N64 at this stage.

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    <b>IL-2_Sturmovik_Birds_of_Prey_READNFO_XBOX360-iNCiDENT</b> and <b>IL.2.Sturmovik.Birds.of.Prey.PAL.XBOX360-SWAG</b>

    The iNCiDENT is the NTSC source and is USA and PAL only (no Japanese), SWAG is PAL source and PAL only. Otherwise they are the same game.

    The game is a combat flight sim aiming for realism.
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    PAL source- region free.
    There is also <b>The_Beatles_Rock_Band_Best_Buy_Exclusive_Demo_READNFO_USA_RF-XBOX 360-RRoD</b> but that is a demo so <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1783" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=1783</a> if you want more.

    Actually came between the IL-2: Sturmovik: Birds of Prey releases but that is besides the point.
    Rock Band is a game where you have instrument shaped controllers and can act out being a rock band in a decidedly more expensive way than a tennis racquet/air guitar. This version focuses on The Beatles who were a band of note apparently.
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    Region free but see lines below.
    Nuked for being p2p dupe of the leaked French version and that is only the start of it. Will have French audio and English subtitles, is apparently missing the end of the iso and will probably also result in a console ban and as an interesting twist the account will be sidelined as far as live is concerned for a few weeks (before it would just be the xbox that is banned).
    Long story short do not do it; it is only a sidestory of Halo 3 people and there are many other probably better FPS games for you to have a look at.
    Official nuke reason

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    As this is rapidly becoming a very large thread here and we are now talking about the releases from August and the summer games "drought" was not as bad as memory would seem to indicate I will forgo posting more and instead just link
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&m=8&y=2009" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&m=8&y=2009</a>
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&m=7&y=2009" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&m=7&y=2009</a>
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&m=6&y=2009" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&m=6&y=2009</a>
    You can also look at <a href="http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6" target="_blank">http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6</a> for more info.

    As a quick "catches my eye" run through and missing a whole bunch of games as it seems by body wants food and not looking at NFOs.
    Section_8_XBOX360-SPARE- FPS game, looks to be run of the mill but probably worth a look.
    Guitar.Hero.5.RF.XBOX360-MARVEL- Music game with fancy controllers, if you care you have probably played one in the past.
    Batman_Arkham_Asylum_PROPER_XBOX360-STRANGE- region free batman goodness.
    Wolfenstein_USA_RF_XBOX360-PROTOCOL- The sequel or if you can call it this the spiritual sucessor to the Wolfenstein enemy territory game (albeit licensed and condoned by the rights holders), real reason for mentioning it though is that it gives me a reason to link up <a href="http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/916-Wolfenstein" target="_blank">http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/vie...916-Wolfenstein</a>
    Madden.NFL.2010.PROPER.USA.XBOX360-NiG- probably the same as John Madden Football from 1989 but with minor graphics tweaks, some of you like this sort of thing though.
    Fallout3 got some of the download content in disc form, if you have yet to play it I would suggest waiting for the game of the year edition though.
    The rest were mainly internal releases.
    For most of July the internal "flood" was going on from the group "GameStop" which you can read about in the links.
    King.Of.Fighters.XII-XBOX360- Fighting games are somewhat lacking for the 360 and this was passable. There are probably better games out there.

    Watchmen_The_End_Is_Nigh_XBOX360-SPARE- Probably for fans of the comic/film but can certainly kill a few hours.

    G-Force_XBOX360-SPARE- apparently someone was not paying attention and a good film tie in was made.

    Call.of.Juarez.Bound.in.Blood.PAL.XBOX360-DNL- A half decent American civil war themed FPS.


    Tales_of_Vesperia_PAL_XBOX360-STRANGE- One of the "tales of" series and well met by fans and reviewers alike.

    Overlord_II-XBOX360-DAGGER- Another action/adventure puzzle game and met with solid reviews. <a href="http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/822-Overlord-2" target="_blank">http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/vie.../822-Overlord-2</a>

    Prototype.MULTI5.PAL.XBOX360-RoME- note NTSC version will need fixing with ABGX360, PAL is region free mind. An open world sort of game reviewers liked where you play as a hunted mutant with some fun powers. <a href="http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/789-Prototype" target="_blank">http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/vie...n/789-Prototype</a>
  2. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    Thank You !