The Playlist: September 2009

Good start-of-the-month, y’all. I imagine you’ve been lying awake at night wondering just what digital delights await you this month. Well, we here at TGR are determined not to disappoint you – just remember that it’s the thought that counts – on that note, here’s the September 2009 edition of The Playlist. This month’s collection of releases is a bizarre mix of the big and showy, the seriously bizarre, all with a smattering of the kid-friendly.

September’s upcoming games are as a collective the definition of the melting pot; different games, different themes, from many different developers. You’ve got Guitar Hero 5 going to town against The Beatles: Rock Band, the futuristic craziness of Section 8, those with A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, the manly men of Halo 3 ODST in contrast to the sexy heroine of WET, all while the Ninja Turtles do battle against the Mini Ninjas. This month is all about gaming liberty, and you have all the freedom to stay inside and consign yourself to a fine month of gaming.

8Ball Allstars (DS) – September 1st
Champions Online (PC) – September 1st
Guitar Hero 5 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2) – September 1st
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (PSP) – September 1st 
The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks (DS) – September 1st
Aaaaa!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity (PC) – September 3rd
Section 8 (360, PC) – September 4th 
Arcade Zone (Wii) – September 8th 
Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures (360, PS3, Wii, PS2) – September 8th
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP) – September 8th
Cruise Ship Vacation Games (Wii) – September 8th 
Darkest of Days (360, PC) – September 8th
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (PSP) – September 8th
Mini Ninjas (360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS) – September 8th
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) – September 8th 
My Virtual Tutor RA: First to Second Grade (DS) – September 8th
My Virtual Tutor RA: Kindergarten to First Grade (DS) – September 8th
My Virtual Tutor RA: Pre-K to Kindergarten (DS) – September 8th
Go Play City Sports (Wii) – September 8th
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (360, PS3, DS, PSP) – September 8th
Imagine: Detective (DS) – September 8th
Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss (PC) – September 8th  
Raiden IV (360) – September 8th 
Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3 (PC) – September 9th
The Beatles: Rock Band (360, PS3, Wii) – September 9th
My Boyfriend (DS) – September 14th
Princess in Love (DS) – September 14th
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS) – September 14th 

More of September’s new releases on Page 2
What’s on the TGR playlist? – Page 3

Playlist: September 2009 (continued)

Bleach: The 3rd Phantom (DS) – September 15th 
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, PSP) – September 15th 
Dreamer Series: Top Model (DS) – September 15th
Dreamer Series: Zoo Keeper (DS) – September 15th 
Horse Life Adventures (Wii, DS) – September 15th 
Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim (PC, 360) – September 15th
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP) – September 15th 
Martian Panic (Wii) – September 15th
Need for Speed Shift (360, PS3, PC, PSP) – September 15th 
NHL 2K10 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2) – September 15th
NHL 10 (360, PS3) – September 15th
Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 (DS) – September 15th
Prank’d (DS) – September 15th
Red Faction: Guerilla (PC) – September 15th
Resident Evil 5 (PC) – September 15th 
Runes of Magic Chapter 2: The Elven Prophecy (PC) – September 15th
Scribblenauts (DS) – September 15th
Sideswiped (DS) – September 15th
Tornado Outbreak (360, PS3, Wii) – September 15th 
Toy Story Mania (Wii) – September 15th
WET (360, PS3) – September 15th
Zuma’s Revenge (PC) – September 15th 

Panzer General: Allied Assault (360 XBLA) – September 16th 
Cricket Revolution (PC) – September 18th 
Fabulous Finds (DS) – September 21st
Just in Time Translations (DS) – September 21st
Adventures to Go (PSP) – September 22nd
Afrika (PS3) – September 22nd 
Aion (PC) – September 22nd 
Animal Planet: Vet Life (DS) – September 22nd 
Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Exhibition (Wii) – September 22nd 
Halo 3: ODST (360) – September 22nd 
Heroes Over Europe (360, PS3, PC) – September 22nd
Katamari Forever (PS3) – September 22nd
Obscure: The Aftermath (PSP) – September 22nd
Our House (DS) – September 22nd
Our House: Party (Wii) – September 22nd
Order of War (PC) – September 22nd
Rapala: We Fish (Wii) – September 22nd 
Scooby Doo! First Frights (Wii, DS, PS2) 
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP) – September 22nd
Spyborgs (Wii) – September 22nd
The Price Is Right 2010 (Wii, PC, DS) – September 22nd
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up (Wii, PS2) – September 22nd
Wacky World of Sports (Wii) – September 22nd
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey (Wii, PC, DS) – September 22nd
Animal Planet: Pet Vet (Wii) – September 23rd

Baseball Blast (Wii) – September 29th 
Bass Pro Shops: The Strike (360, Wii, PC) – September 29th
Battle of Giants: Dragons (DS) – September 29th 
Beaterator (PSP) – September 29th 
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2010 (360, PS3, Wii) – September 29th
Cake Mania 3 (DS) – September 29th 
Crazy Chicken Tales (Wii) – September 29th
Dead Space Extraction (Wii) – September 29th 
Deca Sports 2 (Wii) – September 29th 
Dragonology (DS) – September 29th
Family Feud: 2010 Edition (Wii, PC, DS) – September 29th
Family Fun Football (Wii) – September 29th
Hero’s Saga Laevaetein Tactics (DS) – September 29th 
Imagine: Salon Stylist (DS) – September 29th
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS) – September 29th
Moomin: The Mysterious Howling (DS) – September 29th
Moomin: The Great Autumn Party (DS) – September 29th
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (PSP) – September 29th
MySims Agents (Wii, DS) – September 29th
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3) – September 29th
Pet Pals: New Leash on Life 2 (DS) – September 29th
Safari Adventures: Africa (Wii, DS) – September 29th
Secret Files: Tunguska (Wii, DS) – September 29th
Shimano Xtreme Fishing (Wii) – September 29th
Smart Boy’s Gameroom 2 (DS) – September 29th
Smart Girl’s Playhouse 2 (DS) – September 29th 
Smart Kid’s Mega Game Mix (DS) – September 29th
Undead Knights (PSP) – September 29th 
Wizard of Oz: Beyond The Yellow Brick Road (DS) – September 29th
Indianapolis 500 Evolution (360) – September 30th

What’s on the TGR playlist? – Page 3 

What’s on the TGR Playlist?


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Author: Nick2930

I am a 33 year old librarian, part time writer, all time gamer, and what my cousin refers to as an intellectual badasss. Normally I wouldn't brag, but I like that so much I feel compelled to.