Shippin’ Out Jan. 10-16: Army of Two, Vancouver 2010

EA Montreal’s mercenary duo returns in The 40th Day to lead light week at retail; Sega’s Olympics sim descends on 360, PS3, Daniel X, Sands of Destruction storm DS.

Between Mass Effect 2, Dante’s Inferno, and APB, Electronic Arts has a busy few months ahead of it. The publisher’s jam-packed early-year release lineup begins this week with Army of Two: The 40th Day, a direct sequel to EA Montreal’s co-op heavy original released in March 2008. Available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PSP, The 40th Day picks back up with the mercenary duo Salem and Rios as they head to Shanghai, China, which is in the grips of a number of inexplicable catastrophes.

Though the 2010 Winter Olympics won’t descend upon Vancouver until February, Sega will hit the slaloms a month early with Vancouver 2010 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games. Available for the Xbox 360 and PS3, Sega’s Olympics sim offers 14 events from the world stage, including giant slalom, snowboard cross, downhill, and bobsleigh. The game also offers online or split-screen multiplayer, as well as leaderboards for individual events.

A handful of lower profile titles also head to retail this week. THQ and Sega both have a pair of DS titles on tap, respectively releasing Daniel X: The Ultimate Power and Sands of Destruction. On the Wii, Xseed Games will release its aerial shooter Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces and Konami breaks into a sweat with its exercise sim Walk It Out.

For further details on the week’s games, visit GameSpot’s New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and the Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

JANUARY 11, 2010
Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper–PC, MAC–Digi Ronin Games
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney–WII–Capcom
ShadowPlay–WII–Deep Fried Entertainment
Touch Solitaire–DS–Nintendo

JANUARY 12, 2010
Army of Two: The 40th Day–X360, PS3, PSP–Electronic Arts
Crazy Chicken Tales–WII–Conspiracy Entertainment
Daniel X: The Ultimate Power–DS–THQ
Sands of Destruction–DS–Sega
The Sims 2 Fun With Pets Collection–PC–Electronic Arts
Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces–WII–Xseed Games
Twin Sector–PC–Got Game Entertainment
Vancouver 2010 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games–X360, PS3–Sega
Walk It Out–WII–Konami
Windy X Windam–DS–Graffiti Entertainment

JANUARY 13, 2010
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter–X360–Devolver

JANUARY 14, 2010
No new releases announced.

JANUARY 15, 2010
No new releases announced.

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