Shippin' Out June 11-15: Fantastic 4, Tenchu Z, Naruto 2, Big Brain

Take-Two takes on Fantastic 4; Tenchu Z and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 leap from the shadows; Nintendo heads back to school.

Even if it is short on big-name titles, this week's release list brings scads of new games to the market.

With Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer hitting theaters this week, it's Take-Two's turn to give Hollywood its due. As opposed to other recent feature-film tie-ins, Fantastic 4 will be surfing to a modest five platforms: the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and Nintendo DS.

As the ouster of pirates from the release chart is now complete, ninjas have been given free rein to move in. Though it's been out in Japan since June 2006, Tenchu Z from developer K2 will be sneaking onto Microsoft's next-gen console this week. In other ninja news, Namco Bandai's Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 explores the ninja way on the PlayStation 2, and Zendoku from developer Zoonami brings the ninja ethos to the art of Sudoku on the DS. Running with the martial arts-mayhem theme, the Dragon Ball Z crew is given the collectible-card-game treatment by Atari in Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu, also for the DS.

Speaking of themes, Nintendo's recent retail success seems to have the company thinking gold. On the Virtual Console this week, Sonic shows up with his golden rings in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Dark Guld threatens the world once again in Golden Axe II, and Hudson's Lode Runner arrives with, well, piles of gold. Golden sand was the best Microsoft could come up with, as Gameloft will bring out a revamped version of Jordan Mechner's Prince of Persia original as part of the Xbox Live Wednesday's weekly update.

Lastly, Nintendo will be bringing its brand of brain-training to the Wii this week, with the release of Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree.

This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer information--actual dates may vary).

JUNE 11, 2007
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Wii)
Golden Axe II (Wii)
Lode Runner (Wii)
UFO: Afterlight (PC)

JUNE 12, 2007
Tenchu Z (Xbox 360)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 (PS2)
Call of Juarez (PC)
Raw Danger (PS2)
Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia (Xbox 360, PC)
Crash Bandicoot Action Pack (PS2)
Zendoku (PSP)
Time Ace (DS)
PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient (PSP)
The Sims 2: Pets (Wii)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (PSP)
7 Wonders 2 (PC)
Scarface: The World Is Yours (Wii)

JUNE 13, 2007
Prince of Persia Classic (Xbox 360)
Zendoku (DS)

JUNE 14, 2007
Go! Puzzle (PS3)

JUNE 15, 2007
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
Puzzle Scape (PSP)
Chicken Shoot (DS)

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something1257
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darkchaostitan
darkchaostitan

Tenchu Z awsome, but I'll wait until the price drops to get it. Chicken shoot?! WTF?! That game sucks.

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jay-619
jay-619

still any hints to when the UK will be seeing ultimate ninja 2?

Javy-Metal
Javy-Metal

Tenchu Z......... RockS............. Hell Yea!!!!!!!

kappareign
kappareign

the big brain am winning again. and now its leaving earth for no raisin

JBiker51
JBiker51

Tenchu Z is a very fun game! I'm glad I bought it.

EPaul
EPaul

at least the psp is getting a fair amount of new games this week

_NeoN
_NeoN

Only one title has me excited this week, Rise of the Silver Surfer. Can't wait to see the movie and expecting big things from the game adaptation. Apologies for the double post, not sure why it does that.

_NeoN
_NeoN

Only one title has me excited this week, Rise of the Silver Surfer. Can't wait to see the movie and expecting big things from the game adaptation. Apologies for the double post, not sure why it does that.

Brother_Boney
Brother_Boney

Tenchu Z is the first game that makes me feel really happy that I picked up an X360 a while back... Well it was the price of $60 with warranty document, that really makes me smile but still. Now to wait that this game gets into Europe and into the used games category where I can pick it up for EUR 30. *sings*

JamesL007
JamesL007

I have to see how Scarface is going to play on the WII, and I am looking forward to the Carsh Bandicoot Action Pack too, at least until Manhunt 2 comes out with GRAW2 for PS3, Peace

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I'll get Tenchu Z when the price has dropped to around 30 dollars.

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

Call of Juarez - on PC, and 7 Wonders 2......... Zzzzzzzzzzzzz still for PC gaming I am afraid...! :(

TristanH12
TristanH12

Fantastic Four will hopefully be great!

dmish82
dmish82

Curious about Scarface for the Wii. I have no expectations for F4 though.

slayer1090
slayer1090

looking forward to scarface the world's yours for the Wii. Love The godfather for the Wii and i hope Scarface can be just as great as the Godfather.

Inv_Machine
Inv_Machine

Guys, try Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2. Pretty nice fighting game. I played the import and it was fairly well-built. Only problem is that it's somewhat complicated, so the learning curve might be a tough one. If you like a really fast paced fighting game with various features and mechanics, give this game a try. Besides, it's Naruto we're talking here! Well, can't wait for Shippuden to get the port. Hope it won't be as long. =)

stziggy
stziggy

I'm really kind of interested in Monster Madness. I'm holding out for the reviews though. It's quirky. I like quirky.

NightRain
NightRain

I sure gotta try Fantastic 4 once.

bihboy69
bihboy69

scarface on wii?? nintendo takes a violent step.....

BoogieManZero
BoogieManZero

Ugh...another week of lots of trash. Sorry I want these games to be good...I really do, but do any of you honestly believe they will be? I will probably rent Tenchu I liked a couple of the past versions on Ps2/Xbox.

Magespell
Magespell

I'll probably rent Tenchu Z. Other than that, perhaps POP. I'll do the demo first though.

yoda-san
yoda-san

I haven't played Scarface yet and it looks very interesting on the Wii, so I save mony to get Scarface.

GreenGoblin2099
GreenGoblin2099

How can the FF defeat the Silver Surfer??? They can't!!

IKKF
IKKF

No! Not F4!!!

zombiejonny
zombiejonny

hmmm POP classis sounds cool, i hope the fantastic 4 game is actually good.

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

Prince of Persia classic for me! As well on the side I'm going to revive my dead Dreamcast. Joy for me!

kevy619
kevy619

pop classic looks awesome :)

ocdog45
ocdog45

i love these slow weeks. they help cath up with other games

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Tenchu Z was released in Japan a year ago?

mcxps3
mcxps3

Go ! Puzzle **** yeah we about to get our puzzle on the Psn. Fantastic Four ur 1st movie and game were terrible ur second movie will be even worse ( PG movie wtf) i dont care about the game it will be awful too. Jessica Alba u got no talent.

shortmerv1
shortmerv1

i looking forward to play some off the ps2 games and the ps3 game Go! Puzzle and maybe go rent the fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Nickfury101
Nickfury101

Big Brain, could be a interesting title. Definitely worth a rent.

Nudie_Magazine
Nudie_Magazine

PoP Classic seems cool, IGN gave it something like an 8.6. Other than that, nothing much.

Klaimore
Klaimore

nothing good this week :(

nintendofreak92
nintendofreak92

Nothing too intresting...cant wait for the 19th though....RESIDENT EVIL 4!!

weiliang_1988
weiliang_1988

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Jonesy852
Jonesy852

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