Shippin' Out June 18-22: RE4 Wii, Hot Brain, BIA & SimCity DS

Resident Evil 4 debuts on the Wii, Midway's PSP puzzler sizzles craniums, and Brothers In Arms and EA's urban-management game build up Nintendo's handheld.

As evidenced by tepid reviews for Scarface, Red Steel, and Medal of Honor: Vanguard, action games haven't fared too well critically on the Nintendo Wii. This week, though, a survival shooter that has already earned accolades aplenty on the GameCubeand PlayStation 2 ships out. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition, a reworked version of GameSpot's 2005 Game of the Year, arrives today for bearing a $29.99 price tag and an M for Mature rating. Check out the full review to see if it measures up to the first two editions of the game or ranks alongside the less acclaimed PC edition.

The Wii RE4 dominates another slim release slate. The only other major console debuts are DiRT and Raw Danger, although both the Xbox 360 and Wii will receive new downloadable titles.

Portables fared better, with Ubisoft's celebrated Brothers in Arms series and Electronic Arts' storied SimCity franchise making their first appearance on the Nintendo DS. Also arriving are the first Transformers movie tie-ins on the PlayStation Portable and DS, one week ahead of their console counterparts. Sony's handheld also gets three more titles: the Fred Willard-hosted puzzle game Hot Brain, the block-shifting Puzzle Scape, and the self-explanatory PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient.

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

JUNE 18, 2007
Blitzkrieg Strategy Pack (PC)
Bloody Wolf (WII)
Hot Brain (PSP)
NES Open Tournament Golf (WII)
PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient (PSP)
Puzzle Scape (PSP)
World Sports Competition (WII)
Zendoku (DS)

JUNE 19, 2007
Brothers In Arms DS (DS)
DiRT (PC, X360)
Hard Truck: Apocalypse - Rise of Clans (PC)
Ingenious (PC)
Raw Danger (PS2)
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition (WII)
SimCity DS (DS)
Transformers: Autobots (DS)
Transformers: Decepticons (DS)
Transformers: The Game (PSP)

JUNE 20, 2007
Band of Bugs (X360)
Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2007 (PC, PSP)

JUNE 21, 2007
No releases scheduled.

JUNE 22, 2007
Arena Wars Reloaded (PC)
Attack on Pearl Harbor (PC)

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_NeoN
_NeoN

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_NeoN
_NeoN

Only two titles interest me, the Transformers movie tie-in (only hope it isn't a let down, as I've found handheld equivalents to be) and the PQ title (which sounds intriguing). Apologies for the double post.

clqtte
clqtte

no game interests me here....maybe PQ2 ????

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I am interested to see how the Brothers In Arms game does.

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

Getting RE4 Wii for sure!! review pending I might get Sim City DS and Brothers in Arms DS

bigcalkenobi
bigcalkenobi

If you never owned RE4 as many people who have a Wii probably haven't, it will be pretty sweet for newcomers. It is something to brag about considering everyone is saying its the definitive version.

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

Why would I get a game I already have for PS2 and played on gamecube? I bet the graphics will be the same anyway, unless there's an online mode added its no point. Prime is right, there's nothing to brag about this week.

Nene33
Nene33

I'm getting Resident Evil 4 :o

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Nothing of interest for me this week.

knox-fan95
knox-fan95

i cant wait for brothers in arms ds

slayer1090
slayer1090

i'll probably get Resident Evil 4 for the Wii because of the extra content the Gamecube version of mine didn't have and becuase of the controles, graphics and sound.

slayer1090
slayer1090

i'll probably get Resident Evil 4 for the Wii because of the extra content the Gamecube version of mine didn't have and becuase of the controles, graphics and sound.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I checked with many of the retailers in my area. For some reason they have Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition as a June 19th release date, they have the game, but for some reason they won't sell it until June 20th. I don't understand this. Blockbuster had the game on the 19th and they had it out for rental that day. Is this becoming the new trend with video game stores, selling things 1 day after the release date? I happened for me with Motorstorm and God of War 2. I don't understand this. If this is the case, store can bank off this. Best Buy (or whoever) can say "hey, we actually sell things on the release date", and that'd draw in customers. Is there anyone in the game retail trade that can enlighten me?

Nharia12
Nharia12

Not sure about buying video games based from a movie, but SimCity should make a good edition to the DS collection.

finaleve
finaleve

DonutTrooper > Goldeneye was just like any generic movie-based game. It loosely followed the movie. However, Rare did a damn good job of making it fun to play, and multiplayer was the best. RE4 and Sim City sounds like this weeks pick.

ocdog45
ocdog45

its an alright week. dirt, re4, and tranformers should get some attention

bigmick07
bigmick07

re4 is one of the best games i have ever played im looking foward to playing it on the wii

Nickfury101
Nickfury101

Might look into Sim City this weekend. Hopefully Circuit City has a great deal in this Sundays paper (they usually do.) edit* "As evidenced by the tepid reviews for Scarface" - What is Gamespot talking about? Last I checked Ign gave it a 8 something. /sigh do we even need any more evidence that GS has a extreme bias against Wii and Sony? I am now convinced that it terms of game reviews GS is a poor mans Ign.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I might have to go pick a up a copy of DiRT

Lum_Yatsura
Lum_Yatsura

Just bought RE4 on PC a few weeks ago, don't need another right now.

reethe
reethe

Never played RE4. Looks like this may be a good chance to give it a shot. SimCity DS looks interesting too.

the-very-best
the-very-best

Nothing too good, but Pokemon Diamond is coming out this week in Australia. Can't wait for that.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

I was trying to remember what came out today that I wanted. Looks like I'll have to be picking up SimCity DS tomorrow.

bgres077
bgres077

Solid list, nothing great, but solid.

dmish82
dmish82

Already have RE4 for the GC but picking it up for the Wii anyway. Can't wait. Best game ever!!!

grico316
grico316

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on Dirt!

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

RE4, finally. Looks like no competition too. Also too many transformer titles are trying to capitalize on the movie. Besides, only Goldeneye has ever copied a movie with great sucess.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Yay! Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition came out today.