With E3 2010 wrapped up and the longest day of the year already over, summer is here. The season is a time for outdoor activities, but here are a few reasons to stay inside.
One of the week's most prominent new releases is Activision and High Moon Studio's Transformers: War for Cybertron. The third-person-shooter, which takes place on the Transformer home planet of Cybertron, is a prequel to the animated series and features both single-player and multiplayer in adversarial and cooperative form. War for Cybertron comes to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this week. A Wii installment, titled Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, and a DS duo of War for Cybertron Autobots/Decepticon hit stores this week as well.
Coming to the PS3 this week is the first substantial downloadable content for Zipper Interactive's Massive Action Game. The $10 Interdiction add-on brings a new game type, three new maps, a new armor set, and more.
On the point-and-click adventure side of things, Telltale Games releases the third installment in the Sam & Max series this week on PS3, PC, and Mac. The newest episode of The Devil's Playhouse season, titled They Stole Max's Brain!, continues the zany saga of the very unlikely dog and rabbit duo.
On the Xbox Live Arcade, chauvinistic protagonist Duke Nukem returns this week in side-scrolling form. First arriving on the PC in 2002, Duke Nukem Manhattan Project hits XBLA Wednesday and comes with avatar awards.
Additional new releases this week include Mean Girls and Dragon Ball: Origins 2 for the DS and Field and Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge for the Xbox 360.
For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
MONDAY, JUNE 21
Puzzle Dimension--PC--Doctor Entertainment
The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts--Wii--Square Enix
The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages--Wii-Square Enix
TNA Impact Cross the Line--PSP--SouthPeak Games
TUESDAY, JUNE 22
Art of Murder: FBI Top Secret--DS--City Interactive
Dragon Ball: Origins 2--DS--Namco Bandai Games
Field & Stream: Total Outdoorsman Challenge--X360--505 Games
Puzzle Quest 2--DS--D3Publisher
Sam & Max The Devil's Playhouse Episode Three: They Stole Max's Brain--PS3, PC, Mac--Telltale Games
Transformers: Cybertron Adventures--Wii-Activision
Transformers: War for Cybertron-Autobots--DS--Activision
Transformers: War for Cybertron-Decepticons--DS--Activision
Transformers: War for Cybertron--X360, PS3, PC--Activision
WipeOut: The Games--DS, Wii--Activision
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project--XBLA--Microsoft Game Studios
Puzzle Quest 2--XBLA--D3Publisher
RISK: Factions--X360--Electronic Arts
THURSDAY, JUNE 24
Discovery Kids: Snake Safari--DS--505 Games
Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans--PC, Wii, DS--Graffiti Entertainment
Mean Girls--DS--505 Games
My First Dollhouse--DS--505 Games