Shippin' Out June 20-26: Transformers: War for Cybertron

Activision's latest robot action game joined by third episode of Telltale's latest Sam & Max season, and massive MAG update.

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.

The war comes home, to Cybertron.

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
MAG Interdiction--PSN--SCEA
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
Farmtopia--DS--505 Games
Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans--PC, Wii, DS--Graffiti Entertainment
Mean Girls--DS--505 Games
My First Dollhouse--DS--505 Games

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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28 comments
singhellotaku
singhellotaku

any plans on reviewing any of these games at some point?

stryfe6
stryfe6

Transformers looks rad! Getting it for my PS3. :)

Acquire
Acquire

Transformers looks so awesome, I'm getting the PC one. Hopefully the multiplayer is active. It is much cheaper than the console version though.

SethandJeremy
SethandJeremy

If you get a game this week make it be Tranformers: War For Cyberton.

TheArcade
TheArcade

@monson21502: I thought Transformers Armada for the PS2 was pretty slammin'.. Far as I'm concerned it "was" great. TF:WOC looks to be even better,

arad96
arad96

Transformers looks good!

monson21502
monson21502

the last trasnformers game was pretty close to being great. by the looks of igns review of this game. i guess they got it right

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

Transformers: War for Cybertron is the only major release this week but early reviews (such as a 9.0 from IGN) have been encouraging. I wonder how the wii version will be reviewed, but I suspect that it will be seen as inferior to the HD versions, as most multiplatform games for both Wii and PS3/360 generally are. Still I'm happy about how Transformers fans will finally get a game worth playing.

TheArcade
TheArcade

GameFaqs bots! Transform and roll out! To go buy . For my childhood idol Optimus Prime commands it!

night_haunter
night_haunter

Already purchased transformers from amazon, now its gonna be a long week or 2 before i get to play it

Amnesiac23
Amnesiac23 moderator

Puzzle Quest 2! Need to make sure the money is in my bank account because it comes out tomorrow.

luffy11234
luffy11234

i like the transformers game it looks awesome but DONT support activision! this will only help there money! D: come on join me so far.

zelosphia_8
zelosphia_8

Mean Girls? Why release a game based on a movie that came out 6 years ago? Better yet, why make a Mean Girls game...

lamprey263
lamprey263

Dang, I forgot Bad Company 2's Onlsaught Mode came out today. Also, Red Dead Redemption gets its free co-op multiplayer DLC today as well. Good news for me. Anyhow, I could care less about this week's retail releases.

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

Need for Speed Online comes out next month, not this month.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Another transformers game? Well it looks cool. Hope the preorder gift is worth it.

cjasko94
cjasko94

I think COOP comes to Red Dead Redemption today as well. For PS3 that is.

The_Punisher1
The_Punisher1

I heard NFS World was coming out JULY! 21... not June

salvucci91
salvucci91

Onslaught Mode was released today!!!

Tekcor
Tekcor

Dude, Need For Speed World ships on JULY 20th, not June 20th. Only Nintendo ships on Sundays, everybody else on Tuesdays. And sure enough, July 20th is a Tuesday.

Aaron_Knuts1
Aaron_Knuts1

New Need For Speed... I am guessing it is NFS World.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Transformers sounds cool, My First Dollhouse does not. What are people thinking?