Shippin' Out June 21-27: Transformers, Fight Night Round 4

Knock 'em, sock 'em robots and ring generals lead a busy week at retail along with the Conduit, Spore expansion, Resident Evil Archives, and new Shin Megami Tensei and Overlord games.

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Following up on weeks that saw such high-profile launches as Infamous, The Sims 3, Prototype, and Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the summer release schedule continues to simmer. A week after gamers enjoyed ghostbusting the spectral invaders of Manhattan, players can now enjoy playing behemoth Autobots and Decepticons this Tuesday.

Get ready to rumble this week.

In the game based on this week's film of the same name, Activision's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen picks up a few years after defeat of Megatron. In the single-player campaign, players fill the mechanical boots of either the dastardly Decepticons or the noble Autobots, shifting between movie-based and original missions. In the online multiplayer mode, players can choose among five different match types.

Boxing fans might enjoy the new fourth round of the Fight Night Round series. In Fight Night Round 4, a new physics engine more accurately mimics the visceral nature of boxing, allowing players to watch their opponents swell, cut, and bleed like never before. The game ships on Tuesday for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Players of Spore might be interested in the PC add-on pack, Spore Galactic Adventures, which offers customizable adventures for players' space-faring civilizations.

It's a banner week for science fiction throughout the new release list, with High Voltage's near-future first-person shooter for the Wii, The Conduit, also landing in stores. In the game, players fight against extraterrestrial invaders that take themselves to America's leader and capture Washington D.C. This Sega-produced Wii-exclusive game will hit store shelves on Tuesday.

Also being released on the Wii this week is Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil. An adaptation of the GameCube rerelease, Archives introduces new controls designed to take advantage of the Wii's motion-sensing controller. The new version also retains the GameCube's numerous enhancements to the original game, including a significant graphics overhaul, and new areas, items, defensive weapons, and creatures.

Fans of the demonic Shin Megami Tensei series can look forward to the latest iteration for the DS, Devil Survivor. Set in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, players must stop demons from destroying the city in this strategy role-playing game adventure hybrid. For those seeking the ever-popular goal of world domination, Codemaster's Overlord II might be an option. As the heir to the Overlord, players take on the role of the demonic tyke known as the Overlad. The game is available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Two other iterations of the Overlord franchise are also coming out on the Wii and DS this week, Overlord Minions (DS) and Overlord: Dark Legend (Wii).

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.


JUNE 21, 2009
No new releases scheduled.

JUNE 22, 2009
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite--PSP--Capcom

JUNE 23, 2009
Classic Word Games--DS--Ubisoft
The Conduit--Wii--Sega
Dawn of Discovery--Wii--Ubisoft
Discovery Kids: Parrot Pals--DS--505 Games
Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires--X360, PS3--Koei
Fashion Week Junior Designer--DS--505 Games
Fight Night Round 4--X360, PS3--EA Sports
Fuel--PC--Codemasters
Games Around the Globe--Wii--Dreamcatcher
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories / Vice City Stories--PS2--Take-Two Interactive
Little League World Series Baseball 2009--Wii--Activision
My Healthy Cooking Coach--DS--Ubisoft
Overlord II--PS3, X360, PC--Codemasters
Overlord Minions--DS--Codemasters
Overlord: Dark Legend--Wii--Codemasters
PANGYA: Fantasy Golf--PSP--Tomy
Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil--Wii--Capcom
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor--DS--Atlus Co.
Spore Galactic Adventures--PC--Electronic Arts
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Autobots/Decepticons--DS--Activision
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen--Wii, X360, PS3, PS2, PSP, PC--Activision

JUNE 24, 2009
No new releases scheduled.

JUNE 25, 2009
No new releases scheduled.

JUNE 26, 2009
Dragon Hunters--DS--Playlogic
Pop Town--DS--HuneX

JUNE 27, 2009
Cursed Mountain--Wii--Deep Silver

Discussion

95 comments
DeadManRollin
DeadManRollin

I want Street Fighter IV for PC...now. Can't wait :(

athenian29
athenian29

W00t! The Conduit is here! I'm picking up my preordered copy today! I'm so excited! But first I need to brush my teeth. :|

lamprey263
lamprey263

I was going to pick up , I loved the first because the minions had great personality, really carried the game along. Though, I didn't find so much personality with the minions this time around (in the demo), rather I found their personality very lacking. Plus, this game's video is choppier than the first one. Minions aren't as good at picking up supplies and orbs as efficiently this time either. I'm just going to wait and see what others think.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Will pick this FN4 up today. Heading to Fry's Electronics to see if they have it on sale. Probably not though as EA never allows their games to be on sale on first day of release.

HokiePorter
HokiePorter

My brother got FNR 4 in the mail already because he ordered it from EA's website. I preordered it from Gamestop and won't get it till at least tomorrow. He said the game is pretty tough and the site to upload your face is not running yet. I can't wait to play this game.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I think boxing is on a downward spiral in the sports industry, with MMA taking over, therefore I've found a lot more interest in the new UFC game. The last Fight Night game was really fun, but I wonder if a lot of people even recognize any of these current fighters anymore. I used to be a big boxing fan and I think it's sad to see that it's slowly dying, but MMA is much more exciting. The only thing that may give the boxing community a boost would be Manny Pacquio vs Floyd Mayweather. I'd pay to see Manny beat the #%@* out of Floyd, although it would be Mannys toughest bout. Anyways, about the game, I might play some of the demo and if it's any good I might buy it when it drops in price.

simonsworld
simonsworld

about time baby been wanting to rumble in the jungle for a long time, transformers please, hasnet been decent since the 80s! megen fox though, thats sweet onion pie right there.

mazongo
mazongo

Great week for wii owners cuz we are getting overload,the conduits,resident evil and even cursed mountain. Too bad i dont have the money to support them all but ill probably buy the conduit. The psp gets monster hunter but i am still waiting for thi wii one and the ds is getting devil survivor, y loved the psx ones but lets wait and see how good is this one.

nerd_assassin
nerd_assassin

@Rottenwood I'd rather would not comment on the best. I love the genre and there's too many to pick. Anyways right now I'm really loving the SMT series, and would be happy if my PS2 could be revived so I can play P3 and P4, as well as finish my business with DDS and DDS2. I'll be getting Devil Survivor that's for sure. And Oblivion, I'm hearing good things. I've only played Morrowind(haha that's way long ago). And it doesn't feel like an opinion at all, how he delivered it. Anyways apologies for not respecting the opinion of others. I still don't like Fallout 3 turning out like Oblivion still. That's my final opinion. But yeah, I think add-ons are not part of news articles I think, or maybe I just forgot... Well, since 29 isn't listed, and due to conflicting schedules I see on the net, when will MvC2 be officially released for XBLA and PS Store?

lanmanna
lanmanna

Absolutely nothing I want to buy. I will probably rent Transformers though, maybe Dynasty Warriors 6, but it will just be more of the same. >_>

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

@nerd_assassin Hey, the man thinks Fallout 3 is the best RPG ever made. Everyone gets an opinion. If you disagree, let us hear what YOU think is the best RPG to date. He put it out there; now it's your turn.

NightRaVeN75
NightRaVeN75

Im getting Transformers cuz theres a pre order promotion to finish it in 7 days and trade it for full trade credit and I dont mind playing this game despite what others say about it, I like Transformers

slycooper21
slycooper21

Wait a tick, the Fight Night Website says it comes June 25! I've been bamboozled!

spacer69
spacer69

WOW THIS IS NICE ALL THESE GAMES COMING OUT AND ITS NOT EVEN CHRISTMAS TIME WOOT!

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

The people that want 2 or 3 of these games must either have a lot of money or not taste. Are you really gong to buy The Conduit or Fight Night in place of all the great games that are coming out later this year? That being said I hope that you buy all of these games and NONE of the ones that are coming out later this year. We need to send a message to game companies that we buy games all year. Of course more games are sold at Christmas because more are released. I hope there are no less than 5 major flops this Winter at retail. I WANT GOOD GAMES ALL YEAR LONG. I DO NOT ONLY PLAY GAMES IN THE WINTER.

nerd_assassin
nerd_assassin

Ignoring the add-on for Fallout 3 isn't that bad(I mean the topic is about game releases, not add-ons), calling it the best RPG of all time is a sin. (refer to smoooth95's comment). Fallout hate aside(I'm a fan of the original, so don't throw tomatoes at me pls.) looks like there's a lot of DS love going(although I'm not really sure if it's quality love or quantity love). Will probably get SMT(I love the SMT series) and the Overlord thing just to check things out. The Conduit sounds good, sad thing I don't have a Wii. Fight Night Round 4 is a sure miss for me, dad hates the fight sports genre(MMA, Boxing) and we still don't have jobs to tend for our gaming needs.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

meh...i wont be getting these...too many other games to be bought later on

swiftstar183
swiftstar183

Fight Night Round 4 !!!!!!!!!!!!! Just one more day

zaveline
zaveline

Hopefully The Conduit will be good and Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen and Monster Hunters for PSP and a Resident Evil Remake for Wii? Awesome!

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Amazing how well the Shin Megami Tensei series is doing without an Americanized title change, and wacky subtitles like 'Devil Survivor.' Hope it finds a foothold on the DS. On a related note, when the hell did the DS become the go-to system for high-quality, innovative role-playing games? Also rooting for The Conduit. Viva Sega.

vidplayer8
vidplayer8

The Conduit and Dynasty Warriors 6 are the only two games vaguely interesting.

Dragonrider617
Dragonrider617

transformers the game is a joke, just go see the movie and be happy.

smoooth95
smoooth95

wtf the conduit and fight night will be could but how could gamespot totally ignore the add on to the best rpg of all time without a doubt you guys know im talkin bout FALLOUT 3!

XenoLair
XenoLair

The conduit will be tried!

David_Kniffin
David_Kniffin

I'll get The Conduit for sure. Still 50/50 on Fight Night Round 4...

insanitycheck3
insanitycheck3

It is really a good news-2009-06-22 01.48.37.777000

DaGamingDude
DaGamingDude

Fight Night Round 4 looks pretty good....

shuknight
shuknight

As a long time ROTK and DW fan, WOO DW6 EMPIRES!

Jiggy_Wilson
Jiggy_Wilson

Yeah man, DW6 Emps is gonna own. Metal Music+Ancient China=Win!

SSJ_Tenx
SSJ_Tenx

props to DW6-empires.....cuz no one else has!

firehawk998
firehawk998

Judging by the releases this is a good week for all platforms. I am gonna give transformers a try before purchasing it.

Otaku-RP-Gamer
Otaku-RP-Gamer

Transformers 2 will be REALLY good!! I swear! People, pick up the game!

insanitycheck3
insanitycheck3

It is really a good news-2009-06-21 21.07.09.512000

CVM_123
CVM_123

transformers is gonna be a huge crap

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

Why are all the sites like Gamestop and Amazon saying Cursed Mountain is August 27?

BilSabab
BilSabab

Great, Fight Night will keep me entertained till KoF comes next month; cant wait to punch Mike Tyson's face !!!!!

Pete5506
Pete5506

I'm going to rent Fight Night 4

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

So far for me is the Overlord game for wii. I plan on getting other ones later though.

ISuperGamerI
ISuperGamerI

Hmm, the only game that interests me is Fight Night Round 4 and maybe Overlord 2, but from the demo of O2, it has a lot of glitches.

EXxile
EXxile

Only one on that list I'm picking up is the Conduit. Thats the only game that intrigues me from that list.

liveforever89
liveforever89

Overlord II looks terrible. The demo was awful. How could anyone want to buy that?

insanitycheck3
insanitycheck3

It is really a good news-2009-06-21 18.59.42.328000