Shippin' Out June 26-July 2: Resident Evil 3DS, Black Ops DLC

New release slate led by Capcom's horror game for 3DS and latest Call of Duty map pack for the Xbox 360; SSFIV: Arcade Edition, UFC Trainer, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior for PS3 also out.

It's a busy week at retail, as several high-profile new releases arrive this week ranging from a portable 3D horror game to the latest Call of Duty map pack.

Leading the charge this week is Capcom's Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for Nintendo's 3DS. The game is inspired by the game modes of the same name that were featured in Resident Evil 4 and 5. In the title, players try to beat each other's zombie kill counts in timed rounds. Specific missions from those two games will be included, along with new modes and additional characters. The game will also feature online cooperative play, as well as a demo of the upcoming 3DS title Resident Evil: Revelations.

The horror goes 3D this week in the new Resident Evil 3DS game.

The other new Capcom game out this week is Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. The game adds four new characters to its roster of 39 fighters. In addition to Street Fighter III veterans Yun and Yang, the game sees a demonic pair joining the roster in the form of Evil Ryu and an even eviler version of Akuma called Oni. Returning fighters include Ryu, Chun-li, Juri, El Fuerte, and Rufus. The Arcade Edition of Super Street Fighter IV was made available on June 7 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 via a downloadable update.

Gamers looking to add to their copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops can pick up the game's newest add-on tomorrow on Xbox Live. The Annihilation map pack includes four new multiplayer environments and one new zombie level.

The new killing spaces included in the downloadable content are Hangar 18, Silo, Drive-In, and Hazard. The zombie level is titled Shangri-La, which Activision described as "an exotic and mysterious map."

Gamers looking to exercise in their living rooms can grab UFC Personal Trainer this week for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. A spin-off of THQ's mixed martial arts fighter UFC Undisputed, UFC Personal Trainer offers fitness routines designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The programs also feature input from top MMA trainers like Mark DellaGrotte, Greg Jackson, and Javier Mendez, who have conditioned the likes of current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.

It's probably smart to tune up before a fight.

Specifically, the game will factor in more than 70 different exercises that are designed to improve strength, endurance, and conditioning. The game also includes 51 prebuilt exercise routines, and users can create their own custom regimens from a selection of 12 exercises.

THQ has paid particular attention to the Kinect version of the game, which factors in the device's voice-command technology. The Kinect edition of the game will also include nine exclusive workout routines.

Long-range shooter fans can grab Sniper: Ghost Warrior this week for the PlayStation 3. The game shipped for the Xbox 360 over a year ago and has sold over a million units on that platform alone. The $40 PS3 game will come bundled with a host of system-exclusive content, including weapons, maps, and game modes. Additionally, City Interactive says the PS3 version of the game features "fully upgraded gameplay and graphics."

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 Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Annihilation--X360--Activision
Call of Duty: Black Ops Limited Edition with DLC--PS3, X360--Activision
Crysis 2: Decimation Pack--PS3--EA Games
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3--X360--Namco Bandai Games
Fishdom--DS--Atari
Hearts of Iron III: For the Motherland--PC--Paradox Interactive
Jewels of the Ages--DS--City Interactive
Jewel Match--DS--Atari
Marvel Pinball: Captain America--PS3--Zen Studios
Maximum Racing: Super Karts--Wii--Maximum Family Games
Mystery Stories Curse Ancient Spirit--DS--Maximum Family Games
UFC Personal Trainer: Ultimate Fitness System--X360, PS3, Wii--THQ
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D--3DS--Natsume
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D--3DS--Capcom
Sniper: Ghost Warrior--PS3--City Interactive
Storm: Frontline Nation--PC--Viva Media
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition--PS3, X360--Capcom
Wicked Monster Blast--Wii--Interworks Unlimited

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
Backbreaker: Vengeance--X360--505 Games
Gatling Gears--PS3--Electronic Arts
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax--X360--Marvelous
Pinball FX 2: Marvell Pinball - Captain America--X360--Zen Studios

THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Puzzle Agent 2--PC, Mac--Telltale 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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27 comments
Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@JustPlainLucas Yes I did, the solution to not having this happen to you is then to buy the game first hand. If it's one of the games I sell on ebay but have to put a note during the description to simply explain the issue of all the content being unlocked and let people bid on it as they please then that is there decision. I don't think it's a good practice but I doubt Capcom is going to carry it on, they're getting a lot of flack and clearly people are telling them they don't like it and with the response they've given they are hearing the fans. I'm not sceptical and paranoid enough to worry capcom will turn evil and implement this in all future titles, it's a bad idea and they've done it but I doubt they'll do it again. If they do then I won't buy the next title that does it.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

@Sigil-otaku Did you read the article? What Capcom is doing is making it impossible for people to reset the game, meaning no one wants to buy it used because they can't start the game fresh. So no, he can't always buy it used. But he shouldn't buy it new either. No one should support this game, because Capcom needs to know that this kind of business practice will not be tolerated.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Nothing for me here.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@dennis8 Just buy it new. If your worried about the price then do the smart thing and wait for it to go down or a sale on some website to bring it down in price. In the end you can buy it used or you can wait and get it just as cheap new later down the line. @sulaymanqazi I disagree but you get a thumbs down anyway for posting a dumb comment.

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

I just wanted to know: will SSTIV Arcade Edition make it's way to the 3DS as well? I was planing to buy it in late october, and I can't find anything about these characters making their way to the handheld.

QOSMSTR
QOSMSTR

@AgentRebecca HAHAHA! I know it! they have already have like 4 different versions of it and i dont know which one to pick!

pokecharm
pokecharm

I'm hoping a review for Resident Evil for the 3DS comes online soon...that was one game I was very interested in, but the 3D portion makes me wonder...

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Forget the Call of Duty games. Street Fighter 4 is the most milked game in history.

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

@BFKZ Its Tear Gas, she does it in Resident Evil 5 as well, also has Flame Spray

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

@keybladegamer Dont forget "Super Duper Street Fighter Alpha IV Championship Arcade: Ultimate Tournament Turbo Edition Remix" coming out next year XD (just so you all know, im not hating Capcom nor Street Fighter, i love n play it)

Superzone
Superzone

@DragonRift: Yeah, I heard about this. Very cheap move on Capcom's part. I'll wait for a few reviews before I pick it up, but if it ends up being pretty good, I gotta get it. I'm a huge RE fan :)

DragonRift
DragonRift

@Superzone If all possible, try and avoid buying RE: Mercenaries 3D... Capcom pulled a doozy on gamers by allowing only one permanent save file per cart. That means you can never start over from scratch, nor can you share the game with friends. It's a cheap attempt by Capcom to thwart used copy sales, and I'm sure if it sells well, they'll push this tactic on other games as well. http://dvice.com/archives/2011/06/capcom-tries-to.php

sulaymanqazi
sulaymanqazi

i dont like nintendo... thumbs down if you agree.

cameio
cameio

I want Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 but i didn't finish Shadow of Damned and Infamous 2 yet!!! i will buy it soon i love Gundam :)

keybladegamer
keybladegamer

How many street fighter 4s are there? Street fighter 4 Super street fighter 4 Super street fighter 4 3d edition Super street fighter 4 arcade edition I think that this many street fighter 4s is a bit much.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

When will they quit making so many different versions of Street Fighter, they are ripping people off, but im probably just saying that cause im a Mortal Kombat fan.

BFKZ
BFKZ

Why is rebecca healing that guy?

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

i would get resident evil but i dont have a 3DS yet

svaubel
svaubel

Nothing really interesting this week.

Superzone
Superzone

Mercenaries 3D will by my only purchase this week!

Celus93
Celus93

Great more Black Ops downloadable content just give me MW3 and Battlefield 3 already Cant wait

VlVlsectVl
VlVlsectVl

Bought SSFIV:AE as DLC so this week I get to save money.

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

I already have SSFIV AE DLC but ill also probably buy it on disc what can i say i love fighting games and it seems the AE might end up getting a balance update after all. COD is garbage so im not going to buy that game madden NFL of FPS same exact game with different skins.