Shippin' Out June 6-12: Green Day: Rock Band, Metal Gear Solid PSP

Harmonix and MTV Games' band-centric music game is released this week next to Call of Duty bundle, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, Capcom's Mega Man Zero Collection, and Konami's MSG: Peace Walker.

May and its hard-hitting release schedule has come and gone, passing the torch to headshots, power chords, golf clubs, and a Blue Bomber to usher in the first full week of June. With the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo and the official start of summer right around the corner, gamers looking to relax have a number of options this week.

Mr. Cool knows how to keep the beat. Do you?

One of the most anticipated releases this week is Harmonix and MTV Games' next band-specific music-game installment, Green Day: Rock Band. Following up The Beatles: Rock Band from September 2009, this pop-punk-themed rhythm game arrives June 8 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. The game has 47 tracks on disc and features locations from the band's storied career, including intimate club venues and large concert halls.

For wargamers looking for more Call of Duty beyond last week's Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Map Pack, Activision releases Call of Duty: The War Collection also on June 8. The three-game compilation includes the Xbox 360 launch title Call of Duty 2, the 2006 follow-up Call of Duty 3, and the franchise's most recent WWII shooter, Call of Duty: World at War, all for $59.99.

Portable gamers also have a lot to look forward to this week as two established franchises release new titles. The Mega Man Zero Collection--a combination of the four Game Boy Advance Mega Man Zero games--arrives June 8 next to Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Konami and Hideo Kojima's long-awaited PSP title available on the same day.

And for sporting fans, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 hits shelves this week. For the first time, Woods won't be the only golfer adorning the game's cover. Joining Woods on the box will be Northern Ireland's 21-year-old standout Rory McIlroy, effectively marking EA Sports' decision to include Ryder Cup play in the newest game. Additionally, the 2011 simulator will make use of Sony's motion-control technology, PlayStation Move, once the controller launches later this year.

Other notable titles debuting this week include Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for the PC, Disgaea Infinite for the PSP, and the headshot-happy Sniper: Ghost Warrior on the PC and Xbox 360.

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 in the week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6
Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi--PC--Paradox Interactive

MONDAY, JUNE 7
Flametail--DS--Nintendo

TUESDAY, JUNE 8
Call of Duty: The War Collection--X360--Activision
Cubixx--PSP--Laughing Jackal
Disgaea Infinite--PSP--NIS America
Green Day: Rock Band--X360, Wii, PS3--MTV Games
Joe Danger--PS3--Hello Games
Legend of Kay--DS--DreamCatcher Games
Let's Play Ballerina--Wii, DS--Deep Silver
Let's Play Garden--DS, Wii--Deep Silver
Mega Man Zero Collection--DS--Capcom
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker--PSP--Konami
Mind Over Matter--DS--505 Games
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands--PC--Ubisoft
Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena--DS--Navarre Corp.
Satisfashion--Wii, DS--Destineer
Sniper: Ghost Warrior--PC, X360--City Interactive
The Bachelor: The Video Game--Wii, DS--Warner Bros.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11--X360, PS3, Wii, iPhone--Electronic Arts
Vacation Isle: Beach Party--Wii--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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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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Discussion

61 comments
muzza93
muzza93

If You wanna hear an awesome guitar solo listen to The Judges Daughter by Green Day

muzza93
muzza93

Di*k Head F**k Face C*ck smoking mother F**king A**hole Dirty Tw*t waste of semen i hope you die HEY! -Platypus (i hate you) by Green Day

dagamemon
dagamemon

Metal Gear & Megaman yay!! I might get GD:RB for the extra songs.

Furanko_Kun
Furanko_Kun

WOO~ Peace Walker and Megaman Zero Collection :D

diesil
diesil

is it going to b released on the psn i have the psp go

Pete5506
Pete5506

Time to dust off the PSP, Peace Walker is here

Gunner-X
Gunner-X

Can't wait to try out the new camo psp for Peace Walker

jdhx
jdhx

Also it gets me another use for my PSP other than an MP3 player, haven't bought a game for that since Resistance: Retribution.

jdhx
jdhx

Finally Peace Walker comes out, huge fan of the Metal Gear Saga, played all of them and have all of them (Except for the originals, don't have them yet) .

master_zidane
master_zidane

"and Konami's MSG: Peace Walker." MSG? Mobile Suit Gundam? XD Epic Fail by GS!

thetravman
thetravman

Is there still the Peacewalker PSP bundle with the green PSP? That article a while back got me thinking.

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

A rather interesting line-up. It's been a long while since the PSP got a high profile game so maybe Peacewalker will help the PSP erase some of the lagging sales compared to the DS. Green Day is probably more well known but I don't think its going to sell particular well seeing as how the music rhythm genre has become much less popular. I think most people are just going to wait for the Rock Band 3 (the proper sequel) and buy that when it comes out during the holidays this year. And Tiger Woods PGA tour seems nice, I mean that was the first game that really showed off wii motionplus. I wonder why EA isn't allowing optional natal controls on the 360 version?

Kats_RK
Kats_RK

nothing interesting for me :P

Flint247
Flint247

Wow, my comment got marked down for noticing the typo in the article. XD I didn't know seeing mistakes can offend people. XD

Blobstone
Blobstone

@KingKisuke: That's what I thought too...I'm so confused!

comb5
comb5

I want the megaman zero collection for my 360 =[

pelvist
pelvist

I might dust off the the PS3 and get Joe Danger for my nephew to play but the only game im looking forward to in this list is Sniper: Ghost Warrior for PC.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Awwwwww for a second, i though that megaman zero collection was for PSP... I liked that games. Well, Peace Walker for me, that game looks SICK!

greenmagnuma
greenmagnuma

metal gear solid, after I played all of my other games for the psp :)

fkbwii
fkbwii

They have The Bachelor for a Wii/DS game?! Talk about a wrong audience.

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

Sniper: Ghost Warrior will be quite good. Also Earthworm Jim comes out for XBLA this week........that is a must get. \ \ Greenday will be OK and MGS Peacewalker.......well that will be amazing.

Chimpman_Z
Chimpman_Z

The Bachelor: The Video Game!? YES! Will he be mine? I sure hope so. *giggle*

Ice_man_1985
Ice_man_1985

none of them really, but maybe i will put my eyes on sniper: ghost warrior.

ryuz4kee
ryuz4kee

Sniper Ghost Warrior!! Woo!

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

let someone review your posts gamespot because there is no mgs peace walker for pc.

homeztracy
homeztracy

MGS is my favorate series non of the metal gear solds have ever disapointed me except well the stupid MGS acid but that doesnt count haha and green day doesnt look to bad and implus im getting more songs for RB2 ne ways so who cares :)

DuncanM908
DuncanM908

Hey Look! Another soon-to-be overrated Metal Gear Solid game! HUZZAH!

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

Finally, FINALLY a new PSP game worth buying. I'll now have a reason to put down the PSone games for a while and give the old UMD drive a workout. Thank you, Peace Walker.

kikitube
kikitube

I can't wait for Peace Walker.

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Joe Danger on PSN! I can't wait. Meh to everything else although if I owned a PSP I'd be pumped on the Mega Man Zero collection.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

This week is like the hangover of that incredible party of last month. I'm still trying to recover from Red Dead and Alan Wake both of them were incredible.

SandRunneR
SandRunneR

Well, they fixed the mistake... Peace Walker is a PSP exclusive... Those of you that want MGS for your PC, wait until MGS: Rising. I know I'm waiting... ;)

Ceza2
Ceza2

Looks like we can finally dust off those old PSPs, boys. My v.1000 is finally gonna get a little air and sunshine. The last game I bought for it was Portable Ops eons ago. I knew I kept it around for something, can't wait for peacewalker.

karatosu
karatosu

I find it hilarious that some people on this thread actually believe that Peace Walker is coming out for the PC, given the fact that no info exists for the game on such a platform.

dyziux
dyziux

Peace Walker PC?,anyway new POP this week only..

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

Legend of Kay -- about time that got released! Also, Mega Man Zero Collection looks enticing.

micheal9000
micheal9000

GAMESPOT why didnt i hear about mgs peace walker coming to pc until now?

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Green Day has landed and it's time to rock people :)

Flint247
Flint247

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Wanderer5
Wanderer5

Peace Walker is coming to PSP not PC.:P Anyway can't wait to pick up the collector edition for the game on Tuesday.:) It going to be a awesome game.

green_dominator
green_dominator

About the only game worth anything in this list of releases is MGS Peace Walker.....assuming one owns a PSP, I don't so whatever lol

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

The Bachelor: The Video Game? I'd love to see what kind of sales that crap generates.

chronolzx
chronolzx

mgs peace walker coming out for the pc? i thought it was a psp exclusive

DEATH775
DEATH775

Green Day Rock Band, I wonder how much the full set would be? Because i want it.

Hekynn
Hekynn

Crappy week for launches this week.