AU Shippin' Out June 4-8: Mario, Lara, and Shrek

Lara Croft and Shrek dominate this week's releases down under.


It's been 10 years since Lara Croft raided her first tomb, and to celebrate, Eidos are releasing Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary--a remake of the original Tomb Raider. The game is coming out this Thursday in Australia for the PC and PlayStation 2--with PlayStation Portable and Wii versions following later in the year.

Shrek the Third is making its appearance this week on almost every platform, including the Xbox 360, DS, Wii, PS2, and PC. As with most movie tie-ins, Shrek the Third is being released simultaneously with the film on June 7.

If you're after a less-than-serious sports game for the Wii, Mario Strikers: Charged Football may be just be up your alley. Mario Stikers: Charged Football is Mario's first original outing for the Wii and is booting its way into stores this Thursday--it is also one of the first Wii games to feature online play.

This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer and publisher information--actual dates may vary).

June 04, 2007
No releases scheduled

June 5, 2007
No releases scheduled

June 6, 2007
Shrek the Third (Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS, PC)
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (PS2)

June 7, 2007
Brothers in Arms: War Stories (DS)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PS2, PC)
Mario Strikers: Charged Football (Wii)
Picross DS (DS)
Robin Hood's Quest (PS2)
Snow Queen's Quest (PS2)
The Hustle: Detroit Streets (PSP)
Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2)
Spongebob and Friends: Battle for Volcano Island (PS2, GBA, DS)
WarTech: Senko no Ronde (360)

June 8, 2007
Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles (PS2)

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