Shippin' Out July 3-9: EDF: Insect Armageddon

Light week at retail highlighted by Vicious Cycle's sci-fi shooter and Resistance Dual Pack for the PlayStation 3.

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It's a very light week at retail this week, as just a few new games make their way to store shelves over the span of the next seven days.

Leading the pack this week is the $40 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developed by Vicious Cycle Games (Dead Head Fred, Matt Hazard), Insect Armageddon will once again cast players as a member of the Earth Defense Force. When the planet is attacked by alien invasion forces of gigantic genetically altered terrestrial bugs like ants and spiders, the vastly outnumbered EDF makes up for a lack of manpower with an abundance of firepower.

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EDF: Armageddon is one game designed to be "buggy."

To help stave off the invasion, Insect Armageddon will give players access to more than 300 weapons and helpful tools like jetpacks and movable turrets. It will also let up to three players go through the campaign mode together online or allow offline multiplayer with two players in split-screen cooperative mode. The game also features a separate six-player mode where players battle wave after wave of the alien menace together.

Resistance 3 isn't due out until this September, but gamers can relive some of the sci-fi shooter series action this week with a new combo pack for the PlayStation 3. The Resistance Dual Pack bundles the original Resistance and its sequel, Resistance 2, for $40.

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 subject to change.

TUESDAY, JULY 5
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon--X360, PS3--D3Publisher
PlayStation Move Ape Escape--PS3--SCEA
Resistance Dual Pack--PS3--SCEA

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
Dead Block--X360--Candygun Games

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