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Shippin' Out June 18-22: RE4 Wii, Hot Brain, BIA & SimCity DS

Resident Evil 4 debuts on the Wii, Midway's PSP puzzler sizzles craniums, and Brothers In Arms and EA's urban-management game build up Nintendo's handheld.


As evidenced by tepid reviews for Scarface, Red Steel, and Medal of Honor: Vanguard, action games haven't fared too well critically on the Nintendo Wii. This week, though, a survival shooter that has already earned accolades aplenty on the GameCubeand PlayStation 2 ships out. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition, a reworked version of GameSpot's 2005 Game of the Year, arrives today for bearing a $29.99 price tag and an M for Mature rating. Check out the full review to see if it measures up to the first two editions of the game or ranks alongside the less acclaimed PC edition.

The Wii RE4 dominates another slim release slate. The only other major console debuts are DiRT and Raw Danger, although both the Xbox 360 and Wii will receive new downloadable titles.

Portables fared better, with Ubisoft's celebrated Brothers in Arms series and Electronic Arts' storied SimCity franchise making their first appearance on the Nintendo DS. Also arriving are the first Transformers movie tie-ins on the PlayStation Portable and DS, one week ahead of their console counterparts. Sony's handheld also gets three more titles: the Fred Willard-hosted puzzle game Hot Brain, the block-shifting Puzzle Scape, and the self-explanatory PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient.

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

JUNE 18, 2007
Blitzkrieg Strategy Pack (PC)
Bloody Wolf (WII)
Hot Brain (PSP)
NES Open Tournament Golf (WII)
PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient (PSP)
Puzzle Scape (PSP)
World Sports Competition (WII)
Zendoku (DS)

JUNE 19, 2007
Brothers In Arms DS (DS)
DiRT (PC, X360)
Hard Truck: Apocalypse - Rise of Clans (PC)
Ingenious (PC)
Raw Danger (PS2)
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition (WII)
SimCity DS (DS)
Transformers: Autobots (DS)
Transformers: Decepticons (DS)
Transformers: The Game (PSP)

JUNE 20, 2007
Band of Bugs (X360)
Pro Cycling Manager/Tour de France 2007 (PC, PSP)

JUNE 21, 2007
No releases scheduled.

JUNE 22, 2007
Arena Wars Reloaded (PC)
Attack on Pearl Harbor (PC)

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