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.
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
JUNE 19, 2007
JUNE 20, 2007
JUNE 21, 2007
No releases scheduled.
JUNE 22, 2007
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