Shippin' Out June 21-27: Transformers, Fight Night Round 4
Knock 'em, sock 'em robots and ring generals lead a busy week at retail along with the Conduit, Spore expansion, Resident Evil Archives, and new Shin Megami Tensei and Overlord games.
Following up on weeks that saw such high-profile launches as Infamous, The Sims 3, Prototype, and Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the summer release schedule continues to simmer. A week after gamers enjoyed ghostbusting the spectral invaders of Manhattan, players can now enjoy playing behemoth Autobots and Decepticons this Tuesday.
In the game based on this week's film of the same name, Activision's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen picks up a few years after defeat of Megatron. In the single-player campaign, players fill the mechanical boots of either the dastardly Decepticons or the noble Autobots, shifting between movie-based and original missions. In the online multiplayer mode, players can choose among five different match types.
Boxing fans might enjoy the new fourth round of the Fight Night Round series. In Fight Night Round 4, a new physics engine more accurately mimics the visceral nature of boxing, allowing players to watch their opponents swell, cut, and bleed like never before. The game ships on Tuesday for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Players of Spore might be interested in the PC add-on pack, Spore Galactic Adventures, which offers customizable adventures for players' space-faring civilizations.
It's a banner week for science fiction throughout the new release list, with High Voltage's near-future first-person shooter for the Wii, The Conduit, also landing in stores. In the game, players fight against extraterrestrial invaders that take themselves to America's leader and capture Washington D.C. This Sega-produced Wii-exclusive game will hit store shelves on Tuesday.
Also being released on the Wii this week is Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil. An adaptation of the GameCube rerelease, Archives introduces new controls designed to take advantage of the Wii's motion-sensing controller. The new version also retains the GameCube's numerous enhancements to the original game, including a significant graphics overhaul, and new areas, items, defensive weapons, and creatures.
Fans of the demonic Shin Megami Tensei series can look forward to the latest iteration for the DS, Devil Survivor. Set in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, players must stop demons from destroying the city in this strategy role-playing game adventure hybrid. For those seeking the ever-popular goal of world domination, Codemaster's Overlord II might be an option. As the heir to the Overlord, players take on the role of the demonic tyke known as the Overlad. The game is available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Two other iterations of the Overlord franchise are also coming out on the Wii and DS this week, Overlord Minions (DS) and Overlord: Dark Legend (Wii).
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 the Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
JUNE 21, 2009
No new releases scheduled.
JUNE 22, 2009
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite--PSP--Capcom
JUNE 23, 2009
Classic Word Games--DS--Ubisoft
Dawn of Discovery--Wii--Ubisoft
Discovery Kids: Parrot Pals--DS--505 Games
Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires--X360, PS3--Koei
Fashion Week Junior Designer--DS--505 Games
Fight Night Round 4--X360, PS3--EA Sports
Games Around the Globe--Wii--Dreamcatcher
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories / Vice City Stories--PS2--Take-Two Interactive
Little League World Series Baseball 2009--Wii--Activision
My Healthy Cooking Coach--DS--Ubisoft
Overlord II--PS3, X360, PC--Codemasters
Overlord: Dark Legend--Wii--Codemasters
PANGYA: Fantasy Golf--PSP--Tomy
Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil--Wii--Capcom
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor--DS--Atlus Co.
Spore Galactic Adventures--PC--Electronic Arts
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Autobots/Decepticons--DS--Activision
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen--Wii, X360, PS3, PS2, PSP, PC--Activision
JUNE 24, 2009
No new releases scheduled.
JUNE 25, 2009
No new releases scheduled.
JUNE 26, 2009
JUNE 27, 2009
Cursed Mountain--Wii--Deep Silver
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