Shippin' Out June 4-8: Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Call of Juarez

Eidos' remake joins Ubisoft's Western on the week's docket along with Pac-Man Championship Edition, Zelda II, and Dragon Ball Z DS.

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After nearly a year in the making, Lara Croft's latest makeover is arriving in stores. Three days after Tomb Raider: Anniversary took Europe by storm, Eidos Interactive shipped the PC and PlayStation 2 game in North America. (A PlayStation Portable edition comes out later this month, with a Wii version due later in the year.) The game is a remake of the 1996 original with the new engine from last year's Tomb Raider: Legend. The game is rated T for Teen and retails for $29.99 on all platforms.

The week's other high-profile release is the latest attempt to take 21st-century gaming to the 19th-century frontier. Developed by Polish shop Techland and published by Paris-based Ubisoft, Call of Juarez rides into retail today with an M for Mature rating. On the Xbox 360, the game will cost $59.99, with the PC edition going for $10 less.

On the Nintendo DS front, Atari is shipping Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu as Destination Software unleashes a double-shot of budget games, Chicken Shoot and ATV / Monster Truck Mayhem. For its part, the PSP got two games, movie tie-in Shrek the Third and Tetris wannabe Puzzle Scape. Down PC way, Electronic Arts' latest add-on to The Sims 2, The Sims 2: H&M Stuff, will take in-game marketing to a whole new level, as it only features items from the titular clothing chain.

Five retro games arrived on consoles this week. Tomorrow, the 360 will get Pac-Man Championship Edition. The revamped version of the classic pill-chomping arcade game will feature new maps codesigned by the original's creator, Toru Iwatani, and new time-trial-centric gameplay. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console catalog topped 100 Monday with the release of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron, Milon's Secret Castle, and Dead Moon.

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

JUNE 4, 2007
Circus Empire (PC)
Codename: Panzers Commander's Edition (PC)
Dead Moon (WII)
Dream Day Wedding (PC)
Hidden Expedition: Everest (PC)
Milon's Secret Castle (WII)
Planet Puzzle League (DS)
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron (WII)
UFO: Afterlight (PC)
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (WII)

JUNE 5, 2007
Call of Juarez (360, PC)
Chicken Shoot (DS)
Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu (DS)
Gold Miner Vegas with Gold Miner Special Edition (PC)
Hide & Secret: Treasure of the Ages (PC)
Hospital Tycoon (PC)
John Tiller's Campaign Series (PC)
Puzzle Scape (PSP)
Rainbow Mystery (PC)
Shrek the Third (PSP)
The Sims 2: H&M Stuff
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC, PS2)

JUNE 6, 2007
Pac-Man Championship Edition (360)

JUNE 7, 2007
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek (PC)

JUNE 8, 2007
ATV / Monster Truck Mayhem (DS)

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strait garbage this week.

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Call of Juarez looks good...

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I can't wait until my Tomb Raider Anniversary arrives ^_^

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Hmmm... not a knockout lineup this week I see. The new DragonBall Z game has me intrigued, the title's quite a mouthful to boot... he he. My apologies for the double post, not sure why it does that.

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Call Of Juarez? I played through that game months ago? That's not a new release. ::scratches head::

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Hey does Best Buy still give out the $5 off coupons? If so Tomb Raider here I come

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Call of Juarez looks like a game worth trying out. Probably a rental.

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Probably get Tomb Raider Anniversary

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H&M Stuff?! Really? AND I have to pay for it? Just found the first Sims expansion I'm NOT getting. It's a fine idea and everything but it should be free, or at least really REALLY cheap.

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I'll probably be buying Tomb Raider Anniversary.

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"Touch

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so does tomb raider anniversary have individual breast physics? :lol: -_-

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That Tomb Raider game makes me wish I had a PS2, or that they would release it on a superior platorm. *cough* 360 *cough* Shut ur mouth u stupid fanboy there are other supperior platfroms *coughPSWIIcough* and the Wii is getting Tomb Raider neways. So just cause u don't have the platform that it's comming to don't cry about it.

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another poor week that shows the road to a poor summer except a few games.i can not wait until autumn and winter to play a good game.this filosophy must change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I think Tomb Raider: Anniversary has been green so far. I'm loving it. I wouldn't mind trying out Hospital Tycoon. I wonder if it lives up to Theme Hospital.

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"I coulda sworn Call of Juarez had already been released on the PC. Did they revamp that game?" true, its been out here in nz since before xmas

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That Tomb Raider game makes me wish I had a PS2, or that they would release it on a superior platorm. *cough* 360 *cough*

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Boring~

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lol, theres probably some other wii/ds games coming. To be honest though, they dont appeal much to me outside games published by nintendo themselves.

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wow...not much on the Nintendo front.

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Call of Juarez is a "must buy"!

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"After the 5th, here comes the summer slow down." well there is lair for ps3, the darkness for 360 & ps3, bioshock for 360 & pc, prince of persia classic for 360, Blue Dragon for 360, overlord for 360, metroid for wii, dirt for 360 & ps3, two worlds for 360 & pc, summer will be alright especially if you own a 360. Im almost positive most of the games i listed above will be good, i also have high hopes for stranglehold for 360 & ps3, too human for 360 (probably going to be delayed), transformers for 360 & ps3(probably going to be on other systems but these are the one which might actually be good), and madden 08 360 & ps3 (not counting any other system for same reasons as transformers).

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Teyon Gears sold around four times as much, that might be why

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Cool I must get Call of Juarez :)

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Call of Juarez is a good game.

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It's funny how the map packs for Gears got much hype and fanfare but the map pack for Resistance isn't being mentioned the week it's due out. AH well, we'll just chalk it up to coincidence I guess.

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whoa it seems that call of juarez is finally gonna release, its seemed like a really great game at first , but now im a little sceptical

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Can't wait to get my hands on Call of Juarez for 360.

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the 360 Arcade release is failry lazy this week. I'll wait and see some reviews for Call Of Juarez before considering that as a rental.

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rather uninteresting release's...no big names...>_>

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Tomb Raider Anniversary for the PS2 is being advertised at Best Buy for only $19.99 starting tomorrow Wednesday after 2:00 PM. Lara Croft rocks!!!

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I don;t think any of these games matter

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I coulda sworn Call of Juarez had already been released on the PC. Did they revamp that game?

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Call of Juarez looks good to me

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Ooo... I forgot Call of Juarez is coming out. Lol, Circus Empire gave me a funny mental picture.

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After the 5th, here comes the summer slow down.

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Call of Juarez looks worth checking out.

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Tomb Raider Anniversary is the only game I am picking up this week.

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Thank goodness no ps3games i want ( or any at all come out this week) I am going to be to busy with the Resistance and MOtorstorm add ons due thursday. New maps for both and finally i get to take down some Japanese ppl in Resistance (even though i love japan) shame no more cVc battles though.

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cant wait for call of jaurez

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Tomb raider anniversary is solid at least from the UK release i've got..

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And nothing for the ps3.

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From what I've played, Tomb Raider Anniversary is amazing.

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1spot for me Tomb Raider: Anniversary zelda2

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