New Releases – June 2011

Summer is generally a slow time for new releases, but June brings with it some big name surprises including the release of the ever delayed Duke Nukem Forever. Let’s get started, shall we?

 

Week 1

With the mysterious disappearance of Megaman Legends 3: Prototype Version, this first week is essentially empty aside from Nintendo finally opening their 3DS online store and giving away a free 3D Excite Bike.

 

Week 2

Wii Play: Motion (Wii)

Coming out of nowhere is a sequel to the much reviled mini-game collection Wii Play. However, this one utilizes the MotionPlus and thus opens up some possibilities. This collection promises to include Whack-A-Mole and Stone Skipping…okay maybe not. In fact, after looking at all the games, this collection seems particularly lame.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Everything)

Normally one would avoid a movie licensed Transformers game. However this one is made by the same team that created Transformers: War for Cybertron and as such could appeal to fans of that game. No doubt it’s probably using the same gameplay and engine.

Alice: Madness Returns (360/PS3)

The long awaited sequel to American McGee’s Alice finally arrives. Better still, it’s said to come with a code to let you download the first game for free! So two games for the price of one? Count me in!

Duke Nukem Forever (360/PS3)

At long last, after over a decade, Duke Nukem Forever arrives. Though it will never live up to expectations and is probably incredibly dated, this is a game one can’t help but be intrigued by.

Record of Agarest War Zero (360/PS3)

The prequel to the iffy turn-based strategy game with the super risque packaging. Now with slightly less risque packaging.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (3DS)

Whether you consider it the best game ever or incredibly overrated, the 3DS enhanced port of Ocarina of Time could be the first true killer app for the game starved system.

Week 3

After a week like last week, it’s no surprise that we’ve got a break here.

 

Week 4

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 (360/PS3)

The third installment in this series promises the biggest upgrades with optional cel-shading, 4-player online co-op for special missions, and a chain explosion system among many other upgrades. Is it bad that this is the game I’m most excited for this month?
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax (XBLA)

The beloved PSP classic gets an enhanced XBox Live Arcade release. The concept of the game? An RPG you have to beat in 30 seconds. I’ve never played it, but I sure do want to try it!

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