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New Releases for the Week of June 19th, 2011

This week’s full list of new releases offers plenty of reasons to be scared. Beyond John Carpenter (Halloween) and Steve Niles (the 30 Days of Night comic mini-series) involvement in F.E.A.R. 3, Suda51 (killer7) and Shinja Mikami (the Resident Evil series) colloboration for Shadows of the Damned,  there’s also the threat of world domination by Lightning McQueen. If the thought of store aisles crammed with the image of a happy, anthropomorphic car isn’t frightening for you, perhaps the mention of comedic/horror actor Bruce Campell lending his voice to Cars 2 might just induce shivers.

360
Cars 2: The Video Game
Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII
Dungeon Siege III
F.E.A.R. 3
Shadows of the Damned
Trenched (XBLA)

PS3
Cars 2: The Video Game
Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII
Dungeon Siege III
F.E.A.R. 3
Shadows of the Damned
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD

Wii
Cars 2: The Video Game
Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII
Gummy Bears Magic Medallion
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System

3DS
Balloon Pop 2
Dual Pen Sports
Petz Fantasy
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

DS
Cars 2: The Video Game

PSP
No Releases

PC
ArmA II: Reinforcements
Cars 2: The Video Game
Dungeon Siege III
EVE Online: Incarna
F.E.A.R. 3
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising

DesertEagle’s Pick: If you’re looking for a insanely detailed military sim and your PC is up to the task, Arma 2: Reinfocements is an intriguing standalone/addition which adds Her Majesty’s Armed Forces as well as private military contractors. For console gamers eager to shoot something, F.E.A.R. 3 might be the way to go. The series has almost had some of the most adaptive AI in the business.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: Okay, I’ll admit it: I’ve never actually played through Ocarina of Time. I know, it’s a sin, but the N64 is the one game system that came out during my lifetime that I have never owned. I’m intrigued by the remake, but my current lack of a 3DS keeps me from picking it up, and the title isn’t intriguing enough on its own to compel me to drop $250 on a new console. I am at a stalemate.

Samurage’s Pick: I’m can’t wait for F.E.A.R. 3;  The second one scared the crap out of me, especially the school area. I especially enjoyed seeing how the character development arc played out.  If F.E.A.R. 3 ends up being anything like the second one, I will be totally happy with this purchase.  Hell to the yeah!

About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.

33 comments

  1. There’s actually some good games coming out this week. Im interesting in how Shadows will do with the critics.

  2. Guys, not picking Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD is a sin far worse that missing a Zelda game.

    • I already have the Splinter Cell games. I’d rather try something new than spring for HD. I love enhanced rendering, but not at the expense of not visiting another game.

      • Even a bad SC game is better than most new ones!

        • I disagree. Listen to one of the two podcasts where I talk about the new SC. It’s ridiculously awful. Much worse than a lot of new games, especially a lot of the ones coming out of E3. I even let one of the PR guys from ubi know how I felt, hah

  3. Youd think I’d pick up Cars 2, but no, I’m going with FEAR 3 this week.

  4. Was it me or was the Dungeon Siege III pretty disappointing.

    I played through the first 20 minutes, encounter one or two foes. Than hell’s fury was unleashed and 6-8 guys rushed me, killing me quick. The game wasn’t interesting enough to make me want to play again.

  5. I really need to get my rig updated so I can try this ArmA II game that Deagle is always pimping.

  6. Shadows of the Damned is going to kick ass. I’ve always wanted a Suda51/Mikami collob.

  7. “So take these Combat Wings, And learn to fly again, learn to live so free. When we hear the voices sing, the book of love will open up and let us in. Take these Combat Wings”

  8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Sean, you have to play it.

  9. Primal Ice Cream

    I’m reasonably certain that Deagle will do PR for ArmA II in the next year.

    • I think he’s be talking about Gummy Bears Magic Medallion with Sean on next week’s podcast.

  10. Is Petz Fantasy about humping legs?

  11. So is Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD just the PC version or did they really improve it?

  12. Deagle, I see you broke down and bought a Kinect even after MS snubbed you for the show. I expect impressions, sucker.

  13. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D should be fun to play once more.

  14. Ash is the Name

    Shadows of the Damned looks like it could be cool. I bet most critics wont ‘get it’ like with No More Heroes.

  15. Why does TideGear write and podcast but not get to pick games?

  16. Fear 3 for me.

  17. You guys are forgetting about Trenched.

  18. Ocarina of Time.

  19. I’m downloading the Dungeon Siege III demo. I doubt I’ll pick it up though.

  20. F.E.A.R. 3 preordered here.

  21. I saw the guys on Joystiq were playing Trenched. What about you guys?