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New Releases for the Week of June 5th, 2011


Arguably, one of the most inopportune periods to release a game is during the midst of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. With PR reps, reviews, and gamers across the globe focusing on the virtues of forthcoming titles, the games currently filling store shelves are bound to be neglected. Defying conventional wisdom, publishers are releasing a number of big name titles this week- from Infamous 2, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, and Red Faction: Armageddon. Hopefully, any commendable games are able to garner attention during the din of the convention.

360
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Resurrection (DLC)
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Red Faction: Armageddon

PS3
Beyond Good & Evil HD (PSN)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Resurrection (DLC)
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
Infamous 2
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Red Faction: Armageddon

WII
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters

3DS
Alleyway (eShop)
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion
Exitebike 3DS (eShop)
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
Radar Mission (eShop)
Super Mario Land (eShop)

DS
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters

PSP
No Releases

PC
Dawn of Fantasy
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Red Faction: Armageddon
World of Battles: Morningstar

DesertEagle’s Pick:  After blowing through a trifecta of tactic-free shooting galleries FPS (referred only by the callsign Kill of Duty: Bad Company), 2009’s Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising offered a refreshing reprieve, rewarding brains over mere battlefield brawn. While early reports indicate developers Codemasters pushed to make sequel Red River more accessible, I hope they didn’t dial down too many of the franchise’s strategic elements.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: InFamous was a great game, but it never grabbed me the way I thought it should. However, now that my home-sweet-home is being heavily referenced in InFamous 2, I can’t help but get a little excited to see how Cole handles his liquor in the Quarter!

Samurage’s Pick: As I’m already in California I won’t be picking up any titles at all until I get back after E3.  But of the releases this week, I’d have to go with World of Battles: Morningstar.  I always like to try new RTS games, and the folks at Frogwares are releasing all kinds of bonus goodness, like a bonus XP weekend for tomorrow and Sunday.  Free gifts and extra XP definitely give the title a step up above the competition for me this week.

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.

51 comments

  1. Green Lantern Rise of the Manhunters could be a trainwreck. I don’t know if it will be worse than the movie though.

  2. I was interested in Red Faction: Armageddon at one time, until I heard they took all the open-world parts out, which was the best part of Guerilla.

  3. if Nintendo thinks anyoen going to buy a 3DS just for free Exitebike, they’re smoking Wii-d.

  4. Your Drunk Ex-Boyfriend

    Super Mario Land. Just for the memories.

    • Halfman Halfhorse

      Have you ever heard Mark MacDonald talk about the old GB games? He’s hilarious but true- they are all blurry and old. Now way could they be fun anymore.

      • Did they recreate the puke green color and impossible to see unless your in perfect lighting visuals??? 😉

      • I heard that. I think he was exgurrating though. The GB wasn’t that bad.

  5. I thought the magnetic gun in Red Faction: Armageddon was pretty fun. Maybe I’ll get the full game.

  6. Could be time for Beyond Good & Evil HD now that PSN is working again.

  7. How much are the eshop games selling for?

    • Super Mario Land will cost $3.99, and Alleyway and Radar Mission will cost $2.99.

      The lowest price for the eShop is $1.99

  8. I’ve never heard of Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion. Kid’s game?

  9. Since the site changed, no one writes “First” anymore. Did you guys put a filter in or something?

    Red Faction: Armageddon, maybe.

  10. Infamous 2!!!

  11. Just Infamous 2 this week for me.

  12. Operation Flashpoint: Red River. I’m with DesertEagle- I want a military sim not a auto-aim aracde game.

  13. Maladjusted Manny

    You forgot to list the Pokedex game.

  14. I didn’t know NOLA was born in NO. I though all you were So. Cal natives…

  15. Infamous 2

  16. I hope the eShop has demos.

  17. Maybe Morningstar will get a look.

  18. Infamous 2

  19. Strange theyd bring out some many big games during E3.

  20. What the hell did they do to Red Faction? The demo was nothing like the last game.

  21. Infamous 2 and maybe Operation Flashpoint

  22. So no takers for Green Lantern?

    Can’t say I’m surprised.

    • I didn’t even know there WAS a Green Lantern game until the week before it came out – but from what I’ve heard, it’s better than Thor…I’ve yet to see if it’s better than BoneTown.

  23. Super Guido Bros

    SeanNOLA have you played Infamous yet? What did you think of the demo if you haven’t played the full version.

  24. Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters? Who hunts men?

  25. Infamous 2 demo was off the hook. day one purchase for me.

  26. Operation Flashpoint for me.

  27. Will Super Mario Land have any graphical improvements?

  28. How much is Resurrection and what does it include?

  29. Operation Flashpoint. It’s the only console FPS I like.

  30. Infamous 2 looks incredible.

  31. Loks like Infamous 2 will be gettng my money.

  32. Are you guys reviewing anything this week?

  33. With the PSN back up obedient a lot more in the store.

  34. With all the E3 stuff announced I can’t get excited about this weeks stuff.

  35. Where are your E3 impressions guys?

  36. Some of the new relases do look good though!

  37. So what are you guys playing this week?