Coming to Stores: June 26th Edition

I don’t know about where you live, but if it’s anything like here in Oklahoma, the next picture down is fitting. If it were just a little more sandy here, I’d feel like I was dropped into Spec Ops: The Line.

With the Summer movie season in full swing, The Amazing Spider-Man brings the silver screen to your home by extending the movie’s plot. Of course, Vita owners get no retail treats this week, but I’m sure that comes as no surprise… ~ Don

Please note dates are subject to change, and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. Don’s personal picks are highlighted in red.

Console

Multi-platform:

  • Tuesday, June 26 ~ The Amazing Spider-Man (PS3, Wii & X360)
  • Tuesday, June 26 ~ London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PS3 & X360)
  • Tuesday, June 26 ~ Just Dance: Greatest Hits (X360 & Wii)
  • Tuesday, June 26 ~ Spec Ops: The Line (PS3 & X360)

Playstation 3 only:

  • Tuesday, June 26 ~ Record of Agarest War 2

It’s been a few years now since the last decent Spider-Man game was delivered, but The Amazing Spider-Man looks to remedy that this week. Featuring an open world reminiscent of Spider-Man 2, this title takes place shortly after the upcoming movie and brings you a rich, new story to experience.

If the Olympic Games are your thing in real life and you wish to pretend that you are a contender, SEGA brings the latest London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games. To be honest, I’m a sucker for mini-game collections if they are done well, but I haven’t played an Olympic Game game in years so I can’t speak for their quality. If So You Think You Can Dance is more your type of competition though, maybe Just Dance: Greatest Hits will be more your bag.

 Before I touch on the console “pick of the week”, Strategy roleplaying gamers will be happy to see a new tasty treat coming to retail; Record of Agarest War 2. With beautiful and colorful artstyle that is the standard for Japanese RPGs, this should keep you busy with strategy goodness for hours on end. And finally, following a string of troubled developmentSpec Ops: The Line finally sees a release date. With a strong campaign set in a sand-swallowed Dubai, the newest Spec Ops game hopes to shake the stigma associated with Spec Ops games developed in the late 90′s and early 2000′s. Look for a Quick Attack on launch day, a “Progressing Through…” editorial shortly after, and a full review following that.

Handheld

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Nintendo (3)DS:

  • Tuesday, June 26 ~ Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2 (3DS & DS)
  • Tuesday, June 26 ~ The Amazing Spider-Man (3DS & DS)

Match-3 games have a crazy following. I like match-3 games and am crazy, so I suppose I can be lumped into that grouping.. There is just something satisfying about matching three objects and clearing a line. If you agree with that statement, you may be inclined to check out Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2. There’s also handheld ports of the The Amazing Spider-Man as well, so you can get your web slinging action on the go, and in 3D if you so choose.

Sony Playstation Vita

This section is going to be pretty empty for the next month or so. I’ll try to refrain from leaving harsh little comments down here. :)

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Author: Don Parsons View all posts by
Starting out as a founding member of Gamingcore Podcast, Don ventured on to start Gameciety; which began as a podcast, and ended as a blog. Don now handles Vagary.tv's PR work, is part of the reviews staff and has various other little projects he does for the site.