The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off this coming week in Los Angeles, and the industry clearly has the show at the top of its priority list. Unlike past weeks, which saw the release of high-profile add-on content and games including Modern Warfare 2's second map pack, Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and Green Day: Rock Band, this week sees fewer new releases in both number and prominence.
The toy gang, at it again.
Pixar's third installment in the Toy Story series comes to theaters this Friday, and Avalanche Software joins in on the animated action with a video game debuting Tuesday. Toy Story 3: The Video Game comes to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, DS, PC, and Wii on June 15, three days before the animated flick hits theaters. The game isn't directly tied to the film's narrative, so those who pick up the game on launch day needn't fear spoiling the film for themselves.
One other title being released this week is 505 Games' Naval Assault: The Killing Tide, a World War II submarine combat Xbox 360 exclusive, debuting June 15. The game has 30 missions set in the North Atlantic and multiplayer modes for up to four players.
For the portable gamer, Nintendo releases 100 Classic Books on Monday June 14. As its name suggests, this pocket-sized library has 100 novels packed in, from literary greats William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and more.
Also appearing Tuesday is Superbike World Championship SBK for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. This latest installment in the superbike series, from Black Bean Games, is a fully licensed title and includes the World Superbike Championship's cars, tracks, teams, and game modes.
For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later in the week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
MONDAY, JUNE 14
100 Classic Books--DS--Nintendo
TUESDAY, JUNE 15
Dance on Broadway--Wii, DS--Ubisoft
Family Game Show--Wii--Storm City Games
I Spy Universe--DS--Scholastic
Kid Adventure: Sky Captain--Wii--D3Publisher
Let's Play Ballerina--DS, Wii--Deep Silver
Let's Play Garden--DS, Wii--Destineer
Let's Play Flight Attendant--DS--Deep Silver
Mahjong: Ancient Egypt--DS--Destineer
Naval Assault: Killing Tide--X360--505 Games
Pirates Plundarr--Wii--Majesco Sales Inc.
Superbike World Championship SBK--PS3, X360, PC--Valcon Games
The Book of Unwritten Tales--PC--Dreamcatcher
Toy Story 3--X360, PS3, DS, Wii, PC--Disney Interactive Studios
Western Riding Academy--DS--Destineer
Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville--DS--Konami