Since my becoming a member here sometime last year, I've always found myself looking forward to Hadrian's list of weekly releases (as I'm sure is the same for many of you). But this week -- at least as far as the DS is concerned -- has been decidedly lackluster. So, I just wanted to take a peek at what we can expect for the month of June. Summon Night: Twin Age Due out June 3 Though I thought the two GBA games were really fun, I wasn't necessarily looking forward to a rehash on the DS. But after reading the preview for the game in the latest issue of Nintendo Power, I'm really looking forward to Twin Age. I'm not expecting a great story -- it's an Atlus-published DS title, after all -- but the control for the game sounds really fun. It's more of a Phantom Hourglass approach, which should be interesting with 2-D sprites, and the battles seem to take place in more of a Secret / Children of Mana way, rather than going the route of the previous two Summon Night games. But the weapon-forging system is still intact, so there's a lot to look forward to with this game. The Incredible Hulk Due out June 5 Amaze (the game's developer) has been kind of hit & miss on the DS, but they did a really excellent job on Crash of the Titans. Another thing this game has going for it: it's the freaking Hulk! It's a side-scrolling adventure, with a mix of 2-D and 3-D elements. It's not clear just how the controls will work, but there are destructible environments in the game, which is no small feat on the DS. That alone, though, sounds like a lot of fun when combined with the attitude of The Incredible Hulk. Guitar Hero: On Tour Due out June 22 I really don't know what us flash-card users are going to do here...perhaps actually buy the game? But I can't deny that I want to play On Tour. The peripheral -- though seemingly a total rip-off in how the publishers' intending to price the package -- looks like it will work really well for this game. They could have easily opted to use a combination of face buttons (or the D-pad), and perhaps they will offer this as an alternative (which would open the game up to us). Either way, the look of the game is impressive, and more Guitar Hero, especially a portable one, is always something to pique my interest. Of course, it's also another DS game played book-style, which should please many folks, while simultaneously pissing off others. Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Due out June 24 There probably isn't much I need to say about this game. If you were a fan of either the PS1 FFT (or its PSP remake) or GBA's FFT Advance, you're probably rabidly awaiting this game. From what I understand, Square Enix isn't doing too much different with A2 -- no real DS-centric gameplay elements announced. That might be a good thing, or it can be a missed opportunity. Of course, in the end, they're probably wise not to rock the boat with a series -- though still quite young -- that has so many diehard fans. That said, though the game maintains its 2-D trappings, it will boast some impressive battle effects and such. Honorable mentions: There are a few other games I'll definitely be checking out, but they're games I'm not necessarily excited about... Kung Fu Panda / June 3 LEGO Indiana Jones / June 3 Soul Bubbles / June 10 Etrian Odyssey 2 / June 17 And in July -- games to look forward to: Civilization Revolution / July 7 Final Fantasy IV / July 22 Gauntlet / July 22 All dates are according to IGN.com. Thanks for checkin' out the thread.