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Thursday, December 7, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 11:46 a.m. PST

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

Full Auto 2: Battlelines (PS3)

Full Auto 2: Battlelines is a next-generation car combat game which puts high-speed vehicles outfitted with weapons and armor into fully realized and fully destructible urban street environments.

In Full Auto 2: Battlelines, the districts of Meridian City are turning into battle zones rife with automotive destruction. Players can destroy the environment to dynamically change track conditions to block competitors, open new paths, or crush opponents with falling debris caused by well-timed missiles. Players will get behind the wheel of more than 25 vehicles, customizing them with 20 explosive weapons before entering into single player and multiplayer battles. Full Auto 2: Battlelines introduces a new Arena mode featuring team play and five different multiplayer modes including Gladiator, Cat & Mouse, and Base Assault. Each mode is specifically designed for new and unique forms of intense online car-combat for up to eight players.

Developed by Pseudo Interactive, Full Auto 2: Battlelines for the PS3 is rated “T” for “Teen” by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $59.95.

Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 (Xbox 360)

Begin your holiday today as you join the lovely DOA girls on New Zack Island hanging out poolside, splashing around in the ocean, and trying your luck in the casino. There’s no better way to stay warm during the cold winter than challenge or befriend your favourite bikini clad DOA girls in the assortment of challenges throughout the island.

“DOAX2 takes paradise to the next level this holiday season and allows you to enjoy your holidays in style!” says Richard Teversham, Director of Platform & Marketing, Home and Entertainment Division EMEA. “The stunning graphics and landscapes, enticing gameplay, and sheer amount of unlockable content will keep you coming back to the Island all winter long!”

Score some major in-game cash by competing in a variety of mini games including Butt Battle, Tug of War, Beach Race, Pool Hopping, or the Waterslide. Find a partner to bump, set, and spike your way to victory on the beachside volleyball courts or ride solo and slice through the waves in the Marine Race. Go all in at Zack’s Casino while you play a multitude of Vegas-styled games including poker, blackjack, and roulette. Log onto the Xbox Live online entertainment network to battle it out with others as you vie for victory!

Brothers In Arms D-Day (PSP)

Brothers In Arms D-Day offers a new and unique gaming experience. Players will experience the intensity of WWII through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion. Brothers In Arms® D-Day was developed by Ubisoft Shanghai in collaboration with Gearbox Software.

Brothers In Arms D-Day brings players the best of the Brothers In Arms franchise in a handheld gaming system. Players will experience D-Day as a Screaming Eagle with more tactics and action exclusive to the PSP system. Now players can surprise the enemy for the ultimate advantage in firefights, leading a fire team throughout the entire Normandy campaign. For the first time, players will also be able to lead a bazooka team, order their squad on an MG42, or fire mortar rounds. An enhanced co-op mode (Skirmish) offers players a 12-mission campaign.

Key Features:

  • The highest rated World War II franchise hits the PSP system for the first time, bringing both Baker and Hartsock to a new platform.
  • Unique gameplay sequences designed specifically for the on-the-go nature of handheld gaming with all-new controls specific to the PSP system.
  • New teammate capabilities, improved enemy A.I., new weapons and destroyable cover make their way to the handheld
  • Play as Baker as you make your way to Carentan and as Hartsock as you head toward St. Sauveur, encompassing the entire Normandy campaign.
  • Play with a friend over ad hoc (wireless) through 12 different Skirmish missions in four different game modes through the co-op campaign.

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