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Wednesday April 12, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 12, 2006 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT

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:

The King of Fighters Neowave (Xbox)

The King of Fighters Neowave features a collection of fighters from the franchise's history, grouped into twelve three fighter teams, along with seven hidden characters. Three modes of play: Super Cancel, Guard Break and Max2, yields almost unlimited hours of excitement. A number of bonuses, such as hidden character art and a full character color edit tool are included as well.

"Gamers will immediately be impressed when firing up Neowave by the bright, clean visuals and the fluidity with which they animate," said Charles of Onyett of IGN.com.

"From controller configurations, to character alterations, to gameplay tweaks - Neowave has got 'em all," said Rob Semsey of Teamxbox.com. "Fighting fans with even the most specific needs should find something to like here."

The King of Fighters Neowave features :

  • Xbox Live support featuring head-to-head fighting and Tournament Mode.
  • 36 classic SNK characters each with their own fighting styles and unique moves
  • 7 hidden characters to find.
  • 12 of the most dangerous fighting teams fight it out in 3-on-3 battles
  • Link combo-moves to beat your opponent senseless and inflict "game over" damage
  • Turn up the heat - up your attack strength using "Heat Mode"
  • 3 modes of play: Super Cancel, Guard Break and Max2.

Tringo (GBA)

Developed first by Nathan Keir within Second Life, a virtual world that encourages players to create their own content, the game became a huge hit within weeks of its introduction. The handheld version is optimized for portable play while retaining all the fun and addictiveness of the original.

In Tringo, players start with a blank board on which they must place 35 game pieces that appear one by one during the timed turns. Points are scored by fitting the pieces to form solid blocks and clearing the blocks from the board. You've got to move quickly but carefully because missed pieces lose points.

Tringo is available for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance handheld system with a MSRP of $14.99.

Cabbage Patch Kids: The Patch Puppy Rescue (GBA)

“Two generations later, Cabbage Patch Kids are still one of the most beloved and popular children’s products of all time,” said Careen Yapp, vice president of licensing and business development for D3PA. “We are proud to introduce a new generation of children to the fun and adventures of the ‘Kids in a whole new way on Game Boy® Advance.”

While seeking out the lost puppies, players may choose from a randomly generated selection and play as a unique Cabbage Patch Kid. Players will have the ability to help fellow ‘Kids find their puppies, each into their own mischief, while encountering different events in town. By helping friends, players will be given hints to the whereabouts of the puppies. All environments and puppies are interactive and there is a variety of exciting, unlockable content, including hidden story elements, characters and cool mini games.

Since the birth of Cabbage Patch Kids in 1983, more than 100 million one-of-a-kind ‘Kids have been “adopted" throughout the world. Now in the 21st century, this must-have toy of the 1980's has found a new home, inside a video game, the new trend of entertainment.

Cabbage Patch Kids: The Patch Puppy Rescue for Game Boy® Advance is now available with an MSRP of $19.99.

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