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Tuesday May 2, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 2, 2006 @ 4:57 p.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:

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (PC)

“Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter marks the long-awaited return of the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise to the PC, and this game is every bit worth the wait,” said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft North America. “Ubisoft has developed this version of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter from the ground up exclusively for PC to fully capitalize on the power of the platform, resulting not only in gorgeous graphics and amazing physics, but also in delivering an innovative and intense shooter with an unprecedented depth of tactical gameplay that is sure to firmly place the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise back as a genre-defining leader on the PC.”

The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies and new threats require a new type of warfare – and a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts. In 2013, the U.S. Army will implement the Integrated Warfighter System (IWS) evolving what we know as the modern soldier. IWS combines advanced weapon systems, satellite communication devices and enhanced survivability into one fully integrated combat system. The IWS program has been developed to meet these new threats head on. Now, it can be tested on the battlefield. Following an insurgence in the heart of Mexico City, the U.S. Army’s most elite Special Forces team is deployed to the center of the conflict to regain control of the city. Greatly outnumbered but fully equipped with the IWS, this elite team is the first and last line of defense on the battlefield. They are the “quiet” professionals. They are the Ghosts.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter for PC has an ESRB rating of “T” for Teen and an MSRP of $49.99.

Seed (PC)

Seed is a new and genre-shattering massively multiplayer game featuring advanced AI, interactive story, no combat, no dungeons, no elves, and a truly mutable world.

On an alien world in the far future, desperate human settlers must work together to ensure the survival of their colony and the whole human race.

In Seed players use their intellect rather than brute force to get the job done, interact with believable NPCs with their own behaviors and agendas, and truly decide the fate of the colony, whether it thrives or fails, and have the power to change the world around them.

"The launch of Seed is only the beginning," said Lars Kroll Kristensen, CEO of Runestone Game Development. “The players’ control of the world will ensure an ever-changing interactive player experience.”

“Seed is built as an evolving game world, and expanding the game world is an integrated part of the Seed design,” explained Kroll. “When Seed launches, the players find themselves in a colony on the distant planet Da Vinci. The terraforming process has ground to a halt, the space elevator to the orbiting space station has broken, and contact with Earth was ended long ago. What happens from there will entirely depend on the choices of the players. Should the terraforming process be restarted at all cost, or is it wiser to admit defeat and use the limited resources to extend the living areas of the tower? Is contact with Earth all-important or unimportant? The players will decide, all the while permanently shaping the environment around them, voting in their leaders and working together as they choose.

With groundbreaking gameplay powered by next-generation artificial intelligence poured into a rich, comic-book-style 3D world, Seed is like nothing else on Earth.

The free client is available now at the official web site, along with a 14-day trial.

Gallop Racer 2006 (PS2)

Gallop Racer 2006 provides the most realistic horse racing experience to date featuring an elaborate season mode, a plethora of unlockables, Gallop Racer’s authentic betting system, and exciting new ways to control the ponies. Immerse yourself into this elaborate world of horse racing all the way to the finish line!

“Gallop Racer 2006 is the most realistic and exciting horse racing title to date and we are thrilled to be launching during the peak of the horse racing season,” says Michael Domaguing, Tecmo’s Marketing Manager. “This chapter in the series allows the users to fully customize their horse racing experience and the game allows for a richer and deeper horse racing encounter. If you love horses, this is the game for you. If you love horse racing, this is the game for you. If you love racing but hate horses, then you’ll enjoy using the whip to urge your horse to the finish line!”

Gallop Racer 2006 is racing onto to store shelves today in limited quantities so be sure to saddle up and rein in your copy for $39.99 today!

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