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Tuesday June 20, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 20, 2006 @ 12:27 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:

MotoGP '06 (Xbox 360)

THQ today announced the release of MotoGP '06 for the Xbox 360. Developed by Climax, the game has received many accolades for its unparalleled sense of speed, intense gameplay and ultra-realistic visuals.

"The enthusiasm that both consumers and press have shown for MotoGP '06 to date has been incredible," said Michael Pattison, director of global brand management and European marketing, THQ Inc. "Featuring officially-licensed MotoGP tracks, bikes and riders from the 2005 and 2006 seasons; the ever-popular 'Extreme' street racing mode; as well as blistering 16-player races across Xbox Live, MotoGP '06 is a cutting-edge racer that totally redefines 'realism' in videogames."

MotoGP '06 is rated "E" for Everyone and is now available worldwide at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Break’em All (NDS)

Players will attempt to break’em all in classic arcade puzzle solving action as they fight their way through more than 3 million variations of randomly generated levels and out-duel challenging bosses. Three unique gameplay modes such as Tokoton, Quest and Survival offer compelling single player action or multiplayer games for 2-8 players via the wireless feature for Nintendo DS.

“Game genres ebb and flow in popularity, but compelling arcade style games are always a favorite among gamers,” said Alison Quirion, vice president of marketing, D3PA. “Break’em All is easy to pick up and play, but challenging to master as it offers hours of entertainment for one low price.”

Jam packed with levels ranging from the super simple to supremely difficult, Break’em All allows players to control their paddle with pin-point accuracy using the touch pad and stylus and offers 12 diverse bonus powers to power-up their ball. Break’em All will challenge the most skilled players as they strive to set and break multiple records for High Score, Maximum Rallies, Bricks Broken and more!

Break’em All, rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB, is now available on stores shelves across North America with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

MotoGP4 (PS2)

The world famous motorcycle racing game returns in MotoGP4 as the most realistic racing title to date for the PlayStation 2. Based on the real life MotoGP, all licensed engine classes, circuits, and riders are recreated to provide fans with a complete MotoGP experience. Featuring online play for the first time in the series, realistic bike physics, weather conditions, and a new upgrade system, MotoGP4 is the ultimate in Grand Prix racing.

MotoGP4 boasts the following impressive features:

  • Online Enabled: Test your skills and talk trash with online competitors for the first time ever. Up to 8 players and CPU-controlled bots may compete via the Internet with USB Voice Chat support.
  • The Most Complete MotoGP to Date: MotoGP4 features licensed professional riders, tracks, bikes, and all three engine classes including MotoGP, 250cc, and 125cc engine classes. All 16 tracks from around the world are accurately recreated including 3 bonus tracks.
  • Ultra-Realistic Racing Experience: MotoGP4 simulates realistic bike physics, rider reactions, plus wet and dry weather conditions, delivering an unprecedented sense of realism.
  • Legendary Riders: Famous riders such as Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan, and Wayne Gardner who made appearances in MotoGP3 are slated to be included, as well as the late great Daijiro Kato.
  • All New Features: Conduct Parts Tests between races to upgrade bikes and improve performance. Experience 7 gameplay modes including the new Training and Melee modes. Plus, capture the most dynamic displays of speed with the player-controlled replay camera.
  • Tons of Unlockables: Earn and spend Grand Prix points to unlock hidden courses, bikes, riders, and more!

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (PSP)

Get ready to meet your match in the all-new world of Lara Croft! Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend is the seventh title to be released in the Tomb Raider™ series and marks its first leap onto the PSP. This all-new quest brings Lara face-to-face with her past and takes her on a race to discover one of history’s most famous artifacts. Staying true to the excitement of the series, Lara travels to international, exotic locations and returns to the tombs to bring gamers one of the most exciting adventures of her career. This amazing new game for the PSP system ships out to stores today! With exclusive PSP-only features and a stunning world to navigate, this new adventure offers single and multiple-player gaming fans the ultimate in adventure!

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