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Wednesday June 28, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 2:16 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:

Glory of the Roman Empire (PC)

CDV Software Entertainment has shipped their Roman-era city-building simulation, Glory of the Roman Empire, to North American retail today. Glory of the Roman Empire casts players in the role of a Roman city-planner as they strive to design the ultimate Roman paradise.

The glorious age of Rome - a time when the empire was at its peak, envied and feared by friend and foe alike. All across the provinces governors spared no expense to build cities of unparalleled splendor and magnificence and leave their mark in history. In Glory of the Roman Empire, players will enter this time of wonder and use their city building skills to create cities that would humble even Rome itself. In campaign mode, players use careful planning and governing in order to become the empire's most respected governor. Or they can go online in Challenge mode to best players across the Internet and determine who can build an empire to stand the test of time. Glory of the Roman Empire is an easy to learn, yet difficult to master city building and management simulation that will challenge players in an historically authentic settings, while lush graphics immerse the player in the culture of the ancient Roman empire.

More info about the game is available at www.glory-of-rome.com.

Juiced: Eliminator (PSP)

Developed internally by award-winning Juice Games, Juiced: Eliminator brings real street racing to the PSP, taking advantage of the console's wireless functionality to offer never-before-seen multiplayer games and fiercely competitive pink-slip racing. Juiced: Eliminator is rated "E" for Everyone and is now available for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

"Juiced: Eliminator represents the growth and evolution of a successful, established brand that has shipped over 1.5 million units worldwide to date," said Michael Pattison, global brand director, THQ. "This latest iteration not only offers more cars, tracks, modifications and all-new multiplayer capabilities, but has also been infused with innovation to create a product designed specifically for the handheld market."

Juiced: Eliminator allows gamers to create their own wireless crews and challenge rival teams online in all-new Eliminator, Relay Race and 'pink slip' multiplayer modes, utilizing the latest ad hoc PSP functionality. The game delivers the same pulse-pounding racing action fans expect from the series, with all new tracks, cars, crews and customization options.

Visit www.juiced-racing.com for the latest information on the game.

Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege (PC)

An outstanding experience in historically accurate military strategy, Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege is one of the most dramatic PC titles of the year.

"I really appreciate the amazing synergy within the game that produces both entertaining and educational gameplay," said Lars Batista, Vice President of Product Development at eGames. "The game exemplifies what Cinemaware Marquee is all about – accessible, engrossing games that overdeliver."

The latest in a long line of World War II classics from producer Monte Cristo, Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege follows in the footsteps of Desert Rats and D-Day. Players will experience the Eastern Front of WWII from both the German and Soviet perspective. Realistic environments and scenarios challenge the player to be an efficient commander while working with the supplies currently available to them. Players will be immersed in 20 different missions of fully recreated battles from actual campaigns such as Operation Barbarossa, Operation Uranus and Operation Spring Opening. Incredible detail brings players down to field level as they control their troops and units, and realistic battle damage adds another dimension of depth.

Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege is available now at North American retailers for $29.99. As a bonus, the retail package also includes an exclusive dog tag and poster.

OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast (PC)

So much speed, so little time! Experience the superior speed and handling of the latest and greatest Ferraris in OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast! Your only problem is … which one first? Will it be the limited edition Superamerica with a top speed in excess of 200kph or the F430? Choose from 15 elite racers in this arcade favorite. You'll streak across deserts and blaze through cities and mountains in 30 thrilling stages, including 15 new U.S. locations. With all-new single and multiplayer modes, you will shred tread with six other players. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

Features:

  • Thirty fully licensed Ferrari supercars.
  • Open her up across 15 stages, including 15 U.S. based locations.
  • Online Multiplayer madness - take on 6 other drivers using online play or PSP wireless connectivity!
  • Impress your girl in Heart Attack Mode. Pull off daring drifts and speed past other cars as you roar down the highway and increase your score.
  • Tuned up cars. Many of the cars feature all-new acceleration, handling, and speed.
  • Customize your racer. Unique color schemes and bodywork designs let you select your Ferrari favorite and race the world's most beautiful race cars.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (PS2/PC)

Bethesda Softworks announced today that the highly anticipated action/adventure game Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow for the PlayStation 2 and PC has shipped to North American stores. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow, developed by Seven Studios and Bethesda Softworks and distributed under license from Buena Vista Games, Inc., relives adventures throughout the life of Captain Jack Sparrow – as only he can tell it – and will feature the voice of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Featuring a blend of fast-paced action and adventure that captures the entertaining characters, settings, and spirit of the first film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, players assume the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and Elizabeth Swann. Players can hack and slash their way through a dozen locations with fully interactive environments and varied gameplay. Action will take place in a variety of lush, immersive settings, including burning buildings, wrecked ships and moonlit caves.

With co-op multiplayer mode, players can take on the game's challenges with a friend and play side-by-side. As the game progresses, players will be rewarded with advanced combos and moves to defeat a wide range of new and varied foes. Played alone or with a friend, it's an experience any Pirates of the Caribbean or Captain Jack Sparrow fan is sure to enjoy.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow is rated T for Teen.

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