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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2006 @ 12:36 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:

Enchanted Arms (X360)

Enchanted Arms has shipped exclusively for the Xbox 360, and will be available on store shelves this week. Enchanted Arms was created by development studio FromSoftware in Japan and is the first next-generation Japanese role-playing game (RPG). The adventure takes place in a fantasy world filled with beautiful cinematic graphics and vibrant characters. It includes over 50 hours of gameplay and is the only Xbox 360 RPG with the fast-action SpeedTactics Battle System, which enables the player to move their characters and use distance-dependent attacks while in battle.

In Enchanted Arms, players will embark on an epic adventure filled with unique characters and more than 100 special controllable creatures that are unlocked as you progress. Players will take on the role of Atsuma, an Enchanter-in-training who will transform from a naïve student to the most powerful savior in a war 1,000 years in the making. As the story develops, players face increasingly difficult challenges, meet new allies and learn to master Atsuma's special fighting and magical abilities.

One Piece: Grand Adventure (NGC/PS2)

With a fierce spirit for adventure, the Strawhat crew continues its quest for the Grand Line and acquires new members to assist them on a new fighting game based on the popular One Piece comic and anime series featured in Shonen Jump and Cartoon Network. One Piece: Grand Adventure gives worthy pirates a chance to experience an abundance of new characters, mini-games, the intense Free-moving vs. Battle action system and several unexplored regions to visit on an exciting new voyage.

“Elements present in this excellent fighting game are sure to please both fans of the genre and fans of the anime series,” said Naruo Uchida, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.’s Vice President of Product Development. “We are also very pleased to say that GameCube owners will also be able to experience the fast-paced action and exciting mini-games that One Piece: Grand Adventure has to offer.”

On the dangerous waters around the Grand Line, an area that is filled to the brim with colossal sea monsters and unusual weather patterns, One Piece: Grand Adventure pits one particular band of extraordinary pirates against wacky opponents in a fighting game fit for the high seas. With a cast of 24 main characters and 50 supporting characters, Monkey D. Luffy and the Strawhat members must unlock and assemble the proper crew to assist them in their battles. One Piece: Grand Adventure implements the Accel-Heat System that enables powerful attacks taken straight from the animated TV series. Overcome a diversity of mini-games in the Adventure mode that spans 20 uncharted ocean area maps and create the ultimate character to battle your friends in Grand battle mode!

Developed by GANBARION, One Piece: Grand Adventure is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is available for $39.99.

Perimeter: Emperor’s Testament (PC)

Perimeter: Emperor’s Testament, a stand-alone expansion to Perimeter created by KDV Games, has shipped to stores in North America and Scandinavia.

“This title is an excellent addition to our portfolio and at $19.99 it’s practically a steal”, said Fredrick Wester, Director of Sales & Acquisitions at Paradox Interactive. “Players that have not made their acquaintance with Perimeter: Emperor’s Testament should really take the opportunity to play the demo that was released worldwide”.

In the game, the player is drawn into a battle between the Emperor and the Spirits in an action-packed science-fiction RTS environment.

Key features include:

  • Spectacular single-player campaign consisting of 25 missions.
  • Phenomenal storyline, which crosses multiple dimensions and allows for diverse, exciting gameplay.
  • Dazzling graphics, with each race having visually unique buildings and units.
  • A full soundtrack, which captures the epic, sweeping scope of the action.
  • Multiplayer via LAN and Internet on various multiplayer maps.

Perimeter: Emperor’s testament is retailing for $19.99/€19.99 and is rated Everyone 10+ by ESRB and 12+ by PEGI. The game is launching simultaneously on Gamer’s Gate.

Super Monkey Ball Adventure (PSP)

PSP fans are in for a brand new spectacular monkey adventure. Super Monkey Ball Adventure has shipped to retailers today and will be in-stores nationwide by tomorrow. AiAi and his crew are in for a platforming adventure like none other...this time on the PSP. With 5 unique worlds to explore, over 60 quests to accomplish, and 50 puzzle levels to complete, Super Monkey Ball Adventure is sure to keep gamers on the go occupied with fun for hours. The PSP version allows for wireless multiplayer gaming, now you can challenge friends at mini-games while on the go!

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