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Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2007 @ 6:39 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:

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii/X360/PC)

Throughout the game's original story and thrilling battles, players are challenged to defeat and then join forces with notorious movie foes including Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom and Sandman, as well as others from the classic Spider-Man family of characters, and embark on a global quest to overcome an evil threat.

"Inspired by both the Spider-Man film trilogy and the classic Spider-Man comics, Spider-Man: Friend for Foe is a unique take on the most successful Super Hero franchise of all time," said Rob Kostich, vice president, global brand management, Activision, Inc. "For the first time ever in a Spider-Man game, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe features a unique co-op mode in which a friend can join the game at any time and take control of Spider-Man's sidekick as they battle side-by-side and replay favorite levels."

As the Spider-Man: Friend or Foe experience unravels, Spider-Man and his sidekicks unlock a variety of arenas and secret areas containing special tokens which allow players to revisit previously explored levels at any time as well as fortify their cache of collectables and power upgrades. Gamers can also replay levels as Spider-Man's darker, more mysterious persona, Black-Suited Spider-Man, and experience a robust Versus mode, with multiple arenas, where players match up any two characters and battle it out to see who wins.

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older - Cartoon Violence), is available now for the Xbox 360 and the Wii for a suggested retail price of $49.99, the PS2 and PSP system for $39.99, the NDS for $29.99 and the PC for $19.99.

Cabela's Trophy Bucks (PS2/X360)

Players can now experience heart-pounding action as they pursue monster trophy bucks across North America in places most hunters only dream of experiencing in a lifetime.

"With Cabela's Trophy Bucks, players set out to hunt record-setting trophy bucks in beautiful locales across the continent ranging from the Sonoran Desert in Northern Mexico to the Yukon Territory," said David Oxford, Activision, Inc. "Players will experience a wide variety of hunting missions for over 35 different species of animals in hunts that will challenge and entertain even the most seasoned outdoorsman in the most action oriented Cabela's hunting game ever offered."

Cabela's Trophy Bucks starts players off at the most critical and exciting part of each hunting mission where they will immediately be presented with a challenge. Gamers will need to rely on their skills, instincts and determination to tackle over 95 missions for 11 species of trophy deer and 25 other species including waterfowl, upland birds, small game and varmints in their quest to become the ultimate North American hunter.

Cabela's Trophy Bucks, rated "T" (Teen), is available now on the Xbox 360 for a suggested retail price of $39.99 and the PS2 for $29.99.

The Chosen: Well of Souls (PC)

Choose your hero and journey forth in the ultimate action role-playing quest that pits you against an army of demons and devils like no other. Hellbent and determined to take over the world, the powerful sorcerer Marcus Dominus Ingens has recruited the souls of ancient alchemists to aid in his destruction. Get ready for an unparalleled action role-playing experience that combines gruesome, action-packed battles with a deep, involving storyline set at the turn of the 19th century. For many years the Mystery Guards Fraternities have trained hunters to fight Evil. Hard-bitten, well trained in magic and alchemy, they traverse the world fighting against the powers of darkness. Now, the mightiest have returned to face Marcus’s army of infernal beasts. The life of God’s Envoy and the world order are at stake. Who will be The Chosen?

“The Chosen: Well of Souls is a value-packed game that should appeal to action-RPG fans everywhere,” said Steve Milburn, Director at Meridian4. “Rebelmind has delivered an addictive experience that will have you using swords, axes, pistols and even machine guns to take out the onrushing hordes of werewolves, vampires and demons well into the night.”

Draw your sword against evil to save your people’s souls and the future of your world!

Features :

  • 3 original playable characters, each with their own distinct skills and abilities
  • Over 200 different types of armour, weapons and magic items
  • Over 12 blood-curdling quests with hordes of werewolves, zombies, vampires and demons
  • Modify skills and allocate experience to develop your hero
  • Seizing demons during battle allows you to use them to fight for you
  • Improve weapons strength and effectiveness through ancient magic
  • Call upon mystical creatures to help battle the forces of evil

The Chosen: Well of Souls carries a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Da Vinci's Secret (PC)

Featuring an engaging storyline, original gameplay, and surprises at every turn, "Da Vinci's Secret" is a thrilling adventure for the mind.

Intrigue grows with each level as "Da Vinci's Secret" takes you on a mind- bending tour of Europe. Seeking clues to unravel an explosive secret hidden in the enigmatic artwork of Leonard da Vinci, you must solve a series of brain- teasing puzzles. In a world of richly detailed graphics and inviting music, you must scout clues in the artist's notes, decipher hidden meanings, and untangle riddles that shelter the truth. Your journey through Europe's ancient cobbled alleyways and into shadowed corners holding ancient riddles brings a mental challenge at each destination to taunt and tease the brain of even the best puzzlers.

"The art, legends, and mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci are as timeless as the quest to solve riddles," said Got Game President Howard Horowitz. "Combining an ancient secret with a modern quest, 'Da Vinci's Secret' immerses you in a sumptuous puzzle world for hours on end."

With unlimited play, loads of brain-bending levels, bonuses, and power- ups, "Da Vinci's Secret" rewards logic and patience, ultimately revealing itself to only the cleverest of puzzle fans.

Da Vinci's Secret, rated "E" for Everyone, makes its retail debut at $19.99 (USD).

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