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Monday, November 5, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2007 @ 5:11 a.m. PST

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:

Battalion Wars 2 (Wii)

Using the motion-sensitive Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Battalion Wars 2 lets players target enemies precisely while moving their characters through the field of battle. The game is an interesting hybrid of third-person action and real-time strategy games and features 20 single-player missions.

"Battalion Wars 2 promotes smarts over brute force," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "Players are in complete control of what happens to them – and to their battalion – using the precision of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk."

Players can command a variety of vehicles, from tanks and helicopter gunships to battleships and submarines. But the real key to the game lies in the player's tactics. Players can rally their troops to attack a specific target or switch to take control of a vehicle to shoot down incoming fighter planes. As players progress through the game, new troops and new equipment – like tanks, bazookas and flame throwers – join the battalion. Players can then use these new elements in their arsenal to help reveal the true menace behind the war.

In Battalion Wars 2 players can connect with friends and opponents from all around the world using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's wireless gaming service. Players can battle head-to-head in the skirmish and assault modes or team up with another player in co-op mode.

SingStar Pop (PS2)

The new bundle delivers a social gaming experience out-of-the-box, including a limited-edition Ceramic White PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, SingStar Pop, the second release in the multi-million selling SingStar franchise, and two high-quality microphones.

"The SingStar PS2 pack delivers great value to consumers, giving them a new, limited-edition color PS2 and a hit game that the entire family can enjoy together, all at an attractive price point," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, marketing and PSNetwork, SCEA. "Consumers can then add to their software library choosing from a great variety of nearly 1,500 games available for PlayStation 2, including additional titles from the SingStar franchise -- SingStar Rocks!, SingStar Amped, and SingStar 80's -- as well as the recently released interactive quiz game, Buzz! The Mega Quiz."

The new limited edition Ceramic White PS2 features the same ultra-sleek design and features of the current Charcoal Black and Satin Silver PS2. This includes DVD and CD playback capabilities, digital surround sound, two memory card slots, and an integrated Ethernet port for network gaming. Bundled with the Ceramic White PS2 are SingStar Pop and two microphones, enabling players to take center stage in their living rooms with their favorite artists, singing along to real songs and real music videos in duets, one-on-one battles, and even a "Pass-the-Mic" party game with up to eight players. Social gaming is now more affordable than ever with the SingStar PS2 pack, whether you're looking for a centerpiece for family fun during the holidays or simply need a gift for a loved one.

The limited-edition SingStar PS2 pack is now available nationwide for $149.99 MSRP.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am (PS2)

Gamers can play as Master Shake, Frylock or Meatwad as they golf, battle and race around the links at Jersey Pines, South Jerseys most prestigious and exclusive public golf course.

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am offers fans the same humor that has made the Adult Swim show such a hit," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "We have worked closely with Cartoon Network and Aqua Teen creators to ensure the game retains the same style that Aqua Teen fans love, and we're excited to bring Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad to PlayStation®2."

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force is one of the most unique shows on television and has built a rabid following because of its on-screen antics," said Christina Miller, vice president of consumer products for Cartoon Network Enterprises. "It truly will set the bar for any crime-fighting, action-adventure combat golf, cart racing games that dare to follow in its footsteps."

In addition to hilarious voice over work done by the show's cast, fans of the show will be treated to unlockable content as they progress throughout the game, including a never-before-aired episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and a 14-minute long Sandwich Battle that pits good versus evil in an epicurean battle for the ages.

Jealousy smolders inside Master Shake like chocolate in a fondue pot. Frylock has been admitted into Jersey Pines, South Jerseys most prestigious and exclusive public golf course. And Master Shake was rejected. Actually, he didn't apply. He doesn't know how to play golf. But what does that matter? He's mad and must defeat Frylock at his own game. With Meatwad as his caddy, Shake aims to crack some heads and sink some putts.

Do battle against Carl, the Mooninites, MC Pee Pants, the Plutonians and other classic villains. Drive your electric golf cart like a real jerk, with complete disregard for your own life. Race against the Frat Aliens in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Hear the actual voices of your favorite cartoon characters, recorded in incredible digital quality. Learn how to finally hit a sand wedge properly. Only you can assure that Master Shake is triumphant over evil, and the mandatory dress code regarding collared shirts

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