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Tuesday February 6, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2007 @ 9:01 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:

MVP 07 NCAA Baseball (PS2)

With Jered Weaver, a former standout at Long Beach State University and a starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gracing the cover, MVP 07 NCAA Baseball introduces Rock and Fire pitching, an innovative new pitching mechanic. By mapping the pitching mechanic to the right analog stick, Rock and Fire pitching gives the user more control over delivering that blistering pitch down the pipe and further emulates the feeling of stepping onto the mound.

MVP 07 NCAA Baseball includes 152 playable teams from 16 conferences. Rich with all the local flavor that makes NCAA baseball special, the game also features authentic stadiums, over 70 team fight songs, and of course the R.B.I. Girls, Arkansas' beloved baseball cheerleaders. Other fan favorite features that have been improved include: Creation Zone, which allows users to create custom teams, players, and ballparks; Dynasty Mode(TM), where users can take their created team on the Road to Omaha®; and a collection of mini games, including 2 all new Rock and Fire pitching mini games.

MVP 07 NCAA Baseball includes ESPN real-time features(1), such as an ESPN ticker and live ESPN Sportscenter radio updates, while ESPN's Mike Patrick and Kyle Peterson are also back behind the plate calling the action in the game. A former All-American pitcher at Stanford, Peterson provides unique pitching analysis in the new "Ask Kyle" feature. When down in the count and in a bind on the mound, users can "Ask Kyle" for advice. Peterson analyzes the situation, and the batter's strengths and weaknesses, and offers his professional opinion.

MVP 07 NCAA Baseball, produced by EA Canada, is rated "E" (Everyone) and available on the PS2 with a MSRP of $29.99.

Glyph (PC)

Featuring superior visual feedback and production values, Glyph, developed by Sandlot Games, provides players with a cinematic experience without ever losing its casual gaming appeal.

Using 14 unique interactive objects and power-ups with 3 boost levels, players attempt to save a dying world, Kuros, by assembling ancient glyphs and harnessing the power of Wood, Fire, Water, Metal and Aether. Playable in two modes, Quest and Action, players uncover the mystery of the glyphs by matching guard stones and breaking through layers of rocks. Also featuring high score posting and 225 levels in five unique environments, Glyph offers hours of challenging game play.

"We are very excited to release Glyph in stores," said Lloyd Melnick, Director of Merscom. "Glyph is an engaging game that transcends all preconceptions and allows players of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, to enjoy its high-quality graphics and dynamic concept. We are thrilled to release Glyph to a wider audience and we believe it will be well received by all gamers, casual and core alike."

As an added bonus, players who purchase Glyph at retail stores will also receive Snail Mail, an engaging and challenging game that allows players to guide Turbo the Snail throughout the universe in his attempts to deliver Intergalactic Mail. Snail Mail features three different modes of play, with 50 levels in Postal Mode; gorgeous console-quality 3D graphics, high score board, and instant replay.

Brickshooter Egypt (PC)

In 60 captivating levels, and against an atmospheric backdrop of Egyptian-styled graphics and soundtrack, players must rebuild the pyramids to their former glory in this classic-style matching game.

Featuring truly original gameplay, five ancient pyramids, along with the mysterious Sphinx, must be restored in "Brickshooter Egypt". Each move requires strategic thinking as bricks must be carefully arranged on the board to create successful combinations, and with no timer pressure, "Brickshooter Egypt" allows thoughtful planning ahead for your next move.

As more secrets are revealed with each level, and as difficulty increases with second and third replay, "Brickshooter Egypt" brings a total of 180 brain-teasing levels of gameplay to puzzle fans.

"Players be warned, 'Brickshooter Egypt' has an almost hypnotic effect," said Got Game Entertainment President Howard Horowitz. "Once you make that first move, prepare to be happily engaged for more than a few hours."

"Brickshooter Egypt" is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and debuts with an MSRP of $19.99 (USD).

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