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Monday, May 14, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 1:57 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:

  • Shrek the Third (ALL)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Shrek the Third (ALL)

The fate of Far Far Away is in gamer’s hands as they assume the role of their favorite characters from the film – Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, Puss-in-Boots, Artie and Sleeping Beauty – and embark on an all-new adventure to save the land from the clutches of the evil Prince Charming.

“Activision’s Shrek the Third game captures the film’s signature humor as it takes gamers on a grand journey featuring original characters and storylines created exclusively for the game,” said Kim Salzer, Vice President of Global Brand Management, Activision Publishing. “Players will enjoy hours of fun and engaging gameplay as they travel through the Shrek universe in 20 action-filled levels and encounter a cast of twisted fairy tale characters such as Pinocchio, Prince Charming and a dim-witted Cyclops.”

Shrek the Third the video game takes players on an epic journey through magical worlds while mastering each character’s special moves and abilities, battling villains, gathering collectibles and joining friends to complete challenging mini-games in either single-player or two-player multiplayer modes. The game also introduces two new playable characters from the movie – Fiona’s rebellious cousin Artie and her fellow fairy tale princess Sleeping Beauty.

The NDS and GBA versions of the Shrek the Third video game offer players unique gameplay experiences. The NDS version is the first DS game to offer wireless cooperative multiplayer gameplay through all levels. Told from Donkey’s point of view, the NDS game allows players to assume the roles of Shrek, Puss-in-Boots and newcomer Artie, and journey beyond Far Far Away with the help of Merlin’s magic wand. Shrek and friends must work together to solve puzzles and defeat enemies while overcoming a band of Prince Charming’s henchmen.

The GBA version closely follows the storyline of the movie as the characters complete great quests that end with them saving Far Far Away from the villainous Prince Charming.

Additionally, the game features a bonus sneak peek at Bee Movie Game, based on the upcoming animated feature from DreamWorks Animation which releases in November 2007.

The Shrek the Third video game is available now for the Xbox 360 and the Wii for a suggested retail price of $49.99, the PS2 for the suggested retail price of $39.99, the GBA and NDS for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and the PC version for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The PSP will be available in early June for a suggested retail price of $39.99. The console, PSP system and PC games have been rated “E10+” (“Everyone 10 and older” – cartoon violence, crude humor), the NDS has been rated “E” (“Everyone” – cartoon violence, comic mischief) and the GBA has been rated “E” (“Everyone” – cartoon violence) by the ESRB.

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