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June 2018

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Bolt (NDS/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

Developed by Disney Interactive Studios' Avalanche Software, the Bolt video game follows a unique storyline, which takes place within the fictional high-action television series featured in the film. In the game, players must take on the personalities of Bolt and Penny to utilize their unique talents and superpowers to save the world and Penny's father from the evil Calico. Players will take on Calico's henchmen; avoid capture at the Mayan Temple; and hack enemy computer systems as the duo's adventures take them throughout expansive areas in five global locations: Italy, Russia, Belize, China and Oceania. Separately, the film focuses on Bolt's inadvertent shipment to New York City and his journey back to Hollywood with the help of a jaded cat named Mittens and a TV-obsessed hamster named Rhino, whose favorite word is "awesome."

"The action TV show within the film was an excellent basis for the game to give fans a story that extends far beyond the movie experience," said John Blackburn, vice president and general manager of Avalanche Software. "We maintained an ongoing collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios so there would be a natural familiarity for game players."

As Bolt, players can devastate opponents with his superpowers. His laser vision melts enemies in just one glance; his ground pound, an earth-shattering attack, catches enemies off-balance; and his superbark sends out a sonic blast that disables opponents. As Penny, players utilize her stealth abilities and a wheelbar, inspired by her scooter from the movie, to climb around locations and outwit enemies. In addition, Bolt features unique minigames based on Penny's ability to hack computers. When players assume the role of Penny, they are required to complete various tasks in virtual worlds to progress in the game.

"Avalanche Software is a premier studio for family friendly games and has an expertise in creating video games that exist within a film's universe, but expand beyond the movie-going experience to give fans and gamers a truly unique experience," said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "Bolt continues this legacy by delivering a high-quality game with intriguing storylines and exciting adventures that extend from and complement the film."

Developed by Altron, the NDS version will include competitive and co-op local wireless multiplayer modes such as competing against a player in a hacking game or teaming up with a friend in one of five single-player missions. A NDS exclusive minigame featuring Rhino enables him to become a hero just like Bolt. The Nintendo DS version also includes DGamer, Disney Interactive Studios' innovative new technology that provides a fun, connected game community for Disney video game fans. With DGamer, players earn content, interact and chat with others on Nintendo DS through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or on a computer through the website.

Bolt is available for Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3 for $49.99. NDS, PS2 and PC versions are available for $29.99. Bolt for home consoles and PC is rated E10+ for Everyone 10, while the NDS version is rated E for Everyone.

Castlevania Judgment (Wii)

Produced by legendary Castlevania producer Koji "Iga" Igarashi, Castlevania Judgment marks the franchise's entry into the 3-D versus-action genre with a host of characters that span the franchise's 22-year history.

"Konami has taken the Castlevania franchise in a new direction by uniting both new and legendary characters in a multiplayer combat game created exclusively for the Wii," said Anthony Crouts, vice president of marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "With gorgeous characters and rendered 3D graphics, Castlevania Judgment takes full advantage of the Wii console. Players utilize the Wii Remote and Nunchuck capabilities to swing and throw objects, creating an immersive experience that is only possible on the Wii."

With 3D environments rendered on the Wii, players can choose sides in an epic battle of good versus evil using iconic Castlevania characters designed by famed manga artist Takeshi Obata. The title brings together several generations of playable characters from 22 years of past Castlevania games, including Simon Belmont, Maria Renard, Dracula and Alucard. Fans of the series will also be introduced to new characters like Aeon, who uses time-based magic attacks and can clone his weapon, giving it the appearance of the hands of a clock.

Castlevania Judgment also makes use of the motion-sensing control scheme of the Wii, allowing players to slash, stab and whip their way across a variety of stages and fight an assortment of environmental elements. With the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuck capabilities, players can create weapons and gain health from surrounding objects, set traps, and employ the help of monsters on the field to achieve victory. Featuring an online fighting mode using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Castlevania Judgment will also interface with Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia on the Nintendo DS™ to unlock exclusive gameplay content.

Castlevania Judgment, rated "T" for Teen, is now available on the Wii for $49.99.

Cooking Mama World Kitchen (Wii)

Developed by Cooking Mama Limited, the second installment of the fan favorite Wii series is filled with new features including kitchen mini-games, 3D graphics, 51 fresh recipes, customization, 2 player cooperative cooking and a bonus unlockable game mode!

"We are incredibly excited to deliver Cooking Mama World Kitchen to fans in advance of the holiday season," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco. "Mama's Wii sequel is designed to maximize the fun-from new comedic mini-games to cooperative play, World Kitchen delivers it all in full 3D along with improved motion controls that make virtual cooking an event for the whole family."

In Cooking Mama World Kitchen players use the Wii Remote as a universal cooking utensil to chop, grate, slice and stir their way through 51 all-new recipes, ranging from parfait to Ratatouille to pancakes and French fries. A range of modes lets players cook for Mama's approval, their friends' picky palates or together as a team to create dishes in a new cooperative mode. A bonus hidden mode will even surprise gamers with competitive culinary play against the original "master cook!" In World Kitchen, preparation mistakes are events unto themselves since new mini-games add hilarious fun with Mama's lovable canine protégé, Max. Finally, a new customization feature lets players create their own personal chef or even an adorable mini Mama!

Cooking Mama World Kitchen, rated E for Everyone, is now for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

Cradle of Rome (NDS)

In Cradle of Rome you will re-create the legendary city of old using a unique variation of the much loved Match-3 puzzle mechanic to build more than 20 masterpieces of the Ancient Roman architecture. With more than 100 mind-bending levels, each with its own puzzle board design, players will use a different strategy each time to build and conquer their way to become Emperor.

"Not only is Cradle of Rome the perfect game for gamers-on-the-go, it offers the highly addictive match-3 puzzle gameplay that players of all ages and skill levels will enjoy," said Alison Quirion, vice president of marketing, North America, D3P. "Cradle of Rome is packed with hours of entertainment and at the low price of $19.95, it's a must have title this holiday season."

In Cradle of Rome, players can build more than 20 historical sites from 5 different epochs of Ancient Roman architecture by gathering resources such as wood, tools, gold and more by matching rows of 3 or more on the puzzle board and obtaining as many as possible before the time runs out. The more resources players gather, the faster they can build the city from a basic saw mill and progress to such historical monuments such as the Temple of Venus and eventually the mighty Coliseum. Multiple gameplay modes offer various degrees of difficulty and a vast array of bonus tools adds even more incentive to continue the game and eventually become Emperor.

Cradle of Rome, rated E for Everyone, is available for the suggested retail price of $19.95.

CSI: NY - The Game (PC)

For the first time in the CSI video game series, CSI: NY – The Game will allow you to play as actual characters from the hit TV show. The video game features a brand-new graphic novel art style, interactive mini-games and interrogations, as well as original cases crafted by writers from the "CSI: NY" television series. Additionally, Golden Globe winner Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes and the rest of the show's primary cast have all contributed their voice and likeness to the video game, adding to the authenticity of the interactive adaptation of CBS's "CSI: NY" television series.

CSI: NY - The Game, rated T for Teen, is now available for $29.99.

EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey (PC)

EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey is the fifth expansion for the EQII franchise developed by Sony Online Entertainment.

"The storyline of The Shadow Odyssey allows players to explore uncharted regions in the virtual world of Norrath while experiencing nostalgic areas made famous in the original EverQuest almost 10 years ago," said Bruce Ferguson, senior producer, Sony Online Entertainment. "This expansion comes on the heels of the highest selling expansion to date, Rise of Kunark™, and the incredibly successful Living Legacy program, which ran over the summer months and attracted large numbers of new and returning players who are ready for exciting new adventures."

In an age long passed, a band of extraordinary heroes embarked on a journey to free Norrath from the clutches of a shrouded threat. Their quest would take them to the far reaches of the globe, delving deep into the most dangerous dungeons and undertaking many daunting trials. This was the Shadow Odyssey, and the heroes were known as the Ethernauts. In their time, this epic quest came to an end, and Norrath was saved. But now, history is repeating itself. It is time for a new generation of Ethernauts to retrace the steps of their honored predecessors through the ruined, unforgiving and twisting regions of Norrath to rid the world of the invading scourge and destroy the renewed evil of the Shadowmen.

Feature Set:

  • More than 20 new zones, including the new overland zone, Innothule.
  • Experience nostalgic EverQuest dungeon themes, such as Najena, Mistmoore and The Sebilisian Empire, and adventure through more than 18 goal-based dungeons, such as Ruins of Guk and Befallen.
  • The Achievement Point level cap will be increased to 200 to offer new achievements for class-specific lines.
  • A new Dungeon Delving mission system for players to replay content with new and different experiences.
  • Five (5) new Heritage Quests with unique rewards being added.
  • A new, mysterious group of erudites with powerful new armor and equipment will barter for void shards earned during your encounters.
  • Epic tales of the odyssey are told through battles with dozens of new creatures and hundreds of new quests.
  • Two new deities have been introduced into Norrath, Rodcet Nife and Anashti Sul.
  • Includes Desert of Flames, Kingdom of Sky, Echoes of Faydwer and Rise of Kunark expansion packs, and The Bloodline Chronicles, The Splitpaw Saga and The Fallen Dynasty adventure packs.
  • Also includes Legends of Norrath strategic online trading card game, digital starter deck and booster pack.

This all-in-one compilation pack will be available at select retail stores and via digital download at for the suggested retail price of $39.99 US.

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (Wii/PS3/X360)

Featuring 40 all new smash-hit songs, including hits performed on the show, and several unique modes of play, KRAIE 2 enables players to sing and perform through a full season of competition to claim the title of American Idol. Contestants are challenged to put on their best performance as they must face digital versions of the famed judges - Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, who are ready to critique their singing performances.

"With Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore, fans of the #1 TV show in America are given the ability to create their own personal American Idol experience and bring the excitement and competition into their living rooms. We expect KRAIE2 to be the ultimate must-have gift this holiday season," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

James Ngo, Director of Consumer Products FME, North America commented: "KRAIE 2 offers American Idol devotees yet another opportunity to enjoy the hit series all year round. It is the ideal taster to wet the nations appetites' until the eighth season of the show airs in January,"

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 allows players to play the part of an American Idol contestant as they audition, earn an invitation to Hollywood and ultimately perform in front of the crowd on center stage. Just like the TV show, the evaluation by the game's judges will affect whether or not they move on to the next round of competition. Additionally, players will be able to personalize their own contestant with clothing, hair styles and accessories in the Character Customization mode, creating a specialized look that is sure to catch the attention of the judges and the crowd. Those using either Xbox 360 or the PS3 can utilize the new online Co-Op head-to-head-mode to work together towards reaching their American Idol dream. In addition, Xbox 360 users can use Vision via Xbox Live online entertainment network support to bring them directly into the competition and also select and download from a catalog of hit songs.

American Idol, which is approaching the eighth season, continues to dominate television ratings and break viewership records, averaging more than 30 million viewers per episode. The latest record-breaking installment of the nation's most watched show laid claim to 31.7 million viewers for its finale episode.

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2, rated "E" for Everyone, is now available on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii in retail outlets nationwide.

Left 4 Dead (X360/PC)

Left 4 Dead (L4D) is a new action title from Valve, creators of the Counter-Strike and Half-Life games, and promises to redefine the co-operative genre as those titles did for multiplayer and single player action games.

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of L4D casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.

Valve's next generation AI technology, allows for games of 1 to 8 players. Players can play as a Survivor or as one of four types of "Boss Infected," each of whom possess a unique mutant ability such as a 50-foot tongue lasso or a giant belly full of explosive methane gas.

The gameplay takes place across four massive campaigns. The "zombie" population of each mission is choreographed by an "AI Director" that monitors the human players' actions and creates a unique and dramatic experience for them on the fly.

Set in the immediate aftermath of the highly-anticipated zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead features single player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay modes. Next-generation artificial intelligence tailors the pacing and difficulty ensuring a different experience every time the game is played.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista, XP or 2000
  • CPU: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
  • Disc drive: DVD-ROM Drive
  • Hard drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
  • Video: Direct X 9 compatible video card (Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for pixel shader 2.0)
  • Sound: Direct X9.0c compatible sound card

Left 4 Dead is currently available for the PC and Xbox 360 at retail stores in North America and worldwide on Friday, Nov. 21.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (PC)

Mines of Moria expands the award-winning online world of Middle-earth and allows players to explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin's Bane and more! In addition to extending the challenge to new heights, Mines of Moria will introduce two new classes, ten additional levels, hundreds of new quests, and the highly anticipated Legendary Item system.

"The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) has established itself as one of the world's premium MMOs for successfully integrating story into a game that features innovative and entertaining advancement through an immersive and breathtaking world," said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online. "Mines of Moria will raise the bar with the introduction of Legendary Items, a massive new system that will let players advance unique and powerful weapons and items that grow in might alongside their hero. These unique and powerful weapons will be by our players' sides to aid in the challenging adventures that await them as we continue to journey through Middle-earth through the next several volumes of the game in years to come."

Key Features:

  • Forge Legendary Items! – The Mines of Moria introduces Turbine's revolutionary new item advancement system to LOTRO. Players can now forge unique weapons and class-related equipment and evolve them to build a legacy the likes of Bilbo's Sting and Gandalf's Glamdring. These legendary weapons grow in power along with the player through their adventures and are customized by advancing the item's virtues, adding runic legacies and modifying its title.
  • Speak Friend, and Enter – Moria, called Khazad-dûm by the dwarves, was their capital and the grandest of cities. This enormous underground world in north-western Middle-earth comprises an immense network of tunnels, chambers, mines and huge halls beneath the Misty Mountains and represent one of the largest and most dangerous online underground environments ever created. Starting today players can journey through hundreds of new adventures and battle goblin hordes and the Nameless of the Deep in the ancient city underground which has served as the foundation for the modern-day dungeon-crawling adventures.
  • The Epic Story Continues! — The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria begins Volume II of The Lord of the Rings Online storyline. Players will experience six new books rich with new characters and content and face the fiery wrath of Durin's Bane, battle the Watcher, bring aid to the Lady Galadriel and more.
  • Increased Level Cap — Players can now advance their characters up to level 60, opening access to a wealth of new traits, virtues, skills and class quests. The crafting system also now offers a new Tier and gives players the ability to join crafting guilds to create even more powerful items.
  • Discover Two New Classes — The Rune-keeper and the Warden, the first new classes to be introduced since the launch of the game, offer players the opportunity to create all-new characters and experience LOTRO in exciting new ways.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Complete Edition, which includes the original game, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (Volume I), all content updates released since launch, and Mines of Moria (Volume II) is now available for purchase at major retailers across North America. The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Collector's Edition is also now available for purchase at major retailers and includes all of the content of the Complete Edition as well as certain unique digital and physical items for collectors. A third option for existing LOTRO subscribers is The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Digital Expansion.

Need for Speed Undercover (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii/X360/PS3/PC)

Need for Speed Undercover is an action-packed game whose story of pursuit and betrayal takes players back to the series' roots with break-neck cop chases, spectacular highway battles and an expansive open-world.

Need for Speed Undercover features stunning Hollywood-style live-action in-game movies in which the player is recruited by Federal Agent Chase Linh, played by Maggie Q (Mission Impossible III and Live Free or Die Hard), to go deep undercover in order to infiltrate and takedown a ruthless international crime syndicate. Posing as a wheelman, the player will be required to prove themselves by completing jobs, racing through speedways, dodging cops and chasing rivals.

Need for Speed Undercover also features its signature real-world damage and car customization for over 55 of the hottest licensed vehicles including the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, Audi R8, Porsche 911 GT2 and the all-new unreleased 2009 Nissan 370Z.

The all-new Heroic Driving Engine delivers an unprecedented level of control allowing the player to execute incredible high-performance moves at 180 mph. The player will need to master the Heroic Driving Engine in order to evade the cops and take out opponents while navigating over 100 miles of open roads, including an expansive highway system. These causeways are the setting for the high-speed, high-stake chase sequences that will push the player to the limit. An enhanced new A.I. mechanic delivers a realistic high-energy action driving experience with ultra-aggressive and intelligent cops using actual high-speed pursuit techniques to take the player down.

Need for Speed Undercover, rated T for Teen, will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 ($59.99), on the Wii ($49.99), PC, PS2 and PSP ($39.99), and also on the NDS ($29.99).

PopStar Guitar (PS2/Wii)

PopStar Guitar comes loaded with more than 50 songs from many of today's hottest pop artists, featuring master tracks performed by Rihanna, Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Fall Out Boy and more.

PopStar Guitar offers a unique air guitar game play experience exclusively for the Wii, with the introduction of the AirG peripheral that snaps easily onto the Wii Remote, allowing players to release their inner pop star. In the game, players assume the role of a lead guitarist in their very own band, on a mission to compete in the ultimate "Battle of the Bands" contest. Additionally, players will have the choice to perform solo in the Career Mode, taking the stage for more challenging and rewarding performances that in return deliver success, fame and fortune.

"PopStar Guitar is an exciting videogame that all gamers can enjoy, with music from some of today's greatest pop music talents," said Steve Grossman, chief executive officer of XS Games. "The game also provides a tremendous value to families by offering a fantastic game at a very competitive price. The Wii version comes with two AirG peripherals so that multiple players can enjoy playing the game together, right out of the box."

Developed by Broadsword Interactive, PopStar Guitar, rated "T" for Teen, for the Wii comes with two AirG peripherals and is available for $59.99, while the PS2 version supports officially licensed PS2 system, non-USB guitar peripherals and is available for $29.99.

Rock Band: Track Pack Volume 2 (Wii/PS2/PS3/X360)

Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 features 20 amplifying tracks recorded by some of the most popular rock artists in history from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mötley Crüe to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Duran Duran. Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 can be played as a standalone game for all console versions using Rock Band and Rock Band 2 peripherals. Fans who buy the track pack for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system can also export all 20 songs to their console for play with Rock Band and Rock Band 2 using a free offer from Xbox LIVE online entertainment network or the PlayStation Network.

Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 is rated "T" for Teen with a descriptor of Lyrics by the ESRB. Pricing for the game is $29.99 MSRP for all platform versions.

Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (NDS)

The Rune Factory series combines the fun and rewarding gameplay of Harvest Moon with the fantasy and excitement of an action-RPG, offering Harvest Moon fans and traditional RPG players the best of both worlds.

"We are thrilled to finally bring Rune Factory 2 to our fans who have been eagerly awaiting its launch," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. "Rune Factory 2 builds upon the elements that made the first title a huge success, and expands the series' RPG elements while offering beautiful graphics, innovative Touch Screen controls, and an all-new, multigenerational plot."

Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the first game. The evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as strange disturbances in the earth warn that a great evil is stirring. It's up to player to uncover this new threat to the land and bring peace to the kingdom once more. Over the course of the story, players will build and develop a farm, befriend townspeople, raise monsters, take on quests, and find a wife.

In a first for the Rune Factory series, the story of Rune Factory 2 is multigenerational. Players begin the game as Kyle, a strange man who comes to Alvarna Village.

Eventually, players will take on the role of Kyle's child, opening up a whole new adventure. It's an innovative feature that allows players to follow the story of their family and the townsfolk over two generations!

Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon, rated E for Everyone, has officially shipped to retail for an MSRP of $29.99.

The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff Pack (PC)

The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff Pack includes unique building elements that let you create mansions and gardens for your Sims in three all new architectural styles including Moroccan, Second Empire and Art Deco. There are a host of new architectural and landscaping items to choose from to make your Sims' mansions look more stunning than ever.

You now have the ability to re-create your Sims' homes into luxurious mansions with all-new items. You can add new character to your Sims' estates with exotic columns, stunning new archways, chic ceiling fans, sweeping grand staircases and beautifully designed windows and doors. In addition, you can completely re-invent your Sims' gardens with a colorful foundation of flower beds and shrubs including delicate irises, cheerful daylilies and bright sunflowers. Each different architectural style has a unique look and feel. You can transform your Sims' home into an imposing Moroccan palace with lush gardens. You can build estates that are classic yet bold with the glamorous "Old Hollywood" style of Art Deco or create grand manors and sculpted landscapes with the romantic and elegant Second Empire theme.

The Sims 2, The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition, The Sims 2 Holiday Edition, The Sims 2 Deluxe or The Sims 2 Double Deluxe for PC is required to play The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff Pack.

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff (NDS)

Based on the wildly popular Tecmo Super Bowl, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff adapts the old-school style and revitalizes it for a newer generation of gamers. The classic, over-the-top, all-American football game enables players of all levels to engage in a fun filled, fast paced, arcade style of football.


  • Customize your team: Choose your team colors, emblems, player names, team cities and abilities.
  • Wi-Fi and Wireless Multiplayer: Play against your friends across the country or across the room.
  • Variety of teams: Choose from 32 different teams across the country.
  • Cut-scenes: All-new cut-scenes showing off the dramatic presentation of various plays.
  • Super Abilities: Tactical use of the abilities will devastate the opposition.
  • Stylus Control: Feel the action as you use the stylus to control your player.
  • Customizable Playbook: Choose four running and four passing plays to your liking.
  • Music and sound effects: Turn up the heat on your opponent as you play the game to rock 'n' roll remixes of the most memorable tunes in football gaming history!

Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff, rated "E" for Everyone, carries a suggested retail price of US $29.99.

Tomb Raider: Underworld (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

Tomb Raider: Underworld seamlessly blends exploration, grand scale puzzle solving and combat, taking players on an archeological journey to the ancient nether worlds of the Mediterranean, Thailand, Mexico, the Arctic Sea and more. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft, gamers uncover proof of the existence of the Norse underworld and the mythical Hammer of Thor, and embark on a perilous journey towards a forgotten power that, if unleashed, could lay waste to all of civilization. Lara's latest adventure introduces scores of new capabilities and state-of-the-art gear, including an active sonar map, multi-purpose grapple and an all-terrain motorbike. With fresh moves that are more intuitive and realistic than ever before, players must master these in order to navigate through treacherous environments and defeat a range of hostile enemies.

Beginning this holiday, fans can extend their Tomb Raider experience with two new downloadable chapters that will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360. The first new chapter, Tomb Raider: Underworld – Beneath the Ashes, will be available in December and takes place after the Underworld story has finished and features a new environment to explore and additional secrets to unlock. The second chapter, Tomb Raider: Underworld – Lara's Shadow, will follow in early 2009 and introduce a new playable character to the Tomb Raider experience.

Tomb Raider: Underworld is rated "T" for Teen and is available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for the suggested retail price of $59.99. It is also available for Games for Windows and Wii for $39.99 and Nintendo DS for $29.99.

"Tomb Raider: Underworld brings to life a realistic world that fully compliments Lara Croft's bold personality," said Sean Vesce, General Manager of Crystal Dynamics. "We continue to innovate on the brand that defined the action-adventure genre and we are excited to introduce fans and gamers to an immersive, believable world that they can explore and conquer."

Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009 (PC)

Soccer management fans rejoice! The next chapter in the Worldwide Soccer Manager franchise is available today exclusively from or via digital download via STEAM. Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009 features a brand new 3D Match Engine – The famous Worldwide Soccer Manager match engine can now be viewed in full 3D where you'll be able to view players from multiple camera angles on the pitch and rewind or fast-forward to key plays. With this customizable view you can also choose the information you would like to see during the match, be it the latest scores or player performance stats for the match.

Fully updated for the new 2008/09 soccer season with all the latest league, club and player data, Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009 features over 5,000 playable clubs from over 50 countries, and around 350,000 players and staff from around the world, drawn fresh from the famous Sports Interactive database.

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