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Friday, December 19, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2008 @ 3:20 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:

LUXOR 3 (Wii)

LUXOR 3 is the second title MumboJumbo has launched for the Wii system. The Egyptian-themed marble-shooter game allows you to control the scarab shooter using the Wii Remote. With more than 80 levels of game play, LUXOR 3 has four game modes, each challenging players to stop chains of advancing colored-spheres.

"We're very excited to bring the popular LUXOR 3 game to Wii," said MumboJumbo CEO Mark Cottam. "We wanted to give Wii fans the full LUXOR experience, while also bringing a number of popular casual games to the marketplace for Nintendo DS. These four new titles provide plenty of great content for the casual gamer on your holiday list!"

LUXOR 3 is rated E for Everyone and is available at retailers nationwide for $29.99.

Knight's Blood (PC)

Knight’s Blood, an online multiplayer role-playing game where players fight for honor and earn their daily bread by carrying out assignments of knighthood. Swear your oath of knighthood and choose your own destiny and allegiance through the decisions you make in-game!

Knight’s Blood is a free to play browser-based RPG for gamers 13+ years old. The browser-based game is part of Acclaim’s offering of more browser-based immersive game experiences. Once you have registered for Knight’s Blood you find yourself on the overview page of your knight. Here you can find important information about your character and also your personal link, with which you can convert knaves to knights online by placing the link appropriately. You can invest your Gold in training for your character to improve his/her attributes or you can buy better equipment. You can directly challenge other knights to a duel, whereby your character abilities and equipment play an important role.

Your knight can also choose the good or evil aspects of the missions they undertake as either a Knight of the Light or member of the Horde of Darkness. Choose from hundreds of weapons, suits of armor, shields, amulets and rings to improve your fighting abilities. Customize your character avatar, and even your own individual coat of arms; there are billions of possible combinations! As with other Acclaim titles, players can purchase items and additional in-game currency using Acclaim Coins.

New players can sign up for Knight’s Blood now.

Penguins Arena (PC)

It all begins when a penguin legend comes to life in the form of Sedna, the ancient Penguin Goddess. Global warming, pollution... Penguin tribes are endangered. Sedna utters them that there is room for but one tribe. And so the purging begins.

Penguins Arena is a thrilling and innovative First Penguin Shooter with very short rounds and where the magic of reincarnation, combined with the supernatural ability to return to the game as a ghost, ensures that your character has every chance to change your tribe's fate.

Save the Penguins, Save the Planet!

Key Features :

  • 5 different weapons and bonuses
  • Up to 4 different penguins tribes
  • 15 different Icebergs battlefields
  • Cute and colored cartoon graphics
  • Short rounds and furious, intense gameplay
  • Player interaction, even after death
  • Reincarnation system
  • 10 Steam Achievements to unlock
  • Multiplayer game (LAN or Internet)

Penguins Arena is available as of December 18th with a purchase price of $14.99.

Slingo Quest (NDS)

Slingo Quest is the hit funkitron franchise that combines the classic games of slots and bingo. The game for the popular handheld console includes 60 levels and challenges players to spin a traditional 5-reel slot machine and make matches to create slingos.

Slingo Quest is rated E for Everyone and is available at retail for $19.99.

Polar Bowler (NDS)

Polar Bowler from Wild Tangent debuts on Nintendo DS this month as well. The popular Arctic bowling game lets players direct their inner-tubing polar pal down the icy lanes of Chill Pin Alley.

Polar Bowler is rated E for Everyone is on sale for $19.99.

Build-a-lot (NDS)

Rounding out the fourth quarter console line-up is Build-a-lot for NDS. In the popular simulation game, players can build, renovate and upgrade neighborhoods for town mayors. The HipSoft title won this year's Zeeby award for Most Innovative game and made numerous Top 10 lists for the PC version.

Rated E for Everyone, Build-a-lot will retail for $19.99.

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