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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 4:19 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:

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (NDS)

The first Ace Attorney game developed specifically for Nintendo DS™, this is the fourth title in the series and will feature all new characters, including new defense attorney Apollo Justice.

This new chapter to the Ace Attorney series will drop players into the shoes of Apollo Justice, where they'll make use of his uncanny ability to uncover witnesses’ lies by studying their body language. But as talented as our hero is, he wouldn't get far without the support of his assistant Trucy, a mysterious female magician. Apollo also receives invaluable advice from Kristoph Gavin, his ultra-cool mentor whose perfect logic and natural instincts have won him numerous cases and the respect of his colleagues.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney has been rated T for Teen.

The Club (PS3/X360/PC)

Developed by the award-winning studio Bizarre Creations, The Club is an action-shooter that enables players to fight as one of eight uniquely trained killers in a shadowy underground blood-sport. The anonymous, obscenely wealthy and influential members of the Club place their bets on who will survive as the bloodbath ensues before them. Motivated by greed, all eight characters represent a variety of countries and backgrounds and fight with their own unique combat techniques in an attempt to stay alive in the most ruthless underground elite fighting club. In addition to the intense single-player experience, The Club also features eight different multiplayer modes for up to eight players at a time, as well as supporting Microsoft's Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows – LIVE online entertainment networks.

"The Club presents a refreshing twist on the action genre and delivers an intense next-gen experience that gamers will never forget," said Elliott Chin, Director of Marketing at SEGA. "With a great cast of characters, global locations, and a ton of unique gameplay modes, this club has something for everyone."

The Club carries a suggested retail price of $59.95 and is rated "M" for "Mature."

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (Wii)

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is the first Square Enix RPG to arrive exclusively on Wii. Slice and slash your way through an epic journey with the Wii Remote, fully utilizing its motion-sensing capabilities to shield against enemies and execute special attacks.

Intuitive, interactive, and easy to play, Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors invites players of all levels and ages to jump right into the colorful world of the franchise that has sold over 43 million units worldwide. Whether you are already familiar with Dragon Quest or a newcomer, this revolutionary new installment in the beloved RPG franchise is sure to awaken the hero in you!

Five years have passed since the defeat of the Deathbringer, and the kingdom of Avalonia joyously celebrates what seems to be an everlasting era of peace. However, a closer look reveals that things are amiss. Calamity arises within the kingdom, as unfamiliar and powerful monsters invade the outskirts of town. With the Deathbringer gone, what explanation is there for the onset of these monsters? And what of the queen, who has come to hide her face behind a strange mask? Make your way through the perilous journey, solve the baffling mysteries and return order to Avalonia.

Features

  • Delve into an unforgettable gaming experience, created by the "big three" -- a team comprising series creator Yuji Horii, legendary manga artist Akira Toriyama and renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama.
  • Show off your swordsmanship, block enemy attacks, and use special skills, all through the simple and intuitive use of the Wii Remote!
  • Combine materials to personalize your sword, allowing you to engage in battles unique to your customized abilities and powers.
  • Experience an epic adventure in the world of Dragon Quest, rendered through stunning visuals and a powerful soundtrack delivered by famed game music composers Manami Matsumae and Koichi Sugiyama.
  • Take on the challenges presented by all-new features for the North American release, including a Payback Mode and four hidden bosses!

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors, rated T for Teen, will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $49.99 (USD).

FIFA Street 3 (NDS/PS3/X360)

This arcade soccer game features international superstars Ronaldinho, Peter Crouch, and Gennaro Gattuso on the front of pack and delivers a new look that turns the game's global soccer icons into stylized action heroes who perform over-the-top trick moves.

The third chapter in the FIFA Street series from EA Sports creates a hyper-real world where soccer's biggest stars perform to an eclectic selection of music seamlessly infused into their surroundings. Using a simplified control system that enables you to easily perform over-the-top trick moves, the game's environments pulsate and explode to life with every well-timed tackle, outrageous trick move or unstoppable shot on goal.

FIFA Street 3 features over 250 of the world's best players representing 18 of the top international national teams. Decked out in authentic training kits, every player has been rendered into a stylized caricature and boasts his own, distinctive style of play with unique abilities to match. Choose from Tricksters, Enforcers, Playmakers and Finishers to give you different options on the ball and make your mark on the street.

FIFA Street 3, rated "E" for Everyone and 3+, is available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and NDS.

Iridium Runners (PS2)

Iridium Runners is a high-intensity, on-foot racing title that takes video game racing to a whole new level. Set in the future where cars have been made obsolete by the blazing speed humanity has achieved on foot, Iridium Runners is a no holds barred, furiously fast racing game that allows players to step on shrunken opponents and knock others over the edge of the track and into oblivion. With 20 characters and 8 sidekick pods, each with differing strengths and weaknesses, knowing the track, your opponents and which combination to pick is essential to winning, Iridium Runners features several game modes, from a deep Championship to a single race, as well as split-screen multiplayer. A team mode is also featured, allowing for two paired teammates to race and battle one another on all the tracks.

Iridium Runners is rated "E" for Everyone.

Pimp My Ride (Wii)

Pimp My Ride for the Wii combines high-RPM racing with outrageous car customization and allows players to roll with MTV host and hip-hop star Xzibit on a quest to transform broken down hoopties into pimped out dream machines.

Here bling is king and speed is everything. Players step into the role of modification master, picking out unique customizations and hooking up everything from tires and rims to bumpin' subwoofers and flat panel TV's to transform busted beaters into pimped out masterpieces. Put your style skills to the ultimate test in the garage, and then take to the in the streets for high speed racing to gain priceless bragging rights and credibility in the five unique boroughs of Pimp City . Players will use the Wiimotes to take on high speed challenges, navigate open environments, and show off their flossed out rides from New Wave Beach to the Hip-Hop Heights.

Pimp My Ride is rated "T" ("Teen") by the ESRB.

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