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Monday, March 3, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 10:50 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:

Lost: Via Domus (PS3/X360/PC)

Based on the award-winning television series, Lost: Via Domus allows players to experience an untold adventure of "Lost” in an immersive, interactive world.

"'Lost' is a remarkably captivating television program that has built a loyal set of avid viewers,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "It was a natural progression to bring the 'Lost' universe to a video game and we are thrilled to allow fans a new way to immerse themselves in the story of the island and the survivors of Oceanic flight 815.”

"After many months of collaboration with Ubisoft and the series' producers, we are excited to bring such a truly unique gaming experience to the marketplace,” said Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, business development, ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios. "Through the gameplay, fans of the series will have an abundance of opportunities to dive deeper into the mysteries and intrigues of the series.”

"Lost” series executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse said, "Playing the game, you really feel like you're on the island. The graphics are fantastic, and the game gives players a chance to explore on their own the places and mysteries of the island that they've seen for the last three years on the show.

Lost: Via Domus, rated "T” for Teen, has an MSRP of $59.99 for X360 and PS3, and $29.99 for PC.

Stranger (PC)

It’s a fantasy come true: Epic role-playing adventure and real-time tactical confrontations collide in Stranger, a sprawling saga of sword and sorcery mayhem set in a world beyond your wildest imagination!

Stranger, a hybrid RTS/RPG title, puts players in the role of a mysterious hero lost in a strange fantasy world. Stranger features a deep magic and enchantment system, and a rich world populated by more than a hundred unique monster types. Players can take control of three characters and enjoy a single-player campaign lasting more than 30 hours, while also being able to take their game online in eight-person Internet multiplayer matches.

As one of three battle-hardened heroes, explore a hostile surface kingdom and mysterious subterranean realms, increasing your combat skills and magical abilities. Blade and spell streak across the screen in a dizzying dance as you battle with slavering beasts and mutant monstrosities, using intuitive enchantment and melee systems. Hire ruthless mercenaries’ to assist you in your quests and defeat all those who dare challenge you. Gather not just your courage, but also your wits and resources before proceeding. From recruiting ultra-powerful allies to going face-to-face with the blackest evil and amassing a mystical arsenal capable of seeing you safely through this epic tale, you’ll need all to meet the challenges which lie within.

The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure (PC)

Created by adventure gaming legend Jonathan Boakes (“Dark Fall”, “Dark Fall II: Lights Out”) and his Darkling Room team, this highly anticipated suspense-adventure game for the PC combines a dense, rich, spine-tingling story inspired by classic ghost stories with today’s modern ghost-hunting techniques. With an intuitive interface which allows players to wield the tools of a paranormal investigator, an impressive cast of 3D characters, actual E.V.P. (Electronic Voice Phenomena) recordings, and photographs of unexplained entities captured by Boakes while researching the game, “The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure” brings a frightening story to bone-chilling life.

Inspired by the works of Charles Dickens, M.R. James, Arthur Conan Doyle, and E.F. Benson, “The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure” finds ghost-hunters Nigel Danvers and Lucy Reubans investigating a tale of horror and haunting along England's fog-shrouded coastline, famed for its legends of smugglers, pirates, and ghosts. In a cinematic, richly detailed interactive world, part black and white, part vivid color, and against a dramatic backdrop of wind-swept coastlines and crumbling crypts, players are captivated, taunted, and teased by mind-bending puzzles and interactions with the town locals, earthly and otherwise. Skills at ghost-hunting and detecting paranormal activity directly affect how the game continues. While there are those who seek to prevent the disturbance of that which is buried, for those players with nerves of steel, and wits to match, discovery of long lost secrets, previously known only to the dead, awaits.

“A classic ghost story, whether old or new, should have us believe that something ‘unexplainable’ surrounds and influences us,” said creator Jonathan Boakes. “And, if we are lucky, it should scare us into realizing that there truly are ‘more things in heaven and earth’ than the absolute skeptics would like us to believe.”

“The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure” includes the following features:

  • Spine-tingling ghost story
  • Realistic ghost-hunting, featuring actual E.V.P. (Electronic Voice Phenomena)
  • Photographs of unexplained entities captured by creator Jonathan Boakes while researching the game
  • Chilling original soundtrack Point and click gameplay with both first and third person interaction
  • Cast of virtual actors to share your paranormal adventure
  • Local legends to investigate, interrogate, and observe
  • Realistic and integrated puzzles

The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure, rated “T” for Teen, makes its retail debut at $29.99 (USD).

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