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Thursday, March 6, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on March 6, 2008 @ 1:29 p.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:

Arctic Stud Poker Run (PC)

Developed by Game Refuge, the veteran arcade team behind "Rampage World Tour" and "General Chaos", "Arctic Stud Poker Run" is a decidedly irreverent, over-the-top reinvention of real-life cross-country "poker runs" in which players race from place to place picking up playing cards in an effort to assemble a winning hand. With its revolutionary multi-player battle experience, this action-packed "full-contact poker" game throws down high stakes, high speeds, and high explosives.

No pleasant dealer in a bad tuxedo shirt and bow tie in this game. Rather, in this "friendly" game of cards featuring 37 unique, playable characters and 126 levels spanning 81 square miles in 9 environments, players race around on high-powered vehicles, engaging machine guns, dynamite, heat-seeking-missiles and more, to find, grab, or steal their winning hand.

"'Arctic Stud Poker Run' lets you do all those things you daydream about while patiently sitting at a Texas Hold 'Em table," said Got Game Entertainment President Howard Horowitz. "Here's your chance to steal cards, shoot machine guns, and put a bounty on the head of your biggest poker competition."

While gameplay is fast and furious, "Arctic Stud Poker Run" allows players with varying skill sets to compete effectively thanks to the "Auto Card Swap" feature which alleviates the need for advance poker knowledge, plus the "Big Hand Possible" feature which advises the best available hands before the round begins. "Arctic Stud Poker Run" also features cash-based tournament scoring and a player-to-player bounty system for alliance formation.

Arctic Stud Poker Run, rated "T" for Teen, makes its retail debut at $19.99 (USD) and is also available for immediate download purchase from www.ArcticStudPokerRun.com.

Red Baron (PC)

Red Baron is an engaging arcade flight-shooter set in World War I where the player battles numerous enemies in a vast array of levels. Dogfight against intense computer AI in single player or wage war against 7 other aspiring “Aces” online. Take to the skies and rise through the ranks to ultimately become the “Ace” in Red Baron’s squadron.

Features :

  • Dogfight in 14 highly detailed World War I Aircraft
  • Conquer all 23 challenging Single Player Missions
  • Engage up to 8 Players in Online Multiplayer
    • Deathmatch, Team-Deathmatch and Capture the Flag
  • Experience World War I air-war intensity through next-gen graphics

Red Baron is currently available in North America (Wal-Mart) for $19.99.

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