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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT

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:

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PS3/X360)

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit brings a dazzling new extreme of DBZ intensity to fans with spectacular next-gen graphics, online gameplay and adrenaline-soaked high-velocity action.

Bringing the massively popular DBZ brand to the next level of intensity on the next-generation consoles for the very first time, Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit sends the series flying into the future with a high-energy flourish. Developed by NAMCO BANDAI, the game boasts graphics and visual effects only possible on the advanced hardware of X360 and PS3, while the online gameplay adds another dimension, bringing fans across the world into fierce cross-regional online battles to determine who has the best moves and the most lightning fast attacks. With a host of carefully crafted playable characters and enhanced battle stages and environments, alongside stunning visuals and online play, fans can get deeper into the Dragon Ball Z universe than ever before.

"With online gameplay, high-definition graphics and a deep storyline, we've taken the Dragon Ball Z series up a notch with Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit," said Donny Clay, Producer, Atari, Inc. "We can't wait for fans of the series to take the action online, against other fans from around the world."

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is rated T for Teen and is available for a suggested retail price of $59.99.

NASCAR 09 (PS2/PS3/X360)

NASCAR 09 features highly adaptable gameplay that fits players of all levels and gives gamers access to the emotion of NASCAR more than ever. The game also has in-game customization tools that create endless opportunities for player's personalization of their cars.

Right out of the box, four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon will guide gamers through the game's major features and advise them throughout their in-game career. NASCAR 09 also features two distinct driving models, normal and pro, which allow the casual gamer or NASCAR experts alike to jump in and enjoy the ultimate NASCAR racing experience.

NASCAR 09 has also revved up in-game personalization with the all-new Paint Booth customization tool. With Paint Booth, gamers now have the ability to completely customize their car from start to finish by using a car customization template that's available online at EA SPORTS World (easportsworld.com), an online extension of the EA SPORTS gaming experience that allows fans to connect, share and compete as part of the world's leading sports gaming community. On easportsworld.com, fans can talk about and share their in-game experiences on the internet by comparing their game performance via leaderboards, track in-game accomplishments and statistics, as well as upload videos and screenshots of their favorite in-game highlights.

NASCAR 09, rated E for Everone, is available on the PS2 ($39.99) , PS3 and Xbox 360 ($59.99).

Don King Presents: Prizefighter(X360)

Developed by 2K’s Venom Games studio, Don King Presents: Prizefighter is the first and only current generation title to combine all the action of professional boxing with compelling live-action cut scenes featuring legendary fighters.

“I am thrilled to be an integral part of this monumental entertainment experience,” said legendary boxing promoter Don King. “I have applied all my decades of boxing insight to inspire and elevate Don King Presents: Prizefighter beyond anything fans of the sport have ever experienced before.”

Don King Presents: Prizefighter casts players in the role of a talented, unknown boxer fighting his way out of obscurity and into the international spotlight while attempting to claim the world championship. The immersive storyline challenges players to balance their rigorous training regimen with the temptations of wealth and stardom, and unfolds in a unique, live-action sports documentary-style that features real-life legends and current stars from the world of boxing including Samuel Peter, Joe Calzaghe, Kelly Pavlik, Ricardo Mayorga, Nate Campbell, Juan Diaz, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes, Andrew Golota, Don King and many others. Heather Vandeven, the reigning 2007 Penthouse Pet of the Year, and popular video vixen Bria Myles also star in the documentary and act as temptations for boxers throughout their careers.

“We’re proud to partner with Don King to deliver the most fun and entertaining boxing experience available to our dedicated fans,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Don King Presents: Prizefighter is the only boxing title that offers all the action of professional boxing while challenging players to maintain their focus and discipline despite the distractions and temptations of fame.”

Don King Presents: Prizefighter, rated T for Teen, is now available for Xbox 360, and will be available this fall for Wii and NDS.

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy (Wii)

Developed by Budcat Creations, Blast Works is a side-scrolling 2D shooter based on Kenta Cho's popular online game Tumiki Fighters. Featuring multiple game content editors and the innovative Blast Works Depot website where gamers can post and trade custom content worldwide, Blast Works is now available in retail outlets nationwide.

"Blast Works achieves a new standard in user-created content by allowing players to customize every aspect of gameplay, not just certain elements," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco. "Additionally, Blast Works Depot encourages gamers to push the limits of creativity by allowing them to post, trade, and rate custom content in a user-friendly, interactive medium."

Blast Works features classic 2D side-scrolling shooter action with a "sticky" element that allows players to absorb the pieces and attributes of enemy ships to provide extra shields and guns to their own flying arsenal. In addition to 15 missions included in the basic game, multiple Blast Works Editors allow players to construct their own shapes, ships, levels, enemies and bullet patterns. Additionally, players can assign sound FX, movement patterns, and more to their unique creations. Also, for the first time ever on Wii, Blast Works lets gamers trade their unique content directly with friends or share their content globally over BlastWorksDepot.com via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and WiiConnect24. This website allows players to upload and download community-developed content with other users anytime from anywhere for endless gameplay possibilities!

Blast Works features multiplayer gameplay for up to four people and a retro graphic style that gives it wide appeal for classic and brand new shooter fans alike. To top it off, players have the ability to unlock four Kenta Cho games: rRootage, Gunroar, Torus Trooper and Tumiki Fighters.

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy, rated E for Everyone, is now available for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Belief & Betrayal (PC)

Belief & Betrayal, developed by Artematica, combines the thriller motives of church conspiracies and biblical secrets to form a beautiful, classic 3rd person point & click adventure game with innovative gameplay elements. Ancient cathedrals with secret catacombs, gloomy libraries that stock books that should have been destroyed in the inquisition, mysterious monasteries in deep and dark woods - these are the elements used to construct this first-class adventure game.

In Belief & Betrayal players assume the role of journalist Jonathan Danter, whose investigation into the . murder of his uncle sets him on the dangerous trail of a church conspiracy that leads back to the day Judas received a reward for his betrayal of Jesus. The player's travels will lead him from New York to London, Oxford, Venice and all the way to Rome.

Lighthouse CEO Erik Schreuder said, “We are extremely proud to announce that Belief & Betrayal will soon be hitting store shelves. Belief & Betrayal is a game that can be thoroughly enjoyed by Adventure gamers. They will be dedicated to leading a remarkable cold case murder investigation to reveal the World’s oldest and greatest conspiracy.”

Features :

  • Play as 3 different characters throughout the game to solve the mystery
  • Find lost ancient manuscripts and decipher mind-boggling codes and symbols
  • Explore stunning environments and incredibly re-created historic locations
  • Strong action/adventure storyline creates a compelling gameplay experience
  • Use the memories and thoughts of the intriguing cast of characters to solve puzzles and expose dark mysteries
  • Game based on historical events though the story is pure fiction
  • Easy to navigate 3rd person point & click interface using the Virtools engine

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
  • CPU: 1 GHz Intel Pentium processor or AMD Athlon processor
  • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended for Windows Vista)
  • Video: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible or better video card
  • PC CD-ROM: 4x (or PC DVD-ROM drive)
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Available Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Other: Mouse, Keyboard and Speakers

TRAINZ: The Complete Collection (PC)

The most comprehensive railroad simulation compels you to take on the role of driver aboard coal, electric, diesel or Maglev propelled trains. Experience a myriad of scenic routes from around globe. Create, customize and define all route elements from: mission objectives, tracks layouts, scenery, train deployments, consist configurations, automated train journeys and much, much more.

Buy a ticket to the most engaging virtual journey you'll ever take. Immerse yourself in the magic of rail!

Includes all of the following:

  1. Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006
  2. Trainz Routes 1, 2, 3 and 4
  3. Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004
  4. Trainz Ultimate Collection
  5. Trainz Paintshed

Key features:

  • Dozens of complete routes to experience
  • 50+ immersive Driver activities
  • Three methods of operation and control
  • Control industries and multiple trains
  • Create custom-made routes using Surveyor scenario/route builder
  • 80,000+ additional items available to download free (Internet Connection Required )
  • Create your very own unique railroad paint schemes or authentically repaint your favorite trains from throughout the world using Paintshed
  • Tons of special Bonus Content including new locos, new scenery objects and new scenarios
  • Communicate online with other users in game with Trainz iChat (Internet Connection Required )

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