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Friday, June 6, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on June 6, 2008 @ 11:59 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:

Dracula: Origin (PC)

Dracula: Origin puts you in the role of Professor Van Helsing, the renowned vampire hunter on a quest for Dracula. Hunt down history's most famous vampire, preventing him from raising the dead whilst liberating the souls of all those who have crossed his evil path.

Inspired by the world imagined by author Bram Stoker, Dracula: Origins rich storyline takes you from London to Dracula's castle in Transylvania, via Egypt. Other characters from the novel featured in the game include Mina Murray and her fiancé Jonathan Harker, who has suspiciously disappeared.

Use Point & Click gameplay to explore the many detailed settings, such as sinister graveyards and abandoned churches. Stunning visuals, created through detailed 2D environments and animated 3D characters, provide a disturbing and absorbing gothic atmosphere.

Solve puzzles and collect clues to progress through the game, encountering all the typical iconography and themes associated with the legend of Dracula; blood, horror, love, crucifixes, stakes and garlic.

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PS3/X360) - Europe

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

Bringing the massively popular DBZ brand to 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. The game boasts graphics and visual effects only possible on the advanced hardware of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while the online gameplay adds a much sought after dimension, bringing fans across the world into direct competition over 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.

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is now available in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles.

The Incredible Hulk (NDS/Wii/PS2/PS3/X360/PC)

Based on both the Marvel Studios feature film being released in theaters on June 13, 2008, and the popular Marvel Comics series created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, The Incredible Hulk is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii and Nintendo DS, with the PC version to follow shortly. SEGA will further enhance the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions with free downloadable content that allows for competitive multiplayer online gameplay and other online features which will become available in late June.

The Incredible Hulk is a fast-paced, action-packed video game that enables players to take on the role of one or more of Marvel's most powerful Super Heroes. As the Hulk, players can demolish anything in their path, including lamp posts, passing cars and even entire buildings. Featuring the voice talent of several of the movie's stars including Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson and William Hurt, the fury-fueled game also features key moments from the film as well as additional plotlines and characters from The Incredible Hulk universe. Players crash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world where anything and everything can be used as a weapon.

In addition to the epic single-player experience, The Incredible Hulk's upcoming downloadable bonus content includes six competitive two-player mission types that test the speed, strength and skill of Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers everywhere. Each mission takes place in one of five arenas, presenting dynamic and fully destructible environments packed with nonstop action and ruthless enemies. This update will also allow players to access the online leaderboards and online matchmaking features.

The Incredible Hulk is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB and will be available in stores throughout North America for $59.95 on Xbox 360 and PS3. The Wii version of The Incredible Hulk is rated "T for Teen" and will retail at $49.95 at launch. The Incredible Hulk will also be available on the PlayStation 2 and PC systems and will retail for $29.95. The Incredible Hulk on Nintendo DS is rated "E10+" and will retail in North America for $29.95.

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