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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 8, 2008 @ 5:29 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:

Devil May Cry 4 (PC)

Good things come to those who wait as Windows-based PC owners will benefit from having more modes and more visual customization options to help enhance their demon-slaying action. Following up on the amazingly popular Windows-based PC demo available for download at major direct-to-download websites, Devil May Cry 4 for Games for Windows has garnered critical praise with the game's additional graphical prowess and buffed up frame rate. The full version will feature a number of exclusive content for the Windows-based PC including, Turbo Mode, which will turn-up the action to insane speeds, and Legendary Dark Knight Mode, which will harness advanced Windows-based PC processing power and fill the screen with an unbelievable number of enemies for extra difficulty.

Moreover, familiar enemies from the console versions will show-up in new locations in the Games for Windows version. The high resolution screen settings allow the cut scenes of the game to run at up to 120 frames per second (up from 30 frames per second in the console version of the game). Slider options are available to manage various visual effects seen throughout the game. Additionally, Devil May Cry 4 for Games for Windows comes with a Benchmark Test Mode which lets users test their Windows PC. Devil May Cry 4 for Games for Windows will have both DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 modes.

The Games for Windows version of Devil May Cry 4 will feature new modes, enhanced graphics options and additional content. Devil May Cry 4 has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (Wii)

The adorable cast of characters, including Chocobo and his friends, comes exclusively on Wii. Players will unlock the secrets of a mysterious tale by following Chocobo through a multifaceted dungeon-style RPG using the intuitive Wii controls.

A fantastical and unique visual world is brought to the screen by renowned character designer Toshiyuki Itahana, whose most recent work includes the character designs for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates. The stunning artwork complements the intricate storyline and will immerse players in an adventure filled with unexpected twists and turns.

Collect secret phrases to exchange for in-game rewards! Keep an eye out for Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon codes on the official website, magazine ads and online features to unlock hidden items and more for the adorable Chocobo. For starters, take the phrase "Dragon Crest" and follow the guidelines on the official website to obtain a rare card for the game's 3D pop-up card battles!

Chocobo and Cid, Final Fantasy mainstays-turned-treasure hunters, are magically transported to a mysterious town whose people's memories are lost with each bell toll of the clocktower. One day, a strange boy named Raffaello arrives and creates dungeons of memories to help the townspeople remember who they are. Now it's up to Chocobo to journey through the dungeons and retrieve everyone's memories!

Key Features :

  • A charming, vibrant game world coupled with an engaging storyline and challenging turn-based battles to create a fun and entertaining RPG environment
  • A compelling gaming experience utilizing a variety of classic Final Fantasy jobs such as the knight, black mage and white mage to aid Chocobo in his fight against evil
  • Character designer Toshiyuki Itahana, from the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, lends his charming art style
  • Duel against friends via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in addictive card battles featuring popular Final Fantasy creatures in a unique 3D pop-up book style
  • Collect hidden letters throughout the adventure and form special phrases to unlock secret dungeons and jobs
  • The signature Mog House offers arcade-style mini-games that can be played with intuitive Wii Remote controls

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, rated E 10+, is available in North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD).

Wonder World Amusement Park (Wii)

In Wonder World Amusement Park, players use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to throw, hammer, shoot, pump, grab, and shake their way through 30 themed carnival games in an attempt to win as many tickets as possible, from frenzied fishing in "Piranha Bites" to pounding aliens in "Infestation." Earned tickets can be used to purchase prizes, or entrance into five interactive rides, including Bumper Ships, Sky Cannon, Castle Terror, Tunnel of Love and Pirate Ship. Players can also create their own custom character and visit the park's five themed zones - Spookyville, Fairytale, Carnival, Space and Pirate. Whether they play on their own in Story Mode or with up to three friends in Quick Play or Party Mode, Wonder World Amusement Park will keep gamers entertained in a complete day-at-the-park experience that offers hours of family fun!

Developed by Coyote Console, Wonder World Amusement Park is rated "E" for Everyone, and is now available for a suggested retail price of $39.99. A companion Nintendo DS title will also be available this holiday from Majesco Studios.

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