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Thursday, September 18, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 4:01 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:

Armored Core for Answer (PS3/X360)

Featuring epic boss battles, seamless online co-op and multiplayer modes, and a nearly limitless amount of customization options for your mech, Armored Core for Answer offers gamers the ultimate experience in mech simulation and is the only mech game of its kind releasing in 2008.

In the distant future, massive urban development and pollution have critically damaged the planet. There is widespread fear that the end of the world is approaching. The League of Corporations, a military superpower, controls the planet's infrastructure and has forced most of the world's population to live in huge aerial communities, called Cradles, to avoid the contamination. The ORCA, a rebel resistance still residing on the surface of the polluted planet, has amassed a formidable arsenal and is mobilizing an attack on The League's bases to put an end to its iron grip on the planet. As a mercenary armed with cutting-edge military robot technology, choose your side and defeat the other factions by harnessing the power of the deadliest and most gigantic weapons ever created by mankind.

Armored Core for Answer, rated "T” for Teen, is available for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 for $59.99.

Cabela’s Legendary Adventures (PSP/PS2/Wii)

Cabela’s Legendary Adventures is the latest title in the popular Cabela's franchise, where for the first time hunting enthusiasts get to relive the greatest hunting stories ever told. Players embark on epic hunting expeditions over the last century in search of legendary trophy animals in the world’s most celebrated hunting locations. Environments like the Yukon Territory and the Rocky Mountains are free-roaming and full of wild game - the hunter must adapt to the terrain, track animal behavior, and master precision firearms. The title focuses on ten big game species including White-Tailed Deer, Alaskan Brown Bear and Roosevelt Elk, but there is also a variety of species of small game, waterfowl, upland birds and turkey to hunt if you possess the expertise.

“The incredible tales that make up hunters’ lore is what inspired the creation of Cabela’s Legendary Adventures,” said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Focusing on these amazing stories has allowed us to capture what hunting is all about - a quest for a legendary experience.”

Working closely with leading outdoor recreation brand Cabela’s, the firearms and gear in Cabela’s Legendary Adventures are accurate and realistic. The Wii version of the game is compatible with the Wii Zapper accessory for added fun.

Namco Classic Fighter Collection (PS2)

Relive two classic King of the Iron Fist Tournaments and the sequel to the highest rated fighting game ever with Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 4 and Soulcalibur II.

  • Tekken Tag Tournament – One of the hottest PlayStation 2 system launch titles, Tekken Tag Tournament brings frenzied tag team battles to the Tekken universe. Pair up your favorite characters and battle it out against friends. After the dust has been settled, take in a quick 10 frames with the popular Tekken Bowl mini-game.
  • Tekken 4 – The true sequel in the Iron Fist Tournament saga, Tekken 4 introduces eager new contestants and environmental hazards for bone-snapping strategies. In the Tekken Force beat ‘em up mini-game, players fight through waves of enemies across four stages until they reach the final boss.
  • Soulcalibur II – Fight against world-class warriors in the follow up to the universally acclaimed original. Test your skills in Weapon Master Mode as you travel the land as a lone swordsman searching for the fabled Soul Edge. Making a special appearance as a guest character is Heihachi of Tekken 4 fame.

Namco Classic Fighter Collection, rated T for Teen, is now available at retail for $29.99.

NARUTO: Ultimate Collection (PS2)

Take part in epic fights straight out of the NARUTO animated television series, from VIZ Media, with NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja, NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 2 and NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2.

  • NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja – Battle against Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and other beloved NARUTO characters in stages inspired from the animated show and manga. Unleash fantastic character specific attacks as the best of the best duke it out.
  • NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja 2 – Unleash your inner Jutsu with over 30 playable characters and 16 unique stages in intense head-to-head ninja action. Play through over 60 unique missions, test your skills with challenging mini-games and experience an original storyline in Ultimate Road mode.
  • NARUTO: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 – Follow Naruto and his friends through an original story line that leaves the fate of the ninja clans in your hands. Drop-in cooperative gameplay lets a friend join in on the fun at any time. Multiple modes of play including Head-to-Head mode, Mission Mode and Survival Mode will have ninja in training coming back for more.

NARUTO: Ultimate Collection, rated T for Teen, is now available at retail for $29.99.

PAC-MAN Power Pack (PS2)

Chomp through three exciting PAC-MAN titles that the whole family can enjoy with Pac-Man World 2, Pac-Man World 3 and Pac-Man World Rally.

  • Pac-Man World 2 – Explore six vast worlds with Pac-Man as he gains new abilities in this action-adventure game.
  • Pac-Man World 3 – Pac-Man must team up with his old nemeses Pinky and Clyde as they try to foil an evil scheme and find their friends Inky and Blinky. Use Pinky and Clyde’s ghostly special abilities along with Pac-Man’s new moves to traverse classic platforming levels.
  • Pac-Man World Rally – Race as one of 12 Pac-Man World characters in this zany kart-racing classic. Use top notch racing skills and power-ups scattered throughout the tracks and battle arenas to finish in first place.

PAC-MAN Power Pack, rated E for Everyone, is now available at retail for $29.99.

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