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Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2008 @ 4:02 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:

FaceBreaker (PS3/X360)

An all-new intellectual property under the EA Sports Freestyle brand, FaceBreaker brings back the experience of old-school arcade boxing to a new generation of gamers. Expect the unexpected with FaceBreaker, featuring laugh-out-loud action and over-the-top characters.

FaceBreaker drops you into a world filled with eye-popping stylized graphics and ego wielding characters that get you raring to get your pummel on. Add a little personal motivation to your fights using the custom face generator called Photo Game Face. Use an Xbox Live Vision camera or a PlayStation Eye camera to create a custom boxer by uploading yourself -- or someone more notorious -- directly to your console. Alternatively, use a regular photo and share your masterpiece with the world in the online Boxer Gallery. Download your created boxer into your game in seconds from EA SPORTS World (www.easportsworld.com), or scour the 30,000 plus boxers that have already been created since the launch of the downloadable demo last month.

Laugh out loud as you pummel your opponent with a barrage of blows to the face, and watch in satisfaction as your progress is illustrated by real-time facial deformation. With haymakers, face shots and body blows, wait for the right moment to drop a Breaker to make your presence known. Taunt your adversaries and flaunt your talent, by boxing with one hand behind your back to add ultimate humiliation to your bout. In FaceBreaker, it just feels good to rearrange your opponent's face.

FaceBreaker, rated T for Teen, is now available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 with an MSRP of $49.99, FaceBreaker K.O. Party for Wii will follow in November.

Touch Darts (NDS)

The only dart game that combines the unique touch screen controls of NDS with four unique single player and multiplayer modes, is now available for purchase by dart enthusiasts everywhere.

“Touch Darts does a fantastic job of bringing the authentic dart experience to the player,” says Mark Johnson, producer at Agetec. “With its controls specifically designed for Nintendo DS™, the Touch Dart’s gameplay faithfully recreates the feel and challenge that dart fanatics will be looking for. The developer, Full Fat, focused intently on getting the controls just right, and I think they nailed it.”

Touch Darts includes a variety of modes and features. The four different modes: tournament, challenge, quickplay, and multiplayer, provide the player with hours of enjoyment. With the quickplay and multiplayer modes, up to four players can compete using a single cartridge. Tournament mode helps you hone your dart throwing skills with difficulty levels ranging from Rookie to Expert.

“This game is the perfect anywhere, anytime addition to a dart enthusiast’s collection,” continues Mark Johnson. “Touch Darts really gives the player the feeling that they’re just hanging out with their friends shooting a couple rounds of Cricket. Not only does it have the classics like 301, 501, Killer, and Round the Clock, it also has a unique Challenge mode that puts a new spin on the sport with its creative mini games. Speed Darts, a new challenge that has you aiming for a certain score within a time limit, will give even the most seasoned player a new and refreshing way to play their favorite game. With all of these additions to the old favorites, Touch Darts really delivers on the dart experience.”

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