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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2009 @ 9:39 a.m. PST

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:

Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle (PS2)

Compelled by a nation ravaged by war, it was legendary samurai Nobunaga Oda’s ambition to silence the cries of war and usher in a new era of lasting peace for Japan. In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle, video gamers can step into the role of Feudal Japan’s most powerful warlords and turn this magnificent vision of unification into a reality.

In this latest edition of the series, the acquisition of knowledge and a firm grasp of technology are even more crucial to establishing the groundwork for the future of the country. Embrace technology, govern wisely and shrewdly, and prepare a near-invincible military force for war on land and at sea. Only with the mastery of these three elements, the “Iron Triangle,” will the nation be united under one sword and will Nobunaga’s dream be realized.

The game itself is a stunning vision of Feudal Japan, with over 60 castles and 30 port towns. All of the game’s planning, diplomacy, construction, and warfare take place on an expansive 3D map; a first for the series. You’ll also maintain complete camera control to monitor the development of each region or town, and to monitor the field and naval battles that you command; all in real-time.

With over 1,000 daimyo and sub-officers, and a character creation tool, you will encounter a broad array of historical figures, and can even populate the game world with your own unique cast of characters.

Beginning with Nobunaga’s victory at Owari province through to his untimely death in 1582, conquer a combined total of nine historical and fictional scenarios in three modes of play.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle, rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and older, is for one player, and currently available in North America

Delta Force 10th Anniversary Collection (PC)

The Delta Force 10th Anniversary Collection features the entire series of the Delta Force games for the PC: Delta Force, Delta Force 2, Delta Force Land Warrior, Delta Force Task Force Dagger, Delta Force Black Hawk Down, Delta Force Black Hawk Down Team Sabre.

Three official strategy guides are included and a separate audio CD contains the acclaimed PC Blackhawk Down Game Soundtrack. The DVD collection installs the latest versions of the programs updated for WinXP and Vista.

For a limited time through February 28, 2009, gamers who purchase Delta Force 10th Anniversary Collection will receive a free 60-day Gold Membership to NovaLogic's NovaWorld Community, the new Delta Force premium community networking site. NovaWorld Community allows gamers to quickly and easily join games, play on NovaLogic hosted servers, enlist and/or manage a squad, create personal and squad pages and access photo galleries, videos, blogs and forums.

The Delta Force 10th Anniversary Collection is currently available at just $29.99

Crosswords For Dummies (PC)

Crosswords For Dummies, the next video game from EA based on the world-famous For Dummies brand, is available today for PC download in the US, Canada and UK on, EA’s online gaming destination.

In Crosswords For Dummies, crosswords novices and pros can learn, practice, and play challenging puzzles featuring multiple difficulty levels and in categories with wacky themes, like “Spaced Out,” “Eats and Treats” and “Extra! Extra!”

Players will be introduced to helpful puzzle-solving tools like “Crosswordese,” words frequently found in crossword puzzles but rarely used in everyday conversation. In the practice mode, players will find multiple hint options including additional clues and letter inputs.

With the help of simple hints, tricks and tools, players will find themselves completing crossword puzzles in record time, and plowing through the game’s 300 puzzles.

Crosswords For Dummies, rated E for Everyone, is available today for download in the US, Canada and UK, EA’s online gaming destination. for $19.99

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