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Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2009 @ 6:43 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:

Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero (NDS)

In Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero, Kai's father creates a magical bus that whisks Kai and Zero through mysterious worlds where they face a series of challenging quests to find, capture and befriend the magical Elebits. Elebits serve as energy sources in a far-off world where energy resources have been depleted. New to the NDS, players use each of the Omega Elebits' special powers to help solve puzzles, reveal hidden paths, freeze flowing water, turn darkness into light, levitate rocks, walk on water and much more. The 50 Omega Elebits, which are completely customizable by the player, increase in strength the more they are interacted with, providing the player with incredible abilities to solve tasks.

Using the stylus on NDS, players control Kai's movement by touching different areas of the screen. As players encounter other characters and objects, they can touch these objects and interact with them. As an added bonus, gamers can compete head-to-head using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection™ and battle up to four friends simultaneously in an all out Elebits capture battle.

"With Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero, Konami has stayed committed to providing gamers with some of the best content in the market," said Anthony Crouts, vice president of marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "The engaging storyline and setting, coupled with the interactive controls of NDS, make for a fun, addicting, action title that delivers amazing adventures and challenging puzzles."

Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero, rated 'E' for Everyone, is now available for $29.99.

Fishing Master World Tour 3 (Wii)

Staying true to the first version's realistic controls, aspiring Fishing Masters use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as they battle to hook the fish on their line, just like in real life. Players must move the Wii Remote left and right as the fish fights from the end of the line and adjust their drag so their line doesn't break. Once gamers have the basics down, they can try their newfound skills by competing with friends via new enhancements made just for the sequel - four-person multiplayer modes! In Wi-Fi mode, players compete online against other Fishing Masters over who will catch the biggest fish in various worldwide locations. Gamers will also enjoy local multiplayer battle which enables them to play against their friends and family members in a variety of different battle modes.

In addition to the new multiplayer modes, Fishing Master World Tour also features 'Boss Battles' where players can catch rare fish with exclusive boss battle controls. A Deep Sea Fishing mode has also been added to allow players to fish off the coast in places like Hawaii on the back of trolling fishing boats.

"Fishing Master World Tour really takes the sport of fishing to a deeper level of gameplay," said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. "We really wanted to build upon the features that were popular in the original game, and by providing gamers with competitive multiplayer battle modes, more fish, a larger variety of environments, and additional controls for young fishermen, we think this will be a great game for families and players to enjoy all winter long."

Fishing Master World Tour delivers players more than 200 different types of fish to catch, enabling them to reel in fish from their native waters around the world in the first ever global fishing game on Wii. Players now have over 40 different locations to fish from in 7 different regions. Whether players are catching fish on Easter Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge or on the Amazon River, they will encounter numerous exotic locations in this fishing adventure.

Fishing Master World Tour is now available at retail for an SRP of $29.99.

Sunshine Beach Volleyball (PC)

In this arcade-style game you control one of the many attractive women to become the champion of beachvolleyball. You'll have to beat 32 other countries! You can also have lots of fun playing with and against your friends, the game supports up to 4 players.

Features:

* 32 different teams to select
* Support for up to 4 players
* Play cooperative or against each other
* Detailed statistics of every move your character makes

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