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Thursday, October 22, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 7:20 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:

We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Backyard Football '10 (PS2/Wii/X360)

Packed with real football action, Backyard Football '10 features all new co-op play for exciting 2 vs 2 action, enhanced controls, new unlockables, insane power ups, custom teams and characters, multiple play modes (single player, season play, tournament and all-pro) as well as a hall of fame where kids can compare their season scores and rankings from Backyard Football '09.

"Whether looking for a unique and realistic football experience or family friendly, easy gameplay environment to interact with your favorite NFL players, Backyard Football '10 is a title that will provide the best in youth gaming out there," said Keith Gordon, Vice President of Licensing, NFL PLAYERS. "We think fans of the franchise will be excited by the amount of impressive new features and look forward to watching as kids of all ages experience the thrilling gameplay Backyard Football '10 has to offer."

"The Backyard Football franchise continues to evolve, building on our past successes and adding exciting new features including co-op gameplay that allows kids and families to play together," said Jim Wilson, CEO, Atari, Inc. "We also look forward to continued success as we move this 'Family Friendly' game onto the Xbox 360."

Backyard Football '10 combines realistic NFL plays and strategies with wild arcade style power moves and comical scenarios so gamers of all ages can learn the fundamentals of football while having fun. Kid-friendly and non-violent, Backyard Football '10 features multiple levels so it is easy for beginners to jump in a play, yet challenging enough for even die-hard football fans. The game lets kids customize their football players and teams, choose the season, style, location, pace, and strategy of the game and play a full season or single games.

Backyard Football '10, rated "E" for Everyone, is available at retailers across North America for Xbox 360 ($39.99), Wii ($29.99) and PS2 ($19.99).

Jam Sessions 2 (NDS)

Jam Sessions 2 is a guitar game developed by Plato that makes improving your guitar skills fun and rewarding.

Each song in the game play mode serves a different role in advancing players' guitar skills and songwriting abilities. By progressing through the songbook, players learn techniques that will help them play the guitar and write songs. Armed with their new skills, players can play, create and share their own original music with others.

Jam Sessions 2 is rated E10+ by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $29.99.

Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 (PSP)

Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 weaves a thrilling storyline into the ancient tile-matching game of mahjongg. In Quest Mode, players embark along with the main characters on an epic adventure, finding artifacts along the way. Classic Mode offers basic mahjongg gameplay in a wide selection of layouts, and Endless Mode challenges players with an ever-rising tower of game pieces.
The luxuriously detailed puzzler is right at home on the PSP, where the beautiful graphics, rich audio and gorgeous backgrounds truly shine. Diverse tile sets incorporate the traditional styles of a number of countries, sweeping players away from the rush of modern life.
Game features include:

  • 25  levels in Quest Mode
  • 99 additional levels in Classic Mode
  • Thrilling Endless Mode
  • Exciting Power-ups
  Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 can be found in the PSP Minis section of the PlayStation Network Store, and downloaded with the PS3, PSP or PSPgo, as well as to PC with MediaGo software and installed to the PSP.
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