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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2009 @ 5:47 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 ...

A Witch’s Tale (NDS)

A collaborative project between Nippon Ichi Software and HitMaker, A Witch’s Tale is a Halloween themed RPG. The game takes advantage of the NDS touch screen by utilizing a unique drawing combat system. Players will cast spells and attack enemies with easy drag-and-drop skills, and draw magic runes to cast special spells.

1,000 years ago, a tribe of powerful witches who used potent, dangerous magic lived beneath the world. One day, the witches invaded the surface world. When all seemed lost, the mystical Alice appeared. She used the witches’ own magic against them and sealed them away. They say the Witch Queen still lurks beneath the land, waiting for her chance to return to power.

Key Features

  • Drawing magic–Use your stylus to draw various runes and cast powerful spells.
  • Touch action–All combat actions, like escape, attack, items, and casting, are executed using the touch screen.
  • Dual screen map–Easily navigate through the vast world of A Witch’s Tale with the dual screen. Your location and the land map will be displayed on the top screen.
  • Card collection–Search out and collect all the playing cards to unlock the secret Blackjack battles, where you can take on both enemies and friendly units.

Game Party 3 (Wii)

With eight new games and 19 games in total, Game Party 3 is the perfect social party game for families and gamers alike.

Game Party 3 has wide appeal with casual gamers making it a great gift and perfect for family gatherings. Engage every member of your party in exciting competitions for every ability level. Up to four players can face off simultaneously and battle for the top score and up to 16 players can play in bracketed tournaments so everyone can get in on the action.

Early adopters as well as new fans of the franchise will appreciate that Game Party 3 has something for everyone. The game features eight new party favorites including Billiards, Bumper Pool, Mini Golf, Smack-a-Troll, Bocce Ball, Racquetball, Croquet, and a remake of the arcade classic Root Beer Tapper. Returning party games include Darts, Hoop Shoot, Ping Cup, Shuffleboard, Skill Ball, Trivia, Puck Bowling, Horseshoes, Beanbags, QB Challenge and Lawn Darts. Players can revisit these classic Game Party games with new level layouts as well as a revamped database of challenging original trivia.

Game Party 3 makes full use of the Wii Remote™, using intuitive gameplay controls so anyone can pick up and play to join the party. Players can customize their avatar appearance and character profiles using the “Create a Player” and “Profile” features allowing gamers to track high scores and earn game tickets, which can be used to unlock special in-game equipment and additional create-a-player attributes. With accessible controls, customizable characters and diverse game play, Game Party 3 is a must-have title for gift giving this holiday season.

Game Party 3, rated E for Everyone, is developed by FarSight Studios and now available for the Wii system at $29.99.

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