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Thursday, April 9, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 9, 2009 @ 3:39 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:

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (PC)

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor immerses players in some of the most historic, tide-turning battles of World War II, offering three intense single-player campaigns, three new multiplayer modes and a new "direct-fire" feature that brings advanced tactical control to the battlefield. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is available now at retail and online outlets for PC.

"Relic Entertainment is an industry leader in the Real-Time Strategy genre and continues to craft genre-defining experiences," said Kevin Kraff, vice president of global brand management, THQ. "With new gameplay modes and innovative features, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor brings the most intense battles of World War II to gamers like never before."

"Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor introduces three new single player campaigns, three new multiplayer modes and a brand-new direct-fire feature that offers a more intense and intimate tactical experience," said Jonathan Dowdeswell, executive producer, Relic Entertainment. "We're committed to providing the best in strategic gaming and can't wait for gamers to get their hands on the latest installment in the Company of Heroes franchise."

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is the next, standalone chapter in the award-winning Company of Heroes franchise, featuring all-new content, including three single-player campaigns, three new multiplayer modes, additional maps and new units. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor also introduces a new "direct-fire" feature that offers players an unprecedented amount of control on the battlefield. Developed by internal studio Relic Entertainment, and powered by Relic's proprietary Essence Engine, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is fully compatible with Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, allowing players who own the entire series complete access to the battles of World War II.

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (PSP/PS2)

Developed by Yokohama-based developer Arc System Works, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus is the definitive installment in the series and is widely cited as one of the most balanced fighters among its peers.

Sporting high-resolution graphics in 480P, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus marks the return of over 20 beloved characters from the Guilty Gear franchise, including Kliff and Justice! Fans of the series will be pleased to not only find all their characters available right off the bat, but will finally be able to uncover the rich stories of each character for the first time!

"With the inclusion of Kliff and Justice, a brand-new story mode, a re-tuned survival mode, and a team mode, be prepared for long nights of Guilty Gear action," said Michael Manzanares, Producer, Aksys Games. "I hope fans of the series will enjoy this title as much as we did working on it."

Key Features

  • 2 COMBATANTS RETURN TO THE BATTLE! Accent Core Plus marks the return of fan favorites Kliff Undersn and Justice, rounding out the cast of 25 playable characters.
  • ALL NEW STORY MODE CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR GGXXACP! Discover the back story to all of your favorite characters in the Guilty Gear mythos, with fully-voiced dialogue.
  • FIGHT TO SURVIVE! Level up your character's abilities and traits in the re-tuned Survival Mode.
  • TEAM BATTLE ROYALE! Create a three-man team in Versus Mode to find out which characters are the ultimate Guilty Gear team-up.

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus has been rated T for Teen.

Elven Legacy (PC)

In the distance. The unmistakable dust clouds of marching armies as they approach ever closer. The time for talk is over. The time for battle is now.

The fight will not be easy, but war never is! A determined foe will deploy in numbers. It will hold a strong force in reserve, ready to counter-attack any break in its front-line. Archers and crossbow men will be placed directly behind war-bands, for mutual protection. The bowmen will be ready to retaliate with a shower of deadly missiles, when and where you decide to attack. Only by employing your forces together, can you hope to prevail.

Elven Legacy invites players into a magical world, where fantasy strategy enthusiasts have the opportunity to restore the Elven race to glory. Play as elves, humans, dwarves and sorcerers in luscious 3D environments that immerse the player in a world full of adventure and mysticism. Featuring a thrilling, non-linear storyline and in-game tools that enable the player to create their own missions to share online in multiplayer mode, Elven Legacy is sure to satisfy any strategy fan for hours on end.

Elven Legacy is published worldwide by Paradox Interactive for a suggested retail price of $29.99 / €29.99.

Reel Deal Slots Adventure (PC)

Reel Deal Slots Adventure is the latest iteration in Phantom's critically acclaimed Reel Deal series of games, and is the only slot game on the market that combines exciting slot play action with an adventure story twist.

Reel Deal Slots Adventure is the most exciting slot game to join the Reel Deal series. Featuring over 20 amazing slots, this hot new game is busting at the seams with bonus rounds, superior sound and impressive 3D graphics - pushing the limits of slot machine variety. Players can explore tropical islands, barren deserts and icy arctic areas as they search for the mystical wealth-generating device of an ancient king. As they explore these various lands, players will be walking in the footsteps of the Sister Queens, a group of fellow adventurers who disappeared centuries ago while seeking the very same treasure.

Whether it is by unlocking new slots, winning new treasures or by trying to determine what happened to the Sister Queens, players of all ages will be challenged by Reel Deal Slots Adventure.

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