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Monday, June 1, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 1, 2009 @ 1:13 p.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:

Puffins: Island Adventure (NDS)

Developed by Other Ocean Interactive, Puffins: Island Adventure challenges players to experience the daily life of the small black and white seabirds with brightly colored beaks through single player adventure, mini-games, and multiplayer fun.

In Puffins: Island Adventure, players become part of a Puffin flock where they will learn to fly, dive, swim, explore, start a family and more in this entertaining and educational experience. Players must conquer more than 100 challenging events related to Puffin life - including The Puffin 500, Puffin Plummet, Tide Pool Fishing, Dive Fishing, Egg Roll, Feeding Time and many more - as they explore the vast Puffin Niche and interact with other Puffins.  Players can also challenge up to three friends to a multiplayer game over Local Wireless or Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Puffins: Island Adventure for Nintendo DS is rated E for Everyone and is available now for the suggested retail price of $19.99. 

Hinterland: Orc Lords (PC)

Command a tribe and lead a village as you loot, level, and build in the wild territory of “Hinterland: Orc Lords”, a fun and fast-paced RPG combat and city building game. Released this week by Got Game Entertainment to retail across North America, and available for purchase via download from, this action-packed, fantasy-themed game finds you charged by the king with building a prosperous town and vanquishing all enemies in an untamed realm of the kingdom. At just $19.99 (USD), and with tremendous replay value thanks to a variety of locations, resources, items, enemies, and challenges, the addictive “Hinterland: Orc Lords” lets you guiltlessly escape reality.

In “Hinterland: Orc Lords”, you create your own destiny, and determine the fate of others, by commanding an Orc tribe as Lord or Shaman, or leading a Human village as Human, Dwarf, Elf, or even Undead Warrior. Build a prosperous town and conquer all enemy sites in the region by bringing together a diverse cast of followers to your settlement. Carefully select members to join you on expeditions of exploration and conquest in the surrounding lands, or give them tools for settlement production.

In the world of “Hinterland: Orc Lords”, one teeming with Orc war camps, dark elf raiding parties, goblin infested mines, and the ruins of undead cities, you will encounter the characters and creatures of myth and folklore. You will also find much needed resources to expand your settlement, from iron to make weapons to a mystic tome to entice a great mage to join you. With a variety of characters, weapons, and strategies at your disposal, you can develop lowly farmers into great warriors, and customize your character to help in adventure or improve village life.

For your successful strategies, choices, and forays in “Hinterland: Orc Lords”, fame, fortune and prosperity await. But, you must play wise and take care, for even the loss of a lowly farmer can spell disaster at harvest time!

Hinterland: Orc Lords, rated “T” for Teen, will retail for $19.99.

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