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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 17, 2009 @ 5:03 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:

Diva Girls: Divas On Ice (NDS/Wii)

The Diva Girls series features four young friends who go on exciting adventures together and learn new skills as they chase their dreams of stardom. In the Divas' very first adventure, players strap on ice skates and join their friends Kelly, Gabrielle, Alyssa and Madison as they skate for glory in Diva Girls: Divas On Ice as they train to compete in the Miracle Ice Festival.

"The Diva Girls perfectly complement our line-up of kids' titles by inspiring young girls to find fun in playing video games that encourage physical activity and healthy friendships formed around shared interests," said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games U.S. "The Diva Girls are positive heroines girls can identify with, and we're eager to introduce them in their debut Divas On Ice title as we continue to bring family-oriented content to young gamers everywhere."

In Diva Girls: Divas On Ice players can pick their favorite diva and train with her to become a professional ice skater. Players can dress their Diva Girl in thousands of combinations of customizable outfits as well as help them skate, step, jump and spin for the crowd in the Miracle Ice Festival.

Introducing an all-new control system compatible with the Wii Balance Board Diva Girls: Divas On Ice for Wii allows players to compete in a 3D environment for the first time with realistic skating steps in fourteen different arenas in both daytime and nighttime modes. In Diva Girls: Divas On Ice for Nintendo DS, players can use the wireless mode to swap outfits and accessories and compete against friends. On the way to the top, players train hard to upgrade their skating skills and win over the crowd, impress the judges and be crowned princess of the Miracle Ice Festival.

505 Games' Diva Girls: Divas On Ice is now shipping to retail outlets in North America.

In Horse and Musket: Volume I (PC)

In Horse and Musket: Volume I, Frederick the Great gamers can enjoy tons of scenarios and many new features to the popular and proven Horse and Musket game engine.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said "Horse and Musket: Volume I breathes new life into a proven game system, which happens to be one of the best ever designed for 18th Century warfare. It's been a pleasure to work with Boku Strategy Games and Double Shot Designs on this new release and we can't wait to see what the Horse and Musket system has in store for gamers in the future!"

The Seven Years' War was fought across the globe and called by some the first "World War" as virtually every major power participated. In the center of events was Prussia, almost constantly at war and lead by the now legendary Frederick the Great.

Relive the exciting and trying days of Frederick the Great in Horse and Musket: Volume I, the improved and expanded combination of the previous Prussian War Machine and Prussia's Glory titles. Horse and Musket: Volume I is a reboot of the successful Horse and Musket series, including not only two solid historical titles in one package, but also many new game features, a powerful new editor, and a complete graphics overhaul to an already acclaimed gaming system.

Through the classic turn-based hex system, gamers take command of a wide variety of historical units and leaders as they try to follow in Frederick's footsteps across 10 of his famous battles, making for a whopping 40 scenarios in total. Maneuver your infantry battalions, cavalry squadrons, and artillery batteries to break the enemy lines and claim your own title as a great captain of history!

Perhaps the most important feature to celebrate with Horse and Musket: Volume I is the revival of this innovative gaming system! With many new features and improvements, this latest release still has the same engaging game mechanics that bring to life the battlefields and tactics of the 18th Century!


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