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Monday, August 24, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2009 @ 5:11 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:

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (NDS)

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box for the NDS and NDSi systems presents players with more than 150 new brain-teasing riddles and puzzles to solve as they help Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, uncover the mystery surrounding the Elysian Box, which is said to be deadly to all who open it.

Following in the footprints of the previous title in the series, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box includes even more exciting puzzles, voice acting and animated scenes for players to enjoy as they make their way through a maze of clues and intrigue.

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box draws players in with its compelling storyline and animation, but that’s just the beginning,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The captivating and challenging riddles keep players saying ‘I need to try just one more puzzle.’ ”

Players who connect their Nintendo DS systems to a broadband Internet connection will also have access to free bonus puzzles following today’s launch. Be sure to check back regularly to see what new brainteasers Professor Layton has cooked up. These bonus puzzles extend the play time of the game with content not found in the packaged version. Even players who finish the main game will be able to keep challenging themselves with new surprises.

Metroid Prime: Trilogy (Wii)

Each copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy contains three games: Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The first two games, originally released for Nintendo GameCube, have been updated for play using the innovative Wii motion-control system that debuted with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. These controls bring a new level of immersion and freedom to these award-winning games. Also, for the first time ever, all three games are rendered in a vivid 16:9 wide-screen presentation. Players can now select the game they want to play through a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures, and gain access to bonus materials through a new in-game unlockables system.

Each copy of Metroid Prime: Trilogy comes in a Collector’s Edition metal case with a protective slipcover, and includes a special art booklet highlighting content from all three Metroid Prime games. Metroid Prime: Trilogy was developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo, the same developers that created the original games for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems.

Metroid Prime is a landmark series that remains one of the most innovative and influential examples of what first-person gaming has to offer,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Metroid Prime: Trilogy, we’ve created a special package for our dedicated fans that celebrates and reflects the passion that they feel for these games.”

Metroid Prime: Trilogy carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.

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