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Monday , September 28, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2009 @ 2:54 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:

We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Baseball Blast! (Wii)

Baseball Blast! puts an exciting spin on big league baseball action by offering a series of fun mini-games for up to four players of all ages, which are perfect for the whole family. Fans will have the opportunity to test their abilities in a variety of unique game modes, including skill challenges, puzzles, and trivia matches. Featuring every MLB team and some of today’s top baseball stars, Baseball Blast! also includes entertaining play-by-play commentary by popular baseball personalities Rob Dibble and “Mr. Baseball” Bob Uecker.

“Baseball Blast! combines over-the-top baseball mini-games with your favorite MLB players and teams to create an entertaining Wii experience that everyone can enjoy," said Greg Thomas, senior vice president of sports development for 2K. “This casual take on America’s favorite pastime gives the entire family a sports game that they can easily master and play together this holiday season.”

Baseball Blast! features more than 20 different baseball-themed mini-games, including Fly Ball Fury, Dodge Ball, Power Pitcher, Bumper Base, Pennant Race and Galaxy Ball. Fans will be able to fulfill their virtual diamond fantasies by smashing home runs that soar past planets, hitting cannonballs back at pirate ships, and trying to stay on base while bumping and jumping bumper cars to victory. Players can also rack up points to unlock trophies and new puzzles, and earn strategy cards to compete against their friends in a fun bonus game. A challenging trivia mode will allow fans to test their baseball knowledge, including more than 100 questions that range from common baseball subjects to stumping even hardcore baseball fanatics.

Baseball Blast!, rated E by the ESRB, offers hours of fun for the value price of only $19.99.

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