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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2010 @ 1:39 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:

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

Sengoku Basara: Samuari Heroes (Wii/PS3)

The latest project by Devil May Cry 4, Resident Evil , and Resident Evil 4 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes follows players as they marshal through feudal Japan ending at the dramatic battle of Sekigahara. Launching on the PS3 and the Wii, with Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes, players take control of sixteen unique and vibrant samurai heroes in huge battles against hundreds of opponents that grow ever more challenging. On their journey to the final battle, players will learn how to unleash spectacular BASARA Arts and utilize Hero Time to wipe out as many enemies as possible.

Each of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes playable characters are based on real-life legendary samurai warriors with their own unique weapons and fighting styles. Throughout each battle, players work to capture camps scattered throughout the battlefield to gain additional resources and weaken the final boss. Victory in battle not only delivers new territories but the natural resources of that region, which can be used to create various accessories that make heroes and their weapons more powerful. In addition to the weapons wielded by each hero, players collect Basara throughout their fight which can be used to perform over the top moves that will devastate hundreds of opponents at a time.

In a story that reveals itself through humorous dialogue between the characters on the battlefield, the course of history will change based on player tactical decisions, the route plotted through Japan, and the alliances formed along the way. Resulting in over 60 different possible endings to the game, players can re-write history and alter the outcome in the events leading up to the final battle. Never having to fight alone, each samurai is accompanied by an A.I. general or can play split-screen co-op with another player to lead their armies to victory.

Sengoku Basara: Samuari Heroes, rated T for Teen, is available in North America for an MSRP of $39.99.

Just Dance 2 (Wii)

Just Dance 2 continues the dance movement with a brand new track list of more than 40 popular songs, improved movement detection and hot new features to challenge friends and family. In addition to the tracks included in the game, Just Dance 2 owners will be able to download four more tracks via the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii console: Katy Perry’s new single Firework, available for free; Rihanna’s Pon de Replay, M|A|R|R|S’s Pump Up the Volume and Barbie Girl, priced at 300 Wii Points™ each.

Just Dance 2 features tracks from classic hits and legendary songs to today’s chart-toppers. Players will enjoy moving on a wide selection of musical genres, including Pop, R&B, Disco, Funk, Rock, World music, etc. Each track comes with its own and unique choreography and dance lovers will move their bodies for hours on end. From Rihanna’s S.O.S to Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff, from I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown to When I Grow Up by the Pussycat Dolls, Just Dance 2 players will find songs and routines to which they can’t wait to break it down. And if they still want more, they will be able to download tracks from an expanding catalogue of new hits.

Game features include:

  • The Coolest Range of Music: With even more new tracks, everyone will find something to dance to! Bust a move to modern chart-toppers, like A-Punk, Crazy in Love and Toxic.
  • New Game Modes: Create your own four-person crew and compete with up to eight players in dance-off contests against friends in the Dance Battle Mode; dance side-by-side as a duo in the Duet Mode; burn calories and dance your booty off in the Just Sweat mode.
  • Keep the Party Going!: All-new Party Mode lets you and your friends lose yourself in the music! No navigating through menus, no need to stop to select the next song…Just Dance 2 is a non-stop dance party!

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (NDS)

"Lufia is back and it's better than ever!" said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. "With its exciting, fast-paced battles, mind-bending puzzles, and deep, moving story, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is an action RPG experience that no DS owner should miss!"

After many years away, the Sinistrals, legendary gods of destruction spoken of in feared whispers, have returned. The world's mightiest armies are helpless to stop the fear and chaos spreading across the land. It's up to the fiery monster hunter Maxim and his eclectic band of adventurers to put a stop to the Sinistrals. Their adventures will take them across an expansive world packed with deadly monsters, valuable treasure, and diabolical puzzles!

This action RPG features six playable characters to choose from, each with their own special abilities and attacks. Players will need to master them all if they want to stand a chance against the game's fierce enemies and towering bosses that fill both screens!

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, rated E 10+, is now available at retail for the Nintendo DS for an MSRP of $29.99.

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