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Thursday, November 18, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2010 @ 3:00 a.m. PST

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 ...

Alien Breed 3: Descent (X360/PC)

Alien Breed 3: Descent is an explosive science fiction arcade-shooter with an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies and highly detailed environments.

The opening title, Alien Breed: Impact/Evolution, introduced players to the plight of Theodore Conrad, chief engineer aboard the doomed ship Leopold, struggling to regain control of his ship after a collision with a mysterious foreign vessel. Alien Breed 2: Assault saw Conrad fighting back, boarding the newly conjoined ship and delivering doses of old-fashioned revenge on its inhabitants. Now, with Alien Breed 3: Descent, gamers can fight to the stunning conclusion of the trilogy.

With the Leopold and its unwanted attachment breaching the surface of an imposing ice planet, you have only a few hours to wade your way through flooded corridors and locate the origin of the threat that has so far laid waste to your once proud space ship. For the first time Conrad can venture outside of the ship in the breathtaking hull walk set pieces, and for those trigger-happy shooter fans there are vicious new enemies to fight, including the Electro-Shocker alien and the awe-inspiring final bosses. New armaments are also available in Descent, with the Electro-Link gun allowing for shockingly good crowd control whilst the formidable Project X weapon will tear through anything in its path.

Alien Breed 3: Descent is available on Xbox Live Arcade (800 Microsoft Points) and PC (via Steam) for £6.99/$9.99/€8.99. On Steam, PC customers buying the game in the first week of release will also get a 10% reduction off the full price.

Apache: Air Assault (PS3/X360)

In Apache: Air Assault, players take control of an Apache attack helicopter outfitted with cutting-edge military weaponry as they counter threats in global terror hotspots.

Apache: Air Assault takes players around the world in 16 multi-stage missions involving air and ground strike operations off the coast of Africa, the mountains of the Middle East and the jungles of Central America, each meticulously created using high resolution map data from real-world satellite photography. Apache aims to be a true to life experience, bringing the player into the moment with the rush and adrenaline of a military operation while maintaining the precision needed to complete vital objectives.

Whether you want to take to the skies alone or with a friend, Apache: Air Assault gives you the choice. The game features a local co-op mode which has one player piloting while the other player serves as the gunner. Online co-op is also available with the Squad Operations mode where 2-4 players may fly together in an Apache squadron in exclusive tactical missions optimized for co-op gameplay. As an added bonus, players can enter "free flight" mode and pilot additional bonus choppers and create their own one-off missions to test and hone their skills.

Apache: Air Assault is rated T for Teen and available for $49.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Deca Sports Freedom (X360)

Deca Sports Freedom takes sports gaming to the next level with 10 complete sporting events designed specifically for Kinect for Xbox 360. Players can compete in archery, beach volleyball, boxing, dodge ball, figure skating, kendo, mogul skiing, paintball, snowboard cross and tennis. Deca Sports Freedom takes advantage of Kinect for Xbox 360's advanced technology and allows families and friends to compete controller-free together locally and even online against "DECAthletes" around the world through Xbox Live. Players' movements are mirrored by their avatars, which appear in the game as the athletes. Deca Sports Freedom delivers the experience of the original "Everybody Sports Game" with exciting next-generation gameplay.

Kinect for Xbox 360 owners can pick up Deca Sports Freedom for $39.99.

Front Mission Evolved - Wanzer Pack 3 DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

Wanzer Pack 3

Price: $3.99


  • Wildgoat: The Wildgoat, designed mainly as a long-range weapons platform with limited defensive capabilities, became popular among snipers and artillery specialists, for whom the ability to deliver a devastating initial strike is worth more than a few sheets of extra armor.
  • ISV-Prototype: The ISV-Prototype was never mass-produced, and only a handful is known to exist. Built to push the limits of military-grade hover units, the ISV-Prototype is able to field weaponry comparable to land-based wanzers while still retaining the ability to move across impassable terrain.

Game Party: In Motion (X360)

Game Party: In Motion offers a collection of 16 fun and easy to pick-up-and-play arcade, sports and party games. Players can jump into the action simply by moving their arms, legs or full bodies in natural motions to play games such as Darts, Root Beer Tapper, and QB In Motion. Players will be able to throw darts by extending their arm forward in a throwing motion, move from station to station filling up mugs of root beer for thirsty customers as they play Root Beer Tapper or throw footballs at moving targets while dodging tackles in QB In Motion.

Game Party: In Motion offers several all-new features. Players will be able to play with full Xbox 360 Avatar support. Additionally, friends will be able to challenge each other head-to-head or bring up to 16 people together in their living room to compete in a local tournament.

Game Party: In Motion is rated "E for Everyone with comic mischief" and is available on Kinect for Xbox 360 for an MSRP of $39.99.

iCarly 2: iJoin the Click! (NDS/Wii)

Carly and the crew bring the hijinks of the hit iCarly show back onto gaming systems just in time for the holiday season!

iCarly 2: iJoin The Click! puts the player right in the middle of the iCarly world as the new student at Ridgeway High, where they will interact with all of the cast members, go on quests for crazy items and stop by all of Carly's hangouts. Players will help Carly make the best webisode by utilizing the "LIVE in 5" mode to choose props and new show topics. Fans playing iCarly 2: iJoin The Click! on Nintendo DSi will be able to import their own pictures and images of themselves, their friends and even their pet.

Fans can also imagine themselves on-set with Carly and her friends with the new toy line that captures the humor and style portrayed in the TV show by Playmates Toys. In six different iCarly-branded toys and gadgets available now, there are special codes that unlock exclusive collectible items in the iCarly 2: iJoin The Click! game. The following products have codes that unlock items for iCarly 2: iJoin The Click!: Spencer's Bottle Bot Voice Changer, Sam iQuit iCarly vinyl figure, Carly iFight Shelby Marx vinyl figure, Sam's remote, iCarly web show mic and Truth or Dare Bear.

iCarly 2: iJoin The Click!, rated E for Everyone, is available internationally on Wii and NDS.

Ion Assault (PC)

Ion Assault combines skillful and popular arcade shooter elements with the game principle of classics such as Asteroids, and adds some innovative new features of its own.

The sparks sure do fly in Ion Assault! The player finds himself in his spaceship surrounded by millions of nano particles; you'd better harness this swirling dust and use it to fend off swarms of enemies and obstacles. The player must use some smart particle suction and shooting to quickly blast adversaries out of the way. The player's journey takes him through four different sectors each with 6 levels and a mighty boss waiting at the end of each sector. The "dynamic level intensity" in Ion Assault makes it easily accessible for beginners, while setting new challenges for hardcore gamers. The graphics and sound enhance the adrenaline-fueled atmosphere and make Ion Assault a must-have for fans of exhilarating arcade action!

Key Features

  • Classical Shoot'em up with tactical depth: Ion Particles are limited for each level
  • Wield thousands of Ion Particles.
  • Use your space ship to fight against enemies and to destroy asteroids by absorbing and blasting Ion Particles.
  • Collect valuable power ups to improve your ship, your defense or your fire power.
  • Blast 30 different enemies using a variety of patterns to attack.
  • Fight through 4 large sectors, each guarded by a huge boss!
  • Over 20 levels, 5 levels in each sector
  • Conquer the leaderboard by mastering the innovative multiplier-based scoring mechanic.

Ion Assault is now available from the Steam shop priced $ 9.99 (RRP), with a 10% discount on the sale price in the first week of sale.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is poised to transform online racing by bringing to life the adrenaline and intensity of high speed cop pursuits and changing the way that people connect and compete with their friends. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit introduces a revolutionary social network called Need for Speed Autolog, which seamlessly connects players with their friends by automatically tracking and comparing each person's performances. Autolog also serves up challenges based on what your friends have been doing, creating a simple, yet brilliantly dynamic social-gaming experience.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit includes an Online Pass that gives players access to head-to-head multiplayer, two exclusive cars – the Lamborghini LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni and the Lamborghini LP 570-4 Superleggera – and 10x the storage capacity at no extra charge. To access this content players use the in-game one-time-use registration code. Players that do not have a code can purchase an Online Pass for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Marketplace and $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is available in North America for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and the Wii.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (XBLA)

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX includes two exciting new modes in addition to Pac-Man Championship Edition's signature Score Attack mode, where players must collect as many points as possible before time runs out. Time Trials has players clearing out a set number of laps around each maze as fast as they can. Ghost Combo forgoes gobbling Pac-Dots for chomping as many ghosts as possible. Players' scores are determined on the consecutive number of ghosts Pac-Man eats while chaining together Power Pellets.

Also new to the series are the multitudes of sleeping ghosts that infest each maze. As Pac-Man runs past these ghosts, they become angry and chase him until he finds a Power Pellet. If a ghost gets too close, a slowdown effect will begin, giving the player an extra vital second to figure out the best course of action. If the ghost train becomes too much to handle, players can set off a bomb which sends all active ghosts back to the center of each maze.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is available on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points.

Split Second (PSP)

Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within a reality television show, in which competitors vie to be the first to the finish line in a made-for-TV city set rigged to blow. In Split/Second, players trigger explosive, devastating events throughout the track that drastically alter the dynamics of the race.

Split/Second for the PSP system offers players the new Destruction mode, in which they target and destroy rival vehicles. The game also includes the new Power Slide mode, in which players drift around the track to gain score and add time. Also exclusive to the PSP system version, players can compete in the Survival Truck mode which requires avoiding rival vehicles and barrels. The PSP system version of Split/Second also includes four-player local multiplayer and a new Docks track inspired by the Shipyard track from the console version.

Split/Second for the PSP system is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older and has a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Tetris (PSN)

Tetris for PS3 features crisp 1080p high-definition (HD) graphics, high-quality 5.1 surround sound audio, and all-new ways to play. Tetris players can now play online or locally with up to six friends in all-new game modes. For those who play well with others, "Shared" mode enables two players to team up in a single matrix to combine efforts and clear lines together. On the other end of the spectrum, "Team Battle" is the ultimate competitive match-up that allows two teams of two to play against one another, alternating between offense and defense as they compete for the win. Even the well-known "Battle" mode has been enhanced with new Power-Ups for more fast-paced fun.

Tetris for PSN also includes the famous "Marathon" mode. But for a new twist, now multiplayer games let up to four players locally play "Marathon" mode at the same time. Also included is the new "Challenge" mode, which allows players playing "Marathon" mode or any of the 12 variants to try to beat "replays" of either friends or some of the best Tetris players in the world. Additionally, players can see how they stack up to the best Tetris players internationally by checking out worldwide and regional leader boards, which are refreshed weekly.

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