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Thursday, February 18, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2010 @ 11:03 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 ...

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce (PS3/X360)

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce takes place in a mystic version of ancient China where warriors possess the power of "Fury". This power gives them superhuman strength, lightning fast speed and the ability to fly. Taking the role of any one of over 40 playable characters, up to four friends can go online to launch raids as a team or battle it out competitively.

Using voice or text chat to coordinate assaults, players will go on campaigns to infiltrate heavily-armed enemy strongholds, clash with thousand-man armies, or to slay dragons and other massive beasts. In single-player mode, players have the option to choose and command up to three AI-controlled officers to join them in offline missions.

KOEI is introducing several new game elements exclusive to the console version of Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce including over 40 console-exclusive missions, command of up to three AI-controlled officers, an enemy "Hyperbreak" gauge, the ability to plan special combat tactics, new playable character "Meng Huo", and online officer trading.

A free demo of the game is available now on Xbox Live Marketplace, and PlayStation Network.

Unlike any other game in the series Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce lets up to four friends join together online to form a "Strikeforce". As a team, players must battle their way across Imperial China using coordinated assaults to conquer heavily-armed fortresses and colossal beasts.

End of level bosses await intrepid heroes with a multitude of guises and deadly attacks while enemies, spread throughout each stage, possess much greater levels of intelligence and more powerful attacks. So now more than ever it's imperative that players work together as a team and find ways to overcome the challenges and obstacles that stand between them and victory.

Developed by Omega Force, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, rated T for Teen, comes action-packed with over 40 new console-exclusive missions, and nearly 200 quests in all. Players will later be able to download additional campaigns from Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network.

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures (PC)

Wallace & Gromit, the well-meaning but accident-prone inventor and his capable and highly-intelligent canine companion, have been delighting audiences with their animated adventures for twenty years. Their most recent outing, Wallace & Gromit in A Matter of Loaf and Death, was recently nominated for a “Best Animated Short Film” Oscar. Telltale's Wallace & Gromit games are designed for the same all-ages crowd as the films, and will be appreciated by gamers and non-gamers alike.

Alternating between the roles of both Wallace and Gromit throughout the game, players banter with a charismatic cast of characters, tinker with Wallace's creative contraptions, and enjoy four all-new stories set in the colorful Wallace & Gromit universe. The Collector’s DVD for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures includes the entire series, along with a host of special features and exclusive content.

The PC DVD includes:

  • Offer for a FREE PC episode from Telltale’s Sam & Max series
  • All four Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures episodes
  • Aardman Animation’s 10 Cracking Contraptions shorts
  • Behind the scenes videos and trailers
  • Gallery of screenshots and concept art from the season

Puzzle Chronicles (PSP)

In Puzzle Chronicles, players assume the role of a hero fighting for freedom in the dark and savage lands of the Ashurin Empire. To succeed in their task of freeing their tribesmen from the Empire's control, gamers must complete a series of quests across various locations including battlefields, slave camps, desert crypts and the palace of the tyrannical Emperor. Using powerful physical and magical attacks, players will unleash devastating battle skills to gain the upper hand and defeat the numerous enemies that lie throughout the Empire.

Full of entertaining characters and enchanting environments, the new puzzle combat system is based on real-time action as players think fast and act strategically to defeat their opponents. Players can also challenge their friends to multiplayer battles via local WiFi on the NDS and the PlayStation Portable, or across the Internet on the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStationNetwork and PC.

Puzzle Chronicles is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is now available on NDS, PSP and PSPgo download for $29.99. Downloadable versions of Puzzle Chronicles will be available via PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Windows PC later this year.

Mind’s Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten (PC)

Set against the backdrop of a murder investigation in a gritty city, this shocking vision of subconscious crime solving

The mayor is dead, having thrown himself out of the window of his office…or did he? Journalist Gabrielle Jennings is not convinced, sensing both murderous intent and the scoop of a lifetime. Her investigation leads her to the laboratory of a mysterious scientist, whose experiments enable her to enter other people’s minds to search for clues. Players help Gabrielle unravel the mystery by searching for hidden objects, solving puzzles and playing mini-games as her journey into mental labyrinths reveals a shocking secret about her own past that will change her life forever.

Key features:

  • Break the story with the help of the game’s intuitive point-and-click game play and helpful hints.
  • Reveal hidden clues using the game’s unique scrolling perspective to inspect each crime scene.
  • Investigate more than 10 different suspects and comb through 20 different locations offering amazing art and chillingly surreal environments.
  • Solve the mystery of the mayor’s death and delve into Gabrielle’s own secrets by collecting evidence, finding dozens of items and conquering 10 different challenging mini-games.

Strange, captivating settings and a compelling story make Mind’s Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten a beguiling expose for young and old alike. Mind’s Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten is currently available exclusively through Alawar for $9.95, and is coming to other major download portals soon.

Dogfights (PC)

Dogfights is filled with player choices. Players can choose among 100 historically accurate aircraft to battle an armada of incoming aircraft in thousands of unique combat mission combinations. With Dogfight’s dynamic game engine, no two air battles will ever be the same. Imagine a dogfight with you against 10 MeBf-109s or Fw-190s…you’re low on fuel, your ammo is running out…only your airspeed, altitude, and your steely self-control will keep you alive on the Ace level! Get in some shots and get out or you die!

Gamers choose one of three levels of pilot expertise: Rookie, Pilot, or the highly skilled Ace. In each air battle the player can score points, build rank, and acquire medals to compete for the coveted title of WGFP – Worlds’ Greatest Fighter Pilot!

Players can fly over multiple historical terrains including England, Europe, and North Africa, including many of the great cities like London, Paris, and Berlin. Players can participate in Pacific battle campaigns over the Philippines and Midway terrains.

Single-player Dogfights presents player pilots with fast-flying combat contests across the embattled skies of Europe and the Pacific.

Players who purchase Dogfights at retail get a 30-day free trial in the aerial combat MMOG WarBirds where players can compete in air-to-air action against other real players in online combat and join online squadrons. They can go on raids with their squadron mates and participate in reenactments of many of the great air events of World War II. WarBirds can be found at the official TotalSims website. Players can download the online version of WarBirds for free and learn how to manage air-to-air combat online in real time, and to fly with live personal trainers by logging into the online arenas of WarBirds.

Dogfights is available today for $29.95 at Best Buy, Frye’s, MicroCenter, GoGamer, NewEgg, Hastings, and other retailers including

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