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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 29, 2010 @ 10:45 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 ...

APB: All Points Bulletin (PC)

APB takes the universal theme of criminals and enforcers and brings it to a persistent, open-world, online multiplayer setting in the modern, crime-ridden fictional city of San Paro. Some players achieve notoriety by feeding on the city, its people and its businesses ... the Criminals. Some live by a higher code and instead feed on the criminals and their organizations ... the Enforcers.

Dave Jones, Creative Director of Realtime Worlds, said: "APB shipping to retail represents the fruits of five years' hard work from everyone here at Realtime Worlds. We're delighted that APB has launched and look forward to seeing how the player-base drives the San Paro story forward through urban conflict and in-depth customization."

APB is rated 18 by PEGI and M for Mature by the ESRB and available from retailers and online from http://www.apb.com and http://www.eastore.com at a retail price of $49.95, which includes 50 hours of action gameplay plus unlimited time in APB's social districts customizing, socializing and trading in the marketplace. Once the 50 hours are up, players have flexibility: top up their game time from as little as $6.99 for an additional 20 hours, or opt to purchase a 30-day unlimited package for only $9.99 with discounts available for 90 and 180 days. APB also provides avenues for accomplished gamers or creators to earn rewards for their creativity and subsidize their ongoing costs with their in-game efforts.

The Last Airbender (NDS/Wii)

Based on the live-action adventure film from director M. Night Shyamalan, The Last Airbender video game brings the world of bending to life as it invites players to relive the movie's epic adventure from the perspective of Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation. The game, which features voice-over and likeness from Academy Award nominee Dev Patel (Prince Zuko), newcomer Noah Ringer (Aang), and Aasif Mandavi (Zhao), also includes never-before-seen in-game cinematics and levels that extend the story and expand the thrills beyond what is shown in the film.

The Last Airbender video game is rated T for teen (Wii) and E10+ for everyone 10 and older (Nintendo DSi/DS) and is available at the suggested retail prices of $39.99 (Wii) and $29.99 (Nintendo DSi/DS).

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (NDS/PSP/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

Combining the quirky and fun gameplay of LEGO with the magic of Harry Potter, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 gives gamers the chance to wield the magic and take on the adventure of the first four Harry Potter books and films: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, as well as more than 170 other favorite characters, fans will have the opportunity to attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to earn rewards.

In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, players will have the freedom to play alone or in two-player co-op as they explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade, as they relive the adventures like never before with the fun and creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames.

"We are very proud to launch LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, bringing LEGO creativity and humor to the rich characters and wonderful storytelling of the Harry Potter books and films," said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. "The game is our best LEGO game yet and offers a magical building adventure that families will be able to enjoy playing together."

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is rated "E10+" by the ESRB and available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii for the suggested retail price of $49.99. The game is also available for Windows PC, Nintendo DS and PSP system for the suggested retail price of $29.99.

Naughty Bear (PS3/X360)

The game allows players to take on the role of the infamous Naughty Bear, who is driven to seek retribution after his fellow bears snub him one too many times. After the other bears exclude him from Daddles' big birthday party, Naughty Bear finally snaps and slashes a grisly path of revenge and destruction across the Island of Perfection.

Waging psychological warfare against all things cute and fluffy, as Naughty Bear, players engage in sadistic scuffles on all that crosses their path. Using a hilarious array of weapons, interactive objects and endless scare tactics, gamers create chaos on the Island of Perfection to earn Naughty Points as they inflict physical and psychological harm on Naughty Bear's numerous enemies. This all-new scare-based points system allows players to win the most rewards for being truly deviant and maniacal. As the ill-fated bears become more difficult to harass and terrorize as the game progresses, the variety of scare-based attacks allow for a completely new experience each time players pick up a controller.

Naughty Bear features more than 28 single-player levels to unlock as well as competitive online multiplayer modes filled with unique characteristics and weaponry encountered at every stage. Players battle an endless barrage of bears recruited to wage war against Naughty, including Soldier Bears, Ninja Bears, Robo Bears and even an Alien Bear invasion. As they scour the Island of Perfection to unleash their naughtiness, players can collect all the hidden party items locked away by the other bears to win wearable items and unlock special Achievements and Trophies.

Naughty Bear is now ready to battle for revenge on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for an MSRP of $49.99.

Singularity (PS3/X360/PC)

Thrust onto the mysterious Russian island base of Katorga-12, filled with Cold War secrets that threaten time itself, players must fight their way through an ever-shifting environment, haunted by time-ravaged creatures and mysteries. Armed with an arsenal of high-powered weapons and the Time Manipulation Device, players must contend with sudden time waves that hurl them back and forth between 1955 and the present day. In addition to a story-driven narrative, Singularity offers players a unique multi-player experience, where Russian Special Forces with individual powers take on a team of creatures from another time including the powerful Radion, the gravity-defying Phase Tick and the time-altering Zek.

"Singularity seamlessly combines a heart-racing, story-driven experience with epic sci-fi combat and gameplay," said Brian Raffel, studio director, Raven Software. "This new title reflects our heartfelt passion to bring an all-new, fresh experience to the first person action community. We can't wait to take the action online!"

Singularity is developed by Raven Software and is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB due to blood and gore, intense violence and strong language. Singularity is available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for a suggested retail price of $59.99, and Windows PC for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior (X360/PC)

Backstopped by a beautiful visual palette, highly evolved enemy AI and a realistic ballistics system that measures bullet trajectory, gravitational pull and environmental effects, Sniper: Ghost Warrior offers a sniping experience that can be customized for both novice and experienced players.

In single-player mode, players are asked to assume the role of an elite special ops sniper who is tasked with liberating an oppressed island nation. In multiplayer mode, players can stalk through and hide in the jungle in their Ghillie suit and take out opposing snipers. No matter the mode, stalking, surveillance and rifle accuracy are critical in eliminating the target.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior, which is rated "M" for Mature, is available now on store shelves for Xbox 360 and the PC, and retails for $39.99 and $29.99, respectively.

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