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Thursday, June 3, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 3, 2010 @ 4:15 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 ...

Alien Breed: Impact (PC)

Alien Breed: Impact offers a dynamic combination of fast-paced action and intriguing adventure in a foreboding world of dread and horror. Scavenge for weapons, ammunition and items to use against overwhelming odds across five monstrous, highly detailed and beautifully realised environments. Search anywhere and everywhere, even those that have fallen, for credits to spend on upgrades and that last ammo clip to help keep your foes at bay. Should you triumph and conquer the alien horde alone, then take a friend to the meat grinder that is the co-operative play experience over Steam, and let the Alien Breed unleash its full fury on two more willing victims.

Key Features:

  • Alien Breed is back! – An action-packed mix of arcade-shooter, survival-horror and tactical weapons upgrades and customisation.
  • Epic single-player story mode – The single-player campaign mode that follows the narrative of the game through five huge and challenging environments.
  • Two-player co-operative play mode – Work together to defeat the alien horde across three specifically customised maps.
  • Additional Steam online features – Quick Match, Create Game, Friends Lists, Voice Chat, Leader-boards and Co-operative Achievements.
  • FREE TRIAL – The "Prologue" sample section - a specifically designed introduction to the game; play in either single-player or two-player online co-operative mode.
  • NEW – Upgrades shop – Search fallen comrades and lockers to accumulate cash, and then tactically spend it on weapons/kit upgrades in the shop.
  • NEW – Enemies – Re-imagined and improved Alien Breed enemies.

Alpha Protocol (PS3/X360/PC)

In Alpha Protocol the player is Michael Thornton, a rookie spy tasked with tracking down a group of fanatical terrorists behind a tragic missile attack on a passenger jetliner. Soon though, Thorton discovers there are much more devious forces at work, and before he realizes it, he is pulled into a dark and dangerous conspiracy orchestrated by ruthless, corrupt businessmen determined to control the fate of the world. He must use every tool and skill at his disposal to stop a cartel hell bent on shaping the world as they see fit.

Thornton has access to the latest in military weaponry and possesses tremendous raw physical and mental capacities, but it's completely up to the player to develop his abilities and determine how he interacts with every character in a vast, exotic real world locales. Alpha Protocol breaks new ground in gaming with the implementation of a decision-based mechanic where the player's every action and choice shapes the outcome of the game and its constantly evolving story. No two players will experience the game in the same way.

Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt (Wii/X360)

Featuring both realistic and deep single player hunting simulation gameplay with fast-paced, arcade mini games, The Hunt also comes loaded with three game modes: Season Hunt, Free Hunt, and Mini-Games. The five mini-games consist of Duck Hunt, Target Range shooting, ATV Racing, Blind Fire, and Forest Frenzy. Nintendo users will also enjoy an exclusive firearm peripheral, the Hunting Controller, which rests against the shoulder like a rifle and allows for more accurate shooting.

In The Hunt, players will explore 10 diverse North American hunting locations, with each map featuring unique animals, dangerous animal encounters, randomized animal spawn points and mini-games. Players will be able to take down their prey using a variety of different firearms including bolt-action rifles, shotguns, pistols, and bows. There are 24 animals in The Hunt including deer, moose, alligators, bears, raccoons and more. As they stalk their prey, players use Bass Pro Shops gear and equipment such as GPS, calls, scents and more.

Ben 10 Alienforce: The Rise of Hex (WiiWare)

Available for the first time as a downloadable title, the latest interactive installment of the popular Cartoon Network series sends Ben and his powerful Omnitrix on an adventure to save the Earth from the threat of destruction.

In Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex, players assume the role of Ben Tennyson as he embarks on a mission to protect the planet from evil. With the ability to transform into 10 different aliens, gamers must utilize the powers of the Omnitrix in this action-puzzle platformer to transform into Swampfire, Brainstorm, Big Chill, Humungousaur, Echo Echo, Chromastone, Jetray, Spider Monkey, Goop and Lodestar. Battling through 15 levels of fast-paced action and clever puzzles, players are challenged to use each alien transformation strategically during crucial moments in the game to take advantage of their remarkable abilities and distinct characteristics. Those who successfully wield the Omnitrix's power and manage to avoid the surprises and obstacles along the way will have one last battle in the final stage to beat the evil Hex and his minions.

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex is available now on WiiWare for 1000 Wii Points.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack (X360)

Developed by Infinity Ward, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack adds five additional multiplayer levels, including three all-new locations along with two updated classic locations from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The new map pack is available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace for 1,200 Microsoft points. To celebrate its release, Infinity Ward will host a Double XP weekend for Xbox Live gamers beginning June 4.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language.

Snoopy Flying Ace (XBLA)

Snoopy Flying Ace, an online aerial dogfighting game, puts players in the cockpit as one of the Peanuts characters or their own Xbox avatar to engage with as many as 16 other players in a World War I battle that will determine the fate of the war.

"As the 60th Anniversary of Peanuts approaches, these characters continue to be household names. We truly believe that this game, with its unique art style will reach even newer generations of people and that Snoopy and Woodstock in particular will be seen as one of the premier comedy and action hero duos."

Snoopy Flying Ace is available for 800 Microsoft points on the Xbox site. For a preview of the game visit http://www.snoopyflyingace.com.

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