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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 8, 2010 @ 2:00 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 ...

Call of Duty: The War Collection (X360)

Call of Duty: The War Collection is a compilation package featuring several classic WWII-era Call of Duty titles. The bundle features Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2 along with Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World at War from Treyarch. Call of Duty: The War Collection is now available for the Xbox 360 at an SRP of $59.99. Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 3 are rated "T" and Call of Duty: World at War is rated "M" by the ESRB.

Green Day: Rock Band (Wii/PS3/X360)

Rock the stage and sing-a-long in this brand new extension of the Rock Band platform. Play up to 47 songs as Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt or Tré Cool through their expansive career from their humble beginnings with Dookie to full blown stardom with American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, with unique visuals and venues all inspired by Green Day.

"I think people will hopefully be impressed with the pictures and video we've included from throughout our career," said Billie Joe Armstrong, vocalist and guitarist for Green Day. "The blackmail MTV has over Green Day is insane!"

"We thought we could have a lot of fun making a Rock Band game and highlight different times in our career, since we're using so many songs," said Mike Dirnt, bassist for Green Day. "We just thought it was a cool way to show people something different."

"There will be some people who know every single song on the disc, which is awesome," said Tre Cool, Green Day's drummer. "But for those who don't, it's a great way to discover some of the older material."

Green Day: Rock Band features 47 on disc songs, including Dookie and American Idiot, as well as the entirety of 21st Century Breakdown, with the added support of six previously released downloadable songs for Rock Band and Rock Band 2. The game takes place in three unique venues that capture the raw energy from Green Day's early punk years to the explosive arena shows that the band is known for all over the world.

On top of the expansive track-list and unique venues, Green Day: Rock Band brings back the 3-part vocal harmonies previously pioneered in The Beatles: Rock Band, allowing you to sing with up to 3 people, all at once, as well as exclusive collectible images and videos, such as a sound check performance of "Geek Stink Breath" before the broadcast, the band's first-ever MTV News interview filmed inside their customized Bookmobile prior to Dookie's release and a Know Your Enemy performance video from a tour stop on the MTV World Stage, Munich.

Green Day: Rock Band is available in two versions, the standalone game and Green Day: Rock Band PLUS, which includes special packaging, a song export key to export all songs on disc to your hard drive to be played in Rock Band, Rock Band 2 or the forthcoming Rock Band 3 as well as the six Green Day DLC tracks, which is a $22 value.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP)

Developed by the legendary Hideo Kojima, this latest PSP system installment picks up where Metal Gear Solid 3 for the PlayStation 2 leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974 in a cold war scenario, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker takes the series in an exciting new direction with incredible visuals and a unique design, specifically for the PSP system. A download version of the game and camouflage hardware PSP system bundles is also be available.

A blend of action RPG and RTS elements, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker features a gripping story that unfolds through the artwork of Yoji Shinkawa and acclaimed comic book artist, Ashley Wood. The game introduces new AI Weapons — giant unmanned behemoths that Snake must overcome to complete his mission — including airborne, tank, and mobile-fortress-style enemies that can each talk and sing during battle using VOCALOID technology. Additionally, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker boasts extensive multi-player elements including four-player CO-OPS (COoperative-OPerationS), and a stunning three-against-three battle, wherein six players can form teams and engage in thrilling linked battles via the Sony handheld's Ad Hoc capabilities that extend the gameplay experience allowing players to administer medical help to colleagues, share munitions, and provide defense for each other using the Snake formation to cover blind spots.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker begins with Naked Snake training his soldiers and building up his army in Colombia, South America in the shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis. As Latin America became a key to maintaining the power balance between the East and West, Costa Rica had miraculously managed to maintain its peace and neutrality. However, a mysterious armed force seemed to be engaging in suspicious activities in various regions of the country. To preserve peace in this nation without a military, the Snake's army had to move into action. In time, they would be known as the founders of "Outer Heaven."

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is developed exclusively for the PSP and is available for a SRP of $39.99 with a rating of "T" for Teen by the ESRB.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Wii/PS3/X360)

Players can fight for honor and their country in the all-new Ryder Cup Challenge at the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort; the course of the 2010 Ryder Cup. For the first time in franchise history, create your own team and take on the world in Online Team Play — featuring up to 12 versus 12 players on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. The Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise continues its innovation legacy in motion control with its support of the all-new PlayStation(R) Move controller, while the Wii version features an authentic way to hit the links with True View — via a first person camera in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.

The Ryder Cup brings together the best American and European golfers in a team competition format and is considered to be one of the last great sporting events to be founded on prestige rather than prize money. Choose from the U.S. or European squad and participate in various competition formats: foursomes, where players hit alternate shots, fourballs and singles which traditionally bring the biennial event to a close with players going head-to-head. When playing The Ryder Cup mode offline, enjoy the flexibility of swapping to any match, thus providing the ultimate control over your team's success.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Wii brings the links to the living room with two all-new enhanced swing mechanics utilizing the Wii MotionPlus(TM) accessory. The Advanced Plus swing mechanic will read rotation and swing angle, while the Tour Pro swing mechanic assesses rotation, swing plane and point of contact — creating a one-to-one authentic sports motion experience. Players can then take their newly developed golf skills online and engage in team play matches or hit links with online disc golf featuring all 28 in-game courses. Take a break from the fairways and enjoy the fun with the all-new Mini-Golf mode on one of four original and unique miniature golf courses.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will be the first EA SPORTS title to launch with Online Pass, a one-time use registration code with each Xbox 360 and PS3 copy sold new at retail which allows access to online services and features — including Daily, Weekly and Live Tournaments; Online Multiplayer Modes such as Online Team Play, Stroke play, Skins, Best Ball and Head-to-Head Play; and EA SPORTS GamerNet — as well as a bonus advanced driver used on the PGA Tour for play in-game.

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