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Monday, September 20, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2010 @ 10:33 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 ...

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (PS3/X360)

DeathSpank: T.O.V. is a fresh new adventure where players hack, slash and shoot their way through mission after mission, in search of the six mystical thongs that are corrupting the universe. Gamers who download DeathSpank: T.O.V. in its first week* will also receive two pieces of free downloadable content, the Snowy Mountain Dungeon, which adds another layer of gameplay and Sidekick Tankko, a cute-and-cuddly ogre who is available as a playable co-op character.

"We took all of the things that people loved about DeathSpank and amped it up a hundred times more," said Vlad Ceraldi, Director of Game Development at Hothead Games. "DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is a bigger, deeper, funnier and longer experience. We've added more crazy weapons, more areas to explore, more enemies and more thongs!"

DeathSpank: T.O.V. puts players in the mighty boots of DeathSpank in his quest to destroy the six mystical thongs which have corrupted those who wear them, and thus the universe. Players will travel through war-torn country sides, outer space and even the North Pole in an epic battle against an Evil Santa, collecting tons of loot along the way. DeathSpank T.O.V. also includes a local co-op mode, allowing a second player to help in the search for the thongs with either of his two trusty sidekicks, Sparkles the Wizard or Ninjatastic Steve.

Owners of DeathSpank: T.O.V. on Xbox Live Arcade will be able to download both the Snowy Mountain Dungeon and Sidekick Tankko DLC for free from September 22 - 28. After that time period is over, the Snowy Mountain Dungeon will be available for 240 Microsoft Points and Sidekick Tankko will be available for 80 Microsoft Points.

Owners of DeathSpank: T.O.V. on PlayStation Network will receive both pieces of DLC when downloading the main game on PSN from September 20 - 27 (or September 22 - 28 depending on when the game is available in certain regions). After that time period is over, the Snowy Mountain Dungeon will be available for $2.99 and Sidekick Tankko will be available for $0.99.

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is rated "T" for teen by the ESRB.

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! (NDS/Wii)

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! is a new action adventure game where you can play as their favorite characters from the popular toy and TV franchise at home on their Wii consoles or on the go using their DS system.

In Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! players guide four courageous teenagers - Nick, Toby, Lucas and Jessica - as they portal to a different dimension and transform into the Lords of Earth, Sea, Forest and Air. As the Lords of Nature, they are tasked to protect the peaceful island of Gorm and its inhabitants, the Gormiti. This time, the Lords of Nature must stop the evil Lord Magmion from finding a set of five sacred crystals scattered throughout the five domains of the mystical land. If united, the crystals could cause destruction and chaos on Gorm... and on the planet Earth! Featuring environments and characters from season one of the popular TV show produced by Marathon Media in partnership with toy line-creator Giochi Preziosi, players will quickly be immersed in the magic and lore of the Gormiti universe as they utilize each character's unique abilities in their quest to stop Lord Magmion and his minions.

The Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! videogames feature a story and arcade mode that allows players to control each of the Lords of Nature within a group, utilizing the individual skills of each Lord to achieve success. Players can use melee 'Super' attacks, powerful long-ranged moves, and interact with special action points that take advantage of each Lord's elemental abilities. Intuitive control schemes customized for each platform enable players to switch between their various skills and characters with ease. Story is told through gameplay and FMV sequences, which are voiced by actors from the cartoon show, and once unlocked, form a total of 40 minutes of action. Gameplay is enhanced as players find collectible puzzle pieces and Gormiti eggs scattered throughout each level that, once combined, unlock jigsaw and sliding tile puzzle games. These puzzles can be solved to unlock an interactive 3D character. In addition, the Wii version features one-touch jump-in gameplay, allowing a second player to easily join a game in progress at any time.

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! is now available  for Wii for $39.99 and for DS systems for $29.99.

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