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April 2018

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ABBA: You Can Dance (Wii)

ABBA created music that spanned generations and has inspired millions to sing and dance. ABBA You Can Dance features 26 timeless songs, including all of the group's biggest hits, such as "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Take a Chance on Me" and "Waterloo." The game's professionally choreographed routines and unique environments were inspired by the group's music videos and live performances. Up to four players can dance while two additional players can sing along to the lyrics on-screen.

The game is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and older" and available for an MSRP of $39.99.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (3DS)

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy delivers a high-octane story and explosive battles in the sky that players can finally experience in 3D! With touch-screen targeting, pilots can lock on to enemies and swiftly destroy all enemies within range. The 3D gameplay as an ace pilot takes on a whole new experience as added control mechanics enable split-second counter-maneuvers, dynamic dogfight action and dramatic enemy takedowns using real-world aircrafts and a diverse range of missions.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy for the Nintendo 3DS is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and available for the MSRP of $39.99.

Assassin's Creed Revelations (PS3/X360)

Assassin's Creed Revelations marks the peak of the epic journey of master assassin Ezio Auditore in the age-old war between Assassins and Templars. Assassin's Creed Revelations blends combat, hyper-realistic graphics and a tale of intrigue and self-discovery.

In Assassin's Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary assassin Altair on a journey of revelation. It is a perilous path — one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.

The online multiplayer experience also returns, refined and expanded, with more modes, more maps and more characters that allow players to test their assassin skills against others.

Bejeweled 3 (NDS/PS3/X360)

Bejeweled 3 features eight breathtaking game modes that cater to every mood: ease into Classic Bejeweled for cascades of fun; journey through 40 challenging Quest puzzles; charge up in Lightning for non-stop action; and fine-tune your Zen experience for an innovative new way to relax. Special gems and unlockable gameplay, including Poker Mode, Butterflies, Diamond Mine, and Ice Storm, add to the fun and challenge.

Bejeweled 3 is available for an MSRP of $19.99 on the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Beyblade: Metal Masters (NDS)

In Beyblade: Metal Masters, players can customize their own Beyblade tops as they battle it out with characters from the series in a last-man standing competition in the battle arena. By timing their attacks, players must keep their Beyblade top spinning while bringing their opponent's Beyblade top to a complete stop. Offering many tactical strategies straight from the series, key attacks from the TV show have been re-created, such as the "Starbooster" diving attack to smash into opposition units, and many more. Wireless Battle Modes let users challenge each other with spectacular finishing moves, making every competition unique.

Beyblade: Metal Masters for the Nintendo DS is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $29.99 for the standalone game and $34.99 for the collector's edition.

BurgerTime World Tour (PSN)

BurgerTime World Tour is an evolution of the arcade classic, enhanced with an innovative 3D rotating environment. The new BurgerTime experience has 50 sizzling levels and introduces fresh additions, such as platforming elements, boss characters, and local and online multiplayer.

BurgerTime World Tour stars renowned burger chef Peter Pepper as he travels the globe challenging chefs from the world capitals of cuisine. Peter Pepper is tasked with building enormous burgers while running away from wacky food-gone-wild enemies such as Frank Furter the Sausage, Sonny the Egg, and new enemies such as Habba De Niro, the Habanero Pepper. Peter Pepper needs to overcome new obstacles such as giant chasms, wall spikes and hungry bosses to find the fastest way to put together each burger.

BurgerTime World Tour is available on the PlayStation Network for $9.99.

DaGeDar (NDS)

Battle it out with your friends or race evil spirits alone; DaGeDar's virtual raceway will keep you playing for hours. With more than 30 fast and furious raceways, you'll be looping, dropping, climbing, and banking your way to the end with fury, but watch out for the blocks and gaps in the raceway! Featuring 100 collectable balls with unique abilities, as well as special, limited edition characters, you'll have a blast collecting and trading your favorite DaGeDar items.

Based on the popular brand of racing balls, DaGeDar for Nintendo DS is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and available for the MSRP of $19.99.

Dead Rising 2: Off The Record - Cosplay Warrior DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

Inspired by gamers, comic fans, and anime enthusiasts, the Cosplay Warrior DLC allows Frank to don facepaint and homemade armor. With increased PP generation and a new attack added to your skillset when using the practice sword and shield, the Cosplay Warrior DLC will have you hitting that level cap in no time! The Cosplay Warrior DLC is available for $1.99, and it gives you:

  • Cardboard Helmet
  • Monster Facepaint
  • Cardboard Armor
  • Cardboard Boots
  • Increases PP generation by 25%
  • Every attack gives extra PP
  • Special "warrior" style attacks using the practice sword and shield

EverQuest: Veil of Alaris (PC)

EverQuest: Veil of Alaris is the 18th overall expansion for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) EverQuest (EQ). Taking off from the story set in 2010's House of Thule, players are invited to journey to the continent of Alaris, a long-hidden land of magic where even the Gods are under threat, and witness a side of Norrath they have never seen.

With the defeat of Cazic Thule and subsequent loss of his powers behind Alaris' veil, Norrathian God Morell beckons the heroes of Norrath to journey to Alaris and aid in obtaining Cazic's former powers. Through 13 raids, 20 missions and over 110 quests, players are challenged to navigate a course filled with new unique Alarin characters and creatures while also taking advantage of hundreds of new spells and alternate advancements.

EverQuest: Veil of Alaris is available on PC at the MSRP of $39.99 for an all-in-one package, including all previous EverQuest expansion packs and in-game items such as a Desert Kangon Saddle, Traveler's Rucksack and Veil of Alaris painting.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360)

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a remastered version of the original Halo campaign, packaged with some of the most memorable multiplayer maps in Halo history. With a bounty of new features, including cooperative play over Xbox Live, six reimagined multiplayer maps and one new Firefight mission, a Classic graphics mode, Achievements, innovative Kinect and 3D support, and new challenges and story to uncover, Halo: Anniversary is a must-have experience for veteran Spartans and new fans alike. The game's release celebrates the 10th anniversary of the genre-defining franchise.

Jurassic Park: The Game (PSN/X360/PC)

Jurassic Park: The Game is a cinematic adventure that takes players back to Isla Nublar — the site of Jurassic Park — during the events of the first movie. It allows them to experience Jurassic Park as they never have before in an interactive format. In addition to locations and creatures familiar to fans of the movie, the game offers new areas to explore and new prehistoric beasts to survive in a game that combines fast-paced action, exploration and puzzle-solving.

Jurassic Park: The Game is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available on PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 and at retail for Xbox 360. It is also available as a digital download for Windows PC from Telltale's Online Store, Steam and Direct2Drive.

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition (PS3/X360)

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition contains the full original game as well as a multi-use code to access all downloadable add-ons and cases. L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition on consoles features all of the previously released downloadable content for L.A. Noire, including the "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson case, "Reefer Madness" Vice case, "The Consul's Car" Traffic case, "The Naked City" Vice case, "A Slip of the Tongue" Traffic case, The Badge Pursuit Challenge, and all weapons and outfits released to date.

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $49.99.

Let's Cheer! (X360)

In Let's Cheer!, players perform authentic cheers and competitive routines choreographed by professional cheerleaders and set to iconic cheerleading songs, including "Disturbia," "Shake it," "Hollaback Girl" and "Mickey." For players with fitness on their mind, Let's Cheer! calculates their approximate calories burned during each cheer session. Whether on the field of a varsity football game or dancing on stage in a high-profile cheerleading competition, gamers have the opportunity to improve their skills and progress from the local level all the way to the Nationals.

Players can individually test their flexibility with jumps like the Herkie and Double Hook, or team up in the cooperative two-player mode. In addition, gamers chant out loud with Kinect for Xbox 360's voice-enabled feature to have their spirit level judged like in a real competition.

Let's Cheer! is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and older" by the ESRB.

Need for Speed: The Run (3DS/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

Get ready to race for your life in a heart-pounding cross-country race from the Golden Gate to the Empire State. Need for Speed: The Run takes players on a thrilling cross-country race known simply as "The Run." With $25 million on the line, players take the wheel as Jack Rourke navigating thousands of miles of treacherous terrain from San Francisco to New York squaring off against 200 other racers all while evading the cops and the mob, who are hot on his trail.

The action doesn't stop when players cross the finish line in New York. Need for Speed The Run delivers an addictive challenge series and competitive multiplayer. The Autolog feature also returns, delivering moment-by-moment performance feedback to ensure players are always in head-to-head competition with friends, enemies and online competitors.

Rayman Origins (Wii/PS3/X360)

It's been 15 years since the first Rayman game. Rayman Origins brings back many of the classic characters, revived in their original 2-D form, as well as a whole new world of characters and environments. Discover the roots of Rayman by collecting pieces of the Glade's history, and assemble them to reveal the truth behind Rayman's origins. Rayman Origins is a 2-D side-scrolling platform adventure with four-player co-op.

Key Features:

  • Four-Player Jump In/Out Co-op Gameplay. Play as Rayman in the solo campaign or have up to three friends jump in at any time to play as Globox or as one of two Teensies. Players can leave at any time without affecting the others' progress.
  • Unique Art Approach. A rich world with over 100 characters and 12 unique environments.
  • A Vast Playground. Over 60 levels of 2-D platforming fun, designed for all ages and playing styles. Unlock new abilities and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.
  • Variety of Gameplay. The game is a platformer but has elements of many genres. Rayman, Globox and the Teensies gain unique abilities as they progress through the adventure, including swimming, diving and the "HairlyCopter." The game features many elements of action, adventure and beat-'em-up gameplay.
  • Epic Boss Fights. Rayman Origins puts players to the test with challenging boss battles, including a giant pink monster with hundreds of eyes; a possessed, mountainous golem; and an evil carnivorous plant.

Rayman Origins is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and older" by the ESRB and is available at the MSRP of $59.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and $49.99 on Wii.

Rocksmith: Rock Hits 1970s DLC (PS3/X360)

The Rocksmith: Rock Hits 1970s DLC includes the following songs: "More Than A Feeling" by Boston and "Jessica" by The Allman Brothers Band. "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple is available on Xbox Live and is coming soon to the Playstation Network.

Each song is available for individual purchase for $2.99 on the Playstation Network or for 240 Microsoft points on Xbox Live.

Saints Row: The Third (PS3/X360/PC)

Set in the fictional city of Steelport, Saints Row: The Third gives players control of the Saints, an urban street gang at the height of their power. Steelport is ripe for the taking, and it's up to you to make the city your own. Mold the skyline based on your choices, outfit your crew in classy gangster gear, dismantle the Syndicate stranglehold and make life-or-death decisions that will change Steelport, and the Saints, forever.

Saints Row: The Third is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is avaialble at the MSRP of $59.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and $49.99 on PC.

Super Star Kartz (NDS/3DS/Wii/PS3/X360)

DreamWorks Super Star Kartz brings together everyone's favorite DreamWorks Animation characters in one game, including Shrek, Donkey, Alex, King Julien, Hiccup, B.O.B. and more.

You race on wacky, wild and wondrous tracks from your favorite movie locations, such as Shrek's swamp, the zoo in New York City's Central Park and the Island of Berk. Use each character's unique abilities as you speed, jump, power up and boost your way past the competition and capture the checkered flag.

The game offers multiple modes, including Quick Races, Circuit Mode and Challenge Mode, with platform-specific match-ups such as head-to-head Battle Mode for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii. Challenge up to three friends on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii, or compete with up to four friends wirelessly in multi-card play on the Nintendo DS.

DreamWorks Super Star Kartz is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and 3DS at $29.99 and Nintendo DS at $19.99.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3/X360)

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 takes the epic battle to new heights with new characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes, a refined fighting system, eight new stages, and new modes.

The fighting game adds 12 new legends to the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster, bringing the total roster of characters up to 50. New characters include Strider, who slashes his way into the fray; Ghosts 'n Goblins villain, Firebrand; Ghost Rider, who finally exercises his vengeance; and Hawkeye, who picks apart foes.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 also features enhancements to improve the balance and online functionality. One of the biggest additions is the fan-requested Spectator mode, which allows fighters to watch live online matches together.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $39.99.

Unity of Command (PC)

In 1942, a titanic struggle is reaching its climax in the boundless, trackless expanses of southern Russia. The stakes cannot be higher as you take command of battle-hardened Wehrmacht or massive Red Army forces to decide the fate of an entire continent.

Unity of Command lets you replay the epic conflict that was the Stalingrad Campaign of World War II. In this turn-based game of strategy and cunning, observe how opportunity leads the German army to advance recklessly into the steppes of southern Russia. And as the story unfolds, join the Soviet campaign to repel the invaders... As these legendary battles play out on the hex board, the tension of decision making and difficulties of conducting operations on a massive scale emerge. Command armies and fronts in maneuver warfare, thrust and encircle, capture cities and cross continents; but never, ever forget to watch your supply lines.

The game is available as a digital download for $29.99 from the site, as well as from digital distribution partners Matrix Games and Gamers Gate.

Vanguard Bandits (PSN)

Vanguard Bandits is set in a medieval fantasy world, where armored mecha are controlled by the residing pilots who can maneuver on an isometric grid of squares. 3D battle animations take place over the grid, while cut scenes play out the story. The character list, location variety and event schedule add up to intense gameplay and longevity spread over three story branches and five different endings.

Vanguard Bandits is available on PlayStation Network for $9.99.

Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut (NDS)

In Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut for the Nintendo DS, players enroll in Hollywood Arts High School, where they attend a full year as a new student and enjoy adventures alongside Tori, Andre, Cat and the Victorious gang. Players have to complete a series of thrilling minigame challenges to earn a lead role in the Big Showcase, the biggest performance of the year! Players attend classes with the cast and experience hilarious scenarios similar to the show.

Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB.

Victorious: Time to Shine (X360)

In Victorious: Time to Shine on Kinect for Xbox 360, players perform in their very own Hollywood Arts production where they act, play instruments, sing, dance, and star in a music video featuring hit songs from the series. The perfect game for sleepovers, parties, or fun nights at home; Victorious: Time to Shine offers multiplayer gameplay where friends can either work together or compete in various Hollywood Arts performances. Players can customize their own character with dozens of clothing items and hairstyles inspired by the show. Not only will they perform like their favorite cast members, but they can also dress like them, too.

Victorious: Time to Shine is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB.

Yoostar on MTV (X360)

With Yoostar's newly upgraded Virtual Green Screen technology VGS 2.0, players can seamlessly insert themselves into the best of MTV's enormous programming catalog. Yoostar on MTV includes over 80 clips on the disc, with more available via download on Xbox Live so players have a continually updated library of music videos, live events, news, reality, and original shows. Perform the lines as written, or improvise and deliver a one-of-a-kind scene-stealer. Show off to your friends by uploading your performances to Facebook, Twitter, Yoostar Social, and more.

Yoostar on MTV is available for Xbox 360 Kinect for an MSRP of $29.99.

Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)

Featuring hot new music tracks, electrifying choreography, new venues and double the number of dance styles from the original video game, the Zumba Fitness 2 invites players to party their way into shape with a fun and proven program. Get moving with Zumba presenters, Beto, Tanya Beardsley and Gina Grant as they guide you through each routine, ranging from Merengue and Hip-Hop to Bollywood and Latin Pop.

Players can customize their own class with their favorite routines and track calories burned.

Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii is rated "T" for "Teen" and available for the MSRP of $39.99.

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