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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m. PST

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 ...

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game (3DS/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game is based on the feature film, which is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy. The action-packed adventure game allows fans the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of Tintin and relive key moments from the movie and as well as enjoy fun cooperative gameplay and multiplayer challenges beyond the film.

The next-generation versions of The Adventures of Tintin: The Game include support for the Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation Move. The game also comes in HD stereoscopic 3-D, giving players a truly immersive experience into the world of Tintin.

The game features three different modes — Solo, Cooperative and Challenge — for more than 20 hours of total gameplay. The Solo Mode closely follows the events of the movie and allows players the chance to rediscover enchanting environments found in the film, such as Captain Haddock's ship the Karaboudjan, Ben Salaad's Palace or the exotic city of Bagghar. The multiplayer Cooperative Mode unfolds in the middle of Captain Haddock's dream world. The captain's dreams are chaotic as he tries to get his thoughts organized. The Challenge Mode is dedicated to players looking for more competition. Leveraging the action-packed gameplay mechanics like sword fighting, driving a motorcycle, and flying an airplane, Challenge Mode allows players to pit themselves against the AI to beat their opponent's score.

DC Universe Online: Lightning Strikes DLC (PS3/PC)

The Lightning Strikes DLC features The Flash and the introduction of the game's eighth power set, Electricity Powers. Lightning Strikes offers players new adventures with more intense action, over-the-top powers for epic battles and another superhero for players to battle against or alongside on their journey to becoming the next legend. Players can now interact with The Flash-themed characters and content with new maps and features.

Key Features:

  • Central City: Experience solo and group adventures with the all-new map.
  • Flashback Duo: Players can travel back in time to the moment when Barry Allen became The Flash and battle foes inside the Central City Police Station.
  • Electricity Powers: Players can utilize the new Electricity Power set and use new types of healing powers and damage attacks in combat, including:
    • Tesla Ball: Creates a floating ball of electricity that zaps nearby enemies
    • The Shockwave: Shoots streams of electric bolts at enemies
    • Ionic Drain: Drains energy from the environment to replenish a player's health while damaging surrounding enemies
  • New Gear: Players can earn new gear sets, including the Zoom-inspired set for villains, and the Black Lightning-inspired set for heroes
  • New Characters: Encounter new DC Universe characters, including Livewire, Black Lightning, The Top, The Trickster, Static and more.

DC Universe Online's Lightning Strikes DLC pack is accessible for free for the game's Legendary members. For Free and Premium players, the DLC is available for $9.99 USD from the PlayStation Network Store, the in-game Marketplace, and on the PC from the Web site.

F1 2011 (3DS)

Whether players are looking for a quick Formula One fix or want to build their own career from rookie to FIA Formula One Drivers' World Champion, F1 2011 for Nintendo 3DS immerses players in the world's fastest sport. F1 2011 features all the official teams, drivers and circuits from the thrilling 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Gamers can compete for motorsport's ultimate prize across a full season, enter an individual Grand Prix, jump into Time Trial mode or take on the new Challenge mode which is perfect for portable racing.

Players can also compete on the go across a range of multiplayer modes. Up to four players can race in a Grand Prix or go head-to-head in Time Trials while you can also team up with a friend in the cooperative career mode. The race experience can be tailored across solo and multiplayer modes by adjusting race distance, tuning the car, choosing from a range of driving aids and selecting tyre, fuel and weather options.

Face Racers: Photo Finish (3DS)

Face Racers: Photo Finish is an arcade kart racing game that lets you take photos with your Nintendo 3DS camera and place them on the face of your custom 3D racer, putting you into the game! Players can choose from hundreds of different options to create and personalize their avatars, karts, power-ups and even billboards along the 20 varied tracks.

Key Features:

  • Put your face onto your own racer
  • Customize your racer, karts and billboards with your Nintendo 3DS camera
  • Use standard controls or try the 3DS gyroscope control
  • Tons of power-ups like the "In Your Face Taunt" and "Triple Missiles"
  • Supports single- and multiplayer (for up to four players) kart racing action
  • Race through 20 exotic track locations like Ghost Ship and Outer Space

Face Racers: Photo Finish is available for the MSRP of $29.99.

Final Fantasy VI (PSN)

Final Fantasy VI focuses on a group of rebels as they seek to overthrow an imperial dictatorship.

Final Fantasy VI is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available on PlayStation Network for $9.99.

Fortune Street (Wii)

If you work hard, invest your money and make smart choices, soon you'll make a bundle on Fortune Street. The virtual board game invites players of all ages to try something new: navigating the stock and real estate markets to maximize their wealth and take control of the board.

The game lets players choose from more than 20 characters from different worlds. Mario, Princess Peach and Bowser represent the Mushroom Kingdom, while Angelo, Bianca and Slime are some of the available Dragon Quest characters. Players can also opt to play as their own Mii characters and can even choose custom clothing and accessories.

Players move around one of more than 15 game boards based on popular Mushroom Kingdom and Dragon Quest locales. They buy shops and collect symbols that can be traded in at the bank for promotion and gold. When other players land on a shop, the owner collects a shopping fee. When players own all of the shops in one district, the property value goes up and so do the shopping fees.

Up to four players can compete at once. Even players who are far away can join in the fun. As long as all players have a copy of the game, they can get together via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Nano Assault (3DS)

Nano Assault is a 3D shoot-'em-up based in a cellular world that tasks players to stop the deadly Nanostray virus from spreading and contaminating all of human civilization.

Nano Assault challenges players through 32 twisted cell stages and dark worlds with rugged landscapes that adjust in difficulty based upon the player's skill level. Prepare yourself to take on and defeat extreme nemeses including the Black Nucleus, Hyper Blobs and Spore Plants using powerful beams, energetic bombs and other unlockable assault weapons.

Nano Assault for the Nintendo 3DS is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and older" and is available for the MSRP of $29.99.

Time of Fury (PC)

In World War II, every single aspect of war was crucial: from troop movements to supply, from logistics to diplomacy, from innovation to careful use of terrain. Many games have tried to replicate the depth and complexity of this global conflict and only a few have managed to provide an all-around experience.

Time of Fury spans the whole war in Europe and gives players the opportunity to control all types of units, ground, air and naval. Each player will also be able to pick a single country or selection of countries and fight his way against either the AI or in multiplayer in hotseat or Play by E-Mail. The game uses Slitherine's PBEM++ server system.

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