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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2011 @ 4:16 a.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 ...

de Blob 2 (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360)

The revolution will be colorized as everyone's favorite ball of paint Blob returns to bring color and music back to your world in de Blob 2.

de Blob 2 is an adventure as fraught with danger as it is irresistible charm. Lead Blob and his sassy robot sidekick Pinky in a sidesplitting journey to liberate the bustling metropolis Prisma City from Comrade Black, an evil dictator bent on removing color, music, creativity, tasty foods, and general overall happiness from the world.

Set immediately after the liberation of Chroma City in the original de Blob on the Nintendo Wii, de Blob 2 expands on its award-winning gameplay with dozens of new powerups, mind-bending platforming puzzles, and, of course, a rocking soundtrack. Making his high-definition and 3D debut on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Blob is back and ready to paint the town.

With the all new co-op multiplayer mode, recruit a friend to set off together on an action-packed adventure where your own creativity brings the world to life. de Blob 2 is a creative evolution driven by your imagination.

de Blob 2 is rated E10+ and is available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $39.99 on Wii, and $29.99 on DS.

Hard Corps: Uprising (XBLA)

Hard Corps: Uprising follows the soldier, Bahamut, as he begins to rise in strength and write his legend. Multiple game modes allow seasoned pros to show off their skills and enable genre neophytes to reach victory.

Rising Mode affords new players the opportunity to earn points by overcoming enemies while under the protection of the life gauge system. Superior players will feel right at home in Arcade Mode, modeled after the classic run-and-gun aesthetic. Playing solo or co-op, players will have to prove their expertise by finding numerous achievements and avoiding sudden death. Players all over the world can also link up via Online Co-Op Mode to view rankings, achievements and leader boards. Hard Corps: Uprising features challenging new levels, numerous power-up patterns and epic bosses. In addition, Rising Mode features a multitude of power-ups and skills, and additional content such as characters, wallpapers and avatar outfits, will be available for download.

Hard Corps: Uprising is now available for 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade. Downloadable characters Harley Daniels and Sayuri will be 200 Microsoft Points each.

Radiant Historia (NDS)

In Radiant Historia, players travel through time and rewrite history to the way it should be," said Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales.

Channeling the heart and soul of fan favorite 16-bit RPG classics, Radiant Historia combines a unique position-based battle system, intricate hand-drawn details, and one of the best soundtracks in recent memory as it takes gamers on a steampunk adventure back and forth through time. The piano selections offered on the music CD, which is a free extra for every launch copy, offer a beautifully serene rendition of Yoko Shimomura's grand soundtrack.

The UnderGarden (PSN)

The UnderGarden is a beautiful underground world filled with strange life forms, physics-based puzzles and plenty of hidden secrets. The vibrant world comes alive and music evolves as players traverse through the game, pollinating flora. With local co-operative gameplay, players can chill out and work together to solve puzzles and explore the world. The UnderGarden offers 14 different levels of modern exploration filled with brain teasing physics and eco-friendly puzzles that evoke an emotional response to the beauty and calm of this underwater oasis.

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