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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 1, 2011 @ 7:00 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 ...

Rift (PC)

In Rift, the world of Telara is under siege from eight primal forces after the magical ward protecting the planet shatters. Joining either the technomagical Defiant or divinely-appointed Guardians, players assume the role of an Ascended hero brought back from the dead to fight the planar invaders and save Telara. Featuring an innovative class-building system, massive dynamic battles in an ever-changing world, and incredible social gameplay, Rift enters the online gaming arena as the new gold-standard in MMORPGs.

"Rift offers the most exciting, most social, most dynamic online gameplay today," said Lars Buttler, CEO of Trion Worlds. "Our amazing development team has created an incredibly polished and complete MMORPG that carefully builds upon and then improves winning features that gamers love. Those features are then topped off with unprecedented freedom of choice and epic social events in an ever-evolving world of dynamic conflict."

Rift is now on sale at select North American retail and digital outlets, and will be available in Australia on Wednesday, March 2nd, pan-European countries on Thursday, March 3rd, and in the UK on Friday, March 4th. The Standard Edition, Digital Collector's Edition, and Retail Collector's Edition of the game sell for $49.99, $59.99 and $79.99 USD, as well as digital download.

The standard monthly subscription rate for the game will be $14.99 USD. Trion is also offering a limited-time "Founder's Pricing" plan, featuring a $9.99 USD per month price for a multi-month subscription.

Fight Night Champion (PS3/X360)

Fight Night Champion is an intense and deep new mature experience that builds on the rich legacy of the Fight Night series

Fight Night Champion features new gameplay innovation that delivers the rawness and brutality of the most realistic boxing simulation ever created. The title is packed with a deep menu of new modes and features, including: the all-new cinematic, narrative-driven Champion Mode; more than 50 licensed boxers including Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao; Full Spectrum Punch Control; the deepest career mode yet, Online Gyms, and much more.

"The EA SPORTS Fight Night franchise has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in sports videogames, from ushering in the new console generation in 2006 with Fight Night Round 3, to Fight Night Round 4 which introduced real world physics to the franchise two years ago," said Dale Jackson, General Manager, Fighting, EA SPORTS. "Fight Night Champion advances the critically-acclaimed series with genre-defining new gameplay innovation, a deep feature set and an all new type of experience for the EA SPORTS gamer."

Champion Mode brings cinematic storytelling to the Fight Night franchise and is the first such story mode in EA SPORTS history. Written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Will Rokos, Champion Mode allows players to step into the shoes of up-and-coming middleweight prospect, Andre Bishop, as he discovers that the road to becoming a champion in professional boxing is one that is filled with corruption, personal struggle and more than just what happens between the ropes.

Fight Night Champion also introduces a host of gameplay improvements. The refined punching system, dubbed "Full Spectrum Punch Control", brings the most accessible and responsive controls ever to a Fight Night title. A new anaerobic stamina system tracks individual muscle groups separately, punishing a player's overdependence on a single punch and encourages combination punching and diligent stamina management. In addition, improved visuals, multiple control schemes, realistic damage, boxer-specific animations and multiple stun states round out the key gameplay improvements players will experience in Fight Night Champion.

Fight Night Champion, rated M for Mature (16+ PEGI), is available for the Xbox 360 and the PS3.

Rango The Videogame (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360)

Rango The Videogame is an action-adventure game inspired by the forthcoming Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies animated feature film, Rango in theaters on March 4th. Set in the gritty, Wild West town of Dirt and filled with wily and whimsical characters, Rango The Videogame invites players to continue on Rango's wild journey with all new tall tales, brimming with intense action and outlandish scenarios inspired by the movie.

"Rango's fondness for telling tall tales allowed us to push the limits in creating new adventures for players of all ages to enjoy," said Thomas Lesinski, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment. "We worked closely with the Rango filmmaking team on a unique game storyline and integrating stunning visuals from the film to create a game that delivers a great variety of game play that has already impressed the critics."

Rango The Videogame lets players explore a wide variety of environments featured within and beyond the film and challenges them to achieve near-impossible feats as they work to uncover a plot that threatens the entire population of Dirt. Along the way, players will encounter Zombie rodents, Alien spaceships and even an 8-bit shootout inside an arcade machine.

This family-friendly title captures the spirit and humor of the movie, with an extended storyline that goes beyond the vivid world of Dirt.

Some of the features include:

  • Rango's All New Tall Tales – Play as the quick-thinking chameleon Rango, the best Sheriff the town of Dirt has ever known, and explore a variety of new missions and environments that expand beyond those seen in the film.
  • Ride Roadrunners and Desert Bats – Speed through the desert atop these unconventional chariots as players engage in extraordinary acrobatic gunplay and more.
  • Interact with the Dirtonians – From a group of mariachi birds that provide color commentary to a gang of wild rabbits, the townsfolk of Dirt will provide no shortage of fun and entertainment.
  • Wild West Action and Adventure – Face hordes of hostile zombie rodents as you show the town who's boss in good, old-fashioned shootouts where fists are flyin' and spurs are shinin.'

Rango The Videogame is ESRB rated "E" for Everyone on Nintendo DS, and "E10+" on Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 (PEGI Rated 7 in Europe).

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