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Monday, March 28, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 28, 2011 @ 1:30 p.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 ...

Bust-a-Move Universe (3DS)

The popular Bust-A-Move puzzle series returns in a whole new 3-D universe of puzzles to solve. Bust-A-Move Universe offers fans vibrant 3-D effects and enhanced features for hours of non-stop bubble-popping fun.

Features

  • Endless Bubble-Popping Fun: Clear round after round in Puzzle Mode with its explosive boss battles, or take on 100-second, 300-second or Nonstop Bubbles in Challenge Mode
  • Simple Gameplay Mechanics: Shoot, connect and burst bubbles of the same color
  • Full 3-D Effects: Engaging gameplay in a vibrant, 3-D universe
  • Familiar Cast: Iconic characters Bub and Bob are instantly recognized by gamers as the heroes of Bust-A-Move and Bubble Bobble

Bust-A-Move Universe is available for the suggested price of $29.99. Bust-A-Move Universe is rated "E" (Everyone).

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (3DS)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D uses a unique 'Player' camera, shadowing the player's every movement, right in the middle of the unfolding match. By utilizing the 3D capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS to visually ascertain how far away a teammate is, players can make more instinctive long passes and dynamic movement as they watch their teammates make runs and moves into open space. The incredible use of depth and distance perception provides an amazing level of control that the series is famed for, with searching passes, one-two plays, deft close control, and rising volleys, all shown to stunning effect. The game's AI also ensures that players not only look identical to their real-life counterparts, but move and react like them too. Additionally, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D features play-by-play commentary enhancing the match atmosphere for a more exciting soccer experience.

Players can play as one of 60 National and 136 Club teams and lead them to fame. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D also features exclusive use of the UEFA Champions League™, the game's greatest club competition, while players can also build their own team of budding stars and lead them to glory in the world famous Master League. Utilizing the all-new Nintendo 3DS technology, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D supports local wireless play for two Nintendo 3DS users to compete against each other. Also in StreetPass™ mode, the hardware senses when another Master League team is in the vicinity, and will compare the strength of each side, their respective strategies, stats, and will then award a win to the stronger side. Users who are not familiar with controller buttons can enjoy playing the game in this way. Those with a strong win rate on StreetPass will be promoted to an upper StreetPass standing until they reach the ultimate ranking - the UEFA Champions League. Similarly, as users play more and more using StreetPass, the game will unlock Classic players and teams, allowing successful users to create the most impressive playing squad!

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is available on Nintendo 3DS for $39.99.

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (3DS)

The acclaimed fighting style and gameplay mechanics, for which the series is known, are back and perfected for the 3DS with additional features for both hardcore and new player alike. Included are a dynamic over-the-shoulder cinematic camera and fully customizable accessible control schemes that help break down the walls of entry. What's more, players can choose from 35 playable characters including classic warriors like Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li, as well as newcomers like Juri and Hakan, to battle friends across the world courtesy of enhanced, online multiplayer features. The Nintendo StreetPass functionality also brings a new collectible figurine battle component to the franchise.

Utilizing all the Nintendo 3DS connectivity features, players can compete in both local and online multiplayer Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition battles. Battle or watch matches as a spectator, with up to eight other players courtesy of Live! Channel mode. Alternatively, players can take advantage of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service and battle others one-on-one in Internet match mode. Players can even send game data to another Nintendo 3DS system via Download Play mode, enabling two-player matches using just one Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition game card.

As players bid for victory in Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, they can play in PRO mode or utilize the new Lite control scheme, which assigns shortcuts for hard to execute moves on the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen. Massive combos can easily be achieved with the touch of a finger, a useful tool for players new to the Street Fighter series. Experienced players may prefer PRO mode, where all the combos have to be executed the hardcore way, but with four more buttons to assign combinations of buttons.

Another new introduction to the Street Fighter franchise is Figurine Mode, which employs the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass feature to add a collectible meta-game. Players collect bottle-cap figurines from the Street Fighter characters, each with various attributes (Level, Health Points, Attack power, etc.). They then select a total of five figurines from their collection, which will automatically fight other players’ five figurines via StreetPass chance encounter. When winning a StreetPass chance encounter, the gamer will receive exclusive Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition in-game currency and rewards.

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