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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 8, 2011 @ 11:15 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 ...

Armoured and Dangerous (PC)

Although the game can be simply defined as a strategy game that runs on battle tanks, Armoured and Dangerous challenges players to create the best strategy to achieve a goal instead of the gameplay being limited to generic battle actions.

Each tank is designed for a unique set of offensive or defensive actions and can be controlled individually for employing the battle strategy. The player can choose from a pool of five tanks to build a tank unit and strategize to attack and destroy the opponent's tanks and structures. The Campaign unlocks the various features of the games as and when you complete your objectives. The Skirmish allows you play any particular terrain for a quick rush of adrenaline.

Key Features:

  • Unique and unprecedented gameplay: Create your tank squad, command each of them skilfully and squash your opponent's strategy.
  • Highly specialized tank features: Each of the tanks is geared with advanced capabilities like radar scanning, re-fuelling, planting mines, etc., apart from the specialized combat tanks.
  • 24 Immersive environments: Engage in immersive game play in 24 picturesque battlefields, high definition 3D graphics and engrossing music.
  • 3 exciting gameplay modes: Play Capture the Flag, Death Match and Search & Destroy with different objectives and gameplay. Advance your career in Campaign to unlock features or play Skirmish for a honing your tactical skills.
  • Intelligent AI: Challenges your tactical skills in every game. The opponent's strategies adapt every time, keeping you on your toes.

Atari's Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (NDS)

Atari introduced a new era of interactive entertainment throughout the 1970s and 1980s with its addictive arcade games and home gaming system. With Atari's Greatest Hits: Volume 2, each spotlighted game will feature the same pick-up-and-play control scheme as their original arcade and 2600 console, with modern updates to align with the Nintendo DS platform. Up to four-player multiplayer via both DS Download and multi-card play is available for 20 titles, including Combat and Warlords for head-to-head gaming.

Additionally, Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2 features a selection of interviews with Atari founder, Nolan Bushnell, an arcade gallery with arcade games and select arcade game memorabilia. As an added bonus, players can also try out the Atari 400 emulator using the Touch Screen keyboard.

The complete lineup:

  • Atari Arcade Hits:
    Asteroids Deluxe, Black Widow, Crystal Castles, Liberator, Major Havoc, Millipede, Red Baron, Super Breakout and Warlords.
  • Atari 2600 Favorites:
    Backgammon, Basic Programming, Black Jack, Brain Games, Breakout, Casino, Canyon Bomber, Circus Atari, Code Breaker, Combat, Combat Two, Crystal Castles, Demons to Diamonds, Desert Falcon, Double Dunk, Fatal Run, A Game of Concentration, Golf, Maze Craze, Millipede, Night Driver, Off-the-Wall, Quadrun, Realsports Soccer, Radar Lock, Realsports Basketball, Return to Haunted House, Secret Quest, Sentinel, Space War, Star Raiders, Steeplechase, Street Racer, Super Baseball, Super Breakout, Super Football, Video Chess, Video Olympics, Video Pinball, Warlords and Yars' Revenge.

Atari's Greatest Hits: Vol. 2 is rated "E" for Everyone and is available on Nintendo DS for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Dragon Age II (PS3/X360/PC)

Dragon Age II allows gamers to experience the rise to power of Hawke, a refugee who survives the destruction of his homeland, to become the Champion of Kirkwall. Hawke's rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor, with these mysteries being the driving force behind a story that spans an entire decade. Players will experience how the legend unfolds by gathering the deadliest of allies, making tough moral choices, and amassing fame and fortune as they seal their place in history and change the face of the Dragon Age universe forever.

Also available today is "The Exiled Prince," the first downloadable content pack for Dragon Age II. "The Exiled Prince" introduces the noble archer, Sebastian Vael, with players joining him in the middle of his quest to avenge the horrific murder of his family. Sworn to the priesthood as a boy, Sebastian is forced to re-enter the viper's nest of princely politics when his family is brutally murdered, leaving him as the sole-surviving heir. Banding together with Sebastian and his unshakable loyalty and excellent aim, players will choose to either avenge Sebastian's murdered family to reclaim his title or direct his holy vengeance on their own enemies in Kirkwall. Players will also be able to enlist Sebastian as a follower throughout a majority of Dragon Age II. "The Exiled Prince" is available for purchase separately for $6.99 or 560 Microsoft Points.

Dragon Age II is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB and "18+" by the PEGI, and it's available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac.

Major League Baseball 11: The Show (PSP/PS3/PS2)

This year's title promises to provide unparalleled innovation and polish to the sports genre complete with a new Pure Analog Control System for pitching, hitting, and throwing as well as up to four-player offline or online cooperative play. Road to The Show returns with a more robust player creation process and a brand new Player Performance Evaluator that analyzes your approach at the plate or on the mound. MLB 11 The Show also adds stereoscopic 3D functionality in all gameplay modes, PlayStation Move motion controller support within Home Run Derby mode, a new Challenge of the Week online contest with big league prizes, and unmatched stadium realism and ambiance with incredibly detailed graphics and animations that brings the baseball experience to life.

MLB 11 The Show also offers a new Co-op Mode, which allows up to four-player offline or online cooperative play where gamers can split duties covering either the infield or outfield, while also switching off at the plate or choosing the specific batters they'd like to control. Users can play 1 vs. 2, 2 vs. 2, or 2 vs. CPU. Also adding to the competitive fire is MLB 11 The Show's Challenge of the Week—a quick, fast paced 2-3 minute, 1-player, online experience, with leader boards and prizes awarded in three tiers.

For fans who want to take The Show on the road, MLB 11 The Show for PSP and PSPgo systems deliver big baseball action in the palm of your hand by utilizing core gameplay features found in the PS3 system version. MLB 11 The Show is also available for PS2, providing the same authentic baseball experience that fans have come to expect from The Show. Exclusive for PS2 is the unrivaled "Player Creator," providing users with endless possibilities for creating players, including everything down to their player's face using EyeToy. Users can also adjust their personal rituals, swings, and even emotions as they create and place themselves in the heat of a pennant race.

Major League Baseball 2K11 (NDS/Wii/PSP/PS3/PS2/X360/PC)

Major League Baseball 2K11 features a revamped fielding system; Total Control Pitching, that enables pitchers to paint the corners with pinpoint accuracy; Dynamic Player Ratings, that mirror real-life player performances; improved My Player and MLB Today modes; and brand new player models, which provide authenticity like never before.

2K Sports will once again offer the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge and award $1,000,000 to the first eligible person to pitch a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11.

This year's race to perfection will commence on Major League Baseball's Opening Day, April 1, 2011, giving gamers just under a month to practice with the game before embarking on a quest that only 20 pitchers in baseball history have accomplished.

Major League Baseball 2K11 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is available in North America on the Nintendo DS, Wii, PSP, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and PC.

The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay DLC (PC) - Retail[/c]

The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay DLC (PC) - Retail

Barnacle Bay was the first fully downloadable world at The Sims 3 Store, and it became so popular that it's coming to retail store shelves. Barnacle Bay is a themed world full of new locations, such as Goldbeard's Gym, Crowe's Nest Campgrounds, and Hogan's Deep Sea Diner, and exclusive items that allow players to customize their game in all-new ways! The retail bundle includes the Barnacle Bay World, the Buccaneer's Bounty Item Set, and two all-new exclusive staircases.

Discover treasures and uncover mysteries when you take your Sim exploring along the abandoned piers of Founder's Beach. Be sure to double check what relics lie below at Goldbeard Galleon Gallery. If your Sim is not the adventurous type, see who they run into at Hogan's Deep Sea Diner or grab some grub at The Wanderer's Watering Hole and strike up a conversation with your neighbor. Start a new life at Barnacle Bay like the sea faring mates before you, or take it all in during a long vacation. With The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay, you'll find new lots that are ready for moving in or just exploring. Enrich your Sims and their lives in all-new ways with over two dozen exclusive items only available in The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay.

Yoostar 2 (PS3/X360)

A new breed of social gaming for consoles and an ideal party game, Yoostar 2 brings the magic and fun of Hollywood to living rooms everywhere. Using Kinect for Xbox 360 or the PlayStation Eye, players insert themselves into famous movie and TV scenes, starring alongside or in place of their favorite actors. Perform the lines as written in English, Spanish, French, Italian or German, or "flip the script" and deliver a personalized improvisation. Yoostar 2 then scores your performance and lets players share their scene to Facebook, Twitter, Yoostar 2's in-game social portal on Xbox Live online entertainment network and PlayStation Network, or Yoostar.com.

Yoostar 2 is available at retail outlets throughout North America for an MSRP of $49.99.

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