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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 6, 2011 @ 1:00 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 ...

Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do (X360)

Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do features five theme-park alleyways — from Coaster Corner to Whirligig Way — housing 20 colorful midway games and attractions. Players of all ages can compete against friends and family as they go for the Knockout Punch against a heavy bag that fights back, twist their body in Crash Test Dummy, leap into a space-age journey in Rocket to Mars, catch coins while roller-coasting down Gold Rush Mountain and much more.

Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do also features midway classics that are completely re-imagined to be controller-free for Kinect for Xbox 360, including Alley Ball, Strength Test, Court King and Wheel of Chance. All manner of interactive prizes and surprises await players, such as animated pet dragons, robot cowboys and flying bears.

The experience is enhanced as gamers challenge each other playing as their Xbox Avatars. In addition, tickets can be redeemed to acquire a wide variety of outfits, including Ninja, Swashbuckler, Viking and Wild West costumes. A special Carnival Games' avatar collection will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace featuring a stylish array of Barker accessories, and the game will be enhanced with downloadable content in the future.

As no family game night is complete without snacks, Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do includes a coupon for a free package of Jolly Time popcorn, redeemable at retailers throughout North America, and a recipe for Monkey Barker Popcorn Pops.

Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do has been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

Darkest Hour (PC)

Darkest Hour is a standalone Hearts of Iron Grand Strategy game developed by a team of experienced modders from the Paradox forum.

Emphasizing Paradox Interactive's strategy of promoting outstanding development talent from within their modding community, Darkest Hour features a mixture of multiple length single player campaigns set against the backdrop of the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of World War I up to onset of the Cold War in the late 1940's, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to 32 players.

Darkest Hour also introduces a new Artificial Intelligence that is now able to react and adapt to hundreds of different situations simultaneously, implementing a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.

Darkest Hour is a digital download only title with a recommended price of $9.99/€9.99/£7.99.

Karaoke Revolution: Volume 2 (Wii)

Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 features an all-new musical lineup with 20 of GLEE's greatest hits and show moments from part two of Season One.

Players will return to the mic to perform alongside Rachel, Kurt, Mercedes, and all of their favorite characters from the award-winning show for the chance to sing to unforgettable GLEE performances, including show smashing hits such as "Gives You Hell," "Bad Romance," "Total Eclipse of the Heart," "Like a Virgin," "Dream On," and more. New faces also make their Karaoke Revolution debut, including Bryan Ryan (played by Neil Patrick Harris) and local heartthrob, Jesse St. James (played by Jonathan Groff). The game also features extended performances and exclusive clips from the show, along with never-before-seen show moments.

Players can reach new achievements through Scrap Book mode, collecting unlockable items to enhance the competitive element. The newly added vibrato indicator will help you develop your singing ability as you belt out hard hitting notes! Interactive Multiplayer modes allow up to four players to join in on the fun by competing in Shooting Star Mode while their friends are singing on the mic. Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 features the franchise's proprietary voice recognition technology, which accurately recognizes and scores vocal pitch and rhythm.

Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 for the Wii is available for the SRP of $49.99 and comes bundled with a microphone.

Ship Simulator Extremes - Ferry Pack DLC (PC)

The Ship Simulator Extremes Ferry Pack DLC allows virtual captains to command five different ferries, giving them full control as they sail through many of the world's most popular ferry routes, and also adds a new campaign with 10 new missions to the original Ship Simulator Extremes. Whether it be for cargo or public transit, the new Ship Simulator Extremes Ferry Pack DLC will give the most veteran of seafarers a challenge and will ensure hours of additional gameplay.

The Ferry Pack DLC is available for $14.99/€14.99.

Key Features:

  • 5 new Ferry types (Fast, Channel, River, etc.) available in Campaign, Free Roam and Multiplayer mode.
  • Ferry specific gameplay: Ferry ramp & door opening for loading/unloading, Directional switch for two-ender ferries, etc.
  • New Ferry campaign featuring 10 missions all over the world
  • Ferry mission functionality added to the Mission Editor, allowing for creation and sharing of Ferry specific missions

Spiral Knights (PC)

Spiral Knights offers players classic, console-style adventuring in a persistent world. Spiral Knights is completely free-to-play, meaning that anybody who dares to face the perils of these dungeons, whether alone or with a group of up to three other friends, can start their journey to the core of the Clockworks right now.

Spiral Knights pits players against the creatures of Cradle, where they must fight to survive by scavenging materials from the ever-changing worlds beneath the surface.

Key Features:

  • A constantly changing world brought to life in a vibrant, retro-inspired visual style
  • Intuitive pick-up-and-play controls (including both mouse-only and gamepad control)
  • Opportunities for players to create guilds, craft new gear, and customize the looks and abilities of their characters
  • Easy matchmaking for co-op mayhem with parties of up to four players
  • Gear and weapons upgradeable through adventuring or through the purchase of Crystal Energy

Players can download and play Spiral Knights for free by visiting

Stacking - The Lost Hobo DLC (PSN/XBLA)

In The Lost Hobo King, Charlie travels to the kingdom of Camelfoot to help his hobo friend Levi with an important family matter. Levi's uncle Rufus, heir to the throne, may only take his rightful place if the lost crown can be found. To recover the fragmented crown, Charlie must use his unique talents to overcome several tests of valor left by the ancient hobo mystics. It is only then that the ancient crown can be re-forged, Rufus crowned, and the fractured hobo people united under one sardine can.

Key Features:

  • An all-new storyline sprinkled with Double Fine's signature charm;
  • A fully realized environment to explore – the lost hobo kingdom of Camelfoot;
  • Several new challenges, each with multiple solutions;
  • More than 15 new unique dolls, each with new abilities;
  • A new set of mischief making hi-jinks to discover and enjoy;
  • New achievements and trophies to earn.

The Lost Hobo King is available for the suggested price of 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and $4.99 on PlayStation Network.

StarDrone (PSN)

From a top-down perspective, players pilot their Drone across the galaxy, collecting pieces of Equilibrix in order to restore the balance of the universe and stop the expansion of evil G-Noids.

Compatible with the DualShock 3 controller but also designed with a special control scheme for the PlayStation Move Motion Controller and featuring stereoscopic 3DTV support, StarDrone is a combination of high-speed physics and pinball action, with strategic elements of break-out and object collection. To add to the challenging gameplay, the Drone is always in motion, and the more stellar matter collected, the faster it travels at the speed of light. Gather enough momentum and enter into Comet Rush, where the Drone is impervious to all enemies and obstacles. Explore the level to find key power-ups and earn more points that will ultimately let you compete against the world on the StarDrone leaderboard.

StarDrone is available now for PlayStation 3 for $7.99/€7.99 and $4.99/€4.99 for PlayStation Plus accounts.

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