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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 10, 2011 @ 5:45 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 ...

Brink (PS3/X360/PC)

Brink, an immersive first-person shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allows you to develop your character playing alone, with your friends, and against others online. Featuring dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system, Brink lets you choose your side, Security or Resistance, as you engage in heated battle for control of the Ark. Once an experimental, self-sufficient and 100% "green" habitat, the Ark is now home to the original founders, their descendants, and thousands of refugees made homeless by the rapid rise of the Earth's oceans.

Decide the combat role you want to assume as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge, one that is on the brink of all-out civil war.

Brink is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

Dream Trigger 3D (3DS)

Dream Trigger has a combination of over 50 captivating stages that feature stunning visuals and explosive 3D action. Dream Trigger 3D is designed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system and is played by one or two players in a frenetic combination of color and light mixed with a dynamic multi-track musical score. The visuals provide an unparalleled immersive experience as players use sonar bombs to destroy and detect enemies, dodge attacks, and move through a variety of layered environments that burst seamlessly off the screen. Ultimately, each player is to be the "fixer of dreams" and end nightmarish attacks forever before being consumed completely.

Dream Trigger 3D is rated "E" by the ESRB and is available at the suggested retail price of $39.95.

The First Templar (X360/PC)

The First Templar is a cooperative action adventure game, set in a dark and gritty portrayal of the late 13th Century during the Crusade where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and once noble knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.

Follow the path of two unlikely heroes on their search for the Holy Grail. The young French Templar Celian teams up with the noble lady and proclaimed heretic Marie to unveil a grand conspiracy within the Order of the Knights Templar. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn including the Saracen, King Philip of France and the Holy Inquisition.

The First Templar offers a captivating campaign that can be enjoyed alone or cooperatively with a friend. When playing solo, the player can switch freely between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game's AI. At any time, a second player may join in and take control of the second hero.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (NDS/3DS/PSP/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game re-creates the action, adventure and memorable moments of the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology in LEGO form, incorporating the humor of LEGO minifigures and fantastic worlds built from LEGO bricks and elements for players to explore. Players take on the role of more than 70 characters from the movies and experience all the pirate adventure, irreverent humor and amazing creatures of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, including the upcoming fourth film, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Throughout the game, players will explore environments from the highly acclaimed movie series in more than 20 levels. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game features two-player Cooperative mode and Freeplay mode, which let players return to levels to discover new treasures.

The Nintendo 3DS version has special features designed to take advantage of the capabilities of the new handheld system. "Pirate Duel" mode allows players to cross swords with nearby Nintendo 3DS owners using the StreetPass feature. With StreetPass, the Nintendo 3DS automatically detects and communicates with other Nintendo 3DS systems. When an encounter with another Nintendo 3DS is initiated, "Pirate Duel" pits the players against each other in a battle where they will select from a series of attacks and blocks to be utilized by their LEGO pirates. Players can participate in duels to earn Play Coins that will unlock and allow them to use new characters. By winning duels, players also gain experience points, allowing them to move up the ranks and gain new rewards including extra health, new moves, new titles and extra characters.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and can be purchased for $49.99 on consoles (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3), $39.99 on Nintendo 3DS and $29.99 for PC, Nintendo DS and PSP system.

MX vs. ATV Alive (PS3/X360)

MX vs. ATV Alive is the most realistic incarnation of the franchise, due in large part to upgrades made to the game's physics engine. The newly added bar-to-bar functionality allows for more bone-jarring, intense collisions between riders. A leveling system enables players to evolve and upgrade their rider via an experience system which awards points for position, jumps, passes, and other variables. Along with including more than 50 professional riders, other franchise features have returned including track deformation and the Rider Reflex control system.

The game's innovation doesn't end with its development, as MX vs. ATV Alive also features a new digital download strategy. Players will be able to download free digital items and purchase new content, including vehicles featuring real-life racing brands such as Yamaha, Suzuki, and KTM.

MX vs. ATV Alive is available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for a suggested retail price of $39.99 (U.S.).

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus (NDS)

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 Over the Nexus' deep story mode takes place in Crash Town, the abandoned and desolate town in which players helm the main character in an adventure to travel their way back to New Domino City. Time is of the essence as their perilous travels are all in hopes to make it back in time to compete in the World Racing Grand Prix. This is the Olympics of dueling where only the best of the best compete in some of the most intense dueling ever seen!

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 Over the Nexus is crafted to cater to the duelist in every player, giving them new features and game play mechanics designed to make duels richer (with more than 4,200 playable cards) and enhance the competitive dueling.

Key Features:

  • Multiplayer: Battle anyone, anywhere, anytime via Wi-Fi connection and compete in weekly duel championships each with new rules and live leader boards!
  • Replay: Replay has been added, giving duelists the chance to save a duel and review it again to see where they had the most success or lost! Even see what moves the computer made!
  • Deck Diagnostics: The Deck Diagnostics tool continues to give players instant feedback by offering players the chance to evaluate their decks and create better hands for dueling.
  • Duel Puzzle Editor: The Duel Puzzle Editor allows players to post questions and answers via Wi-Fi connection while gaining points and rankings.
  • Tutorials: Beginning duelists can jump right into the game with the all new in-game Tutorial that includes instructions in deck structuring and coaching tools to make the best "next move."

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 Over the Nexus is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available on Nintendo DS for the SRP of $29.99. Each game comes packaged with three exclusive trading cards.

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