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Friday, June 24, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 24, 2011 @ 1:56 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 ...

Alpha Polaris(PC)

In the midst of the snowfields of Greenland lies Alpha Polaris, an American oil research station. High above, the ion storm of the century is gathering, bringing about a strange intermixing of reality and night terrors. It is up to Rune Knudsen, a Norwegian biologist, to take on a desperate struggle against fear and death, and to face the primordial force lurking beyond the veiled sky.

Main features:

  • Mature, character-driven storyline
  • Streamlined point & click interface
  • Puzzles are an integral part of the story
  • 3D characters in beautiful, pre-rendered scenes
  • 1280 x 800 widescreen resolution
  • Expressive, hand-drawn dialogue portraits
  • Atmospheric soundscape including original soundtrack

The game is available now as a digital download ($19.95).

Back to the Future: The Game Ep. 5, "Outatime" (PC)

Set time circuits for today, June 24 and hit 88mph because Telltale's epic season of time traveling action and excitement reaches its density. Back to the Future: The Game Episode 5, "Outatime" has arrived for digital download on PC and Mac!

This last episode in the series is the biggest yet as the time stream stands on the brink of disaster and movie legend Michael J. Fox joins the cast in a special guest appearance playing two characters that will thrill fans.

Join Marty (voiced by phenomenal talent AJ LoCascio) as he races to set right the events of his time jumping misadventures and rectify the complications of the past in order to restore 1986 as he knows it. Get set for fast paced action, fun puzzles and a stunning conclusion that will have Back to the Future fans excited beyond words!

Fans that have yet to pick up the series can download the first episode free of charge for PC and Mac from www.telltalegames.com.  iPad owners can also download the first episode free of charge via the iTunes AppStore for a limited time.

Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale (PC)

In Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale, players are summoned by a mysterious mage and given the duty of defending their homeland as Rezlus, an evil Zhentarim Cleric looks to bring the power of the Black Lord Bane to Daggerdale. Restore order to the Dalelands by unlocking the secrets of the Mines of Tethyamar, defeating the evil within the treacherous Tower of the Void, leading to the final confrontation with Rezlus himself.

Players can take on the role of the melee expert Human Fighter, the quick and nimble Elven Rogue, the master of the arcane arts Halfling Wizard, and the powerful divine Dwarven Cleric. Gamers use intuitive pick-up-and-play combat combined with a wide assortment of weapons, feats and powers to defeat a wide range of deadly enemies. Players can level their character, unlocking three tiers of powers, and an extensive list of feats to create a truly unique character. As the player levels, they can add additional attribute points to their ability scores, further enhancing the performance of the character. The action-packed RPG gameplay allows for solo and co-op play for up to four players.

Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale carries a suggested Windows PC download price of $14.99.

Jewel Legends: Tree of Life (NDS)

The latest match-3 title in the Jewel series boasts over 100 levels with over 32 trophies available for players to accrue. The Hods, magical creatures, pure of heart, live around the sacred Tree of Life, where time ceases to exist. Alas, appearances can be deceiving, as the incessant greed of a dark demon once damned the Hods to a life of secrecy. Now, finally, new hope is stirring: Rebuild the world of the Hods and help the Tree of Life attain its former glory.

Using building materials, jewels and other valuables, switch out adjacent symbols to build rows of three or more of the same symbol. The valuables will help you to build marvelous structures for the Hods, such as Bath House Blubberpot, the Mushroom Farm and the Fountain of Wonder. Players can also check out bonus game modes and collect trophies.

Trenched (XBLA)

Join The Mobile Trench Brigade and protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace in this tower defense shooter. Use a combination of mobile firepower and stationary defenses to turn the tide of war in your favor. Customize your trench with thousands of possible loadouts. March side by side with allies from around the world as you fight your way through Europe, Africa and the Pacific.

Trenched provides a fully immersive battle experience with fully customizable equipment, weapons and emplacements. Earn awards and additional weapons with each victory as you progress and measure your skills against other players online!

Trenched is available on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft points ($15).

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