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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 13, 2011 @ 11:30 a.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 ...

Boulder Dash-XL (XBLA)

Boulder Dash's tricky puzzle and dexterity-based gameplay made its debut in the early '80s and continues to entertain its enormous fan base and new players. Boulder Dash-XL brings this classic back with a hot new look. The game's core remains unchanged: in a race against time players must collect sparkling diamonds while besting hordes of enemies, avoiding numerous traps, and keeping an eye out for falling boulders!

Key Features:

  • An updated HD look and feel, featuring 720p graphics
  • 4 new game modes: "Puzzle", "Zen", Time Challenge" and "Retro" in addition to "Arcade"
  • Retro Mode's 25 new Caves use 3D interpretations of the original bitmap graphics from 1984
  • New scoring mechanism adding new excitement and challenges for High Score hunters
  • Four beautiful and varied game worlds
  • Over 150 all-new Caves to explore while battling monsters and grabbing gems
  • Online Ranking Lists/Leaderboards
  • Achievements support

The game features five different game modes and pays tribute to all Boulder Dash fans with its "Retro Mode,", which carefully replicates the look and feel of the original Boulder Dash, released on home computers in 1984.

Retro Mode Features:

  • 25 Caves, following the design guidelines of the original game
  • Caves created solely using the game elements featured in the classic
  • All the classic enemies are there, behaving exactly how they did in 1984
  • Glorious 8bit-Soundtrack
  • Original graphics and characters rendered in real-time 3D

Boulder Dash-XL is available on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft points ($9.99).

Ms. Splosion Man (XBLA)

Follow the adventures of Ms. Splosion Man as she splodes her way free of Big Science and out into the world. Featuring 50 single-player levels and a separate 50-level multiplayer campaign, this sequel to the award-winning Splosion Man brings a host of new gameplay and features like ghost leaderboards, new mechanics, new bosses, extra gameplay modes, and tons of unlockable content.

Ms. Splosion Man retails for 800 Microsoft points ($9.99) and can be found on Xbox Live Arcade.

Section 8: Prejudice - Frontier Colonies Map Pack (XBLA)

The Frontier Colonies Map Pack comes with two new multiplayer maps, Desolation and Overseer. Desolation is a parched desert world haunted by the remains of a failed colonization attempt. Overseer is home to military facilities overlooking a habitable forest valley. Each map is playable in both multiplayer and offline play for all game modes.

The Section 8: Prejudice - Frontier Colonies Map Pack is available for 320 Microsoft points (about $3.99).

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (XBLA)

In this third-person arcade style shooter, players take on the role of an elite Space Marine team sent to assault a giant Ork Kroozer en-route to an Imperial Forge World. Do you have what it takes to take out the Warboss and prevent the WAAAGH!

Players who complete the first mission in Kill Team will unlock the deadly Power Sword weapon for use in multiplayer in the upcoming Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine. Sheathed in a power field, it cuts through armor and flesh alike and features unique animations, combos and damage output.

Kill Team allows players to choose from four unique classes, including ranged specialists the Sternguard Veteran and Techmarine, and more melee-focused classes like the Vanguard Veteran and Librarian. With two-player same screen cooperative play, multiple weapon upgrades and six iconic Space Marine chapters to select from, Kill Team is a must-play for fans of Warhammer 40,000.

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team is available on Xbox Live for 800 Microsoft points ($9.99). The title will launch on Playstation Network later this summer.

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