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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 19, 2011 @ 12:30 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 ...

Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PS3/X360)

When a Mexican drug cartel bombs a US law enforcement agency, the US government puts together a special task force to bring them down. Enter LAPD cop Ben McCall, DEA agent Eddie Guerra and FBI agent Kim Evans, each of whom bring their own special skills, personal demons and unique story to the game. As one of these protagonists, players will fight to dismantle the Cartel through the streets of Los Angeles to Ciudad Juarez.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel features an intense campaign experience that can be enjoyed with up to two friends; partake in punitive raids, tough interrogations, car chases and more. Adding depth to the three-player cooperative mode is the new "co-opetition" system. A mix of "cooperation" and "competition," co-opetition has players not only working together, but also against each other in secret missions and challenges. Players who successfully complete these tasks are rewarded experience points that can be used to level up and unlock more powerful weapons. Expose a partner's dirty secret and the spoils are yours!

he game also includes two multiplayer modes that are full of exciting features to provide an all-encompassing experience. Team Death Match pits cops against criminals. This mode has a host of rewards and challenges that put a strong emphasis on teamwork. Objective-based Mode is a mission-driven struggle in which two sides fight to complete a series of goals. Both modes can accommodate up to 12 players for six versus six matches.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is rated M for Mature and carries an MSRP of $59.99.

Fast Draw Showdown (PSN)

When it comes to fast draw, there are only two types of people: the quick ... and the dead! Now you have the chance to find out where you stand, or lie, as the case may be. Go up against the best quick draws in the business, including one of the world's fastest, Wes Flowers. Unholster your PlayStation Move motion controller and show 'em all who the fastest draw really is.

One by one, you'll get to take out these vicious gunslingers, and start climbing the worldwide online Leaderboards. You can also bring a friend along to play Quickdraw and Showdown multiplayer modes and see which one of you really has the fastest hands in the west. As you begin to show the townspeople who the best in the west really is, you'll be awarded with exclusive western clothing to outfit your PlayStation Home avatar.

Key Features:

  • 720p HD Remastered Video
  • Online Leaderboards
  • Exclusive Fast Draw PlayStation Home Rewards
  • Trophy Support
  • PlayStation Move Required
  • All-New Scoring System

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSN)

In days long past, the War of the Lions rent the land of Ivalice in two. It is here that two young men of note first step onto history's stage. The first is Delita Heiral, the hero who would draw the curtain on the War of the Lions, this dark act of Ivalice's history. The other, whose role is now forgotten, is a man by the name of Ramza Beoulve. Peer through the eyes of these two young men and uncover the secrets that lie hidden within history's darkened folds.

Key Features:

  • Final Fantasy turns tactical: experience strategic, turn-based combat on battlefields brought to life with breathtaking art and stunning visual effects.
  • Customize your characters – with 22 jobs and over 400 abilities to choose from, the range of tactical options open to you in combat is truly astounding.
  • Uncover secret truths hidden within a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal, heresy, love and heroism.
  • Recruit legendary Square Enix characters to your party, including Balthier from FINAL FANTASY XII and Cloud from Final Fantasy VII.
  • Watch key scenes unfold through gorgeous, cutting-edge animation.
  • Immerse yourself in a captivating score from Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata, the composers of Final Fantasy XII.
  • Fight against your friends in wireless melee, or team up with them for co-op missions.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is rated T and available on PSN for $9.99.

Limbo (PSN)

Limbo tasks players with navigating dark forests, trap-filled buildings, and stormy cities brought to life with stunning hand-drawn visuals. They must be quick, clever, and fearless if they want to survive their journey and unravel the mysteries at Limbo's sinister heart.

Limbo is available for download on the PlayStation Network in North America for $14.99. The title will also be available for download on the PlayStation Network in Europe and Asia starting tomorrow, July 20, and in Japan on August 4. As a one-year birthday bonus, Sony is giving PlayStation Plus subscribers the chance to grab a copy of the game at a 20% discount for the next two weeks.

Mortal Kombat: Rain DLC (PS3/X360)

Joining the already-released downloadable combatants Skarlet and Kenshi, Rain is the third of four new downloadable warriors and comes with a unique move set, an arcade ladder story ending and two brutal fatalities. Rain is available on Microsoft Xbox Live for 400 Microsoft points ($5 USD) or for download as a part of the Season Pass program or for $4.99 on PlayStation Network. Additionally, available today is a free compatibility pack featuring two klassic skins: Mortal Kombat 2-inspired Jade and Kitana.

SNK NEOGEO Station Classics Part 2 (PSN)

NEOGEO Station is a commemorative project that allows players to enjoy the many classic fighting, action, sports and other NEOGEO titles released after 1990, exclusively on the PlayStation 3 and PSP systems.

The King of Fighters '95 and Baseball Stars 2 comprise the second set of downloadable game titles for NEOGEO Station.

The King of Fighters '95
The legendary SNK Dream Versus Battle is back with this 2nd installment full of improvements! KOF'95 is the start of the Orochi Saga, a new story in which Kyo Kusanagi is the main protagonist. His sworn enemy, Iori Yagami, appears for the first time, so charismatic and stylish that he could overshadow Kyo Kusanagi!

Baseball Stars 2
This sports game recreates a powerful arcade-style baseball with over-the-top animations like bench-clearing brawls. With its Auto Operation Mode for beginners, magic Power Bat Mode, and the Special Players introduced by the team's owner, Baseball Stars 2 is full of exciting moments.

Supreme Ruler: Cold War (PC)

The future of the world is at stake. We need you.

The Korean War looms, the Arms Race intensifies, the Berlin Crisis leads to the formation of NATO, and the world anticipates a new World War. The tension and uncertainty of the Cold War is unbearable.

Now is the time to choose which faction you will control and which strategies you will employ to safeguard your way of life and that of your country's. As leader of the United States or the Soviet Union, you must make the correct decisions to successfully navigate your country through this dangerous historical era.

Supreme Ruler: Cold War is available on all major digital download portals with the suggested retail price of $29.99 USD.

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