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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 5, 2011 @ 9:07 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 ...

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (PS3/X360)

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon takes place in the fictional city of New Detroit, where players will engage in nonstop hardcore arcade shooter action that is the fastest and deadliest in the series against a seemingly unstoppable swarm of insects and giant alien invaders.

“Since the launch of Earth Defense Force 2017 in North America, gamers have expressed their excitement about the hardcore fun and addictive gameplay that features the insects from outer space which has catapulted the franchise into a core gamer classic,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P. “Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon follows the rich tradition of Earth Defense Force 2017 but this time features over 300 weapons, four upgradeable choices of armor, improved graphics, fully destructible environments, and online play for the first time in the series to make this the best EDF experience yet.”

In Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, players can now participate in Campaign mode via online co-op for up to three players, or grab a friend and play in split-screen against the insects and aliens across a completely destructible city. Every EDF soldier can collect over 300 weapons and can choose from four upgradeable armor sets including the vaunted Jet Armor for battles on the ground and in the air. In addition, the game also features a six player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer. Earth’s giant bug problem is unavoidable, and mankind’s last hope lies with the Earth Defense Force. Defend the world from the insect invasion, even if it means blowing up the entire city as part of the extermination process.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, rated “T” for Teen, is available at retail stores nationwide for the suggested retail price of $39.95.

The Chosen (PC)

Starting at 12 pm Pacific Time, gamers can begin a journey into legendary ancient China, where they must battle to restore peace in a world torn apart by war. In The Chosen, players must side with one of five ruling Dynasties within the Human Kingdom, and travel through vast landscapes and historical landmarks while fighting for the supremacy of their empire. Join the fight now and take part in the war between the Light and Dark kingdoms, and take your place as one of The Chosen, destined to challenge the gods and put an end to the crippling conflict.

Gameplay features an opportunity for endless customization on a foundation of six character classes — Sword, Blade, Bow, Flute, Fan, and Scroll. Each class possesses different skills, with strengths ranging from physical and magic attacks to long and short-range tactics. Players will also participate in various quest and battle systems, select equipment from a myriad of discoverable items, create and train animal companions, advance through a skill tree that offers over 160 talents to master, and earn in-game prizes through an award system based on game achievements. Closed beta testers will receive their own exclusive award—the Reindeer Mount—for their participation.

Register to download and play The Chosen through the official website.

Mortal Kombat Kenshi DLC (PS3/X360)

The newest chapter of the fight franchise marks a return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the Fatality is back, presented in more gory detail than ever before, as well as a number of new game-play features and a deep story mode.

In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.

Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game modes as well as the most extensive online experience ever seen in a fighting game. Up to 4 players can battle “tag-team”- 2 players can team up in the new “Co-op Arcade Mode” or compete against another team online.

Mortal Kombat’s newest warrior enters the arena today and while he may be blind, he can still find his opponents with ease!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios announce that Kenshi is now available for download on PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live.  Joining the already-released downloadable blood thirsty warrior Skarlet, Kenshi is the second of four new downloadable combatants and comes with a unique move set, an arcade ladder story ending and two brutal fatalities.

Kenshi is available on Microsoft Xbox Live for 400 Microsoft Points 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 – Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 - inspired Noob Saibot and Smoke.

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