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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2011 @ 1:10 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 ...

Limbo (PC)

The black-and-white puzzle-platforming adventure, Limbo, is available for download on Steam for $9.99. The PC edition is the only version of the game that runs at a full 60fps.

Limbo challenges players with traversing dark forests, trap-filled underground complexes, and stormy rooftops brought to life with 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.

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (NDS/Wii/PS3)

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension introduces a rookie agent and exclusive character to the game, Terry the Turtle, or Agent T, as he is referred to by his counterparts at the O.W.C.A (the Organization Without a Cool Acronym). Tough and reliable, Agent T's special skill is being extra resistant to attacks. Players will have the chance to get more familiar with Agent T as they journey through different levels in the game.

The PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions of the game allow fans to play as one of 10 characters, having the option to work together in drop-in, two-player cooperative modes. Players navigate through seven different worlds and 25 thrilling levels, including a world of gelatin, a world of bouncy balloons and an old-school cartoon world, in a mission to save the Tri-State area. They also use cool and power-packed new gadgets to defeat Dr. Doofenshmirtz, including a Carbonator that fires orange soda in order to melt enemies.

The PlayStation 3 system version features four episodes of the Disney Channel series, marking the first Sony hybrid disc that includes both a game and TV episodes on a single disc. Episodes include: "I Scream, You Scream," "Mom's Birthday," "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" and "Comet Kermillian."

In the Nintendo DS version, fans play as Phineas, Ferb or Agent P as they venture through and master battle techniques in five outrageous worlds and environments. Featuring more than 30 levels, this version also allows players to earn gadget upgrades, including a baseball launcher and Agent P's favorite gadget, the grapple gadget, all while solving puzzles in an effort to save the Tri-State area.

Several of the actors from the popular animated series voice the Wii and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, including Vincent Martella as Phineas, Thomas Sangster as Ferb and Alyson Stoner as Isabella, as well as show creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire as Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh as Major Francis Monogram.

The Wii and PlayStation 3 system versions of Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension are rated E 10+, while the Nintendo DS version is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. The console versions are available for a suggested retail price of $39.99, and the Nintendo DS version is available for $29.99.

Pirates of Black Cove (PC)

Avast ye, landlubbers! Pirates of Black Cove gives players the chance to sail an open world and command a loyal band of pirate misfits, with the boldest of buccaneers using their skills to join, champion, and unite the three ferocious piratical factions — the Pirates, Corsairs, and the Buccaneers — in their quest to become King of all Pirates. Grab your cutlasses and get ready to gut any cowardly bilge-suckers that dare to stand in your way as you sail the seven seas with a pirate crew of your very own!

The action-packed and peg-leg-filled title is available on all leading digital distribution platforms for $19.99 USD.

Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! (NDS/Wii)

In the game, Grover sets out to create a series of challenges designed to help his Sesame Street friends get up and go! Through the course of the game, Elmo and Abby jump over obstacles, row a boat, and play "Grover Says," all while learning important life lessons on healthy habits to grow with. Through their adventures, the game promotes physical activity, good nutrition, personal hygiene, and even the importance of rest and relaxation.

In Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!, accessibility for preschoolers is enhanced with Grover-themed gameplay helpers, available for Wii and Nintendo DS at no additional charge. On Wii, the gameplay helper is a soft and furry character cover with special grips that slips over the Wii Remote, minimizing unnecessary buttons and making it easier and more fun to hold. For Nintendo DS, there is a jumbo click stylus designed for smaller hands, simplifying interaction with the touch screen.

The game features a "Parent's Page" where parents can review games their child has played, and review curriculum goals. Parents can also customize up to three profiles, set limits for number of games played and more.

WWE All Stars - The Southern Charisma Pack DLC (PS3/X360)

The Southern Charisma Pack downloadable content offering includes Big Boss Man, Michael "PS" Hayes and "World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry. The Southern Charisma Pack is now available for a suggested purchase cost of 240 Microsoft points ($3.00) or $2.99 via PlayStation Network.

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