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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2011 @ 12:00 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 ...

Bodycount (PS3/X360)

Bodycount puts the fun back into the gun with a focus on exhilarating and stylish arcade gunfights. Gamers battle class-based enemies who work together to chase down the player as he hunts the mysterious "Target," a relentlessly evil enemy who manipulates world events under the cover of civil war zones. From the chaotic battlefields of Africa to the dangerous streets of Asia and monolithic Target bases that the player must infiltrate, Bodycount's gameplay comes alive as gamers shred their way through destructible cover and carve a unique wave of destruction through each level.

Equipped with an arsenal of weapons, grenades, mines and airstrikes, players rip through cover and enemies as they leave no man standing. By performing skill kills, chaining kills and collecting intel dropped by downed enemies, players can unlock a series of upgrades and abilities, including an adrenaline shot, explosive bullets and radar. Every bullet and every body counts, with replayability extended by the scoring of a player's skill in each level, which can be compared against online leaderboards in the game's Bodycount mode.

Bodycount is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.

Elevator Action Deluxe (PSN)

In Elevator Action Deluxe, you're a super spy who's been tasked with breaking into the roof of a building, working your way down the floors, stealing secret documents and escaping. The 1983 arcade game has received an HD makeover, but there are also new bad guys, traps and challenges.

Elevator Action Deluxe features four-player local multiplayer, and the game also contains the arcade original game so you can dial it back to 1983!

Elevator Action Deluxe is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and is available on PlayStation Network for an MSRP of $9.99.

Gatling Gears (PC)

Players take on the role of Max Brawley and suit up in a Gatling Gears mech to set out on an epic mission to save the planet and defeat the Empire. Gamers fight together or compete against their friends in full online or offline co-op modes to achieve high scores and leaderboard prowess. Collect the gears left behind by obliterated enemies to earn point multipliers and cool mech upgrades.

Gatling Gears tests players' ability to stay alive with Survival mode, an arena-based battle where gamers go head-to-head with enemy forces in 10 rounds of pure chaos. Complete the objective with or without a buddy by dodging thousands of bullets from enemy tanks and soldiers and maneuvering through homing missiles, flame-throwers and cluster bombs, while protecting a core natural resource.

Gatling Gears for PC is available for $9.99 at digital retailers worldwide, including Origin, EA's online distribution store.

Madden NFL 12 (PSP/Wii/PS2/PS3/X360)

Madden NFL 12 continues the rich tradition of the franchise by bringing fans closer to the NFL than ever before by transforming on-field action and core gameplay modes, and driving innovation in six key areas: Playbooks and Gameplay; Presentation; Franchise and Superstar modes; Dynamic Player Performance; Madden Ultimate Team*; and Online Communities*. Whether battling your rivals on the couch or online, leading your favorite team to the Super Bowl in Franchise mode, or building the ultimate dream team in Madden Ultimate Team, Madden NFL 12 is True to the NFL, True to the Franchise and True to the Game.

Madden NFL 12 retails for $59.99 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, $49.99 on Wii, and $39.99 on PlayStation 2 and PSP.

Serious Sam: Double D (PC)

The time has come to stack some guns and let loose.

Serious Sam: Double D is filled to the brim with trademark Serious Sam awesomeness:

  • 80, 640 Gunstacker combinations
  • 18 jaw-clenching campaign levels
  • 3 brutally awesome time periods
  • 25 bizarrely monstrous creatures
  • 70 secrets hidden across the game
  • ginormous boss encounters
  • 12 gut-punching challenge levels
  • 30 Steam achievements
  • Occasional bewbs

Serious Sam: Double D is available for download for $7.99 through Steam, Get Games, Impulse and Direct2Drive.

The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles Adventure Pack DLC (PC)

The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles is an adventure pack to The Sims Medieval, a new series that places the popular simulated characters from The Sims into the Middle Ages and lets players create heroes, venture on quests and control a kingdom. The adventure pack includes a new storyline, additional quests and one new Kingdom Ambition for players to embark on in their medieval kingdoms.

Players can unleash their inner swash-buckling pirate or regal noble by creating a new Hero Sim or customizing their existing medieval Sim with new clothing and accessories. They begin the epic adventure by choosing a side — pirate or noble — and then the adventure is up to them for how it plays out. They can battle an enemy in a sword fight or explore the exciting new gameplay feature of treasure hunting. Players will have to find hidden objects and search for desirable rewards that will benefit their Sim's quests. Additionally, players embark on exhilarating quests such as finding the fountain of youth, protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, or engaging in a forbidden love affair. Once the story is finished, they can replay the story choosing different quests and see what ending they'll get the next time around.

Tropico 4 (PC)

Tropico 4 is a city-building/simulation game unlike any other. Players can play as a kind and loving "man of the people" or stamp their jackboots on the citizenry and rule with a dictator's iron fist as they control the political, economic and military might of an up-and-coming global powerhouse.

Tropico 4 sees you return as El Presidente, the tyrannical (or benevolent) dictator of the island paradise of Tropico. The world is changing, and Tropico is moving with the times. Geographical powers rise and fall, and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers. You, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers, you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your Swiss bank account.

Tropico 4 features all-new missions across new maps, and it includes exciting new features to keep the action fresh and challenging. You can even elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial decisions passed through the government. Remember to keep your friends close and your enemies closer, as everyone has an agenda!

A playable demo is available:

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