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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT

007 Legends (PS3/X360)

To celebrate 50 years of James Bond, 007 Legends features a story inspired by five classic Bond films — "Die Another Day," "Goldfinger," "Licence to Kill," "Moonraker" and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." 007 Legends features a sixth mission, which will be available as downloadable content, based on this year's Bond film, "Skyfall."

007 Legends explores Bond's gritty journey to being the world's favorite secret agent. Each movie-inspired mission features multiple levels with spy gadgets, weapons, vehicles, exotic locations, and intense situations. Bond must rely on his quick wits, combat expertise, and stealth actions to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen.

007 Legends also features a roster of past and present Bond film talent, including Daniel Craig's James Bond; Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves in "Die Another Day"; Carey Lowell as Agent Pam Bouvier in "Licence to Kill"; Michael Lonsdale as the villainous Hugo Drax and Richard Kiel as his notorious henchman, Jaws, from "Moonraker" and Naomie Harris as Eve from "Skyfall";

007 Legends is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at an MSRP of $59.99.

Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

In Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty, up to four players enter the hostile sand dunes and wastelands of Pirate Bay in search of ancient treasures. The add-on co-op campaign features new characters, including the eccentric and eager Shade; locations such as the town of Oasis; enemies including the Sand Pirates and Anchormen; and special weapons and loot.

Captain Scarlett and the Pirate's Booty is the first of four add-on campaigns for Borderlands 2. The four add-on content campaigns will be available individually for $9.99/800 Microsoft points or as a combined purchase of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which includes almost $40.00 of add-on content for $29.99 (PlayStation Network)/2,400 Microsoft points (Xbox Live)/$29.99 (Windows PC).

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (PC)

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a competitive multiplayer first-person slasher. The game controls like a FPS, but instead of guns and grenades, players are given battleaxes, longbows, maces, shields and swords. Set in a fictional gritty world, players fight in fast-paced online battles besieging castles, raiding medieval villages and fighting in the arena with up to 32 players.

In Chivalry, you control the action. You select each action that your character performs and always retain full control. This allows the player to perform expert level maneuvers, like ducking under or jumping over his opponent's strike. Chivalry brings unique experiences, whether it's the precision and responsiveness of the melee combat, the variety of play styles and weapons, or the ability to besiege castles, raid villages and assassinate enemy royalty.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for download on Steam for $24.99.

Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome (PC)

The Byzantine Empire and Orthodox Church get the royal treatment in the Legacy of Rome expansion pack. Delve into the dark world of medieval Byzantine politics. Get insider tips on how to squash revolts and avoid being on the wrong end of a centurion's sword.

The Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome expansion is available on all major digital download portals for $4.99 USD.

Dance Central 3 (X360 Kinect)

Dance Central 3 is a rhythm game that provides world-class choreography and controller-free, full-body tracking. Party Time mode makes it easy to get up and play with your friends. Innovative new modes include Make Your Move, which lets two players show off their creative side, battling head to head with their own moves.

Featuring 45 songs from the '70s, '80s, '90s' '00s and today, Dance Central 3 keeps rocking with a new party mode for up to eight players, the ability to import your songs from previous Dance Central titles, and more.

Dance Central 3 is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for the MSRP of $49.99.

Dead or Alive 5: Round 2 DLC (PS3/X360)

The new Dead or Alive 5 DLC includes:

  • Kitty Pack ($4.99/400 MSP): Christie, Helena, Lisa and Tina all receive a set of delightful and playful cat ears — and sexy outfits to go with them!
  • What a Character ($4.99/400 MSP): Hitomi and Mila dress up in maid outfits; Rig puts on his bartender britches; and Lisa has a ball in her masquerade gown!
  • Special Set ($4.99/400 MSP): Kasumi slips into some comfy overalls; Leifang gets her signature panda shirt; Hayabusa appears as a fiend version of himself; and Lisa gets sultry in a revealing black dress.

Round 2 Costumes – Full Set (1040 MSP), which is available on Xbox Live Marketplace, includes all three downloadable packs at a discount. The Full Set will be available a week later via the PlayStation Store, also at a discount price of $12.99.

DOOM 3 BFG Edition (PS3/X360/PC)

The DOOM 3 BFG Edition features enhanced, re-mastered versions of DOOM 3, the Resurrection of Evil add-on pack, and hours of new content, including eight new levels entitled "The Lost Mission." DOOM 3 BFG Edition also includes the classic DOOM and DOOM 2 games, making it the definitive collection of the genre-defining games developed by id Software.

DOOM 3, Resurrection of Evil, and "The Lost Mission" have been optimized in 3D, featuring 5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new checkpoint save system allowing for smoother progression through the game. id Software has fine-tuned the controls to bring the intensity of the DOOM single- and multiplayer experience to the consoles, and DOOM 3 features the new armor-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time.

DOOM 3 BFG Edition is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available on PC for $29.99 and on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $39.99.

Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes (PC)

In Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, players take on the role of Lilli, a young girl at a religious school. At first glance, Lilli is the best-behaved little girl in the world. She diligently does all her chores, no matter how unfair they may be. Any angry thoughts, any childlike disobedience, is buried deep beneath a seemingly impenetrable shell of sweetness.

How long will these angry feelings stay hidden? And what is the origin of the friendly censor-gnomes, little creatures that paint anything upsetting in Lilli's vicinity with a pleasant pink color? Are they real, or just a product of her troubled subconscious?

When her best friend Edna mysteriously disappears, Lilli has to rise above her self-imposed limitations and face a tough journey to get her friend back and confront her fears.

"Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes" is available in English, German and Russian on Steam for $14.99. Additionally, is offering an "Edna & Harvey Bundle", which includes "Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes", its predecessor "Edna & Harvey: The Breakout" and many extras, such as Harvey's Soundtrack and several pieces of artwork. The bundle is being offered at a special price of $17.99 (regular price $19.99) for the first week of release.

Mark of the Ninja (PC)

A ninja is powerful yet fragile, quick but deliberate. Mark of the Ninja is a stealth platformer that puts you in control of a ninja whose clan is in danger of extinction. Observe your enemies from the darkness, manipulate them with simple yet versatile tools, and experience what it is to be a ninja. Mark of the Ninja is a game about finesse, manipulation, and sacrifice.

Mark of the Ninja is available on Steam for $14.99.

Rocksmith (PC)

Rocksmith is the first video game where players can plug any real guitar with a standard 1/4" input jack into an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and play through a library of music. Rocksmith features gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player's skill level and engages experienced musicians as well as those who are picking up a guitar for the first time. Players can choose from actual lead, rhythm, and combo guitar compositions.

The standard edition, available for $79.99, includes the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable , a unique 1/4" to USB cable that turns the guitar's signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles. The guitar bundle provides an entry-level option for people who have always wanted to play but don't own a guitar. The bundle has an MSRP of $199.99 and includes an Epiphone Les Paul Jr. guitar.

Rocksmith is rated "T" for Teen.

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D (3DS)

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D brings the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise to the Nintendo 3DS. Gamers can now design and manage their own theme park and ride customized rollercoasters in first-person 3D. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D recaptures the classic gameplay of the RollerCoaster Tycoon games that have delighted gamers since 1999, while tailoring the fun for the 3DS through a touch-screen interface and portable game sessions. The look and feel of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D has been designed to use the system's features for smooth gameplay, including 3D graphics, park exploration via gyro sensors, and coaster-sharing via StreetPass.

Key Features:

  • "Coaster Story" is a gameplay mode that blends together tutorials and park challenges and offers unlockable content
  • The first-person view for roller coaster rides fully immerses players
  • Freely customize roller coasters and theme parks with the stylus and touch-screen
  • Take a snapshot of yourself on a ride and share it with friends
  • Gyro sensor allows players to look around the theme park by tilting the Nintendo 3DS
  • Create and easily share coasters with friends through StreetPass
  • Invite Mii Plaza friends to your roller coaster theme park

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $29.99.

Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile DLC (PC)

Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile DLC includes new enemies, new weapons and three massive new campaign missions. The original title was also updated with seven new versus maps and three new survival maps. Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile follows the hero to the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, where a temple guardian lies in wait. Sam and his team battle through three campaign missions against the hordes.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PSV)

Silent Hill: Book of Memories is a cooperative multiplayer action/RPG departure from the traditional psychological Horror genre. The story begins with a strange book that is received. Inside that book is your entire life story to this point — everything that's ever happened to you, all of your memories. You discover that by altering what's written, you can actually change the past and write your ideal history. Explore different Otherworlds while working with other players to solve puzzles, defeat demonic creatures and advance through the nightmares to uncover the truth.

Players encounter items and creatures from over a decade of Silent Hill lore, including a special someone who walks softly and carries a gigantic knife. Downloadable content is scheduled in the coming months.

Silent Hill Book of Memories is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for the PlayStation Vita at an MSRP of $39.99. The game can also be downloaded digitally via the PlayStation Store.

Wheel of Fortune (PS3/X360)

Wheel of Fortune has more than 2,400 new puzzles (an additional 1,400 puzzles are available via downloadable content). Wheel of Fortune features authentic voice-overs from its iconic hosts: Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Jim Thornton.

In addition to the core play, the game will also provide a selection of unique and entertaining minigames, which act as the commercial breaks and are used to unlock in-game outfits and other rewards.

Wheel of Fortune has been rated "E" for "Everybody" by the ESRB is is available for an MSRP of $29.99.

Zumba Fitness Core (Wii/X360 Kinect)

Zumba Fitness Core is packed with an array of new features including 40 new songs and routines, 33 international dance styles, fitness goals, nutrition tips and new choreography that targets your core within a total-body workout.

Celebrity Zumba instructors guide you through routines set to a range of current chart-topping hits, era classics, exclusive re-records and genre-blending fusion tracks that deliver 33 dance styles. Choose from 45 different pre-set classes or customize your workout to suit your preferences. New fitness features include nutrition and lifestyle tips, plus personal and community goals to keep motivated. With multiplayer support for up to four players on Wii and two on Kinect for Xbox 360, players can throw a dance-fitness party in the living room.

Zumba Fitness Core is rated "E10+" for "Everyone aged 10 and older" and is available for the MSRP of $39.99 on Kinect for Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.

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