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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. PST

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 ...

Asura's Wrath (PS3/X360)

Asura's Wrath follows a once-revered deity who is betrayed and banished for crimes he did not commit. His wife has been murdered and his daughter has been taken. He lays in waste for 12,000 years. Asura returns to exact his vengeance on those around him to unravel their web of lies.

Fusing Asian mythology with science fiction, Asura's Wrath delivers drama, dynamism and interaction. Through a mix of range attacks and visceral close-quarter action, players fill Asura's "Burst Gauge" to unleash the full force of his rage and deliver devastating attacks on those who betrayed him.

The first two downloadable packs explore what happens between episodes from the full game. Both packs offer a completely new artistic style, taking their inspiration from the world of anime.

The third DLC pack promises Asura's ultimate battle, where the strongest take on the angriest. The world's greatest warriors from Street Fighter, including Ryu, challenge Asura to a fight.

Asura's Wrath is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and available for an MSRP of $59.99.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Overwatch DLC (X360)

Call of Duty Elite Drop 3: Overwatch drops you into a construction site atop a New York City skyscraper. The battle takes place along two levels in a near-symmetrical layout, with the central bridge and side routes open to attack from multiple angles. Watch your every step, as a lack of safety barriers around the perimeter leaves nothing between you and a 70-story fall to the ground below.

Overwatch is the third Content Drop in Modern Warfare 3's Content Season, which includes more than 20 pieces of new content over the nine-month season.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB. The Overwatch DLC is available for Premium Members on Xbox Live.

FIFA Soccer (PSV)

EA Sports FIFA Soccer on PlayStation Vita features the same physics-based, data-driven technology that powers FIFA Soccer gameplay on the PlayStation 3 across eight different game modes. This handheld experience includes authentic 11-versus-11, Be A Pro, Tournament Mode with over 50 real-world competitions, a full Career Mode, and head-to-head online.

In addition, FIFA Soccer features innovations that use front and back multi-touch screens, creating a more responsive, intelligent and unique gameplay experience. Touch Screen Shooting delivers pin-point accuracy and removes the element of "hit and hope" from shooting; Touch Screen Passing opens up the field of play for more creative, precision passing; and Touch Screen Free Kick Control enables players to swipe a finger to aim and curl the shot around the wall. The game also features over 30 licensed leagues and 500 licensed clubs in 11-v-11 matches in authentic stadiums from around the world.

FIFA Soccer on PlayStation Vita is rated "E" for everyone by the ESRB and available for an MSRP of $39.99.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS)

Set during the Cold War of the '60s, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D sees series hero Snake infiltrating the Soviet jungle to bring back a scientist who's being held against his will. Beginning on the outskirts of a military base, the player must use Snake's stealth skills along with the jungle's foliage and shade as cover to infiltrate. As the game progresses, old faces make unwelcome appearances and a series of terrifying boss characters must be defeated before a dramatic twist that brings Snake face-to-face with a key figure from his past.

Key Features:

  • 3D elements: The atmosphere interacts and springs to life in an immersive experience. The jungle's dense foliage and craggy outcrops realistically brush past as Snake moves through them, and the creatures that inhabit the terrain interact and attack if disturbed. Creatures within the world can also be killed and stored as rations — highlighting how Snake must overcome his surroundings while undercover on his mission.
  • Camouflage photography: Within the game, Snake can alter his ensemble to blend in with his environment, and the possibilities can range from brick-colored fatigues within buildings, to the classic camouflage khakis of the jungle. Users can take a picture of real-life items and create a camo suit based on them — although the extent of its effectiveness varies depending on how well your pictures blend with Snake's environment.
  • Dual-screen format: The dual screens enable easier access to Snake's inventory and support gyro synchronization for special actions like balancing on narrow ledges. Targeting enemies is now made simpler with the addition of Circle Pad Pro-compatibility, with the second Circle Pad allowing users to easily target distant foes.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $39.99.

NeverDead: Expansion Pack 1 DLC (PS3/X360)

In NeverDead, players become the immortal Bryce Boltzmann, a tragic hero who has endured a suffering existence due to the murder of his wife at the hands of Astaroth, the Demon King. Moving through life without aspirations other than where he will find his next drink, he fights alongside his partner Arcadia for the National Anti-Demon Agency (NADA), exterminating modern day demonic forces.

The NeverDead Expansion Pack Volume 1 includes all-new online experiences with a new playable character, pop-idol Nikki Summerfield; three additional challenges within the expanded Asylum level, and two new online costumes for the main character, Bryce Boltzmann.

NeverDead Expansion Pack Volume 1 is available on Xbox Live for 320 Microsoft points ($4).

Saints Row: The Third - Gangstas in Space DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

In the second downloadable mission pack for Saints Row: The Third, Hollywood comes to Steelport. Hotshot director Andy Zhen has cast you as the star of his blockbuster opus, Gangstas in Space, a noble gangsta that must defend the planet against scantily clad aliens equipped with laser beams, spaceships, and spaceships with laser beams. Along the way, you'll mentor up-and-coming actress Jenny Jaros, who plays alien Princess Kwilanna, and help her navigate the perilous waters of Hollywood stardom. Because there's no career guidance like a gangsta's career guidance.

Gangstas In Space also includes the alien spacecraft, the Aegian, new alien gang customization options, and new homies Kwilanna and Space Brutina. Strap it on ... in space!

Gangstas in Space is free for purchasers of the Saints Row season pass. Otherwise, it's available for the MSRP of 560 Microsoft points on Xbox Live and $6.99 on PlayStation Network and Steam.

Syndicate (PS3/X360/PC)

Set in 2069, Syndicate takes players into a dark, Machiavellian world where corporations are vie for market dominance. With no government to question their intentions or actions, mega corporations are at the forefront of this war. Stepping into the mind of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp's latest prototype agent, gamers embark on a brutal action adventure full of corruption and revenge. The story line was penned by award-winning sci-fi writer Richard Morgan, who has brought these deeply conflicted characters to life in a world where violence, corruption, technology and betrayal have become the everyday tools of business.

In addition to the intense single-player campaign, Syndicate features a four-player co-op mode where gamers play as an upstart syndicate, Wulf Western, aggressively taking over the rival syndicates. Throughout the co-op campaign, players fight their way through nine different missions, many of which have been reimagined from the original game. Gamers need to team up to defeat the other syndicates' bosses, ripping the bio-chips from their heads and stealing their technology blueprints to put their syndicate on top.

Syndicate is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99.

Zuma's Revenge! (NDS)

Zuma's Revenge! is based on the popular PC version, where a formidable force has transported PopCap's fearless frog to a newly evolved world ruled by evil tiki bosses. The game takes the basic point-and-click premise of the original Zuma up several notches by incorporating horizontal and vertical "sliding" as well as the ability to hop from one lily pad to another, and to reach all areas of the screen. The Nintendo DS adaptation pack in all the classic levels from Adventure and Challenge modes. Additionally, the DS cartridge version introduces new, exclusive gameplay, including the new Daily Dungeon mode (similar to the Daily Spin featured in Bejeweled Blitz) as well as a multiplayer Versus mode, offering three different gameplay styles, and allowing two players to challenge one another over the (ad-hoc-only) DS Wireless Communications Network.

Zuma's Revenge! is rated "E" for "Everyone" and is available on retail store shelves for U.S. $19.95.

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