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Thursday, March 1, 2012 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 1, 2012 @ 1:50 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 ...

Bridge Constructor (PC)

Bridge Constructor allows players to step into the work boots of a bridge-building engineer who's trying to build different bridges across an array of challenging valleys, dangerous canyons, city streets and raging rivers. Once players have perfected their bridge, their construction skills will be put to the test to ensure that cars and trucks can safely cross.

Bridge Constructor is available via digital download on Wild and GameStop PC Downloads for $9.99.

Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass (PC)

Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass is a retro-styled point-and-click adventure. Da New Guys puts players in the shoes of three questionable wrestlers: Brain (the clueless one), Defender (the intellectual), and Simon (the meathead). When Brain accidentally wins the Wrestle Zone's title belt and is kidnapped by a jealous rival, his reluctant teammates set out to save him. The adventure features a humorous story line with an unusual cast of characters, dozens of creative puzzles to solve, and the chance to play as all three New Guys at various points.

For one week, Wadjet Eye Games is offering a CD version of the game for $19.99. This limited disc release includes a Da New Guys cartoon short, exclusive trading cards, and free shipping within North America. Those who order the CD can also download the game for free. After this offer ends on March 7, Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass will only be offered in downloadable format for $9.99 from http://www.danewguys.com.

Deep Black: Reloaded (PC)

Featuring 40 single-player missions across land and water, Deep Black: Reloaded is set in a desolate near-future of global terrorism and espionage as players become involved in a desperate fight for world supremacy and the capture of a sophisticated biological weapon. In 2047, global mega corporations have taken over governments, and companies fight it out for dwindling resources. Syrus Pierce is a retired operative of the mercenary group CHARON (Chief Amphibious Reconnaissance Operational Network). Years after his retirement, Pierce is contacted by his commanding officer, General Jack Sterling, who informs him that members of a research team have been taken hostage off the western coast of South America by the Al-Azrad terrorist network.

Pierce takes to the murky depths armed with a wrath of underwater equipment including a futuristic underwater suit complete with jet pack and integrated harpoon in pursuit of terrorists. With the majority of the gameplay taking place below the water's surface, action-adventure fans need to master new skills to fight hostile combatants and infiltrate enemy bases.

Deep Black: Reloaded is available for $29.99, €29.99, £22.99, AU$29.99 and can be ordered directly from http://www.deepblackreloaded.com.

Microsoft Flight (PC)

In Microsoft Flight, players can take to the skies using only a mouse, or tailor controls to match their skill level, making it easy for beginners while still challenging for the most accomplished PC pilots. The action begins above the expansive Big Island of Hawaii, which players can explore for free while completing a variety of exciting missions that test their flying skills. In addition to the free content, players who sign in to their Games for Windows Live account automatically receive additional free content, including the Boeing Stearman, supplementary missions, and access to Achievements and an Online Pilot Profile.

After downloading Microsoft Flight, players can fly for free in the ICON A5, a high-wing amphibious monoplane with a carbon fiber airframe and a comfortable, automobile-inspired cockpit with space for two. After signing in to Games for Windows Live, additional airplanes are available for purchase as Basic and Deluxe models and may be downloaded individually.

Players can also purchase the Hawaiian Adventure Pack, which unlocks additional planes, challenges and the remaining Hawaiian Islands, available for $19.99.

Microsoft Flight is available for free download at http://www.MicrosoftFlight.com.

Nexuiz (XBLA)

For centuries the Kavussari and the Forsellians have waged war. They have a fragile truce, but due to their seething disgust of each other, they still pit their warriors against each other in arenas rather than on the fields of war. Those episodes of lethal combat are now broadcast throughout the galaxy, as entertainment: The Nexuiz Competition. It's an arena-based, first-person shooter where you alter the rules of the match and laws of physics while you dominate opponents in ever-changing hostile environments.

Key Features:

  • Nexuiz reinvents twitch gaming for next generation consoles and PC
  • More than 100 Dynamic Mutators serve as game-changing power-ups: Big Head Mode, Jetpacks, Low Gravity, Uber-Nuke, etc.
  • Nine deadly arenas, powered by CryENGINE 3
  • Balanced weapon set, classic game modes, and extensive stat tracking, Medals and Leaderboard support
  • Play solo or in 4v4 online multiplayer matches

Nexuiz is available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft points ($10).

Vessel (PC)

Built on a liquid-physics engine, Vessel allows players to solve puzzles by bringing to life physically simulated liquid — water, lava, glowing goo, chemicals and more — by animating them into living machines called Fluros that retain all the properties of the liquid they contain. Combining the properties of different kinds of fluids with the behaviors of the Fluros, players solve puzzles and progress.

Vessel has approximately 10-12 hours of challenging gameplay, and features unique puzzles.

Vessel is available on Steam and DRM-free on their Web site, Strangeloopgames.com, for a launch price of $13.49, 10 percent off the original price of $14.99, for its first week.

Wakfu (PC)

With 12 distinct, completely customizable character classes to select from and a variety of missions and turn-based combat to engage in, Wakfu takes place in a vibrant and immersive world where players' choices are paramount and actions directly impact a continuously evolving ecosystem. Featuring a rich political system, players can defend their nation against enemy attacks, conquer new territories, vote, elect government officials and even run for governor!

Available as a free download, Wakfu also offers a monthly subscription fee of $6.00 that gives players access to premium content. Premium members can reach the highest levels, explore all available game areas and story chapters, master all 16 professions, create and join guilds and even become the next governor. Both free and premium monthly membership players have access to the microtransaction store to purchase cosmetic items and exclusive content and services.

Wakfu is available for free download from the official site, www.wakfu.com/na.

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