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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 13, 2012 @ 8:00 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 ...

All Zombies Must Die! (PC)

All Zombies Must Die! combines twin-stick shooting with persistent role-playing elements. The fate of humanity rests in the hands of four unlikely heroes: Brian, the geek; Jack, the gamer; Luxo, the alien; and Rachel, the girl. Go it alone or enlist the services of up to three like-minded friends to survive the zombie apocalypse.

The Steam version addresses "zombie swarming," making it easier to get out of tight spots. Additionally, the gate-quest structure has improved gameplay flow, specifically toward the end of the game. The Steam version also has integrated leaderboards and achievements.

All Zombies Must Die! for PC is available on Steam at a special introductory price of £5.59 ($7.99, €7.99). After the promotion ends, the price will return to $9.99.

Blades of Time (PS3/X360)

Blades of Time flips the "hack and slash" genre on its side by introducing a game mechanic called "Time Rewind," which allows players to clone themselves and travel back in time to attack enemies and solve puzzles.

Players don the persona of the gorgeous treasure hunter, Ayumi, who finds herself in a remote land of lush trees and majestic landscapes. She quickly learns that she's not alone on this island. Armed with her dual katanas and arsenal of rifles, she'll battle gargoyles, monsters and sinister forces to uncover the secrets of the dangerous locale.

Blades of Time is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for the MSRP of $39.99.

DC Universe Online: The Battle for Earth DLC (PS3/PC)

The Battle for Earth DLC thickens the plot; offers players more action, epic battles, and a ninth power set; and sets the stage for a new chapter featuring the future versions of two legendary DC Universe figures.

Key Features:

  • Themyscira: A new Raid on Wonder Woman's home island pits players against Brainiacs and the Avatar of Magic. Players fight alongside mythical creatures such as Colossus, Cyclops and Hydra while protecting key units of Amazons and Beastimorphs.
  • South Gotham Brainiac Invasion: Players battle Brainiac's invasion force in the streets of South Gotham, the Courthouse Alert and new Duos. Work to stop Brainiac's Union, who are constructing Proto-Avatars to assault Gotham.
  • The Prime Battleground: The Battle for Earth story leads players to an epic battle where they must fight all three of Brainiac's new Prime Avatars before taking on Brainiac himself. Heroes fight for the safety of the Earth, while Villains want to defeat Brainiac and expand the influence of evil.
  • Earth Powers: Shake up things with the ninth power set. Earth Powers can be used for both Tanking and Damage, and a new Tanking mechanic defers damage to a player's constructs and automatons. Players can shape Earthen constructs to crush enemies and call Earth-shaking forces to rattle and daze opponents.

DC Universe Online: The Battle for Earth DLC is available for free for the game's Legendary members and available for $9.99 USD for Free and Premium players.

FIFA Street (PS3/X360)

FIFA Street offers authentic street dribbling styles and trick moves that ignite the one-on-one battles. Utilize the new Street Ball Control to experience the highest degree of responsiveness in the FIFA Soccer franchise. Compete everywhere from parking lots to 5v5 tournaments on city streets. Enjoy unique game modes like Panna Rules and Last Man Standing, which were created by the FIFA Street team. Play with and against the stars of the most popular clubs in the world — or real-life street players — and compete at more than 35 worldwide locations.

FIFA Street is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB.

Hard Reset: Extended Edition (PC)

In Bezoar, the last human city, Major Fletcher, an Army combat veteran, is dragged into a conflict between two of mankind's greatest enemies. He is about to discover that nothing is what it seems ....

Hard Reset: Extended Edition is a classically styled sci-fi first-person shooter that takes everything fans love about the genre and kicks it up a notch by adding more enemies, more levels and more of the frenetic turbocharged gunplay of the original game.

With over-the-top destruction, loads of enemies, great weapon variety and a beautifully realized cyberpunk setting, Hard Reset is sure to shake up the shooter scene.

Extended Edition Key Features:

  • four new creature types
  • new boss monster
  • five new campaign levels
  • three additional hours of gameplay
  • two new levels for the survival mode
  • improved graphics engine

Hard Reset: Extended Edition is available for an MSRP of $29.99 USD.

Journey (PSN)

Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way.

Journey's innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their paths from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience — creating authentic moments they remember and discuss with others.

Journey is available on PlayStation Network for $14.99.

Just Dance 3 - DLC (Wii/X360)

The four new DLC songs include Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen's "Professor Pumplestickle," The Reverend Horatio Duncan & Amos Sweets' "Down by the Riverside," Kim Wilde's "Kids in America," and Gorillaz's "Dare."

The tracks can be downloaded through the in-game Just Dance store for the Nintendo Wii for 250 Wii Points, or on Xbox Live Marketplace for 240 Microsoft Points ($3).

The spring break pack includes three songs: Thomas Bergersen's "Professor Pumplestickle," The Reverend Horatio Duncan & Amos Sweets' "Down by the Riverside," and Kim Wilde's "Kids in America." The pack can be downloaded through the in-game Just Dance store for the Nintendo Wii for 600 Wii Points, or on Xbox Live Marketplace for 640 Microsoft Points ($8).

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (PS3/X360)

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations features expanded online modes and a roster of 70+ playable characters, with even more fan favorites as support characters. Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations integrates real-world collectible cards with the game, allowing players to unlock artwork for their in-game profile card as well as a bonus power-up to gain an advantage in custom ranked matches.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $59.99.

Ridge Racer (PSV)

In Ridge Racer for the PlayStation Vita, players experience the graphics that utilize the power of PS Vita alongside dynamic audio and white-knuckle races against players from all over the world. A free application for the PlayStation Vita features an interactive audio and video experience that gives fans a taste of the Ridge Racer world.

Fans who buy the retail version of Ridge Racer will find a code inside the box for a free Ridge Racer Gold Pass, which allows fans to download free, extra premium DLC content when it becomes available, including five additional machines, three additional courses, two music tracks, and one new extended music mix. The Gold Pass is also available to fans who purchase the digital version on PlayStation Network on or before Apr. 30, 2012. It will be available for purchase on the PlayStation Store for $7.49 for other players.

Ridge Racer is rated "E 10+" for "Everyone 10+" by the ESRB with a MSRP of $29.99 at retail and $24.99 digitally on the PlayStation Store.

Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3/X360)

Silent Hill: Downpour follows the story of Murphy Pendleton, a convicted felon who has been in prison for several years. Due to his history, he is transferred to nearby maximum security penitentiary, but am accident cuts the journey short. Murphy wakes up in the forest next to the wrecked bus and has a clear shot at freedom; unfortunately, he makes his way into the sleepy town of Silent Hill, where mysterious locals welcome him into a slowly developing personal hell.

Silent Hill: Downpour offers a new and updated Silent Hill experience. Utilizing Unreal 3 technology, the game brings the town of Silent Hill, its characters, creatures and the alternate hell world into vivid and spectacular display. Downpour offers free-roaming and deep exploration that takes players into new side-quests that unlock areas within the game, special items and bonus content.

Tales of Graces f (PS3)

Set amid the conflict of three kingdoms fighting for planetary dominance, Tales of Graces f follows Asbel Lhant and his friends as they discover how far they will go to protect the bonds of friendship.

For the first time in the series, the combat system lets the player change attack style depending on the situation. The characters can fight with two different attacking styles, and the new combat system is easier to control while adding new levels of tactical depth.

Post-launch DLC for Tales of Graces f will include special character costumes and accessories. Certain costumes will give stat boosts and access to classic battle music when they are equipped.

Tales of Graces f is rated "T" for teen by the ESRB and carries a MSRP of $59.99.

Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3)

Taking place in the Kamurocho district, Dead Souls sees the return of the Yakuza hero Kazuma Kiryu, accompanied on his adventures by three other playable characters: Shun Akiyama, Ryuji Goda and Goro Majima. In Dead Souls, Kazuma has to go deep into the underworld to rescue his kidnapped step-daughter, but now he also has to face an army of zombies laying waste to his beloved Tokyo streets.

For the first time in the series, Dead Souls features gunplay, and everything from pistols, machine guns and rocket launchers can be used against your enemies. Remember to save some ammo in case you run into something far more terrifying than zombies!

The title also features a plethora of minigames, exciting shoot-outs and previously unplayable characters Ryuji Goda and Goro Majima.

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