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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 14, 2012 @ 5:00 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 ...

Birds of Steel (PS3/X360)

Birds of Steel lets players take to the skies in over 100 fighter planes from the Axis and Allied forces, including the A6M Zero, F4F Wildcat, P-51 Mustang and the Spitfire Mk.V. Players can fly planes in the American, European or Japanese fighting forces and experience realistic cockpit views, damage and flight controls. Players unlock planes as they progress, engage in single- and multiplayer campaigns, battle in some of the most iconic historical moments, including the Battle of Midway, Coral Sea, Guadalcanal, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

In multiplayer, players support cooperative missions with friends or take off in versus play with up to 16 other pilots to see who rules the skies. Pilots can engage in team death matches, cooperative strike campaigns, "Capture the Airfield" missions or tournament play (requires Xbox Live).

Birds of Steel is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for the MSRP for $39.99.

Defenders of Ardania Unleashed (XBLA/PC)

Defenders of Ardania features three unique races and their themed environments. The tower defense gameplay challenges players to use 24 different upgradeable towers to stop the invading foes, along with 24 varied units to send out for counterattacks. The game features an interactive environment, an arsenal of magic spells, and multiplayer battles.

Players manage their defenses against waves of marauding fiends and deploy armies to survive the enemy towers.

Defenders of Ardania is available on Xbox Live Arcade for 1,200 Microsoft points ($15) and Windows PC (all major digital distribution platforms) for $14.99 USD.

The Gunstringer: El Diablo's 'Merican Adventure DLC (X360)

El Diablo's 'Merican Adventure gives players control over a new protagonist, El Diablo, a sinister soul who emerges from the underworld to find his true love. Featuring four levels filled with hang-gliding airmen, gun-toting brothel babes and angry bandits, El Diablo's 'Merican Adventure lets you use your shotgun to blast all who stand in your way.

El Diablo's 'Merican Adventure is available on Xbox Live Arcade for 240 Microsoft points ($3).

Shoot Many Robots (PSN/XBLA)

Shoot Many Robots is a 2.5-D side-scrolling shooter game that stars P. Walter Tugnut, a hillbilly who stockpiles ammo, beer and guns in his run-down RV as he waits for the inevitable robot apocalypse. When an abandoned factory begins producing robots on its own, Walter goes on a robot-killing rampage to save humanity from an onslaught of robot hordes.

Shoot Many Robots features online four-player as well as two-player local co-op, which gives players an array of weaponry before throwing you into a wave of robots.

Shoot Many Robots is available on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft points ($10) and PlayStation Network for $9.99.

Warp (PSN/PC)

In Warp, gamers play as Zero, a loveable, lethal, pudgy, orange alien with a score to settle. Abducted from his home and experimented on by cruel scientists, Zero must escape the research facility by deploying powerful abilities as players guide him to safety. Warp gives gamers the choice to take revenge on every human or hide and plan their way through a level for a no-kills, stealth game. Warp features intuitive, puzzle-based gameplay where players decide how to traverse obstacles and combine abilities to master rooms and top online leaderboards.

Warp is available on PlayStation Network and PC for $9.99 USD.

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