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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 20, 2012 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT

Armored Core V (PS3/X360)

Armored Core V revolutionizes the series with massive online multiplayer battles designed around huge team-based skirmishes on a grand scale, a robust offline mode, and a completely new atmosphere. Armored Core V focuses on tactics and effectively utilizing the geography of a level to maximize the devastating effects of attacks.

Armored Core V offers 10-player multiplayer battles and over 500 parts to customize ACs into personalized war machines.

Armored Core V is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available at the MSRP of $59.99.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Content Collection #1 DLC (X360)

The Content Collection #1 DLC features two Special Ops missions, "Black Ice" and "Negotiator," and four adrenaline-fueled multiplayer maps: Black Box, Liberation, Overwatch and Piazza.

  • Black Ice: This mission plunges players into a frozen diamond mine via snowmobile as they infiltrate a weapons plant and initiate the self-destruct sequence to take the facility offline.
  • Negotiator: India is the backdrop for this hostage extraction mission. Gamers must flawlessly breach and clear rooms in addition to escorted rescued civilians through the labyrinthine streets.
  • Black Box: Players look for a tactical vantage point in hillside homes overlooking a downed Air Force One in an elite SoCal neighborhood that turns into a warzone.
  • Liberation: Players take positions in a militarized, sprawling Central Park in NYC; it's a prime spot for long-range sniper and light machine gun kills.
  • Overwatch: A compact battle arena set in a construction site on top of a NYC office tower.
  • Piazza: An Italian seaside village where blind corners and a complex warren of branching pathways threaten at every turn.

The Content Collection #1 DLC is available to all players on Xbox Live for 1,200 Microsoft points, or $14.99.

Disney Universe: The Muppets Costume Pack DLC (PS3/X360)

The Muppets Costume Pack consists of new character costumes inspired by Animal, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. Each character comes with a costume-specific upgradeable tool.

Individual costumes are available for download for 99 cents on PlayStation Network or for 80 Microsoft points ($1 USD) on Xbox Live. The complete set of costumes is also available for $2.99 on PlayStation Network or for 240 Microsoft points on Xbox Live.

Disney Universe is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10+" by the ESRB.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - The Legend of Dead Kel DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

The Legend of Dead Kel DLC features danger, dark magic and intrigue on the island of Gallows End. Players will encounter mysterious characters, new side-quests, battles with new enemies, and new challenges. The Legend of Dead Kel gives players access to Gallows End, a new landmass to explore where players can claim ownership of a vast personal estate and experience new weapons, Twists of Fate and other perks.

Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure (X360)

Kinect Rush: A Disneyž-Pixar Adventure invites families and fans to experience the worlds of five beloved Disney-Pixar films. Team up with characters from "Cars," "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "Toy Story," and "Up!" to solve puzzles and uncover hidden secrets.

You and your favorite Pixar character can interact on-screen and play cooperatively to solve challenges. Use your voice and body to move from fast-paced puzzle-solving to moments of pulse-pounding agility and speed.

Kinect Rush: A Disneyž-Pixar Adventure is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and available for an MSRP of $49.99.

Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3/X360)

Ninja Gaiden 3 takes players behind the mask of the series' beloved Japanese dark hero, Ryu Hayabusa, with an original story from writer Masato Kato that brings new depth to the game's hardcore fighting and swordsmanship. Ninja Gaiden 3 delivers a heightened intensity during close-combat fighting while featuring new online multiplayer modes.

The conflict in Ninja Gaiden 3 centers around a masked man whose motivations and goals only become clear as players fight through the unfolding story. Through the curse forced upon him by The Regent of the Mask manifested through his arm, Hayabusa finds himself changing — forever blurring the line between hero and villain. For the first time, players see the world through Hayabusa's eyes and find out what drives him to fight, defend and kill.

For the first time in the franchise, Ninja Gaiden 3 features online co-op and competitive multiplayer modes. Players step into the world of the ninja and fight against all challengers to draw closer to the ultimate ninja, Ryu Hayabusa. Players can also participate in two-player cooperative play. Up to eight players can battle in versus combat, including the ability to form teams for four-on-four matches — with the possibility of switching teams in the midst of a match. New challenges, characters, and missions await!

Ninja Gaiden 3 is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99 for the regular edition and $99.99 for the Collector's Edition.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3/X360)

In Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, players compete against an opposing squad and also tackle a third unpredictable element, zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons (BOWs), breaking the conventions of traditional team-based shooters. Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks, and fan favorites including Leon S. Kennedy, who, as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City, is on your list to eliminate.

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City features a compelling single-player campaign mode where players take on the role of a member of the Umbrella Security Service in an attempt to destroy all evidence of Umbrella's involvement in the t-Virus outbreak.

The title also delivers a brutal online competitive multiplayer experience. Players can engage in an eight-player team versus battle across four different online modes, choosing to take the side of Umbrella or the opposing government forces, the US Spec Ops.

At launch, gamers can download new costumes for each member of the Umbrella squad for 240 Microsoft points or $2.99/ £2.39 / €2.99 on PlayStation Network. An additional Xbox 360-exclusive versus mode, Nemesis mode, is available to download at launch for 320 Microsoft Points ($4 USD).

Rocksmith: Blues Pack DLC (PS3/X360)

The Rocksmith: Blues Pack DLC includes the following songs: "The Thrill Is Gone" by B.B. King, "Born Under a Bad Sign" by Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and "Soul Man" by the Blues Brothers.

Each song is available for individual purchase for $2.99 on the Playstation Network or for 240 Microsoft points on Xbox Live.

Silverlicious (NDS)

Silverlicious lets players set out on an adventure as Pinkalicious, who has lost her ability to taste anything sweet. Help Pinkalicious regain her sweet tooth as you practice kindness, good manners and helping others in need. Collect costumes and accessories you can use to dress up Pinkalicious and unlock magical rewards including butterflies, fireworks, and sparkle rides as you explore the lands and meet new friends. Boost your "sweet meter" with every good deed and polite remark, and you'll discover that true sweetness comes from more than cupcakes and cookies.

Silverlicious the game also features a variety of holiday-themed neighborhoods. Visit the land of Easter Excitement just in time for the Easter holiday where you can twirl, glide and dance along with Edgar the Easter Bunny and his many Easter chicks.

Silverlicious for the Nintendo DS is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $19.99.

Xia-Xia (NDS)

Explore it all in a carnival-like adventure with the fun and silly hermit crab characters in Xia-Xia. Set out on dozens of missions, meet kooky friends, and unlock loads of secret rewards in five unique worlds across 25 levels. Keep your eyes open because you must discover the hidden starfish in each world to move on to other adventures. With more than 30 collectible shells to uncover and over 60 missing friends to seek out, Xia-Xia provides hours of fun!

The Xia-Xia game is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $19.99.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana (PC)

Ys: The Oath in Felghana is an action RPG with fast-paced combat and an intricate puzzle-filled world. This Steam launch adds Steamworks features, such as Steam Achievements and Cloud support, as well as online leaderboards. The game follows the ongoing adventures of series hero Adol Christin and his trusty companion Dogi.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana is available for download on Steam for PC for $14.99 USD/€11.99 /£9.99.

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