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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 27, 2012 @ 4:00 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 ...

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PSV) - Europe only

Disgaea 3 is the third installment in a hardcore, turn-based strategy RPG series. In Disgaea, character units have a limit to their movement and attack ranges based on level and weapons equipped. There are other special game systems that let you take advantage of the 3-D battle map, many of which are unique to the Disgaea series.

Key Features:

  • Geo Blocks - Let players manipulate a stage's rules and approach enemies that would normally be out of reach.
  • Geo Panels - Bestow various effects depending on which Geo Blocks are placed on them, ranging from EXP bonuses to unit damage or invincibility
  • Item World - These special, randomly-generated battle stages exist within every item. Clearing the stages boosts that item's power.

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB.

FIFA Soccer 2012: UEFA EURO 2012 expansion pack (PS3/X360/PC)

EA Sports UEFA EURO 2012 re-creates the drama and excitement of the sporting event. Fans can compete for glory as their favorite European country in the tournament against rival nations in the group stage, progress through the sudden victory knockout rounds, and compete for the chance to be crowned UEFA EURO 2012 champion.

UEFA EURO 2012 features a new Expedition mode that enables fans to build, manage and compete with a customized team against other European nations. Fans choose their favorite European player or FIFA Soccer 12 Virtual Pro to captain their customized team, win matches to earn better players from defeated nations, and then defeat the best nations to earn the best players in a campaign quest to defeat all 53 countries and complete the journey to conquer Europe.

UEFA EURO 2012 is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and available for an MSRP of 1,800 Microsoft points on Xbox Live, $19.99 on PlayStation Network, and 2,500 FIFA Points on PC.

Ikari III: The Rescue (PSP)

In this third installment of the Ikari Warriors series, players will take on the role of Paul, who is called back into duty in order to rescue the president's child who has been kidnapped by terrorists.

Ikari III: The Rescue is a PlayStation minis title and available on PlayStation Network for $2.99.

Prototype 2 (PS3/X360)

Prototype 2 is set 14 months after the events of the original game, and it follows a new protagonist, Sgt. James Heller, as he sets out to exact revenge against the man he holds responsible for the loss of his loved ones: Alex Mercer.

Prototype 2 is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99. The collector's edition is available for an MSRP of $79.99.

Toy Soldiers (PC)

Toy Soldiers is an action-packed strategy-based game in which players command antique WWI Toy Soldiers vying for control of the trench-filled battlefields of Europe. Deploy an exciting arsenal such as tanks, cavalry, biplanes, and flamethrowers in vintage WWI toy dioramas. Toy Soldiers allows you to take control of individual units or control the entire battlefield from a strategic view. Integrating multiple game genres and world-class visuals, Toy Soldiers is a unique and action-packed entertainment experience.

Toy Soldiers is available on Steam and Games for Windows Live Marketplace for $9.99. The Kaiser's Battle and Invasion! DLC packs are included for free.

A Valley Without Wind (PC)

A 2-D side-scroller without a linear path. An action game with tactical combat and strategic planning. An adventure game that lets you roam a vast, procedurally generated world. You also get a logical progression in difficulty and helpful tips and checklists to guide your travels.

Choose how to face the stronger Overlord. Complete missions to earn rewards, or roam the wilds to uncover secret missions and stashes of magical loot. Customize your characters with combinations of enchantments and spells that change how you fight, jump and move.

You choose how to play, and the world adapts to you.

The title has 100 achievements and 2-8+ player co-op multiplayer with cross-platform play.

This marks the debut of the game on Steam, so the title will be 10% off the standard $14.99 price tag until May 1, 2012.

The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day (PSN/PC)

The Walking Dead: Episode One - A New Day is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's comic book series. Lee Everett, a man convicted of a crime of passion, has been given the chance for redemption. Players experience life-changing events, meet new characters and familiar ones, and they'll visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers a game experience that affect how the story plays out across the series.

The Walking Dead: Episode One - A New Day is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB. This marks the first of five monthly episodes of The Walking Dead game series, and it's available for $4.99 per episode on PlayStation Network. The five-episode season pass from Telltale Online Store and Steam is $24.99.

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