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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 22, 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 ...

Alan Wake's American Nightmare (PC)

Alan Wake's American Nightmare is a stand-alone action adventure that is a twisted, horrifying alternate reality where fiction has become real. Wake leaps into action and pursues his evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch, across the Arizona mesa toward the town of Night Springs. Scratch, a serial killer, has his evil plans set on Wake's wife, Alice. Wake must control reality and unravel the secret to Scratch's demise while using the power of light to put an end to the darkness.

The PC release has been revamped with high-resolution graphics, texture resolutions and graphical options, along with enhanced features including the Nightmare difficulty mode, customizable controls, stereoscopic 3-D and multiscreen support. The PC version also includes the "Fight till Dawn" arcade mode. Players are tasked with surviving a full night of brutal onslaughts while racking up their score. With new enemies to battle, Wake has plenty of deadly options in his arsenal: old stalwarts like the flare gun, new favorites like the nail gun and old-school Remedy favorites like the Uzi. Surviving until dawn is only the beginning, as online leaderboards pit friends head-to-head to crown the real champion of light.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare is available for download on Steam and GOG for $14.99.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Content Collection #2 DLC (X360)

Call of Duty: MW3 - Content Collection #2 offers seven new pieces of content.

  • Foundation: Choose your rules of engagement in this decommissioned South Korean cement factory, which is perfectly suited for sniping and run-and-gun combat.
  • Getaway: A new Face Off map, this former white-sand vacation spot is a haven for run-and-gun violence.
  • Iron Clad: Take the wheel of an Abrams-class tank with full escort, and breach, clear and extract in Hamburg.
  • Kill Switch: Armed with an EMP, you and a squadmate must neutralize a Russian carrier in enemy territory. One team member is on the ground, fighting through hostiles, while the other maintains cover behind a sniper scope.
  • Lookout: The second Face Off map, this warren of chokepoints and tight corridors drops your one- or two-man teams in an observation base carved into a war-torn mountainside.
  • Oasis: This is a paradise for travelers who've traded fanny packs for combat fatigues. Pick your combat lanes carefully.
  • Sanctuary: Destroy the opposition — and the ornate relics of an ancient monastic order — in the cloister this sanctuary in central Greece.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Content Collection #2 is available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 1,200 Microsoft points ($14.99).

Dragon's Dogma (PS3/X360)

Players challenge a fearsome dragon and start an incredible journey to discover the beast's secrets and end the cycle of destruction. Dragon's Dogma features exhilarating skill-based action combat, free exploration of a rich environment, and a Pawn system.

Players take on the role of the Arisen, a peasant chosen for something greater. They can customize the protagonist's appearance through vast options that affect gameplay in an intuitive way. Players initially choose from three basic classes — the Fighter, Mage or Strider — each with different abilities and fighting styles. Players can advance from these basic vocations to hybrid or prestige classes for a total of nine classes.

Dragon's Dogma introduces a team dynamic called the Pawn system. Otherworldly AI partners called Pawns aid the Arisen. A customizable main Pawn companion accompanies the Arisen throughout, while two support Pawns can be swapped out based on the your needs. Players recruit Pawns by venturing into the Rift, a space between worlds that can be accessed on- or offline. Players can rent out their main Pawn companion to friends as temporary secondary Pawns in those parties. Whatever experience is gained by the rented Pawn on these excursions is brought back in the form of strategic knowledge and loot. Dragon's Dogma ships with thousands of ready-made Pawns for offline selection.

Dragon's Dogma is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $59.99.

Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche DLC (X360)

The Porsche Expansion Pack adds 30 Porsche vehicles to Forza Motorsport 4. In addition to Porsche street cars, several notable Porsche Motorsport customer racecars are also offered as part of the expansion pack — cars that compete in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT and GTC classes.

The Porsche Expansion Pack is available for download through Xbox Live by customers who own the Forza Motorsport 4 game for 1,600 Microsoft points or, the equivalent of about $19.99.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3/X360)

Join an elite team of highly trained, cut-throat special-ops soldiers. Armed to the teeth with unrivalled combat technology and cutting-edge military hardware, Ghost Recon takes you to the globe's most deadly warzones to hunt down the highest value targets.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $59.99.

Mario Open Tennis (3DS)

Mario Tennis Open invites players to step onto the court with Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom pals for fast-paced singles and doubles tennis matches, skill-building Special Games and online modes that let friends and family members compete together. The game also features new ways for players to customize their Mii characters and interact with other players via the built-in StreetPass feature.

Players take on the role of fan-favorite characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Bowser, or play as their personalized Mii character. Players can dive into tennis matches in single-player mode or invite others to join in the fun using a local wireless or Wi-Fi Internet connection. With each victory, players accumulate coins that can be redeemed for virtual items like rackets, sneakers and tennis uniforms, which enhance the appearance of Mii characters and boost stats.

The action in Mario Tennis Open can get fast and furious as players trade serves, volleys, drop shots and cross-court smashes. A variety of Special Games also let players practice their swings and explore new challenges.

As many as four players can connect online to play Mario Tennis Open together in singles or doubles matches. The new Open Match mode can also be used to pair a player in a singles game with an online opponent of a similar skill level, and players can view their standings via online leaderboards. With a local wireless connection, Nintendo 3DS owners can connect and play together even if only one of them owns a Mario Tennis Open game card.

Men in Black: Alien Crisis (Wii/PS3/X360)

In Men In Black: Alien Crisis, gamers take on the role of MiB agent Peter Delacoeur, who fights against an alien ploy to take over Earth. In this third-person arcade shooter, the good guys in black blast through intense alien shootouts, dodging enemy fire while trying to drive the scum back into outer space with upgradable weapons like the Noisy Cricket, Plasma Handgun, and more. With elite guards watching players' every step, they must secretly interrogate suspects to uncover evil intergalactic conspiracies. Men In Black: Alien Crisis also puts players behind the wheel of the tricked-out MiB car, with epic chases around the city while pursuing aliens on the run.

With two-player, split-screen multiplayer and four-player "hot-seat" mode, and the compatible Top Shot Elite, PlayStation Move sharp shooter, and Wii Zapper peripherals, family and friends can have the ultimate MIB agent experience by blasting their way through fun challenges and competitions.

Men in Black: Alien Crisis is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB. Men In Black: Alien Crisis is available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for an MSRP of $59.99 and on Wii for $49.99.

Saints Row: The Third - Penthouse Pack DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

Saints Row: The Third - Penthouse Pack features Penthouse Pets Nikki Benz, Justine Joli, Ryan Keely and Heather Vandeven. Add these Pets to your gang and call them into combat to do battle against the Syndicate.

The Penthouse Pack is available for $3, or 240 Microsoft points.

Sorcery (PS3)

The Nightmare Queen has broken an ancient pact with mankind and threatens to cover the land in eternal night. As a young sorcerer's apprentice, it is up to the player to master the arcane arts and fight back the foul creatures of this magical realm. You play as Finn, the teenage apprentice of the wizard Dash.

Sorcery puts the power in the players' hands. Use the PlayStation Move controller to conjure and command powerful magic as you brave the dark world of the Faerie Kingdoms. Players encounter a multitude of enemies, solve puzzles, learn spells, and craft potions in this unique fantasy adventure.

The gesture-based casting system allows users to chain basic spells into powerful combinations to freeze enemies, electrocute them with lightning, or incinerate them in a firestorm. Players can also collect magic items, learn new spells, and upgrade potions.


Sorcery is rated "E10+" for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB. It requires the PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation Eye camera, along with the PlayStation Move navigation controller or DualShock 3 or Sixaxis wireless controller.

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