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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT

Angry Birds Star Wars (3DS/PSV/WiiU/Wii/PS3/X360)

Angry Birds Star Wars brings the struggle between the Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs to new audiences.

Angry Birds Star Wars features challenges, Force powers and familiar faces and places. Twenty new levels join the 200+ stages from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars. This introduces cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and bragging rights. This edition also uses the capabilities of each system, such as voice command support on the Xbox 360 Kinect and touch-screen controls on the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.

Angry Birds Star Wars is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $49.99 for Wii U, $39.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Wii, and $29.99 for Nintendo 3DS.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (WiiU/PS3/X360)

Set at the beginning of the 18th century, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, who falls into piracy as the war between the empires ends. Edward is a pirate and a seasoned fighter who becomes embroiled in the war between Assassins and Templars. The game features famous pirates, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey through the West Indies during the Golden Age of Pirates.

The Season Pass is available for $19.99, and it'll include Freedom Cry, a nine-mission self-contained story featuring Edward Kenway's first mate Adewale, the Kraken Ship Pack, additional single-player missions, weapons, skins and collectibles, and new characters.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

Battlefield 4 (PS3/X360/PC)

Battlefield 4 lets players wage war across air, land and sea with vehicular combat, dynamic environments and a new level of destruction. In the single-player portion, Battlefield 4 puts players in the boots of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel Recker. The world is on the brink of chaos, and things could escalate into a global conflict. Fight to preserve peace between China, Russia and the U.S. by engaging in combat on foot and operating air, land and sea units.

In multiplayer, Battlefield 4 offers varied maps, thrilling game modes and dynamic destruction. Players engage in close-quarters, squad-based combat and in major battles commandeering helicopters, jeeps, jets, tanks, and naval units.

Battlefield 4 is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99.

Beyblade: Evolution (3DS)

Beyblade: Evolution lets players launch their in-game Beyblade. Players can use the gyro and motion sensors and manipulate the viewing angle with the AR camera for precise control. Engage in real-time multiplayer battles or follow the Story campaign to unlock new parts and information. Battle your friends in the virtual arenas or in the brand-new arenas. Beyblade: Evolution is also compatible with the new Nintendo 2DS.

Beyblade: Evolution is rated "E" for "Everyone" and is available as a Collector's Edition, with the limited edition Wing Pegasus 90WF Battle Top at an MSRP of $39.95, and as a Solus edition for $29.95.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD (PSN)

The second chapter of the series continues the story 26 years after the events of the original Lords of Shadow, as Gabriel's descendants confront their destiny. Trevor Belmont is on a quest to avenge the death of his mother.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available on PlayStation Network for $14.99.

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (PC)

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut gives players a mysterious open-world experience featuring interactions with locals, numerous side-quests and minigames to solve the murders and uncover town secrets. Playing as special agent Francis York Morgan, players investigate the murder of a young woman in a small American town. York must solve the mystery and stay alive while supernatural creatures and a killer try to end his investigation.

Key Features:

  • New scenario
  • HD graphics with new textures
  • Improved controls
  • Downloadable content
  • New PC-exclusive DLC
  • Achievements and Steam Trading Cards

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut is available on Steam for $24.99.

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (WiiU/PS3/X360/PC)

Based on the original story from the animated series, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures has Pac-Man becoming an unlikely hero destined to save PacWorld from the plots of Betrayus and his ghosts. Players are immersed in a world of new adventures that still hearken back to classic Pac-Man gameplay elements, such as chomping ghosts. Devour scared blue ghosts, and face various types of Netherworld ghosts. You'll rely on Power Berries for power-ups, such as burning or freezing ghosts, bouncing around like a rubber ball, barreling through levels as a spinning top, or mowing down ghosts as a granite ball.

In a new multiplayer mode, the re-imagined maze allows gamers and up to three friends play competitively to see who can catch Pac-Man first. The game also contains unlockable arcade-style minigames featuring new Pac vehicles like the Cherry Copter and Pineapple Tank.

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is rated "E10+" for "Everyone aged 10 and older" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $39.99.

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land (3DS)

In Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land, best buds Mordecai and Rigby are transported into a variety of mysterious video games, where they must use their skills and abilities to traverse the challenges, escape and get back home. This adventure is packed with action platforming, side-scroller space shooting, an old-school top-down perspective, and it comes loaded with characters and humor from the show.

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land is rated "E10+" for "Everyone aged 10 and older" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $29.95.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition: The Smashing Pumpkins DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the sequel to 2011's Rocksmith, a rhythm game that used a real guitar or bass. Rocksmith 2014 Edition includes new features, new modes, tracking and responsiveness, a completely redesigned interface, and more.

The DLC pack includes "1979," "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," "Disarm," "Today," and "Tonight, Tonight." Individual songs are available for $2.99, and the complete five-song pack costs $11.99.

Sonic Lost World (3DS/WiiU)

Sonic's arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, is planning to rule the world. Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of six creatures collectively known as the Deadly Six. When the Deadly Six rise up against their new master, Sonic and Tails must unite with his rival to take on the new enemies. The action takes players to an immersive 3-D world in the sky where they help Sonic battle the baddies. Each area offers varied gameplay missions where players collect rings, rescue critters and defeat bosses to progress to the next level.

Key Features:

Wii U

  • Wii U GamePad: Wii U-exclusive color powers can be controlled with the GamePad by tilting, touching, and aiming the controller. The entire game can be played using only the GamePad screen, and it also features a two-player support mode.
  • Help from Friends: Players can have a friend lend a hand via the game's co-op feature. Players can also get help from other players who send items from their inventory into the Miiverse.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Exclusive Levels and Stages: Nintendo 3DS-exclusive stages and color powers. A competitive VS mode lets players challenge friends locally or online.
  • "Tails Lab" Crafting System: Players can create customized radio-controlled vehicles that can be exported into the Wii U version.
  • Robust StreetPass Options: Allows players to send out special Street Pass missions.

Sonic Lost World is rated "E10+" for "Everyone aged 10 and older" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $49.95 on Wii U and $39.95 on Nintendo 3DS.

WWE 2K14 (PS3/X360)

WWE 2K14 adds several major gameplay improvements, including a revamped player navigation system, a new reversal system and hundreds of new moves, including new catapult finishers and OMG Moments. The Creation Suite and Universe Mode give players new levels of customization, versatility and freedom to develop arenas, championships, finishing moves, storylines, superstars and more.

WWE 2K14 features the 30 Years of WrestleMania mode single-player campaign. Beginning with the first WrestleMania, the journey encompasses 46 matches, including Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant at WrestleMania 3, Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 12 and The Rock vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 28. It features authentically re-created arenas, entrances and ring attires, era-specific graphics, filters and other presentation elements. Players can also encounter the Undertaker to defend or defeat his 21-0 WrestleMania match record in a gauntlet-style feature known as The Streak.

WWE 2K14 is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

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