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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 16, 2013 @ 4:15 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 ...

Darkfall: Unholy Wars (PC)

In Darkfall: Unholy Wars, experience an intense, real-time combat system that requires fast reflexes, skill and tactics. Explore the massive world of Agon and experience the mixture of real-time action and strategy. This title features the largest seamless and zone-less MMO world and can host more than 10,000 users per world at a time.

Form clans and battle for dominance. Recruit friends and allies, engage in land and naval battles, and interact with thousands of players.

Darkfall Unholy Wars is available on for $39.95 / €39,95, . This price includes 30 days of game access.

Forza Horizon: 1000 Club Expansion Pack (X360)

The 1000 Club expansion pack features 1,000+ new challenges, 10 new Xbox Live achievements worth 250 Gamerscore points, and two new bonus cars. Some challenges focus on speed while others focus on driving skills or specific stunts. New location-based challenges span the open world, such as road trips against the clock, racking up skill points while exploring, or drifting your way around the winding roads.

Most car challenges can be completed with cars from the standard edition of the game. Players who purchased the Season Pass, Rally Expansion Pack, or downloadable car packs will have hundreds of new challenges to complete.

The expansion pack features two free bonus cars:

  • 1956 Ford F100 – The 1956 model is the best-looking and most powerful version of Ford's workhorse. The optional V8 boosts the F100 to 167 horsepower.
  • 1995 RUF CTR2 – The CTR2 features more of what fans loved about the original: incredible performance, twin turbocharged flat-six capable of 520 horsepower, and a top speed above 215 mph.

Forza Horizion is rated "T" For "Teen" by the ESRB, and the 1000 Club expansion pack is a free download on Xbox Live.

Injustice: Gods Among Us (WiiU/PS3/X360)

As Injustice: Gods Among Us unfolds, players experience the power, gadgetry and strength of some the most popular DC Comics heroes and villains. Injustice features locales from DC Comics lore, including Arkham Asylum, Metropolis, Atlantis, and more. As Aquaman, Batman, The Flash, Green Arrow, The Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman, and others, unleash each character's super powers, individual move sets and environmental interactions to beat their opponents. Fans can extend their experience by playing the S.T.A.R. Labs missions, which offer players additional content and gameplay outside of the story mode.

A cast of actors lend their voice talents to the game, including Stephen Amell, star of the CW Network's "Arrow," who is an unlockable "Arrow" version of the character. Also featured are Adam Baldwin as Green Lantern, Kevin Conroy as Batman, Neal McDonough as The Flash, George Newbern as Superman, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Raven, and Alan Tudyk as Green Arrow (regular version).

Season Pass users receive four upcoming downloadable characters for the price of three in addition to a bonus Flashpoint Skin Pack that features alternate costumes for Aquaman, Deathstroke and Wonder Woman. The Season Pass is available on the Xbox LIVE® Game Store for 1200 Microsoft Points and on PlayStation Network for $14.99.

Injustice: Gods Among Us is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99.

La-Mulana (PC)

Search the ancient ruins of La-Mulana for the Secret Treasure of Life, which is said to be the beginning of civilization. Solve riddles, defeat monsters and dismantle traps.

Key Features:

  • 64 Achievements
  • Steam Big Picture support
  • Steam Cloud support
  • English, Japanese, Russian and Spanish language options

La-Mulana is available on Steam for $14.99.

Out of the Park Baseball 14 (PC)

Key Features:

  • 2013 major league teams and rosters, with player ratings based on Baseball Prospectus' accurate PECOTA system.
  • All levels of minor league rosters, including more June draft prospects.
  • Recoded player origin system, with five different methods for players to enter the league.
  • Recoded player creation algorithms to ensure stable long-term simulations and realistic player stats.
  • New fielding ratings development system
  • Recoded scouting system and better player development tracking
  • More information in the Real-Time Simulation mode
  • Improved AI trading
  • An improved interface, including a graphical depth chart, playoff analysis screen, better pitching staff control, and more.
  • Free Agent Draft, Achievements, one-click joining of online leagues, more plots, etc.

OOTP 14 is available for PC, Mac and Linux for $39.99.

Pandora's Tower (Wii)

In the Kingdom of Elyria, a singer named Elena falls prey to a curse and begins to transform into a monster. The brave Aeron, a young ex-soldier, must save her. Pandora's Tower takes the fairytale theme of a maiden in distress and adds a violent twist. The protagonist must vanquish over a dozen monsters and collect their flesh to free his beloved from the evil curse.

By consuming the flesh of all of the monsters, Elena can reverse the transformation, but time is of the essence. The longer Aeron takes, the less human Elena becomes, affecting her character and the final outcome.

Pandora's Tower is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $39.99.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers (3DS)

Soul Hackers takes place in the not-so-distant future in Amami City. The city is permeated by Paradigm X, a virtual reality world that connects the entire population. When the main character attempts to hack in, he obtains a Gun-type COMP (GUMP), which allows him to communicate with and control demons. It also causes the protagonist's girlfriend to be possessed by the demon Nemissa. That's when the secret Phantom Society organization takes notice ...

The bottom touch-screen functions as the GUMP interface, allowing players to immediately change the game difficulty, along with other gameplay-modifying hacks.

Soul Hackers is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $39.99.

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel (PC)

The Hutt Cartel is making a play to become the next galactic superpower, and only the Republic or the Empire can stop them. In Rise of the Hutt Cartel, players explore a new plot on the new planet of Makeb. Continue faction story lines while fighting against the Hutt Cartel to prevent it from taking over the planet and resources. Earn new gear and abilities, along with access to new Elder Game content. Acquire new gear, including Macrobinoculars and Seeker Droids, which take players on new missions to unlock rewards.

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel is available for $19.99, or $9.99 for current subscribers.

Purchase the Rise of the Hutt Cartel digital expansion pack on the SWTOR web site.

Victoria II: Heart of Darkness (PC)

Dominate the Victorian Age and seize weaker powers to advance your national destiny. Victoria II: Heart of Darkness introduces new crisis mechanics to force the Great Powers to pay attention to deceptively quiet regions. A revised naval system fills the gaps, and the newspaper feature guarantees that you can follow major developments half a globe away.

Victoria II: Heart of Darkness is available on digital download portals for $19.99.

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