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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 23, 2013 @ 2:30 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 ...

Assassin's Creed 3: The Tyranny of King Washington DLC - Episode 3 (PS3/X360/PC)

In Assassin's Creed III's "The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC, George Washington falls prey to the temptation of limitless power. The new single-player campaign is told through three content packs that showcase an alternate history following the American Revolution. You invoke the power of the wolf to stalk enemies and call upon wolf packs to take down your foes in order to return freedom to the country by dethroning the tyrant.

The Redemption is the third and final episode of the DLC. Gamers head to New York to discover the power of the bear, which lets them strike enemies with great force. Ratonhnhaké:ton calls upon the abilities of his heritage to break into the fortress and end King Washington's tyranny.

The episodes of The Tyranny of King Washington are available through the AC3 season pass (2,400 Microsoft points or $29.99 on PlayStation Network). The episodes are also available separately for 800 Microsoft points or $9.99.

Assassin's Creed III is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB.

Black Rock Shooter: The Game (PSP)

It is 2032, and Earth has been at war with aliens for 19 years. The existence of humanity is threatened. The last hope is BRS, a battle android created to save the planet. When she is booted up to end the battle, there are only 12 humans left on Earth ...

Key Features:

  • The World: Explore ruins, alien structures, and more
  • The Enemy: Engage in fast-paced battles where your choices and reflexes can save you
  • The Girl: Level up BRS to equip her with attacks and skills so you can utilize her abilities and cyber-cannon
  • The Last Hope: Complete missions to unlock new challenges, costumes, guns and more

Dead Island: Riptide (PS3/X360/PC)

A monsoon and heavy rainstorms have ruined large parts of the islands. Areas are flooded, so boats are the only means of transportation. Changing weather conditions force players to adapt to changing visibility.

A fifth character joins the team, and the combined skills of the group are required when new zombie mutations emerge.

In new hub defense missions, co-op teamplay is tested. Place traps, fences and turrets to fight off zombie onslaughts.

Dead Island Riptide is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $49.99.

Don't Starve (PC)

Wilson is a scientist who has been trapped and transported to a new world by a demon. He must exploit the environment and creatures if he wants to find a way back home. Gather resources to craft items and structures.

Don't Starve is available on its web site for $14.99. For the first week, it's on sale for $13.49.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3/X360)

Dark Arisen includes the content from the original game, but it also introduces the massive underground realm of Bitterblack Isle and a new plot. The cursed territory hides treasure and new foes. There's also an improved travel system and more frequent Portcrystals. Players can access new high-level skills and augments in addition to more than 100 additional weapons and armor sets.

Owners of the original game can export existing characters and saved data to continue their journey, and they'll also receive 100,000 Rift Crystals, an Eternal Ferrystone and an armor pack with six new costumes.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $39.99.

E.Y.E: Blood Games (PC)

E.Y.E: Blood Games is an expansion pack for E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy. It adds two muliplayer modes, six new multiplayer maps, four co-op mission maps, a PvP mode, leaderboards and stats, effects, and various bug fixes and gameplay options and tweaks.

E.Y.E: Blood Games is available on Steam for free.

Guilty Gear XX: /\ Core Plus R (PSV)

Featuring the same sprites as its console breathren, Guilty Gear XX /\ Core Plus R lets you experience the action in handheld form. The "R" version is based on fan feedback.

Key Features:

  • Many character balance tweaks
  • All of the stories have fully voiced dialogue
  • Battle through the Mission, MOM, Survival, and Training gameplay modes

Guilty Gear XX: /\ Core Plus R is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $14.99.

Panzar (PC) - Europe only

Panzar is a free-to-play MMO that focuses on team matches with a heavy PvP component. Its fast-paced gameplay and impressive high fantasy graphics.

Teams of 10 players are pitted against one another. The title features four game modes: Blitz, Domination, King of the Hill and Siege.

Panzar is fully localized in English, French and German.

Star Trek: The Video Game (PS3/X360/PC)

In Star Trek: The Video Game, players take on the roles of iconic space adventurers, Kirk and Spock. Board the U.S.S. Enterprise to discover a threat from the dangerous Gorn race.

The game features the voice talents of actors from the 2009 "Star Trek" film, Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock. Players work together by utilizing the game's core co-op play. The title is compatible with 3-D TVs.

Star Trek is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and $49.99 for PC.

Thomas Was Alone (PSN)

Thomas Was Alone is a 2-D platform-puzzle game that engages the player with a charming plot and art style. It's about antigravity, floating, friendship and jumping. Guide rectangles through obstacles, utilizing their various skills to reach the end of each level.

Thomas Was Alone is available on PlayStation Network (for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita) for $9.99/£6.99. A 20-level expansion pack is priced at $2.99/£1.99.

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