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Thursday, May 16, 2013 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 16, 2013 @ 3:30 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 ...

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 3, The Oracle (PC)

The third episode picks up where the last left off, with a body falling 33 stories and smashing into a parked police car. When Erica arrives, her powers kick into overdrive and provide visions of past murders and betrayals at the luxurious Enthon Towers apartment building. As she discovers more about the serial killer, Erica realizes she's not the only one having visions. She must stop the Oracle by stepping into the killer's shoes.

Player control switches between FBI agent and killer as Erica pieces together the events. Before it's over, players will discover clues about the murder of Erica's brother.

Episode 3: The Oracle is available for purchase for $9.99 on the product web site and other online stores. Season Pass bundles allow players to catch up at discounted prices.

Fire & Forget: The Final Assault (PC)

In this update of the 1980s game for the Amiga and Commodore 64, players are in a postapocalyptic environment and must thwart Captain Nucleo's plans. He has stolen nuclear energy and is planning to destroy all cities. Players have a powerful vehicle, the Thunder Master III, which is equipped with auto-guided machine guns and bazookas. The car can fly for a limited distance.

Players explore 10 levels over a world map, must face enemies, and get the highest score to reach the top of the chart. Earn bonuses to gain life, boost weapons, or multiply your score. Win medals based on your gameplay statistics, and unlock custom items for your vehicle with those medals.

Gary Grisby's War in the East: Lost Battles (PC)

Lost Battles is the second expansion for Gary Grigsby's War in the East.

It introduces shorter scenarios with Courland Pocket, the Liberation of Leningrad, Operation Bagration, Operation Konrad, Operation Mars and Smolensk 1941 while keeping the time investment to 15 turns or less. There are also medium-size scenarios, like the Battle for Moscow, Vistula to Berlin, and Winter 1942-43. Finally, there's a massive new Stalingrad to Berlin campaign and a sudden death victory variant of the main campaign.

Lost Battles requires the base game (Gary Grisby's War in the East) to play.

Manhunt (PSN)

America is full of run-down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes.

In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore. The ultimate rush is to grant life and take it away — for sport. You're James Earl Cash, a death row inmate who awakens in the lethal injection chamber. You're the star in a kill-or-be-killed reality TV show, and they gave you your life back, but now, they are going to hunt you down.

Manhunt is available on PlayStation Network PSN for $9.99/€9.99/£7.99.

Thunder Wolves (PC)

This arcade-style helicopter-shooter features missions that are so dangerous and secret that only the best pilots are up to the job. The player is part of a formidable group of pilots who carry out every order, no matter how dangerous, with precision and speed. Whether the job is protecting an oil platform, destroying a chemical factory, or stopping enemies, the goal is saving the world, and this requires staying a step ahead of the terrorists by finding out what they are planning.

Key Features:

  • Explosions galore and destructible environments
  • Nine helicopters
  • 13 missions, including escorts, seek-and-destroy, and stealth missions.
  • Enemies galore and challenging bosses
  • Three difficulty levels
  • Local co-op

Thunder Wolves is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available on Steam for $14.99.

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