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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2013 @ 11:30 a.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 ...

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PSN/PC)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons lets players guide two brothers on a fairy tale journey. Gamers control both brothers at once as they experience co-op play by solving puzzles, exploring various locations and fight boss battles — all while controlling one brother with each thumbstick.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has been rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available for $14.99 on PlayStation Network and Steam.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD Remake (PSN)

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is the 3-D reimagining of the original 1991 SEGA Genesis game. Mickey Mouse returns to star in this Disney adventure with new HD graphics and gameplay. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it's up to Mickey to traverse the Castle of Illusion and five fantastical worlds to rescue her. Gather your courage, take on the rebellious toys, and navigate mazes of living books to save Minnie.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for $14.99USD/£9.99/€14.99

Chaos Code (PSN)

Chaos Code features 14 playable characters with intuitive controls and high-speed gameplay to create the optimum fighting game experience. The Story mode features new ending stories for each character, and you can choose between two display modes, Arcade Original and PS3 Wide.

Chaos Code is rated "T" for "Teen" and is available on the PlayStation Network for $11.99.

Diablo III (PS3/X360)

Diablo III continues the Diablo story line, with players taking on the role of one of five heroic characters — barbarian, demon hunter, monk, witch doctor or wizard — and embarking on a quest to save the world of Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells. As players adventure through rich settings, they'll engage in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who'll join or aid them.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Diablo III have been tailored for gamepads, with a dynamic camera perspective that puts your hero front and center, as well as a new user interface and control system that make vanquishing evil feel like second nature. Players can play alone or in a party of up to four via same-screen local cooperative play or online over PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. The game also supports parties composed of both local and online players.

Diablo III is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (PS3/X360)

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate adds fan-favorite characters, such as Ein, Leon, Dragon Shrine Maiden Momiji, Fiend Hunter Rachel from Ninja Gaiden, and Jacky from Sega's Virtua Fighter. Additionally, there are new costumes, new interactive arenas, training and ranking modes, and upgraded online functionality and features.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $39.99.

Franchise Hockey Manager 2014 (PC)

Franchise Hockey Manager 2014 is a deep and customizable hockey management game. Choose one of 19 leagues and select a team to guide to glory. You can trade players, sign free agents, draft the next batch of superstars, and more. Real teams and players are included for the 2013-14 season, along with historical play in the NHL dating back to 1947 and the complete 1971-79 history of the WHA.

Franchise Hockey Manager 2014 is available for purchase on the developer website.

GRID 2: Demolition Derby mode DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

Demolition Derby mode was one of the most requested features in feedback from the GRID 2 community. The free DLC includes the Jupiter Eagle Ray Mk 5 Demo Derby car, the option to customize its livery, and the Detroit Demolition Derby Stadium. Demolition Derby mode can be enjoyed in single-player, split-screen and in up to 12-player online races.

Metro: Last Light - Tower Pack DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

In the Tower Pack DLC, players must fight their way through a heavily guarded tower, which is a virtual combat simulator. Each level is packed with hordes of enemies, mutants and deadly threats. Players need to master the weaponry and combat mechanics to reach the top of the global leaderboards.

The Tower Pack costs $4.99/£3.99/€4.99. The Metro: Last Light Season Pass includes this and three other DLC at a discounted price of $14.99/£11.99/€14.99 and includes the Abzats, an exclusive weapon.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3) - Europe only

Two years have passed since Luffy and his friends were separated. The Straw Hat Pirates face plenty of pirates and marines on their battle to the top. Players can have an amazing adventure and surprising battles in the Pirates Log mode, in solo or co-op mode with friends (online and offline). Play as over 30 different characters from the One Piece world, including new characters like Eneru, Perona and more.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 introduces Haki attacks, which allow players to overpower thousands of enemies at once with wide destructive force or switch their battle styles for a more focused tactical gameplay strategy.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $49.99.

Rayman Legends (WiiU/PSV/PS3/X360/PC)

After Rayman Origins, our heroes took a 100-year nap and nightmares began to infest the Glade of Dreams. Once Rayman awakens, he sets off on an adventure with his friends to restore order to the universe. Rayman Legends features traditional Rayman platforming action, new music rhythm-based stages, multi-dimension gameplay elements, and an improved lighting system.

On the Wii U, a fifth player can join the fun by taking on the role of Murfy via the GamePad controller.

Rayman Legends is rated "E10+" for "Everyone Aged 10 and Older" by the ESRB and is available for $59.99 on Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and $39.99 on PlayStation Vita and PC.

Total War: Rome II (PC)

In Total War: Rome II, players must create the most incredible war machine the ancient world has ever seen. Playing as Rome or one of many barbarian, Greco-Roman or eastern empires. Use all of the military, political and mercantile power at your disposal to rule the known world.

The campaign map is nearly twice the size of the previous title, and Total War: Rome II features more than 700 individual unit types. DLC plans will be announced in the coming months.

Total War: Rome II is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

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