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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2013 @ 10:00 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 ...

Democracy 3 (PC)

In Democracy 3, the player takes on the role of President or Prime Minister, and they're charged with keeping the population happy, the economy booming and preventing the collapse of society. Decide which laws to set, which taxes to raise or cut, and which government programs to add, augment or cancel. You'll also have to keep an eye on the next election ....

Democracy 3 is available from Steam and the developer website for $24.99.

F1 2013 (X360) - Digital only

F1 2013 includes the full game of the current season and classic content from the 1980s. Alternatively, fans can purchase F1 2013: Classic Edition, a premium version that features bespoke box art and expands the game with 1990s Content and Classic Track Packs. Classic content is introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker.

F1 2013 is enhanced with technical and gameplay improvements. New Scenario Mode pushes gamers to complete realistic challenges and earn awards for racing. Mid-session saves allow players to complete a full Grand Prix weekend at their own pace.

F1 2013 is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB.

Heavenly Guardian (PSN)

Heavenly Guardian is a throwback to some of the classic games of the 16-bit era. The title features single-player and cooperative modes. Players assume the role of snow goddess Sayuki, who must save her lover by collecting ingredients with her magical rabbit, Toto.

Heavenly Guardian is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available on PlayStation Network for $9.99.

The Last of Us: Abandoned Territories Map Pack DLC (PS3)

The Abandoned Territories Map Pack features new maps where you can earn supplies to sustain your clan. Weather the random dust storms on the Suburbs map. Explore an overgrown urban environment with wild giraffes in the Bus Depot map. The Hometown map is a dark, eerie environment that's perfectly suited for stealth — and keeping you on your toes. The Bookstore map features two levels for some vertical gameplay.

The Abandoned Territories Map Pack DLC is available on PlayStation Network for $9.99. The map pack is included in the $19.99 The Last of Us Season Pass.

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

The Chronicles Pack features three new solo missions and allows players to experience parallel story lines that feature other characters.

Meet Anna, a sniper who tried to rescue Artyom from the Reich. Use Pavel's skills and ingenuity to escape the Bandit Lair. Navigate Khan and Ulman through abandoned tunnels as they face supernatural elements and dark secrets from the past.

The Chronicles Pack is the final piece of DLC for Metro: Last Light. The Chronicles Pack costs $4.99/£3.99/€4.99 and is included in the Metro: Last Light Season Pass, which costs $14.99/£11.99/€14.99 and offers a discount over buying the Faction, Tower, Developer and Chronicles Packs separately.

Sid Meier's Civilization V: The Scrambled Continents DLC (PC)

Inspired by the Scramble for Africa scenario in Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World, this map pack includes real geographic outlines with randomized interiors. While the familiar outline of the continent's geography stays constant, the interior landscape changes each time you play, resulting in numerous scenarios and extreme replayability. Included maps are Africa, a thawed Antarctica, Eastern Asia, Middle East, North and South America, Oceania, and Western Europe. It also includes new scripted maps for Small Continents and a map including all of Earth's continents.

The Scrambled Continents map pack is available for $4.99.

Valhalla Knights 3 (PSV)

In Valhalla Knights 3, players must fulfill quests in a medical prison as they search for a legendary treasure. Create a customizable main character and party members, choose from seven races and seven basic job classes. Up to 20 job classes are unlockable or accessible as DLC.

On their journey, players engage in action-heavy real-time battle with their party of up to seven characters. Control one party member at a time, and choose to issue commands to allies or switch characters. Valhalla Knights 3 features over 200 quests and over 500 in-game items, weapons, armor and goods, promising over 40 hours of gameplay, with many more for the completionists. The title also features online connectivity on top of the ad-hoc two-player versus mode.

Valhalla Knights 3 is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $39.99. To celebrate the launch of the title, the original Valhalla Knights is available for free on the PlayStation Store through Oct. 21 for all North American users.

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 - Faith (PSN)

Based on Bill Willingham's acclaimed comic book series, "Fables," The Wolf Among Us puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man known as The Big Bad Wolf. He's now exiled from the land of fairy tales and is the sheriff of a hidden community in New York City. Bigby has been tasked by the bureaucrat Snow White to maintain order within the society of mythical creatures and characters. The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings from the pages of myth and lore who are now trying to survive on the mean streets of New York City.

The first episode, "Faith," is available on PlayStation Network for $4.99. A Season Pass option enables consumers to buy the rest of the five-episode series (Episodes 2-5) for the discounted price of $14.99 instead of $4.99 per episode.

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