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Release This:  Lego Batman, Sonic Chronicles  Head Worldwide Premieres
Release This: Lego Batman, Sonic Chronicles Head Worldwide Premieres
September 22, 2008 | By Danny Cowan

September 22, 2008 | By Danny Cowan
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Gamasutra's regular round-up of worldwide video game releases, "Release This!", takes a look at every game title we know to be shipping to stores this week, in an exclusively compiled list.

This week brings the worldwide multiplatform debuts of Lego Batman and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway. UK gamers get an early release of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, meanwhile, as Japan receives Aquanaut's Holiday: Hidden Memories and Cross Edge.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending September 27th, 2008.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Brothers in Arms: Double Time
- Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009
- de Blob
- Lego Batman
- Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked
- Margot's Word Brain
- Pitfall: The Big Adventure
- Samba de Amigo
- SimCity Creator
- Twin Strike: Operation Thunder
- Wario Land: Shake It!

Xbox 360:
- Baja: Edge of Control
- Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
- Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009
- Lego Batman
- Warriors Orochi 2

PlayStation 3:
- Baja: Edge of Control
- Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
- Buzz! Quiz TV
- Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009
- Lego Batman

PlayStation 2:
- Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009
- Lego Batman
- Pipe Mania
- SingStar Pop Vol. 2
- Warriors Orochi 2
Nintendo DS:
- Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye for Style
- Brain Quest Grades 3 & 4
- Brain Quest Grades 5 & 6
- Di-Gata Defenders
- Dinosaur King
- Disgaea DS
- DropCast
- Hi! Hamtaro Ham-Ham Challenge
- Kirby Super Star Ultra
- Lego Batman
- Margot's Word Brain
- My Japanese Coach
- My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party
- My SAT Coach
- Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
- Pipe Mania
- Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
- Shaun the Sheep
- SimCity Creator
- Time Hollow

PlayStation Portable:
- Buzz! Master Quiz
- Lego Batman
- Pipe Mania

PC:
- Everlight
- Ford Racing: Off Road
- Hell's Kitchen
- Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge
- King's Bounty: The Legend
- Lego Batman
- Line Rider 2: Unbound
- Mount & Blade
- The Price is Right
- Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

New releases continue to flood North American retailers following last week's multiplatform deluge. The Nintendo DS alone is set to host 20 games in all, including RPG ports Disgaea DS and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, along with awaited titles like Time Hollow, SimCity Creator, and Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Console offerings are highlighted by Traveller's Tales' Lego Batman, while Sony's platforms receive a new SingStar title and a pair of entries in the Buzz! series. The Nintendo Wii will also see a busy release week with a lineup that includes de Blob, Samba de Amigo, and Wario Land: Shake It!

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Brothers in Arms: Double Time
- de Blob
- Family Trainer
- G1 Jockey Wii 2008
- My Pet Hotel
- Pipe Mania
- Rock Band Song Pack Vol 1
- Samba de Amigo
- Wario Land: The Shake Dimension

Xbox 360:
- Baja: Edge of Control
- Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
- PDC world Championship Darts 2008
- Pure

PlayStation 3:
- Baja: Edge of Control
- Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
- G1 Jockey 4 2008
- Pure
- SBK 08: Superbike World Championship

PlayStation 2:

- Pipe Mania
- Rock Band Song Pack Vol 1
Nintendo DS:
- 8 Ball All Stars
- Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun
- Clever Kids: Farmyard Fun
- Clever Kids: Pirates
- Drawn to Life: Spongebob Squarepants Edition
- Hell's Kitchen
- Lock's Quest
- Make 10: A Journey of Numbers
- My Pet Hotel 2
- Pipe Mania
- Shaun the Sheep
- SimCity Creator
- Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
- World Cup of Pool

PlayStation Portable:
- PDC world Championship Darts 2008
- Pipe Mania
- R-Type Tactics

PC:
- Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe
- My Pet Hotel 2
- Pipe Mania
- Pure
- Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization
- So Blonde

Europe shares many of North America's biggest premieres in the coming week, as Wario Land: The Shake Dimension is set for release on the Wii while Baja: Edge of Control and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway debut on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Region-exclusive European releases for this week include an early look at the BioWare-developed DS RPG Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, along with English localizations for Koei's horse racing sims G1 Jockey Wii 2008 and G1 Jockey 4 2008, neither of which are currently slated to appear in other territories.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Bomberman
- Disaster: Day of Crisis
- SimCity Creator
- Simple 2000 Series Wii Vol. 1: The Table Game
- Soul Eater: Monotone Princess

Xbox 360:
- Janline
- Madden NFL 09
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

PlayStation 3:
- Aquanaut's Holiday
- Cross Edge
- Madden NFL 09
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

PlayStation 2:
- Daisenryaku: Dai Toua Kouboushi - Tora Tora Tora Ware Kishuu Ni Seikou Seri
- Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max 2 Tokumori
- Nogizaka Sunkou no Himitsu Cosplay, Hajime Mashita
- Sugar + Spice! Anoko no Suteki na Nanimokamo
- Super Robot Taisen Z
- True Fortune
Nintendo DS:
- Chokkan! Asonde Relaxuma
- Gabu*Gabu Planet
- Guitar Hero: On Tour
- Knights in the Nightmare
- Kumatanchi
- Princess Maker 4 DS Special Edition
- Sakai Burai Kaiji: Death or Survival
- Simple DS Series Vol. 44: The Gal Mahjong
- U-Can Pen Ji Training DS
- Umiuru to Sudoku Shiyo!
- World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi Ishi

PlayStation Portable:
- Daisenryaku: Dai Toua Kouboushi - Tora Tora Tora Ware Kishuu Ni Seikou Seri
- Mana-Khemia: Gakuen no Renkinjutsu Shitachi Portable
- Princess Maker 5 Portable
- Soldier Collection (PC Engine Best Collection)

PC:
- Crysis: Warhead
- D.C. Girl's Symphony
- The Sims 2: Apartment Life Data Set
- Zwei II

Localized versions of EA's Madden NFL 09 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 will make their way to Japan this week, arriving alongside console offerings that include the sealife simulator Aquanaut's Holiday: Hidden Memories and the multi-franchise crossover RPG Cross Edge.

Wii owners can expect to see a new Bomberman title and the Monolith Soft-developed Disaster: Day of Crisis, while the regional PlayStation 2 lineup features the awaited debuts of Super Robot Taisen Z and Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max 2 Tokumori. On portables, Sega's World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi Ishi headlines the week's DS offerings, while PSP owners receive the Star Soldier series compilation Soldier Collection.



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