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Release This:  Far Cry 2, Wii Music, Fable II  Debut Stateside
Release This: Far Cry 2, Wii Music, Fable II Debut Stateside
October 20, 2008 | By Danny Cowan

October 20, 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 release of Ubisoft's Far Cry 2, which arrives in the United States alongside Wii Music and Fable II. Gamers in Europe will receive an exclusive localization of Disaster: Day of Crisis, meanwhile, as Japan gets Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 25th, 2008.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?: Make the Grade
- Backyard Football 2009
- Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp
- Build a Bear Workshop: A Friend for All Seasons
- Carnival Games: Mini-Golf
- Celebrity Sports Showdown
- Circus Games
- Dancing With the Stars: We Dance!
- Disney Sing It
- Disney TH!NK Fast
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year
- Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009
- The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
- Monopoly
- The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game
- Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
- Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2
- Penny Racers Party: Turbo Q Speedway
- Pet Pals Animal Doctor
- Petz Rescue Wildlife Vet
- Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
- SpongeBob Squarepants: Nicktoons Globs of Doom
- Ten Pin Alley 2
- Think Fast
- Wii Music

Xbox 360:
- Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3
- Disney Sing It
- Fable II
- Far Cry 2
- The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles
- Monopoly
- Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

PlayStation 3:
- BioShock
- Disney Sing It
- Eternal Sonata
- Far Cry 2
- The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles
- Monopoly
- Rock Band 2
- Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

PlayStation 2:
- Backyard Football 2009
- Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp
- Disney Sing It
- The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
- Monopoly
- The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game
- NHL 09
- Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
- SpongeBob Squarepants: Nicktoons Globs of Doom
Nintendo DS:
- Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?: Make the Grade
- Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games
- Backyard Football 2009
- Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
- Dancing With the Stars: We Dance!
- Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell
- Ener-G: Dance Squad
- Ener-G: Gym Rockets
- Ener-G: Horse Rider
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year
- The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
- Lovely Lisa
- Master of the Monster Lair
- Mechanic Maker
- My Baby Girl
- The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game
- Pass the Pigs
- Smart Girl's: Party Games
- Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
- SpongeBob Squarepants: Nicktoons Globs of Doom
- Tornado
- TouchMaster 2
- Transformers: Animated
- What's Cooking with Jamie Oliver

PlayStation Portable:
- Cake Mania Baker’s Challenge
- Crash: Mind Over Mutant
- Midnight Club: LA Remix
- Petz: Saddle Club
- Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
- Star Ocean: First Departure

PC:
- Brain Training for Dummies
- Bully: Scholarship Edition
- Combat Wings: Battle of Britain
- Deer Hunter Tournament
- Europa Universalis III Complete
- EverQuest: Seeds of Destruction
- Far Cry 2
- Galactic Bowling
- Hei$t
- Littlest Pet Shop
- NBA 2K9
- Petz: Horsez 2008
- Shaun White Snowboarding

Another sizable wave of titles hits North America this week, with Far Cry 2 and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows arriving as anticipated multiplatform highlights. The PlayStation 3 boasts a strong lineup that includes ports of Rock Band 2, Eternal Sonata, and BioShock, while Xbox 360 owners will soon receive the awaited Fable II.

On Nintendo's platforms, Nintendo's music simulation title Wii Music headlines this week's Wii lineup, as Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Master of the Monster Lair, and Tornado stand out among the more than two dozen Nintendo DS titles set to hit store shelves in the coming week.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
- Celebrity Sports Showdown
- Disaster: Day of Crisis
- Guinness World Records: The Videogame
- Margot's Word Brain
- Monopoly
- Order Up!
- Sam & Max: Season One
- Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows
- WSC REAL 08: World Snooker Championship

Xbox 360:
- Blitz: The League II
- Dead Space
- Fable II
- Far Cry 2
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles
- Monopoly
- MotoGP 08
- Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows

PlayStation 3:
- Blitz: The League II
- Dead Space
- Far Cry 2
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles
- Monopoly
- MotoGP 08
- Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows
PlayStation 2:
- Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers
- Monopoly
- MotoGP 08
- Skyscraper
- Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows
- Stealth Force 2

Nintendo DS:
- Back at the Barnyard: Barnyard Games
- Cake Mania 2
- Dragon Hunters
- Gravity Zero Racing
- Guinness World Records: The Videogame
- Imagine: Figure Skater
- Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows
- Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3
- Transformers: Animated
- What's Cooking with Jamie Oliver

PlayStation Portable:
- Midnight Club: LA Remix
- Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows
- Star Ocean: First Departure

PC:
- Dead Space
- Far Cry 2
- The Guild 2 Venice
- MotoGP 08
- Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows

EA's Dead Space makes its awaited UK debut this week, arriving alongside awaited multiplatform titles like Far Cry 2 and Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows. Europe-exclusive debuts for this week include MotoGP 08, Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun and the English-language premiere of the Nintendo-published Disaster: Day of Crisis. Evil Under the Sun is set to arrive stateside next month, while no U.S. release date has yet been announced for Day of Crisis.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Ginsei Table Games Wii
- Happy Dance Collection
- Pro Golfer Saru
- Tenchu 4

Xbox 360:
- Gundam Musou International
- NBA Live 09

PlayStation 3:
- NBA Live 09

PlayStation 2:
- Baroque International
- Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou
- Hakugin no Soreiyu: Contract to the Future
- NBA Live 09
Nintendo DS:
- 100 Kiri Golf DS
- Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin
- Galileo
- Josei no Hinkakujuku DS
- Ketsui Death Label
- Kimi no Yuusha
- Morinaga Takurou no Okane no Shin Joushiki DS Training
- Saihai no Yukue
- Soul Eater: Medusa no Inbou
- Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode

PlayStation Portable:
- Bleach: Soul Carnival
- DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense - Clazziquai Edition
- Garnet Chronicle
- Minna de Dokusho: Keitai Shousetsu Desu
- Moeru Mahjong: Moejong!
- NBA Live 09

Atlus' Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou currently leads as this week's most-preordered title across all platforms at online retailer Amazon.co.jp. The title, a direct sequel to the PlayStation 2 RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army, additionally contains an enhanced special edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. While both Nocturne and The Soulless Army have previously been localized for release overseas, no western release has yet been announced for Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou.

This week also sees the Wii debut of From Software's Tenchu series with Tenchu 4, while Xbox 360 owners get an enhanced rerelease of the popular brawler Gundam Musou. Portable highlights include the Nintendo-developed Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode and a Nintendo DS port of the Cave-developed shooter Ketsui, as the PSP receives a new Bleach title and DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense - Clazziquai Edition.


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