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Release This:  Trials Evolution, The Witcher 2: Enhanced  debut stateside
Release This: Trials Evolution, The Witcher 2: Enhanced debut stateside
April 16, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

April 16, 2012 | 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 a custom compiled list.

This week brings The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition and Trials Evolution to North America and Europe, while Japan gets Fire Emblem: Kakusei and Lumines: Electronic Symphony.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending April 21st, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

An upgraded Xbox 360 port of CD Projekt Red Studio's PC action-RPG The Witcher 2 hits store shelves in North America and Europe this week, boasting a redesigned interface and expanded content.

Also arriving this week are a PlayStation Vita port of Nippon Ichi's strategy-RPG Disgaea 3 and an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 compilation disc for Pipeworks Software's Deadliest Warrior fighting game series.

Downloadable highlights include RedLynx's motocross sequel Trials Evolution, a PlayStation 3 port for Sega's previously arcade-exclusive light gun shooter The House of the Dead 4, and Botanicula, the latest release from Samorost series developer Amanita Design.

Xbox 360:
- Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat
- Trials Evolution (Xbox Live Arcade)
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition)

PlayStation 3:
- Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat
- The House of the Dead 4 (PlayStation Network)

PlayStation Vita:
- Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

PC:
- Botanicula (online)
- Forge of Empires (online)
- Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (online)
- MacGuffin's Curse (online)
- Super Ski Runner (online)
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition)

Games Released in Europe:

A retail PC version of Rovio's Angry Birds Space premieres in the UK this week, joining the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 2 and Double Helix's multiplatform naval strategy title and first-person shooter Battleship.

Nintendo Wii:
- Battleship

Xbox 360:
- Battleship
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition)

PlayStation 3:
- Battleship

Nintendo 3DS:
- Battleship

Nintendo DS:
- Battleship
- Natalie Brooks: Mystery at Hillcrest High

PlayStation Vita:
- Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

PC:
- Angry Birds Space
- Depth Hunter
- Distant Worlds
- Men of War: Condemned Heroes
- Naval War: Arctic Circle
- Pole Position 2012
- Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War Ultimate Collection
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition)

Games Released in Japan:

A new entry in Nintendo's long-running Fire Emblem strategy-RPG series debuts for the 3DS in Japan this week, joining Agatsuma Entertainment's RPG Code of Princess and a localized version of the Shin'en-developed shooter Nano Assault.

Q Entertainment's acclaimed PS Vita puzzler Lumines: Electronic Symphony also hits Japanese shores this week, while the PSP and DS receive Bandai Namco's manga-based adventure game Meitantei Conan: Kakokara no Zensou Kyoku.

Xbox 360:
- Lord of the Rings: War in the North
- Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster

PlayStation 3:
- Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Nintendo 3DS:
- Cho~ricchi! Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi
- Code of Princess
- Earthpedia
- Fire Emblem: Kakusei
- Girls Fashion 3D Mezase! Top Stylist
- Nano Assault

Nintendo DS:
- Meitantei Conan: Kakokara no Zensou Kyoku

PlayStation Vita:
- Lumines: Electronic Symphony

PlayStation Portable:
- Meitantei Conan: Kakokara no Zensou Kyoku
- Miyako Awayuki No Utage
- Miyako Twinpack
- Seinaru Kana: Orichalcum no Na no Motoni


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