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Release This:  Spelunky, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy  arrive in North America
Release This: Spelunky, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy arrive in North America
July 2, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

July 2, 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 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and an XBLA version of Spelunky to North America, while Japan gets Max Anarchy and Etrian Odyssey IV.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending July 7th, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

The indieszero-developed Final Fantasy spinoff title Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is set to premiere for the Nintendo 3DS this week in North America. Featuring a variety of popular music tracks from past Final Fantasy titles, Theatrhythm presents many of the series' most memorable moments in the context of a rhythm-action game.

This week's digital highlights include Kung Fu Factory's Xbox Live Arcade wrestling title Bellator: MMA Onslaught, Hydravision's PSN strategy game Dungeon Twister, and a long-awaited XBLA port of Derek Yu's roguelike platformer Spelunky!

Nintendo Wii:
- Let's Create! Pottery (WiiWare)

Xbox 360:
- Bellator: MMA Onslaught (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Spelunky! (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends

PlayStation 3:
- Dungeon Twister (PlayStation Network)
- Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends

Nintendo 3DS:
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

PC:
- Endless Space
- The Secret World
- Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends

Games Released in Europe:

Theatrhythm arrives in Europe this week alongside Sidhe Interactive's PlayStation Vita sports title Jonah Lomo Rugby Challenge and Nintendo's Wii music game Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise, which was released in North America earlier this year as Rhythm Heaven Fever.

Nintendo Wii:
- Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise

Nintendo 3DS:
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

PlayStation Vita:
- Jonah Lomo Rugby Challenge

Games Released in Japan:

Platinum Games' multiplayer brawler Max Anarchy ships in Japan this week for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game's North American release (under the title Anarchy Reigns) has been delayed to 2013.

Other titles debuting in Japan include GungHo's PS Vita puzzle-platformer Dokuro, Level 5's Danball Senki Baku Boost, and the Atlus-developed Etrian Odyssey sequel Sekaiju no Meikyuu IV: Denshou no Kyojin.

Nintendo Wii:

Xbox 360:
- Max Anarchy
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

PlayStation 3:
- Max Anarchy
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Nintendo 3DS:
- Danball Senki Baku Boost
- Run for Money Tousouchuu (Japan) Jul 05, 2012 Bandai Namco Games US$ 59.90
- Sekaiju no Meikyuu IV: Denshou no Kyojin

PlayStation Vita:
- Dokuro

PlayStation Portable:
- Ouka Sengoku Portable
- Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2


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