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Release This:  New Super Mario Bros 2, Persona 4 Arena  debut in Japan
Release This: New Super Mario Bros 2, Persona 4 Arena debut in Japan
July 23, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

July 23, 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 Wreckateer and Malicious to digital download platforms stateside, while Japan gets New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending July 28th, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

Alvion's downloadable third-person action-adventure title Malicious premieres for the PlayStation 3 in North America this week, joining Grip Games' cross-platform Foosball 2012.

The Kinect-compatible Wreckateer continues Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion on the Xbox 360, meanwhile, as the multiplatform exercise title Adidas miCoach headlines this week's retail lineup.

Xbox 360:
- Adidas miCoach
- Wreckateer (Xbox Live Arcade)

PlayStation 3:
- Adidas miCoach
- Malicious (PlayStation Network)
- Foosball 2012 (PlayStation Network)

Nintendo 3DS:
- Dot Runner: Complete Edition (3DSWare)
- Planet Crashers (3DSWare)

Nintendo DS:
- Decathlon 2012 (DSiWare)
- Jewel Master: Cradle of Persia
- To-Fu Collection

PlayStation Vita:
- Foosball 2012 (PlayStation Network)

PlayStation Portable:
- Wizorb (PlayStation Network)

PC:
- American Mensa Academy
- Ensemble Online
- Inversion
- Legends of Pegasus
- Prototype 2
- Rusty Hearts: Reborn

Games Released in Europe:

An expanded retail version of Nintendo's 3DSWare hit Freakyforms debuts in Europe this week alongside the Nintendo-published educational title New Art Academy.

Other 3DS standouts include Namco Bandai's manga-based action game One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP2 and the Nobunaga's Ambition crossover Pokemon Conquest.

Nintendo Wii:
- Brave
- Flatout
- Hyper Fighters
- Mensa Academy
- Monster Trucks
- Quiz Party
- Supersonic Racer

Xbox 360:
- Brave

PlayStation 3:
- Brave

Nintendo 3DS:
- Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!
- Mahjong Mysteries: Ancient Athena
- Mensa Academy
- New Art Academy
- One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP2

Nintendo DS:
- Brave
- Gogo's Crazy Bones
- Pokemon Conquest

PlayStation Vita:
- Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted

PC:
- 1953 KGB Unleashed
- Agricultural Simulator - Historical Farming
- Distant Worlds
- Inversion
- Mensa Academy
- Prototype 2
- Rift: Ultimate Edition
- Ski World 2012 Simulator
- Sunset

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. 2 hits the 3DS in Japan this week, joining a portable console lineup that also includes a localization of Cave Story 3D and multiple PSP visual novel titles.

Atlus's one-on-one fighter Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena is set to launch for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while Wii owners can expect to see Ubisoft's dancing sim sequel Just Dance Wii 2.

Nintendo Wii:
- Just Dance Wii 2

Xbox 360:
- Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena

PlayStation 3:
- Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena
- Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid 2 HD Version
- The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Hybrid Pack

Nintendo 3DS:
- Doukutsu Monogatari 3D
- Kobitodsukan Kobito Kansatsu Set
- New Super Mario Bros. 2

Nintendo DS:
- Maru Goukaku Shikaku Dasshu! Special: Certified Care Worker Exam

PlayStation Portable:
- Chronobelt -Schwarz Oath-
- Dunamis 15
- Grimm The Bounty Hunter
- L.G.S ~Shinsetsu Houshinengi~
- Nayuta No Kiseki
- Saihate No Ima Portable
- Shirokuma Bell Stars: Happy Holidays!
- Super Danganronpa 2: Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen


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