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Release This:  Madden NFL 13, Rock Band Blitz  launch stateside
Release This: Madden NFL 13, Rock Band Blitz launch stateside
August 27, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

August 27, 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 Madden NFL 13 and Rock Band Blitz to North America, while Japan gets Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f and Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending September 1st, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

EA's football franchise update Madden NFL 13 arrives on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and PS Vita in North America this week. The latest entry in the long-running series boasts a new commentary team, tweaked passing controls, and broadcast TV-styled cutscenes between plays.

The PlayStation 3 will host a variety of multi-game compilation releases, including the five-game God of War Saga, thatgamecompany's catalog-spanning Journey Collector's Edition, Sucker Punch's InFamous Collection, and Ratchet & Clank Collection, which includes upgraded versions of Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal.

Harmonix's Frequency-like Rock Band spinoff Rock Band Blitz headlines this week's downloadable lineup on the Xbox 360, while PS3 owners can expect to see a port of Activision's Summer of Arcade standout Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.

Nintendo Wii:
- Madden NFL 13
- Mama's 2-Pack

Xbox 360:
- Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII
- Madden NFL 13
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Rock Band Blitz (Xbox Live Arcade)
- WWE WrestleFest (Xbox Live Arcade)

PlayStation 3:
- Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII
- God of War Saga
- InFamous Collection
- Journey Collector's Edition
- Madden NFL 13
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition (PlayStation Network)
- Ratchet & Clank Collection
- Rock Band Blitz (PlayStation Network)
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (PlayStation Network)

Nintendo 3DS:
- Chevrolet Camaro: Wild Ride
- Order Up!! (3DSWare)
- RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D

PlayStation Vita:
- Madden NFL 13

PC:
- Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII
- Guild Wars 2
- Knight Age
- Mutant Mudds
- Paper Sorcerer
- SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance
- Starvoid
- They Bleed Pixels

Games Released in Europe:

Madden NFL 13 also premieres in Europe this week, arriving alongside Namco Bandai's PS3 RPG Tales of Graces f and the region-exclusive Worms Collection, which includes Team 17's multiplayer combat titles Worms, Worms 2: Armageddon, and Worms Ultimate Mayhem.

Nintendo Wii:
- Madden NFL 13

Xbox 360:
- Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII
- Madden NFL 13
- Worms Collection

PlayStation 3:
- Agarest: Generations Of War 2
- Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII
- Madden NFL 13
- Tales of Graces f
- Worms Collection

PlayStation Vita:
- Madden NFL 13

PC:
- Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII

Games Released in Japan:

Sega's popular Hatsune Miku: Project Diva rhythm-action series makes its PS Vita debut this week with the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f in Japan. A PlayStation 3 version is slated for release early next year.

Atlus' 1997 RPG (and Shin Megami Tensei series spinoff) Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers gets a remake this week for the Nintendo 3DS, meanwhile, as Marvelous prepares to launch its anticipated 2D platformer Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi.

Xbox 360:
- DiRT Showdown
- Spec Ops: The Line

PlayStation 3:
- Aqua Pazza: Aquaplus Dream Match
- Kami Jigen Game Neptune V
- Sengoku Basara HD Collection
- Spec Ops: The Line

PlayStation 2:
- Pachinko Hissatsu Shigotojin IV Kyoraku Collection Vol. 2

Nintendo 3DS:
- Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
- Senran Kagura Burst: Guren no Shoujotachi

Nintendo DS:
- Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Special Kaigo Fukushisi Shiken

PlayStation Vita:
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f

PlayStation Portable:
- Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi ha mada shiranai.
- Custom Drive
- Elminage Ibun: Ame no Mihashira
- Genroh
- Kidou Senshi Gundam AGE: Cosmic Drive
- Kidou Senshi Gundam AGE: Universe Accel
- Koisentai Love & Peace The P.S.P.
- Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Romantan- Kansei
- Yami Kara No Izanai TENEBRAE I


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