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Release This:  Dishonored, XCOM, Just Dance 4  ship stateside
Release This: Dishonored, XCOM, Just Dance 4 ship stateside
October 8, 2012 | By Danny Cowan




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 Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Just Dance 4, and Pokemon Black and White Version 2 to retailers in North America, while Japan gets Bravely Default: Flying Fairy and Project X Zone.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 13th, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

Arkane Studios' first-person stealth-action game Dishonored premieres worldwide this week, offering a storyline in which players perform a series of assassinations using unlockable gadgets and upgradable supernatural abilities.

Other major multiplatform releases include Ubisoft's dancing sim sequel Just Dance 4 and Firaxis Games' sci-fi strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown, while Nintendo 3DS owners can expect to see a pair of sequels to 2011's Pokemon White and Pokemon Black.

VBlank Entertainment's retro-themed Grand Theft Auto parody Retro City Rampage headlines this week's digital lineup on the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, while XBLA hosts the Xbox Live Gold-exclusive free-to-play action game Happy Wars.

Nintendo Wii:
- Just Dance 4

Xbox 360:
- Dishonored
- Dragon Ball Z for Kinect
- Fable: The Journey
- Happy Wars (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- Just Dance 4
- Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Of Orcs and Men
- Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants
- Worms Revolution (Xbox Live Arcade)
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown

PlayStation 3:
- Dishonored
- Just Dance 4
- Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise (PlayStation Network)
- Of Orcs and Men
- Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants
- Retro City Rampage (PlayStation Network)
- Worms Revolution (PlayStation Network)
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Nintendo 3DS:
- Code of Princess
- Crazy Kangaroo (3DS eShop)
- Imagine Babyz
- Monster 4x4
- Nurikabe by Nikoli (3DS eShop)
- Pokemon Dream Radar (3DS eShop)

Nintendo DS:
- Robot Rescue 2 (DSiWare)
- Pokemon Black Version 2
- Pokemon White Version 2

PlayStation Vita:
- Retro City Rampage (PlayStation Network)
- Spy Hunter
- SunFlowers (PlayStation Network)

PC:
- Dishonored
- Jennifer Wolf and the Mayans Relics
- Of Orcs and Men
- Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants
- Retro City Rampage
- Worms Revolution
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Games Released in Europe:

Milestone's multiplatform rally racing game WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 3 premieres in Europe this week, joining other region-exclusive debuts like the PlayStation Move-supported dancing sim DanceStar Party Hits and XDEV's PlayStation Vita brain training title Smart As...

Nintendo Wii:
- Madagascar 3

Xbox 360:
- Dishonored
- Fable: The Journey
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- Madagascar 3
- Of Orcs and Men
- WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 3
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown

PlayStation 3:
- DanceStar Party Hits
- Dishonored
- Madagascar 3
- Of Orcs and Men
- WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 3
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Nintendo DS:
- 1001 Crosswords
- Pokemon Black Version 2
- Pokemon White Version 2

PlayStation Vita:
- Smart As...
- Spy Hunter

PC:
- Dishonored
- Distant Worlds
- Madagascar 3
- nK-Pro Racing
- Of Orcs and Men
- Secret Files 3
- WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 3
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Games Released in Japan:

Square Enix and 3D Dot Game Heroes developer Silicon Studio team up to launch the anticipated fantasy-themed RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan this week.

The 3DS will also host Project X Zone, a Banpresto-developed strategy-RPG that features a cast of over 200 characters from Capcom, Sega, and Namco Bandai franchises.

Xbox 360:
- Dishonored
- Fable: The Journey
- Rocksmith

PlayStation 3:
- Dishonored
- Rocksmith
- Toki to Wa

Nintendo 3DS:
- Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
- Hello Kitty To Issho! Block Crash Z
- Project X Zone

PlayStation Portable:
- Sol Trigger
- Diabolik Lovers


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Maria Jayne
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I've bought Dishonored and Xcom on Steam, not out in uk yet though, they better be awesome! *shakes fist*

Maria Jayne
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Yes it's the 12lth here, you'd think digital wouldn't need to abide by an archaic brick and mortar store law but I heard somebody still buys games offline.

Adam Rebika
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Bought both too. So, goodbye social life, it's been fun knowing you and all.

Robert Swift
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Regarding region locks, there are VPNs. It's like flying to the US with your laptop ;)

matthew diprinzio
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I'm torn between XCOM and Dishonored... hmmm... decisions decisions...

Maria Jayne
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Get both, regret nothing!

Robert Swift
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In Europe, if you look around, you can get both for about 50 (e.g. getgamesgo.com for XCOM)


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