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Release This:  Skylanders Giants, Medal of Honor: Warfighter  debut worldwide
Release This: Skylanders Giants, Medal of Honor: Warfighter debut worldwide
October 22, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

October 22, 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 Skylanders Giants, Forza Horizon, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter to retailers in North America.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 27th, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

Toys for Bob's action-adventure game Skylanders Giants premieres in North America this week, arriving at retail alongside a spate of new collectible figures that can be used in-game via an RFID-reading peripheral. Following up on last year's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants includes a new head-to-head Battle Mode and new challenges designed for the sequel's larger "Giants" figurines.

Also hitting store shelves are Turn 10's racing sim sequel Forza Horizon, ChunSoft's Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors sequel Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, and Danger Close's multiplatform first-person shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

Digital downloads premiering this week include an Xbox Live Arcade version of Arc System Works' 2D one-on-one fighter Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Giant Sparrow's PlayStation 3-exclusive first-person puzzler The Unfinished Swan, and a 3DS version of Nifflas' ambient side-scroller NightSky.

Nintendo Wii:
- Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
- Cabela's Hunting Expeditions
- Just Dance: Disney Party
- Skylanders Giants

Xbox 360:
- Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
- Cabela's Hunting Expeditions
- Forza Horizon
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Just Dance: Disney Party
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter
- Skylanders Giants

PlayStation 3:
- Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
- Cabela's Hunting Expeditions
- A Game of Dwarves (PlayStation Store)
- Killzone HD (PlayStation Store)
- Killzone Trilogy
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter
- Skylanders Giants
- The Unfinished Swan (PlayStation Store)

Nintendo 3DS:
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!
- Liberation Maiden (3DS eShop)
- NightSky (3DS eShop)
- Skylanders Giants
- Style Savvy: Trendsetters
- Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

PlayStation Vita:
- DJ Max Technika Tune
- Smart as...
- Street Fighter X Tekken
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz
- Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

PC:
- Cabela's Hunting Expeditions
- Elemental: Fallen Enchantress
- Farming Simulator 2013
- A Game of Dwarves
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
- Hotline Miami
- King's Bounty: Warriors of the North
- Lucius
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo's Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask gets an early English-language release in Europe this week. Other region-exclusive debuts include Activision's Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park and an upgraded special edition of From Software's Dark Souls for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Nintendo Wii:
- The Cube
- Just Dance Disney

Xbox 360:
- Dark Souls (Prepare to Die Edition)
- Forza Horizon
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter
- Persona 4: Arena

PlayStation 3:
- The Cube
- Dark Souls (Prepare to Die Edition)
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter
- Persona 4: Arena

PlayStation 2:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

Nintendo 3DS:
- The Cube
- Gummy Bears Magic Medallion
- Imagine Babies 3D
- Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Nintendo DS:
- Hotel Transylvania
- Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park

PlayStation Vita:
- Smart as...
- Street Fighter X Tekken
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz
- WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 3

PlayStation Portable:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

PC:
- Bad Piggies
- FIFA Manager 13
- Lucius
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Games Released in Japan:

Revamped versions of Konami's Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner are set to debut in Japan this week in Zone of the Enders HD Edition, a series-spanning collection for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 will also make its Japanese debut this week, along with awaited console releases such as Phantom of Inferno, Muv-Luv Alternative, and AKB48+Me.

Xbox 360:
- Borderlands 2
- Forza Horizon
- Phantom of Inferno
- Zone of the Enders HD Edition

PlayStation 3:
- Borderlands 2
- Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition
- Heartful Simulator Pachi-Slot: To Heart 2
- Killzone Trilogy
- Muv-Luv
- Muv-Luv Alternative
- Zone of the Enders HD Edition

Nintendo 3DS:
- AKB48+Me

Nintendo DS:
- Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Double Pack

PlayStation Vita:
- NextRev: Kaigo Fukushishi Shiken
- Street Fighter X Tekken

PlayStation Portable:
- Hyakki Yagyou Kaidan Romance
- Kono Bushitsu wa Kitaku Shinai Bu ga Senkyo Shimashita Portable: Gakuen Dog Ear Hen
- Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 4: Natsu no Kioku
- The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Funky Note
- The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Groovy Tune
- The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa: Honey Sound


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Robert Boyd
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You missed one - http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/16/frobisher-says-is-free-
for-ps-vita-october-23rd/


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