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Release This:  Halo 4  debuts worldwide
Release This: Halo 4 debuts worldwide
November 5, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

November 5, 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 Halo 4, Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and Freakyforms Deluxe 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 November 11th, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

Halo 4 makes its awaited debut for the Xbox 360 this week in all regions. Developed by Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary co-developer 343 Industries, Halo 4 includes the new single-player and cooperative "Spartan Ops" mode, which will deliver new episodic content to players weekly.

Other titles hitting store shelves this week include the PlayStation 2-era fighting game compilation Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection, Sony's flagship platformer spinoff LittleBigPlanet Karting, and an expanded retail version of Nintendo's eShop side-scroller Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!.

Nintendo Wii:
- NASCAR The Game: Inside Line
- Nickelodeon Dance 2
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

Xbox 360:
- Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection
- Halo 4
- History Legends of War: Patton
- Mass Effect Trilogy
- Midway Arcade Origins
- NASCAR The Game: Inside Line
- Nickelodeon Dance 2
- Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl (Xbox Live Arcade)

PlayStation 3:
- Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection
- History Legends of War: Patton
- LittleBigPlanet Karting
- Midway Arcade Origins
- NASCAR The Game: Inside Line

Nintendo 3DS:
- Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!
- Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning
- Petz Countryside
- Pokedex 3D Pro (3DS eShop)
- Rayman Origins

Nintendo DS:
- Bubble Guppies
- Come On! Dragons
- Dora & Team Umizoomi's Fantastic Flight
- Poptropica Adventures

PlayStation Vita:
- History Legends of War: Patton

PlayStation Portable:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
- Ragnarok Tactics

PC:
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- Chaos on Deponia
- Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
- Emergency 2013
- History Legends of War: Patton
- Mass Effect Trilogy

Games Released in Europe:

Halo 4 arrives in Europe this week along with region-exclusive debuts like the Wii singing game Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals, Ubisoft's 3DS action game Rabbids Rumble, and a localization of G.Rev's arcade-ported shoot-'em-up Under Defeat.

Nintendo Wii:
- Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals
- The Cube
- Pirate Blast
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
- Zumba Fitness Core

Xbox 360:
- Halo 4
- Marvel's Avengers: Battle for Earth
- Mass Effect Trilogy
- Tropico 4: Gold Edition
- Under Defeat HD
- Zumba Fitness Core

PlayStation 3:
- The Cube
- LittleBigPlanet Karting
- Under Defeat HD

Nintendo 3DS:
- The Cube
- Hotel Transylvania
- Rabbids Rumble

PC:
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
- Emergency 2013
- Mass Effect Trilogy
- Pride & Prejudice
- Tropico 4: Gold Edition

Games Released in Japan:

A new entry in Nintendo's Animal Crossing social simulation series hits the Nintendo 3DS in Japan this week. Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori will premiere in North America in the second quarter of next year as Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

PlayStation 3 owners in Japan can expect to see a localization of Konami's Silent Hill: Downpour, along with Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors 7 expansion Shin Sangoku Musou 6 Empires.

Xbox 360:
- Halo 4
- Tropico 4 (Gold Edition)

PlayStation 3:
- Shin Sangoku Musou 6 Empires
- Silent Hill: Downpour

Nintendo 3DS:
- Jewel Pet: Mahou de Oshare ni Dance * Deco!
- Nicola Kanshuu: Model * Oshare Audition Platinum
- Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori


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