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Release This: Telltale's The Walking Dead hits retail
Release This: Telltale's  The Walking Dead  hits retail
December 10, 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 Black Knight Sword, Crimson Shroud, and a retail compilation for Telltale's The Walking Dead series to North America, while Japan gets Sangokushi 12 and Inazuma Eleven Go 2.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending December 15th, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

North American retail releases slow significantly as the holiday season approaches. A boxed compilation of Telltale's episodic adventure game series The Walking Dead headlines this week's multiplatform lineup, while other highlights include a Wii U port of Eurocom's 007 Legends and a 3DS version of Sega's kart racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Digital standouts include Grasshopper Manufacture's Xbox Live Arcade side-scroller Black Knight Sword and Crimson Shroud, a downloadable Nintendo 3DS RPG from Professor Layton series creator Level 5.

Nintendo Wii U:
- 007 Legends
- Jeopardy!
- Wheel of Fortune

Nintendo Wii:
- We Sing: Pop!

Xbox 360:
- American Mensa Academy (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Black Knight Sword (Xbox Live Arcade)
- The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series

PlayStation 3:
- The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series

Nintendo 3DS:
- Crimson Shroud (Nintendo eShop)
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Nintendo DS:
- Kids Learn & Play: Pets & Vets Bundle

PlayStation Vita:
- Surge (PlayStation Mobile)

- Ace of Spades
- Darkfall Unholy Wars
- Haunted
- Party of Sin
- The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series

Games Released in Europe:

A Wii U version of D3 Publisher's animated film-based adventure game Rise of the Guardians is the sole retail title shipping to Europe this week, according to online retailer

Nintendo Wii U:
- Rise of the Guardians

Games Released in Japan:

Koei's long-running Romance of the Three Kingdoms strategy series gets a new entry in Japan this week with the release of Sangokushi 12 for the Nintendo Wii U and PlayStation 3.

Also hitting stores in Japan this week are expanded versions of Konami's baseball sim Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 and Level 5's Nintendo 3DS soccer RPG Inazuma Eleven Go 2.

Nintendo Wii U:
- Assassin's Creed III
- Sangokushi 12

Xbox 360:
- Battlefield 3 (Premium Edition)
- Port Royale 3

PlayStation 3:
- Battlefield 3 (Premium Edition)
- Eiyuu Densetsu Sora no Kiseki FC: Kai (HD Edition)
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 Ketteiban
- Port Royale 3
- Sangokushi 12

Nintendo 3DS:
- Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone - Neppuu
- Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone - Raimei
- Kawaii Koneko 3D
- Neratte! Tobashite! Rilakkuma Guragura Sweets Tower
- Oresama Kingdom Ikemen Kareshi wo Get Shiyo! Moe Kyun - School Days
- Toriko: Gourmet Monsters!

PlayStation Vita:
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 Ketteiban
- Spy Hunter

PlayStation Portable:
- Arcana Famiglia: Festa Regalo
- Baka to Test to Shokanju Portable
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012 Ketteiban
- Sugary Wish: Limited

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