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Release This:  LittleBigPlanet 2, Mass Effect 2  Arrive on PS3
Release This: LittleBigPlanet 2, Mass Effect 2 Arrive on PS3
January 17, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

January 17, 2011 | 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 the PlayStation 3 debuts of LittleBigPlanet 2 and Mass Effect 2, while DS owners get a port of PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending January 22nd, 2011.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time (online)

Xbox 360:
- Mindjack

PlayStation 3:
- LittleBigPlanet 2
- Mass Effect 2
- Mindjack

Nintendo DS:
- Glory Days - Tactical Defense (DSi online)
- The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Plants vs. Zombies
- Touch 'N' Play Collection

PC:
- Monday Night Combat (online)
- Venetica

Media Molecule's DIY action game LittleBigPlanet gets a sequel this week on the PlayStation 3, arriving alongside an upgraded PS3 port of BioWare's sci-fi action-RPG Mass Effect 2.

Square Enix's third-person shooter Mindjack is also set to premiere on consoles this week, as PopCap readies a Nintendo DS version of its hit tower defense title Plants vs. Zombies.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Tangled

Xbox 360:
- Mindjack

PlayStation 3:
- LittleBigPlanet 2
- Mass Effect 2
- Mindjack

Nintendo DS:
- Tangled

LittleBigPlanet 2 and Mass Effect 2 will also debut in the UK this week, along with Mindjack and Disney's animated film tie-in game Tangled.

Games Released in Japan:

Xbox 360:
- Kinect Joy Ride
- Majin to Ushinawareta Oukoku

PlayStation 3:
- Majin to Ushinawareta Oukoku

Nintendo DS:
- Eigo de Tabisuru: Little Charo
- Kaijuu Busters Powered
- Zombie Daisuki

PlayStation Portable:
- Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix
- Venus & Braves: Majo to Megami to Horobi no Yogen

Namco's Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom gets a Japanese localization this week (as Majin to Ushinawareta Oukoku), while the Kinect's software library grows one title stronger with Kinect Joy Ride.

Portable highlights for this week include ChunSoft's Pikmin-like real-time strategy game Zombie Daisuki, the Nintendo-published language trainer Eigo de Tabisuru: Little Charo, and an enhanced rerelease of Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.


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