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Release This:  New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2  Debut Stateside

Release This: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2 Debut Stateside

November 16, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

November 16, 2009 | 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 titles like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin's Creed 2, and Tony Hawk Ride to store shelves in North America, while the UK gets We Sing and Divinity 2: Ego Draconis.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending November 21st, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral
- Cocoto Festival
- Crazy Chicken Tales
- EA Sports Active: More Workouts
- Formula 1 2009
- Jambo! Safari Animal Rescue
- JumpStart: Escape From Adventure Island
- Just Dance
- Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- My Ballet Studio
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Planet 51
- Pokemon Rumble (online)
- The Princess and the Frog
- Rec Room
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
- Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!
- Tony Hawk Ride

Xbox 360:
- Assassin's Creed II
- Gyromancer (online)
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- NCAA Basketball 10
- Planet 51
- Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!
- Stoked: Big Air Edition
- Tony Hawk Ride

PlayStation 3:
- Assassin's Creed II
- God of War Collection
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- NCAA Basketball 10
- Planet 51
- Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!
- SingStar Latino
- Tony Hawk Ride

PlayStation 2:
- SingStar Latino

Nintendo DS:
- Assassin's Creed II: Discovery
- Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral
- Discovery Kids: Spider Quest
- Foto Frenzy
- Imagine: Artist
- Junior Classic Games
- Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- My Ballet Studio
- Personal Fitness for Men
- Personal Fitness for Women
- Petz Dogz: Talent Show
- Petz Hamsterz: Superstars
- Planet 51
- The Princess and the Frog

PlayStation Portable:
- Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
- Echoes (online)
- Formula 1 2009
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- LittleBigPlanet
- Planet 51
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4

PC:
- Armada 2526
- Elven Legacy: Siege
- Gyromancer (online)
- Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare
- King's Bounty: Armored Princess (online)
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- The Princess and the Frog
- The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack
- Strength & Honour 2 (online)

A number of awaited titles will head for store shelves in North America this week. The Nintendo Wii will get one of this week's biggest releases -- the multiplayer platformer New Super Mario Bros. Wii -- along with Capcom's rail shooter sequel Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.

Notable multiplatform releases for this week include Valve's co-op survival horror shooter Left 4 Dead 2, the skateboard peripheral-bundled Tony Hawk Ride, EA's college basketball sim NCAA Basketball 10, and Ubisoft's stealth-action sequel Assassin's Creed 2.

PlayStation 3 owners will get the God of War series compilation God of War Collection, meanwhile, as the PSP receives a port of Media Molecule's do-it-yourself platformer LittleBigPlanet.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- EA Sports Active: More Workouts
- Family GameShow
- Formula 1 2009
- I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
- Jambo! Safari: Ranger Adventure
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- Medieval Games
- Monster 4x4 Stunt Race
- Muramasa: The Demon Blade
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
- The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun
- We Sing
- Wheelspin
- Yoga: The First 100% Experience

Xbox 360:
- Assassin's Creed II
- Divinity 2: Ego Draconis
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- Saw
- Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack The Ripper

PlayStation 3:
- Assassin's Creed II
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- Saw

PlayStation 2:
- Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
- The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun

Nintendo DS:
- Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
- Assassin's Creed II: Discovery
- I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
- Jig-a-Pix: Pets
- Jig-a-Pix: Wild World
- Jig-a-Pix: Wonderful World
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
- Princess Melody
- The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun
- Wire Way

PlayStation Portable:
- Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
- Formula 1 2009
- Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- LittleBigPlanet
- The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun

PC:
- Crazy Machines Ultimate Edition
- Divinity 2: Ego Draconis
- Eco Tycoon
- League of Legends
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
- Pole to Pole
- Puzzler World
- Saw
- The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sith Edition

Assassin's Creed II, Left 4 Dead 2, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii will also debut in Europe this week, arriving alongside UK-exclusive titles like the Wii karaoke sim We Sing and the multiplatform action-RPG Divinity 2: Ego Draconis.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Calling: Kuroki Chakushin
- Family Challenge Wii
- Metal Fight Beyblade: Gachinko Stadium
- Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Daime!

Xbox 360:
- Left 4 Dead 2

PlayStation 3:
- Ratchet & Clank Future 2

PlayStation 2:
- Sekei Saikyou Ginsei Igo Kouza

Nintendo DS:
- Akogare Girls Collection: Lovely Youchien Nikki
- Dorabase 2: Nettou Urutorasu Tajiamu
- Mario & Sonic at Vancouver Olympics
- Monster Finder
- Moomin Tani no Okurimono
- Wizardry: Seimei no Setsu

PlayStation Portable:
- Armored Core: Silent Line Portable
- Jak x Daxter: Elf to Itachi no Daibouken
- Minna no Navi

PC:
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Lineage Episode 1 Memorial Package

The Nintendo Wii will host the majority of console titles debuting in Japan this week. The platform's lineup includes Hudson's horror-themed adventure game Calling: Kuroki Chakushin, Konami's mat peripheral-bundled minigame compilation Family Challenge Wii, and Namco's drum simulation sequel Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Daime!

The Nintendo DS is set to receive the Doraemon-licensed baseball sim Dorabase 2: Nettou Urutorasu Tajiamu and the DSi-exclusive Monster Finder, while PSP owners can expect to see a localization of Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier and a port of the PS2 mech combat title Armored Core: Silent Line.


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