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Release This:  Metal Gear Solid 4  Debuts Worldwide;  Civ Rev  Hits UK

Release This: Metal Gear Solid 4 Debuts Worldwide; Civ Rev Hits UK

June 9, 2008 | By Danny Cowan

June 9, 2008 | 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 an exclusively compiled list.

Metal Gear Solid 4 debuts worldwide this week on the PlayStation 3, arriving as one of the console's most anticipated titles to date. This week will also bring the U.S. debuts of Majesco's Wii-exclusive shooter Blast Works and Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, while gamers in the UK get an early look at Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending June 14th, 2008.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Backyard Baseball 2009
- Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy

Xbox 360:
- Don King Presents: Prizefighter
- Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
- NASCAR 09

PlayStation 3:
- Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- NASCAR 09
PlayStation 2:
- NASCAR 09

Nintendo DS:
- Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
- Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor
- My Fashion Studio

PC:
- EVE Online: Empyrean Age
- The Incredible Hulk
- Insecticide
- Total Extreme Wrestling 2008
- Trainz: The Complete Collection

Metal Gear Solid 4 makes its North American debut on the PlayStation 3 this week alongside the awaited one-on-one brawler Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit and EA's NASCAR 09. Also premiering soon is the Xbox 360 edition of 2K Sports' boxing sim Don King Presents: Prizefighter, though cross-platform ports for the title are not scheduled to arrive until later this year.

Wii owners can expect to see the Kenta Cho shooter compilation Blast Works this week, while Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles and the rhythm-action title Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor hit the DS.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Emergency Heroes
- Family Ski
- Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour
- Okami
- Table Football

Xbox 360:
- Don King Presents: Prizefighter
- The Incredible Hulk
- NASCAR 09
- Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

PlayStation 3:
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
PlayStation 2:
- NASCAR 09

Nintendo DS:
- Di-Gata Defenders
- Ecolis: Save The Forest
- Hannah Montana: Music Jam
- The Incredible Hulk
- Soul Bubbles

PlayStation Portable:
- CID The Dummy
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

PC:
- Turok

As UK PS3 owners prepare for the impending release of Metal Gear Solid 4, sim fans will get a first look at Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, which is set to premiere in Europe weeks in advance of its planned U.S. release date. Other UK-specific premieres this week include the Nintendo DS-exclusive Soul Bubbles and CID The Dummy for the PSP.

Games Released in Japan:

PlayStation 3:
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Nintendo DS:
- Breath: Toiki wa Akaneiro
- Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 2: CR Neon Genesis Evangelion - Shito, Futatabi
- Majin Tantei Nougame Neuro: Neuro to Miko no Bishoku Sanmai
- Motto Toeic Test DS Training
- Othello de Othello DS
- Sekai wa Atashi de Mawatteru
PlayStation Portable:
- Medical 91 for Portable

PC:
- Ragnarok Online: Summer Package 2008

A slim lineup awaits gamers in Japan, with Metal Gear Solid 4 premiering as the week's sole Japanese console release. Portables see a broader selection of titles. Though the PSP will receive only a single new release in Medical 91 for Portable, the Nintendo DS is set to see the Success-published Breath: Toiki wa Akaneiro and the licensed pachinko sim Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 2: CR Neon Genesis Evangelion - Shito, Futatabi, along with a variety of educational titles and brain-training software.


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