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Release This:  Civ Rev  U.S.-bound; Japan Gets  Persona 4 , Wii  BioHazard 0

Release This: Civ Rev U.S.-bound; Japan Gets Persona 4, Wii BioHazard 0

July 7, 2008 | By Danny Cowan

July 7, 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.

A release schedule slowdown hits western territories this week, with Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon serving as highlights in a small multiplatform U.S. lineup, while Secret Agent Clank and Summer Athletics headline in the UK.

Japan is set to see a more robust cross-console lineup in comparison, with standouts including Persona 4, Densetsu no Starfy: Taiketsu! Dire Kaizokudan, and a Wii port of BioHazard 0.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending July 12th, 2008.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- Purr Pals
- Sports Party
- Wonder World Amusement Park

Xbox 360:
- Beijing 2008: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
- Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
- Unreal Tournament 3

PlayStation 3:
- Beijing 2008: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
- Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
Nintendo DS:
- Carnival Games
- Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

PC:
- Devil May Cry 4
- Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice

A slow release week awaits gamers in the United States, though a few standout titles make the upcoming lineup worth a look. Notably, this week marks the U.S. multiplatform launch of Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution -- the first console-specific release in the long-running Civilization strategy franchise.

Also premiering this week is an Xbox 360 port of the previously PS3-only Unreal Tournament 3, along with the Final Fantasy roguelike spinoff Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon for the Nintendo Wii. On other platforms, the Wii casual hit Carnival Games sees a port for the Nintendo DS, while the popular Nancy Drew series of PC adventure games receives a sequel in The Phantom of Venice.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Summer Athletics

PlayStation 2:
- Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli

Nintendo DS:
- Bakushow
- Doodle Hex
- Top Spin 3
PlayStation Portable:
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress
- Secret Agent Clank

PC:
- Devil May Cry 4

The UK's recently busy release schedule slows to a crawl this week, with only eight new games debuting across all platforms. Among these are localizations of recent U.S. releases like Secret Agent Clank and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress for the PSP, in addition to Europe-exclusive worldwide debuts for Summer Athletics and Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- BioHazard 0
- Puzzle Series Vol. 2: Illust Logic + Colorful Logic

Xbox 360:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Map Download Special Limited Edition)
- Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

PlayStation 3:
- Dark Sector
- Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

PlayStation 2:
- Persona 4

PlayStation Portable:
- God of War: Rakujitsu no Hisoukyoku
- Poncotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot: Vehicle Battle Tournament
- Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula VS
Nintendo DS:
- Cosmetic Paradise: Make no Kiseki
- Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2
- Densetsu no Starfy: Taiketsu! Dire Kaizokudan
- Gakken Chuugokugo Sanmai DS
- Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daigekisen
- Hanayori Danshi: Koi Seyo Onago
- Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu - Gekitou! Naruto vs. Sasuke
- Pet Shop Monogatari DS
- Simple DS Series Vol. 41: The Bakudan Shori-Han
- Simple DS Series Vol. 42: The Haioku Byoutou
- Touch de Ni-Hao Hitsudan
- Yokojiku de Manabu Sekai no Rekishi: Yoko-Gaku DS

Japan sees the most active release lineup of any region this week, with a large number of major titles set to hit all platforms. Console offerings are headed by Atlus' much-anticipated Shin Megami Tensei subseries sequel Persona 4 on the PlayStation 2, while Wii owners await the release of an upgraded port of Capcom's BioHazard 0 (previously released on the GameCube in other regions as Resident Evil 0).

Portables see a broader selection of releases, with the DS soon to receive Nintendo's Densetsu no Starfy: Taiketsu! Dire Kaizokudan and Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2, along with a variety of licensed fare and budget-priced releases. The PSP gets a Steambot Chronicles follow-up in Poncotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot: Vehicle Battle Tournament, meanwhile, in addition to a localization of God of War: Chains of Olympus.


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