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Release This:  Prince of Persia  Debuts Worldwide;  GTAIV  Gets PC Port

Release This: Prince of Persia Debuts Worldwide; GTAIV Gets PC Port

December 1, 2008 | By Danny Cowan

December 1, 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.

Prince of Persia, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and a PC port of Grand Theft Auto IV headline in this week's North American multiplatform lineup.

Gamers in Europe can expect to see a localization of Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City, while Japan gets 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de and a remake of Kaze no Klonoa: Door to Phantomile.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending December 6th, 2008.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Bigfoot
- Family Party: 30 Great Games
- The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga
- M&Ms Adventure
- Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars
- My Fitness Coach
- Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
- Safecracker
- Ski and Shoot
- SPRay
- The Tale of Despereaux

Xbox 360:
- Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
- Prince of Persia

PlayStation 3:
- Prince of Persia
- SingStar Abba

PlayStation 2:
- Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories
- M&Ms Adventure
- SingStar Abba
- The Tale of Despereaux
Nintendo DS:
- Animal Boxing
- Dreamer: Puppy Trainer
- Emma at the Farm
- Emma in the Mountains
- Happy Cooking
- M&Ms Adventure
- Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi
- My Fun Facts Coach
- Prince of Persia: The Fallen King
- Slingo Quest
- The Tale of Despereaux
- Wordfish

PC:
- Bolt
- Celetania
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Neopets Puzzle Adventure
- The Tale of Despereaux
- A Vampyre Story
- Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Edition

North America's release lineup rebounds slightly after last week's sparse showing, as this week's multiplatform list features awaited titles like Prince of Persia and Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon. PlayStation 2 owners will soon receive Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, a remake of the previously Game Boy Advance-exclusive Kingdom Hearts sidestory Chain of Memories.

The Nintendo DS will receive its own Prince of Persia title this week, meanwhile, as PC gamers get their first shot at Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
- Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City
- Bratz Kidz
- Disney Sing It! High School Musical 3: Senior Year
- Disney Th!nk Fast
- Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
- Family Party: 30 Great Games
- Freddi Fish in Kelp Seed Mystery
- Golden Balls
- Legend of Sayuki
- Pajama Sam in Don't Fear the Dark
- Spy Fox in Dry Cereal
- The Tale of Despereaux

Xbox 360:
- Prince of Persia

PlayStation 3:
- Brain Challenge Deluxe
- Prince of Persia
PlayStation 2:
- Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World

Nintendo DS:
- Baby Life
- Colour Cross
- Cookie Shop
- Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
- Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
- Golden Balls
- Igor
- The Magic Roundabout
- My Animal Centre
- Prince Of Persia: The Fallen King
- The Tale of Despereaux

PC:
- Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV is set to premiere in the UK this week, arriving alongside awaited offerings like Prince of Persia and Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City. European-exclusive releases for this week include the DS virtual life sim Baby Life, upgraded XBLA-to-PS3 port Brain Challenge Deluxe, and the worldwide English-language debut of Nintendo's Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de
- Cooking Mama 2: Taihen! Mama wa Ooisogashi!!
- Kaze no Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

Xbox 360:
- Fallout 3
- Saints Row 2

PlayStation 3:
- Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 Kanzenban
- Saints Row 2

PlayStation 2:
- Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World
- Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 Kanzenban
- Real Rode

PlayStation Portable:
- LocoRoco 2

PC:
- Fantasy Earth Zero: Equitis Edition
- Lineage Episode Re:
Nintendo DS:
- Blazer Drive
- Boku to Sim no Machi Kingdom
- Chou!! Nep League DS
- Custom Battler Bomberman
- Drawn to Life: Kamisama no Marionette
- Eiyuu Senki Leavadein
- Gokuhou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou: Mecha Mote Days, Hajime Masuwa!
- Hajime no Ippo The Fighting! DS
- Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 3: Shinseiki Evangelion - Yakusoku no Toki
- Itouke no Urawaza DS
- Kageyama Hideo no Hanpuku Ondoku DS Eigo
- Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS: Mafia Daishuugou Bongole Festival
- Kikiite Hajimaru: Eigo Kaiwa Training - KikiTore
- Kirihara Shoten Kanshuu: Daigakusei Ryoku Kentei DS
- Mori no Cafeteria DS: Oshare na Cafe Recipe
- Motto Hayaku! Seikaku Ni! Suu Sense Keisan Ryuoku Up Training - SuuTore
- Princess on Ice
- Sekai no Gohan Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi

This week brings Japanese localizations of recent western-developed hits like Fallout 3 and Saints Row 2. PlayStation 3 owners get a baseball sim sequel in Konami's Pro Yakyuu Spirits series, while the Nintendo Wii receives Sega's awaited text-based mystery title 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de and a remake of Namco's classic platformer Kaze no Klonoa: Door to Phantomile.

Portable highlights for this week include Sony's LocoRoco 2 on the PSP, a DS localization of Boku to Sim no Machi Kingdom (MySims Kingdom), and the Nintendo-published cooking trainer Sekai no Gohan Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi.



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