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Release This:  BlazBlue, Call of Juarez 2  Debut Stateside

Release This: BlazBlue, Call of Juarez 2 Debut Stateside Exclusive

June 29, 2009 | By Danny Cowan




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.

This week brings BlazBlue and Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood to multiple platforms in North America, while Japan gets Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending July 4th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Roogoo Twisted Towers

Xbox 360:
- BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Infernal: Hell's Vengeance

PlayStation 3:
- BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

PlayStation 2:
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Nintendo DS:
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace
- Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker
- Roogoo Attack
- Treasure World

PlayStation Portable:
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament

PC:
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Street Fighter IV

The film tie-in titles Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs will debut across a majority of platforms in North America this week. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will also receive the first-person shooter sequel Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, along with Arc System Works' 2D fighter BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.

This week's portable lineup includes two different versions of Capcom's RPG sequel Mega Man Star Force 3 and an action-oriented PSP spinoff in Irem's Steambot Chronicles series.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Ready, Steady, Cook: The Game
- Rygar: The Battle of Argus
- Space Camp
- Summer Sports Party
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

Xbox 360:
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

PlayStation 3:
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

PlayStation 2:
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

Nintendo DS:
- Astrology
- Classic Word Games
- Drama Queens
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Moon
- Ready, Steady, Cook: The Game
- Space Camp

PlayStation Portable:
- Diabolik: The Original Sin
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

PC:
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Railworks
- Trine
- Virtua Tennis 2009

Mindscape's cooking simulation title Ready, Steady, Cook: The Game is set to debut exclusively in the UK this week, arriving alongside other multiplatform releases like Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The Nintendo DS will host a localization of Renegade Kid's first-person shooter Moon, meanwhile, as PSP owners get a port of the Europe-exclusive adventure title Diabolik: The Original Sin.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Grand Slam Tennis

Nintendo DS:
- Minna no Oekaki Yasan
- Shuwa no Mori

PlayStation Portable:
- Boku no Natsuyasumi 4: Seitouchi Shounen Tanteidan, Boku to Himitsu no Chizu
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva

PC:
- Monster Hunter Frontier: 2nd Anniversary
- Street Fighter IV

Compared to last week's deluge of new releases, Japan has little to offer in the upcoming week. EA's Grand Slam Tennis will debut as the region's sole console release, while the Nintendo DS will get Taito's Minna no Oekaki Yasan and the educational quiz title Shuwa no Mori.

PSP owners can expect to see Sony's vacation sim sequel Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 in the coming week, along with Sega's Vocaloid spinoff rhythm title Hatsune Miku: Project Diva.


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