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Release This:  Little King's Story, G-Force  Premiere Stateside

Release This: Little King's Story, G-Force Premiere Stateside Exclusive

July 20, 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 Little King's Story and G-Force to North America, as the UK gets an early look at Wii Sports Resort.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending July 25th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- 5 Spots Party
- G-Force
- Little King's Story
- Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream
- Rock Band: Country Track Pack

Xbox 360:
- G-Force
- Rock Band: Country Track Pack
- Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2

PlayStation 3:
- G-Force
- Rock Band: Country Track Pack
- Watchmen: The End is Nigh -- Complete Experience

PlayStation 2:
- G-Force
- Rock Band: Country Track Pack

Nintendo DS:
- G-Force

PlayStation Portable:
- G-Force

PC:
- G-Force
- Sins of a Solar Empire: Game of the Year Edition
- Sudoku Ball Detective

After debuting as downloadable content for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 earlier this year, a retail version of Warner's episodic beat'em-up Watchmen: The End is Nigh arrives on U.S. store shelves this week. The retail disc collects both parts of the series, and the PlayStation 3 edition of the game is bundled with a Blu-ray disc of the Watchmen movie.

Disney-created 'gerbil action' movie title G-Force, which ships with red-blue 3D glasses as one of the first 3D-based games for current consoles, is also arriving alongside a localization of Cing's life simulation title Little King's Story.

[UPDATE: According to Ignition representatives, although SNK's team-based fighting franchise sequel The King of Fighters XII is listed to hit North American shores this week on some retail websites, its official ship date is July 28th.]

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree
- Line Rider: Freestyle
- Major Minor's Majestic March
- Mary King's Riding School 2
- Wii Sports Resort

Xbox 360:
- Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2

PlayStation 3:
- Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2

PC:
- Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree

Gamers in the UK get an early look at an English-language version of Nintendo's Wii Sports follow-up Wii Sports Resort this week. The Wii MotionPlus accessory-bundled title is set to arrive in the UK several days in advance of its planned U.S. debut.

Europe will also receive Watchmen: The End is Nigh Parts 1 and 2 this week, along with a selection of Nintendo Wii offerings that include Line Rider: Freestyle, Major Minor's Majestic March, and the UK-exclusive Mary King's Riding School.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Dragon Ball: Tenkaichi Daibouken
- Punch-Out!!

Xbox 360:
- 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

PlayStation 3:
- 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
- Katamari Damacy Tribute
- Toro to Morimori

PlayStation 2:
- Rosario to Vampire Capu 2: Koi to Yume no Kyousoukyoku

Nintendo DS:
- Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble X
- Kawaii Koneko DS 2
- Koukouyakyuu Dou DS
- Moyashimon DS
- Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Oosouji
- Penguin no Mondai x Tenkuu no 7 Senshi

PlayStation Portable:
- Blazing Souls Accelerate
- Narisokonai Eiyuutan: Taiyou to Tsuki no Monogatari
- PW: Project Witch
- Ranshima Monogatari Rare Land Story: Shoujo no Yakujou

Nintendo's Wii remake of Punch-Out!! heads up Japanese console offerings this week. The PlayStation 3 will host Katamari Damacy Tribute and the Doko Demo Issho series spinoff Toro to Morimori, while PS2 owners get Compile's visual novel title Rosario to Vampire Capu 2: Koi to Yume no Kyousoukyoku.

On portable consoles, the Nintendo DS will receive a new sequel in Nintendo's Chibi-Robo series, as the PSP gets Idea Factory's Blazing Souls Accelerate and PW: Project Witch.


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