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Release This:  Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dissidia Final Fantasy  Hit U.S. Stores

Release This: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dissidia Final Fantasy Hit U.S. Stores

August 24, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

August 24, 2009 | 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.

This week brings Batman: Arkham Asylum, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, and Dissidia Final Fantasy to store shelves in North America, while Japan gets Dream Club and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending August 29th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Cursed Mountain
- Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
- Metroid Prime Trilogy
- Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream
- Wizards of Waverly Place

Xbox 360:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Raven Squad: Hidden Dagger

PlayStation 3:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum

PlayStation 2:
- Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy

Nintendo DS:
- The Clique: Diss and Make Up
- Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues
- Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming
- Imagine Teacher: Class Trip
- Mahjongg Ancient Mayas
- Princess Lillifee's Magic Fairy
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
- Sudoku Ball: Detective
- Wizards of Waverly Place

PlayStation Portable:
- Dissidia Final Fantasy
- Warriors Orochi 2

PC:
- Nancy Drew Dossiers:Resorting Danger
- Raven Squad: Hidden Dagger
- The Sims 2: University Life Collection
- Time of Shadows

A pair of anticipated Nintendo releases are set to hit North American store shelves this week. Nintendo Wii owners will get the Metroid Prime compilation Metroid Prime Trilogy, while the Nintendo DS will host the Professor Layton series sequel Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will soon receive the superhero action title Batman: Arkham Asylum, while the PSP gets the Final Fantasy franchise fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- The Bigs 2 Baseball
- Brave: A Warrior's Tale
- Escape the Museum
- Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack
- Roogoo: Twisted Towers
- Ten Pin Alley 2
- WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship

Xbox 360:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Brave: A Warrior's Tale
- Infernal: Hell's Vengeance

PlayStation 3:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- SuperCar Challenge

Nintendo DS:
- Allied Ace Pilots
- Driving Theory Training
- Garfield Gets Real
- Go! Go! Cosmo Cops!
- Imagine Teacher: School Trip
- Puzzle Bobble Galaxy
- Super Speed Machines
- Wizards of Waverly Place
- World Cup of Pool

PC:
- Farming Simulator 2009
- The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

Gamers in Europe will receive Batman: Arkham Asylum this week, along with other console titles like Brave: A Warrior's Tale and the UK-exclusive PlayStation 3 racer SuperCar Challenge.

Other titles debuting exclusively in the UK this week include the Wii billiards sim WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship and the Nintendo DS side-scrollers Garfield Gets Real and Go! Go! Cosmo Cops!

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Tama-Run

Xbox 360:
- Dream Club
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
- Memories Off 6: Next Relation
- Memories Off 6: T-Wave

PlayStation 3:
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

PlayStation 2:
- Gendai Daisenryaku: Isshoku Sokuhatsu - Gunji Balance Houkai
- Hakuouki: Zuisouroku
- Memories Off 6: Next Relation

Nintendo DS:
- Nanashi no Game Me
- Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha Kanshu Shiranai Mama dewa Son wo Suru: Mono ya Okane no Shikumi DS
- Super Robo Gakuen
- Toeic Test Koushiki DS Training

PlayStation Portable:
- Gendai Daisenryaku: Isshoku Sokuhatsu - Gunji Balance Houkai
- Hakuouki Portable
- Juujimoto Ripputai Sypher Portable
- Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny
- Tenchu San Portable

D3 Publisher's dating sim Dream Club will debut for the Xbox 360 in Japan this week, arriving alongside a pair of console ports in 5pb's Memories Off series. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will also receive localizations of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin in the coming week.

Nintendo DS owners will see a sequel to Square Enix's horror-themed RPG Nanashi no Game this week, while the PSP gets Namco Bandai's Soul Calibur spinoff title Broken Destiny.


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