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Release This:  Guitar Hero 5, Muramasa  Arrive Stateside

Release This: Guitar Hero 5, Muramasa Arrive Stateside

August 31, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

August 31, 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 a custom compiled list.

This week brings Guitar Hero 5 and Muramasa: The Demon Blade to North America, while Japan gets Ousama Monogatari and a PS3 port for 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending September 5th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Cabela's Outdoor Adventure
- Cruise Ship Vacation Games
- Guitar Hero 5
- Mini Ninjas
- Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Xbox 360:
- Cabela's Outdoor Adventure
- Defense Grid: The Awakening (online)
- Gears of War 2: Game of the Year Edition
- Guitar Hero 5
- IL 2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
- Mini Ninjas
- Section 8

PlayStation 3:
- Cabela's Outdoor Adventure
- Guitar Hero 5
- IL 2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
- Mini Ninjas
- Section 8

PlayStation 2:
- Cabela's Outdoor Adventure
- Guitar Hero 5

Nintendo DS:
- Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues
- Mini Ninjas

PlayStation Portable:
- Fate/Unlimited Codes (online)
- SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny

PC:
- Champions Online
- Mini Ninjas
- Section 8

Activision's band simulation sequel Guitar Hero 5 is set to arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS2, and Nintendo Wii in North America this week. Other multiplatform releases debuting in the coming week include SouthPeak Games' Section 8, the third-person action game Mini Ninjas, and the hunting sim Cabela's Outdoor Adventure.

Gamers in the United States will also receive a selection of notable platform exclusives, including the Vanillaware-developed Wii sidescroller Muramasa: The Demon Blade. PSP owners can expect to see Capcom's one-on-one fighter Fate/Unlimited Codes and Namco Bandai's SoulCalibur spinoff Broken Destiny, while PC MMORPG fans prepare for Cryptic's anticipated Champions Online.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Cursed Mountain
- Kart Racer
- Metroid Prime Trilogy

Xbox 360:
- Guilty Gear II: Overture
- IL 2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

PlayStation 3:
- IL 2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
- SuperCar Challenge

Nintendo DS:
- 8 Ball All Stars
- Happy Party with Hello Kitty and Friends
- The Humans
- I did it Mum! Doll's House
- IL 2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
- Oktoberfest

PlayStation Portable:
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy
- IL 2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
- SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny
- Warriors Orochi 2

PC:
- Champions Online

Nintendo's Metroid Prime series compilation Metroid Prime Trilogy is scheduled for release in the UK this week, along with awaited PSP offerings like Dissidia: Final Fantasy and SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny.

Europe will also receive a handful of region-exclusive titles this week, including Kart Racer for the Wii and the Nintendo DS festival game Oktoberfest.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Ousama Monogatari
- Tabemon
- Top Spin 3

PlayStation 3:
- 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de
- Mobile Suit Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081

PlayStation 2:
- SweetHoneyComing

Nintendo DS:
- Anpanman to Touch de Waku Waku Training
- Love Plus
- Sloane to MacHale no Nazo no Story 2

PlayStation Portable:
- Samurai Dou 2 Portable
- Simple 2500 Series Portable!! Vol. 12: The Hohei 2: Senyuu yo, Sakini Ike
- Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kyoto Kuramayama Shou Satsujin Jiken

ChunSoft's critically acclaimed Nintendo Wii visual novel 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de gets a PlayStation 3 port in Japan this week. PlayStation 3 owners will also receive Mobile Suit Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081, as the Nintendo Wii gets Tabemon and Ousama Monogatari (previously released in other regions as Little King's Story).

On portable platforms, the Nintendo DS will host Level 5's detective game Sloane to MacHale no Nazo no Story 2 and Konami's dating sim Love Plus, as the PSP gets Samurai Dou 2 Portable and Marvelous' adventure game Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kyoto Kuramayama Shou Satsujin Jiken.


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