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Release This:  Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2  Premiere in U.S. and UK

Release This: Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2 Premiere in U.S. and UK

October 12, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

October 12, 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 Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games to North America and the UK.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 17th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- A Boy and His Blob
- Buck Fever
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- Dream Dance & Cheer
- Gravitronix (online)
- Islands of Dr. Frankenstein
- Ju-On: The Grudge -- Haunted House Simulator
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- Shimano Xtreme Fishing
- Ski-Doo: Snowmobile Challenge
- Squeeballs Party
- Sudoku Ball: Detective
- Where the Wild Things Are

Xbox 360:
- Brutal Legend
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
- MagnaCarta 2
- Way of the Samurai 3
- Where the Wild Things Are

PlayStation 3:
- Afrika
- Brutal Legend
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition
- SingStar Motown
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Way of the Samurai 3
- Where the Wild Things Are

PlayStation 2:
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- SingStar Latino

Nintendo DS:
- Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
- Cake Mania 3
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- Hero's Saga: Laevatein Tactics
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- Petz Pony Beauty Pageant
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
- Squeeballs Party
- Where the Wild Things Are
- A Witch's Tale

PlayStation Portable:
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- Half-Minute Hero
- Obscure: The Aftermath

PC:
- Cabela's Outdoor Adventures
- Dreamkiller
- Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
- Fate: Traitor Soul
- Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
- Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
- NBA 2K10
- Rappelz Epic VI: Solus Aurum

This week, Double Fine Productions delivers its Psychonauts follow-up Brutal Legend on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. PS3 owners will also receive the platform-exclusive action-adventure sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, while the Nintendo Wii gets a remake of the NES classic A Boy and His Blob.

On portable platforms, Xseed offers up a localized version of the PSP puzzle-RPG Half-Minute Hero, as the Nintendo DS gets the ChunSoft-developed roguelike Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky and Sega's Olympic sports minigame compilation Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
- Goosebumps: Horrorland
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- Ninja Captains

Xbox 360:
- Brutal Legend
- Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
- MagnaCarta 2

PlayStation 3:
- Brutal Legend
- Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Wipeout HD

Nintendo DS:
- Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple
- Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
- Family Fortunes
- FIFA 10
- Goosebumps: Horrorland
- Harvest Fishing
- Jacqueline Wilson's Tracy Beaker: The Game
- Littlest Pet Shop: Friends
- MahJongg: Ancient Mayas
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- Music for Everyone
- Ninja Captains

PC:
- Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
- Private Eye: Greatest Unsolved Mysteries
- Space Unlimited Collection
- Tropico 3

Brutal Legend will also premiere in Europe this week, arriving alongside other anticipated releases like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and the DLC-bundled Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition.

Gamers in the UK will additionally get 5th Cell's Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter this week, along with a region-exclusive disc release for Wipeout HD.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Okami

Xbox 360:
- NBA 2K10
- Steins;Gate
- UFC 2009 Undisputed

PlayStation 3:
- NBA 2K10
- UFC 2009 Undisputed
- Uncharted: Ougontou to Kieta Sendan

PlayStation 2:
- beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best
- Slotter Up Mania 11: 2027 vs 2027 II

Nintendo DS:
- Kimi ni Todoke: Sodateru Omoi
- Shounen Sunday & Shounen Magazine White Comic
- Snoopy no Aiken DS: Chitte Okitai Inu no Koto - Inu no Nouryoku - Anata no Shitsuke
- Top Spin 3

PlayStation Portable:
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Senaka wo Takuseshi Mono
- NBA 2K10
- Undead Knights

5pb's visual novel Steins;Gate highlights this week's Xbox 360 offerings in Japan. This week will also bring the final PlayStation 2 installment in Konami's long-running beatmania IIDX series, while Wii owners get Ready at Dawn's Nintendo Wii port of Okami.

Japan's upcoming Nintendo DS lineup includes Banpresto's dating sim Kimi ni Todoke: Sodateru Omoi, the manga-based action title Shounen Sunday & Shounen Magazine White Comic, and the Peanuts-licensed pet sim Snoopy no Aiken DS: Chitte Okitai Inu no Koto - Inu no Nouryoku - Anata no Shitsuke.


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