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Release This:  Forza 3, DJ Hero, Tekken 6  Premiere Stateside

Release This: Forza 3, DJ Hero, Tekken 6 Premiere Stateside

October 26, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

October 26, 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 Forza Motorsport 3, DJ Hero, Tekken 6, and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time to North America, while Japan gets Bayonetta and Sin and Punishment 2.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 31st, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- All-Star Cheer Squad 2
- Arcade Shooter: Illvelo
- Arcade Shooting Gallery
- Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Game Time
- Barbie And The Three Musketeers
- Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
- Cocoto Surprise
- CSI: Deadly Intent
- Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 3
- DJ Hero
- Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
- Geon Cube
- Hasbro Family Game Night 2
- Hidden Mysteries: Titanic
- Hooked! Again
- iCarly
- Jewel Quest Mysteries
- Jurassic the Hunted
- Monster 4x4: Stunt Racer
- Mountain Sports
- Nerf N-Strike Elite
- Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day
- Press Your Luck: 2010 Edition
- Remington: Great American Bird Hunt
- Safari Adventures: Africa
- Sim Animals: Africa
- SpongeBob's Truth or Square
- Vegas Party
- Water Sports
- World of Zoo

Xbox 360:
- Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Game Time
- Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
- CSI: Deadly Intent
- DJ Hero
- Fairytale Fights
- Forza Motorsport 3
- Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
- Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (online)
- Jurassic the Hunted
- SpongeBob's Truth or Square
- Tekken 6

PlayStation 3:
- DJ Hero
- Fairytale Fights
- Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Tekken 6

PlayStation 2:
- Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
- Dance Dance Revolution X2
- DJ Hero
- Jurassic the Hunted
- Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day

Nintendo DS:
- 100 All-Time Favorites
- Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Game Time
- Atelier Annie Alchemists of Sera Island
- The Backyardigans
- Barbie And The Three Musketeers
- Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
- Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple
- CSI Deadly Intent: The Hidden Cases
- Diner Dash: Flo on the Go
- Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
- Dream Salon
- Hasbro Family Game Night
- Hidden Mysteries: Titanic
- Petz Dolphinz Encounter
- Press Your Luck 2010 Edition
- Safari Adventures: Africa
- Sim Animals: Africa
- SpongeBob's Truth or Square
- Sushi Academy
- System: Flaw
- Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure
- World of Zoo

PlayStation Portable:
- Adventures To Go!
- Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
- Ghostbusters
- Mytran Wars
- Petz: Dogz Family
- Petz: Hamsterz Bunch
- Petz: Saddle Club
- SpongeBob's Truth or Square

PC:
- Borderlands
- CSI: Deadly Intent
- King's Bounty: Armored Princess
- League of Legends: Clash of Fates
- Press Your Luck 2010 Edition
- Saw
- The Stronghold Collection
- Torchlight (online)
- World of Zoo

Activision's Guitar Hero series spinoff DJ Hero will debut across multiple platforms in North America this week, arriving alongside other cross-platform releases like 5th Cell's Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, the fable-based brawler Fairytale Fights, and Namco Bandai's one-on-one fighter sequel Tekken 6.

A number of anticipated platform-exclusive games will also make their way to stores this week. The PlayStation 3 will get the Ratchet & Clank series sequel A Crack in Time, while Xbox 360 owners can expect to see Turn 10's racing sim sequel Forza Motorsport 3 and the Grand Theft Auto IV expansion The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Arcade Zone
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- DJ Hero
- Ju-On: The Grudge
- Margot's Bepuzzled
- Mountain Sports
- Rapala: We Fish
- Sim Animals: Africa
- Wii Fit Plus

Xbox 360:
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- DJ Hero
- Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
- Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (online)
- Tekken 6

PlayStation 3:
- Agarest: Generations of War
- Buzz! Quiz World
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- CSI: Deadly Intent
- DJ Hero
- Tekken 6

PlayStation 2:
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- DJ Hero

Nintendo DS:
- 7 Wonders II
- Angel Cat Sugar
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- CSI Deadly Intent: The Hidden Cases
- Science Papa
- Sim Animals: Africa
- Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure

PlayStation Portable:
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- Football Manager Handheld 2010

PC:
- Angel Cat Sugar
- Bionic Commando
- Borderlands
- Cars Race-O-Rama
- FIFA Manager 10
- Football Manager 2010
- Space Rangers 2: Reboot

Compile Heart's strategy-RPG Agarest: Generations of War will make its English-language debut in Europe this week. A U.S. version, to be titled Record of Agarest War, will not see release until next month.

EA's soccer management sim FIFA Manager 10 will also premiere exclusively in Europe this week, as will Sega's multiplatform Football Manager 2010.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Chin Sports
- Super Robot Taisen NEO
- Tsumi to Batsu: Uchuu no Koukeisha

Xbox 360:
- Bayonetta
- Tekken 6

PlayStation 3:
- Bayonetta
- Tekken 6

PlayStation 2:
- NadePro!! Kisama no Seiyuu Yatte Miro!
- Sekirei: Mirai Kara no Okurimono

Nintendo DS:
- Date ni Game Tsui Wake Jane! Dungeon Maker Girls Type
- Flash Precure! Asobi Collection
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
- Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden
- Sword World 2.0: Game Book DS
- Umihara Kawase Jun Second Edition Kanzenban

PlayStation Portable:
- Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi
- Kenka Banchou Portable
- R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate
- Taishou Yakyuujou: Otome Tatsuno Seishun Nikki

PC:
- Joker no Kuni no Alice: Wonderful Wonder World

PlatinumGames' Bayonetta and Tekken 6 highlight this week's multiconsole offerings in Japan. The Wii will get Treasure's Tsumi to Batsu: Uchuu no Koukeisha (Sin and Punishment 2) this week, along with Super Robot Taisen NEO.

The week's Nintendo DS lineup includes Square Enix's Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden, a localization of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and a port of the PS1 puzzle-platformer Umihara Kawase Jun Second Edition.


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