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Release This:  Lego Rock Band, Dragon Age: Origins  Debut Stateside

Release This: Lego Rock Band, Dragon Age: Origins Debut Stateside

November 2, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

November 2, 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 Lego Rock Band, Dragon Age: Origins, and Band Hero to North America, as Japan gets 3D Dot Game Heroes and Persona 3 Portable.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending November 7th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Acadmy of Champions Soccer
- Band Hero
- Buck Fever
- Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom
- Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked
- Hidden Mysteries: Titanic
- Jewel Quest Mysteries
- Jurassic: The Hunted
- Lego Rock Band
- My Baby: First Steps
- Need for Speed: Nitro
- Rabbids Go Home
- Team Elimination Games
- Ultimate Party Challenge
- We Cheer 2
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- Yoga for Wii

Xbox 360:
- Band Hero
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Lego Rock Band
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed -- Ultimate Sith Edition

PlayStation 3:
- Band Hero
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Lego Rock Band
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed -- Ultimate Sith Edition

PlayStation 2:
- Band Hero
- Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
- Jurassic: The Hunted

Nintendo DS:
- Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
- Band Hero
- Barbie and the Three Musketeers
- A Christmas Carol
- COP: The Recruit
- Diner Dash: Flo on the Go
- Dora Puppy
- Dream Salon
- Hidden Mysteries: Titanic
- Imagine: Babyz Fashion
- Jewel Master: Egypt
- Lego Rock Band
- My Baby: First Steps
- Need for Speed: Nitro
- Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: New Year's Celebration
- Rabbids Go Home
- Reader Rabbit: Kindergarten
- Safari Adventures: Africa
- Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squad
- Style Savvy
- Sushi Academy
- WireWay

PlayStation Portable:
- Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
- Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squad

PC:
- Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Jonathan Kane: The Protector

Harmonix's Rock Band franchise gets a multiplatform Lego-branded sequel this week with Lego Rock Band, while Activision readies its own family-friendly music simulation title Band Hero.

Konami's soccer sim update Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 and BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins are set to hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as the PS2 and PSP get a new sequel in the Jak and Daxter series.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- A Boy and His Blob
- All-Star Cheerleader 2
- Band Hero
- Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo
- Ghostbusters
- Hasbro Family Game Night Vol. 2
- iCarly
- Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue
- Knockout Party
- Madagascar Kartz
- Need for Speed: Nitro
- Rabbids Go Home
- The Ultimate Red Bull Challenge
- U-Sing
- World of Zoo

Xbox 360:
- Band Hero
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Ghostbusters
- Madagascar Kartz
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed -- Ultimate Sith Edition

PlayStation 3:
- Band Hero
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Madagascar Kartz
- Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
- SingStar: Take That
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed -- Ultimate Sith Edition

PlayStation 2:
- Band Hero
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
- SingStar: Take That

Nintendo DS:
- Band Hero
- A Christmas Carol
- Countdown
- Ghostbusters
- Girls Life: Makeover
- Hasbro Family Game Night
- iCarly
- Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue
- Madagascar Kartz
- Master All Classics
- Need for Speed: Nitro
- Rabbids Go Home
- Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squad
- Womens Murder Club: Games of Passion
- World of Zoo

PlayStation Portable:
- Ghostbusters
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
- Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squad

PC:
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Eco Tycoon
- Garden Party World
- Ghostbusters
- Horse Racing Manager 2
- World of Zoo

Ghostbusters sees a delayed multiplatform release in Europe this week, after arriving exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and PS2 in June.

This week will also bring to the UK an early worldwide release for Sega's Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue, along with region-exclusive titles like The Ultimate Red Bull Challenge and U-Sing.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Mario & Sonic at Vancouver Olympics

Xbox 360:
- Colin McRae: DIRT 2
- Namco Museum Virtual Arcade
- NBA Live 10
- Tayutama: Kiss on My Deity
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010

PlayStation 3:
- 3D Dot Game Heroes
- Colin McRae: DIRT 2
- InFamous
- NBA Live 10
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010

Nintendo DS:
- Kobun Kanbun DS
- Rika-Chan DS Motto! Onna no Ko Lesson: Oshare Oshigoto Otetsudai Daisuki!
- Sakura Note: Imanitsu na Garu Mirai
- Summon Night X: Tears Crown
- Suugaku Master DS
- Tamagotchi no Narikiri Channeru
- Tsunagete Pipemania
- WireWay

PlayStation Portable:
- Colin McRae: DIRT 2
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy - Universal Tuning
- Jigen Kairou
- Minna no Navi
- MotorStorm: Raging Ice
- NBA Live 10
- Persona 3 Portable

From Software's retro-inspired action-RPG 3D Dot Game Heroes will premiere in Japan this week, arriving alongside other console titles like World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 and 5pb's Xbox 360 visual novel Tayutama: Kiss on My Deity.

The Nintendo DS will receive a new chapter in Flight-Plan's Summon Night series, meanwhile, as the PSP gets an upgraded version of Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Persona 3 Portable.


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