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Release This:  Modern Warfare 2, Phantasy Star Zero  Debut in U.S.

Release This: Modern Warfare 2, Phantasy Star Zero Debut in U.S.

November 9, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

November 9, 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Phantasy Star Zero to North America, as Japan gets The Crystal Bearers and Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending November 14th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Arcade Shooting Gallery
- Buck Fever
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex
- Chaotic: Shadow Warriors
- Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom
- Excitebike: World Rally (online)
- Hair Salon
- Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
- Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
- Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue
- NBA 2K10
- Pop'n Music
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
- Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage
- Smart Kids Journey to Adventure
- Team Elimination Games
- Ultimate Party Challenge

Xbox 360:
- 0D Beat Drop (online)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Chaotic: Shadow Warriors
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
- Encleverment Experiment (online)
- Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection
- Hasbro Family Game Night
- Stoked: Big Air Edition

PlayStation 3:
- Braid (online)
- Buzz! Quiz World
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Chaotic: Shadow Warriors
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

PlayStation 2:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

Nintendo DS:
- Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mobilized
- Chaotic: Shadow Warriors
- Dragon Ball: Attack of the Saiyans
- Dragonology
- Fairyland Melody Magic
- Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands
- Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
- Jonas
- Petz Nursery
- Phantasy Star Zero
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
- Satisfashion
- Spectral Force Genesis
- Style Lab: Jewelry Design
- Style Lab: Makeover
- Sushi Academy
- System Flaw (DSi only)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack
- Wedding Dash

PlayStation Portable:
- Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

PC:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection
- Gardenscapes
- Jonathan Kane: The Protector
- King Arthur
- Women's Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey
- WorldShift
- X3: Terran Conflict Gold Edition

Activision's first-person shooter sequel Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms in North America this week. PS3 owners can also look forward to a port of the puzzle-platformer Braid, while the Nintendo Wii gets a WiiWare remake of the classic NES motocross racer Excitebike.

This week's Nintendo DS lineup includes Sega's Phantasy Star Zero, the Harvest Moon series sequel Sunshine Islands, and System Flaw, which premieres as the region's first Nintendo DSi-exclusive retail title.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Barbie and the Three Musketeers
- The Biggest Loser
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex
- Countdown
- CSI: Deadly Intent
- Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage
- Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
- Tornado Outbreak

Xbox 360:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
- Tornado Outbreak
- Tropico 3

PlayStation 3:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
- Tornado Outbreak

PlayStation 2:
- DJ Hero

Nintendo DS:
- Animal Planet: Vet Life
- Barbie and the Three Musketeers
- The Biggest Loser
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mobilized
- C.O.P. The Recruit
- Cooking Mama 3
- Hair Salon

PlayStation Portable:
- Invizimals
- Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier

PC:
- Barbie and the Three Musketeers
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Tropico 3

Gamers in the UK will also receive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 this week, along with other multiplatform titles like Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and Tornado Outbreak. The Xbox 360 version of Tropico 3 will make its global premiere in Europe this week, as PSP owners get the augmented reality creature collecting game Invizimals.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

Xbox 360:
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
- Final Fantasy XI Online: Vana'diel Collection 2

PlayStation 3:
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

PlayStation 2:
- Final Fantasy XI Online: Vana'diel Collection 2
- Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi

Nintendo DS:
- Nihonshi DS
- Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star
- Sekaishi DS
- Uchi no 3 Shimai DS 2: 3 Shimai no Dekake Daisakusen

PlayStation Portable:
- Battle Spirits: Kiseki no Hasha
- Hexyz Force
- Higarushi no Naku Koro ni: Jan
- J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J
- Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star
- Need for Speed: Shift
- Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi
- Warship Gunner 2 Portable

PC:
- Final Fantasy XI Online: Vana'diel Collection 2

This week's Japanese lineup features the multiplatform Final Fantasy XI compilation title Final Fantasy XI Online: Vana'diel Collection 2 and The Crystal Bearers, a Wii-exclusive sequel in Square Enix's Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series.

On the Nintendo DS, Capcom readies the Mega Man Battle Network series revival Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star. PSP offerings for this week include Atlus's Hexyz Force and Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star, a remake of Game Arts' 16-bit-era RPG Lunar: The Silver Star.


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