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Release This:  Mass Effect 2, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom  Debut Worldwide

Release This: Mass Effect 2, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Debut Worldwide

January 25, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

January 25, 2010 | 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 Mass Effect 2, MAG, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and No More Heroes 2 to retailers in North America, as Japan gets a Nintendo DS remake of Dragon Quest VI.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending January 30th, 2010.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- "Aha! I Found It!" Hidden Object Game (online)
- bittos+ (online)
- Fast Food Panic
- Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
- Monsteca Corral (online)
- No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Xbox 360:
- Blood Bowl
- Mass Effect 2

PlayStation 3:
- MAG

Nintendo DS:
- Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
- Imagine: Party Planner
- Legend of Kay
- Number Battle (online)
- Playmobil Knights

PlayStation Portable:
- Shadow of Destiny

PC:
- Blood Bowl
- Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
- Hotel Giant 2
- Legend of Vraz (online)
- Mass Effect 2

BioWare's sci-fi RPG sequel Mass Effect 2 will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PC platforms in North America this week. PlayStation 3 owners will get the massively multiplayer shooter MAG, while the Nintendo Wii hosts Capcom's crossover fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars and Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Xbox 360:
- Mass Effect 2

PlayStation 3:
- MAG

PC:
- BC Kings
- Exodus from the Earth
- Mass Effect 2

The UK is also set to receive Mass Effect 2, MAG, and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom this week, along with the PC releases BC Kings and Exodus from the Earth.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Dance Dance Revolution: Music Fit
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Xbox 360:
- End of Eternity
- Fight Night Round 4
- Stoked
- WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010

PlayStation 3:
- Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku
- End of Eternity
- Fight Night Round 4
- Last Rebellion
- MAG: Massive Action Game
- WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010

PlayStation 2:
- Princess Saver! Eternal Love for My Lady

Nintendo DS:
- Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi
- Game Book DS: Koukaku no Regios
- Kageyama Method: Dennou Hanpuku - Chiri - Rekishi - Koumin - Maru x Maru Shakaika
- Lively Garden
- Shogi World Champion: Gekisashi DS

PlayStation Portable:
- 11 Eyes Crossover
- Arcobaleno! Portable
- Dengeki no Pilot: Tenkuu no Kizuna
- Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 3 Portable
- Loopop Cube: Loop * Salad Portable: Matatabi
- Machi-Ing Maker 3 x Tousouchuu
- Mirai Nikki: 13 Hitome no Nikki Shoyuusha
- Tenchu Kurenai Portable

Tri-Ace's RPG End of Eternity (to be released stateside later this year as Resonance of Fate) will debut on the PlayStation 3 in Japan this week, arriving alongside other RPG offerings like Nippon Ichi's Last Rebellion and Gust's Ar tonelico III.

Square Enix's Nintendo DS remake of the 16-bit RPG Dragon Quest VI headlines this week's portable lineup, as the PSP hosts an enhanced version of Chunsoft's formerly Wii-exclusive roguelike Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 3.


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