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Release This:  BioShock 2, Dante's Inferno  Arrive Stateside

Release This: BioShock 2, Dante's Inferno Arrive Stateside

February 8, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

February 8, 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 BioShock 2 and Dante's Inferno to North America, while Japan gets MadWorld and Zangeki no Reginleiv.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending February 13th, 2010.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Blaster Master: Overdrive (online)
- The Daring Game for Girls
- Family Party: 30 Great Games Winter Fun
- Rock Blast
- Shiren the Wanderer
- Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll

Xbox 360:
- BioShock 2
- Dante's Inferno
- Darwinia+
- World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars

PlayStation 3:
- BioShock 2
- Dante's Inferno
- Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Nintendo DS:
- Best Friends Tonight
- Bookworm Adventures
- The Daring Game for Girls
- Scene It? Twilight
- World Cup of Pool

PC:
- BioShock 2
- Galcon Fusion
- N.E.O. Online (online)
- Square Logic
- Stargate Resistance (online)
- Windchaser: Guilds of Glory

2K Marin's FPS sequel BioShock 2 and Visceral Games' literature-based action title Dante's Inferno headline this week's North American multiplatform lineup.

Wii owners can expect to see an Atlus-produced localization of Chunsoft's roguelike Shiren the Wanderer, along with a WiiWare remake of Sunsoft's NES-era hit Blaster Master.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Big Catch Bass Fishing 2
- Karaoke Revolution
- Safar'Wii
- Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll

Xbox 360:
- BioShock 2
- Indianapolis 500 Evolution

PlayStation 3:
- BioShock 2
- Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

Nintendo DS:
- Animal Kororo
- Bleach: The 3rd Phantom
- Flips: Percy Jackson
- Jonas
- Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief
- Phantasy Star Zero

PlayStation Portable:
- Half-Minute Hero

PC:
- BioShock 2
- Ninja Blade
- Star Trek Online

BioShock 2 also makes its way to the UK this week, arriving on store shelves alongside Sega's DS RPG Phantasy Star Zero and an enhanced PS3 edition of Tri-Ace's Star Ocean: The Last Hope.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- MadWorld
- Zangeki no Reginleiv

Xbox 360:
- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

PlayStation 3:
- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
- Winter Sports 2010: The Great Tournament

Nintendo DS:
- Dragon Ball DS 2: Totsugeki! Red Ribbon Gun
- Lupin Sansei: Shijou Saidai no Zunousen
- Minna no Conveni
- Quiz Magic Academy DS: Futatsu no Jikuu Koku
- Quiz Zatsugaku-Ou DS
- Tennis no Ouji-Sama: Motto Gakuensai no Ouji-Sama - More Sweet Edition

PlayStation Portable:
- SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Portable

PlatinumGames' hyper-violent brawler MadWorld gets a Japanese release this week, arriving nearly a year after its international debut. Wii owners will also get Zangeki no Reginleiv, a Wii MotionPlus-controlled action game created by Earth Defense Force series developer Sandlot.

Taito's Cooking Mama-styled convenience store sim Minna no Conveni and Bandai's Dragon Ball DS 2: Totsugeki! Red Ribbon Gun head this week's Nintendo DS lineup in Japan, as the PS3 and Xbox 360 get a localization of Ascaron's action-RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel.


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