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Release This:  Heavy Rain, Endless Ocean 2  Premiere Stateside

Release This: Heavy Rain, Endless Ocean 2 Premiere Stateside

February 22, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

February 22, 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 Heavy Rain and Endless Ocean 2 to North America, while Japan gets Espgaluda II Black Label and BlazBlue Portable.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending February 27th, 2010.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Endless Ocean: Blue World
- Mouse House (online)
- Pony Friends 2
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
- Winter Blast: Snow and Ice Games

Xbox 360:
- Greed Corp (online)
- Lazy Raiders (online)
- Risen
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

PlayStation 3:
- Greed Corp (online)
- Heavy Rain
- Hyperballoid HD (online)
- Last Rebellion
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Nintendo DS:
- Deca Sports DS
- Flight Control (online)
- Flipper
- Hello Kitty: Birthday Adventures
- Lovely Lisa and Friends
- Pony Friends 2
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
- Super Speed Machines
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia

PlayStation Portable:
- Age of Zombies (online)
- Metal Slug XX

PC:
- Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 (online)
- Arsenal of Democracy (online)
- Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny
- Dawn of Discovery: Venice
- Legends of Norrath: Vengeful Gods (online)
- Napoleon: Total War
- Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
- WarBirds: Dogfights

Quantic Dream's cinematic adventure title Heavy Rain headlines this week's PlayStation 3 lineup. Wii owners can expect to see a sequel to Nintendo's undersea exploration game Endless Ocean, as Sega's mascot racer Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing premieres across multiple platforms.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Pop'n Rhythm
- Safar'Wii
- The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Xbox 360:
- Crash Time III
- Indianapolis 500 Evolution
- Lips: Party Classics
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
- Superstars V8 Next Challenge

PlayStation 3:
- Heavy Rain
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
- Superstars V8 Next Challenge
- White Knight Chronicles

Nintendo DS:
- Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
- Music for Everyone
- Puzzle Chronicles
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

PlayStation Portable:
- Dante's Inferno
- Echoshift
- Puzzle Chronicles
- Undead Knights

PC:
- Anno 1404: Venice
- Dawn of Discovery: Venice
- Farewell to Dragons
- The Farm
- Napoleon: Total War
- Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
- The Stronghold Collection
- Superstars V8 Next Challenge
- Theatre of War II: Africa 1943
- XIII Century: Blood of Europe

Heavy Rain and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing will also debut in the UK this week, arriving alongside region-exclusive releases like Superstars V8 Next Challenge, Crash Time III, and Lips: Party Classics.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum DX - Ultra Senshi Daishuuketsu
- GTI Club World: City Race
- Radirgy Noa Wii
- Super Monkey Ball Athletic

Xbox 360:
- Borderlands
- Espgaluda II Black Label
- No Fate! Only the Power of Will

PlayStation 2:
- Kiniro no Corda 3
- Wand of Fortune: Mirai e no Prologue

Nintendo DS:
- Cooking Idol I! My! Main! Game de Hirameki! Kirameki Cooking
- Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the Gods
- Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 - Kami no Hitomi to Akuma no Heso
- Game Book DS: Aquarian Age Perpetual Period
- Gendai Daisenryaku DS: Isshoku Sokuhatsu - Gunji Balance Houkai
- Gyouretsu no Dekiru Houritsu Soudansho
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dai Yon Kan - Kizuna
- Nazotte Oboeru Otona no Kanji Renshuu Kaiteiban
- Otona no Renai Shousetsu: Harlequin Selection
- Shounen Oni Ninden Tsumuji
- Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Mugen no Frontier EXCEED
- TOEIC Test Super Coach @DS
- Utatte Touch, Utouchi!!
- WiZman's World

PlayStation Portable:
- BlazBlue Portable
- Cross Channel: To All People
- FairlyLife: MiracleDays
- Himehibi: New Princess Days!! Zoku! Ni-Gakki Portable
- Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Kizuna no Tag Battle
- Kenka Banchou 4: Ichinen Sensou
- Kiniro no Corda 3
- Koori no Bohyou Ichiyanagi Wa, 3 Dome no Junan
- Minna no Tennis Portable
- Nizu no Senritsu Portable 2: Hi no Kioku
- No Fate! Only the Power of Will
- Power Pro Success Legends
- Qix++
- Yoake Yori Ruriiro na Portable

Cave's arcade shoot'em-up Espgaluda II Black Label gets a region-free release on the Xbox 360 in Japan this week. The Nintendo Wii will host Milestone's upgraded shooter Radirgy Noa Wii, Konami's arcade racer GTI Club World: City Race, and the Ultraman franchise crossover fighting game Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum DX.

Portable highlights for this week include the Shiren the Wanderer series sequel Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4, a PSP port of Arc System Works' 2D fighter BlazBlue, and Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the Gods, a remake of the Super NES-era RPG Lufia II.


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