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Release This:  Final Fantasy XIII, Yakuza 3  Arrive Stateside

Release This: Final Fantasy XIII, Yakuza 3 Arrive Stateside

March 8, 2010 | By Danny Cowan




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 Final Fantasy XIII and Yakuza 3 to North America, as Japan gets Red Seeds Profile and Taiko no Tatsujin Wii.

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

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Calling
- Max & the Magic Marker (online)
- Racquet Sports
- Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space

Xbox 360:
- Final Fantasy XIII
- Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
- Scrap Metal (online)
- Supreme Commander 2

PlayStation 3:
- Final Fantasy XIII
- Mega Man 10 (online)
- Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
- Yakuza 3

Nintendo DS:
- 50 Classic Games
- The Dating Game for Girls
- Foto Showdown (DSi retail)
- Imagine: Sweet 16
- Spectral Force Genesis

PlayStation Portable:
- BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

PC:
- Assassin's Creed II
- Battle of the Immortals
- Order of War: Challenge (online)
- Rise of Prussia (online)
- Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Gold Edition

Square Enix's awaited RPG sequel Final Fantasy XIII will make its North American debut this week on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. PS3 owners will also receive Sega's Yakuza 3, while the Xbox 360 gets Gas Powered Games' RTS Supreme Commander 2.

Hudson's survival horror title Calling highlights this week's Nintendo Wii offerings, as the PSP receives a port of Arc System Works' 2D one-on-one fighter BlazBlue.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks
- Dancing on Ice
- Safar'Wii

Xbox 360:
- Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks
- Final Fantasy XIII
- Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
- Way of the Samurai 3

PlayStation 3:
- Final Fantasy XIII
- Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
- Way of the Samurai 3
- Yakuza 3

PlayStation 2:
- Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks

Nintendo DS:
- Avalon Code
- Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks
- Music: Music for Everyone
- Sonic Classic Collection

PlayStation Portable:
- Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks
- The Eye of Judgment: Legends
- Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake

PC:
- M.U.D TV
- Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Game of the Year Edition
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Gold Edition

The UK also gets Final Fantasy XIII on the PS3 and Xbox 360 this week, along with Capcom's DLC-bundled Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition. Sony's card-based strategy title The Eye of Judgment: Legends and a portable version of Fat Princess will also premiere in the coming days, arriving in Europe before any other region.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Taiko no Tatsujin Wii

Xbox 360:
- Akatsuki no Amaneka to Aoi Kyojin
- Red Seeds Profile

PlayStation 3:
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Red Seeds Profile

PlayStation 2:
- S.Y.K. Renshouden
- Summon Night Gran-Thesis: Horobi no Ken to Yakusoku no Kishi

Nintendo DS:
- Gakken Europa 4: Kokugo Sanmai DS
- RPG Tsukuru DS
- Steve Soresi no Business Eikaiwa PeraPera DS Training
- Steve Soresi no Eikaiwa PeraPera DS Training

PlayStation Portable:
- Akatsuki no Amaneka to Aoi Kyojin
- Battle Spirits: Hero's Soul
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
- Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid 2
- Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida: 3D
- Zettai Hero Kaizou Keikaku

Access Games' Red Seeds Profile (recently released stateside as Deadly Premonition) is set to premiere for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week in Japan. The Xbox 360 will also receive 5pb's turn-based strategy title Akatsuki no Amaneka to Aoi Kyojin, while the PS3 gets a localization of EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Namco Bandai's drumming title Taiko no Tatsujin Wii premieres as this week's sole release for Nintendo's console. PSP owners, meanwhile, can look forward to Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Dynasty Warriors series expansion Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid 2, and Acquire's Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! sequel Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida: 3D.


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