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Release This:  Cave Story, Just Cause 2  Launch Stateside

Release This: Cave Story, Just Cause 2 Launch Stateside

March 22, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

March 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 Just Cause 2, Red Steel 2, and a WiiWare port of Cave Story to North America, while the UK gets Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

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

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Build-A-Bear Workshop: Friendship Valley
- Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter
- Cave Story (online)
- Hall of Fame Ultimate Hoops Challenge
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Red Steel 2
- Rooms: The Main Building

Xbox 360:
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Just Cause 2
- MotoGP 09/10

PlayStation 3:
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Just Cause 2
- MotoGP 09/10

Nintendo DS:
- Bakugan: Battle Trainer
- Build-A-Bear Workshop: Welcome to Hugsville
- The Cages: Pro Style Batting Practice
- Cheer We Go!
- Dream Diary
- Drift Street International (DSi online)
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Imagine: Gymnast
- My Pet Chimp
- Plain Sight (DSi online)
- Rooms: The Main Building
- Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
- Squishy Tank
- Stitch Jam
- Zhu Zhu Pets

PC:
- Alcatraz
- Just Cause 2
- The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom

Avalanche Studios' sandbox-style action game Just Cause 2 will premiere in North America this week on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms. Other multiplatform offerings for this week include Capcom's motorcycle racing sim MotoGP 09/10 and the animated film tie-in title How to Train Your Dragon.

The Nintendo Wii will host Ubisoft's Wii MotionPlus-enhanced shooter Red Steel 2 and a long-awaited WiiWare port of the acclaimed PC adventure title Cave Story, while the Nintendo DS gets Atlus's first-person dungeon crawler Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Fast Food Panic
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Racket Sports Party
- Red Steel 2
- Rugby League 3
- Safar'Wii
- Spongebob Boating Bash

Xbox 360:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Just Cause 2
- Prison Break: The Conspiracy
- Resonance of Fate

PlayStation 3:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Just Cause 2
- Last Rebellion
- Prison Break: The Conspiracy
- Resonance of Fate

Nintendo DS:
- Fast Food Panic
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Infinite Space
- Peppa Pig 2: Fun and Games
- Playmobil Knight
- Pokemon HeartGold Version
- Pokemon SoulSilver Version
- Safecracker
- SpongeBob Boating Bash

PC:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
- Just Cause 2
- Prison Break: The Conspiracy
- The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
- Torchlight

Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver headline the UK's upcoming Nintendo DS lineup. Red Steel 2 and Just Cause 2 will also hit retail shelves in the coming week, along with multiple RPGs, including Tri-Ace's Resonance of Fate, Hitmaker's Last Rebellion, and PlatinumGames' Infinite Space.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Xbox 360:
- Army of Two: The 40th Day
- Chaos;Head - Love Chu*Chu!
- Hokuto Musou

PlayStation 3:
- Army of Two: The 40th Day
- God of War III
- PachiPara 15: Super Umi Monogatari in Okinawa 2
- Power Smash: Live Match!
- Hokuto Musou

PlayStation 2:
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Nintendo DS:
- Minna no Suizokukan
- Phonics de Minitsuku Eigo
- Pro Wrestling Kentei DS
- Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2010
- Seitokai no Ichizon: DS-suru Seitokai

PlayStation Portable:
- Burst Error: Eve the First
- My Merry May with Be
- Prinny 2: Toukou Yuugi! Akatsuki no Pantsu Daisakusenss!!
- Saki Portable
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
- Sora no Otoshi Mono: DokiDoki Summer Vacation
- Tenjin Ranman: Happy GO Lucky!!
- VitaminZ Revolution

Koei's Fist of the North Star-themed action game Hokuto Musou premieres for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week in Japan. The PlayStation 3 will also host a localized version of God of War III, while the Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP get Konami's survival horror title Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.


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