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Release This:  Lost Planet 2, Skate 3  Premiere at Retail

Release This: Lost Planet 2, Skate 3 Premiere at Retail

May 10, 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.

Lost Planet 2 and Skate 3 to multiple platforms in North America, as Xbox 360 owners in the UK get an early look at Alan Wake.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending May 15th, 2010.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Chess Challenge! (online)
- Dance Sensation!
- Junior League Sports
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations (online)

Xbox 360:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition
- Lost Planet 2
- Rocket Knight (online)
- Skate 3
- Things on Wheels (online)

PlayStation 3:
- 3D Dot Game Heroes
- Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of The Year Edition
- Lost Planet 2
- Rocket Knight (online)
- Skate 3

Nintendo DS:
- 8BallAllstars
- Chess Challenge! (DSi online)
- Earthworm Jim (DSi online)
- Photo Dojo (DSi online)

PlayStation Portable:
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3

PC:
- Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer
- Rocket Knight (online)

Capcom's third-person shooter sequel Lost Planet 2 and EA's Skate 3 will debut for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America this week.

Both platforms will also receive Konami's downloadable platformer Rocket Knight, as PS3 owners get From Software's action-RPG 3D Dot Game Heroes.

Games Released in Europe:

Xbox 360:
- Lost Planet 2
- Skate 3

PlayStation 3:
- 3D Dot Game Heroes
- Lost Planet 2
- Skate 3

Nintendo DS:
- Galactic Taz Ball
- Petz Fantasy

PlayStation Portable:
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3

PC:
- Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer
- Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage
- Tropico 3: Absolute Power

The UK will soon host the worldwide premiere of Remedy Entertainment's anticipated action-thriller Alan Wake. The title is not set to hit U.S. shores until next week.

Europe will also receive the Tropico 3 expansion pack Absolute Power this week, along with the region-exclusive Nintendo DS titles Galactic Taz Ball and Petz Fantasy.

Games Released in Japan:

Xbox 360:
- 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
- Metro 2033

Nintendo DS:
- Trick DS Han ~Kakushi Kami no Sumu Kan~

PlayStation Portable:
- 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
- Hakuoki: Yuugi Roku

As retail activity resumes in the wake of the Golden Week holiday, only a handful of new releases are set to debut in Japan this week. Highlights include EA's soccer sim 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and Idea Factory's Hakuoki series spinoff Hakuoki: Yuugi Roku.


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