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Release This:  Dragon Quest IX  Premieres Stateside

Release This: Dragon Quest IX Premieres Stateside

July 12, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

July 12, 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 Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX to North America, along with awaited titles like NCAA Football 11 and DeathSpank.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending July 17th, 2010.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- The Bachelor
- Little League World Series Baseball Double Play

Xbox 360:
- Deadliest Warrior: The Game (online)
- DeathSpank (online)
- Little League World Series Baseball 2010
- NCAA Football 11

PlayStation 3:
- DeathSpank (online)
- Landit Bandit (online)
- Little League World Series Baseball 2010
- NCAA Football 11

PlayStation 2:
- NCAA Football 11

Nintendo DS:
- Animal Planet Vet Collection
- The Bachelor
- Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
- Chuck E. Cheese's Party Games
- Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
- Dungeon Raiders
- Hidden Objects: Mystery Stories
- Little League World Series Baseball Double Play
- Paws & Claws: Regal Resort
- Pop Island: Paperfield (DSi online)
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice

PC:
- CosmicBreak
- Disciples III: Renaissance

Square Enix's multi-million-selling RPG Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies makes its English-language debut this week on the Nintendo DS in North America.

The PlayStation 3, PS2, and Xbox 360 will host EA's college football franchise update NCAA Football 11, while 360 and PS3 owners additionally receive Ron Gilbert's downloadable action-RPG DeathSpank.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Toy Story 3

Xbox 360:
- Toy Story 3

PlayStation 3:
- Toy Story 3

Nintendo DS:
- Toy Story 3

PlayStation Portable:
- Toy Story 3

Disney's multiplatform game adaptation of the Pixar animated film Toy Story 3 is the only title scheduled for release in the UK this week, according to online retailer GAME.co.uk.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Buttobi Hero Crashman
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory
- We Cheer: Dancing Spirits!

Xbox 360:
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

PlayStation 3:
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

Nintendo DS:
- Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu
- Keshi Kasukun
- Metal Fight Beyblade: Bakugami Susanoh Shuurai!
- Odoru Daisousasen The Game: Sensuikan ni Sennyuu Seyo!

PlayStation Portable:
- Busou Shinki: Battle Masters
- Clannad: Mitsumi Mamoru Sakamichi de - Gekan
- Hello Kitty to Issho! Block Crash 123!!
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010
- Last Ranker
- Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou - Doryoku - Shouri no Maki!
- Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive

As North America gets its first glimpse of Dragon Quest IX, Japan is set to receive a Wii port of Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Legend, a card-based RPG spinoff title originally released in arcades. Square Enix is also releasing an optional controller peripheral this week for use with the title.

Nintendo DS owners will soon see Nintendo's Fire Emblem series sequel Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu, while the PSP gets Konami's 3D fighter Busou Shinki: Battle Masters, the visual novel Clannad: Mitsumi Mamoru Sakamichi de - Gekan, and Capcom's RPG Last Ranker.


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