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Release This:  Enslaved, Castlevania, NBA Jam  Arrive Stateside

Release This: Enslaved, Castlevania, NBA Jam Arrive Stateside

October 4, 2010 | By Danny Cowan

October 4, 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 NBA Jam, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West to North America, as Japan gets Red Dead Redemption and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 9th, 2010.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Def Jam Rapstar
- FIFA Soccer 11
- Haunted House
- Hollywood Squares
- NBA Jam
- Oops! Prank Party
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
- Wii Party

Xbox 360:
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
- Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley (online)
- Def Jam Rapstar
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- NBA 2K11

PlayStation 3:
- Actual Crimes: Jack the Ripper (online)
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
- Def Jam Rapstar
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- John Daly's Prostroke Golf
- NBA 2K11
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

PlayStation 2:
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- NBA 2K11

Nintendo DS:
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Deer Drive
- FIFA Soccer 11
- Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- Freddi Fish ABC Under the Sea
- I Love Puppies
- Jewel Master: Cradle of Athena
- Jewels of Tropical Lost Island
- Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars Blue
- Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars Pink
- Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars Purple
- Logic Machines
- Petz Fantasy: Sunshine Magic
- Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs
- Shantae: Risky's Revenge (DSi online)
- Sports Collection
- Vampire Moon: The Mystery of the Hidden Sun
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

PlayStation Portable:
- Actual Crimes: Jack the Ripper (online)
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- NBA 2K11

PC:
- Lionheart: Kings' Crusade (online)
- Natalie Brooks: Triple Trouble Collection
- NBA 2K11
- WRC: FIA World Rally Championship

Konami's Castlevania series sequel Lords of Shadow and Ninja Theory's anticipated action-adventure title Enslaved: Odyssey to the West headline this week's multiplatform lineup in the United States.

Other notable debuts for this week include the Nintendo-published minigame compilation Wii Party, a reboot for the classic sports franchise NBA Jam, the Pokemon sub-series sequel Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, and Square Enix's Nintendo DS Final Fantasy spin-off The 4 Heroes of Light.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- NBA 2K11
- NBA Jam
- NHL 2K11
- Sid Meier's Pirates
- Wii Party

Xbox 360:
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- Front Mission Evolved
- NBA 2K11
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
- WRC: FIA World Rally Championship

PlayStation 3:
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- Front Mission Evolved
- Heavy Rain: Move Edition
- NBA 2K11
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
- WRC: FIA World Rally Championship

Nintendo DS:
- Air Traffic Controller
- America's Next Top Model
- FIFA 11
- Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- Let's Draw!
- Picture Puzzle Collection: The Dutch Masters
- Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon
- Witches & Vampires: The Secrets Of Ashburry
- Witch's Curse

PC:
- Cultures Online
- Front Mission Evolved
- NBA 2K11
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
- WRC: FIA World Rally Championship
- X Superbox

The majority of this week's biggest U.S. debuts will also see release in Europe this week. The UK will also host exclusive premieres for Deep Silver's racing title WRC: FIA World Rally Championship and a PlayStation Move-enhanced version of Heavy Rain.

Games Released in Japan:

Xbox 360:
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- F1 2010
- Red Dead Redemption
- Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2

PlayStation 3:
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- F1 2010
- Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime - Hybrid Pack
- Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3
- Red Dead Redemption
- Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2

Nintendo DS:
- Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
- Maru Goukaku Shikaku Dasshu! Hanbaishi Kentei Shiken 2-Kyuu - 3-Kyuu
- Tenkaichi * Sengoku Lovers DS

PlayStation Portable:
- Boku wa Koukuu Kanseikan: Airport Hero Haneda
- Kana: Imouto
- Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption receives a Japanese release this week, arriving on store shelves alongside localized versions of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2.

The Nintendo DS is set to host a new entry in Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts series, while PSP owners get a port of Cyber Front's PC visual novel Kana: Imouto.


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