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Release This:  L.A. Noire, The Witcher 2  Arrive in U.S. and UK

Release This: L.A. Noire, The Witcher 2 Arrive in U.S. and UK

May 16, 2011 | 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 the worldwide release of Rockstar's L.A. Noire and CD Projekt's The Witcher 2, while Europe gets Dead or Alive: Dimensions and No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending May 21st, 2011.

Games Released in the United States:

Rockstar's multiplatform crime drama L.A. Noire premieres this week in North America, along with other awaited titles like CD Projekt's action-RPG sequel The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Sega's Xbox Live Arcade racer Sega Rally Online Arcade, and a Virtual Console rerelease of Square's 16-bit RPG Chrono Trigger.

Nintendo Wii:
- Chrono Trigger (Virtual Console)
- Exerbeat

Xbox 360:
- The First Templar
- L.A. Noire
- Sega Rally Online Arcade (online)

PlayStation 3:
- L.A. Noire

Nintendo 3DS:
- SpongeBob Squigglepants 3D

Nintendo DS:
- Cake Mania: Main Street
- Chess Attack

PC:
- Detour (online)
- Fable III
- Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition
- The First Templar
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Games Released in Europe:

Team Ninja's Nintendo 3DS fighter Dead or Alive: Dimensions makes its English-language debut in the UK this week. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie premieres as the region's sole DS offering, while PlayStation 3 owners get an enhanced version of Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes.

Nintendo Wii:
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus

Xbox 360:
- L.A. Noire

PlayStation 3:
- L.A. Noire
- No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise

Nintendo 3DS:
- Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Nintendo DS:
- Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie

PlayStation Portable:
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus

PC:
- Alter Ego
- Fable III
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Games Released in Japan:

Valve's first-person puzzler Portal 2 arrives as this week's only Japanese console release. Nintendo 3DS debuts include Animal Resort: Dobutsuen o Tsukurou!! and a localization of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, while the PSP receives Acquire's adventure game Akiba's Trip and the Starfish-published RPG Elminage Original: Majo to Megami to Kamigami no Yubiwa.

Xbox 360:
- Portal 2

PlayStation 3:
- Portal 2

Nintendo 3DS:
- Animal Resort: Dobutsuen o Tsukurou!!
- Dead or Alive: Dimensions
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

PlayStation Portable:
- Akiba's Trip
- Elminage Original: Majo to Megami to Kamigami no Yubiwa
- Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou


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