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Release This:  El Shaddai  Arrives Stateside,  Xenoblade  Hits the UK

Release This: El Shaddai Arrives Stateside, Xenoblade Hits the UK

August 15, 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 El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron and No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise stateside, while the UK gets Xenoblade Chronicles and Arcana Heart 3.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending August 20th, 2011.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Get Up Family Game Sports
- Jerry Rice and Nitus' Dog Football

Xbox 360:
- El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
- Toy Soldiers: Cold War (online)

PlayStation 3:
- El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
- No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise

Nintendo DS:
- Junior Island Adventure
- Junior Mystery Quest
- Junior Mystery Stories
- Puzzler World 2

PlayStation Portable:
- Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death (online)

PC:
- Age of Empires Online
- Atomic City Adventures - The Case of the Black Dragon
- Bastion (online)
- From Dust (online)
- Hacker Evolution Duality
- Hunting Unlimited: Expedition 3 Pack
- Jerry Rice and Nitus' Dog Football
- Space Pirates and Zombies
- Troy Online

Ignition's stylish action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron headlines this week's North American console lineup. Other standout releases include Gas Powered Games' Age of Empires Online and a PlayStation 3 remake for Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes.

Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion continues with the downloadable release of Toy Soldiers: Cold War for the Xbox 360, while previous Summer of Arcade highlights Bastion and From Dust are set to arrive for PC platforms.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Xenoblade Chronicles

Xbox 360:
- Arcana Heart 3

PlayStation 3:
- Arcana Heart 3

PC:
- Age of Empires Online

An English-language localization of Monolith Soft's RPG Xenoblade Chronicles arrives for the Wii in the UK this week, joined by a multiplatform retail release for Examu's 2D fighter Arcana Heart 3.

Games Released in Japan:

PlayStation 3:
- Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II

Nintendo DS:
- Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Kaigo Fukushisi Shiken

PlayStation Portable:
- Amnesia
- Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza Ibunroku
- Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded

Compile Heart's Hyperdimension Neptunia sequel Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II ships for the PlayStation 3 this week in Japan, while PSP owners can expect to see a Growlanser IV remake and a pair of visual novels from FuRyu and Idea Factory.


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