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Release This:  Pokemon Conquest, Lego Batman 2  premiere stateside

Release This: Pokemon Conquest, Lego Batman 2 premiere stateside

June 18, 2012 | 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 Pokemon Conquest and Lego Batman 2 to North America, while Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 headline in Japan.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending June 23rd, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo's Pokemon Conquest hits retail in North America this week. A unique crossover with Tecmo Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition strategy series, Pokemon Conquest is an RPG featuring both Nintendo's iconic monsters and historic figures from the Sengoku era of feudal Japan.

Also arriving on store shelves this week is the TT Games-developed Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which expands on the kid-friendly action-adventure gameplay of the original title with the addition of several new heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe.

Digital highlights for this week include the multiplatform trading card game update Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 and the Steam debut of Quantum Conundrum, a first-person puzzler title designed by Portal lead designer Kim Swift.

Nintendo Wii:
- Brave: The Video Game
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Xbox 360:
- Brave: The Video Game
- Clan of Champions
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

PlayStation 3:
- Brave: The Video Game
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 (PlayStation Network)

Nintendo 3DS:
- Slitherlink by Nikoli (3DSWare)

Nintendo DS:
- Brave: The Video Game
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- Pokemon Conquest

PlayStation Vita:
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

PC:
- Brave: The Video Game
- The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav
- Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
- Oniken
- Quantum Conundrum
- Resonance
- Roller Coaster Rampage
- Ship Simulator Extremes Collection
- Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings
- SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny
- Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers

Games Released in Europe:

Lego Batman 2 arrives in Europe this week alongside Kinect-exclusive offerings from Capcom (Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor) and Ubisoft (Just Dance: Greatest Hits).

Nintendo Wii:
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Xbox 360:
- Just Dance: Greatest Hits
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

PlayStation 3:
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Nintendo DS:
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

PlayStation Vita:
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

PC:
- Battlefield 3 Premium
- Dungeons: Gold Edition
- Panzer Corps
- Scania Truck Driver
- Ship Simulator Extremes Collection
- Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings

Games Released in Japan:

A pair of direct sequels to Nintendo's Pokemon White and Pokemon Black hit Japan this week. Both titles are scheduled to arrive in North America later this year as Pokemon White Version 2 and Pokemon Black Version 2.

Other notable games premiering in Japan this week include Sega's manga-based PS3 rhythm-action title K-On! Houkago Live!! HD Version, SystemSoft Alpha's strategy-RPG Shutsugeki!! Otometachi no Senjou 2, and a new PSP entry in Spike's Kenka Banchou series.

Xbox 360:
- Juutekki: Steel Batallion

PlayStation 3:
- K-On! Houkago Live!! HD Version
- Shutsugeki!! Otometachi no Senjou 2
- Test Drive Unlimited 2 Plus Casino Online

Nintendo 3DS:
- Hello Kitty To Sekai Ryokou! Ironna Kuni e Odekake Shimasho

Nintendo DS:
- Pokemon Black 2
- Pokemon White 2

PlayStation Portable:
- Arcana Famiglia: Yuureisen No Majutsushi
- Kenka Banchou Bros. Tokyo Battle Royal


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