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Release This:  Avatar  Hits U.S.,  New Super Mario Bros. Wii  Debuts In Japan

Release This: Avatar Hits U.S., New Super Mario Bros. Wii Debuts In Japan

November 30, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

November 30, 2009 | 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 James Cameron's Avatar and MX vs. ATV Reflex stateside, while Japan gets Sengoku Musou 3 and New Super Mario Bros Wii.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending December 5th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
- bittos+ (online)
- Copter Crisis (online)
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- Reader Rabbit: Kindergarten
- Rec Room Games
- Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre
- Storybook Workshop
- th!nk Logic Trainer
- Yoga: The First 100% Experience

Xbox 360:
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- MX vs. ATV Reflex
- Rogue Warrior

PlayStation 3:
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- MX vs. ATV Reflex
- Rogue Warrior

Nintendo DS:
- 7 Wonders II
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
- Dragon Master
- Dreamer: Zoo Keeper
- Empire Deluxe
- Hair Salon
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- Learn Science
- Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
- MX vs. ATV Reflex
- Reader Rabbit: Kindergarten
- Safecracker
- th!nk Logic Trainer
- th!nk Logic Trainer: Kids
- World of Zoo

PlayStation Portable:
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- MX vs. ATV Reflex

PC:
- Can You See What I See? Dream Machine (online)
- DIRT 2
- Elven Legacy: Magic
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood (online)
- Rogue Warrior
- The Seventh Dragon (online)
- World of Zoo
- Zombie Driver (online)

A game adaptation of the upcoming James Cameron film Avatar and Rainbow Studios' offroad racer MX vs. ATV Reflex headline multiplatform offerings in the United States this week.

Nintendo DS owners can expect to see the fantasy-themed puzzle-RPG Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes and the minigame compilation sequel 7 Wonders II.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Game Party 3
- Girls Life: Sleepover Party
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- Peppa Pig
- Scene It? Bright Lights Big Screen
- Tony Hawk: RIDE
- Your Shape

Xbox 360:
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- The Saboteur
- Scene It? Bright Lights Big Screen
- Tony Hawk: RIDE

PlayStation 3:
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- The Saboteur
- Scene It? Bright Lights Big Screen
- Tony Hawk: RIDE

Nintendo DS:
- Easy Piano
- Flips: Artemis Fowl
- Flips: Cathy Cassidy
- Flips: Faraway Tree Stories
- Flips: Too Ghoul for School
- Imagine: Beauty Stylist
- Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack
- TouchMaster 3

PlayStation Portable:
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game

PC:
- Colin McRae: DIRT 2
- Dark Fall: Lost Souls
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- The Saboteur

Pandemic Studios' World War II action title The Saboteur gets an early release in Europe, arriving several days in advance of its scheduled U.S. premiere.

Gamers in the UK will also receive Activision's skateboard controller-bundled Tony Hawk: RIDE this week, along with the multiplatform movie trivia title Scene It? Bright Lights Big Screen.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Carl Jii-San no Soratobu Ie
- Isometric & Karate Excercise Wii de Kotsuban Fitness
- Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes W
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken
- Sengoku Musou 3
- Takumi Restaurant wa Daihanjou!
- Tokyo Friend Pack II Ketteiban: Minna de Chousen! Taikan Attraction

Xbox 360:
- Assassin's Creed II
- Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

PlayStation 3:
- Assassin's Creed II
- Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

Nintendo DS:
- 1500DS Spirits Mahjong V
- 1500DS Spirits Shogi V
- Carl Jii-San no Soratobu Ie
- Cross Treasures
- Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukakuru - DS Kikenbutsu Toriatsukaimono Otsushu 4-Rui
- Honki de Manabu: LEC de Goukakuru - DS Koumuinshiken Suumato Shori
- Jinsei Game DS 2
- Kaijuu Busters
- Kamo no Hashikamo. Aimai Seikatsu no Susume
- Kirakira Rhythm Collection
- Metal Fight Beyblade: Bakutan Cyber Pegasus
- Power Pro-Kun Pocket 12
- Relaxuma * Rhythm: Mattari Kibun de Da Run Run Run
- Shin Noukyo Iku
- Signal
- Stitch! Ohana to Rhythm de Daibouken
- Yggdra Unison: Seiken Buyuuden

PlayStation Portable:
- Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next Plus
- Phantasy Star Portable 2
- Tokimeki Memorial 4

The Nintendo Wii will host a number of notable releases in Japan this week, including Nintendo's multiplayer platformer New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the Pokemon adventure title PokePark Wii, and the Wii-exclusive Samurai Warriors sequel Sengoku Musou 3.

The PSP is set to receive Phantasy Star Portable 2 and a new entry in Konami's long-running Tokimeki Memorial series. Nintendo DS owners can look forward to Square Enix's action-RPG Cross Treasures, Namco Bandai's Monster Hunter-like Kaijuu Busters, and Sting's Yggdra Union spinoff Yggdra Unison: Seiken Buyuuden.


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