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Release This:  The Saboteur, Zelda: Spirit Tracks  Debut Stateside

Release This: The Saboteur, Zelda: Spirit Tracks Debut Stateside

December 7, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

December 7, 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 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, The Saboteur and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories to retailers in North America, while Japan gets Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Tales of Graces.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending December 12th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Flowerworks
- Rec Room Games
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Xbox 360:
- The Saboteur

PlayStation 3:
- PixelJunk Shooter (online)
- The Saboteur

PlayStation 2:
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Nintendo DS:
- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
- Puzzler World
- Salon Superstar

PlayStation Portable:
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

PC:
- DIRT 2
- East India Company: Battle of Trafalgar (online)
- Hello Kitty Online (online)
- The Saboteur
- Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God (online)
- Your Shape

Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass sequel Spirit Tracks will debut for the Nintendo DS in North America this week, arriving alongside Puzzler World and Salon Superstar.

The Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP will host a new entry in Konami's Silent Hill franchise, while Xbox 360, PS3 and PC owners can look forward to Pandemic Studios' World War II-based action-adventure title The Saboteur.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
- Horrid Henry

Nintendo DS:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

PlayStation Portable:
- James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
- Tekken 6

PC:
- Colin McRae: DIRT 2
- Dark Fall: Lost Souls

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is also set to arrive this week in the UK. The PSP will receive a port of Namco Bandai's one-on-one fighter Tekken 6, while Wii owners get the Europe-exclusive Horrid Henry.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Family Trainer 2
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Tasogare no Shoujo
- Tales of Graces
- Toshinden
- Winning Eleven PlayMaker 2010

Xbox 360:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Samurai Spirits Zen

PlayStation 3:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

PlayStation 2:
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010

Nintendo DS:
- Again: FBI Chou-Shinri Shousakan
- Charm Girls Club: Watashi no Fashion Mall
- Charm Girls Club: Watashi no Fashion Show
- Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou: MM Town de Miracle Change
- Kurukuru * Princess: Tokimeki Figure * Mezase! Vancouver
- Kyoukugen Dasshutsu 9 Jikan 9 nin 9 no Tobira
- Luminous Arc 3: Eyes
- Monochrome Boo & Baby Boo: Kururin Boo

PlayStation Portable:
- Bleach: Soul Carnival 2
- Daikuugun
- Fuuun Shinsengumi Bakumatsuden Portable
- Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 3
- R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010

Square Enix will publish a localized version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan this week. The Xbox 360 will also soon receive a new entry in SNK's long-running Samurai Shodown franchise.

The Nintendo Wii's Japanese lineup for this week includes Namco's Tales series sequel Tales of Graces and an updated version of the PS1-era fighter Toshinden. Luminous Arc 3 highlights the week's Nintendo DS offerings, as the PSP gets a sequel to Irem's strategy-RPG R-Type Command.


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