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 AMY, Choplifter HD
, and ZEN Pinball 3D
to digital platforms stateside, while Crush3D
headlines this week's offerings in Europe.
The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending January 14th, 2012.
Games Released in the United States:
While no retail titles are set to debut stateside this week, a variety of downloadable releases will premiere across all platforms. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are set to receive VectorCell's survival horror title AMY
, along with a remake of Dan Gorlin's classic Apple II shooter Choplifter
A compilation of pinball tables from Zen Pinball
and Pinball FX
(including Shaman, Eldorado, Excalibur and Earth Defense) will arrive in the 3DS eShop as ZEN Pinball 3D
on Thursday, while a new entry in The Learning Company's Carmen Sandiego
series debuts for WiiWare.
- Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Case of the Crumbling Cathedral (WiiWare)
- AMY (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Choplifter HD (Xbox Live Arcade)
- AMY (PlayStation Network)
- Choplifter HD (PlayStation Network)
- ZEN Pinball 3D (3DSWare)
- Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition (DSiWare)
- Choplifter HD (online)
- Conquer 2.0: Invasions of Pirates (online)
Games Released in Europe:
An expanded 3DS version of Sega's dimension-hopping PSP puzzler Crush
is the only retail title set to see release this week in Europe, according to retailer GAME.
Games Released in Japan:
A new entry in Banpresto's Super Robot Taisen
strategy-RPG series debuts in Japan this week, joining Prototype's PlayStation 3 visual novel Time Leap
, Ubisoft's The Adventures of Tintin: The Game
, and Namco Bandai's Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble
for the 3DS (released stateside last year as Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
- Time Leap
- Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble
- Tintin no Bouken: Unicorn-Gou no Himitsu
- Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin II - Revelation of Evil God