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Release This: Batman: Arkham City, Okabu Lead Console, Digital Lineup

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Batman: Arkham City, The Sims 3: Pets, and Okabu to North America, while Dance Central 2 gets an early launch in the UK.
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 Batman: Arkham City, The Sims 3: Pets, and Okabu to North America, while Dance Central 2 gets an early launch in the UK. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 22nd, 2011. Games Released in the United States: Rocksteady Studios' superhero-themed action-adventure game Batman: Arkham City headlines this week's domestic console lineup. A direct follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum, which multiple outlets honored as 2009's Game of the Year, Arkham City introduces a number of new villains, along with a selection of playable characters including Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman. A PC version will be released in November, with a Wii U port to follow in 2012. Other standout multiplatform releases set to hit store shelves this week include EA's The Sims 3: Pets, Ubisoft's guitar instruction title Rocksmith, and Activision's action figure-powered platformer Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. Portable offerings are slim, with Nintendo's Professor Layton and the Last Specter serving as a highlight. Trendy Entertainment's action-RPG Dungeon Defenders will launch as a downloadable title across multiple platforms this week, arriving alongside other notable digital releases like HandCircus' Okabu, Overkill Entertainment's co-op shooter The Heist, and a DSiWare version of Chillingo's iOS hit Cut the Rope. Nintendo Wii: - Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt - Trophy Showdown - Bass Pro Shops: The Strike - Tournament Edition - Ben 10: Galactic Racing - Family Feud 2012 Edition - Jimmie Johnson's Anything With an Engine - Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder (WiiWare) - The Price Is Right: Decades - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Xbox 360: - Batman: Arkham City - Ben 10: Galactic Racing - Dungeon Defenders (Xbox Live Arcade) - Family Feud 2012 Edition - JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters - Jimmie Johnson's Anything With an Engine - Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge - Minute to Win It - PowerUp Heroes (Kinect) - Rocksmith - The Sims 3: Pets - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Tropico 4 PlayStation 3: - Batman: Arkham City - Beat Hazard Ultra (PlayStation Network) - Ben 10: Galactic Racing - Dungeon Defenders (PlayStation Network) - Everybody Dance (PlayStation Move) - JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters - Jimmie Johnson's Anything With an Engine - Max & the Magic Marker: Gold Edition (PlayStation Network) - Okabu (PlayStation Network) - Payday: The Heist (PlayStation Network) - The Price Is Right: Decades - Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One - Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (PlayStation Network) - Rocksmith - The Sims 3: Pets - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Nintendo 3DS: - Pet Zombies - The Sims 3: Pets - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Nintendo DS: - 1001 Touch Games - Ben 10: Galactic Racing - Cut the Rope (DSiWare) - I SPY Castle - Jewel Time Deluxe - Petz Puppyz & Kittenz - Professor Layton and the Last Specter PlayStation Portable: - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact PC: - Cities XL 2012 (online) - Dungeon Defenders (online) - JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters - Renegade Ops (online) - The Sims 3: Pets - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Worms Crazy Golf (online) Games Released in Europe: Harmonix's Kinect dancing sim sequel Dance Central 2 arrives in the UK on October 21st, with a worldwide release to follow next week. Sega's soccer management sim Football Manager 2012 also ships to Europe this week, along with the PS3 Ratchet & Clank spinoff Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and the film-based The Adventures of Tintin: The Game. Nintendo Wii: - The Adventures of Tintin: The Game Xbox 360: - The Adventures of Tintin: The Game - Batman: Arkham City - Dance Central (Kinect) - Dungeon Defenders (Xbox Live Arcade) - The Sims 3: Pets - Tropico 4 PlayStation 3: - The Adventures of Tintin: The Game - Batman: Arkham City - DanceStar Party - Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One - The Sims 3: Pets Nintendo 3DS: - The Adventures of Tintin: The Game - The Sims 3: Pets Nintendo DS: - Captain America: Super Soldier - Challenge Me Kids: Brain Trainer PlayStation Portable: - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact PC: - The Adventures of Tintin: The Game - Football Manager 2012 - The Sims 3: Pets - Tropico Trilogy Games Released in Japan: Namco Bandai's Blu-ray movie and game bundle Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa - Hybrid Pack is scheduled to launch this week in Japan, where it will debut alongside localized versions of recent western hits like Dead Island, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and FIFA 12. Nintendo Wii: - Go Vacation Xbox 360: - Dead Island - Deus Ex: Human Revolution - FIFA 12: World Class Soccer - NBA 2K12 PlayStation 3: - Dead Island - Deus Ex: Human Revolution - FIFA 12: World Class Soccer - Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa - Hybrid Pack - NBA 2K12 - Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Nintendo 3DS: - Tetris PlayStation Portable: - FIFA 12: World Class Soccer - Kami Naru Kimi to - Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Impact - Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 1

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