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Release This: Battlefield 3, Daytona USA Lead Console, Digital Lineup

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Battlefield 3, Dance Central 2, and Daytona USA to North America, while Japan gets Final Fantasy Type-0 and The [email protected] 2.
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 Battlefield 3, Dance Central 2, and Daytona USA to North America, while Japan gets Final Fantasy Type-0 and The [email protected] 2. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 29th, 2011. Games Released in the United States: EA DICE's first-person shooter Battlefield 3 hits store shelves in North America and Europe this week for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms. Arriving at retail three weeks prior to the launch of Activision's competing title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 boasts a cooperative mode, a variety of controllable vehicles, and competitive multiplayer for up to 24 simultaneous players on consoles and 64 players in the PC edition. Other standout console titles debuting stateside this week include Nintendo's Kirby series sequel Kirby's Return to Dreamland, Harmonix's Kinect dance sim sequel Dance Central 2, and a PlayStation Move-enhanced PS3 port for Sega's light gun shooter The House of the Dead: Overkill. A remake of Sega's classic arcade racer Daytona USA heads up this week's digital download lineup. Xbox Live Arcade will also see a Zombie Apocalypse sequel and the 2D platformer The War of the Worlds, while the PlayStation Network hosts a vampire-themed inFamous 2 expansion and Q Games' shooter PixelJunk SideScroller. Nintendo Wii: - Active Life: Magical Carnival - Back to the Future: The Game - Centipede: Infestation - Country Dance 2 - Disney Universe - Just Dance Kids 2 - Kirby's Return to Dreamland - Monster High Ghoul Spirit - Puss in Boots Xbox 360: - Battlefield 3 - Blackwater - Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer - The Cursed Crusade - Dance Central 2 (Kinect) - Daytona USA (Xbox Live Arcade) - Disney Universe - Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi - Grease Dance (Kinect) - Just Dance Kids 2 (Kinect) - Kinect Sports Season Two (Kinect) - Motion Explosion! (Kinect) - Puss in Boots - The War of the Worlds (Xbox Live Arcade) - Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone (Xbox Live Arcade) PlayStation 3: - Back to the Future: The Game - Battlefield 3 - The Cursed Crusade - Daytona USA (PlayStation Network) - Disney Universe - Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi - Grease Dance (PlayStation Move) - The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut - inFamous 2: Festival of Blood (PlayStation Network) - Just Dance Kids 2 (PlayStation Move) - PixelJunk SideScroller (PlayStation Network) - Puss in Boots - Worms Crazy Golf (PlayStation Network) Nintendo 3DS: - Ben 10: Galactic Racing - Captain America: Super Soldier - Heavy Fire: Afghanistan - The Chosen Few - Horses 3D - Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle - Pokemon Rumble Blast - Puppies 3D - Zoo Resort 3D Nintendo DS: - Monster High Ghoul Spirit - Moxie Girlz - Nabara's World: Labyrinth of Light - Photo World DSi - Pillow Pets - Puss in Boots - Squinkies 2: Adventure Mall Surprize! PlayStation Portable: - Invizimals: Shadow Zone PC: - Battlefield 3 - The Cursed Crusade - Family Vacation - California - The Haunted: Hell's Reach - Ignite - The Race Begins - JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters - Stronghold 3 - Take On Helicopters Games Released in Europe: Battlefield 3 and Kinect Sports Season 2 join region-exclusive releases like Football Manager Handheld 2012, SingStar: Back to the '80s and a multiplatform NCIS game this week in the UK. Nintendo Wii: - Disney Universe - Jungle Kartz Xbox 360: - Battlefield 3 - Disney Universe - Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi - Kinect Sports Season 2 - NCIS - Ski-Doo Challenge PlayStation 3: - Battlefield 3 - Disney Universe - Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi - The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut - NCIS - SingStar: Back to the '80s - Ski-Doo Challenge Nintendo 3DS: - Captain America: Super Soldier - Imagine Fashion Designer - NCIS 3D PlayStation Portable: - Football Manager Handheld 2012 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PC: - Battlefield 3 - NCIS - Stronghold 3 Games Released in Japan: Square Enix's action-RPG Final Fantasy Reishiki (to be released stateside next year as Final Fantasy Type-0) premieres for the PSP this week in Japan. Other notable Japanese debuts include a PS3 port of Namco Bandai's The [email protected] 2, Xbox 360 versions of the PC visual novels Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative, and Konami's PSP RPG Senritsu no Stratus. Nintendo Wii: - Hoshi no Kirby Wii Xbox 360: - Dance Central 2 - Kinect Sports Season Two - Muv-Luv - Muv-Luv Alternative - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine PlayStation 3: - Makai Senki Disgaea 4: Fuuka & Desco-hen Hajime Mashita - The [email protected] 2 - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Nintendo 3DS: - Mameshiba - Yuugen Gaisha Brave Company PlayStation Portable: - Arcana Famiglia: La storia della Aracana Famiglia - Final Fantasy Reishiki - Hana to Otome ni Shukufuku wo Portable - Joker no Kuni no Alice - NBA 2K12 - R-15 Portable - Ragnarok: Hikari to Yami no Koujo - Ro-Kyu-Bu! - Senritsu no Stratus - Tanteibu: The Detective Club - Haibu to Kaiga to Bakudan to

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