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Release This: El Shaddai Arrives Stateside, Xenoblade Hits the UK

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings El Shaddai and No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise stateside, while the UK gets Xenoblade Chronicles and Arcana Heart 3.
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 El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron and No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise stateside, while the UK gets Xenoblade Chronicles and Arcana Heart 3. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending August 20th, 2011. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Get Up Family Game Sports - Jerry Rice and Nitus' Dog Football Xbox 360: - El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron - Toy Soldiers: Cold War (online) PlayStation 3: - El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron - No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise Nintendo DS: - Junior Island Adventure - Junior Mystery Quest - Junior Mystery Stories - Puzzler World 2 PlayStation Portable: - Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death (online) PC: - Age of Empires Online - Atomic City Adventures - The Case of the Black Dragon - Bastion (online) - From Dust (online) - Hacker Evolution Duality - Hunting Unlimited: Expedition 3 Pack - Jerry Rice and Nitus' Dog Football - Space Pirates and Zombies - Troy Online Ignition's stylish action game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron headlines this week's North American console lineup. Other standout releases include Gas Powered Games' Age of Empires Online and a PlayStation 3 remake for Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes. Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion continues with the downloadable release of Toy Soldiers: Cold War for the Xbox 360, while previous Summer of Arcade highlights Bastion and From Dust are set to arrive for PC platforms. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - Xenoblade Chronicles Xbox 360: - Arcana Heart 3 PlayStation 3: - Arcana Heart 3 PC: - Age of Empires Online An English-language localization of Monolith Soft's RPG Xenoblade Chronicles arrives for the Wii in the UK this week, joined by a multiplatform retail release for Examu's 2D fighter Arcana Heart 3. Games Released in Japan: PlayStation 3: - Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II Nintendo DS: - Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Kaigo Fukushisi Shiken PlayStation Portable: - Amnesia - Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza Ibunroku - Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded Compile Heart's Hyperdimension Neptunia sequel Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II ships for the PlayStation 3 this week in Japan, while PSP owners can expect to see a Growlanser IV remake and a pair of visual novels from FuRyu and Idea Factory.

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