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Release This: Far Cry 3 launches stateside

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Far Cry 3 and Brain Age: Concentration Training to North America, while Japan gets Ryu ga Gotoku 5 and Monster Hunter 3 G HD Ver.
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 Far Cry 3 and Brain Age: Concentration Training to North America, while Japan gets Ryu ga Gotoku 5 and Monster Hunter 3 G HD Ver. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending December 8th, 2012. Games Released in the United States: Ubisoft Montreal's open-world first-person shooter Far Cry 3 debuts in North America for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms this week, arriving to widespread critical acclaim. Far Cry 3 boasts an experience-driven upgrade system, crafting elements, and a sandbox editing mode, in addition to a co-op campaign for up to four players. BioWare's original Mass Effect will make its PlayStation 3 debut this week, both as a digital download and as part of the series-spanning retail package Mass Effect Trilogy. PS3 owners can also expect to see a compilation for Insomniac's Resistance trilogy, while the 3DS gets a new entry in Nintendo's Brain Age series. Nintendo Wii U: - Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 - Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade - Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth - Rapala Pro Bass Fishing - Rise of the Guardians Xbox 360: - Far Cry 3 - Guardians of Middle-Earth (Xbox Live Arcade) - Power Rangers Super Samurai PlayStation 3: - Far Cry 3 - Guardians of Middle-Earth - Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (PlayStation Store) - Mass Effect (PlayStation Store) - Mass Effect Trilogy - Resistance Collection Nintendo 3DS: - Brain Age: Concentration Training PlayStation Vita: - Uncharted: Fight for Fortune (PlayStation Store) PC: - AirBuccaneers - The Book of Unwritten Tales: Critter Chronicles - EVE Online: Retribution - Far Cry 3 - FORGE - Rosh Online: The Return of Karos Games Released in Europe: Nintendo's Paper Mario: Sticker Star ships for the 3DS in Europe this week, arriving alongside the region-exclusive Wii rhythm game Kylie: Sing & Dance and the multiplatform aerial combat title Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers. Nintendo Wii U: - Rise of the Guardians Nintendo Wii: - Kylie: Sing & Dance Xbox 360: - Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers - Power Rangers Super Samurai PlayStation 3: - Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers - Mass Effect Trilogy - Metal Gear Solid 4: 25th Anniversary Edition Nintendo 3DS: - Paper Mario: Sticker Star PlayStation Vita: - Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PC: - Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers - Agricultural Simulator 2013 - Legends of Dawn Games Released in Japan: Sega's Yakuza series sequel Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono premieres for the PlayStation 3 in Japan this week, both as a standalone retail release and as a special edition console bundle. This week will also bring the Japanese launch of the Nintendo Wii U console, along with a selection of titles including New Super Mario Bros. U, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition and Capcom's region-exclusive Monster Hunter 3 G HD Ver. Nintendo Wii U: - Assassin's Creed III - Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition - FIFA 13: World Class Soccer - Mass Effect 3: Special Edition - Monster Hunter 3 G HD Ver. - Musou Orochi 2 Hyper - New Super Mario Bros. U - Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge - Nintendo Land - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition - ZombiU Xbox 360: - Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package PlayStation 3: - Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono - Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package Nintendo 3DS: - Paper Mario: Super Seal - Pika Pika Nurse Monogatari 2

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