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Release This: Final Fantasy XIII-2, PlayStation Vita Launch In Japan

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores the PlayStation Vita's launch week in Japan, which sees the debut of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Inazuma Eleven Go.
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 sees the PlayStation Vita launch in Japan alongside awaited titles like Final Fantasy XIII-2, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Inazuma Eleven Go. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending December 17th, 2011. Games Released in the United States: While North America's retail lineup thins as the holidays approach, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are set to host a variety of new and expanded downloadable content, including an upgraded Xbox 360 edition of Hello Games' Joe Danger and a collection of new tables for Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball and Pinball FX 2. Konami's Professor Layton-like adventure game Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights headlines this week's portable lineup, joining a remake of the classic educational title The Oregon Trail and a pair of 3DS hunting titles from Mastiff. Xbox 360: - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Ancestors Character Pack (DLC) - Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand (DLC) - Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow (DLC) - Joe Danger: Special Edition (Xbox Live Arcade) - Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball - Vengeance and Virtue (DLC) PlayStation 3: - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Ancestors Character Pack (DLC) - Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue (DLC) Nintendo 3DS: - Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights - The Oregon Trail - Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D - Outdoors Unleashed: Alaska 3D Nintendo DS: - I Heart Geeks! PC: - Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand (DLC) - Brawl Busters - Clone Wars Adventures: Battle of Umbara - FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction (online) - Marble Arena 2 - X3: Albion Prelude Games Released in Europe: No titles are scheduled for release this week in Europe, according to retailer GAME. Games Released in Japan: Sony's PlayStation Vita premieres in Japan this week, bringing with it a launch lineup that includes a wide variety of upgraded ports (Makai Senki Disgaea 3 Return, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3) and platform-exclusive sequels in popular franchises (Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Katamari Damacy No-Vita, Hot Shots Golf 6). The Vita will debut stateside and in other regions on February 22nd, 2012. This week will also see the release of Square Enix's anticipated RPG sequel Final Fantasy XIII-2, along with Arc System Works' 2D fighter Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend and Access Games' Lord of Arcana follow-up Lord of Apocalypse. 3DS highlights include the Renegade remake Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun Special and two new editions in Level 5's Inazuma Eleven series. Nintendo Wii: - Issho ni Asobu! Dream Theme Park - Puyo Puyo!! Xbox 360: - Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend - Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 PlayStation 3: - Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend - Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Ryoufuu no Melt - Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru: 11 Hitome no Suspect - Umineko no Naku Koro ni San: Shinjitsu to Gensou no Yasoukyoku - Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Twin Set) PlayStation Vita: - Army Corps of Hell - Asphalt: Injection - Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend - Dark Quest Alliance - Dream Club Zero Portable - F1: 2011 - Katamari Damacy No-Vita - Lord of Apocalypse - Mahjong Fight Club: Shinsei Zenkoku Taisen Han - Makai Senki Disgaea 3 Return - Michael Jackson The Experience HD - Minna no Golf 6 - Monster Radar - Power Smash 4 - Ridge Racer - Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru: 11 Hitome no Suspect - Shin Sangoku Musou Next - Shinobido 2: Sange - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - Uncharted: Golden Abyss PlayStation Portable: - Lord of Apocalypse - Nippon Game Taishou Jushou Kinen: Zero & Ao no Kiseki Gold Set - Puyo Puyo!! - Tamayura: Mitama Okuri no Shi Nintendo 3DS: - Inazuma Eleven Go (Dark Version) - Inazuma Eleven Go (Shine Version) - Kawaii Koinu 3D - Moe Moe Daisensou * Gendaiban 3D - Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun Special - Penguin no Mondai: The Wars - Puyo Puyo!! Nintendo DS: - Bakuman: Mangaka e no Dou - RPG Tsukuru DS+: Create the New World - Zombie Daisuki PC: - RPG Tsukuru VX Ace - Saints Row The Third

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