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Release This: Forza Motorsport 4, Guardian Heroes Lead Console, Digital Lineup

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Forza Motorsport 4 and Guardian Heroes to North America and Europe, while Japan gets Just Dance Wii and Super Scribblenauts.
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 Forza Motorsport 4 and Guardian Heroes to North America and Europe, while Japan gets Just Dance Wii and Super Scribblenauts. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 15th, 2011. Games Released in the United States: Turn 10's Xbox 360-exclusive racing sim Forza Motorsport 4 debuts in the United States and Europe this week, boasting over 500 cars and 16-player online racing. Polyphony Digital's competing PlayStation 3 racer Gran Turismo 5 will counter with a price drop and a content-expanding software update later this month. This week will also see the release of the Harvest Moon subseries sequel Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny, Namco Bandai's multiplatform flight action game Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, and a collection of new Kinect-compatible titles for the Xbox 360, including a Kinectimals expansion and Double Fine's Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster. Downloadable highlights include an Xbox Live Arcade port of Treasure's 1996 Sega Saturn brawler Guardian Heroes and Playbrains' 2D platformer Sideway: New York for the PlayStation Network. Nintendo Wii: - DanceDanceRevolution II - Go Vacation - Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny - Wipeout 2 Xbox 360: - Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Forza Motorsport 4 - Guardian Heroes (Xbox Live Arcade) - Hulk Hogan's Main Event (Kinect) - Kinectimals: Now With Bears (Kinect) - Michael Phelps: Push the Limit (Kinect) - Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition - Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Kinect) - Wipeout 2 (Kinect) PlayStation 3: - Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition - Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny - Sideway: New York (online) - Wipeout 2 Nintendo 3DS: - Imagine Fashion Designer - Mahjong Cub3d - Marvel Super Hero Squad: Infinity Gauntlet - Wipeout 2 Nintendo DS: - 1001 Touch Games - Aliens: Infestation - Wipeout 2 PC: - Airline Tycoon 2 - Blackwell Deception - Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Orcs Must Die! (online) - Renegade Ops (online) - Rugby Challenge Games Released in Europe: The UK hosts the worldwide debut of Activision's action figure-bundled Spyro spinoff Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure this week, as MileStone's region-exclusive rally racer World Rally Championships 2011 goes up against Forza Motorsport 4. Nintendo Wii: - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Spider-Man: Edge of Time - X-Men: Destiny Xbox 360: - Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Forza Motorsport 4 - Guardian Heroes (Xbox Live Arcade) - Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge - Michael Phelps: Push the Limit (Kinect) - Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 - Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Kinect) - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Spider-Man: Edge of Time - World Rally Championships 2011 PlayStation 3: - Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge - Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Spider-Man: Edge of Time - World Rally Championships 2011 Nintendo 3DS: - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Spider-Man: Edge of Time - World Rally Championships 2011 Nintendo DS: - X-Men: Destiny PC: - Airline Tycoon 2 - Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Might & Magic: Heroes VI - Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Games Released in Japan: Nintendo will publish a Japanese edition of Ubisoft's popular Wii title Just Dance this week. 5th Cell's Super Scribblenauts will also see a Japanese localization this week, while the PSP gets Idea Factory's visual novel Clock Zero: Shuuen no Ichibyou Portable and the Class of Heroes sequel Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. Final. Nintendo Wii: - Just Dance Wii Xbox 360: - Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Call of Juarez: The Cartel - Dead Rising 2: Off The Record - Forza Motorsport 4 - Guardian Heroes (Xbox Live Arcade) - Kinectimals: Fushigi na Shima no Nakamatachi PlayStation 3: - Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Call of Juarez: The Cartel - Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Nintendo 3DS: - Azito 3D Nintendo DS: - Super Scribblenauts PlayStation Portable: - Clock Zero: Shuuen no Ichibyou Portable - Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. Final - Ryu-koku - Shirogane no Cal to Aoi no Joou

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