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Release This: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, The Darkness II ship to retail

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning to retailers worldwide, while Shank 2 and Gotham City Imposters arrive for digital platforms.
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 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and The Darkness II to retailers worldwide, while Shank 2 and Gotham City Imposters arrive for digital platforms. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending February 11th, 2012. Games Released in the United States: Big Huge Games' action-RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning premieres for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms in North America and Europe this week. Boasting a creative talent pool that includes The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston and fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, Amalur features multiple playable races, expansive class trees, and combat that recalls the God of War series. Also hitting retail this week are Digital Extremes' first-person shooter sequel The Darkness II, Capcom's 3DS-exclusive survival horror title Resident Evil: Revelations, and a PlayStation 3 compilation featuring Naughty Dog's 3D platformers Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3. Klei Entertainment's side-scrolling beat-'em-up Shank 2 and the Batman universe-based multiplayer FPS Gotham City Imposters headline this week's digital multiplatform lineup, while PlayStation 3 owners will additionally see a PlayStation Move-compatible port of Sega's arcade light gun shooter The House of the Dead III. Xbox 360: - The Darkness II - Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition - Gotham City Impostors (Xbox Live Arcade) - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Shank 2 (Xbox Live Arcade) PlayStation 3: - The Darkness II - Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition - Gotham City Impostors (PlayStation Network) - The House of the Dead III (PlayStation Network) - Jak and Daxter Collection - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Shank 2 (PlayStation Network) - Smash 'N' Survive (PlayStation Network) Nintendo 3DS: - Resident Evil: Revelations Nintendo DS: - 40-in-1 Explosive Megamix (DSiWare) - Jewel Link Chronicles: Mountains of Madness PC: - The Darkness II - Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition - Gotham City Impostors (online) - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Shank 2 (online) Games Released in Europe: Saber Interactive's third-person shooter Inversion is set to debut in the UK this week, arriving several months in advance of its planned stateside release. Other region-exclusive premieres include a 3DS port for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP, the latter of which is not currently slated for release in North America. Xbox 360: - Catherine - The Darkness II - Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition - Grand Slam Tennis 2 - Inversion - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Shank 2 (Xbox Live Arcade) - Victorious: Time to Shine (Kinect) PlayStation 3: - Catherine - The Darkness II - Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition - Grand Slam Tennis 2 - Inversion - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Shank 2 (PlayStation Network) Nintendo 3DS: - 3D Game Collection: 55-in-1 - Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - Pac-Man Party 3D - Secret Mysteries in London Nintendo DS: - Card Games: The Classics - Jewel Match 2 - Puzzler World 2012 - Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut PC: - APB Reloaded: Special Edition - The Darkness II - Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition - Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Panzer Corps - Shank 2 (online) Games Released in Japan: Kylotonn's action-adventure title The Cursed Crusade is the only console game shipping this week in Japan. The PS Vita hosts Acquire's side-scrolling action game Sumioni and Sony's gravity-flipping adventure title Gravity Daze, meanwhile, as the PSP gets a new entry in Konami's Suikoden series. PlayStation 3: - The Cursed Crusade PlayStation Vita: - Gravity Daze - Sumioni PlayStation Portable: - Genso Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki - Tsugi no Giseisha o Oshirase Shimasu: Houkaisuru Sekai ni Shinigami to - Vitamin X: Detective B6

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