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Release This: L.A. Noire, The Witcher 2 Arrive in U.S. and UK

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings the worldwide release of Rockstar's L.A. Noire and CD Projekt's The Witcher 2, while Europe gets Dead or Alive: Dimensions.

Danny Cowan

May 16, 2011

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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 the worldwide release of Rockstar's L.A. Noire and CD Projekt's The Witcher 2, while Europe gets Dead or Alive: Dimensions and No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending May 21st, 2011. Games Released in the United States: Rockstar's multiplatform crime drama L.A. Noire premieres this week in North America, along with other awaited titles like CD Projekt's action-RPG sequel The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Sega's Xbox Live Arcade racer Sega Rally Online Arcade, and a Virtual Console rerelease of Square's 16-bit RPG Chrono Trigger. Nintendo Wii: - Chrono Trigger (Virtual Console) - Exerbeat Xbox 360: - The First Templar - L.A. Noire - Sega Rally Online Arcade (online) PlayStation 3: - L.A. Noire Nintendo 3DS: - SpongeBob Squigglepants 3D Nintendo DS: - Cake Mania: Main Street - Chess Attack PC: - Detour (online) - Fable III - Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition - The First Templar - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Games Released in Europe: Team Ninja's Nintendo 3DS fighter Dead or Alive: Dimensions makes its English-language debut in the UK this week. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie premieres as the region's sole DS offering, while PlayStation 3 owners get an enhanced version of Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes. Nintendo Wii: - Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus Xbox 360: - L.A. Noire PlayStation 3: - L.A. Noire - No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise Nintendo 3DS: - Dead or Alive: Dimensions Nintendo DS: - Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie PlayStation Portable: - Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus PC: - Alter Ego - Fable III - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Games Released in Japan: Valve's first-person puzzler Portal 2 arrives as this week's only Japanese console release. Nintendo 3DS debuts include Animal Resort: Dobutsuen o Tsukurou!! and a localization of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, while the PSP receives Acquire's adventure game Akiba's Trip and the Starfish-published RPG Elminage Original: Majo to Megami to Kamigami no Yubiwa. Xbox 360: - Portal 2 PlayStation 3: - Portal 2 Nintendo 3DS: - Animal Resort: Dobutsuen o Tsukurou!! - Dead or Alive: Dimensions - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars PlayStation Portable: - Akiba's Trip - Elminage Original: Majo to Megami to Kamigami no Yubiwa - Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou

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Danny Cowan is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist for Gamasutra and its subsites. Previously, he has written reviews and feature articles for gaming publications including 1UP.com, GamePro, and Hardcore Gamer Magazine.

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