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Release This: New Super Mario Bros. 2, Retro/Grade debut stateside

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings New Super Mario Bros. 2 to North America alongside digital highlights like Retro/Grade and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
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 New Super Mario Bros. 2 to North America alongside digital highlights like Retro/Grade, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending August 25th, 2012. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. 2 headlines this week's North American retail release lineup, and is also set to premiere simultaneously as a digital download title in the 3DS eShop. New Super Mario Bros. 2's gameplay focuses on the collection of coins, and challenges players to collect a total of one million coins throughout the game's levels. This week will also see the release of a large number of downloadable titles across multiple platforms, including Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment's multiplayer first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and an upgraded HD version of Capcom's 1999 arcade fighter JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The PlayStation 3 additionally boasts a number of platform-exclusive digital releases such as System Prisma's action-RPG Legasista, 24 Carat Games' rhythm-based shooter Retro/Grade, and Acquire's open-world action-adventure game Way of the Samurai 4. Xbox 360: - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Xbox Live Arcade) - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. (Xbox Live Arcade) - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron PlayStation 3: - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PlayStation Network) - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. (PlayStation Network) - Legasista (PlayStation Network) - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition (PlayStation Network) - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition (PlayStation Network) - Retro/Grade (PlayStation Network) - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - Way of the Samurai 4 (PlayStation Network) Nintendo 3DS: - New Super Mario Bros. 2 - VectorRacing (3DSWare) Nintendo DS: - Abyss (DSiWare) PlayStation Vita: - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition (PlayStation Network) - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition (PlayStation Network) PC: - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition - Disciples III: Gold Edition - Galaxy On Fire 2 Full HD - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire - Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Games Released in Europe: Vigil Games' Darksiders II premieres in Europe this week, arriving alongside High Moon Studios' Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and Kalypso's turn-based strategy game Jagged Alliance: Crossfire. Xbox 360: - Darksiders II - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron PlayStation 3: - Darksiders II - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Nintendo 3DS: - Brain Training 3D - Gardenscapes Nintendo DS: - Gardenscapes PlayStation Vita: - Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted PC: - Endless Space - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire - Phobos 1953 - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Games Released in Japan: A localized version of CD Projekt Red's Xbox 360 action-RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings arrives in Japan this week, while PlayStation 3 owners can expect to see Bandai Namco's anime and game combo pack Rinne no Lagrange: Kamogawa Days Game & OVA Hybrid Disc. A collection of visual novels from developers Piacci and BushiRoad will hit the PlayStation Portable, while Sonic Powered delivers Boku wa Koukuu Kanseikan: Airport Hero 3D Honolulu, a 3DS sequel to the 2007 Nintendo DS airport management title Air Traffic Chaos. Xbox 360: - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition PlayStation 3: - Rinne no Lagrange: Kamogawa Days Game & OVA Hybrid Disc Nintendo 3DS: - Boku wa Koukuu Kanseikan: Airport Hero 3D Honolulu PlayStation Vita: - Next Revolution: Jouhou Security Specialist Shiken / Network Specialist Shiken - Next Revolution: Takken Shiken - Tokushu Houdoubu PlayStation Portable: - Bakemonogatari Portable - Suzukaze no Melt -Days in the Sanctuary- - Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2

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