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Release This: Rage, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Lead Console, Digital Lineup

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Rage, Dark Souls and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition to North America and Europe, while Japan gets Child of Eden.
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 Rage, Dark Souls and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition to North America and Europe, while Japan gets Child of Eden and Ougon Musou Kyoku X. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 8th, 2011. Games Released in the United States: id Software prepares to launch its post-apocalyptic first-person shooter Rage in all regions this week. The game arrives as id's first major console and PC release since 2004's Doom 3, and features a large focus on driving and racing gameplay in addition to a variety of RPG elements. Also arriving on store shelves this week are From Software's Demon's Souls follow-up Dark Souls, 2K's basketball franchise update NBA 2K12, and Ubisoft's Just Dance 3, which marks the franchise's first appearance on the Xbox 360 as a Kinect-compatible title. Xbox Live Arcade will host a number of downloadable standouts, including EA's NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Robot Entertainment's Orcs Must Die! and Sega's Dreamcast-ported Sega Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2, while the PlayStation Network gets the crime-themed multiplayer FPS Payday: The Heist and a port of Rudolf Kremers' ambient exploration game Eufloria. Nintendo Wii: - Just Dance 3 - NBA 2K12 - Spider-Man: Edge of Time Xbox 360: -Crysis (Xbox Live Arcade) - Dark Souls - Just Dance 3 (Kinect) - Motion Explosion! (Kinect) - NBA 2K12 - NBA Jam: On Fire Edition (Xbox Live Arcade) - Orcs Must Die! (Xbox Live Arcade) - Rage - Sega Bass Fishing (Xbox Live Arcade) - Space Channel 5 Part 2 (Xbox Live Arcade) - Spider-Man: Edge of Time PlayStation 3: -Crysis (PlayStation Network) - Dark Souls - Eufloria (PlayStation Network) - JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters - NBA 2K12 - NBA Jam: On Fire Edition (PlayStation Network) - Payday: The Heist (PlayStation Network) - Rage - Spider-Man: Edge of Time PlayStation 2: - NBA 2K12 Nintendo 3DS: - Face Racers: Photo Finish - Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove - Purr Pals - Spider-Man: Edge of Time - Tetris Axis Nintendo DS: - Kids Learn Math A+ Edition - Spider-Man: Edge of Time PlayStation Portable: - 1000 Tiny Claws (PlayStation minis) - NBA 2K12 - Speedball 2 Evolution (PlayStation minis) PC: - Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter - NBA 2K12 - Payday: The Heist (online) - Rage - Sid Meier's Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition Games Released in Europe: Along with high-profile retail releases like Rage and Dark Souls, the UK also hosts the worldwide premiere of Ubisoft's Kinect-powered action title PowerUp Heroes and Kylotonn's multiplatform action-adventure game The Cursed Crusade. Nintendo Wii: - NBA 2K12 Xbox 360: - The Cursed Crusade - Dark Souls - NBA 2K12 - NBA Jam: On Fire Edition (Xbox Live Arcade) - Orcs Must Die! (Xbox Live Arcade) - PowerUp Heroes (Kinect) - Rage - Sega Bass Fishing (Xbox Live Arcade) - Space Channel 5 Part 2 (Xbox Live Arcade) PlayStation 3: - The Cursed Crusade - Dark Souls - Eufloria (PlayStation Network) - NBA 2K12 - NBA Jam: On Fire Edition (PlayStation Network) - Payday: The Heist (PlayStation Network) - Rage PlayStation 2: - NBA 2K12 PlayStation Portable: - 1000 Tiny Claws (PlayStation minis) - NBA 2K12 - Speedball 2 Evolution (PlayStation minis) PC: - Dance! It's Your Stage - Disciples III: Resurrection - NBA 2K12 - Patrician IV: Gold Edition - Rage Games Released in Japan: Q Entertainment's Rez spiritual sequel Child of Eden arrives in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this week, joining the anticipated PSP adventure game AKB1/48: Idol to Guam to Koishitara... and Alchemist's 2D fighter Ougon Musou Kyoku X. Xbox 360: - Child of Eden - F1: 2011 - The Gunstringer - Orcs Must Die! (Xbox Live Arcade) - Ougon Musou Kyoku X - Rage PlayStation 3: - Child of Eden - F1: 2011 - God of War: Rakujitsu no Hisoukyoku & Koutan no Kokuin HD Collection - Rage - World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 Nintendo 3DS: - Super Black Bass: 3D Fight PlayStation Portable: - AKB1/48: Idol to Guam to Koishitara... - Okashi na Shima no Peter Pan: Sweet Never Land - Phantom Kingdom Portable - Tsugi no Giseisha o Oshirase Shimasu: Kimi to Ko no Hateru Kotonai Kurayami o

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