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Release This: SSX, Binary Domain hit retail stateside

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings SSX, Binary Domain, Devil Survivor 2, and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure to retailers in North America.

Danny Cowan

February 27, 2012

3 Min Read

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 SSX, Binary Domain, Devil Survivor 2, and Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure to retailers in North America, while Europe gets Mario Party 9, among other notable titles. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending March 3rd, 2012. Games Released in the United States: EA Canada's snowboarding franchise SSX returns this week with a new title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Originally revealed as the gritty SSX: Deadly Descents in 2010, the finished product is much lighter in tone, and sticks more closely to traditions set by earlier entries in the series. Sega's sci-fi third-person shooter Binary Domain and the DLC-bundled fighter Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition also hit both platforms this week. PlayStation 3 owners can expect to see a sequel to Idea Factory's game industry parody RPG Hyperdimension Neptunia, as IllFonic's arena FPS Nexuiz arrives as the third release in Microsoft's ongoing Xbox Live Arcade House Party promotion. Atlus' strategy-RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 heads up this week's portable lineup, meanwhile, joined by Sega's 3DS rhythm-action game Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure. Nintendo Wii: - PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond Xbox 360: - Binary Domain - Country Dance All Stars (Kinect) - Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition - Nexuiz (Xbox Live Arcade) - SSX PlayStation 3: - Binary Domain - Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition - Order Up!! - SSX Nintendo 3DS: - Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure Nintendo DS: - Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 - Zuma's Revenge PC: - Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass (online) - Deep Black: Reloaded (online) - The Lord of the Rings Online: Mithril Edition - WAKFU (online) Games Released in Europe: Nintendo's Mario Party 9 premieres in Europe soon, arriving a week in advance of its scheduled stateside debut. Synetic's Europe-exclusive driving game Crash Time 4 also launches this week, while the 3DS gets the platform-specific Crash Time 3D. Nintendo Wii: - Mario Party 9 Xbox 360: - Crash Time 4 - Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition - SSX PlayStation 3: - Crash Time 4 - Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition - Ski-Doo Challenge - SSX Nintendo 3DS: - Crash Time 3D PC: - Alan Wake: Collector's Edition - Angry Birds: Seasons - Crash Time 4 - Deponia - Premier Manager 2012 Games Released in Japan: Omega Force's manga-based Dynasty Warriors spinoff One Piece: Kaizoku Musou debuts for the PlayStation 3 this week in Japan, joining other notable releases like Namco Bandai's Gundam-themed PSP brawler Great Battle FullBlast and a 3DS version of Sega's Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Xbox 360: - UFC Undisputed 3 PlayStation 3: - One Piece: Kaizoku Musou - UFC Undisputed 3 Nintendo 3DS: - Doraemon: Nobita no Kiseki no Shima - Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games PlayStation Portable: - Great Battle FullBlast

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Danny Cowan


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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