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Release This: Starhawk, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition premiere worldwide

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Sony's Starhawk to retailers worldwide, while digital highlights include Monster World IV and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.
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 Sony's Starhawk to retailers worldwide, while digital highlights include Monster World IV and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending May 12th, 2012. Games Released in the United States: LightBox Interactive's Starhawk headlines an otherwise uneventful retail release week in North America. A spiritual follow-up to the 2007 multiplayer shooter Warhawk, Starhawk features a single-player, RTS-like story mode in addition to online battles that support up to 32 simultaneous players. Standout digital releases include an Xbox 360 port of Mojang's Minecraft, Plastic's PlayStation Move-enhanced interactive story Datura, and a long-awaited localization for West One's 1994 2D platformer Monster World IV, set to hit the Wii's Virtual Console. Nintendo Wii: - Monster World IV (Virtual Console) Xbox 360: - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox Live Arcade) PlayStation 3: - Datura (PlayStation Network) - Starhawk Nintendo DS: - Paul's Shooting Adventure 2 (DSiWare) PC: - Nexuiz (online) - Street Fighter X Tekken - Warlock: Master of the Arcane (online) Games Released in Europe: Konami's PlayStation Vita-exclusive Silent Hill spinoff Book of Memories premieres in Europe this week, arriving alongside a localized version of Cave's Xbox 360-ported arcade shooter Akai Katana. Nintendo Wii: - Monster World IV (Virtual Console) Xbox 360: - Akai Katana - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox Live Arcade) PlayStation 3: - Datura (PlayStation Network) - Starhawk Nintendo DS: - Little Charley Bear - Mahjong Mysteries: Legends Of Athena PlayStation Vita: - Silent Hill: Book of Memories - Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted PC: - Street Fighter X Tekken Games Released in Japan: Starhawk is the only retail title set to hit Japan in the week after the nation's Golden Week holiday period. Xbox 360: - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox Live Arcade) PlayStation 3: - Starhawk

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