Release This: Twisted Metal, Uncharted: Golden Abyss premiere in North America

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings the PlayStation Vita's launch lineup to North America, while Japan gets New Love Plus and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
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 PlayStation Vita's launch lineup to North America, while Japan gets New Love Plus and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending February 18th, 2012. Games Released in the United States: Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld console launches in North America this week as a limited "first edition bundle," which includes a memory card, system case, and the software title Little Deviants. Standalone 3G and Wi-Fi editions of the PS Vita are set to premiere in the U.S. and Europe next week. The platform's launch lineup features standout titles like Sony's futuristic racer WipEout 2048, the Uncharted series spinoff Uncharted: Golden Abyss, golfing sim Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational, and Q Entertainment's synaesthetic puzzler Lumines: Electronic Symphony. Other highlights in this week's multiplatform lineup include Eat Sleep Play's car combat franchise reboot Twisted Metal, Nintendo's rhythm-oriented minigame compilation Rhythm Heaven Fever, and a 3DS remake of Namco Bandai's PlayStation 2 RPG Tales of the Abyss. Nintendo Wii: - B-Units: Build it! - Rhythm Heaven Fever Xbox 360: - BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend - Grand Slam Tennis 2 - Pinball FX2: Epic Quest (Xbox Live Arcade) - UFC Undisputed 3 - Warp (Xbox Live Arcade) - Zumba Fitness Rush (Kinect) PlayStation 3: - BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend - Grand Slam Tennis 2 - Twisted Metal - UFC Undisputed 3 - Warp (PlayStation Network) Nintendo 3DS: - Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - Tales of the Abyss - Tekken 3D Prime Edition Nintendo DS: - B-Units: Build it! PlayStation Vita: - Asphalt: Injection - Ben 10: Galactic Racing - BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend - Dungeon Hunter: Alliance - F1 2011 - FIFA Soccer - Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational - Little Deviants - Lumines: Electronic Symphony - Michael Jackson The Experience HD - ModNation Racers: Road Trip - Rayman Origins - Reality Fighters - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition - WipEout 2048 PlayStation Portable: - Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom PC: - Alan Wake (online) - Crusader Kings II - Dear Esther (online) - Telepath RPG: Servants of God (online) - The Sims 3 Hidden Springs - Warp (online) Games Released in Europe: THQ's MMA fighting sequel UFC Undisputed 3 arrives in Europe this week, joining the multiplatform aerial combat game Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters and a variety of PC sim titles. Xbox 360: - Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters - UFC Undisputed 3 PlayStation 3: - Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters - UFC Undisputed 3 Nintendo 3DS: - Riding Stables: The Whitakers Present Milton and Friends Nintendo DS: - Card Games: The Classics PC: - Airport Firefighter Simulator - Construction Simulator - Hotel Emporium 2 - Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters - Port Simulator - The Train Giant - X-Plane 10 Games Released in Japan: Konami's dating sim New Love Plus headlines this week's Japanese retail release lineup. 3DS owners can also expect to see Square Enix's Final Fantasy-themed rhythm-action game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and a new entry in Namco Bandai's Tekken series. This week also marks the debut of Sega's sci-fi action-adventure title Binary Domain, which will see release in North America and Europe later this month. Xbox 360: - Binary Domain - WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship PlayStation 3: - Binary Domain - WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship Nintendo 3DS: - New Love Plus - Kyoukugen Dasshutsu ADV: Zennin Shiboudesu - Tekken 3D Prime Edition - Theatrhythm Final Fantasy PlayStation Vita: - Jigoku no Gundan: Army Corps of Hell - Kyoukugen Dasshutsu ADV: Zennin Shiboudesu PlayStation Portable: - Amatsumi Sora ni! Kumo no Hatate ni - Sengoku Musou 3Z Special

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