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Release This: StarCraft II: HotS, God of War: Ascension ship worldwide

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings God of War: Ascension, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 to retailers in North America and Europe.
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 God of War: Ascension, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 to retailers in North America and Europe, while Japan gets Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Re MIX and Super Robot Taisen UX. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending March 16th, 2013. Games Released in the United States: Blizzard's RTS expansion StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm premieres for Windows and Mac worldwide this week, offering up a 20-mission campaign and a variety of new multiplayer-specific unit types. PlayStation 3 owners can expect to see Sony's God of War: Ascension this week, while City Interactive's shooter Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 and Capcom's downloadable 2D fighter compilation Darkstalkers Resurrection are set to premiere for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. Xbox 360: - Darkstalkers Resurrection (Xbox Live Arcade) - Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 PlayStation 3: - Darkstalkers Resurrection (PlayStation Network) - God of War: Ascension - Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 PC: - Allods Online: Lords of Destiny - Slam Bolt Scrappers - Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Games Released in Europe: Europe shares many of the same titles shipping in North America this week, including standouts StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and God of War: Ascension. Xbox 360: - Darkstalkers Resurrection (Xbox Live Arcade) - Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 PlayStation 3: - Darkstalkers Resurrection (PlayStation Network) - God of War: Ascension - Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 PC: - Dark Eye - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Games Released in Japan: Capcom's Darkstalkers Resurrection gets a retail release (as Vampire Resurrection) for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Japan this week, as the PS3 additionally hosts Tecmo Koei's horse racing sim Winning Post 7 2013 and an upgraded version of Square Enix's Disney crossover RPG Kingdom Hearts. On the portable console front, Bandai's strategy-RPG Super Robot Taisen UX is set to launch for the Nintendo 3DS, while PS Vita owners can look forward to ports of both entries in 5pb's popular Steins;Gate visual novel series. Xbox 360: - Vampire Resurrection PlayStation 3: - God of War: Ascension - Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Re MIX - Vampire Resurrection - Winning Post 7 2013 Nintendo 3DS: - Super Robot Taisen UX PlayStation Vita: - Steins;Gate - Steins;Gate Double Pack - Steins;Gate Hiyoku Renri no Darling PlayStation Portable: - Frontier Gate Boost+ - Geten no Hana - Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment - Winning Post 7 2013

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