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Game Releases - Week of August 30th, 2004

This week's worldwide game releases include a plethora of new titles in the United States, as the pre-Thanksgiving release rush takes off extremely early. There are also ...

Simon Carless

August 31, 2004

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This week's worldwide game releases include a plethora of new titles in the United States, as the pre-Thanksgiving release rush takes off extremely early. There are also a different, but still significant batch of releases for UK/European videogame consumers, but it's an overall relatively quiet week for Japanese gamers. -- Games released in the United States: PlayStation 2: The Guy Game, ESPN NHL 2k5, Phantom Brave, Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires, Nascar 2005: Chase for the Cup, Street Racing Syndicate, Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection, Star Ocean: The End Of Time, Spy Fiction, T3: The Redemption, Digimon Rumble Arena 2, Gallop Racer 2004 Xbox: The Guy Game, ESPN NHL 2k5, Pro Fishing Challenge, Nascar 2005: Chase for the Cup, Street Racing Syndicate, T3: The Redemption, Wings Of War GameCube: Pikmin 2, WWE: Day Of Reckoning, Starsky & Hutch, T3: The Redemption, Digimon Rumble Arena 2, Street Racing Syndicate, NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup PC: Wings Of War, Anarchy Online: Alien Invasion As mentioned, the Thanksgiving/Holiday release flood starts early in the U.S., with major Nintendo sequel Pikmin 2, Square Enix's intriguing Star Ocean: The End Of Time, the latest in the Japanese SRPG explosion in the form of Nippon Ichi's Phantom Brave, Sega's budget-priced ESPN NHL 2K5, and the mature-slanted party title The Guy Game all hitting retail. -- Games released in Europe: PlayStation 2: Conflict: Vietnam, Crimson Sea 2, Ribbit King, Second Sight, ShellShock: Nam '67 Xbox: Conflict: Vietnam, Second Sight, ShellShock: Nam '67 GameCube: Wario Ware Inc., Second Sight, Ribbit King A couple of major European-developed, similarly themed games debut ahead of their U.S. release, this week, with SCi's Conflict: Vietnam and Guerrilla/Eidos' ShellShock: Nam '67 both reaching stores. Nintendo's wacky, innovative GameCube party title Wario Ware Inc. also hits stores, following its release in other territories. -- Games released in Japan: PlayStation 2: Tokusatsu Henshin Hero (Simple 2000 Vol. 60), Ghost Hunter Xbox: Otogi Hyakki Toubatsu Emaki An extremely quiet week for Japanese gamers, with the release of From/Sega's Xbox action title Otogi II probably the highlight. Other debuts include the Japanese version of Sony Cambridge title Ghost Hunter, and a 2000-yen budget title in which you get to be a genuine Japanese henshin hero, Ultraman style. Sources: NCSX, GAME, EB Games

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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