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Game Releases - Week of October 11th, 2004

This week should be a big one for October sales, with many key releases across the Western territories. Although there are games making debuts on all consoles in the West...

Brandon Sheffield, Contributor

October 14, 2004

2 Min Read

This week should be a big one for October sales, with many key releases across the Western territories. Although there are games making debuts on all consoles in the West, there's a lull in Japan prior to the November/December pre-Christmas rush. -- Games released in the United States: PlayStation 2: SD Gundam Force: Showdown!, Under The Skin, BloodRayne 2, Midway Arcade Treasures 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Xbox: Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, Midway Arcade Treasures 2, Tak 2: Staff of Dreams, BloodRayne 2, Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue, FIFA Soccer 2005 Gamecube: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Midway Arcade Treasures 2 PC: FIFA Soccer 2005, Bicycle Casino Complete, Torrente, D-Day, Texas Hold ‘Em, Castle Strike, Shade: Wrath of Angels, Atlantis Evolution Game Boy Advance: SD Gundam Force, Lilo & Stitch 2: Hamsterveil Havoc, Lizzie McGuire 2: Lizzie Diaries, That's So Raven, TRON 2.0: Killer App This week in the US, the Gamecube gets a big boost with Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, with Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne as the other big RPG release for the week. Capcom holds up the wacky end of things with their niche action game Under the Skin, Midway Arcade Treasures 2 hits all three consoles at budget cost, and the PC gets FIFA Soccer 2005 amid a host of strategy titles. -- Games released in Europe: PlayStation 2: McFarlane's Evil Prophecy, NBA Ballers, Pro Evolution Soccer 4, TOCA Race Driver 2, Club Football 2005, Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee Xbox: Digimon Rumble Arena 2 Gamecube: Donkey Konga, Digimon Rumble Arena 2, Bad Boys II PC: SAS: Against All Odds, Sudden Strike: Resource War, Tony Hawk's Underground 2, Wildlife Park Gold, America's Ten Most Wanted, Madden NFL 2005 PSone: FIFA Football 2005 Game Boy Advance: Tony Hawk's Underground 2, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition, Around the World in 80 Days This week the European territories see the console release of several team-specific Club Football 2005 games, following last week’s PC releases. Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 hits the rest of the consoles, Donkey Konga finally makes its European debut, and the PSone gets a new title almost 10 years after the release of the console. -- Games released in Japan: PlayStation 2: The Kyonshi Panic, The Love Mahjong 2, The Splatter Action, Virtua Fighter 2 Game Boy Advance: Mawaru Made in Wario Gamecube: Kururin Squash! Another short list for Japan, with three budget releases, notably The Splatter Action starring a pumpkin-headed character with a chainsaw, and the Sega Ages release of Virtua Fighter 2. Also of note is the newest in the Made in Wario series for the GBA. Sources: NCSX, Play Asia, GAME, EB Games

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Brandon Sheffield


Brandon Sheffield is creative director of Necrosoft Games, former editor of Game Developer magazine and gamasutra.com, and advisor for GDC, DICE, and other conferences. He frequently participates in game charity bundles and events.

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