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Game Releases - Week of September 6th, 2004

This week in worldwide game releases, the U.S. and Europe are still holding their own, with a few key titles shipping out in the next few days, but it's a bit more intere...

Brandon Sheffield

September 7, 2004

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This week in worldwide game releases, the U.S. and Europe are still holding their own, with a few key titles shipping out in the next few days, but it's a bit more interesting on the Japanese front, at least when compared to last week's list.
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Games released in the United States:
PlayStation 2: Burnout 3: Takedown
Xbox: Burnout 3: Takedown, Silent Hill 4
PC: Kohan II: Kings of War
Gameboy Advance: Pokemon: Fire Red, Pokemon: Leaf Green, Dragon Ball GT V1, Digimon Racing, Disney's Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise, Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper
EA's much-awaited Burnout 3 is one of the bigger releases in the States this week, with the seriously spooky Silent Hill 4 rounding out the Xbox catalogue. However, Sammy's budget-priced Guilty Gear X2# got a last-minute delay until next week. The two newest Pokemon RPG titles, both including a packed-in wireless adapter, should still be big-sellers on the Game Boy Advance front, even debuting alongside a slew of family-aimed licensed GBA titles.
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Games released in Europe:
PlayStation 2: Burnout 3: Takedown, DJ - Decks & FX, Eye Toy Play Bundle Platinum, .Hack Part 3: Outbreak
Xbox: Burnout 3: Takedown PC: Chris Sawyer's Locomotion, Codename: Panzers, Port Royale 2
Apart from the Burnout 3 juggernaut, a slow week for Europe, but Bandai’s .Hack RPG series makes its third installment in the region this week, and the Eye Toy’s budget re-release, along with DJ - Decks & FX, fill out the quirky title niche.
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Games released in Japan:
PlayStation 2: Dororo, King of Colosseum II, Konohana 4: Yami wo Harau Inori, Hitman: Silent Assassin (Eidos Best), Toudai Shogi: Jouseki Dojo Kanketsuhen, Van Helsing, Biohazard Outbreak File 2, Viewtiful Joe Aratanaru Kibou
Game Boy Advance: Bobobo Bobobo Bakuto Hajike Taisen
A few high-profile Japanese releases this week, with Sega’s samurai action game Dororo, the PS2 port of Viewtiful Joe, and the release of Capcom's online-enabled horror sequel Biohazard Outbreak File 2. Also of note, the latest in Hudson’s nosehair-gangster GBA series: Bobobo Bobobo Bakuto Hajike Taisen. Sources: NCSX, Play Asia, GAME, EB Games

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Brandon Sheffield

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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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