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Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list examines a week that brings the North American releases of Space Invaders Extreme and Secret Agent Clank, as the UK hosts the worldwide premieres of Alone in the Dark and

Danny Cowan, Blogger

June 16, 2008

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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 an exclusively compiled list. This week brings the North American releases of Space Invaders Extreme and Secret Agent Clank, as the UK hosts the worldwide premieres of Alone in the Dark and Overlord: Raising Hell. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending June 21st, 2008. Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Wacky Races: Crash & Dash

Xbox 360:
- Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm

Nintendo DS:
- Arkanoid DS
- Code Lyoko: Fall of X.A.N.A.
- Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard
- Imagine Rock Star
- Petz: Dogz Fashion
- Space Invaders Extreme
- Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3
- Wacky Races: Crash & Dash

PlayStation Portable:
- Secret Agent Clank
- Space Invaders Extreme

PC:
- The Political Machine 2008
- Requiem: Bloodymare
- Spore Creature Creator

It's a slow release week for a majority of platforms in the United States, with Wacky Races: Crash & Dash and Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm premiering as this week's only console offerings. PC owners can look forward to Stardock's The Political Machine 2008, along with the Spore prerelease toolset Spore Creature Creator. Portable consoles account for the bulk of this week's U.S. release activity. The PSP is set to receive the Ratchet & Clank series spinoff Secret Agent Clank, along with Space Invaders Extreme -- an acclaimed Pac-Man Championship Edition-styled remake of Taito's arcade classic. Nintendo DS owners can additionally look forward to a revival of Taito's Arkanoid and the Atlus-published dungeon crawler sequel Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard. Next week will bring rhythm action to Nintendo consoles with a Nintendo Wii port of Rock Band and the Nintendo DS release of Guitar Hero: On Tour, while Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners receive the FPS sequel Battlefield: Bad Company. Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Alone in the Dark
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
- Top Spin 3

Xbox 360:
- Alone in the Dark
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- Top Spin 3

PlayStation 3:
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- The Incredible Hulk
- Overlord: Raising Hell
- SingStar Vol. 2
- Top Spin 3

PlayStation 2:
- Alone in the Dark
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- Growlanser: Heritage of War
- NASCAR 09
- Soul Nomad

Nintendo DS:
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What To Eat?
- Di-Gata Defenders
- Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
- Mary King's Riding School
- My Health Coach: Weight Management
- New International Track & Field
- Top Spin 3

PlayStation Portable:
- ATV Offroad Fury Pro
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

PC:
- Alone in the Dark
- Belief & Betrayal
- Sins of a Solar Empire
- Spore Creature Creator
- Supreme Ruler 2020

Atari's multiplatform franchise refresh Alone in the Dark arrives in the UK this week, several days in advance of its scheduled U.S. release. A PS3 port of the title is also planned, though no solid release date is yet known for any region. This week will additionally bring to Europe the worldwide premieres of Konami's New International Track & Field and an expanded PS3 edition of Overlord, along with the special edition UK release of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 4
- Narnia Kuni Monogatari Dai-2-Shou: Caspian Ouji no Tsunobue
- Super Mario Stadium: Family Baseball

Xbox 360:
- FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage

PlayStation 2:
- Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 4
- Sorayume

Nintendo DS:
- Dokusho Shitendo DS: Genji Monogatari + Chottodake Bungaku
- Dokusho Shitendo DS: Hanshichi & Yuumon & Ango + Ago & Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko
- Gakken Mainichi no Drill DS: Mesaze! Miracle Shougaku 1 Nensei
- Nippon Shuzan Renmei Kanshuu: Itsudemo Soroban DS
- Ohimesama Debut
- Spectral Force Genesis
- Watashi no Pony

PlayStation Portable:
- Super Robot Taisen A Portable

Nintendo's Mario Superstar Baseball sequel Super Mario Stadium: Family Baseball headlines this week's Japanese lineup, accompanied by the multiplatform release of Koei's adventure franchise follow-up Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 4. The Nintendo DS will receive Idea Factory's Spectral series sequel Spectral Force Genesis and a selection of educational releases, meanwhile, as Banpresto serves up the latest sequel in its Super Robot Taisen franchise on the PSP.

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Danny Cowan

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Danny Cowan is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist for Gamasutra and its subsites. Previously, he has written reviews and feature articles for gaming publications including 1UP.com, GamePro, and Hardcore Gamer Magazine.

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