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Release This: Fallout 3, LittleBigPlanet Premiere Worldwide

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a massive week that brings the U.S. debuts of Fallout 3, Guitar Hero: World Tour, and LittleBigPlanet, while Europe gets Valkyria Chronicles and Japan receives <i

Danny Cowan

October 27, 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. Fallout 3, Guitar Hero: World Tour, and LittleBigPlanet figure among the dozens of new releases scheduled to hit the United States in the coming week. Gamers in the UK will get an early look at Valkyria Chronicles, meanwhile, as Japan gets Grand Theft Auto IV and Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending November 1st, 2008. Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii: - All Star Cheer Squad - Ben 10: Alien Force - Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess - FIFA Soccer 09: All-Play - Go Diego Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue - Goosebumps: HorrorLand - Guitar Hero: World Tour - Imagine Party Babyz - Petz: Horsez Club - PopStar Guitar - Pro Bull Riders: Out of the Chute - SBK-08 Superbike World Championship - SCORE International Baja 1000 - Shrek's Carnival Craze - Six Flags Fun Park - TV Show King Party - Twin Strike: Operation Thunder - Ultimate I Spy Xbox 360: - Fallout 3 - Guitar Hero: World Tour - High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! - MotoGP 08 - Pro Bull Riders: Out of the Chute - Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - Scene It? Box Office Smash - SCORE International Baja 1000 PlayStation 3: - Fallout 3 - Guitar Hero: World Tour - LittleBigPlanet - MotoGP 08 - MotorStorm: Pacific Rift - Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - SCORE International Baja 1000 - SingStar: Vol. 2 PlayStation 2: - Ben 10: Alien Force - Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess - Go Diego Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue - Goosebumps: HorrorLand - Guitar Hero: World Tour - High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! - The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga - MotoGP 08 - PopStar Guitar - Pro Bull Riders: Out of the Chute - Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - SCORE International Baja 1000 - Shrek's Carnival Craze - SingStar Country - SingStar Legends

Nintendo DS: - Bella Sara - Go Diego Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue - Master of the Monster Lair - Monster Jam: Urban Assault - My Baby Boy - MySims Kingdom - Ninjatown - Petz Rescue: Ocean Patrol - Petz Rescue: Wildlife Vet - Rubik's World - Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy - Shrek's Carnival Craze - Smart Boy's Winter Wonderland - Theresia - Tornado - Travel Games for Dummies - The Wonder Pets!: Save the Animals! - Zenses: Ocean - Zenses: Rainforest PlayStation Portable: - Ben 10: Alien Force - The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga - Monster Jam: Urban Assault - Neverland Card Battles - Pro Bull Riders: Out of the Chute - Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 PC: - Backyard Football 2009 - Ballhalla - Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp - Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Exodus from the Earth - Fallout 3 - High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! - Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge - MySims - Officers - Operation Mania - Poker for Dummies - Pro Bull Riders: Out of the Chute - Shrek's Carnival Craze - Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Activision's band simulation title Guitar Hero: World Tour arrives in stores in North America this week, with standalone and instrument peripheral-bundled versions soon to be available for the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PS2. The awaited post-apocalyptic RPG sequel Fallout 3 is also scheduled to hit multiple platforms in the coming week. The PlayStation 3 will additionally see a number of significant platform-exclusive premieres, including LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and SingStar: Vol. 2. PC gamers will receive the RTS sequel Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, while portable highlights include Master of the Monster Lair on the Nintendo DS and The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga for the PSP. Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii: - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno - Carnival Funfair Games: MiniGolf - Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant - Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon - Hell's Kitchen - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Manhunt 2 - More Game Party - My Horse and Me 2 - MySims Kingdom - NHL 2K9 - Skyscraper - SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1 - SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom - Tak and the Guardians of Gross Xbox 360: - Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant - Fallout 3 - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - My Horse and Me 2 PlayStation 3: - Fallout 3 - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 2: - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno - Bratz Girlz Really Rock - Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Manhunt 2 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom - Tak and the Guardians of Gross

Nintendo DS: - Aquarium by DS - Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno - Back to the Barnyard: Barnyard Games - Bratz Ponyz 2 - Casper's Scare School - Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant - High School Musical 3: Senior Year - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Matchstock Puzzle by DS - Mechanic Master - Monster Lab - More Touchmaster - My Japanese Coach - My Pet Dolphin 2 - MySims Kingdom - SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom - Unsolved Crimes PlayStation Portable: - Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant - Manhunt 2 PC: - Bella Sara - Bully: Scholarship Edition - Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Fallout 3 - FIFA Manager 09 - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - My Horse and Me 2 - MySims - NHL 09

Sega's Valkyria Chronicles is set to make its English-language debut in Europe this week, arriving several days in advance of its planned U.S. release date. This week will also bring an early worldwide release for James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace, along with the long-delayed European premiere of Manhunt 2, which had previously been blocked from release in the United Kingdom. Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii: - Boku to Sim no Machi Kingdom - Bokujou Monogatari: Waku Waku Animal March - Hula Wii: Hula de Hajimeru - Bi to Kenkou! - Shape Boxing: Wii de Enjoy Diet! Xbox 360: - Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - Fracture - Grand Theft Auto IV PlayStation 3: - Fracture - Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III - Grand Theft Auto IV - LittleBigPlanet - SOCOM: Confrontation - Yamasa Digi World SP: Bounty Killer

PlayStation 2: - Scarlett: Nichijou no Kyoukaisen - Thunder Force VI - Yumemi Hakusho: Second Dream Nintendo DS: - Aruite Wakaru: Seikatsu Rhythm DS - Avalon Code - Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon: Toki Wasure no Meikyuu DS+ - Dr. Slump & Arale-Chan - Tokyo Shoukou Kaigisho Kanshuu: Kankyou Jidai no Koushiki Kentei: Eco Kentei DS - Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono - Vitamin Y - Yes! Precure 5 Go Go Zenin Shu Go! Dream Festival PlayStation Portable: - Cardinal Arc Portable - Suigetsu Portable

Grand Theft Auto IV hits Japan this week, arriving on consoles alongside localized versions of Fracture and LittleBigPlanet. PlayStation 3 owners will also see a disc release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III, an upgraded version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue that was previously distributed as downloadable content in Japan and other territories. The Nintendo DS, meanwhile, will host a new entry in Square Enix's Valkyrie Profile series this week with Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono, along with the Wii-ported dungeon crawler Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon: Toki Wasure no Meikyuu DS+ and the Nintendo-developed walking trainer Aruite Wakaru: Seikatsu Rhythm DS.

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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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