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Release This: Far Cry 2, Wii Music, Fable II Debut Stateside

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a massive week that brings the North American debuts of Far Cry 2, Wii Music, and Fable II, as the UK receives an exclusive localization of _Disaster: Day of Cr

Danny Cowan, Blogger

October 20, 2008

7 Min Read

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 worldwide release of Ubisoft's Far Cry 2, which arrives in the United States alongside Wii Music and Fable II. Gamers in Europe will receive an exclusive localization of Disaster: Day of Crisis, meanwhile, as Japan gets Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 25th, 2008. Games Released in the United States:

Another sizable wave of titles hits North America this week, with Far Cry 2 and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows arriving as anticipated multiplatform highlights. The PlayStation 3 boasts a strong lineup that includes ports of Rock Band 2, Eternal Sonata, and BioShock, while Xbox 360 owners will soon receive the awaited Fable II. On Nintendo's platforms, Nintendo's music simulation title Wii Music headlines this week's Wii lineup, as Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Master of the Monster Lair, and Tornado stand out among the more than two dozen Nintendo DS titles set to hit store shelves in the coming week. Games Released in Europe:

EA's Dead Space makes its awaited UK debut this week, arriving alongside awaited multiplatform titles like Far Cry 2 and Spider-Man: Web Of Shadows. Europe-exclusive debuts for this week include MotoGP 08, Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun and the English-language premiere of the Nintendo-published Disaster: Day of Crisis. Evil Under the Sun is set to arrive stateside next month, while no U.S. release date has yet been announced for Day of Crisis. Games Released in Japan:

Atlus' Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou currently leads as this week's most-preordered title across all platforms at online retailer Amazon.co.jp. The title, a direct sequel to the PlayStation 2 RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army, additionally contains an enhanced special edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. While both Nocturne and The Soulless Army have previously been localized for release overseas, no western release has yet been announced for Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou. This week also sees the Wii debut of From Software's Tenchu series with Tenchu 4, while Xbox 360 owners get an enhanced rerelease of the popular brawler Gundam Musou. Portable highlights include the Nintendo-developed Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode and a Nintendo DS port of the Cave-developed shooter Ketsui, as the PSP receives a new Bleach title and DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense - Clazziquai Edition.

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Danny Cowan


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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