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Release This: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Trauma Center 2 Head U.S. Lineup

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list examines a week that brings Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 to North America, while gamers in Europe can expect to see Space Invaders Extreme a

Danny Cowan

June 30, 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. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, which debuted at the weekend in many outlets, makes its way to multiple consoles in North America this week, while a Trauma Center sequel highlights the week's portable offerings. Gamers in Europe can expect to see Space Invaders Extreme and a PSP UMD release of echochrome, meanwhile, as Japan prepares for Initial D: Extreme Stage and Nanashi no Game. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending July 5th, 2008. Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii: - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Purr Pals Xbox 360: - Gears of War (Refresh) - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Hail to the Chimp PlayStation 3: - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

PlayStation 2: - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Hail to the Chimp Nintendo DS: - 1 vs. 100 - AMF Bowling Pinbusters! - Ducati Moto - Journey to the Center of the Earth - Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2

The multiplatform Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and a rereleased version of Gears of War highlight a quiet console release lineup for North America this week. Portable offerings are similarly slim, with Atlus' Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 emerging as the week's only debuting DS title to not be based upon a licensed property. Next week is expected to bring U.S. releases for Civilization Revolution and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, while the Xbox 360 receives an awaited port of the previously PS3-exclusive Unreal Tournament 3. Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii: - The Incredible Hulk - Pimp My Ride - Super Swing Golf - WALL-E - We Love Golf! Xbox 360: - Unreal Tournament 3 - WALL-E PlayStation 3: - Buzz!: Quiz TV - WALL-E PlayStation 2: - Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun - WALL-E

Nintendo DS: - Animal Genius - Arkanoid DS - Bakushow - Farm Life - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time - Space Invaders Extreme - WALL-E PlayStation Portable: - echochrome - Space Invaders Extreme - WALL-E PC: - Beijing 2008 - Racing Team Manager - WALL-E

Disney's video game adaptation of WALL-E finds its way to Europe this week, debuting alongside localized versions of recent notable North American releases like Space Invaders Extreme, Arkanoid DS, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. UK gamers also boast an exclusive English-language UMD release of echochrome this week (the title never saw a disc-based release in North America), along with the first PlayStation 3 installment of the popular quiz series Buzz! Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii: - Akko de Pon! Ikasama Hourouki - Jawa: Mammoth to Himitsu no Ishi PlayStation 3: - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Map Download Special Limited Edition) - Initial D: Extreme Stage PlayStation 2: - L no Kisetsu 2: Invisible Memories - Ratchet & Clank 5: Gekitotsu! Dodeka Ginga no Mirimiri Gundan - Simple 2000 Series Vol. 123: The Office Love Jikenbou - Reijou Tantei

Nintendo DS: - Nanashi no Game - Panpaka Panya-San - Riku to Johan: Kaeta Nimai no E PlayStation Portable: - Minna de Dokusho: Meisaku & Suiri & Kaidan & Bungaku

Japan's release lineup for the week is highlighted by Sega's Initial D: Extreme Stage, a home port of the popular arcade racer Initial D: Arcade Stage 4. The PlayStation 2, meanwhile, receives a pair of adventure titles in L no Kisetsu 2: Invisible Memories and The Office Love Jikenbou, along with a localization of the PSP-to-PS2 port Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters. Portables also have little to offer this week, with the Nintendo DS set to receive a handful of debuts that include Square Enix's horror adventure title Nanashi no Game, while PSP owners see a single release in the educational title Minna de Dokusho: Meisaku & Suiri & Kaidan & Bungaku.

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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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