Gamasutra's 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.
Vivendi dominates the young people's market this week, with Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
- a tie-in with the CGI-animated movie coming out from Fox later this month - arriving simultaneously across most of the major platforms in the United States. Other big-name releases in the U.S. this week include Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
, Sony Computer Entertainment's Daxter
, and Capcom's Mega Man: Powered Up
In outside regions, Europe catches up with some big properties, like Sonic Riders
and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
(along with a seemingly region-exclusive PS2 commercial tie-in for Smarties candy). And in Japan, Square-Enix releases Final Fantasy XII
while most other publishers watch from a distance.
You can read the full Gamasutra column
, covering the worldwide spectrum of game releases for the week ending March 18, 2006 (no registration required, please feel free to link to this feature from external websites).