Games released in the United States:
PlayStation 2: Burnout 3: Takedown
Xbox: Burnout 3: Takedown, Silent Hill 4
PC: Kohan II: Kings of War
Gameboy Advance: Pokemon: Fire Red, Pokemon: Leaf Green, Dragon Ball GT V1, Digimon Racing, Disney's Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise, Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper
EA's much-awaited Burnout 3 is one of the bigger releases in the States this week, with the seriously spooky Silent Hill 4 rounding out the Xbox catalogue. However, Sammy's budget-priced Guilty Gear X2# got a last-minute delay until next week. The two newest Pokemon RPG titles, both including a packed-in wireless adapter, should still be big-sellers on the Game Boy Advance front, even debuting alongside a slew of family-aimed licensed GBA titles.
Games released in Europe:
PlayStation 2: Burnout 3: Takedown, DJ - Decks & FX, Eye Toy Play Bundle Platinum, .Hack Part 3: Outbreak
Xbox: Burnout 3: Takedown PC: Chris Sawyer's Locomotion, Codename: Panzers, Port Royale 2
Apart from the Burnout 3 juggernaut, a slow week for Europe, but Bandai’s .Hack RPG series makes its third installment in the region this week, and the Eye Toy’s budget re-release, along with DJ - Decks & FX, fill out the quirky title niche.
Games released in Japan:
PlayStation 2: Dororo, King of Colosseum II, Konohana 4: Yami wo Harau Inori, Hitman: Silent Assassin (Eidos Best), Toudai Shogi: Jouseki Dojo Kanketsuhen, Van Helsing, Biohazard Outbreak File 2, Viewtiful Joe Aratanaru Kibou
Game Boy Advance: Bobobo Bobobo Bakuto Hajike Taisen
A few high-profile Japanese releases this week, with Sega’s samurai action game Dororo, the PS2 port of Viewtiful Joe, and the release of Capcom's online-enabled horror sequel Biohazard Outbreak File 2. Also of note, the latest in Hudson’s nosehair-gangster GBA series: Bobobo Bobobo Bakuto Hajike Taisen. Sources: NCSX, Play Asia, GAME, EB Games