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Release This: Back to the Future, A World of Keflings Arrive Stateside

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list charts a week that brings A World of Keflings, Telltale's Back to the Future, and a lineup of Neo Geo re-releases to digital download platforms in North America.
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 a custom compiled list. This week brings A World of Keflings, Telltale's Back to the Future, and a lineup of Neo Geo rereleases to digital download platforms in North America. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending December 25, 2010. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Frobot (online) Xbox 360: - A World of Keflings (online) PlayStation 3: - Alpha Mission II (online) - Art of Fighting (online) - Back to the Future: The Game (online) - Baseball Stars Professional (online) - Beat Sketcher (online) - echochrome II (online) - Fatal Fury (online) - The King of Fighters '94 (online) - League Bowling (online) - Magician Lord (online) - Metal Slug (online) - Samurai Shodown (online) - A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! (online) - Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (online) Nintendo DS: - Cosmo Fighters (DSi online) - Paul's Monster Adventure (DSi online) PlayStation Portable: - Fatal Fury (online) - Metal Slug (online) PC: - Back to the Future: The Game (online) - DarkLight Dungeon (online) No retail games are scheduled for release in North America this week, though all consoles and portables will see several new titles available via digital download. Telltale Games will launch the first entry in its new adventure game series based on the Back to the Future film franchise on the PlayStation 3 and PC, while PS3 owners will additionally get a port of the first episode of Telltale's Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. NinjaBee's A Kingdom for Keflings sequel A World of Keflings is set to debut on Xbox Live Arcade this week, as the PS3 receives multiple titles previously released for SNK's Neo Geo console, including standouts like the one-on-one fighter Fatal Fury, run-and-gun shooter Metal Slug, and the classic platformer Magician Lord. Games Released in Europe: No new titles are scheduled for retail release in Europe this week, according to online retailer GAME. Games Released in Japan: Nintendo Wii: - Momu-chan Diet Wii: Figurobics by Chon Dayon Xbox 360: - Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - Dennou Senki Virtual-On Force PlayStation 3: - Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - Mugen Kairo Hikari To Kage no Hako - Nobunaga no Yabou Online: Shinsei no Shou PlayStation Portable: - The 3rd Birthday - 77: Beyond the Milky Way - AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... - Bara no Ki Ni: Bara no Hansaku - Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 4 Aizouban - Lucky * Star: Ryouou Gakuen Outousai Portable - Starry * Sky: In Autumn - PSP Edition - Togainu no Chi: True Blood Portable - Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria Square Enix's Parasite Eve sequel The 3rd Birthday headlines Japan's PSP release lineup this week. The Xbox 360 will receive a port of Sega's mech combat arcade game Virtual On Force, meanwhile, as PS3 owners can expect to see a new entry in Koei's long-running Nobunaga's Ambition series.

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