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Release This: Call of Duty 4, LEGO Star Wars Highlight Major U.S. Release Week

Gamasutra's latest "Release This!" explores a week that will see Call of Duty 4 and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga debut in the United States, as Europe receives Endless Ocean and Japan gets Mario Party 8 - full, canonical r
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. Call of Duty 4 and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga stand out as highlights in this week's busy U.S. release schedule. Europe will enjoy an exclusive first look at the Nintendo-published Endless Ocean, meanwhile, as Japan gears up for the release of Mario Party DS. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending November 10th, 2007. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii:
- Bee Movie Game
- Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
- My Word Coach

Xbox 360:
- Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War
- Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2008
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- F.E.A.R. Files
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action

Nintendo DS:
- Bratz 4 Real
- Build-A-Bear Workshop
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
- Enchanted
- Hannah Montana: Music Jam
- Horse Life
- Hot Wheels: Beat That
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- My French Coach
- My Spanish Coach
- My Word Coach
- Ontamarama
- Panzer Tactics
- Puzzle de Harvest Moon
- Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys
- Spectrobes (Collector's Edition)
- World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets
PlayStation 3:
- Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War
- Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

PlayStation 2:
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
- Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2008

PlayStation Portable:
- Silent Hill: Origins
- The Simpsons Game
- SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike
- World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets

PC:
- Blackbeard's Revenge
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Democracy
- Empire Earth III
- F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate
- Gears of War
- Ghost in the Sheet
- Hot Wheels: Beat That
- The Lost Crown: A Ghost-hunting Adventure
- The Office
- The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff
- Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
- Viva Pinata
- Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals
Call of Duty 4 drops in on retailers in the United States, arriving as the most-preordered title among this week's offerings at Amazon. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is also proving to be a popular preorder choice across multiple platforms, while Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the Nintendo Wii has seen a sharp increase in presales in the days leading up to its release. PC owners, meanwhile, will receive a pair of awaited ports in Gears of War and Viva Pinata, both of which promise expanded content over their Xbox 360 counterparts. On portables, the anticipated Silent Hill series prequel Silent Hill Origins will make its PSP debut, and the Nintendo DS will see a broad selection of titles that span multiple genres. Among these, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker has been generating positive buzz among RPG fans, and niche efforts like Puzzle de Harvest Moon and the rhythm-action title Ontamarama ensure even greater depth in this week's variety of new releases. Games Released in Europe:
Nintendo Wii:
- Big Catch Bass Fishing
- EA Playground
- Endless Ocean
- Offroad Extreme

Xbox 360:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- NASCAR 08
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 (Dirty Edition)
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 (High Flyer Edition)

PlayStation 3:
- Lair
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008

PlayStation 2:
- Ben 10: Protector of Earth
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
- Hard Rock Casino
- High School Musical: Sing It!
- Power Rangers: Super Legends
- Telly Addicts
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
Nintendo DS:
- Big Catch Bass Fishing
- Mega Man Star Force: Dragon
- Mega Man Star Force: Leo
- Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus
- Strawberry Shortcake: The Four Seasons Cake
- WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008

PlayStation Portable:
- Ben 10: Protector of Earth

PC:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Deal or No Deal
- Gears of War
- The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff
- Star Assault
Gamers in the UK will enjoy a worldwide exclusive first look at several key titles this week. In addition to receiving WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 a few days prior to their scheduled U.S. releases, the Nintendo-published Endless Ocean will also make its English-localized debut in Europe this week. Originally released as Forever Blue in Japan in August, a U.S. version of Endless Ocean is not expected to see release until late January. Games Released in Japan:
Nintendo Wii:
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

Xbox 360:
- Just Cause: Viva Revolution
- Major League Baseball 2K7
- NBA Live 08

PlayStation 3:
- NBA Live 08
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

PlayStation 2:
- Kuri no Okurimono
- NBA Live 08
Nintendo DS:
- Katei no Igaku: DS de Kitaeru Shokuzai Kenkou Training
- Mario Party DS
- Yosumin. DS

PlayStation Portable:
- Akumajou Dracula X Chronicle
- Minna no Golf Ba Vol. 4
- NBA Live 08
While the United States and Europe experience another busy release week in preparation for the holiday season, Japan's release schedule sees a sudden downturn. This week's list is highlighted by the release of Mario Party DS, which ranks high in presales at Amazon.co.jp. Other anticipated releases include Akumajou Dracula X Chronicle and Minna no Golf Ba Vol. 4, though few other titles appear to be gathering much prerelease anticipation in comparison.

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