Release This: Chrono Trigger, MillionHeir Premiere in Europe

Gamasutra's exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings the European debuts of Chrono Trigger and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, while North America receives Tenchu: Shadow Assassins.
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. This week finds only a select few titles making their way to store shelves in North America, while Europe is set to receive anticipated releases such as Chrono Trigger, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, and Mystery Case Files: Millionheir. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending February 7th, 2009. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii: - Tenchu: Shadow Assassins PC: - Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate BoxNintendo DS: - My English Coach Para Hispanoparlantes - My World My Way - Phineas and Ferb

North America's release lineup faces a sudden downturn this week. The Nintendo DS will host the bulk of the week's new titles, while the Wii and PC platforms get one game each. Of note is that this week's release of Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is exclusive to PCs in North America -- Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the title will be available in Japan and the UK. Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii: - Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen - Imagine: Fashion Idol - Mr. Bean's Wacky World of Wii - New Play Control! Pikmin Xbox 360: - Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box - High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! - Rise of the Argonauts PlayStation 3: - Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box - Rise of the Argonauts PC: - Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box - Codename Panzers: Cold War - Rise of the ArgonautsNintendo DS: - Age of Empires: Mythologies - Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity - Chrono Trigger - Harvest Fishing - Jojo's Fashion Show - Learn To Play Chess With Fritz & Chesster - Lost in Blue 3 - Mystery Case Files: Millionheir - Time Hollow - The Times Crossword Challenge - XG Blast!

After lagging behind other regions in release quantity over the last several weeks, the UK will see a robust lineup of new games on store shelves this week. While the majority of this week's European debuts will arrive after their release elsewhere in the world, titles such as Mr. Bean's Wacky World of Wii and an English-localized New Play Control! Pikmin are currently exclusive to the UK. Though consoles have plenty to offer this week, the Nintendo DS will enjoy the greatest variety of new releases in the coming days. Gamers in Europe will soon be able to play Square Enix's classic RPG Chrono Trigger for the first time (the original SNES release never saw a UK release), along with awaited titles like Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Mystery Case Files: Millionheir, and Time Hollow. Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii: - Another Code:R - Kioku no Tobira Xbox 360: - Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box - Midnight Club: Los Angeles PlayStation 3: - Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box - Demon's Souls - Shaun White SnowboardingNintendo DS: - Chibi Maruko-Chan DS: Maru-Chan no Machi - Destiny Links - Meitantei Conan & Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbou: Meguri au 2-Jin no Meitantei PlayStation Portable: - Enkaku Sousa: Sana e no 23 Hiai - Midnight Club: LA Remix - Shaun White Snowboarding

Nintendo's Trace Memory sequel Another Code:R - Kioku no Tobira headlines Japan's multiconsole release lineup, as From Software's action-RPG Demon's Souls serves as this week's PlayStation 3 highlight. Regional offerings otherwise largely consist of localizations of titles previously released elsewhere in the world, including Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Burnout Paradise, and Shaun White Snowboarding.

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