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Release This: Excitebots Premieres in US; Japan Gets Monster Hunter G

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Excitebots: Trick Racing and Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 to U.S. gamers, as Japan gets Death Smiles and Monster Hunter G.
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 brings Excitebots: Trick Racing and Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 to gamers in the United States, as Japan gets Death Smiles and Monster Hunter G. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending April 25th, 2009. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Excitebots: Trick Racing - Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans - Pennzoil Build-N-Race: Speed Demons Xbox 360: - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 PlayStation 3: - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 PlayStation 2: - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans Nintendo DS: - 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix - Hands On! Tangrams - I Love Horses - Jelly Belly: Ballistic Beans PC: - Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason - Dream Day Wedding: Viva Las Vegas - Stalin vs. Martians North America hosts a select few multiplatform highlights in what otherwise seems to be an uneventful release week. Nintendo Wii owners will get the Excite Truck follow-up Excitebots: Trick Racing, while the mecha brawler sequel Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 is set to debut on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PS2. Fewer options exist on other platforms, with the Nintendo DS offering up the Atlus-published card game compilation 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix, as PC gamers get the oddball real-time strategy title Stalin vs. Martians. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - Don King Boxing - Little King's Story - MotoGP 08 - New Play Control! Pikmin 2 Xbox 360: - The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 PlayStation 3: - The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust - SingStar: Pop Edition Nintendo DS: - Mind Body & Soul: Big Word Puzzle Book - Mind Body & Soul: MinDStorm 2 PC: - Bejeweled Twist - The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - Neopets Puzzle Adventure The Cing-developed simulation RPG Little King's Story will make its worldwide premiere in the UK this week, arriving two months in advance of its planned release in the United States. A Japanese release date for the title has not yet been set. The Wii rerelease of New Play Control! Pikmin 2 will also see release in Europe prior to its U.S. debut, while SingStar: Pop Edition on the PlayStation 3 is not currently scheduled for release outside of the UK and Australia. Games Released in Japan: Nintendo Wii: - Meja-Maji March - Monster Hunter G - Tomb Raider Underworld Xbox 360: - Death Smiles - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. PlayStation 3: - Killzone 2 PlayStation 2: - Kanuchi: Kuroki Tsubasa no Shou - Little Anchor - Tomb Raider Underworld Nintendo DS: - 250 Banjin no Kanken Premium - Zenkyuu Zen-Kanji Kanzen Seiha - A Ressha de Gyoukou DS - Another Time Another Leaf: Kagami no Naka no Tantei - Fuuun! Daisoujou - Last Bullet - Mezase!! Tsuri Master DS - Yatsu Hakamura PlayStation Portable: - Hoshigari Empusa Portable - Kikuite Oboeru Eitango: Arc no Kikutan Advanced - Kikuite Oboeru Eitango: Arc no Kikutan Basic - Kikuite Oboeru Eitango: Arc no Kikutan Entry - Nantama: Chronicle of Dungeon Maker - Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 Capcom's awaited online action-RPG Monster Hunter G is scheduled to make its debut for the Nintendo Wii this week in Japan. The Xbox 360 will soon host a port of Cave's horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up Death Smiles, while PS3 owners get a localization of Killzone 2. Artdink's rail line simulator sequel A Ressha de Gyoukou DS highlights this week's Nintendo DS offerings, as the PSP gets the Dungeon Maker series sequel Nantama: Chronicle of Dungeon Maker and Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3, an Irem-developed follow-up to the PlayStation 2 adventure titles Disaster Report and Raw Danger.

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