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Release This: Guitar Hero: Metallica, Rhythm Heaven Premiere Stateside

Gamasutra's exclusively compiled release list for this week reveals multiple rhythm titles coming to North America, including Guitar Hero: Metallica, Rhythm Heaven, and Major Minor's Majestic March.
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 multiple rhythm titles to North America, including Guitar Hero: Metallica, Rhythm Heaven, and Major Minor's Majestic March. Gamers in the UK will soon receive Ninja Blade, as Japan gets Winning Post World and 11 Eyes: Cross Over. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending April 4th, 2009. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves - Don King Boxing - Guitar Hero: Metallica - Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome - Major Minor's Majestic March Xbox 360: - Guitar Hero: Metallica - Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust - Ski Doo: Snowmobile Challenge PlayStation 3: - Guitar Hero: Metallica Nintendo DS: - Chicken Hunter: Jewel of Darkness - Don King Boxing - Gardening Mama - Heracles: Battle With The Gods - Rhythm Heaven - SpongeBob SquarePants Frantic Fry Cook - Tokyo Beat Down PlayStation Portable: - Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II PC: - Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Activision's band simulation title Guitar Hero: Metallica headlines this week's multiplatform offerings in the United States. Nintendo Wii owners can expect to see two more rhythm-focused games this week with Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves and NanaOn-Sha's Major Minor's Majestic March, while the Xbox 360 is set to receive Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust and Ski Doo: Snowmobile Challenge. Portable offerings for this week include Nintendo's beat-matching minigame compilation Rhythm Heaven, Atlus' crime-themed brawler Tokyo Beat Down, and Majesco's Cooking Mama spinoff title Gardening Mama. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - Real Madrid: The Game Xbox 360: - Ninja Blade - Wanted: Weapons of Fate - WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship PlayStation 3: - Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust - Wanted: Weapons of Fate - WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship PlayStation 2: - Real Madrid: The Game Nintendo DS: - Disgaea DS - Let's Play: Mums - Let's Play: Shops - Lux-Pain - Smiley World Island Challenge - Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume PlayStation Portable: - Real Madrid: The Game - Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship PC: - A-Train 8 - Pool Hall Pro - Real Madrid: The Game - Wanted: Weapons of Fate - WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship From Software's action-platformer Ninja Blade is set to make its worldwide English-language premiere in the UK, several days in advance of its planned U.S. release date. The multiplatform soccer sim Real Madrid: The Game will also only see release in Europe this week, along with other region-exclusive titles like WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship and A-Train 8. Games Released in Japan: Nintendo Wii: - Doala de Wii - Winning Post World Xbox 360: - 11 Eyes: Cross Over PlayStation 3: - Winning Post World PlayStation 2: - Winning Post World Nintendo DS: - Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell - New Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru DS - Pachi & Slot Hisshoubon - Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 Koei's horse racing simulation sequel Winning Post World will debut across multiple platforms in Japan this week. Xbox 360 owners will soon see the visual novel title 11 Eyes: Cross Over, as the Nintendo DS receives Pachi & Slot Hisshoubon and Namco's baseball franchise update Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009.

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