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Release This: Halo 3: ODST Premieres Worldwide

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled release list explores a week that brings Halo 3: ODST, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Aion, and Katamari Forever to retailers 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 an exclusively compiled list. This week brings Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Aion, and Katamari Forever to North America, while Halo 3: ODST ships to retailers worldwide. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending September 26th, 2009. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition - Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 - Family Party: 30 Great Games - Outdoor Fun - The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft - Hidden Mysteries: Titanic - The Price is Right: 2010 Edition - Rapala: We Fish - Scooby Doo: First Frights - Spyborgs - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up - Wacky World of Sports - Where's Waldo? Xbox 360: - Black College Football Experience - The Doug Williams Edition - Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 - Halo 3: ODST - Zombie Apocalypse (online) PlayStation 3: - Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 - Katamari Forever - Zombie Apocalypse (online) PlayStation 2: - Scooby Doo: First Frights - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up Nintendo DS: - Fabulous Finds - Hidden Mysteries: Titanic - Just in Time Translations - My Hero: Astronaut - The Price is Right: 2010 Edition - Scooby Doo: First Frights - Squeeballs Party - Where's Waldo? - Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion PlayStation Portable: - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona PC: - Aion: The Tower of Eternity - Dungeon Fighter Online - Fallen Earth: Welcome to Apocalypse - Order of War - The Price is Right: 2010 Edition - Where's Waldo? Bungie's Halo 3: ODST headlines this week's Xbox 360 offerings in the United States. The PlayStation 3 will soon get Namco Bandai's Katamari Damacy series sequel Katamari Forever, while Nintendo Wii owners can look forward to Ubisoft's multiplayer fighter Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up and Capcom's sci-fi beat-'em-up Spyborgs. This week will also bring the release of the awaited PC MMORPG Aion: The Tower of Eternity. Portable highlights include a Nintendo DS-exclusive entry in the Women's Murder Club adventure series and a PSP remake of Atlus' classic RPG Persona. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - Circus Party - Dead Space: Extraction - Family Trainer: Extreme Challenge - Formula 1 2009 - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 - MySims Agents - One Piece Unlimited Cruise 2: Awakening of a Hero - Rabbids Go Home - Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage - Spyborgs Xbox 360: - Brave: A Warrior's Tale - Guilty Gear 2: Overture - Halo 3: ODST - The King of Fighters XII - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 PlayStation 3: - Cross Edge - The King of Fighters XII - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 PlayStation 2: - SingStar: Take That Nintendo DS: - Crazy Machines - I did it Mum! Doll's House - I did it Mum! Spelling - Imagine: Detective - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 - Miami Crisis - MySims Agents - Professor Layton and Pandora's Box PlayStation Portable: - Formula 1 2009 PC: - Aion: The Tower of Eternity - Bionic Commando - Brain College: Shutter Island - Clever Kids: Creepy Crawlies - Jacqueline Wilson's Tracy Beaker: The Game - Premier Manager 10 Nintendo's adventure series sequel Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box makes its way to the UK this week, under the new title Professor Layton and Pandora's Box. EA's Dead Space: Extraction and the MySims puzzler spinoff title MySims Agents will also premiere in Europe this week, arriving days in advance of their planned U.S. release dates. Other UK-exclusive Wii debuts for this week include Ubisoft's Rabbids Go Home and Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage. Games Released in Japan: Xbox 360: - Halo 3: ODST Halo 3: ODST is the only title scheduled for release in Japan this week, due to the upcoming Autumnal equinox holiday. The region's normal release schedule will resume next week.

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