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Release This: Heavy Rain, Endless Ocean 2 Premiere Stateside

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Heavy Rain and Endless Ocean 2 to North America, while Japan gets Espgaluda II Black Label and BlazBlue Portable.
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 a custom compiled list. This week brings Heavy Rain and Endless Ocean 2 to North America, while Japan gets Espgaluda II Black Label and BlazBlue Portable. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending February 27th, 2010. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Endless Ocean: Blue World - Mouse House (online) - Pony Friends 2 - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - Winter Blast: Snow and Ice Games Xbox 360: - Greed Corp (online) - Lazy Raiders (online) - Risen - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing PlayStation 3: - Greed Corp (online) - Heavy Rain - Hyperballoid HD (online) - Last Rebellion - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Nintendo DS: - Deca Sports DS - Flight Control (online) - Flipper - Hello Kitty: Birthday Adventures - Lovely Lisa and Friends - Pony Friends 2 - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - Super Speed Machines - Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2010 Reverse of Arcadia PlayStation Portable: - Age of Zombies (online) - Metal Slug XX PC: - Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 (online) - Arsenal of Democracy (online) - Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny - Dawn of Discovery: Venice - Legends of Norrath: Vengeful Gods (online) - Napoleon: Total War - Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity - WarBirds: Dogfights Quantic Dream's cinematic adventure title Heavy Rain headlines this week's PlayStation 3 lineup. Wii owners can expect to see a sequel to Nintendo's undersea exploration game Endless Ocean, as Sega's mascot racer Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing premieres across multiple platforms. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - Pop'n Rhythm - Safar'Wii - The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Xbox 360: - Crash Time III - Indianapolis 500 Evolution - Lips: Party Classics - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - Superstars V8 Next Challenge PlayStation 3: - Heavy Rain - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - Superstars V8 Next Challenge - White Knight Chronicles Nintendo DS: - Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - Music for Everyone - Puzzle Chronicles - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing PlayStation Portable: - Dante's Inferno - Echoshift - Puzzle Chronicles - Undead Knights PC: - Anno 1404: Venice - Dawn of Discovery: Venice - Farewell to Dragons - The Farm - Napoleon: Total War - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - The Stronghold Collection - Superstars V8 Next Challenge - Theatre of War II: Africa 1943 - XIII Century: Blood of Europe Heavy Rain and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing will also debut in the UK this week, arriving alongside region-exclusive releases like Superstars V8 Next Challenge, Crash Time III, and Lips: Party Classics. Games Released in Japan: Nintendo Wii: - Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum DX - Ultra Senshi Daishuuketsu - GTI Club World: City Race - Radirgy Noa Wii - Super Monkey Ball Athletic Xbox 360: - Borderlands - Espgaluda II Black Label - No Fate! Only the Power of Will PlayStation 2: - Kiniro no Corda 3 - Wand of Fortune: Mirai e no Prologue Nintendo DS: - Cooking Idol I! My! Main! Game de Hirameki! Kirameki Cooking - Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the Gods - Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 - Kami no Hitomi to Akuma no Heso - Game Book DS: Aquarian Age Perpetual Period - Gendai Daisenryaku DS: Isshoku Sokuhatsu - Gunji Balance Houkai - Gyouretsu no Dekiru Houritsu Soudansho - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dai Yon Kan - Kizuna - Nazotte Oboeru Otona no Kanji Renshuu Kaiteiban - Otona no Renai Shousetsu: Harlequin Selection - Shounen Oni Ninden Tsumuji - Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Mugen no Frontier EXCEED - TOEIC Test Super Coach @DS - Utatte Touch, Utouchi!! - WiZman's World PlayStation Portable: - BlazBlue Portable - Cross Channel: To All People - FairlyLife: MiracleDays - Himehibi: New Princess Days!! Zoku! Ni-Gakki Portable - Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Kizuna no Tag Battle - Kenka Banchou 4: Ichinen Sensou - Kiniro no Corda 3 - Koori no Bohyou Ichiyanagi Wa, 3 Dome no Junan - Minna no Tennis Portable - Nizu no Senritsu Portable 2: Hi no Kioku - No Fate! Only the Power of Will - Power Pro Success Legends - Qix++ - Yoake Yori Ruriiro na Portable Cave's arcade shoot'em-up Espgaluda II Black Label gets a region-free release on the Xbox 360 in Japan this week. The Nintendo Wii will host Milestone's upgraded shooter Radirgy Noa Wii, Konami's arcade racer GTI Club World: City Race, and the Ultraman franchise crossover fighting game Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum DX. Portable highlights for this week include the Shiren the Wanderer series sequel Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4, a PSP port of Arc System Works' 2D fighter BlazBlue, and Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the Gods, a remake of the Super NES-era RPG Lufia II.

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