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Release This: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, DC Universe Online Arrive Stateside

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, DC Universe Online, and Prinny 2 to North America, while Japan gets Mass Effect 2 and Arcana Heart 3.
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 Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, DC Universe Online, and Prinny 2 to North America, while Japan gets Mass Effect 2 and Arcana Heart 3. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending January 15, 2011. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - 101-in-1 Sports Party Megamix - Jam City Rollergirls (online) - Soccer Bashi (online) Xbox 360: - Venetica - Zeit 2 (online) PlayStation 3: - DC Universe Online - Venetica Nintendo DS: - Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - Kingdom Hearts Re:coded PlayStation Portable: - Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! PC: - DC Universe Online - Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny - Venetica Square Enix's episodic mobile RPG series Kingdom Hearts Coded gets a retail release in North America this week, as does Kingdom Hearts Re:coded on the Nintendo DS. Other noteworthy releases scheduled to hit the United States this week include Capcom's point-and-click adventure game Ghost Trick, Sony's multiplatform superhero MMORPG DC Universe Online, and the Disgaea spinoff sequel Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! for the PSP. Games Released in Europe: Xbox 360: - DC Universe Online Nintendo DS: - Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - Kingdom Hearts Re:coded PlayStation Portable: - Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz PC: - DC Universe Online Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and DC Universe Online will also see release in the UK this week, along with a region-exclusive PSP entry in Sony's Buzz quiz game series. Games Released in Japan: Xbox 360: - Arcana Heart 3 - James Bond 007: Blood Stone - Mass Effect 2 - Stoked: Big Air Edition PlayStation 3: - Arcana Heart 3 - James Bond 007: Blood Stone PlayStation Portable: - Another Century's Episode Portable - Black Robina - Nicoli no Sudoku +3 Dai-Ni-Shuu: Sudoku Kakuro Bijutsukan Hitori ni Shitekure BioWare's Mass Effect 2 finally gets a Japanese release this week, nearly one full year after its debut in other regions. Also releasing this week in Japan are From Software's mech combat game Another Century's Episode Portable and Arc System Works' one-on-one 2D fighter sequel Arcana Heart 3.

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