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Release This: Klonoa, Wolverine Premiere in North America

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings X-Men Origins: Wolverine and a Wii remake of Klonoa stateside, as Made in Ore and Persona debut in Japan.
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's worldwide release lineup brings X-Men Origins: Wolverine and a Wii remake of Klonoa stateside, as Made in Ore and Persona debut in Japan. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending May 2nd, 2009. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Burger Island - Fantasy Aquarium World - Klonoa - Tournament Pool - X-Men Origins: Wolverine Xbox 360: - Velvet Assassin - X-Men Origins: Wolverine PlayStation 3: - X-Men Origins: Wolverine PlayStation 2: - Backyard Baseball '10 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine Nintendo DS: - Elite Forces: Unit 77 - Emergency Disaster Rescue Squad - Smiley World Island Challenge - Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier - X-Men Origins: Wolverine PlayStation Portable: - Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce - X-Men Origins: Wolverine PC: - Lineage II: Chaotic Throne: Gracia Final - Party Pigs: FarmYard Games - Stalin vs. Martians - Velvet Assassin - X-Men Origins: Wolverine The upcoming film tie-in title X-Men Origins: Wolverine is set to debut across all consoles, portables, and PC platforms in North America this week. SouthPeak Games' tactical first-person shooter Velvet Assassin joins Wolverine on the PC and Xbox 360, while Wii owners will soon see a remake of Namco's classic platformer Klonoa. Atlus headlines portable offerings this week with its localization of the mecha-focused strategy RPG Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier, as PSP owners get the Dynasty Warriors series spinoff title Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - Case Closed: Truth Prevails - Coraline - Hannah Montana: The Movie - Marbles! Balance Challenge - Mary King's Riding School 2 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine Xbox 360: - Hannah Montana: The Movie - X-Men Origins: Wolverine PlayStation 3: - Hannah Montana: The Movie - SingStar: Pop Edition - X-Men Origins: Wolverine PlayStation 2: - Coraline - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine Nintendo DS: - Coraline - Gardening Mama - Hannah Montana: The Movie - Rhythm Paradise - Russell Grant's Astrology - X-Men Origins: Wolverine PlayStation Portable: - Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce - X-Men Origins: Wolverine PC: - Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships - Elven Legacy - Pool Hall Pro - Vertigo - Women's Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey - X-Men Origins: Wolverine The Nintendo Wii hosts a notable oddity in this week's UK lineup -- Case Closed: Truth Prevails, a region-exclusive localization of Marvelous' manga-based adventure title Meitantei Conan: Tsuioku no Gensou. The week's offerings otherwise largely consist of licensed fare, with Rhythm Paradise (Rhythm Heaven) and Marbles! Balance Challenge (Marble Saga: Kororinpa) serving as highlights. Games Released in Japan: Nintendo Wii: - Fish Eyes Wii - Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 - Mahjong Kakutou Club Wii: Wi-Fi Taiou - Shikakui Atama wo Marukusuru Wii Xbox 360: - NHL 2K9 - X-Blades PlayStation 3: - Daikoukai Jidai Online: Cruz del Sur - NHL 2K9 - X-Blades PlayStation 2: - D.C.I.F.: Da Capo Innocent Finale - Hakushaku to Yousei: Yume to Kizuna ni Omoi Hasete - Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009 - NHL 2K9 - Tir-Na-Nog Nintendo DS: - Dam-Dam - Dragon Ball Kai: Saiyajin Raishuu - Jewel Pet: Kawaii Mahou no Fantasy - Made in Ore - Minna no Doubutsuen - Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden 3 - Toeic Test: Eitango Speed Master DS PlayStation Portable: - Final Approach 2: 1st Priority Portable - Persona - Tir-Na-Nog - ToraDora Portable! PC: - X-Blades Atlus' anticipated PSP remake of the landmark RPG Megami Ibunroku Persona: Be Your True Mind (released stateside in 1996 for the PlayStation as Revelations: Persona) will premiere this week in Japan. A localized version is set for release in North America later this year. Other standout titles in this week's Japanese lineup include Koei's Uncharted Waters MMORPG Daikoukai Jidai Online: Cruz del Sur, Nintendo's do-it-yourself Wario Ware spinoff Made in Ore, and System Soft's multiplatform rerelease of the 1990s-era RPG Tir-Na-Nog.

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