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Release This: Left 4 Dead GOTY, Battlestations: Pacific Premiere Stateside

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Left 4 Dead's 'Game Of The Year' edition and SMT: Devil Summoner 2 to U.S. consoles.
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 Left 4 Dead's 'Game Of The Year' edition, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2, Raiden Fighters Aces, and Battlestations: Pacific to consoles in North America, while Japan gets Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 and a PSP remake of Growlanser. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending May 16th, 2009. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus - Help Wanted - Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball - Puzzle Kingdoms Xbox 360: - Battlestations: Pacific - Left 4 Dead (Game of the Year Edition) - Raiden Fighters Aces - Sacred 2: Fallen Angel PlayStation 3: - Sacred 2: Fallen Angel PlayStation 2: - Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon - Short Track Racing: Trading Paint Nintendo DS: - Desktop Tower Defense - Drama Queens - Dreamer Series: Shop Owner - Girl Time - Great Empires: Rome - Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times - Mission Runway - My Farm Around The World PC: - Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships - Battlestations: Pacific - Hinterland: Orc Lords - Left 4 Dead (Game of the Year Edition) - Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition Valve's Left 4 Dead 'Game Of The Year' edition, including extra Survival Pack content not in the original retail release, Atlus' RPG sequel Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon headlines console offerings in North America this week. The Xbox 360 will receive the shooter compilation Raiden Fighters Aces, along with the real-time strategy title Battlestations: Pacific and the PC-ported action-RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. Wii owners can expect to see the competitive puzzler Puzzle Kingdoms, minigame compilation Help Wanted, and a port of Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball. Portable releases for this week include Konami's wizard academy life sim Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times and a port of the popular online Flash game Desktop Tower Defense. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - Sports Island 2 Xbox 360: - Battlestations: Pacific - Left 4 Dead (Game of the Year Edition) - Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade - Rock Revolution Nintendo DS: - Rock Revolution - Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 PC: - Battlestations: Pacific - Left 4 Dead (Game of the Year Edition) UK Wii owners will receive an exclusive English-language localization of Hudson's Olympic sports-themed minigame compilation Sports Island 2 (Deca Sporta 2) this week. The Xbox 360 will host the retro arcade compilation Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade and band simulation title Rock Revolution, while the DS gets Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009. Games Released in Japan: Nintendo Wii: - Winning Eleven Play Maker 2009 PlayStation 2: - Arcobaleno! - Rakushou! Pachi-Slot Sengen 6: Rio 2 Cruising Vanadis Nintendo DS: - Oshaberi Oumu PlayStation Portable: - Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 - Growlanser Japan sees a reduced release schedule this week in the wake of the recent Golden Week holiday. PlayStation 2 releases for this week include Idea Factory's adventure title Arcobaleno! and Tecmo's pachi-slot simulator Rakushou! Pachi-Slot Sengen 6, while the PSP is set to host the anime-based fighter Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 and a remake of Growlanser.

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