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Release This: NBA 09, Live 09, 2K9 Debut Worldwide; Korg DS-10 Hits UK

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that sees the worldwide premiere of Sony's, EA's, and 2K's latest NBA-licensed basketball titles, while the UK additionally receives Lego Batman: The Video Game and K
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. NBA-licensed basketball titles from 2K, EA, and Sony headline this week's multiconsole offerings in the United States and Europe. UK gamers will additionally see Lego Batman: The Video Game this week, along with an exclusive localization of the popular Nintendo DS synthesizer simulator Korg DS-10. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 11th, 2008. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii: - Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune - Crash: Mind Over Mutant - Game Party 2 - Line Rider 2: Unbound - NBA Live 09: All-Play - Ten Pin Alley 2 Xbox 360: - Crash: Mind Over Mutant - Fracture - Guilty Gear 2: Overture - NBA 2K9 - NBA Live 09 PlayStation 3: - Fracture - NBA 09: The Inside - NBA 2K9 - NBA Live 09 PlayStation 2: - Cake Mania: Baker's Challenge - Crash: Mind Over Mutant - NBA 09: The Inside - NBA 2K9 - NBA Live 09Nintendo DS: - Bleach: Dark Souls - Crash: Mind Over Mutant - Imagine: Babysitters - Imagine: Fashion Designer New York - Kage Densetsu: The Legend of Kage 2 - Pop Cutie: Street Fashion Simulation - Prey the Stars - Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals PlayStation Portable: - Cake Mania: Baker's Challenge - Midnight Club: L.A. Remix - My Spanish Coach - NBA 09: The Inside - NBA Live 09 PC: - Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - Can You See What I See - Dark Horizon - Etch A Sketch - Everlight - Exodus from the Earth - Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy - SAS: Secure Tomorrow - Sniper: Art of Victory
The start of the upcoming NBA season is preceded by this week's selection of debuting basketball titles -- Sony's NBA 09: The Inside, 2K Sports' NBA 2K9, and EA's NBA Live 09. Other multiplatform offerings this week include the Crash Bandicoot franchise sequel Crash: Mind Over Mutant and the LucasArts-published action title Fracture. This week's lineup otherwise largely consists of platform exclusives. Wii owners will receive a resurrected port of the previously cancelled Ten Pin Alley 2, along with Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune and Midway's minigame compilation sequel Game Party 2. On portables, the Nintendo DS is set to see Taito's Kage Densetsu: The Legend of Kage 2 and Koei's Prey the Stars, while Midnight Club: L.A. Remix and Cake Mania: Baker's Challenge prepare for launch on the PSP. Games Released in Europe:
Nintendo Wii: - CID The Dummy - Lego Batman: The Video Game - NBA Live 09: All-Play Xbox 360: - Fracture - Lego Batman: The Video Game - NBA 2K9 - NBA Live 09 PlayStation 3: - Fracture - Lego Batman: The Video Game - NBA 2K9 - NBA Live 09 PlayStation 2: - Bratz Girlz Really Rock - Lego Batman: The Video Game - NBA 2K9 - NBA Live 09 - Skyscraper - Stealth Force 2 PlayStation Portable: - CID The Dummy - Lego Batman: The Video Game - NBA Live 09Nintendo DS: - Donkey Xote - Dragon Hunters - Gravity Zero Racing - Korg DS-10 - Lego Batman: The Video Game - Lost in Blue 3 - Prey the Stars: Gabu Gabu Planet PC: - Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition - CID The Dummy - Dynasty Warriors 6 - Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft - Lego Batman: The Video Game - Multiwinia - NBA 2K9 - Pure - SAS: Secure Tomorrow - So Blonde - Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows
Headlining this week's European lineup is an awaited English localization of AQ Interactive's Korg MS-10 synthesizer simulator Korg DS-10. The title has remained in high demand since its initial Japanese release in July, and regularly finishes among the region's top DS sellers at Amazon.co.jp. No release date for Korg DS-10 has yet been set for any other region. Other region-exclusive European debuts for this week include Bratz Girlz Really Rock on the PlayStation 2 and Donkey Xote, Dragon Hunters, and Gravity Zero Racing for the Nintendo DS. The multiplatform Lego Batman: The Video Game is also set to premiere in the UK this week, arriving alongside cross-console releases like CID The Dummy and Fracture. Games Released in Japan:
Nintendo Wii: - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Xbox 360: - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith PlayStation 3: - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith PlayStation 2: - Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator: 24 - Twenty-Four - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Infinity Plus - Kamiyo Gakuen Makorouku Kurunugia - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Will O' Wisp: Easter no KisekiNintendo DS: - Kawaii Koinu DS2 - Nihongo de Asobo DS - Snoopy DS: Snoopy to Chuugen Taichi ni Ei ni Iku! - Tetsudou Kentei DS - Tetsudou Musume DS: Terminal Memory PlayStation Portable: - Macross Ace Frontier - Umewaza Yukari no Yasashi Igo
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith serve as western-developed highlights in this week's Japanese console release lineup. The PlayStation 2 is set to host several additional releases, including the American TV series-licensed Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator: 24 - Twenty-Four and the PC-ported adventure title Infinity Plus. Nintendo DS owners will see the puppy training simulator sequel Kawaii Koinu DS2 and the Square Enix-developed Snoopy DS: Snoopy to Chuugen Taichi ni Ei ni Iku! this week, while PSP owners receive Macross Ace Frontier.

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