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Release This: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Persona 3 FES Make U.S. Debut

Gamasutra's latest "Release This!" explores a week that brings Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES and a pair of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon sequels to North America, while SingStar Summer Party hits the UK.
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 finds Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Time bound for stores in North America, as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES and The World Ends With You ensure a busy week for RPG fans. SingStar Summer Party heads for Europe, meanwhile, as Japan gets Summon Night and Senjou no Valkyria. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending April 26th, 2008. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii:
- Battle of the Bands
- Target: Terror
- Wild Earth: African Safari

Xbox 360:
- NBA Ballers: Chosen One

PlayStation 3:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Game of the Year Edition)
- NBA Ballers: Chosen One

PlayStation 2:
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
Nintendo DS:
- Dream Pinball 3D
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
- River King: Mystic Valley
- The World Ends With You

PlayStation Portable:
- Chameleon

PC:
- Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle (The 4th Anniversary Edition)
- Turok
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness and its counterpart title Explorers of Time arrive as this week's most anticipated North American Nintendo DS releases, as indicated by a recent rush of presales for both titles at online retailer Amazon. The stateside debut of Square Enix's DS action-RPG The World Ends With You is also expected to meet with a warm reception upon its release this week. On consoles, Atlus' awaited RPG expansion Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES is set to premiere this week on the PlayStation 2, as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 receive the street basketball sequel NBA Ballers: Chosen One. Next week will bring the North American release of Mario Kart Wii and the multiplatform debut of Grand Theft Auto IV in both the U.S. and the UK. Games Released in Europe:
Nintendo Wii:
- Wii Fit
- Emergency Mayhem
- Kawasaki Jet Ski
- M&M's Kart Racing
- Puppy Luv
- Urban Extreme

Xbox 360:
- NBA Ballers: Chosen One

PlayStation 2:
- SingStar Summer Party
Nintendo DS:
- The Aly & AJ Adventure
- M&M's Kart Racing
- My Riding Stables
- Princess on Ice
- Undercover: Dual Motives
- The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep

PC:
- Europa Universalis: Rome
- Farm Vet
Nintendo's exercise collection Wii Fit, Midway's NBA Ballers sequel and a new edition of SingStar serve as highlights in this week's UK lineup. Elsewhere on Nintendo platforms, a selection of casual-oriented and license-based titles hit the region, while strategy fans await the PC release of Europa Universalis: Rome. Games Released in Japan:
Nintendo DS:
- Akko de Pon! Ikasama Hourouki
- Dekitayo! Mama, Wannyon Club: Onna no Ko
- Dekitayo! Mama, Wannyon Club: Otoko no Ko
- DS Toukemuri Suspense Series: Free Writer Touyako
- Kaiichi Otto Sensei Tokyo Daigaku Kanshuu: Sukusuku Kosodate DS: Akachan to Asobou!
- Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken
- Minna no DS Seminar: Ongaku Ryoku
- Mokushise! Zenko Kutaikai!! Let's! Brass!!
- Naruto: Shinobi Retsuden II
- New Horizon English Course DS 1
- New Horizon English Course DS 2
- New Horizon English Course DS 3
- Nihongo Kentei DS
- Nippon Suugaku Kentai Kyoukai Kounin: Suken DS - Otona ga Kaikenai!? Kodomo no Sansuu
- Oshare Princess DS: Oshare ni Koi Shite 2
- Oyaku de Asoberu DS Ehon: Ukkari Penelope
- Puzzle Mate DS: Crossword Mate
- Puzzle Mate DS: Nanpure Mate
- Puzzle Mate DS: Oekaki Mate
- Rekiken DS
- Summon Night
- Tantei Jinguuji Saburo DS: Keinai Kokoro
- That's QT
- Yattaman DS: Bikkuridokkiri Daisakusen da Koron
- Yume Neko DS
Nintendo Wii:
- Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper

Xbox 360:
- Frontlines: Fuel of War
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

PlayStation 3:
- Senjou no Valkyria

PlayStation 2:
- Edel Blume
- H2O Plus
- Prism Ark: Awake

PlayStation Portable:
- Minna no Chizu 3
- Mystereet Portable
- Vantage Master Portable

PC:
- Chaos;Head
- The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Pack
- Soul of the Ultimate Nation
Sega's anticipated action-RPG Senjou no Valkyria arrives on the PlayStation 3 this week in Japan, with an overseas release (as Valkyria Chronicles) planned for later this year. On other platforms, the Nintendo Wii will soon see the debut of Idea Factory's original adventure title Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper, as the DS receives a large number of new releases, including Summon Night and Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken.

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