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Release This: Resistance 2, Gears of War 2 Hit U.S. Store Shelves

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings the release of Resistance 2 and Gears of War 2 in North America, as gamers in Europe see LittleBigPlanet and Professor Layton and the Curiou
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. Resistance 2 and Gears of War 2 are set to make their North American debuts this week, arriving alongside multiplatform offerings like Valkyria Chronicles, Legendary, and Tom Clancy's EndWar. Gamers in Europe will soon see LittleBigPlanet and Professor Layton, as Japan gets Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending November 8th 2008. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii: - Bratz Kidz: Slumber Party - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Monster Lab - Movie Games - North American Hunting Extravaganza - Petz Sports: Dog Playground - PopStar Guitar - Rubik's World Xbox 360: - AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack - Gears of War 2 - History Channel Civil War: Secret Mission - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Legendary - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Namco Museum Virtual Arcade - Secret Service - Tom Clancy's EndWar PlayStation 3: - AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack - History Channel Civil War: Secret Mission - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Legendary - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm - Resistance 2 - Tom Clancy's EndWar - Valkyria Chronicles PlayStation 2: - AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack - Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune - Disney TH!NK Fast - Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Call of Duty: World at War -- Final Fronts - History Channel Civil War: Secret Mission - Monster Lab - PopStar Guitar - Secret Service - SingStar LegendsNintendo DS: - Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune - Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess - Dragonball: Origins - Exit DS - futureU: The Prep Game for SAT - Goosebumps HorrorLand - Guitar Rock Tour - Hello Kitty Daily - Imagine: Interior Designer - Imagine: Wedding Designer - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - Korg DS-10 - Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Monster Lab - My Baby Boy - My Baby Girl - Petz Dogz Pack - Pony Friends: Mini Breeds Edition - Princess on Ice - Real Soccer 2009 - Theresia - Tom Clancy's EndWar - Winx Club: Mission Enchantix - Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals PlayStation Portable: - Tom Clancy's EndWar PC: - CSI: NY - James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - NHL 09 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Operation Mania - Petz Sports: Dog Playground - Space Trader - Top Chef: The Game

Resistance 2 and Gears of War 2 battle it out for gritty future shooter supremacy in this week's U.S. release lineup. Sega's awaited strategy title Valkyria Chronicles will also make its North American debut this week, along with multiplatform offerings like Legendary, Tom Clancy's EndWar, and the Wal-Mart exclusive AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack. The Nintendo DS features the greatest release variety of any platform this week, with debuting titles including the comedic shooter Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ, synthesizer software Korg DS-10, puzzler Exit DS, and a broad selection of casual-oriented offerings from Eidos and Ubisoft. Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii: - Bratz Kids - Build a Bear Workshop: A friend Fur All Seasons - Clever Kids: Farmyard Fun - Clever Kids: Pirates - Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon - Guinness World Records: The Videogame - Guitar Hero World Tour - Margot's Word Brain - Rubik's Puzzle World - Trauma Center: New Blood - Twin Strike: Operation Thunder - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360: - Disney Sing It - Gears of War 2 - Guitar Hero World Tour - Tom Clancy's EndWar - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 PlayStation 3: - Disney Sing It - Guitar Hero World Tour - Legendary - LittleBigPlanet - MotorStorm: Pacific Rift - Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm - Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - Tom Clancy's EndWar - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 PlayStation 2: - Disney Sing It - Guitar Hero World Tour - High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! - Monster Lab - SingStar: Best of Disney - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009Nintendo DS: - America's Next Top Model - Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old? - Bratz Kids - Bratz Ponyz 2 - Cake Mania 2 - Clever Kids: Farmyard Fun - Clever Kids: Pirates - Equestrian Training Stage 1-4 - Guinness World Records: The Videogame - Hello Pocoyo! - I did it Mum 2 (Boy) - I did it Mum 2 (Girl) - I did it Mum: Picture Book - Imagine: Dream Weddings - Imagine: Interior Designer - The Legend of Kage 2 - Margot's Word Brain - Mechanic Master - My Make-Up - My Secret Diary - Pass the Pigs - Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Rubik's Puzzle World - Tom Clancy's EndWar - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 - Zenses: Ocean - Zenses: Rainforest PlayStation Portable: - Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - Tom Clancy's EndWar - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 PC: - NHL 09 - Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches - Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - Space Station Sim

LittleBigPlanet arrives in the UK after a short delay this week, joining fellow PlayStation 3 debuts Legendary and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. This week also brings the long-awaited European debut of Nintendo's DS adventure title Professor Layton and the Curious Village, along with an early worldwide release for the wrestling sequel WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009. Games Released in Japan:

PlayStation 2: - Wrestle Angels: Survivor 2 - Zero no Tsukai: Maigo no Period to Ikusen no SymphonyNintendo DS: - Akagawa Jirou Mystery: Tsuki no Hikari - Glory Days: Yuugeki no Hero - Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe - Koisuru Purin! Koi wa Daibouken! Dr. Kanmi no Yabou!? - Nostalgeo no Kaze - Pingu no Waku Waku Carnival! - Shugo Chara! Amunonijiro Chara Change

The PlayStation 2 will host this week's only Japanese console offerings in Wrestle Angels: Survivor 2 and Zero no Tsukai: Maigo no Period to Ikusen no Symphony, while other platforms come up empty. The Nintendo DS features a broad selection of new releases, meanwhile, including Hoshi no Kirby: Ultra Super Deluxe (previously released stateside as Kirby Super Star Ultra) and Square Enix's Pingu no Waku Waku Carnival!

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