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Release This: Rock Band 3, Fable III, Force Unleashed II Premiere in U.S.

Gamasutra's custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week of notable titles, including Rock Band 3, Fable III, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, and WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011.
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 a custom compiled list. This week brings a number of notable titles to North America, including Rock Band 3, Fable III, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, and WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 30th, 2010. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Bit.Trip Fate (online) - Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 - Casper's Scare School: Classroom Capers - Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles 2 - Chevrolet Camaro: Wild Ride - Chuck E. Cheese's Kart Racing - CSI: Fatal Conspiracy - Deca Sports 3 - Disney Channel All Star Party - Dora the Explorer: Dora's Big Birthday Adventure - Family Party: 90 Great Games Party Pack - Flip's Twisted World - Hasbro Family Game Night 3 - Monopoly Streets - Remington Super Slam Hunting North America - Robox (online) - Rock Band 3 - Shaun White Skateboarding - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Tony Hawk: Shred - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 Xbox 360: - Blood Drive - Bloody Good Time (online) - CSI: Fatal Conspiracy - Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition - Fable III - Fighters Uncaged - Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition - Hasbro Family Game Night 3 - Haunted House (online) - Monopoly Streets - Pinball FX 2 (online) - Rock Band 3 - SBK X: Superbike World Championship - Shaun White Skateboarding - The Sims 3 - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Tony Hawk: Shred - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 PlayStation 3: - Blood Drive - CSI: Fatal Conspiracy - The Fight: Lights Out - Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition - Hasbro Family Game Night 3 - Monopoly Streets - Rock Band 3 - SBK X: Superbike World Championship - Shaun White Skateboarding - The Sims 3 - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Superstars V8 Racing (online) - Tony Hawk: Shred - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 PlayStation 2: - Dora the Explorer: Dora's Big Birthday Adventure - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 Nintendo DS: - Art Academy - Crafting Mama - Dora the Explorer: Dora Cooking Club - Go Series: Defense Wars (DSi online) - Hidden Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials - Imagine: Fashion Stylist - Imagine: Resort Owner - Intellivision Lives! - Kung Zhu - Mega Bloks: Diego's Build and Rescue - Monopoly - Petz Catz Playground - Petz Horsez Family - Petz Nursery 2 - Rock Band 3 - The Sims 3 - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PlayStation Portable: - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 - Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Tag Force 5 - Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman PC: - The Ball (online) - Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition - Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles 2 - DeathSpank (online) - Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition - Lego Universe - Reload: Target Down - The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Harmonix's band simulation sequel Rock Band 3 headlines North America's release lineup this week, along with other multiplatform standouts like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Shaun White Skateboarding, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011, and EA's console adaptation of The Sims 3. Platform-exclusive highlights for this week include Microsoft's anticipated action-RPG sequel Fable III, Nintendo's drawing instruction title Art Academy, and Sony's Move-compatible brawler The Fight: Lights Out. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core - Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction - Crash Car Racer - Drag & Stock Racer - Family Game Night Volume 3 - GP Classic Racing - Ivy the Kiwi? - Kart Racer - The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest - Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - Rally Racer - Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes - Shaun White Skateboarding - Sprint Cars - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Tony Hawk Shred - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 Xbox 360: - Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core - Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction - CSI: Fatal Conspiracy - Deadly Premonition - Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition - Fable III - Family Game Night Volume 3 - Forza Motorsport 3: Ultimate Edition - Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition - Shaun White Skateboarding - The Sims 3 - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Tony Hawk Shred - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 PlayStation 3: - Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core - CSI: Fatal Conspiracy - Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition - Family Game Night Volume 3 - Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition - The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest - Rapala Pro Bass Fishing - Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes - Shaun White Skateboarding - The Shoot - The Sims 3 - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Tony Hawk Shred - TV Superstars - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 PlayStation 2: - The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest - Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Nintendo DS: - Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core - Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction - Escape the Museum - Ivy the Kiwi? - The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest - The Sims 3 - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Super Scribblenauts PlayStation Portable: - Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core - Blazblue: Calamity Trigger Portable - The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest - Patapon 3 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 PC: - Barrow Hill 2: Bracken Tor - Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition - CSI: Fatal Conspiracy - Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition - FIFA Manager 2011 - Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition - Lost Planet 2 - Rome Collection - The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack In addition to receiving awaited releases like Fable III, The Force Unleashed II and Super Scribblenauts this week, the UK will host the worldwide debut of Sony's PSP rhythm-action game Patapon 3, along with a localization of the Xbox 360 cult hit Deadly Premonition. Games Released in Japan: Nintendo Wii: Xbox 360: - Fable III - Ore no Yome: Anata Dake no Hanayome - Radirgy Noa Massive - Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo - World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 PlayStation 3: - World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 PlayStation 2: - Hakuouki: Reimeiroku - Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru Nintendo DS: - Ougon no Taiyou: Shikkokunaru Yoake - Solatorobo: Sore kara Coda e - Wan Nyan Doubutsu Byouin (Akogare Girls Collection) - Zac to Ombra: Maboroshi no Yuuenchi PlayStation Portable: - Carnage Heart EXA - Da Capo I & II Plus Situation Portable - Dream Club Portable - God Eater Burst - Lucian Bee's: Evil Violet - Lucian Bee's: Justice Yellow - Lucian Bee's: Resurrection Supernova - Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Doujinshi Hajime Mashita - Phantom Brave Portable - Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran * Sangokushi Engi - Wei-Hen - Tenchou no Igo - Toudai Shougi: Mejinsen Dojo - Tsuyo Kiss 2 Portable PC: - Dead Rising 2 - Medal of Honor - Sid Meier's Civilization V - Tower of Aion 2.0 Nintendo's Golden Sun series sequel Ougon no Taiyou: Shikkokunaru Yoake is set to premiere in Japan this week, arriving on store shelves alongside Namco's action-RPG Solatorobo: Sore kara Coda e, Milestone's arcade-ported shooter Radirgy Noa Massive, and Konami's multiplatform World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011. The PSP boasts a sizeable lineup of new releases, meanwhile, including standouts like D3's hostess club simulation Dream Club Portable, Namco's God Eater expansion God Eater Burst, and Artdink's mech combat title Carnage Heart EXA.

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