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Release This: Silent Hill: Homecoming, FIFA 09 Debut Worldwide

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list details a week that brings the U.S. premieres of Silent Hill: Homecoming and Sonic Chronicles, while gamers in Europe get FIFA 09 and Brave: A Warrior's Tale.
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. Silent Hill: Homecoming and Sonic Chronicles highlight this week's multiplatform U.S. lineup. Gamers in Europe will soon receive the anticipated FIFA 09, meanwhile, as Japan prepares for Jikkyou Powerful Major League 3 and Raiden IV. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending October 4th, 2008. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii: - Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility - We Cheer Xbox 360: - Mobile Ops: The One Year War - Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 3: - Silent Hill: Homecoming PlayStation 2: - Pipe Mania PlayStation Portable: - Pipe Mania - Valhalla Knights 2Nintendo DS: - Margot's Word Brain - Pipe Mania - Pop Cutie: Street Fashion Simulation - Princess Debut - Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - Unsolved Crimes PC: - Dark Horizon - Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft - Mount & Blade - Pipe Mania - SAS: Secure Tomorrow - Sniper: Art of Victory

Konami's awaited survival horror sequel Silent Hill: Homecoming headlines this week's North American release lineup. Also premiering on consoles this week are Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility and the cheerleading sim We Cheer on the Nintendo Wii, while Xbox 360 owners receive the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise-based Mobile Ops: The One Year War. New portable releases for this week include Natsume's Princess Debut, Xseed's action-RPG sequel Valhalla Knights 2, and the BioWare-developed Sonic the Hedgehog RPG Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii: - Brave: A Warrior's Tale - Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess - FIFA 09: All-Play - SimCity Creator Xbox 360: - Brave: A Warrior's Tale - Dancing Stage Universe 2 - FIFA 09 PlayStation 3: - FIFA 09 PlayStation 2: - Dancing Stage SuperNOVA 2 - Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess - FIFA 09 - ZuboNintendo DS: - Bella Sara - Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess - FIFA 09 - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations - Prey the Stars: Gabu Gabu Planet PlayStation Portable: - Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship - Brave: A Warrior's Tale - FIFA 09 PC: - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Game of the Year Edition) - FIFA 09

EA's soccer sim update FIFA 09 is set to make its worldwide debut across all platforms in the UK this week. European consoles will additionally host two new entries in Konami's Dancing Stage series and the action-platformer Brave: A Warrior's Tale, while portable owners receive localizations of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations and Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship. Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii: - Jikkyou Powerful Major League 3 Xbox 360: - Raiden IV PlayStation 2: - Jikkyou Powerful Major League 3 - Kanuchi: Shiroki Tsubasa no Shou - Shin Sangoku Musou 5 SpecialNintendo DS: - Nakamura Sumiko Tettei Shidou: Shin Toeic Test 1-hi-1-fun DS Lesson - Unknown Soldier: Mokuba no Houkou PlayStation Portable: - Ikkitousen: Eloquent Fist - To Love Ru Trouble: Doki Doki! Rinkaigakkou-Hen

The arcade-ported shooter Raiden IV and Konami's baseball sim sequel Jikkyou Powerful Major League 3 stand out among this week's few Japanese console offerings. The PlayStation 2 sees the greatest variety of any console this week, with new debuts including the Idea Factory-developed Kanuchi: Shiroki Tsubasa no Shou and an updated version of Koei's Shin Sangoku Musou 5. A limited lineup awaits portable consoles as well. The Nintendo DS is set to receive a Toeic Test trainer title and the third-person shooter Unknown Soldier: Mokuba no Houkou, while PSP owners get To Love Ru Trouble: Doki Doki! Rinkaigakkou-Hen and the anime-licensed brawler Ikkitousen: Eloquent Fist.

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