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Release This: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Hits U.S. Shores

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide game release list examines a week that brings Super Smash Bros. Brawl Stateside, while Europe gets No More Heroes and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and Japan grabs Contra 4.
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 marks the awaited U.S. release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which will debut alongside multiplatform offerings like Condemned 2 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. Elsewhere, Europe gets No More Heroes and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, while Japan receives Baroque for Wii and Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending March 15th, 2008. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii:
- House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Xbox 360:
- Condemned 2: Bloodshot
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2008

PlayStation 3:
- Condemned 2: Bloodshot
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2008

PlayStation 2:
- Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz
- Buzz! Junior: Robo Jam
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
- Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
- WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW Superstar Series
Nintendo DS:
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
- Insecticide
- Nanostray 2

PlayStation Portable:
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
- Wild Arms XF
- World Championship Cards

PC:
- Seven Kingdoms: Conquest
Super Smash Bros. Brawl started off this release week with an early Sunday debut, and is likely to finish as the week's top seller across all platforms. Brawl has remained one of the Wii's most anticipated releases since the console's initial launch, and demand has spiked in the final weeks leading up to its release. On other platforms, Konami's soccer sim Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 is set to make its North American debut, having previously enjoyed success upon its UK release late last year. On the Nintendo DS, the cult shooter Nanostray receives a sequel, and Square Enix expands the GameCube-born Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles with Ring of Fates. Games Released in Europe:
Nintendo Wii:
- AMF Bowling: Pinbusters!
- Bomberman Land
- Classic British Motor Racing
- Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
- Jumper: Griffin's Story
- Kawasaki Quad Bikes
- Kidz Sports Basketball
- Kidz Sports Ice Hockey
- Monster Trux: Offroad
- Myth Makers: Orbs of Doom
- Myth Makers: Trixie in Toyland
- Ninja Reflex
- No More Heroes
- Rig Racer 2
- Star Trek: Conquest
- The Spiderwick Chronicles

Xbox 360:
- The Spiderwick Chronicles
- Turning Point: Fall of Liberty

PlayStation 3:
- Turning Point: Fall of Liberty

PlayStation 2:
- Buzz! The Pop Quiz
- Odin Sphere
- Star Trek: Conquest
- The Spiderwick Chronicles
Nintendo DS:
- Bomberman Land Touch! 2
- Brain Assist
- Bratz Super Babyz
- Build A Bear Workshop
- Command and Destroy
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
- Fish Tycoon
- Magic Made Fun
- Maths Play
- Mr. Bean
- Ninja Reflex
- Postman Pat
- Showtime Boxing
- The Spiderwick Chronicles

PlayStation Portable:
- Bomberman Land
- Coded Arms: Contagion
- FlatOut: Head On

PC:
- Fantasy Wars
- Jack Keane
- The Spiderwick Chronicles
- Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
The bulk of this week's UK release activity centers around Nintendo platforms. Localizations of Nintendo's Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and the Grasshopper Manufacture-developed No More Heroes stand out among a selection of budget releases on the Nintendo Wii, while the DS gets a large quantity of license-based fare alongside Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker and Magic Made Fun (aka Master of Illusion). UK-exclusive debuts and localizations are scarce this week, aside from what looks to be a Europe-only Wii port of Harvest Moon: Magical Melody. Originally released in other regions for the Nintendo GameCube, this new port of Magical Melody has not yet been announced for release elsewhere in the world. Games Released in Japan:
Nintendo Wii:
- Baroque for Wii
- Transformers: The Game
- Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008

Xbox 360:
- Skate

PlayStation 3:
- Skate
- Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008

PlayStation 2:
- 12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral
- Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator: Shin Yoshimune
- Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008
Nintendo DS:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Contra: Dual Spirits
- DS Bimoji Training
- Duel Love: Koisuru Otome wa Shouri no Joshin
- Edo Bunka Rekishi Kentei DS
- Hayate no Gotoku! Ojousama Produce Daisakusen Boku Iro ni Somare! Gakkou-Hen
- Hayate no Gotoku! Ojousama Produce Daisakusen Boku Iro ni Somare! Oyashiki-Hen
- Kage Densetsu: The Legend of Kage 2
- Kantan! Tanoshii! Okashi Navi DS
- Koinu no Heya
- Mahou ni Kakeraete
- Shibou Nenshou Keikaku: YaseTore!! DS
- Shugo Chara! 3-tsu no Tamagoto Koisuru
- Simple DS Series Vol. 33: The Crossword & Kanji Puzzle
- Simple DS Series Vol. 34: The Haisha-san
A Wii port of Sting's Sega Saturn RPG Baroque and the multiplatform release of Koei's yearly horse racing simulation series Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008 serve as the highlights of this week's Japanese console offerings. The Nintendo DS receives a more robust lineup, including titles like Namco's awaited dating sim Duel Love: Koisuru Otome wa Shouri no Joshin and Konami's Contra: Dual Spirits (Contra 4). Next week will bring the release of Bangai-O Spirits, Time Hollow, and Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword for the Nintendo DS, as the PSP receives Tales of Rebirth and Mugen Kairou (Echochrome).

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