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Release This: The Beatles: Rock Band Debuts Worldwide

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled release list explores a week that brings the much-awaited The Beatles: Rock Band to North America and Europe, while Japan gets Pocket Monsters HeartGold and SoulSilver.
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 that brings The Beatles: Rock Band to North America and Europe, while Japan gets Pocket Monsters HeartGold and SoulSilver. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending September 12th, 2009. Games Released in the United States: Nintendo Wii: - Arcade Zone - The Beatles: Rock Band - ColorZ (online) - DIRT 2 - Go Play: City Sports - Jump Start: Pet Rescue Xbox 360: - The Beatles: Rock Band - Capcom Platinum Hits Triple Pack - Darkest of Days - DIRT 2 - Qubed - Sonic & Knuckles (online) PlayStation 3: - The Beatles: Rock Band - DIRT 2 - LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition Nintendo DS: - Ant Nation - DIRT 2 - Imagine: Detective - IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey - My Virtual Tutor Reading: Pre K - K - My Virtual Tutor Reading: K - 1st - My Virtual Tutor Reading: 1st - 2nd PlayStation Portable: - DIRT 2 - Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days - IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey PC: - Darkest of Days - Fallen Earth: Welcome to Apocalypse - Time of Shadows - War Leaders: Clash of Nations - Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon Harmonix's Beatles-themed band simulation title The Beatles: Rock Band is set to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii in North America this week. Other standout debuts include Codemasters' rally racing sequel DIRT 2, the Q Entertainment compilation Qubed, and a PSP port for NIS America's strategy-RPG Disgaea 2. Games Released in Europe: Nintendo Wii: - The Beatles: Rock Band - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Colin McRae: DIRT 2 - Guitar Hero 5 - Love is...in Bloom - Mary King's Riding School 2 - Mini Ninjas Xbox 360: - The Beatles: Rock Band - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Colin McRae: DIRT 2 - Guitar Hero 5 - Mini Ninjas - Section 8 PlayStation 3: - The Beatles: Rock Band - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Colin McRae: DIRT 2 - Guitar Hero 5 - Mini Ninjas PlayStation 2: - Guitar Hero 5 Nintendo DS: - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Colin McRae: DIRT 2 - Diva Girls: Princess on Ice 2 - Jacqueline Wilson's Tracy Beaker: The Game - Mean Girls - Mini Ninjas - My Beauty Salon PlayStation Portable: - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Colin McRae: DIRT 2 PC: - Championship Manager 2010 - Dawn of Magic 2 - Mini Ninjas - Section 8 The Beatles: Rock Band will see a simultaneous release in Europe this week, where it will arrive alongside a debuting Guitar Hero 5. Gamers in the UK will also see the worldwide multiplatform premiere of the film tie-in title Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, along with other region-exclusive titles like Championship Manager 2010 and Mean Girls. Games Released in Japan: PlayStation 3: - Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Nintendo DS: - Arabians Lost - Pocket Monsters HeartGold - Pocket Monsters SoulSilver PlayStation Portable: - Maplus: Portable Navi 3 It's a quiet week in Japan, with the PlayStation 3 version of Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution amounting to the region's sole console release for the week. Portable platforms see significantly more action, with the Nintendo DS hosting a pair of new Pokemon releases. Pocket Monsters HeartGold and SoulSilver are remakes of Pokemon Gold and Silver, both of which originally debuted for the Game Boy Color platform in 2000. The Nintendo DS will additionally receive a port of Prototype's visual novel Arabians Lost this week, while PSP owners get the GPS navigation software Maplus: Portable Navi 3.

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