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Release This: Tomb Raider, Animal Crossing Head Worldwide Lineup

Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Left 4 Dead, Tomb Raider Underworld, and Animal Crossing: City Folk stateside, as Europe receives LocoRoco 2 and Japan gets the long-awaited Ni
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. A large number of new releases are scheduled to hit North America in the coming week, with highlights including Left 4 Dead, Tomb Raider Underworld, and Animal Crossing: City Folk. Europe will soon get an early look at LocoRoco 2, while Japan gets the long-awaited Nintendo DS remake of Chrono Trigger. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending November 22nd, 2008. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii: - AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack - Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun - AMF Bowling World Lanes - Animal Crossing: City Folk - Bolt - Castlevania: Judgment - Championship Foosball - Cooking Mama World Kitchen - Gallop & Ride! - Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 - Merv Griffin's Crosswords - Monkey Mischief: Party Time - Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor - Need for Speed Undercover - NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 - Petz Crazy Monkeyz - Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party - Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 - Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - Skate City Heroes - Skate It - Sonic Unleashed - Target Toss Pro: Bags - Tomb Raider Underworld - Ultimate Band - Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge Xbox 360: - Bolt - Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 - The Last Remnant - Left 4 Dead - Lips - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - Naruto: The Broken Bond - NCAA Basketball 09 - Need for Speed Undercover - NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 - Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 - Shaun White Snowboarding - Ski Doo: Snowmobile Challenge - Sonic Unleashed - Tomb Raider Underworld - Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge - You're in the Movies PlayStation 3: - Alone In The Dark: Inferno - Bolt - Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - NCAA Basketball 09 - Need for Speed Undercover - NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 - Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 - Shaun White Snowboarding - Ski Doo: Snowmobile Challenge - Tomb Raider UnderworldPlayStation 2: - Bolt - Dynasty Warriors 6 - NCAA Basketball 09 - Need for Speed Undercover - NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 - Rock Band 2 - Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 - Shaun White Snowboarding - Ski & Shoot - Sonic Unleashed - Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge Nintendo DS: - Bolt - Cradle of Rome - Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades - Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams - Imagine: Ballet Star - Imagine: Movie Star - Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine - Luminous Arc 2 - Metal Slug 7 - Need for Speed Undercover - Petz Catz Clan - Petz Monkeyz House - Petz Rescue: Endangered Paradise - Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party - Robocalypse - Rune Factory 2 - Skate It - Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff - Tomb Raider Underworld - Tony Hawk's Motion/Hue Pixel Painter - Ultimate Band - Winter Sports 2: The Next Challenge PlayStation Portable: - Need for Speed Undercover - Shaun White Snowboarding PC: - Bolt - Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual - CSI: NY - Everquest II: The Shadow Odyssey - Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods - Left 4 Dead - Legendary - Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria - Need for Speed Undercover - Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir - The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff - Spore Comic Book Creator - Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack - Tomb Raider Underworld

Tomb Raider Underworld, Left 4 Dead, and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe figure among the many anticipated multiplatform titles hitting store shelves in the United States this week. A number of awaited platform-exclusive titles are also set to debut in the coming days. Wii owners can expect to see Animal Crossing: City Folk, Castlevania: Judgment, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen. The Xbox 360 will soon receive Square Enix's The Last Remnant and karaoke sim Lips, while the PlayStation 3 gets an upgraded port of Atari's Alone in the Dark. The Nintendo DS will see a busy release week as well, with notable premieres including the side-scrolling shooter sequel Metal Slug 7, Harvest Moon subseries sequel Rune Factory 2, and Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades. Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii: - Disney Sing It - Hasbro Family Game Night - The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Need for Speed: Undercover - Rubiks Puzzle World - Shrek's Carnival Craze - Skate It - Tomb Raider Underworld - TV Show King Party Xbox 360: - Armored Core For Answer - The Last Remnant - Left 4 Dead - The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Lips - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - Naruto: The Broken Bond - Need for Speed: Undercover - Rise of the Argonauts - Rock Band 2 - Tomb Raider Underworld PlayStation 3: - The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - Need for Speed: Undercover - Rapala Fishing Frenzy - Rise of the Argonauts - Tomb Raider UnderworldPlayStation 2: - Hasbro Family Game Night - The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - My Horse & Me 2 - Need for Speed: Undercover - Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition - Shrek's Carnival Craze Nintendo DS: - Barbie Fashion Show: Eye for Style - Imagine: Gymnast - Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome - The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Metal Slug 7 - My Little Baby - Need for Speed: Undercover - Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Sam Power: Fireman - Sam Power: Handyman - Sam Power: Policeman - Shrek's Carnival Craze - Skate It - Tomb Raider Underworld - Tony Hawk's Motion/Hue Pixel Painter PlayStation Portable: - LocoRoco 2 - Need for Speed: Undercover PC: - Everquest II: The Shadow Odyssey - Left 4 Dead - Need for Speed: Undercover - Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir - Rise of the Argonauts - The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff - Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack - Tomb Raider Underworld

Sony's action-puzzler sequel LocoRoco 2 premieres in the UK this week, arriving several days in advance of its scheduled Japanese release date. Codemasters' multiplatform action-RPG Rise of the Argonauts is also set to make its worldwide debut in the UK this week. Europe otherwise shares many of this week's planned releases with the United States, including highlights like Left 4 Dead, Need for Speed Undercover, and Tomb Raider Underworld. Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii: - Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Kindan no Yami no Delta - Machi e Ikouyo: Doubutsu no Mori - Sugoro Chronicle: Migite ni Ken o Hidarite ni Saikoro o Xbox 360: - The Last Remnant - Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - Otomedius Gorgeous PlayStation 3: - Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - MotorStorm 2 PlayStation 2: - Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Kindan no Yami no Delta - Koihime Musou - Koisuru Otome to Shugo no Tate: The Shield of AIGIS - Mercenaries 2: World in FlamesNintendo DS: - Chrono Trigger - Okada Toshio no Itsumademo DEBU to Omounayo: DS Recording Diet - Saka-Tsuku DS: Touch and Direct - Tomyka Hero: Rescue Force DS PlayStation Portable: - Clank & Ratchet: Maru Hi Mission * Ignition - Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam - Prinny: Ore ga Shujinkou de Iinsuka? PC: - Aoi Shiro - Left 4 Dead - Lineage II: 2nd Throne Extra Kit - Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 4.0

Konami's Gradius series follow-up Otomedius Gorgeous is set to hit the Xbox 360 in Japan this week, arriving alongside anticipated console offerings like The Last Remnant and MotorStorm 2. On portables, the Nintendo DS will soon host a remake of the classic Super NES RPG Chrono Trigger, while PSP owners will see a new Gundam-licensed title, Clank & Ratchet: Maru Hi Mission * Ignition (Secret Agent Clank), and the Disgaea spinoff action game Prinny: Ore ga Shujinkou de Iinsuka?

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