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Release This: Wii Fit, Haze, SingStar Highlight Eventful Week In U.S.

Gamasutra's latest "Release This!" examines a week that sees Wii Fit and the first PS3 edition of SingStar debut in North America, while The Orange Box and MotorStorm Complete premiere in Japan.
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. Nintendo's Wii Fit will make its awaited North American debut this week, accompanied by the first PlayStation 3 edition of Sony's SingStar series. The PS3 will also soon host the worldwide premiere of Free Radical's Haze, while MMORPG fans in the U.S. and Europe prepare for the impending PC release of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending May 24th, 2008. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii:
- Wii Fit

Xbox 360:
- UEFA EURO 2008

PlayStation 3:
- Haze
- SingStar
- UEFA EURO 2008

PlayStation 2:
- UEFA EURO 2008
PlayStation Portable:
- UEFA EURO 2008

PC:
- Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
- Dracula: Origin
- The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure
- Theatre of War
Nintendo's Wii Fit arrives Stateside this week, following recent and successful debuts in Europe and Japan. Given its high level of demand and a shortage of supply seen elsewhere in the world, the title is likely to be a difficult find in its first week of release, as many retailers have ceased accepting Wii Fit preorders in the weeks leading up to its U.S. debut. On other platforms, Sony's SingStar karaoke franchise makes its PlayStation 3 debut in North America this week, arriving months after its launch in the UK late last year. In addition to the core retail SingStar package released this week, Sony promises that a broad variety of expanded content will soon be available for purchase online. Also premiering this week is the Free Radical-developed Haze, a PS3-exclusive first-person shooter that has remained one of the platform's most anticipated releases over the last several months. Soccer fans can expect a localization of EA's UEFA EURO 2008 across multiple platforms, as PC gamers plan for the awaited debut of the fantasy-themed MMORPG Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Games Released in Europe:
Nintendo Wii:
- Battle of the Bands
- Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
- The Secret Files: Tunguska

Xbox 360:
- Final Fantasy XI: Vana'diel Collection 2008
- Rock Band

PlayStation 3:
- Haze

PlayStation 2:
- Let's Ride: Silver Buckle Stables
Nintendo DS:
- Allied Ace Pilots
- Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
- Hi Hamtaro! Little Hamsters Big Adventure
- Mary King's Riding School
- The Secret Files: Tunguska

PC:
- 101 Dino Pets
- Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
- Final Fantasy XI: Vana'diel Collection 2008
- The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure
- TrackMania United Forever
Haze also finds its way to Europe this week, premiering alongside a long-awaited European release for Rock Band and a handful of region-exclusive multiplatform titles like The Secret Files: Tunguska and Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli. DS owners can expect to see additional UK exclusives, including Mary King's Riding School, Allied Ace Pilots, and a translated English version of Hi Hamtaro! Little Hamsters Big Adventure. Games Released in Japan:
Nintendo Wii:
- Doubutsu Kisoutengai!
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
- Wi-Fi Taiou: Gensen Table Game Wii

Xbox 360:
- The Orange Box
- Stranglehold

PlayStation 3:
- Haze
- MotorStorm Complete

PlayStation 2:
- Princess Nightmare
- Slotter Up Mania 10: Pioneer Special 3
Nintendo DS:
- Genmu no Kiri to Ken no Okite
- Hercules no Eikou: Tamashii no Shoumei
- Hiiro no Kakera DS
- Narnia Kuni Monogatari Dai-2-Shou: Caspian Ouji no Tsunobue
- Ochaken no Heya DS 3
- Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou!
- Shoho Kara wa Hajimeru Otona no Eitango Renshuu
- Simple DS Series Vol. 36: Arc de Minitsuku! Toeic Test Bunpou Tokkun Hen
- Simple DS Series Vol. 37: Arc de Minitsuku! Toeic Test Listening Kyouka Hen
- Simple DS Series Vol. 38: Arc de Manabu! Toeic Test Hajimete Hen

PlayStation Portable:
- Daisenryaku VII Exceed
Valve's The Orange Box compilation premieres in Japan this week on the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 is set to receive an enhanced (and thus far Japan-only) version of MotorStorm, meanwhile, as Wii owners get the online-enabled board game collection Wi-Fi Taiou: Gensen Table Game Wii and a localized version of Guitar Hero III. The Nintendo DS sees the bulk of this week's release activity, with Hiiro no Kakera DS and the latest chapter in the long-running Hercules no Eikou RPG franchise serving as anticipated highlights. Nintendo's portable will also receive Sega's baseball team management sim Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! in the coming week, along with a selection of budget-priced educational software in D3's Simple DS Series.

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