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Release This: Japan Gets Heroes, Innocence; SingStar Hits UK PS3s

Gamasutra's latest "Release This!" details another busy week in Japan, highlighted by long awaited RPGs Tales of Innocence and Lost Odyssey, as well as Grasshopper Manufacture's Wii exclusive No More Heroes, as SingStar lands o
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. Japan will see the bulk of this week's biggest new releases, with Tales of Innocence and Lost Odyssey taking center stage, while titles like No More Heroes and Arkanoid DS promise to find an audience both in Japan and overseas. Europe, meanwhile, will score a pair of high-profile PSP sequels in Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice and WipeOut Pulse, along with the awaited debut of SingStar for the PlayStation 3. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending December 8th, 2007. Games Released in the United States:
Nintendo Wii:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
- Godzilla Unleashed
- The Golden Compass
- Jenga
- Myth Makers: Super Kart GP

Xbox 360:
- Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2
- The Golden Compass

PlayStation 3:
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
- The Golden Compass

PlayStation 2:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- The Golden Compass
Nintendo DS:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- American Girl: Julie Finds a Way
- Draglade
- The Golden Compass
- Left Brain Right Brain
- Strawberry Shortcake: The Four Seasons Cake
- Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008

PlayStation Portable:
- Beowulf: The Game
- The Golden Compass
- Warriors of the Lost Empire

PC:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Universe at War: Earth Assault
A flood of multiplatform ports for titles like Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Golden Compass makes for a slightly more substantial U.S. release week, following last week's trickle of offerings. Most of these titles are based upon licensed properties, however, and few stand out in comparison to the many big-name hits released throughout November. Unreal Tournament III for the PlayStation 3 promises to be the highlight of next week's release lineup, meanwhile, as rumors suggest that Rock Band's PlayStation 2 debut may be pushed back to 2008. Games Released in Europe:
Nintendo Wii:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Catz
- Cheggers Party Quiz
- Cranium
- Dogz
- Link's Crossbow Training
- Myth Makers: Super Kart GP
- Pokemon Battle Revolution
- Telly Addicts
- Tomb Raider: Anniversary
- Top Trumps Adventures
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Xbox 360:
- Dancing Stage Universe
- Hot Wheels: Beat That!
- Soldier of Fortune: Payback

PlayStation 3:
- Medal of Honor: Airborne
- SingStar
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
- World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets

PlayStation 2:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Tag Force Evolution
Nintendo DS:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Barbie as The Island Princess
- Hot Wheels: Beat That!
- Myst
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat
- Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command

PlayStation Portable:
- Beowulf: The Game
- Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
- NBA Live 08
- Pimp My Ride
- Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
- SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike
- Sonic Rivals 2
- Telly Addicts
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2
- WipeOut Pulse

PC:
- The Golden Compass
- Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
- Soldier of Fortune: Payback
The PlayStation 3 will see a banner week in the UK, where the critically acclaimed Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and the highly anticipated next-gen debut of SingStar will see release in the coming days. The PSP will receive a boost as well, with a pair of Europe-exclusive sequels in Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice and WipeOut Pulse. Extreme Justice is not expected to see a U.S. release until 2008, while WipeOut Pulse has not yet received a release date for any region outside of Europe and Australia. Games Released in Japan:
Nintendo Wii:
- Disney Princess: Mahou no Sekai e
- Doraemon Wii: Himitsu Douguou Ketteisen!
- Haneru no Tobira Wii: Girigirissu
- Minna de Asobou! Namco Carnival
- No More Heroes
- Rabbids Party Returns
- Tamagotchi no Furifuri Kagekidan

Xbox 360:
- Atsumare! Pinata: Let's Party
- Bee Movie Game
- Conan
- Lost Odyssey
- Momotarou Dentetsu 16 Gold
- Virtua Fighter 5 Live Arena

PlayStation 3:
- Conan
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- Uncharted: El Dorado no Hihou

PlayStation 2:
- Disney Princess: Mahou no Sekai e
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- Shoukan Shoujo: Elemental Girl Calling
- Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters GX: Tag Force Evolution
Nintendo DS:
- Arkanoid DS
- Boku to Sim no Machi: Resort ni Genki o Torimodosou!
- Gintama Gin-Oh Quest: Gin-san ga Tenshoku shitari Sekai wo Sukuttari
- Haneru no Tobira DS: Tanshuku Tetsudou no Yoru
- Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers
- K-1 World GP
- Kokoro wo Yasumeru Otona no Nurie DS 2
- Maru Kaite DonDon Oboeru: Kyoui no Tsugawa Shiki Kanji Kioku Jutsu - Kiso Gakushuu Hen
- Nep League DS
- Pororon! Dokomodake DS
- Power Pro Kun Pocket 10
- Tales of Innocence
- Tomodachi Tsukurou! Mahou no Koukan Nikki
- Yozemi no Center Shoujun Series: Eigo Hen

PlayStation Portable:
- Chronicle of Dungeon Maker II
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Mahjong Haoh Portable: Dankyuu Battle
- Minna no Golf Portable 2
- Silent Hill Zero
- Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida.

PC:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
- Civilization IV Deluxe Pack
- Ragnarok Online 5th Anniversary Package
Japan's recent upswing in the number and quality of its weekly releases continues this week, with Amazon.co.jp reporting the highest preorder numbers for the Nintendo DS Tales series sequel Tales of Innocence and the Mistwalker-developed Xbox 360 RPG Lost Odyssey. The Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee sequel Minna no Golf Portable 2 also promises to be one of the week's biggest titles, as does fellow PSP debut Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida. Finally, Killer 7 creators Grasshopper Manufacture will release the anticipated Wii exclusive action title No More Heroes.

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