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 a custom compiled list.
This week brings AMY, Choplifter HD, and ZEN Pinball 3D to digital platforms stateside, while Crush3D headlines this week's offerings in Europe.
The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending January 14th, 2012.
Games Released in the United States:
While no retail titles are set to debut stateside this week, a variety of downloadable releases will premiere across all platforms. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are set to receive VectorCell's survival horror title AMY, along with a remake of Dan Gorlin's classic Apple II shooter Choplifter.
A compilation of pinball tables from Zen Pinball and Pinball FX (including Shaman, Eldorado, Excalibur and Earth Defense) will arrive in the 3DS eShop as ZEN Pinball 3D on Thursday, while a new entry in The Learning Company's Carmen Sandiego series debuts for WiiWare.
- Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Case of the Crumbling Cathedral (WiiWare)
- AMY (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Choplifter HD (Xbox Live Arcade)
- AMY (PlayStation Network)
- Choplifter HD (PlayStation Network)
- ZEN Pinball 3D (3DSWare)
- Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition (DSiWare)
- Choplifter HD (online)
- Conquer 2.0: Invasions of Pirates (online)
Games Released in Europe:
An expanded 3DS version of Sega's dimension-hopping PSP puzzler Crush is the only retail title set to see release this week in Europe, according to retailer GAME.
Games Released in Japan:
A new entry in Banpresto's Super Robot Taisen strategy-RPG series debuts in Japan this week, joining Prototype's PlayStation 3 visual novel Time Leap, Ubisoft's The Adventures of Tintin: The Game, and Namco Bandai's Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble for the 3DS (released stateside last year as Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy).
- Time Leap
- Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble
- Tintin no Bouken: Unicorn-Gou no Himitsu
- Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin II - Revelation of Evil God