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Release This:  Xenoblade Chronicles, Kinect Star Wars  arrive stateside

Release This: Xenoblade Chronicles, Kinect Star Wars arrive stateside

April 2, 2012 | By Danny Cowan




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 Xenoblade Chronicles and Kinect Star Wars to retailers stateside, while Colors! 3D and The Pinball Arcade headline the week's digital lineup.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending April 7th, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

Following an outpouring of fan support and multiple petitions (bolstered by the prominent Operation Rainfall campaign), a localized version of Monolith Soft's acclaimed Nintendo Wii RPG Xenoblade Chronicles hits North American shores this week. The game is available exclusively via preorder at GameStop and Nintendo's online store.

Other major console releases shipping to stores this week include Capcom's multiplatform Devil May Cry series compilation Devil May Cry HD Collection and the motion-controlled Kinect Star Wars for the Xbox 360.

Collecting Smiles' homebrew-turned-3DSWare app Colors! 3D headlines this week's digital lineup, while PC platforms host Demiurge Studios' Shoot Many Robots and the sci-fi first-person shooter sequel Blacklight: Retribution.

Nintendo Wii:
- Titanic Mystery
- Xenoblade Chronicles

Xbox 360:
- Devil May Cry HD Collection
- Fallout 3 & Oblivion Double Pack
- Kinect Star Wars
- The Pinball Arcade (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Skullgirls (Xbox Live Arcade)

PlayStation 3:
- Devil May Cry HD Collection
- I Am Alive (PlayStation Network)
- Pro Angler Moves

Nintendo 3DS:
- Colors! 3D (3DSWare)

Nintendo DS:
- Titanic Mystery

PC:
- Blacklight: Retribution (online)
- Confrontation (online)
- Fallout 3 & Oblivion Double Pack
- IGT Slots: Diamond Galaxy
- Shoot Many Robots (online)
- Tropico 4: Modern Times (DLC)

Games Released in Europe:

Sega's 3DS rhythm-action game Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure arrives in Europe several months in advance of its scheduled July release in North America. Also premiering this week are Koei's Warriors Orochi 3 and the multiplatform aerial combat title Top Gun: Hard Lock.

Nintendo Wii:
- Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Xbox 360:
- Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
- Devil May Cry HD Collection
- Kinect Star Wars
- Top Gun: Hard Lock
- Warriors Orochi 3

PlayStation 3:
- Devil May Cry HD Collection
- Top Gun: Hard Lock
- Warriors Orochi 3

Nintendo 3DS:
- Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

Nintendo DS:
- Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
- The Golden Bird of Paradise
- Jewel Quest 5
- Little Charley Bear

PC:
- Panzer Corps
- The Train Giant

Games Released in Japan:

Banpresto's awaited strategy-RPG sequel Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saiseihen hits the PSP in Japan this week, arriving on store shelves alongside Culture Brain's Oshare Princess: Oshare ni Koi Shite 2 Plus and D3's Dream C Club spin-off Mahjong * Dream Club.

Xbox 360:
- Kinect Star Wars

PlayStation 3:
- Mahjong * Dream Club

Nintendo 3DS:
- Poyo Poyo Kansatsu Nikki
- TOEIC Test Chousoku Training

Nintendo DS:
- Oshare Princess: Oshare ni Koi Shite 2 Plus

PlayStation Portable:
- Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saiseihen


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