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Release This:  Dyad, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD  head up digital debuts

Release This: Dyad, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD head up digital debuts

July 16, 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 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD and Dyad to digital download platforms in North America, while Japan gets Kirby's Dream Collection and Rune Factory 4.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending July 21st, 2012.

Games Released in the United States:

Several high-profile downloadable titles are set to launch during a slow retail release week in North America, including Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, an Xbox Live Arcade compilation featuring fan-favorite elements from Activision's extreme sports franchise.

The PlayStation 3 is set to host the futuristic racer Dyad and downloadable versions of Capcom's formerly Wii-exclusive Resident Evil Chronicles games, meanwhile, as SmileBoom's BASIC programming toolset Petit Computer premieres for the Nintendo DSi and 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS owners can also expect to see Square Enix's Heroes of Ruin, an action-RPG that uses the platform's StreetPass and SpotPass functionality for item trading and expanded content.

Xbox 360:
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (Xbox Live Arcade)

PlayStation 3:
- Dyad (PlayStation Network)
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (PlayStation Network)
- Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (PlayStation Network)

Nintendo 3DS:
- Heroes of Ruin
- The Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels (3DSWare)

Nintendo DS:
- Petit Computer (DSiWare)

PC:
- Maestia: Rise of Keledus (online)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Collection

Games Released in Europe:

An English-language version of Square Enix's 3DS action-RPG Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance ships in Europe this week, arriving a week in advance of its North American debut. Also hitting the 3DS this week is Reef Entertainment's retro puzzler Boulder Dash-XL 3D, which will launch stateside in September.

Nintendo 3DS:
- Boulder Dash-XL 3D
- Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

PC:
- International Cricket Captain 2012
- Rift: Ultimate Edition

Games Released in Japan:

The series-spanning Hoshi no Kirby: 20-Shuunen Special Collection premieres in Japan this week, offering a compilation of six classic games starring Nintendo's mascot character Kirby. The game will arrive in North America in September, as Kirby's Dream Collection.

Also shipping in Japan this week are Konami's multiplatform baseball franchise update Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012, Namco Bandai's PSP RPG Digimon World Re:Digitize, and Neverland's Harvest Moon subseries sequel Rune Factory 4.

Nintendo Wii:
- Hoshi no Kirby: 20-Shuunen Special Collection

Xbox 360:
- Assassin's Creed I+II Welcome Pack

PlayStation 3:
- Assassin's Creed I+II Welcome Pack
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012
- Sangoku Hime: Senkou no Taika - Akatsuki no Haryuu

Nintendo 3DS:
- Dora Kazu: Nobita no Suuji Daibouken
- Rayman: Origins
- Rune Factory 4

PlayStation Vita:
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012

PlayStation Portable:
- Agarest Senki Mariage
- Airu De Puzzle
- Digimon World Re:Digitize
- Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2012
- Kimikare ~Shingakki~
- Musou Orochi 2 Special
- Shin Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. Toki no Gakuen
- Time Travelers
- Toki No Kizuna


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