The Escapist's Official Game Release Date Calendar - New Status Update

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[HEADING=1]Official Game Release Calendar[/HEADING]


[small]Find all you need concerning the release dates of your favourite titles. Formatting courtesy of [user]Claymorez[/user].[/small]

I'm not much one for introductions, but here we go. My name is EcksTeaSea and some of you might have seen me post around here for a while now. Awhile ago I had an idea of a game release calendar for the Escapist to put on the main page where every date can be found instead of going around and searching for them on various sites. Couple nights ago I sent a mail to [user]Spinwhiz[/user] and asked about the status of my idea and said if the editorial couldn't do it right now, I would be happy to do it myself. They gave me the go ahead so here it is...

WELCOME TO THE ESCAPIST GAME RELEASE DATE CALENDAR

Here you will find every the dates for every game for UK, AU, and NA. I have done to the best of my ability that I can to make sure that these dates are correct.

Credit will be given where credit is due to anyone who comes up with things or ideas to make this better and neater.

I hope to continue working on this and for people to submit ideas and eventually have a couple of people helping me with this for fact checking and such. Hope you all like it and no longer will have to go around looking for dates, its all here now (for the most part).

Please don't flame other users or start arguments in here. Talk about the games you are excited for and whatever else, but I don't want to see flaming in here. I made this thread in hopes I could help people, but I will gladly ask for it to be shut down at any point if people start acting really bad to each other.

[HEADING=3]Update Status[/HEADING]

15/12/2011 - School has ended for me now and I now that I have nothing to do during the day, I am pleased to announce I am going to start working on release dates again.

[HEADING=3] Notices/Notes[/HEADING]
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON VAGUENESS!!! I'm starting to notice that dates are getting really vague and I am trying my best to give you guys the best guess of when the game will actually come out. Many sites have conflicting dates and info so please bear with me.

[HEADING=3]Milestones[/HEADING]
HUZZAH! 1000 VIEWS! - May 28.
Hot damn, 2000 views! - June 23.
3000/4000 views! Thank you for coming around to check out dates (Forgot to label when I had 3000 views) - September 5.



[li]All dates are NA unless said otherwise.[/li]

[li]These dates are correct as far as my fact checking goes. If you spot anything wrong, please tell me and I will correct it right away.[/li]

[li]Any games that I might have missed notify me and I will add it.[/li]

[li]I will not be adding anything for NGP until the actual handheld comes out.[/li]

How To Read said:
[HEADING=3]Console[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Game Title[/HEADING]

[li]NA Date: Day/Month/Year.[/li]
[li]UK Date: Day/Month/Year.[/li]
[li]AU Date: Day/Month/Year.[/li]

[HEADING=1]. [/HEADING]


15/12/2011 - School has ended for me now and I now that I have nothing to do during the day, I am pleased to announce I am going to start working on release dates again.


[HEADING=1]For September[/HEADING]​


[HEADING=3]Dead Island[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
UK: 9/9/2011
AU: 9/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Driver San Francisco[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
UK: 2/9/2011
AU: 4/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Rise of Nightmares[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
UK: 9/9/2011
AU: 8/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Warhammer 40k Space Marine[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
UK: 9/9/2011
AU: 8/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Crimson Alliance[/HEADING]
NA: 7/9/2011
UK: 7/9/2011
AU: 7/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Nicktoons MLB[/HEADING]
NA: 13/9/2011
UK: 28/9/2011 (Not exactly sure)
AU: No date. I assume its the same as EU if anything.

[HEADING=3]The Gunstringer[/HEADING]
NA: 13/9/2011
UK: Wikipedia says 16/9/2011 while Amazon says 30/9/2011.
AU: No date. I assume its the same as EU if anything.

[HEADING=3]NHL 12[/HEADING]
NA: 13/9/2011
UK: 9/9/2011
AU: 15/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Supremacy MMA[/HEADING]
NA: Gamstop and Gamepro have it as 13/9/2011 while VGreleases has it at 27/9/2011.
UK: 23/9/2011
AU: VGreleases has it set for Sept 2012 so no idea.

[HEADING=3]F1 2011[/HEADING]
NA: 20/9/2011
UK: 23/9/2011
AU: 22/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Gears of War 3[/HEADING]
NA: 20/9/2011
UK: 20/9/2011
AU: 20/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Resident Evil 4 HD[/HEADING]
NA: 20/9/2011
EU: 20/9/2011. Assuming its the same as NA.
AU: Couldn't find a date. Assuming its like NA if anything.

[HEADING=3]Otomedius Excellent[/HEADING]
NA: 20/9/2011.
EU: Couldn't find a date.
AU: Couldn't find a date.

[HEADING=3]Tropico 4[/HEADING]
NA: Gamepro and VGreleases have it as 20/9/2011 while Gamestop and Gamespot have it at 27/9/2011
UK: 16/9/2011
AU: Same date as EU if anything, otherwise no idea.

[HEADING=3]Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 27/9/2011. Assuming same date as NA
AU: Couldn't find a date. Assuming its like NA if anything.

[HEADING=3]Defenders of Ardania[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 27/9/2011
AU: Couldn't find a date listed, but assuming its like NA if anything.

[HEADING=3]Fifa Soccer 12[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 30/9/2011
AU: 29/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Pro Evolution Soccer 2012[/HEADING]
NA: VGreleases and Gamepro have it as 27/9/2011 while Wikipedia has it at 29/9/2011.
EU: Wikipedia has it at 29/9/2011 while Amazon UK has it at 14/10/2011.
AU: 13/10/2011

[HEADING=3]X-Men Destiny[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 30/9/2011
AU: 5/10/2011

[HEADING=3]Dead Island[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
UK: 9/9/2011
AU: 9/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Driver San Francisco[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
UK: 2/9/2011
AU: 4/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Resistance 3[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
EU: 9/9/2011
AU: 8/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Warhammer 40k Space Marine[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
UK: 9/9/2011
AU: 8/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
EU: 26/10/2011
AU: Couldn't find a date.

[HEADING=3]BloodRayne Betrayal[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
EU: Assuming same date as NA.
AU: Assuming same date as NA.

[HEADING=3]God of War: Origins Collection[/HEADING]
NA: 13/9/2011
EU: Assuming same date as NA.
AU: Assuming same date as NA.

[HEADING=3]White Knight Chronicles 2[/HEADING]
NA: 13/9/2011
EU: Out.
AU: Out.

[HEADING=3]NHL 12[/HEADING]
NA: 13/9/2011
UK: 9/9/2011
AU: 15/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Fifa Soccer 12[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 30/9/2011
AU: 29/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Pro Evolution Soccer 2012[/HEADING]
NA: VGreleases and Gamepro have it as 27/9/2011 while Wikipedia has it at 29/9/2011.
EU: Wikipedia has it at 29/9/2011 while Amazon UK has it at 14/10/2011.
AU: 13/10/2011

[HEADING=3]X-Men Destiny[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 30/9/2011
AU: 5/10/2011

[HEADING=3]Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: No date listed, but I assume its same as NA if anything or not coming out in this region.
AU: No date listed, but I assume its same as NA if anything or not coming out in this region.

[HEADING=3]The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: Amazon UK has it at 30/9/2011 while Eurogamer has it at 28/9/2011.
AU: 29/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: Amazon UK and Game UK have it at 16/9/2011 while Eurogamer has it at 23/9/2011
AU: No date listed, but assuming its NA if anything.

[HEADING=3]Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 27/9/2011. Assuming same date as NA
AU: Couldn't find a date. Assuming its like NA if anything.

[HEADING=3]Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland[/HEADING] - Thanks to [user]RedEyesBlackGamer[/user] for the heads up.
NA: 9/27/2011
EU: GAME UK says its released while Amazon UK has it at 30/9/2011.
AU: None listed.

[HEADING=3]Defenders of Ardania[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 27/9/2011
AU: Couldn't find a date listed, but assuming its like NA if anything.

[HEADING=3]Supremacy MMA[/HEADING]
NA: Gamstop and Gamepro have it as 13/9/2011 while VGreleases has it at 27/9/2011.
UK: 23/9/2011
AU: VGreleases has it set for Sept 2012 so no idea.

[HEADING=3]Driver San Francisco[/HEADING]
NA: 6/9/2011
UK: 2/9/2011
AU: 4/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Nicktoons MLB[/HEADING]
NA: 13/9/2011
UK: 28/9/2011 (Not exactly sure)
AU: No date. I assume its the same as EU if anything.

[HEADING=3]Bit Trip Complete[/HEADING]
NA: 13/9/2011
EU: Couldn't find a date, assuming same as NA if anything.
AU: Couldn't find a date, assuming same as NA if anything.

[HEADING=3]X-Men Destiny[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 30/9/2011
AU: 5/10/2011

[HEADING=3]Fifa Soccer 12[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: 30/9/2011
AU: 29/9/2011

[HEADING=3]Pro Evolution Soccer 2012[/HEADING]
NA: VGreleases and Gamepro have it as 27/9/2011 while Wikipedia has it at 29/9/2011.
EU: Wikipedia has it at 29/9/2011 while Amazon UK has it at 14/10/2011.
AU: 13/10/2011

[HEADING=3]Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny[/HEADING]
NA: 27/9/2011
EU: No date listed, but I assume its same as NA if anything or not coming out in this region.
AU: No date listed, but I assume its same as NA if anything or not coming out in this region.

[HEADING=1]. [/HEADING]

Changelog:
[li]Changed date format include year and added color to stand out more. Thanks to [user]Timelord[/user] and [user]Flying-Emu[/user] for giving me the heads up on those. - May 25.[/li]
[li]Spoiler box for the introduction. Thanks to [user]SirBryghtside[/user] for the idea. - May 26.[/li]
[li]Massive update to the format. Massive thanks to [user]havass[/user], [user]fayathon[/user], [user]Jedamethis[/user], [user]SirBryghtside[/user], and [user]Caramel Frappe[/user] for giving me all the ideas on the spoiler boxes and headers, would have never thought of it without them. Thanks to [user]Empireth[/user] for helping me try to figure out the mark up when I randomly asked. Thanks to [user]Sevre[/user] for pointing me in [user]Claymorez[/user] direction for help with formatting. - May 26.[/li]
[li]A new format added. This is a test format with the idea given to me by [user]SirBryghtside[/user] and [user]Squid94[/user]. - May 27.[/li]
[li]Final format chosen, thank you to everyone above that gave me ideas on getting to it! You guys are awesome. - May 28.[/li]
[li]Changed format of dates to day/month/year. Thanks to [user]Empireth[/user] for suggesting it! -May 28.[/li]
[li]Format redone almost entirely by Claymorez - June 11.[/li]

Future Update:
[li]Some sort of banner for the title.[/li]
[li]More indie game dates.[/li]
[li]Reviews linking to the games once they are out.[/li]
[li]Prices of games.[/li]
[li]Spoiler boxes/subheadings(Thanks to [user]Jedamethis[/user] and [user]Fayathon[/user] for the idea) - Completed.[/li]
[li]Forum markup to make titles/dates bigger and easier to see. (Thanks to [user]Jedamethis[/user] for the idea) - Completed.[/li]
[li]Different colors for game titles and regions to make for easier looking. - Completed.[/li]
[li]Short description of the game (Thanks to [user]Souplex[/user] for the idea).[/li]
[li]Day/month/year format (Thanks to [user]Empireth[/user] for the idea). - Completed. [/li]
[li]Separate boxes for exclusives and a single box for multi-platform games (Thanks to [user]TheNumber1Zero[/user] for the idea).[/li]
[li]Small picture or something next to the title so its not just a bunch of text.[/li]
[li]Listing for games recently added.[/li]
 

Zirat

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Oooh, this is handy. And is actually kinda easy to go through, so that's a plus.

Bookmarked for future reference, thanks for pulling this together. Saves me a fair bit of time.
 

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Zirat said:
Oooh, this is handy. And is actually kinda easy to go through, so that's a plus.

Bookmarked for future reference, thanks for pulling this together. Saves me a fair bit of time.
Sweet. Glad you didn't have any problems going through. I thought stuff was a bit too bunched up.
TheYellowCellPhone said:
Handy. And sticky'd too. I'll be sure to check back here every once in a while.
It shall always be updated and ready. I'll try and make sure its always a few months ahead of time.
 

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EcksTeaSea said:
TimeLord said:
Nice idea. Will be Bookmarked by me :)
Yay! Did you find everything all right to read?
I was a bit confused by the bold numbers at first until I realised they were dates. Personally, it might be better if you put 6/7/11 or 6/7/2011 etc to make it easier to read. A bit redundant yes, but it might point them out more as dates but that's just me :)
 

SovietSecrets

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TimeLord said:
EcksTeaSea said:
TimeLord said:
Nice idea. Will be Bookmarked by me :)
Yay! Did you find everything all right to read?
I was a bit confused by the bold numbers at first until I realised they were dates. Personally, it might be better if you put 6/7/11 or 6/7/2011 etc to make it easier to read. A bit redundant yes, but it might point them out more as dates but that's just me :)
For sure. Shall take that into consideration and do some changes later tonight. Thanks for the heads up.
 

MiracleOfSound

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Very nice idea, this will come in handy for lots of us.

Looking forward to Red Faction: Armageddon, the demo was a blast.
 

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MiracleOfSound said:
Very nice idea, this will come in handy for lots of us.

Looking forward to Red Faction: Armageddon, the demo was a blast.
*has yet to play demo due to PSN downtime*

As a massive fan of Red Faction 1, I don't suppose there's any chance at all that RF:A is gonna go back to that basic setting/story and/or time period? Like I was kinda hoping Gurrila would.
 

MiracleOfSound

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TimeLord said:
*has yet to play demo due to PSN downtime*

As a massive fan of Red Faction 1, I don't suppose there's any chance at all that RF:A is gonna go back to that basic setting/story and/or time period? Like I was kinda hoping Gurrila would.
Nope it's set a good few years after Guerilla. It's linear though, which will probably suit the game better.

PLUS.... the magnet gun is just the greatest weapon ever.
 

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MiracleOfSound said:
TimeLord said:
*has yet to play demo due to PSN downtime*

As a massive fan of Red Faction 1, I don't suppose there's any chance at all that RF:A is gonna go back to that basic setting/story and/or time period? Like I was kinda hoping Gurrila would.
Nope it's set a good few years after Guerilla. It's linear though, which will probably suit the game better.

PLUS.... the magnet gun is just the greatest weapon ever.
*is skeptical*

Hmmm, Red Faction died after RF2 for me and even then, RF2 was a painful game. Although a magnet gun sounds cool though. Although I doubt it has a railgun like RF1 and RF2? The railgun being the most overpowered and brilliant weapon ever conceived by the PS2. Especially with cheats on in RF2 where you had unlimited ammo and rapid fire and the game was officially over, and 6x more fun!

I think my problem is that the series went 3rd person and that just kicks me out of a game series when I loved it as 1st person.
 

MiracleOfSound

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TimeLord said:
*is skeptical*

Hmmm, Red Faction died after RF2 for me and even then, RF2 was a painful game. Although a magnet gun sounds cool though. Although I doubt it has a railgun like RF1 and RF2? The railgun being the most overpowered and brilliant weapon ever conceived by the PS2. Especially with cheats on in RF2 where you had unlimited ammo and rapid fire and the game was officially over, and 6x more fun!

I think my problem is that the series went 3rd person and that just kicks me out of a game series when I loved it as 1st person.
Never played the first ones so wouldn't know!

The magnet gun shoots 2 magnets that them pull whatever they are attached to together... be it an enemy, a pipe, a wall... it's awesome mixed with the destructibility.
 

SovietSecrets

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MiracleOfSound said:
TimeLord said:
*is skeptical*

Hmmm, Red Faction died after RF2 for me and even then, RF2 was a painful game. Although a magnet gun sounds cool though. Although I doubt it has a railgun like RF1 and RF2? The railgun being the most overpowered and brilliant weapon ever conceived by the PS2. Especially with cheats on in RF2 where you had unlimited ammo and rapid fire and the game was officially over, and 6x more fun!

I think my problem is that the series went 3rd person and that just kicks me out of a game series when I loved it as 1st person.
Never played the first ones so wouldn't know!

The magnet gun shoots 2 magnets that them pull whatever they are attached to together... be it an enemy, a pipe, a wall... it's awesome mixed with the destructibility.
Oh man you missed out. Go back and play those, they are so much fun. I got Red Faction Guerrilla for free when I bought Darksiders. Have yet to actually open it as well. Though really go back and play 1 and 2 if you haven't. Quite a lot of fun.
 

SovietSecrets

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AvsJoe said:
BooooookMARKED! Great idea for a thread!
Thanks! All of your reactions to this are great. Making this very worth it to continue working. Can't wait to bring you guys and girls future updates!
 

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Ooooh. A new sticky! This will be quite useful to remind myself what is coming out when. Really good idea too! Wish I had thought of it first... *grumbles*

Also: Oooh, new Alice, Infamous 2, new Red Faction, Shadows of the Damned... Looks like it is shaping up to be a surprisingly good summer month for games! Considering the dearth of good games that are usually released in the summer, this is a welcome surprise.
 

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I've been hoping the escapist or at least someone on the escapist would do this. This is really useful.