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In brief: this week's game announcements

A round-up of all the latest news

Each week, GamesIndustry.biz brings you a round-up of all the latest game announcements. This week, Codemasters offers a lifetime MMO subscription for GBP 99 and Final Fantasy goes Continental.

Final Fantasy XI players in Germany and France will soon be able to download software that supports local languages. Square Enix is making the download available from early March, with a new retail pack featuring English, German and French due later in the month.

Codemasters has set a date for the release of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The Turbine developed MMO will launch on April 24, with consumers able to pre-order and take advantage of a lifetime subscription offer for GBP 99.99.

TellTale Games has released Sam and Max Episode 3 over the GameTap service. The popular adventure series is joined by a selection of on-demand extras via the download service, including machinima and animated cartoons.

Hudson is releasing Wing Island for the Nintendo Wii. The flying title will hit European shelves March 23.

Koei has scheduled Samurai Warriors 2: Empires for release on March 16. The latest in the long-running feudal saga will be available for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox 360.

Capcom's Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All arrives in Europe March 16. The sequel to the hit DS court room title will be distributed by Nintendo.

And finally, new releases in the UK are typically thin for this time of year - with only Nintendo's Starfox Command for DS released in stores today.

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