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In brief: this week's game announcements

Every week <i>GamesIndustry.biz</i> brings you the latest news and game announcements, as well as an update on the new titles released in Europe this week.

Every week GamesIndustry.biz brings you the latest news and game announcements, as well as an update on the new titles released in Europe this week.

Ubisoft has revealed Brothers in Arms: Double Time for the Nintendo Wii and DS. The WWII shooter is in development at Gearbox and is due this summer.

Sony is launching another WipEout title for the PSP. WipEout Pulse is in development at Sony Liverpool and will be supported with downloadable content including tracks, skins and music. The game is due September.

UK publisher Ghostlight is bringing Aruze's Japanese RPG Shadow Hearts: From the New World to PAL territories. The PlayStation 2 game will be released this May.

The first Nintendo Wii online title will arrive in Europe on May 25. Mario Strikers: Charged Football will allow up to four players to compete against each other using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Funcom's anticipated MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has gone into the beta testing stage. The title is still due to be released October 30, published by Eidos.

Sega has announced the much-rumoured NiGHTS game for the Wii. A sequel to the Saturn original, NiGHTS Journey of Dreams is due this autumn.

THQ has confirmed WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2008 for multiple formats. The series will make its debut on the Wii, DS and PlayStation 3, as well as appearing on Xbox 360, PSP, PS2 and mobile handsets.

New releases are thin on the ground this week, with Activision's Guitar Hero II for Xbox 360 leading the pack.

Other big names hitting store shelves this bank holiday weekend include Ubisoft's Rayman Raving Rabbits (Xbox 360) and Prince of Persia: Rival Swords (Wii, DS), and Electronic Arts' The Sims 2: Celebration (PC) and Burnout Dominator (PSP).

Paradox's Frontline: Fields of Thunder (PC) and 505 Games' Playwize Poker & Casino (PSP) are also released.

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