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Assassin's Creed II: Discovery

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery

Release date: 2009 (12/17/2009)

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Apple IOS

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery is a video game for the Nintendo DS and iOS developed by Griptonite Games and written by Darby McDevitt. It's part of the Assassin's Creed series of video games. Ubisoft's producer Ben Mattes officially revealed the development of the game in Apple Inc.'s keynote speech on September 9, 2009, for a November 17 release. The iOS version was delayed, but Ubisoft did not comment with a reason for the delay. In contrast to Altaïr's Chronicles, the previous title in the A…

Adventure Island: The Beginning

Adventure Island: The Beginning

Release date: 2009

Genres: Platform

Publishers: Hudson Soft

Adventure Island: The Beginning, known in Japan as Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima Wii (高橋名人の冒険島Wii, "Master Takahashi's Adventure Island Wii"), is a platforming video game released for the Wii's WiiWare service. It was developed and published by Hudson Soft.

Astro Boy: The Video Game

Astro Boy: The Video Game

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP

Publishers: D3 Publisher

Astro Boy: The Video Game is an action platform video game based on the 2009 CGI animated film of the same name. The game was released in Japan on October 8, 2009 for the PlayStation Portable under the name Atom (アトム, Atomu) to coincide with the Japanese theatrical release on October 10, 2009. It was later released on the same system as a downloadable game in North America on October 14, 2009. It received a retail version of it and a port to the PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and Wii which were rele…

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Arcade, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Apple IOS

Publishers: Namco Bandai

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion (エースコンバットXi スカイズ・オブ・インカーション, Ēsu Konbatto Ekkusu Ai Sukaizu obu Inkāshon) is a 2009 combat flight simulator video game developed and published by Namco Bandai for iOS, which released on 3 December 2009.

ARMA 2

ARMA 2

Release date: 2009

Genres: First-person, Shooter, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Bohemia Interactive

ARMA 2 is an open world, military simulation video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive for Microsoft Windows. It is the sequel to ARMA: Armed Assault (ARMA: Combat Operations in North America), and the predecessor to ARMA 3. ARMA 2 saw a limited release in May 2009, and a wide release from June 2009 through July 2009. An expansion pack titled ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead was released in 2010. In June 2011, a free version of the game was released, featuring multiplayer and limited …

AIKA Online

AIKA Online

Release date: 2009

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

AIKA Online is a free-to-play MMORPG published by two publishers, HanbitSoft and Gala Inc.

Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories

Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: Nintendo

Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories is a point-and-click adventure game for the Wii console. It is the sequel to Another Code: Two Memories (known as Trace Memory in North America). Unlike its predecessor, the game has not been released outside Japan and Europe.

AFL Challenge

AFL Challenge

Release date: 2009

Genres: Sports

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Tru Blu Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment

AFL Challenge is a sports game for the PlayStation Portable, based on the AFL. The game was developed by Australian games developer Wicked Witch Software, and was published by Tru Blu Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment. The games fixture is based on the 2009 AFL season and features all official AFL teams and a pre-determined best 22 players for each team, whose positions cannot be changed.

Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island

Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing, Simulation

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers:

Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island is a role-playing video game developed by Japanese developer Amazing for the Nintendo DS. The game was released in Japan on March 12, 2009 and in North America on October 27, 2009. It is the first to be released in North America to have the gameplay and structure of the "main" Atelier series, having less emphasis on RPG elements and more focus on item creation and resource management.

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PS Vita

Publishers: Gust

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Gust Co. Ltd.. It first released for the PlayStation 3 on June 25, 2009, in Japan and was later re-released under the PlayStation 3 the Best label (which means it is a best-seller in Japan) on September 23, 2010. The North American release followed on September 28, 2010, along with a European release on October 22, 2010 and an Australia release on October 28, 2010. Atelier Rorona is the eleventh installmen…

Angry Birds

Angry Birds

Release date: 2009

Genres: Puzzle, Shooter, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita

Publishers: Chillingo, Rovio Entertainment

Angry Birds (later remarketed as Angry Birds Classic) is a 2009 casual puzzle video game developed by Rovio Entertainment. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for iOS and Maemo devices in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from the iOS App Store, which prompted the developer to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, most notably Android, Symbian, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry …

Assassin's Creed II

Assassin's Creed II

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed II is a 2009 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the second major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, a sequel to 2007's Assassin's Creed. The game was first released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2009, and was later made available on Microsoft Windows in March 2010 and OS X in October 2010. Several minor game related features could be redeemed on Uplay and three downloadable expansion packs were relea…

Anno 1404

Anno 1404

Release date: 2009

Genres: Management, Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Anno 1404, known as Dawn of Discovery in North America, is a city-building and economic simulation game with real-time strategy elements, part of the Anno series. Released in 2009, it was developed by Related Designs, produced by Blue Byte, and published by Ubisoft. Anno 1404 is the sequel to Anno 1701 and is followed by the futuristic sequel Anno 2070. Though the game centers on a series of fictional events, the overall concept of the storyline is based upon real life aspects of medieval and re…

A Fairy Tale

Release date: 2009

Genres: Matching

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Reflexive Entertainment

A Fairy Tale is a game that was released by Reflexive Entertainment. A Fairy Tale was initially PC exclusive, however, it was later released on Nintendo DS. The game is a matching game that is similar to the popular match-3 video games, but is unique in its gameplay. The game follows the adventures of three young fairies journeying through the forest as they attempt to save their village from an evil menace. The game also features a running comedic story with tongue-in-cheek storyboards.

Altitude (video game)

Altitude (video game)

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Nimbly Games

Altitude is a multiplayer 2D aerial combat video game developed by American independent software developers Erik Measure and Karl Sabo. The game was released on May 1, 2009 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It became available on Steam on December 4, 2009. It has become a free game in 2014, from the previous 9.99 price.

Arcade Hoops Basketball

Arcade Hoops Basketball

Release date: 2009

Genres: Arcade, Sports

Platforms: Apple IOS

Publishers: Skyworks Interactive

Arcade Hoops Basketball (also called Arcade Hoops) is a basketball video game developed and published by Skyworks Interactive. It was released as a download-only title on April 17, 2009 for the iOS and on December 28, 2009 for the Nintendo DSi via the DSiWare service. This was the first game developed and published by Skyworks Interactive.

Again

Release date: 2009

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Tecmo

Again: Interactive Crime Novel, known in Japan as Again: FBI Chōshinri Sōsakan (AGAIN FBI超心理捜査官, "Again: FBI Parapsychological Investigator"), is an adventure video game developed by Cing and published by Tecmo for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on December 10, 2009 and in North America on April 2, 2010. It was originally titled Again: Eye of Providence.

Art Academy

Art Academy

Release date: 2009

Genres: Educational, Serious

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii U

Publishers: Nintendo

Art Academy, also known as Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with step-by-step training in the PAL regions and Artistic Taste Classroom DS in Japan, is an art training software for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It was developed by Headstrong Games, and published by Nintendo. Art Academy was originally a two-part training application only available for download via the DSiWare service since 2009. It was later re-released in 2010 as a fully compiled, retail-able DS Game C…

Academy of Champions: Soccer

Academy of Champions: Soccer

Release date: 2009

Genres: Sports

Platforms: Wii

Publishers: Ubisoft

Academy of Champions: Soccer (known as Academy of Champions: Football in Europe) is a soccer video game developed by Ubisoft Vancouver and published by Ubisoft for the Wii. The game features a story mode set at a magical soccer academy, in which the player must build a group of five players to challenge other teams. Academy of Champions features arcade-style soccer, focusing on tricks, shooting, and the whimsical nature of the academy.

A Boy and His Blob

A Boy and His Blob

Release date: 2009

Genres: Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Wii, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, XBox One, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Majesco Entertainment

A Boy and His Blob is a platform-puzzle video game developed by WayForward Technologies and published by Majesco Entertainment. It is a re-imagining of the 1989 video game, A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia, which was originally developed by Imagineering for the NES. The game was released for the Wii in North America on October 13, 2009, and in Europe on November 6, 2009. A high-definition port of the game developed by Abstraction Games was released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStatio…