'Harry Potter,' 'Captain America': video game releases

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Harry Potter and Captain America receive video game versions that tie-in with their latest big-screen outings.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (360 DS PC PS3 Wii)
North America: July 12, E10+, $30-$50
Europe: July 15, 12+, £30-£50

It's Harry and chums versus the Dark Lord Voldemort, with a total of eight playable characters on the console and PC versions, including Harry, Hermione, Ron and Ginny.

Captain America: Super Solider (360 3DS DS PS3 Wii)
North America: July 19, Teen (E10+ on DS), $30-$50
Europe: July 15, 12+ (16+ on 360/PS3), €40-€60/£30-£50

Cap goes up against Nazi bad guys Red Skull, Iron Cross and superscientist Arnim Zola. The film's Chris Evans lends his voice while graphic novel writer Christos Gage provides an original storyline.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel (360 PS3)
Coming to PC in August
North America: July 19, M17+, $60
Europe: July 22, 18+, €70/£50

Leaving behind the Old West, the third Call of Juarez game relocates to gangland Mexico as a three-player shooter starring US cops on a revenge mission. Not available in Mexico.

Bastion (360)
Xbox Live download: July 20, 1200 points ($15/€14/£10)

Lush hand-drawn graphics and a wise-cracking narrator help define this action adventure, which was twice nominated at the 2011 Independent Games Festival and was a winner at the 2011 Game Critics Awards.

Catherine (360 PS3)
North America: July 26, M17+, $59
Europe: TBC
Japan: Available now, D (17+), ¥7,329

Vincent's long-time girlfriend Katherine wants to get married, but the man himself isn't so sure. Things take a turn for the surreal when mystery blond Catherine turns up the heat and turns his dreams to nightmares.

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (360 PS3)
North America: July 26, Teen, $59
Europe: TBC
Japan: Available now, B (12+), ¥7,980

Mashing biblical characters and modern technology, Enoch dons designer jeans and angelic armor on a quest to quell a universal rebellion. Striking visuals, and great reviews of the Japanese version.

From Dust (360)
On PC & PS3 later in 2011
Xbox Live download: July 27, 1200 points ($15/€14/£10)

Rescue a lost tribe from extinction by controlling the movement of the earth, lava floes, water and plantlife around them. Designed by Eric Chahi of Another World/ Out Of This World fame.