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15. Dec, 2011 16:36 (HKT)

A full score: Final Fantasy XIII-2, Umineko no Naku Koro ni San, Inazuma Eleven Go Shine and Dark, Kunio-kun Special, Bakuman, Project Diva 2nd Low Price Ed., Zero no kiseki Gold Set & more! - in Weekly Games Update!



Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. Scoring an impressive 40 out of 40 Famitsu points, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the game of the year. Besides the blockbuster there is a murder investigation to be conducted in Umineko and games of soccer to be played in Inazuma Eleven Go Shine and Darkness.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is one of this winter season's hottest items. The game will take players to an era when the Cocoon crumbles. In this new world, everyone assumes that Lightning is dead, except for Serah, who has never given up on her sister.

A new character came into the picture. Noel has powerful spells up his sleeve and together with Sara and the Moogle, they set off to explore the unknown lands. Monsters attack in hordes and after the battle, players will be presented with an option to befriend these beasts. The beasts all have special skills, so make good use of them to boost your attacks.

Cinematic cut-ins plays a huge role in the battles. Punch in the right button sequences on screen to launch a sure kill skill.

Look for Lightning with Serah. The Japanese language versions are here, the English language versions will come at the end of January:

Xbox360™
Final Fantasy XIII-2US US$ 16.9924h
Final Fantasy XIII-2JPN US$ 19.991-5d
The Sims 3: Dragon Valley (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 24.901w
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Japanese language Version)ASIA US$ 9.9924h

PlayStation3™
Final Fantasy XIII-2US US$ 29.991-5d
Final Fantasy XIII-2JPN US$ 19.9924h
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (English and Chinese Subtitles Version)ASIA N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (English language Version)ASIA N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/Asold


Console Bundle Editions
PlayStation3 Slim Console - Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Bundle Ver.2 (HDD 320GB Black Model) - 220VASIA N/Asold
PlayStation3 Slim Console - Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning Bundle Ver.2 (HDD 320GB Model) - 110VJPN N/Asold

Body Cover
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Body Protective CoverJPN N/Asold

Original Soundtrack
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Original Soundtrack [4CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Original Soundtrack [4CD]JPN US$ 44.991w


Game Guides and Books
Final Fantasy 13-2 FragmentsJPN US$ 24.905-15d
Final Fantasy 13-2 World PreviewJPN N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Post Card BookJPN US$ 21.905-15d


Posters
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Mini Clear PosterJPN N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Wall Scroll Poster Vol. 7: LightningJPN N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Wall Scroll Poster Vol. 7: Lightning & Serah FarronJPN N/Asold


Clear Files
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Clear File: LightningJPN N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Clear File: Lightning & Serah FarronJPN N/Asold

Play-Arts Figure
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Play Arts Kai Pre-Painted Figure: Serah FarronJPN N/Asold




Take another step closer to the truth. The game Battler plays with Beatrice is coming to an end in Shinjitsu to Gensou no Yasoukyoku. Battler seems to know of the story behind Beatrice when he defeated her and becomes the new game maker. Yet, he refuses to say anything about the truth.

The games continue and new players appeared. Erika, an opponent and a mysterious man Willard. H. Wright seem to be connected to the cases. And Ange, Battler's sister who sacrificed herself for her brother's victory comes back to uncover all the truths once and for all.

The vivid character illustrations and the atmospheric music are back. Combining the existing soundtrack with new tracks, there are more 80 pieces of music waiting to be heard.

Can you afford not knowing what becomes of the golden witch? The limited edition comes with an A4 size visual book.

Umineko no Naku Koro ni San: Shinjitsu to Gensou no YasoukyokuJPN N/Asold
Umineko no Naku Koro ni San: Shinjitsu to Gensou no Yasoukyoku [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold


The first game is still available on:

PlayStation3
Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Majo to Suiri no RinbukyokuJPN US$ 89.991w

Sony PSP
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 1JPN US$ 38.991w
Umineko no Naku Koro ni Portable 2JPN US$ 24.991-5d

Twin Pack on PlayStation3™
Umineko no Naku Koro ni [Twin Set]JPN N/Asold


Xbox360 fighting game
Ougon Musou Kyoku XJPN US$ 19.991w




Raimon Academy's soccer team has been the Soccer Champion of Japan for 10 years. During this decade, the sport has become so popular that there is a special organization managing the sport. Soon, the organization becomes a tyrant, and its up to the Inazuma Eleven team to return their favourite sport to its original state.

Inazuma Eleven is never just about kicking the ball and bringing it to the goal. This time the game brings you summon beasts. Each character has a secret power hibernating within them, give them a chance to shine.

The stories in the Shine and Dark versions differ, and so are the characters you can recruit and the teams you play against. Get both games to experience the fullest fun in Inazuma Eleven Go.

Call forth your hidden potential on your Nintendo 3DS:

Inazuma Eleven Go (Dark Version)JPN US$ 19.9924h
Inazuma Eleven Go (Shine Version)JPN US$ 19.9924h




The delinquents are back to play more ball games in Kunio-kun Special. The party is more exciting, with more characters and game modes. Fun from the arcade version are all included in the cartridge with new original stories and stages. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, characters from the series' history join together in a battle royale.

Come back from the sports ground. The two aspiring artists are struggling toward their goal. Live their comical lives in the adventure part, and then create your own manga for the Shonen Jump in the drawing part. The game comes with new stories and new events, so pick up your stylus and walk the path of a manga artist in Bakuman.

Tap to Hatsune Miku's beat. Project Diva 2nd comes with more outfits, songs, and play modes. The vocaloids raise the difficulty levels of their songs up another notch, adding long presses and simultaneous presses to the gameplay. The Arcade Debut pack comes with ear phones, IC card, card holder and the micro fibre towel.

The award winning RPGs from Falcom are packed together in a box, ready to come as a batch to their fans. The gold set contains Sora no Kiseki and its sequel Ao no kiseki. Exciting systems, endearing characters and captivating stories, the games infuse the classic role playing game with fresh elements.

Here's the summary of this week's releases.

Xbox360™
Deepak Chopras: LeelaASIA US$ 48.905-15d
Final Fantasy XIII-2JPN US$ 19.991-5d
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Japanese language Version)ASIA US$ 9.9924h
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012JPN US$ 56.901-2w
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2 (English and Chinese Version)ASIA N/Asold


PlayStation3™
Air Conflicts: Secret WarsUS N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII-2JPN US$ 19.9924h
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/Asold
Ryoufuu no MeltJPN N/Asold
Ryoufuu no Melt [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Shin Sangoku Musou 6 Moushouden [Premium Box]ASIA N/Asold
The Adventures of Tintin: The GameUS US$ 17.991-2w
Umineko no Naku Koro ni San: Shinjitsu to Gensou no YasoukyokuJPN N/Asold
Umineko no Naku Koro ni San: Shinjitsu to Gensou no Yasoukyoku [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Umineko no Naku Koro ni [Twin Set]JPN N/Asold


Sony PSP™
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (Low Price Edition - Arcade Debut Pack)JPN N/Asold
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (Low Price Edition)JPN US$ 29.991-5d
Kiniro no Corda 3 (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 43.901-5d
Nippon Game Taishou Jushou Kinen: Zero & Ao no Kiseki Gold SetJPN N/Asold
Puyo Puyo!!JPN US$ 41.991w
Tamayura: Mitama Okuri no ShiJPN US$ 29.9924h
Tamayura: Mitama Okuri no Shi [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 47.991w


Nintendo™ Wii
Issho ni Asobu! Dream Theme ParkJPN US$ 39.901w
Issho ni Asobu! Dream Theme Park (w/Mat)JPN US$ 89.9024h
JAWS: Ultimate PredatorUS US$ 42.991-2w
Oregon TrailUS N/Asold
Puyo Puyo!!JPN US$ 49.991-2w


Nintendo 3DS™
Inazuma Eleven Go (Dark Version)JPN US$ 19.9924h
Inazuma Eleven Go (Shine Version)JPN US$ 19.9924h
Kawaii Koinu 3DJPN US$ 40.991w
Moe Moe Daisensou * Gendaiban 3DJPN US$ 79.991w
Monster Hunter 3GJPN N/Asold
Monster Hunter 3G [Slide Pad Pack]JPN US$ 149.901w
Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun SpecialJPN N/Asold
Penguin no Mondai: The WarsJPN US$ 20.991-5d
Puyo Puyo!! Anniversary Pins CollectionJPN US$ 79.991w
Puyo Puyo!! Anniversary Pins Collection [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 89.991w


Nintendo™ DS
Bakuman: Mangaka e no DouJPN US$ 27.991-5d
Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 5 - Fortun Tower to Unmei no Dice (Chun Selection)JPN US$ 51.991w
I Heart GeeksUS US$ 34.905-15d
Kyoukugen Dasshutsu 9 Jikan 9 nin 9 no Tobira (Chun Selection)JPN N/Asold
RPG Tsukuru DS+: Create the New WorldJPN US$ 23.991-5d
Tongari Boushi to Oshare na Mahou TsukaiJPN US$ 19.991w
Zombie Daisuki (Chun Selection)JPN US$ 26.991w


PlayStation2™
Kiniro no Corda 3 (Best Version)JPN N/Asold

PC Game
Take on Helicopters (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 39.905-15d


Game Guides and Books
Final Fantasy XII Gaiden Ta Kusu Za Kizzu A O RuraitoJPN US$ 24.905-15d
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Clear File: Lightning & Serah FarronJPN N/Asold
Gundam War Nex-A Ekisupa TobukkuJPN US$ 20.905-15d
Harry Potter Page To Screen: The Complete Filmmaking JourneyJPN US$ 296.905-15d
Hoshi no Kirby Wii Guide BookJPN US$ 23.905-15d
Itsuka Tenshi No Kuro Usagi 9 - Tsuki Genteiban Sekai Sousei No Fuyuyasumi [Book+DVD]JPN US$ 59.905-15d
Kokoro Gafuwatto Karuku Naru 50 No Kotoba Daijoubu SobaniiruyoJPN US$ 20.905-15d
Major Wa Rudoshiri Zu Gekitou Hen Shinsaku OVA Tsuki Tokusei Komikkusu UeJPN US$ 40.905-15d
Master Federation Force Rx-78 GundamJPN US$ 36.905-15d
Monster Hunter 3G Great Trial BookJPN N/Asold
Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke Official Initiation NoteJPN US$ 26.905-15d
Poke Park 2: Beyond the World Official Guide BookJPN US$ 18.905-15d
Shining Force Cross Raid Guide Book 2ndJPN US$ 34.905-15d
Super Mario 3D Land Perfect GuideJPN US$ 17.905-15d
Tekken Tag Tournament Kobushi Do Juu RaiJPN N/Asold
Tongari Boushi to Oshare na Mahou Tsukai Guide BookJPN US$ 17.905-15d
World Club Champion Football Intercontinental Clubs 2010-2011 YearbookJPN US$ 26.905-15d


A separate Video/Music update containing Japanese releases from this week, including new Anime, J-Pop and Movie releases will follow prior end of the week. So J-Pop, Anime and Movie fans, be sure to look out for that one!



Here's a preview of hot games that are expected to come next week: (Hint: PlayStation Vita and related games)

Xbox360™
Blazblue: Continuum Shift ExtendJPN US$ 66.99
Musou Orochi 2JPN US$ 71.99
Musou Orochi 2 [Treasure Box]JPN N/A

PlayStation3™
Blazblue: Continuum Shift ExtendJPN US$ 42.99
Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/A
Musou Orochi 2JPN US$ 75.99
Musou Orochi 2 [Treasure Box]JPN N/A

Sony™ PSP
Frontier GateJPN US$ 27.99
Mahou Shoujo Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of DestinyASIA N/A
Mahou Shoujo Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of DestinyJPN US$ 57.99
Mahou Shoujo Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny [Limited Edition God Box]ASIA N/A
Mahou Shoujo Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny [Limited Edition God Box]JPN US$ 79.99


Nintendo™ 3DS
SD Gundam G Generation 3DJPN US$ 54.991-2w

PlayStation™ Vita Console
PSVita PlayStation Vita - 3G/Wi-Fi ModelJPN US$ 399.99
PSVita PlayStation Vita - Wi-Fi ModelJPN US$ 349.99


PlayStation™ Vita Games
Blazblue: Continuum Shift ExtendJPN N/A
Lord of ApocalypseJPN US$ 49.99
Minna no Golf 6JPN US$ 29.99
Ridge RacerJPN US$ 49.99
Shin Sangoku Musou NextJPN US$ 34.99
Shinobido 2: SangeJPN US$ 52.99
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3JPN US$ 89.99
Uncharted: Golden AbyssJPN US$ 46.99





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