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19. Jan, 2012 15:09 (HKT)

Blood soaked bikinis: Onechanbara Z: Kagura, Heroes Phantasia, WipEout 2048, Labyrinth no Kanata, Rhythm Kaitou R: Koutei Napoleon no Isan, Super Marion Nintendo Wii Console & 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. It's time to pick up the samurai swords. Join a bikini clad warrior to a zombie slaying journey in Onechanbara Z. Heroes gather to fight in Heroes Phantasia and adventurers can head into the maze in Labyrinth no Kanata.

Sisters band together, girls get into bikinis and pick up their swords to fight enemies. Slaying monsters become more thrilling in Onechanbara Z. The battles are bloodier and the girls become sexier. The newest game will get a Z rating, so be ready for some over the top action and fanservice sequences.

A new pair of sisters enter the fray. Kagura and Saya are half vampire and half imichi. Kagura was taken in by the vampires and is both hated and feared by the clan.

She is sent to a dangerous mission when she met her long lost sister. Together the two combo ghouls until they shower blood and guts, fight the strongest in the world and find out the secrets behind everyone's schemes.

Zombie blood is drenching the bikini red this week:

Onechanbara Z: KaguraJPN US$ 59.991w




Assassins, demons, vampires and violent librarians are invading the peaceful earth. To prevent them from wiping out the population, heroes from hit anime series join forces to battle them.

Some of these are magicians, such as Orphen from Sorcerous Stabber Orphen and Lina Inverse from Slayers, some are vampire hunters such as Saya from Blood+ and some are librarians such as Yomiko from Read or Die.

How the players line up their formation and whether they know the special powers of the characters are the keys to victory. The action system allows the gamer to command a character to act with one press of a button. Every team consists of four people, take your favorite characters to fight, or get to know the ones you have never met on TV.

Meet the unlikely heroes. The Limited Edition contains the Heroes Fantasia Newtype Magazine and the original soundtrack. The First Print Editions contains a custom theme download code:

Heroes PhantasiaJPN US$ 49.991-5d
Heroes Phantasia [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold




Defy the forces of gravity. In WipeOut you don't have to stay down. The PlayStation Vita version of the exhilarating racing game becomes even more exciting. Gamers can control their vehicles in a more intuitive way. Press down on the gas pedal by using the back touch pad and the the racers can corner their opponents by swinging the console.

There are 10 courses in general. All of them filled with traps and challenges that only a futuristic race course could offer. And be sure to keep an eye out for the short cuts. There are 20 karts in general. Win races, collect points and unlock them. Try out the different weapons and defence strategies.

If you can't out race them, shoot them down:

WipEout 2048JPN US$ 33.9924h




Heed to the call and stumble into the sealed labyrinth. A mysterious silver haired girl will lead the way. Explore the massive mazes with her, discover treasures and develop her into a warrior and your perfect right hand woman.

Although neither the player nor the girl have any idea where they are heading, they know they must open a path for themselves, equip the girl with magic so she can deal massive damages to the monsters.

Solve puzzles together, the Labyrinth itself is a mystery, find a way out alive to figure out who created this monstrous structure and why.

Come through and find out what is beyond the Labyrinth:

Labyrinth no KanataJPN US$ 64.991-2w




The phantom thief Kaito R is searching for his missing father and the mysterious treasures of Emperopr Napolean's. He is going to scour museums for clues. And when the police come, he will escape with style. Dance away from the cops, every stage has a different rhythm, tap, slide and gyrate to it.

Sneak down the chimney, hop onto the coopers and rescue Princess Peach. Super Mario is coming with a brand new, sleek and shiny Nintendo Wii console. This very limited bundle edition comes with the soundtrack. With the new console you can go to the gym, dance classes and all sorts of party without leaving the comfort of your home.

It's time to see the prosecutor in action. With wit as sharp as a razor, Mitsurugi Reiji is going to shake up his witnesses, suspects and the opposing counsel with the most painfully hilarious lines. He does things with grace, and he is always immaculately dressed in expensive suits, even when he arrives in a Best Priced Edition game.

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

Xbox360™
Dead Rising 2 (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 39.991w
Onechanbara Z: KaguraJPN US$ 59.991w
PowerUP HeroesJPN US$ 55.991w
Red Dead Redemption: Complete EditionJPN N/Asold
Sesame Street: Once Upon A MonsterASIA N/Asold


PlayStation3™
Dead Rising 2 (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN US$ 29.901w
Nobunaga no Yabou: Tendou (PlayStation 3 the Best)JPN US$ 49.901w
Red Dead Redemption: Complete EditionJPN US$ 89.991w
Trinity: Zill O'll Zero (Koei Tecmo the Best)JPN N/Asold


Sony™ PS Vita
WipEout 2048JPN US$ 33.9924h


Sony™ PSP
Fate/Extra (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.991w
Heroes PhantasiaJPN US$ 49.991-5d
Heroes Phantasia [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Kannou Mukashi Banashi PortableJPN US$ 60.901-2w
Kannou Mukashi Banashi Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold


Nintendo™ Wii
KikitorickJPN US$ 29.991w
Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes (Double Pack) (Best Price!)JPN N/Asold


Nintendo™ 3DS
Labyrinth no KanataJPN US$ 64.991-2w
Rhythm Kaitou R: Koutei Napoleon no IsanJPN US$ 48.991-5d
Runabout 3D Drive: ImpossibleJPN N/Asold


Nintendo™ DS
Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Best Price! 2000)JPN N/Asold

Game Guides and Books
Danbo Ru Sen Ki Bu Suto TaiouJPN US$ 19.905-15d


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:

Xbox360™
Armored Core VJPN US$ 32.99

PlayStation3™
Armored Core VJPN US$ 42.99
The IdolM@ster: Gravure For You! Vol. 4JPN US$ 108.99

Nintendo 3DS™
BioHazard: RevelationsJPN US$ 54.99


Sony PS Vita
Tales of Innocence RJPN US$ 79.99
Tales of Innocence RASIA N/A

Sony PSP™
Mobile Suit Gundam: Mokuba no KisekiASIA US$ 41.99
Mobile Suit Gundam: Mokuba no KisekiJPN US$ 9.99





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