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28. Apr, 2011 16:45 (HKT)

Epic fantasies - El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Saigo no Yakusoku no Monogatari, Starry * Sky: In Winter, Playstation Move Sharp Shooter, Hori Headset & more!



Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. This week, an all stars team brings you a reinterpretation of the Old Testament in El Shaddai, the Messiah Knights in Saigo no Yakusoku are recruiting, and the cute guys in the astrologist school in Starry Skies Winter are looking for girlfriends.

From the publisher: Developed by a hugely-talented Tokyo-based team headed by the legendary Sawaki Takeyasu (Devil May Cry) and Masato Kimura (Okami, Viewtiful Joe) El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, draws players into a rich storyline inspired by events in the Old Testament's apocryphal 'Book of Enoch.'

In the game, players take on the role of Enoch and must harness his natural combat skills to master a range of powerful and heavenly weapons under the guidance of the watchful Archangels. Only then will he be able to deliver the souls of the Fallen Angels and spare the world from a great flood ordered by Heaven.

Embark in an adventure of biblical proportions:

Xbox360™
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronJPN US$ 25.991w

PlayStation3™
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronASIA US$ 15.995-15d
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronJPN US$ 23.991-5d


The English speaking Asian PlayStation3™ version comes in June:

Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'dASIA US$ 20.991-2w



Become the head of the Messiah Knights and save your country from complete ruin. There is only one way to turn the situation around; activate the last source of magic by exchanging the Last Vows.

Yet before you can use such powers, you have to battle the massive steel monsters that infest your skies. Create perfect strategies and be careful when you pit your people against your foes, because you can't revive them once they die.

Everybody has a gauge, this determines the skills you can use. Once you use it up, your warrior dies. Use your power to protect your people and choose who to sacrifice.

Dark, epic and stunning, Saigo no Yakusoku no Monogatari has exciting fight scenes and brutal choices.

Saigo no Yakusoku no MonogatariASIA US$ 59.905-15d
Saigo no Yakusoku no MonogatariJPN US$ 14.991-5d




In the country side where the stars shine bright every night, you meet up, play around and study with the boys in the student union head quarters. However, as winter comes, it's time to hand your duties over to the next president and his cabinet. The club room will cease to be yours, and it's time to see the boys in a different light.

Starry Skies Winter will bring you more romantic events and friendship bonding times. The heroine (your proxy) can become her own character when you enable her facial expression option. There are more CGs and contents in the Planetarium, be sure to visit it after becoming a couple with your chosen one.

Inside the beautifully drawn Limited Edition box, there are exclusive items such as a video UMD disk, an art book and a drama CD.

Starry SKies Winter is available to Sony™ PSP gamers today:

Starry * Sky: In Winter - PSP EditionJPN US$ 29.991w
Starry * Sky: In Winter - PSP Edition [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold




Slip on the Hori Headset and embark on your mission. Speak into the microphone and give orders to your troops as you enjoy high quality sounds from the game. Keep your ears perked for useful hints that your comrades might pass on. The ring of sponge around the headphones will keep distraction away as you immerse in your game.

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

Xbox360™
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronJPN US$ 25.991w
Espgaluda II Black Label (Platinum Collection)JPN N/Asold

PlayStation3™
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronJPN US$ 23.991-5d
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronASIA US$ 15.995-15d
Man vs WildUS N/Asold
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (Full Deployment Edition)US N/Asold


Nintendo™ Wii
Man vs WildUS US$ 39.905-15d

Nintendo™ 3DS
Deca Sporta: 3D SportsJPN US$ 69.991w

Nintendo™ DS
Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku DSJPN US$ 49.901-2w
Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku DS [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Kirei Zukin Seikatsu 2JPN US$ 49.901w


Sony™ PSP
Asaki, YumemishiJPN N/Asold
Asaki, Yumemishi [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Elminage Original: Majo to Megami to Kamigami no YubiwaJPN US$ 57.991-5d
Otome wa Oanesama ni Koi Shiteru Portable: 2-Jin no ElderJPN US$ 69.991w
Otome wa Oanesama ni Koi Shiteru Portable: 2-Jin no Elder [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Pachipara Slot Pachislot Super Umi-monogatari in OkinawaJPN US$ 51.901-2w
Patapon 3JPN US$ 49.801w
Patapon 3ASIA N/Asold
Saigo no Yakusoku no MonogatariJPN US$ 14.991-5d
Saigo no Yakusoku no MonogatariASIA US$ 59.905-15d
Split/SecondJPN US$ 54.801w
Starry * Sky: In Winter - PSP EditionJPN US$ 29.991w
Starry * Sky: In Winter - PSP Edition [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold


PC Game
Majesty 2 Collection (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold


Game Guides and Books
Famitsu DS + Wii [June 2011]JPN US$ 9.9924h
Hobby Japan [June 2011]JPN N/Asold
V-Jump [June 2011]JPN N/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1164 (2011 05/05)JPN N/Asold


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™
DanceDanceRevolution (w/ Mat Bundle)US US$ 130.99
Driver: San FranciscoASIA US$ 49.90
First TemplarUS US$ 15.99

PlayStation3™
Driver: San FranciscoUS US$ 24.99

Nintendo 3DS™
Dream Trigger 3DUS US$ 19.99





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