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14. Jun, 2012 14:55 (HKT)

Follow the bear into the TV: Persona 4: The Golden, Akiba's Trip Plus, Lollipop Chainsaw Premium Edition, Super Monkey Ball Adult ver., Gravity Rush, MGS HD & 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. This is quite a busy week. Solve murder cases and get to know your true self in Persona 4: The Golden, reveal the vampires to the sunlight in Akiba's Trip Plus, and play Super Monkey Ball the Adult way.

It's time to go back into the TV and solve a string of murder cases. Persona 4 The Golden comes back with the shadows, the labyrinths and the enchanting characters. Meet the new character Mari, and see how she complicates the plot and how she aids the team. The game comes with more commu events and options.

Characters can now visit neighbourhood towns on their motorcycles. This license becomes important in the battles too, as sometimes characters that are not in your battle team ride into the fray to aid you. Persona develop new powers and get into new forms as they evolve. With network options and many more contents, the game brings the wacky horror to the new level.

The Famitsu DX Packs are expected to arrive next Monday. The package includes a special Mari Pouch, a set of 6 clear posters, a set of 10 postcards and the Vita Protection Skin.

Japanese versions

Persona 4: The GoldenJPN US$ 119.991w
Persona 4: The Golden (Japanese Version)ASIA N/Asold
Persona 4: The Golden [Famitsu DX Pack]JPN N/Asold

Accessory Set
Persona 4 The Golden Accessory SetJPN N/Asold

The US version is scheduled to come in October and the European version has yet to announce its release date:

English versions

Persona 4: GoldenUS US$ 34.9924h

Soundtrack
Persona 4 The Golden Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.991w

Guide Book
Persona 4: The Golden - Master's GuideJPN US$ 29.905-15d




Naughtiness never ends. Welcome to the gamer paradise in Japan, Akiba. It is being taken over by blood suckers, and these things are afraid of sunlight. So expose them. Strip them of their outfits. Akiba's Trip Plus is a powered up version of the original game, and it's now available at a new friendly price.

The Akiba streets are updated with new shops that opened in the district in 2012, and there are even more costumes for you to strip off. The new game comes with the Holic Mode, a challenging mode for the professional players.
The loading times are shortened to ensure smooth transition between the streets. Events are now fully voiced, and there is a wealth of mini-games. Double Puri - the game's resident idols' secret concert is now fully animated, so cheer with their fans in between your vampire stripping missions.

The First Print Limited Edition comes with the Vanity Vamp Audio CD and their visual book set:

Akiba's Trip Plus [First-Print Edition w/ Vanity Vamp]JPN N/Asold




There is no surprise party for Juliet Starling's 18th birthday, she gets a chainsaw and lots of zombie blood on her hands instead. Sexy, campy, and full of naughty bits, the much anticipated Lollipop Chainsaw has a Premium Edition.

The normal Japanese Edition tampered down the violence to fit the D rating, but this Z rating game makes your gore detector go off all over the place. Nothing is impossible in this version with all the battle options.

The packaging alone becomes more colourful, and there are even more costumes for Juliet, in case her clothes become irreparable with zombie blood. There are Japanese and English Audio options for the gamer to choose.

Spray the high school with zombie blood and zombie guts:

Xbox360™
Lollipop Chainsaw Premium Edition (Uncensored & Dual-language audio option)JPN US$ 34.991-5d

PlayStation3™
Lollipop Chainsaw Premium Edition (Uncensored & Dual-language audio option)JPN US$ 59.991-5d




From the publisher: Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz™ will be rolling onto PS Vita and the mischievous monkeys AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby are geared up for some good old fashioned, stuck-in-a-ball style of fun!

Aided by the power of time travel you will need to manage your monkey’s momentum as they navigate narrow ledges, moving platforms and loads of other challenging obstacles.

There are over 100 stages spread across five exhilarating worlds made of Jungle, Clay, Wood, Metal and Cardboard. And 8 mini-games include fan-favourite Monkey Target, Monkey Bingo, Number Ball and more! Get the Adult Edition to gain access to the Adult Map and an idol card:

Super Monkey Ball Tokumori Asobi~Ta!JPN US$ 23.991w




Seek your past and save your future. Stop everything from falling apart. Gravity Rush transforms your PS Vita into a ball of force. Tilt from side to side to control how and where things fall. Use it to attack your enemies, dodge their blows and clear your missions. The game is now available to English speaking gamers.

Take Metal Gear Solid HD with you. Take your saves from your PlayStation3 and put it into your Vita so you can start at where you've left off. The revitalized classic spots new system upgrades. The rebalanced interface makes the gameplay smoother. And you can now attack your enemies through the touch screen.

The Evil Witch Majiecon is trying to take over the world of games. Everyone who is game-overed lost their lives. It's time for the purple heart sisters - Neptune and Nep Gear and the other sisters to come back to save the day. Neptune Mk-II is now part of the CH Selection and is now available in a friendly price.

Humans have disappeared, and the animals in Tokyo are left to fend for themselves. Learn how to survive in Tokyo Jungle. The Famitsu DX Pack gives you an extra edge. Download two more animals into your game and see how they fit in the food chain. Make use of the towel and the T-shirt for your survival.

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

Xbox360™

Akai Katana Shin [Cave the Best Version]JPN N/Asold
Eschatos [Wonder Price Version]JPN US$ 39.991w
InversionEUR US$ 18.991-2w
Lollipop ChainsawJPN US$ 38.991-5d
Lollipop Chainsaw Premium Edition (Uncensored & Dual-language audio option)JPN US$ 34.991-5d
Root Double: Before Crime * After DaysJPN US$ 70.901w
Root Double: Before Crime * After Days [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold


PlayStation3™

Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II [CH Selection]JPN US$ 44.991w
FIFA 12 [EA Best Hits Version]JPN US$ 17.991w
InversionEUR US$ 48.901-2w
Lollipop ChainsawUS US$ 29.9924h
Lollipop Chainsaw Premium Edition (Uncensored & Dual-language audio option)JPN US$ 59.991-5d
Lollipop Chainsaw (First-Print Edition w/ Premium)ASIA N/Asold
Lollipop ChainsawJPN US$ 58.991-5d
Lord of SorceryJPN US$ 21.991-5d
The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy: Classics HDEUR N/Asold
Tokyo Jungle [Famitsu DX Pack]JPN N/Asold


Sony PS Vita™

Gravity RushUS US$ 21.6924h
Gravity Rush (Chinese + English Version)ASIA N/Asold
Metal Gear Solid HD CollectionASIA N/Asold
Metal Gear Solid HD CollectionUS US$ 22.7924h
Persona 4: The GoldenJPN US$ 119.991w
Super Monkey Ball Tokumori Asobi~Ta!JPN US$ 23.991w


Sony PSP™

Akiba's Trip Plus [First-Print Edition w/ Vanity Vamp]JPN N/Asold
Bakudan * Handan [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 49.991w
Bakudan * Handan [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 25.901w
FIFA 12: World Class Soccer [EA Best Hits Version]JPN US$ 19.991-5d
Lunar: Silver Star HarmonyEUR N/Asold
World Neverland ~Nalulu Oukoku Monogatari~JPN US$ 27.991w


Nintendo Wii™

Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (w/ Figurine)US US$ 32.905-15d

Nintendo 3DS™

Gon: Bakubakubakubaku AdventureJPN US$ 83.991-2w
Heavy Fire: The Chosen FewJPN US$ 47.501w


Nintendo DS™

Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Special Takken Shiken DSJPN US$ 54.901w
iCarly: Groovy Foodie!US US$ 5.9924h


PC Games

DiRT Showdown (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 29.995-15d
Game of Thrones (DVD-ROM)EUR N/Asold
Gemini Wars (DVD-ROM)EUR US$ 9.992-4w
Hidden Mysteries: JFK ConspiracyEUR US$ 24.905-15d
Inversion (DVD-ROM)EUR US$ 17.9924h
The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats (DVD-ROM)EUR N/Asold


Game Guides and Books

Asian Pops Magazine Issue 98JPN US$ 34.905-15d
Ataru Official BookJPN US$ 24.905-15d
Mobage - Behind The Scenes Of Technology And Social Gaming (WEB+DB PRESS Plus)JPN US$ 49.905-15d
Persona 2: Batsu Official Perfect GuideJPN N/Asold
Quick Japan 102JPN US$ 19.905-15d
Secret Garden -Official Guide for KoreaJPN US$ 24.905-15d
Sengoku Kingdom Official Guide BookJPN US$ 20.905-15d
Tales Of Festival 5th Anniversary Fans BibleJPN US$ 42.905-15d


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™

Juutekki: Steel BatallionJPN US$ 72.99
Juutekki: Steel Batallion (w/ Carbon Assassin Pack) [Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor Bundle Set]JPN US$ 191.99

PlayStation3™

K-On! Houkago Live!! HD VersionJPN US$ 49.99

Sony PSP™

Arcana Famiglia: Yuureisen No Majutsushi [Limited Edition]JPN N/A
Arcana Famiglia: Yuureisen No Majutsushi [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 64.99
Kenka Banchou Bros. Tokyo Battle RoyalJPN US$ 29.99





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