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07. Apr, 2011 17:06 (HKT)

Into the bullet storm: Bullet Soul, Eschatos, Earth Defense Force 2 Portable, Garnet Cradle Portable, The 3rd Birthday, Trails in the Sky, Gears of War Collection & 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 week is driven by bullets, pilot your mecha to battle in Bullet Soul and challenge your speed in Eschatos. The aliens are back to devour the planet, so mobilize the Earth Defense Force 2 and visit another world to find your prince in Garnet Cradle.

Relentless attack is the key to winning, so get your hands ready at the trigger and shoot.

The player choose between three characters, each pilots a mecha that specialize in a certain style of battle. Ride on the one that best suit you and fly off to space to defeat the baddies.

One special feature about this game is that the moment you defeat your enemy, all the bullets your enemy fires will disappear, so concentrate on taking that massive ship down before its bullets hit you.

There are hidden stages and game characters to be unlocked, come grab the game and raise your bullet power.

The storm arrives, fight it on your Xbox360™:

Bullet SoulASIA N/Asold
Bullet SoulJPN N/Asold




Inspired by shooters of the 80s, Eschantos is a speedy shoot'em up game. Take down that massive ship that showers bullets on you, the relentless action just doesn't stop.

Make use of the special shield system to create an opening for you to attack. This brand new Shield System isn't just for defense, switch it on, barge your way to the boss and open fire.

Since it's a tribute to the classics, the graphics and the music are completely loyal to the era, but the gameplay and the breakneck speed pose a challenge to all the impatient and confident modern gamers.

The thrilling ride is available today to Xbox360™ gamers:

EschatosJPN N/Asold




Earth Defense Force 2 takes place 3 months after the Invaders war, the mutations started in England, upon receiving the SOS call from London, the hero flew in to investigate. Instead of the elegant city, all he sees are ruins and large insects rampaging what remains of the buildings.

Join the EDF force, pick up your firearms and battle the monsters and aliens that infest the planet. Earth Defense Force the 3D shooter has been a hit the moment it appears. The Sony PSP game incorporates new elements, gameplay options and an adhoc network mode which allows 4 gamers to play together.

Both Limited and Regular Editions are available for:

Earth Defense Force 2 PortableJPN US$ 52.991w
Earth Defense Force 2 Portable [Special Edition Double Nyuutai Pack]JPN N/Asold




Amahashi Miku is a regular high school girl until the mysterious black cat visits her in her dream. He leads her into the land of Mifta, where princes are waiting for the priestess to choose them as the heir. By choosing an heir, they meant that the priestess has to fall in love with them.

To make things more complicated, these princes are identical to the popular guys in her school, and one of them is even her fiance. Reality and Mifta are more intricately linked together than she suspected, and the longer she takes to fall for the princes, the more danger both worlds are exposed to.

The Limited Edition contains a drama CD and a post card book. Love will save the world, Garnet Cradle is available for:

Garnet Cradle Portable: Kagi no HimikoJPN US$ 88.991-2w
Garnet Cradle Portable: Kagi no Himiko [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold




The twisted is devouring everything, it's up to Aya Brea to take them down. Pick up your gun and choose your host, Parasite Eve is back on the Sony PSP. Heart pumping action, an intriguing story and the most beautiful savior comes back with more game content and fan service than ever in The 3rd Birthday.

Falcom's Legend of Heroes series becomes a major block buster with Trails in the Sky. The first part of the trilogy is localized and translated for English speaking gamers, so join Estelle and Joshua on their journey to become Bracers. Battle monsters, free the country and find out the darkest secrets of the boy closest to you.

Prevent the locusts from devouring mankind. Gears of War Trilogy has the first two games in the series and the All Fronts Collection. A new installment comes out this year, if you have not beaten the first two games by now, hurry up and join the ever expanding community of warriors on your Xbox360™.

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

Xbox360™
Bullet SoulJPN N/Asold
Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey DoASIA N/Asold
Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey DoUS US$ 28.991-2w
Crysis 2JPN US$ 76.705-15d
Dragon Age Origins: AwakeningJPN US$ 33.991-5d
EschatosJPN N/Asold
Gears of War Triple PackASIA N/Asold
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The MastersUS US$ 24.901w

PlayStation3™
Crysis 2JPN US$ 51.991w
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The MastersUS US$ 36.991-2w


Nintendo™ Wii
Karaoke Revolution Glee 2: Road to Regionals (w/ Microphone)US US$ 35.901-2w
Remington Super Slam Hunting: AlaskaUS N/Asold
WWE All-StarsUS N/Asold


Nintendo 3DS™
Cubic NinjaJPN N/Asold
Kuukan Sagashimono Kei: Nouryoku Kaihatsu 3D Nou TrainingJPN US$ 9.991-5d


Nintendo DS™
Kimi ni Todoke: Tsutaeru KimochiJPN US$ 28.901-5d
Kimi ni Todoke: Tsutaeru Kimochi [Premium Pack]JPN US$ 54.991w
Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! 2011-Nendohan - Gyouseishoshi ShikenJPN N/Asold
Metal Fight Beyblade: Bakutan Cyber Pegasus (Value Price)JPN US$ 14.991w


Sony PSP™
Are You Alice?JPN US$ 82.901w
Are You Alice? [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Earth Defense Force 2 PortableJPN US$ 52.991w
Earth Defense Force 2 Portable [Special Edition Double Nyuutai Pack]JPN N/Asold
Garnet Cradle Portable: Kagi no HimikoJPN US$ 88.991-2w
Garnet Cradle Portable: Kagi no Himiko [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkyUS N/Asold
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (Limited Edition)US N/Asold
Princess Frontier PortableJPN US$ 71.991w
Princess Frontier Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
The 3rd BirthdayUS US$ 24.9924h


PlayStation2™
WWE All-StarsUS US$ 33.991-2w


PC Game
ARMA II: Reinforcements (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 39.901w
Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 18.9924h
Europa Universalis III ChroniclesASIA N/Asold
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 18.9924h
Theatre of War 3: Korea (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 18.9924h


Game Guides and Books
A No Mahoujin Ripureibukku - Ganparedo Machi HenJPN US$ 31.905-15d
Dissidia: Final Fantasy Ultimania - RPG SideJPN US$ 31.905-15d
Famitsu Xbox 360 [May 2011]JPN N/Asold
Hakuouki: Reimeiroku Sutoribukku Part 1JPN US$ 25.905-15d
Hakuouki: Reimeiroku Sutoribukku Part 2JPN US$ 25.905-15d
Hakuouki: Reimeiroku Sutoribukku Part 3JPN US$ 25.905-15d
Hello Good-bye Visual Fan BookJPN N/Asold
Monster Hunter - Monster Fortune-telling 2011 VersionJPN US$ 2.9924h
Muv-Luv Alternative TSF Cross Operation Totaru Ikuripusu & Tsfia Soshuhen Part.3JPN US$ 28.905-15d
Nitro+Chiral 5YearsJPN US$ 33.905-15d
Rogu Horaizun 1 Isekai NohajimariJPN US$ 15.905-15d
Tech Gian Brilliant 2010 Vol.2JPN N/Asold
The 3rd Birthday Signature Series GuideUS N/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1161 (2011 04/14)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.

PlayStation3™
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011JPN US$ 12.99

Nintendo 3DS™
PilotWings ResortJPN N/A
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011JPN N/A

Sony PSP™
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Hakai-henJPN US$ 58.99
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Hakai-hen (Special ZII Box)JPN US$ 39.99
Persona 2: Tsumi (Innocent Sin)JPN US$ 35.99
Persona 2: Tsumi (Innocent Sin)ASIA US$ 57.90
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011JPN US$ 40.99





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