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19. Feb, 2004 16:20 (HKT)

New releases this week: Winning Eleven 7 Int., FFX-2 Int.+Last Mission, Gunbird 1&2, Famicom GBA SP™ & more - Puyo Puyo Fever (DC) shipping


The third February week has for sure been the most interesting week in this year with lots of great titles released. While PS2™ releases were most dominant this week (with Winning Eleven 7 International, Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission, Pop'n Music 9 & more), we were further kept busy with Nintendo's limited edition Famicom GBA SP™ handhelds and Famicom Edition games series.

This week further brought up some surprises with the 1 week early shipments of Hori's Onimusha 3 Katana Blade Controller and Onimusha 3 Memory Card 8MB with Wooden Case (shipping today) as well as Sega's Dreamcast™ puzzle game Puyo Puyo Fever, which came in this afternoon (5 days prior official release date).

As usually, here's an overview of all new releases from this week:

For PlayStation2™:
  • Winning Eleven 7 International
  • Winning Eleven 7 International [Limited Edition]
  • Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission (Japanese)
  • Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission (Asian)
  • Pop'n Music 9
  • Gunbird 1&2
  • SD Gundam G Generation Seed
  • Gallop Racer Lucky 7
  • Bomberman Online
  • Shadow Hearts II
  • Shadow Hearts II [DX Pack]
  • Cool Girl (shipping few days late)
  • Cool Girl [Limited Edition] (shipping few days late)
  • Simple 2000 Series Ultimate Vol. 16 Sengkou Vs. Gendai
  • Missing Parts side B: The Tantei Stories
  • V-Rally 3 (Atari Hot Series)
  • Final Fantasy X-2 Tiny Bee Controller
  • Onimusha 3 Katana Blade Controller
  • Onimusha 3 Memory Card 8MB with Wooden Case


    For Gameboy Advance™:
  • Game Boy Advance SP - Famicom Edition (110V)
  • Game Boy Advance SP - Famicom Edition (220V)
  • Famicom Mini Series: Donkey Kong
  • Famicom Mini Series: The Legend of Zelda
  • Famicom Mini Series: Super Mario Bros.
  • Famicom Mini Series: Excite Bike
  • Famicom Mini Series: Ice Climber
  • Famicom Mini Series: Xevious
  • Famicom Mini Series: Mappy
  • Famicom Mini Series: Pacman
  • Famicom Mini Series: Star Soldier
  • Famicom Mini Series: Bomberman


    For Dreamcast™:
  • Puyo Puyo Fever

    For NeoGeo™
  • Metal Slug 5

    Looking forward to next week, as major release we are expecting Onimusha 3 (shipping as standard Japanese release version as well as Korean version including a Making of DVD and Onimusha 3 sticker). Speaking about Korean versions, SNK vs. Capcom Chaos is tendered for release on coming Thursday as well, shipping with a free SNK vs. Capcom Chaos T-Shirt (which is a limited release and only available as long as supply lasts).

    Additionally expected to be hot for PS2™ are Genki's racing game Kaido Battle 2: Chain Reaction, Sega's classical remake Sega AGES 2500 Series Vol. 8 V.R. Virtua Racing - Flat Out plus a few "PlayStation2 the Best" re-releases (including Initial D: Special Stage, Guilty Gear XX and Ultraman Fighting Evolution 2).

    Further scheduled are the Naomi arcade Dreamcast™ port Psyvariar 2: The Will to Fabricate and Tekki Taisen (latest for Xbox™).




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