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23. Jun, 2011 16:18 (HKT)

Paint it black: Bleach: Soul Ignition, Meruru no Atelier, Gundam Memories, Gloria Union, Agarest Senki Zero, F.3.A.R., Shadows of the Damned, Earth Seeker, Princes of Tennis & 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. Bleach landed on the PlayStation3 with Soul Ignition, the little princess Meruru opens her Atelier, Gundams leap out of their fans' memories and the pirates form the Gloria Union.

Pick up your zanpakuto and venture into the world of the dead. The door to the Bleach world opens on your wide, HD TV screen. With the PlayStation3 capabilities, the spectacular scenes and the killer moves blend in to a seamless sequence bringing gamers into a flurry of action.

Soul Ignition includes the Arrancar arc and even more characters than the previous Bleach. The easy to control system allows beginner Shinigami's to bankai their zanpakuto and unleash the massively damaging attacks.

Studio Pierrot produced a new opening, so get your heart pumping from the moment your start your game.

Bleach: Soul Ignition is currently a PlayStation3™ exclusive. The English version and the Asian version come in August:

Bleach: Soul IgnitionJPN N/Asold
Bleach: Soul IgnitionASIA N/Asold
Bleach: Soul ResurreccionUS N/Asold




Meruru is the princess of Arus, a little kingdom situated in the far north of the Arland republic. When her father and the grand duke of Gio discussed the merging of the two lands, she met Totori, the now graduated alchemist. Dazzled by the power of alchemy, and with the desire to help her country, she went to Totori to study.

Get recipes from the shops and from the books, then head off to the forests and unexplored areas in search for materials. Meet the important characters to further the plot and recruit them into your team.

The colors, the fairy tale atmosphere and the girls are back. Join Meruru on your adventures. Meruru no Atelier is a PlayStation3 exclusive:

Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3JPN US$ 42.991w
Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3ASIA N/Asold
Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3 [Premium Box]JPN US$ 169.991w

The Memorial Box version comes with a paper weight, a Meruru Nendoroid Plus charm and a special drama CD. Another batch of Memorial Boxes is expected to arrive tomorrow to cover all the preorders with a few more to spare. Please make use of our personal agent and be notified when they arrive.




Gundam battles will not remain a memory, choose your mobile suits and enter the war front. The game is split into 2 main modes, the Situation Mode contains scenes and plots in the anime series, including chapters from the newest Gundam 00 and UC. The Mission Mode contains original battles that poses a challenge to veteran pilots even.

Choose three mecha from your stable to form a team before the battle. The more difficult the mission is, the more powerful the mobile suit you can unlock. To complete your stable, take up all these missions and rack up the ranks.

Gundams jump into the Sony™ PSP from your memories:

Gundam Memories: Tatakai no KiokuASIA N/Asold
Gundam Memories: Tatakai no KiokuJPN US$ 23.991-5d




Set off on a voyage this summer and grasp the will power in your hand. The spiritual successor to Yggdra Union, Gloria Union will sail gamers through the seven seas in search of the crystals that embody all the energy in the lost kingdom of Euphoria.

Besides the original swordsmen, bowmen and lancers, the game adds a vast amount of regiments and tactical cards. So be ready to give your armies special powers. Even the pirate ship is part of your arsenal of weapons, sail it into enemy territories and start your pillage.

There is more than power hidden under the depths of the sea, sink in to find the treasures. Your Sony PSP is your vessel:

Gloria UnionJPN US$ 55.991w




Agarest Senki Zero visit the beginning of the legend. It tells the story of the generations of heroes who saved the land of Summerill. Gamers battle monsters that ravage the land with the help from the heroines, romance them and produce an heir. The new system makes battles more exciting and the heroines more attractive.

Leave the colorful Summerill for the dark, gritty world of F.3.A.R. Alma returns, and her sons are here to fight her her overwhelming powers. The super soldier Point Man goes after her again in the single campaign, and in the co-op mode, gamers can experience the tingle of telekinetic powers as Paxton Fettel.

There is more to darkness than fear. Become the demon hunter Garcia Hotspur in Shadows of the Damned. His girlfriend is taken by the demons, so the hunter has to travel down to the City of the Damned to get her back. Mind blowing visuals and visceral action sequences, the game is suitable for the fittest gamers only.

Finally, everyone can leave the dark pits of hell. Earth Seeker flies everyone to an unknown planet where monsters roam. Befriend the guardians and enlist them into your team. Each of them master a certain element and all of them are fond of drinking. Carry a bit of wine with you and make that planet your new home.

Sometimes you don't need danger in order to have excitement. Get stranded on an island with the Princes of Tennis. The boys are there to train for the national championship, the girls are there to supervise. Spend time with the princes, chat with them and score affection points.

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

Xbox360™
Alice: Madness ReturnsUS N/Asold
Cars 2: The Video GameASIA N/Asold
Duke Nukem Forever (Balls of Steel Edition)US N/Asold
F.3.A.R.ASIA US$ 54.9024h
F.3.A.R.US US$ 19.991-2w
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete EditionJPN US$ 47.991w
Record of Agarest War ZeroUS US$ 22.991-2w
Record of Agarest War Zero (Limited Edition)US N/Asold
Shadows of the DamnedASIA N/Asold
Transformers: Dark of the MoonASIA N/Asold
Transformers: Dark of the MoonUS N/Asold


PlayStation3™
Bleach: Soul IgnitionJPN N/Asold
Cars 2: The Video GameASIA N/Asold
Duke Nukem ForeverUS US$ 14.991-2w
Duke Nukem Forever (Balls of Steel Edition)US N/Asold
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3ASIA N/Asold
F.3.A.R.ASIA US$ 54.905-15d
F.3.A.R.US N/Asold
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete EditionJPN US$ 60.901w
Mass Effect 2JPN US$ 40.991-5d
Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3JPN US$ 42.991w
Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3ASIA N/Asold
Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3 [Premium Box]JPN US$ 169.991w
Record of Agarest War ZeroUS N/Asold
Record of Agarest War Zero (Limited Edition)US N/Asold
Shadows of the DamnedASIA N/Asold
Transformers: Dark of the MoonASIA N/Asold
Transformers: Dark of the MoonUS N/Asold


Sony™ PSP
Gloria UnionJPN US$ 55.991w
Gundam Memories: Tatakai no KiokuASIA N/Asold
Gundam Memories: Tatakai no KiokuJPN US$ 23.991-5d
Mother Goose no Himitsu no YakataJPN US$ 19.9924h
Mother Goose no Himitsu no Yakata [Deluxe Edition]JPN N/Asold
Steins;GateJPN US$ 61.991w
Steins;Gate [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 159.901w


Nintendo™ Wii
Earth SeekerJPN US$ 9.9924h
Transformers: Dark of the MoonUS US$ 54.991-2w
Wii Play: Motion (w/ Black Wii Remote Plus)US N/Asold


Nintendo 3DS™
Fish Eyes 3DJPN US$ 39.901w
Pac-Man & Galaga DimensionsJPN US$ 29.991-5d


Nintendo DS™
Love Plus + (Best Selection)JPN US$ 29.991-2w
Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! 2011-Nendohan Financial Planner Ginou Kentei Shiken 2-Kyuu 3-KyuuJPN N/Asold
Tennis no Oji-Sama Gyutto! Dokidoki Survival Umi to Yama no Love PassionJPN N/Asold
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - AutobotsUS US$ 14.9924h
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - DecepticonsUS US$ 34.991-2w


PC Games
Alice: Madness Returns (DVD-ROM)US US$ 48.905-15d
Cars 2: The Video Game (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 9.9924h
Duke Nukem Forever (DVD-ROM)US US$ 54.905-15d
Dungeon Siege 3 (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 4.9924h
Dungeon Siege 3 [Limited Edition] (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold
F.3.A.R. (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 39.905-15d
F.3.A.R. (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold
Fable III (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold
Hunted: Demon's Forge (DVD-ROM)US US$ 19.9924h
WRC: FIA World Rally Championship (DVD-ROM)US US$ 24.905-15d


Game Guides and Books
Ash Battles His Rivals Pokemon Reader PBUS N/Asold
Bleach Unmasked Official Character Book 3JPN US$ 18.905-15d
CR Sengoku Perfect Collection Official Visual BookJPN N/Asold
Cheat Code Overload Summer 2011US N/Asold
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's HopeUS US$ 24.905-15d
Dragon Age: Origins Perfect GuideJPN US$ 29.905-15d
F.E.A.R. 3 Official Strategy GuideUS US$ 19.901-2w
Famitsu DS + Wii [August 2011]JPN N/Asold
Gintama Movie Anime Comic BookJPN US$ 19.905-15d
Hornswoggle WWE Reader PBUS US$ 3.905-15d
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Movie 1st Visual Book 2JPN US$ 39.905-15d
Maschinen Krieger Graphix Vol.1JPN US$ 58.905-15d
NieR Gestalt & Replicant Official Score BookJPN N/Asold
Persona 2: Tsumi (Innocent Sin) Official Perfect GuideJPN US$ 28.905-15d
Reiton Kyouju No Nazo MeiroJPN US$ 20.905-15d
Saiunkoku Monogatari Murasaki Yami No Gyokuza Part 1JPN US$ 12.905-15d
Sengoku Basara 5th Anniversary HeroesJPN N/Asold
Terebige Mu Magajin Natsu GouJPN US$ 14.905-15d
V-Jump [August 2011]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™
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade EditionASIA N/A
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Platinum Collection)JPN N/A

PlayStation3™
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade EditionASIA N/A
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade EditionJPN N/A

Sony PSP™
To Heart 2: Dungeon TravelersJPN N/A
To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 169.90

Nintendo 3DS™
Tales of the AbyssJPN N/A





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