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23. Dec, 2010 16:41 (HKT)

Playing with illusions: Echochrome II, UtaPri: Amazing Aria, Togainu no Chi: True Blood, Nobunaga no Yabou Online, The 3rd Birthday, Cyber Troopers 4, 77 Beyond the Milkyway, Starry Sky Autumn & 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. Last week was full of laser beams, magic and duels, this week we have games that are a little calmer. Twist your brain into a knot in Echochrome II, compose music for the Uta no Prince-sama and become the king of crime city in Togainu no Chi.

The object is an illusion, it's shadow is reality. Your shadow man is placed on a broken maze and its up to you to bridge the gaps between the pathways with shadows. Your PlayStation move sensor acts as a torch, shine the light onto the broken structure on the screen to cast its shadow.

When you move the torch around, the shadow changes, you can make gaps disappear and open up pathways by shining your beam from the different angles. The game has been immensely popular when it was first released on the Sony PSP, this PlayStation 3 edition has even better graphics, more challenges and your controls are more precise.

Manipulate shadows on Mugen Kairo Hikari To Kage no Hako:

Echochrome IIASIA N/Asold
Mugen Kairo Hikari To Kage no HakoJPN US$ 17.991-5d




Nanami Haruka has found her partner and the voice to bring her compositions to life. Yet challenges just don't stop there. To pass the exams, she has to win the graduation auditions with her partner.

When emotions get into music, they may make the melody sweeter, but couple fights could stump your work in progress. Learn to deal with the princes as a girlfriend and combine all aspects of romance into your songs.

Amazing Aria has new characters for you to date. If you were really successful in the first game, load your data into the new game to push your love gauge to a new max. Be sure, too, to enjoy the new music and the new event illustrations.

The Welcome Set contains both Uta no Prince-sama, Amazing Aria and a sheet of stickers:

Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing AriaJPN US$ 39.991w
Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria [Welcome Set]JPN N/Asold




Togainu no Chi is a dystopian adventure that takes place after the 3rd World War. All regulations are gone and the criminal group Viskio ruled the land with an iron fist. To rise into power, people join the Igura games - a tournament where people fight to the death. And the last man standing shall become the head of Viskio, until the next Igura game starts.

Akira is a normal street kid framed for murder. To escape from his prison sentence, he participated in the Igura games. Dark and full of violence, Togainu no Chi is perfect for gamers who prefer a gritty tinge to their romances.

The Sony™ PSP port has new characters and a new Togainu Poker game where gamers can play with each other via the network mode.

The Limited Edition Box Set comes with a Nendoroid Petit version of Akira and a console screen cleaner strap:

Togainu no Chi: True Blood PortableJPN N/Asold
Togainu no Chi: True Blood Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold




Unite Japan in Nobunaga no Yabou Online. This is an MMORPG that gives you the most authentic taste of life in the warring Japan. Create your character, form your team of warriors and battle the various Daimyo of the era. But battles aren't everything, experience the Japanese way of life, join the tea parties and flower ceremonies and enjoy all those exotic activities.

Join another dangerous time traveling journey. Monsters called the Twisted devoured mankind's future and are worming back time to destroy the past. The Over Dive system and Aya Brea are the only things that stands a chance against them. Pick up your weapon and zip into all sorts of time periods to do battles in The 3rd Birthday.

Come back to the present and pilot your mecha to do war with other gamers. Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force boasts the largest stable of robots and a network system that lets players form teams to fight with, or against each other. Cyber Troopers focuses on cooperation in this installment, trust your comrades to get you out of sticky situations.

When you're done with all the battles, come have fun in the romantic adventures. As the Hikoboshi, you'll be fought over by the pretty girls in 77 Beyond the Milkyway. Also, meet your dream guy this season, the Autumn episode of Starry Sky brings you the handsome teachers, so get a taste of a forbidden romance.

Here is a summary of all the games that came out within the last seven days.

Xbox360™
Borderlands: Game of the Year EditionJPN N/Asold
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On ForceASIA N/Asold
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On ForceJPN N/Asold
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force [Memorial Box]JPN US$ 179.901w

PlayStation3™
Borderlands: Game of the Year EditionJPN N/Asold
Echochrome IIASIA N/Asold
Mugen Kairo Hikari To Kage no HakoJPN US$ 17.991-5d
Nobunaga no Yabou Online: Shinsei no ShouJPN US$ 84.901w
Nobunaga no Yabou Online: Shinsei no Shou [Premium Box]JPN N/Asold


Nintendo™ Wii
Momu-chan Diet Wii: Figurobics by Chon DayonJPN US$ 38.991-5d
Need for Speed: Nitro (EA Best Hits)JPN N/Asold
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play (EA Best Hits)JPN N/Asold


Sony™ PSP
77: Beyond the Milky WayJPN US$ 60.901w
77: Beyond the Milky Way [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
AAKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
AAKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... [Premier Special Pack]JPN N/Asold
AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara...JPN US$ 25.991-5d
AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara...ASIA N/Asold
AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... [Limited Edition] (game only)ASIA N/Asold
Bara no Ki Ni: Bara no HansakuJPN US$ 49.991-2w
Bara no Ki Ni: Bara no Hansaku [Deluxe Edition]JPN US$ 106.991w
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 4 AizoubanJPN US$ 55.501w
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 4 Aizouban [Treasure Box]JPN N/Asold
LocoRoco (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 19.991-2w
Lucky * Star: Ryouou Gakuen Outousai PortableJPN US$ 49.991w
Lucky * Star: Ryouou Gakuen Outousai Portable [DX Pack]JPN US$ 57.991w
Minna No Golf Portable (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 16.901w
Patapon (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 16.901-5d
Piposaru Academia: Dossari Sarugee Daizenshu (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 16.901-5d
Starry * Sky: In Autumn - PSP EditionJPN US$ 34.991-5d
Starry * Sky: In Autumn - PSP Edition [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
The 3rd BirthdayASIA US$ 64.901w
The 3rd BirthdayJPN N/Asold
Togainu no Chi: True Blood PortableJPN N/Asold
Togainu no Chi: True Blood Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing AriaJPN US$ 39.991w
Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria [Welcome Set]JPN N/Asold
Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida. (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 16.901w


PC Game
Anno 1404 Gold Edition (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold
Gu Jian Qi Tan (Chinese) (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold


Game Guides and Books
AKB 1/48 Aidoru to koishi tara ... Visual BookJPN N/Asold
Chaos; Head & Steins; Gate Science Adventure Series ManiacsJPN N/Asold
Famitsu DS + Wii [February 2011]JPN N/Asold
Gundam Musou 3 GuidebookJPN US$ 16.9924h
The 3rd Birthday First Dive GuideJPN N/Asold
V-Jump [February 2011]JPN N/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1148 (2011 01/13)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:

Nintendo™ Wii
Milestone Shooting Collection 2JPN US$ 39.99

Dreamcast™
Fast Striker N/A
Fast Striker [Limited Edition] N/A





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