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13. Jan, 2011 17:37 (HKT)

Pretty girls and mecha at war: Arcana Heart 3, Another Century's Episode Portable, Ghost Trick, Lost in Shadow, Fast Striker, Nikoli no Sudoku & 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. Game publishers are coming out of hibernation. Engage in close range combats with the pretty girls in Arcana Heart 3, bring your mecha with you on the bus with A.C.E Portable and solve lots of puzzles.

The Arcana Heart girls are back to save the day. Because of a strange group of psychics, portals start popping up everywhere around Tokyo, and powerful foes zip through them one after another.

As the series debut on the newest home consoles, this game has better graphics and fights that sets adrenaline pumping.

The veterans can unleash the new skills, log on to the network mode to meet the strongest challengers around the nation. The beginners can learn the controls in the new training mode, so no worries even if you've never played the game before.


The Limited Edition box contains a set of pins and a voluminous anime settings information book. Participate in the bishojo fight today:

Xbox360™
Arcana Heart 3JPN US$ 79.991-5d
Arcana Heart 3 [Suggoi! Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold

PlayStation3™
Arcana Heart 3ASIA N/Asold
Arcana Heart 3JPN US$ 79.991w
Arcana Heart 3 [Suggoi! Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold

Release sure kill attacks and special skills the right way with the arcade sticks:

Xbox360™ Arcade Stick
Suggoi! Arcana Heart 3 Arcade StickJPN N/Asold

Soundtrack
Arcana Heart 3 Heartful Sound CollectionJPN US$ 27.905-15d



ACE Portable will give you access to your mecha no matter where you are. Summon them to battle on the train or on the bus, with the networking facilities on your Sony PSP, you can invite two of your friends onto your battlefield.

More robots are going to appear, such as Lancelot Albion from Code Geass, Gundam Exa from Gundam 00 and Kaizel Fire from VS Knight Lamune, and you can recruit even more into your team with the ACE points you win from the battles.

In this portable version, you no longer have to carry out missions according to the order of the scenarios, you can choose to do whatever you like in whatever order, you can even replay a certain mission repeatedly to grind up your levels. There are supply spots in the missions, so be sure to use them when your health or bullet gauge runs low.

The Portable version of Another Century's Episode is available today:

Another Century's Episode PortableJPN US$ 23.991w




Shu Takumi, the creator of Phoenix Wright brings you a fun story filled with heaps of puzzles. Logic rules the game, and as long as it flows you can use your nifty supernatural skills such as possession and time traveling to bring back the dead. Localized for the English speaking gamers, Ghost Trick is available on the Nintendo™ DS.

Manipulate light and shadow as you climb the tower. As a shadow boy, you get a shadow sword. Slash your way through the hordes of enemies through the orthodox RPG ways and solve challenging puzzles. The innovative game breaks the law of physics, even gravity. So make bold leaps, but keep yourself in the light in Lost in Shadow.

The long awaited classic Fast Striker has finally arrived. If you find the modern games too mild and novice friendly, or are looking forward to challenging your skills, this is the ultimate shooter. Forget about the fancy world building and story, zoom through the six stages and defeat all 40 types of enemies.

Sharpen your puzzle solving skills with Nicoli no Sudoku. As the world's favorite number game, Sudoku, of course, is the focus, but try your hand at the new challenges such as Kakkuro, Art Gallery and Do it yourself. Besides puzzles, there is a collection 500 twisty questions in the quiz mode, come find an answer.

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

Xbox360™
Arcana Heart 3JPN US$ 79.991-5d
Arcana Heart 3 [Suggoi! Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
James Bond: Blood StoneJPN US$ 69.991-5d
Mass Effect 2JPN US$ 69.991w
Stoked: Big Air EditionJPN US$ 32.991w

PlayStation3™
Arcana Heart 3ASIA N/Asold
Arcana Heart 3JPN US$ 79.991w
Arcana Heart 3 [Suggoi! Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
James Bond: Blood StoneJPN US$ 134.991w


Nintendo Wii™
Lost in ShadowUS US$ 32.991-2w

Nintendo DS™
Ghost Trick: Phantom DetectiveUS US$ 29.9924h


Sony PSP™
Another Century's Episode PortableJPN US$ 23.991w
Macross Ultimate Frontier (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 32.991-5d
Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 28.901w
Nicoli no Sudoku +3 Dai-Ni-Shuu: Sudoku Kakuro Bijutsukan Hitori ni ShitekureJPN US$ 28.901w
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!ASIA N/Asold
Shogi ga Tsuyokunaru: Gekishi - Jouseki Dojo (Mycom Best)JPN US$ 39.9024h
Umewaza Ykari no Yasashi Igo (Mycom Best)JPN US$ 28.901w


Game Guides and Magazines
DC Universe Online Official Strategy GuideUS US$ 19.901-2w
Weekly Famitsu No. 1149 (2011 01/20)JPN N/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1150 (2011 01/27)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™
VeneticaUS US$ 21.99

PlayStation3™
DC Universe OnlineUS US$ 23.99
VeneticaUS US$ 21.99

Nintendo DS™
Kingdom Hearts Re:codedUS US$ 29.99

Sony PSP™
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final MixASIA N/A
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final MixJPN US$ 48.99
Venus & Braves: Majo to Megami to Horobi no YogenJPN US$ 64.99

PC Game
DC Universe Online (DVD-ROM)US N/A




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