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19. May, 2011 17:25 (HKT)

The punch, the kick and the lock: Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Akibas Trip, Gungnir, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D 2011, MX vs. ATV Alive, Queens Blade Spiral Chaos & 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. Dead or Alive Dimensions is a tournament only the strongest can participate, and visit otaku paradise in Akibas Trip and fight some vampires. Princess and bandit join forces in Gungnir to overthrow the oppressive world.

From the publisher: DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions features some of the best content from the series spanning all of the titles from the original DOA up to DOA 4.

Fans will be able to relive some of the classic rivalries, storylines and white-knuckle action from the best points in the DOA history. There's also a ton of new content, so even the most seasoned DOA fan will enjoy fresh material.

Players will be able to fight through several modes including classic Arcade and Survival modes as well as new modes like Tag Challenge, Throwdown and more. They'll be able to choose from a wide variety of DOA's signature interactive stages and a robust roster of more than 20 fighters some playable for the first time.

Dust off those cobwebs and get back in shape for competition... the fight is back on!

The Japanese version is available to Nintendo 3DS gamers today, the US version comes next week:

Dead or Alive: DimensionsUS N/Asold
Dead or Alive: DimensionsJPN US$ 93.991w




Acquire, of Samurai Dou fame gathered their staff together to take their action game into the contemporary world. Akiba's Trip is a realistic re-creation of the Akiba district into a UMD disc. The shops you find in the gamer paradise will be right there, together with the maids and the Kageyashi - vampiric monsters.

Create your own character, choose outfits that will blend you into the district or make you stand out, but no matter what you do, you'll be assigned the task to use your monster fighting skills to rid the Kageyashi. The exhilarating fight style from Samurai Dou is mixed with the trendy. Find out what your secret skill is.

Rise to power in Akiba. The game is available to all Sony™ PSP gamers today:

Akiba's TripJPN US$ 34.991-5d




People are segregated into two classes in the empire of Galgandia. The Titanians are the noblemen while the Leonicas are born to be exploited. Sick of their fate, a group of Leonicans rise up to resist the rule of the Titanians.

During a skirmish, Julio met Alissa. Together, the two joined the resistance to fight for their beliefs. However, the Titanian army was too much for the Leonicans, watching his comrades being massacred, Julio was prepared to die.

And just that moment, the Gungnir, the spear of the god of war appeared, with that in hand, Julio wiped out his enemy. With the god of war on his side, Julio is next to impossible to beat, but his relationship with Alissa is complicated all the more.

Created by Sting of Yggdra fame, Gungnir has an improved game system but retains the well loved elements of the traditional tactical RPG. Take the spear of god in hand and ride to the battle field on your Sony PSP:

Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu SensouJPN US$ 19.991w




Head off to New Domino city to do battle in the World Racing Grand Prix. Pit your deck against 4200 other cards, fight against the dragon and obtain some rare monster cards. Engage in team battle and recruit up to 3 teammates in the duel run battles. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011 is an event no card duelists should miss.

Get the latest gear and sign up for the most brutal race. MX vs. ATV Alive will give you the most realistic Motor cross experience. You have total control of your bike and can correct collisions and landings to race like a pro. The real-time deformation on the track makes sure that no race, even on the same path, is the same as the last.

Compete for the Queen's throne in Queen's Blade. Each lady has a motive, and all of them have cool moves and costumes that show quite a bit of skin. They will show more skin when you execute your killing move on them. Now released as a best price edition, all aspiring gamers can enjoy the fight, the fan service and the naughtiness.

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

Xbox360™
BrinkUS US$ 10.991-2w
First TemplarUS US$ 15.991-2w
MX vs. ATV AliveUS N/Asold
Portal 2JPN N/Asold


PlayStation3™
FIFA Soccer 11 (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 19.901-5d
MX vs. ATV AliveUS US$ 25.9924h
MotorStorm ApocalypseUS US$ 11.6924h
Portal 2JPN N/Asold
Thor: God of ThunderUS N/Asold


Nintendo™ 3DS
Animal Resort: Dobutsuen o Tsukurou!!JPN US$ 80.901-5d
Dead or Alive: DimensionsJPN US$ 93.991w
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow WarsJPN US$ 49.991-2w


Nintendo™ DS
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011US N/Asold

Sony™ PSP
Akiba's TripJPN US$ 34.991-5d
Elminage Original: Majo to Megami to Kamigami no YubiwaJPN US$ 57.991-5d
FIFA Soccer 11 (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 29.801w
Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu SensouJPN US$ 19.991w
Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 36.991-2w


PC Game
Brink (DVD-ROM)US US$ 48.005-15d
The First Templar (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 39.901w
Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 19.9924h


Game Guides and Magazines
Brink Prima GuideUS US$ 9.9924h
Meet Ash's Pikachu Pokemon Reader PBUS 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™
Akai Katana ShinJPN N/A
Akai Katana Shin [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A
L.A. NoireUS N/A
L.A. NoireASIA N/A

PlayStation3™
Hiiro no Kakera Aizouban: Akane Iro no TsuiokuJPN US$ 68.99
Hiiro no Kakera Aizouban: Akane Iro no Tsuioku [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 91.99
L.A. NoireUS N/A
L.A. NoireASIA N/A


Nintendo 3DS™
One Piece Unlimited Cruise SPJPN US$ 59.99





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