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01. Sep, 2005 10:58 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys: Bleach: Heat the Soul 2, Heavy Metal Thunder, Princess Maker 4, Naruto & Neon Genesis Evangelion toys, Arcadia & Famitsu Wave magazine, Namco x Capcom & Demento video game soundtracks and more


The September month has started relatively calm, considering the quantity of new titles. Around 15 games were published in Japan this week. The hottest seller has been Sony's anime based PSP™ fighter Bleach: Heat the Soul 2 (Japanese and Asia version), followed by Square-Enix's PlayStation2™ action game Heavy Metal Thunder (Japanese and Asia version).

The most exciting toy releases in this week include the Naruto Premium Heroines Part 2, PalmCharacters Disgaea Ver.2 and Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Sport Time Figure (Asuka Langley and Rei Ayanami).

With the Namco x Capcom Original Soundtrack and Demento Original Soundtrack, two interesting video game soundtrack releases have been published by Capcom's Suleputter label.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week:

PlayStation2™:
AIR (Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Daisan Teikoku Koubouki II: Aufstieg und Fall des dritten Reiches IIJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Fight Night Round 2JPN US$ 64.90 sold
Gladiator: Road to Freedom Special RemixJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Heavy Metal ThunderASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Heavy Metal ThunderJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Princess Maker 4JPN US$ 59.90 sold
Princess Maker 4 [Collector's Edition]JPN US$ 109.00 sold
Relakuma: Ojama Shitemasu 2 ShuukanJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Relakuma: Ojama Shitemasu 2 Shuukan [Limited Edition Teddy Bear Pack]JPN US$ 79.90 1w
Slotter Up Mania 7JPN US$ 44.90 1-5d
StuntmanJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Zwei !! (Taito the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold



Gamecube™:
Fight Night Round 2JPN US$ 59.90 1-5d


Sony PSP™:
Bleach: Heat the Soul 2JPN US$ 52.90 1w
Bleach: Heat the Soul 2ASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Nobunaga no Yabou: TenshokiJPN US$ 52.90 sold
TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing SimulatorKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Initial D UMD Box Set (w/ Initial D PSP™ Carrying Bag)Hong Kong US$ 29.90 sold



Toys & Magazines:
Mai-Hime Collection Trading Figure US$ 6.90 sold
Naruto Premium Heroines Part 2 US$ 7.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Sport Time Figure - Asuka Langley US$ 18.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Sport Figure - Rei Ayanami US$ 18.90 sold
PalmCharacters Disgaea Ver.2 US$ 6.90 sold
Arcadia Magazine [October 2005]JPN US$ 12.90 sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [October 2005]JPN US$ 16.50 sold



Video game soundtracks:
Demento Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 23.90 sold
Marginal Prince Songs 1JPN US$ 29.90 sold
Marginal Prince Songs 2JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Namco x Capcom Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 23.90 sold



A separate Video/Music update containing Japanese releases from this week, including new Anime, J-Pop and Movie releases will follow tomorrow.



Looking forward to next week, once again around 15 new titles are on schedule.

Expected PlayStation2™ highlights include Bandai's Fighting for One Piece, Success' Tokyo Bus Guide 2, the Korean version Taito Memories Joukan Special Package and Square-Enix's Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts Ulimate Hits reprints, including the Final Fantasy X / X-2 Ultimate Box.


PSP™ handheld owners can be looking forward to Capcom's RockMan Dash 2, for Nintendo DS™ we will have Namco's DigDug Digging Strike and Tecmo's Touch de Rakushou! Pachinko Sengen: Rio de Carnival.


Once again, a number of UMD™ Video, UMD™ Music and UMD™ Adult Video releases are expected as well.

Access our preorder lists for further upcoming video game, movie and music releases.



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