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19. Jan, 2006 12:24 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Blazing Souls, Rule of Rose, Street Fighter Zero 3 Double Upper, DJ Max Portable, BioHazard: Deadly Silence, Naruto Ninja Accessories Candy Toy Deluxe Vol.2 & a lot more


Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update, our Thursday summary, where we are reviewing all related items released during the last 7 days.

More than 20 new titles were published in Japan in this week. The hottest releases were definitely handheld titles, including Capcom's 10th anniversary BioHazard: Deadly Silence (regular/Limited) for Nintendo DS™ and Street Fighter Zero 3 Double Upper (Japanese/Asia) as well as the Korean exclusive DJ Max Portable (regular/Prestige Box Set) for PSP™.

As further highlights we have noted Idea Factory's Blazing Souls (regular/Limited Edition), Sony's horror adventure Rule of Rose, Aruze's RPG Shadow Hearts: From the New World Starter Pack (all PS2™) and the Gameboy Advance™ budget releases Hudson Best Collection Vol.5: Shooting Collection and Hudson Best Collection Vol.6: Adventure Island Collection.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week. Make sure to scroll down for next week's preview.

PlayStation2™:
Blazing SoulsJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Blazing Souls [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 89.90 sold
Derby Tsuku 5: Derby Uma o Tsukurou!JPN US$ 64.90 sold
Everybody's Golf 4KOR US$ 49.90 sold
Fragments BlueJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Fragments Blue [Special Edition]JPN US$ 84.90 sold
Gundam Seed Union VS Z.A.F.TKOR US$ 59.90 sold
Kurogane no Houkou 2: Warship Commander (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Rule of RoseJPN US$ 59.90 sold
Sangokushi VIII (KOEI Selection Series)JPN US$ 24.90 1-5d
Shadow Hearts: From the New World Starter PackJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Swords of Destiny (Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Taikou Risshiden V (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Weekly Famitsu Capcom Special Issue Vol.2JPN US$ 19.90 sold



Gamecube™:
Super Mario StrikersJPN US$ 59.90 sold


Xbox360™:
NBA Live 06JPN US$ 69.90 1w


Sony PSP™:
DJ Max PortableKOR US$ 49.90 sold
DJ Max Portable [Prestige Box Set]KOR US$ 89.90 sold
Densha de Go! Pocket: ChuuousenhenASIA US$ 39.90 sold
Densha de Go! Pocket: ChuuousenhenJPN US$ 42.90 sold
EXITKOR US$ 49.90 sold
KuruKuru ChameleonJPN US$ 52.90 24h
KuruKuru Chameleon (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Smach Down vs Raw 2006KOR US$ 49.90 sold
Street Fighter Zero 3 Double UpperJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Street Fighter Zero 3 Double UpperASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Ys: The Ark of NapishtimJPN US$ 52.90 sold


The first batch of DJ Max Portable [Prestige Box Set] is shipping today, remaining supply as well as copies of the regular version are confirmed to arrive early of next week.

Nintendo DS™:
BioHazard: Deadly SilenceJPN US$ 48.90 1w
BioHazard: Deadly Silence [Limited Pack]JPN US$ 89.90 sold
Iron FeatherJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Kero Kero 7JPN US$ 48.90 1w
Lost MagicJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Metroid PinballJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Touch Pen DS Animcal Crossing Version (green) US$ 4.99 sold
Touch Pen DS Animcal Crossing Version (orange) US$ 4.99 sold



Gameboy Advance™:
Hudson Best Collection Vol.5: Shooting CollectionJPN US$ 32.90 sold
Hudson Best Collection Vol.6: Adventure Island CollectionJPN US$ 32.90 sold


Toys:
Mon-Sieur Bome Collection Vol.9: Eclair & Lumiere US$ 72.90 sold
Naruto Ninja Accessories Candy Toy Deluxe Vol.2 US$ 6.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Rei & Asuka Plugsuit Ver. US$ 69.90 sold
Bleach Real Collection 3 Gashapon US$ 2.90 sold
Henna Ikimono Trading Figure US$ 2.99 sold
Yu-Gi-Oh! Booster Pack Collector's Tin 2006JPN US$ 14.90 sold



Video game related soundtracks:
Bara Pilgrim - Full House Kiss Single Collection Vol.10 (~La Prince)JPN US$ 15.90 5-15d
Game Sound Legend Consumer Series - Lufia Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 37.90 sold
iFuturelist (~Akira Yamaoka)JPN US$ 38.90 sold
Kokoro No Senshi (~Angela Aki)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Kokoro no Senshi (Final Fantasy XII Theme Song) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Angela Aki)JPN US$ 14.90 sold
Legend of Game Music 2 Platinum Box [CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 167.90 sold
SEGA Rally 2006 Original Sound TrackJPN US$ 22.90 5-15d
Uchu Deka Damashi Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 24.90 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, more than 30 new titles are going to be published in Japan. There's a couple of very big highlights among those, pre-summarized below:

PlayStation2™:
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VIIASIA US$ 69.90
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VIIJPN US$ 74.90
Samurai Spirits: Tenkaichi KenkakutenJPN US$ 64.90
Shin Onimusha: Dawn of DreamsJPN US$ 59.90
Tourist Trophy (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 54.90
Winning Eleven 9 Bonus Pack (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90

Sony's racer Tourist Trophy is shipping as Chinese/Asia version release a week prior Japanese schedule.

Nintendo DS™:
Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru UnmeiJPN US$ 48.90
Danshaku / NanostrayJPN US$ 48.90


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



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