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06. Apr, 2006 11:33 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: FarCry Instincts Predator & Evolution, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Tenchu: Dark Shadow, Pro Yakyuu Spirits 3, Eyeshield 21 Devilbats Devildays & 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.

It's been a relatively calm release week in Japan. Among the 20 titles that were published, From Software's Tenchu: Dark Shadow (Nintendo DS™) and Konami's baseball simulation Pro Yakyuu Spirits 3 (PS2™/Xbox360™) were most interesting.

The hottest seller in this week have however been Asia release version games. Ubisoft's FarCry Instincts Predator for Xbox360™ has been the biggest mover in this week, closely followed by the RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox360™ and Windows™ PC). Two Xbox™ Asia version game were released as well, which are FarCry Instincts Evolution and Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII).

Popular toy & game related releases have been the Final Fantasy XII Formal Guidebook (expected to be in stock early next week) and Enterbrain's Ragnarok Trading Figure Collection Vol.2.

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

PlayStation2™:
BlackJPN N/A sold
Final Fantasy XIIKOR N/A sold
Haru no Ashioto: Step of SpringJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Haru no Ashioto: Step of Spring [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 147.99 1w
Mitsu x Mitsu Drops: Love x Love Honey LifeJPN US$ 79.90 1-2w
Mitsu x Mitsu Drops: Love x Love Honey Life [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 89.90 1-2w
Netsu Chu! Pro Baseball 2006JPN US$ 24.90 1-2w
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 3JPN US$ 30.99 1w
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 96: The PirateJPN US$ 12.99 1-5d
Simple 2000 Ultimate Series Vol. 31: K-1 World Max 2005JPN N/A sold
Simple 2000 Ultimate Series Vol. 32: AzumiJPN N/A sold



Xbox360™:
FarCry Instincts PredatorASIA N/A sold
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 3JPN N/A sold
The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionASIA N/A sold
Transfer Kit N/A sold



Xbox™:
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWIIASIA N/A sold
FarCry Instincts EvolutionASIA N/A sold



Nintendo DS™:
Angelic DuetJPN US$ 79.99 1-5d
DS Lite Pouch (Ruby) + Angelic Duet + Special 3 Card SetJPN US$ 79.90 1-2w
Fruits Mura no Doubutsu Tachi 2JPN US$ 48.90 1w
Tenchu: Dark ShadowJPN US$ 17.99 1w
Compact Pouch DS Lite (black) N/A sold
Compact Pouch DS Lite (blue) N/A sold
Compact Pouch DS Lite (light blue) N/A sold
Compact Pouch DS Lite (light pink) US$ 10.90 wait
Compact Pouch DS Lite (white gray) N/A sold
Smart Shoulder Lite (black) N/A sold
Smart Shoulder Lite (blue) N/A sold



Gameboy Advance™:
Eyeshield 21 Devilbats DevildaysJPN US$ 9.99 1-5d
NinePlay Advance (Minna no Soft Series)JPN US$ 34.99 1-5d



Windows™ PC:
The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionASIA N/A sold


Toys & Misc:
Final Fantasy XII Official GuidebookJPN N/A sold
Bandai Naruto Flash Pate Phone Strap - Kakashi N/A sold
Bandai Naruto Flash Pate Phone Strap - Naruto N/A sold
Bandai Naruto Flash Pate Phone Strap - Shikamaru N/A sold
Ragnarok Trading Figure Collection Vol.2 N/A sold
The Rumble Fish 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted Figure Garnet N/A sold



Video Game related soundtracks:
Devil Summoner Kuzunoha Raido vs Choriki Heidan Ongaku ZenshuJPN N/A sold
Full House Kiss Le Prince Remix Album (~La Prince)JPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Heated Heart (~Tatsuhisa Suzuki)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Minna de tsukuru Memories Off CD! Season 3JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Nanairo no Ashita - brand new beat / Your Color (Ninety-Nine Nights Theme Song) (~BoA)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Nanairo no Ashita - brand new beat / Your Color (Ninety-Nine Nights Theme Song) [CD+DVD] (~BoA)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Oshare Majo Love and Berry 2006 Shunka Song CollectionJPN N/A sold
Renkaban Drama CD Box: Tales of Destiny Tenjo jen [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Renkaban Drama CD Box: Tales of Fandom [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Wild Arms Complete TracksJPN US$ 31.99 5-15d



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, only 8 (+1 Limited Edition) titles are going to be published in Japan.

The hottest movers are expected to be Sammy/Sega's PlayStation2™ fighter Guilty Gear XX Slash, followed by Nintendo's platformer Densetsu no Stafi 4 / Legend of Stafi 4, Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten (Nintendo DS™) as well as Odama (Gamecube™).

The most popular Asia version release is expected to be EA's Xbox360™ game Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.


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



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