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03. Nov, 2005 11:33 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Lots of budget reprints, Scratch! Viewtiful Joe, Highway Police Unit -World Super Police- (games), Nintendogs, Dear S, Shin Megami Tensei, Touch! Made in Wario, Yu-Gi-Oh! (toys) & more


Welcome to our usual Thursday update, our news post dedicated to all new video game & toy related Japanese & Asian releases that were published during the last 7 days. Almost 40 titles were published in this week, among them a large number of PlayStation2™ as well as Gameboy Advance™ budget price reprints.

PlayStation2™ highlights in this week include Jaleco's Highway Police Unit -World Super Police- and a number of best version titles such as Naruto: Narutimett Hero 2, Pop'n Music 7, Pop'n Music 8 and many more.

The hottest handheld release in this week has been Capcom's Scratch! Viewtiful Joe (Nintendo DS™), followed by a number of Konami the Best Gameboy Advance™ games (Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow as well as Contra: Hard Spirits, Gradius Generation & more).

The most intersting toys in this week have been the low priced Touch! Made in Wario Phone Strap Gashapon, Nintendogs Garden Collection and others.

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

PlayStation2™:
A.C.E. Another Century's Episode (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 39.90 1-5d
Ape Escape 3 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Beat Down: Fists of VengeanceJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator BanchouJPN US$ 49.90 1w
Everybody's Golf 4 / Minna no Golf 4 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 32.90 1w
FIFA 06KOR US$ 59.90 1-2w
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Highway Police Unit -World Super Police-JPN US$ 64.90 sold
Kengo 3 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Marheaven: Arm Fight DreamJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Naruto: Narutimett Hero 2 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Pilot Nina Rou! 2 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 20.90 24h
Pop'n Music 7 (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 24.90 1w
Pop'n Music 8 (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Ratchet & Clank (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 20.90 1w
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 3 Empires (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 29.90 sold
Shining Tears (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Siren (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Surf Wave Wireless Controller (black) US$ 49.90 sold
Surf Wave Wireless Controller (blue) US$ 49.90 sold
Surf Wave Wireless Controller (white) US$ 49.90 sold
Taito Memories Gekan Special PackageKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Tekken 5 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Tenchu Kurenai (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Wild Arms: The 4th Detonator (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
beatmania IIDX Controller US$ 89.90 1w



Xbox™:
Beat Down: Fists of VengeanceJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Chicken LittleASIA US$ 44.90 sold
James Bond 007 From Russia With LoveASIA US$ 44.90 sold
Star Wars: Battlefront IIASIA US$ 44.90 sold



Nintendo DS™:
Daredemo Asobi TaisenJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Scratch! Viewtiful JoeJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d


Gameboy Advance™:
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 sold
Bokura no Taiyou (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 sold
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 sold
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 sold
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 1w
Contra: Hard Spirits (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 sold
Gradius Generation (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 sold
Ikkoku Hattori: Kore 1 Hon de 8 Shurui! (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 sold
Konami Arcade Game Collection (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 sold
Miracle! BanzouJPN US$ 39.90 1w



Sony PSP™:
Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: Kamubakku MiniPatoJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the ImperfectsASIA US$ 49.90 sold
X-Men Legends II: Rise of ApocalypseKOR US$ 49.90 sold
PlayGear Visor US$ 12.90 sold
Ichiban Kurai no wa Yoake Mae Vol.1JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Ichiban Kurai no wa Yoake Mae Vol.2JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Ichiban Kurai no wa Yoake Mae Vol.3JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
The ForgottenJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d



Toys & Magazines:
Arcadia Magazine [December 2005]JPN US$ 12.90 sold
Dear S: Ren - 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure US$ 49.90 sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [December 2005]JPN US$ 16.50 sold
Mon-Sieur Bome Collection Vol.7: Bunny-Girl - 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure US$ 39.90 sold
Nintendogs Garden Collection US$ 7.90 sold
Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne One Coin Figure Series Part 2 US$ 7.90 sold
Space Battleship Yamato Cosmo Fleet Collection US$ 4.90 sold
Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas Swing Keychain Gashapon US$ 3.90 sold
Touch! Made in Wario Phone Strap Gashapon US$ 1.90 sold
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Duelist Pack Vol.1 ~10.000 length~JPN US$ 2.99 sold
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Duelist Pack Vol.1 ~Teens~JPN US$ 2.99 sold



Video game related soundtracks:
Bomberman The MusicJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Game Sound Legend Series - GMO Christmas SongsJPN US$ 19.90 sold
The Idol Master Masterpiece 02JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d



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



As an outlook for next week, around 20 new titles are scheduled for release in Japan.

The biggest highlight is expected to be Capcom's Hong Kong exclusive BioHazard 4 (English language version w/ torch & guidebook), followed by Spike's Shinobido Imashime for PlayStation2™.

For Nintendo™ platforms, we will have Harvest Moon: Poem of Happiness for World and Mario Party 7 (Gamecube™) as well as Otona no DS Golf and Table Game Spirits (Nintendo DS™).


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



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