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22. Dec, 2005 19:58 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Naruto: Narutimett Hero 3, Kingdom Hearts II, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Boku no Watashi no Katamari Damacy, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, Korean GP2X handheld & much more


Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update, the last summary before the Christmas holidays. It's been an impressive week for all video gamers. Around 50 new titles were released in Japan this week, along with a number of Korean & Asian releases.

PlayStation2™ highlights in this week include Bandai's anime based fighting sequel Naruto: Narutimett Hero 3, Konami's stealth action adventure upgrade Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence, SNK Playmore's 2D fighter NeoGeo Battle Coliseum and of course Square-Enix's RPG hit Kingdom Hearts II (available as Japanese and Asian version and Kingdom Hearts Trinity Masterpiece Box Set).

The hottest handheld releases in this week were published on PSP™ with Namco's Boku no Watashi no Katamari Damacy (Japanese/Asia) and Atlus' RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner (Japanese/Asia).

Last but not least, Gamepark Holding's Korean handheld innovation has also shipped right in time before Christmas. Check out the GP2X Game System.

As usually, below is a summary of all new releases from this week. Scroll down further for a preview of next week's hottest releases.

PlayStation2™:
Duel Savior DestinyJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Duel Savior Destiny [w/ Figure Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00 sold
Eyeshield 21: AmeFoot Yarouze! Ya! Ha!JPN US$ 59.90 1w
GI Jockey 4JPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
GI Jockey 4 + Winning Post 7 [Twin Pack]JPN US$ 119.00 1-2w
GI Jockey 4 [Premium Box]JPN US$ 95.00 sold
Hissatsu Pachislot Ninja Hattori Kun VJPN US$ 54.90 1-5d
Horse Racing Lucky PackJPN US$ 109.90 1-2w
Incredible: Rise of the UnderminerKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Jissen Pachinko Hisshouhou! CR Hokuto no KenJPN US$ 54.90 sold
Kingdom Hearts IIJPN US$ 74.90 1-5d
Kingdom Hearts IIASIA US$ 64.90 sold
Kingdom Hearts Trinity MasterpieceJPN US$ 179.90 1-5d
Matantei Loki Ragnarok MayoukakuJPN US$ 59.90 1-2w
Metal Gear Solid 3 SubsistenceJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence [First Print Limited Edition]JPN US$ 69.90 1w
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence [w/ Headset]JPN US$ 95.00 sold
Naruto: Narutimett Hero 3JPN US$ 64.90 1w
Need for Speed Most WantedJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Need for Speed Most WantedKOR US$ 54.90 sold
NeoGeo Battle ColiseumJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Prince of Tennis: Gakuensai no Oji-samaJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Sega Ages Vol. 23: Sega Memorial SelectionJPN US$ 28.90 sold
Sengoku Lucky PackJPN US$ 95.00 1-2w
Shadow the HedgehogKOR US$ 59.90 sold
Simple 2000 Series Ultimate Vol. 29: K-1 Premium 2005 Dynamite!!JPN US$ 25.90 sold
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 90: The Oane Chapara 2JPN US$ 25.90 sold
Slotter Up Core 8 Giant's Star IIIJPN US$ 54.90 1-5d
The Matrix: Path of NeoKOR US$ 59.90 sold
The Matrix: Path of NeoJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06JPN US$ 64.90 1w



Sony PSP™ (incl. lots of UMD™ movies once again):
Byte Hell 2000JPN US$ 52.90 sold
Byte Hell 2000ASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Boku no Watashi no Katamari DamacyJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Boku no Watashi no Katamari DamacyASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Daisenryaku PortableJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Fifa 06JPN US$ 52.90 1w
FrantixKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Need for Speed Most Wanted 5-1-0JPN US$ 52.90 1w
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0KOR US$ 49.90 sold
Nobunaga no Yabou: ShouseirokuJPN US$ 52.90 1w
Saikyou Toudai Shogi PortableJPN US$ 42.90 sold
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Talkman (Traditional Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Zero Shiki Kanjou SentoukiJPN US$ 52.90 1w
Azumanga Daioh Vol.1JPN US$ 29.90 sold
Basilisk: Koga Ninpo Cho Vol.4JPN US$ 37.90 24h
BewitchedJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Big DaddyJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Big FishJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
BladeJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Blade IIJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Blade TrinityJPN US$ 37.90 sold
D.C. Da Capo & D.C.S.S. Da Capo Second Season 2JPN US$ 59.90 5-15d
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence [Limited Edition]Hong Kong US$ 27.90 24h
Jackass The Movie Japan Special EditionJPN US$ 37.90 1-2w
Ringers: Lord of the FansJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
RobotsJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Shaolin Soccer (w/ PSP pouch)Hong Kong US$ 19.90 sold
Sister Princess & Sister Princess Repure IIJPN US$ 59.90 5-15d
Ski Jumping Pairs UMDJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Ski Jumping Pairs 2 UMDJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Spider-ManJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Team America World PoliceJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
The IncrediblesJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Top GunJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
U2 Rattle and HumJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d

All UMD™ Video releases are also featured in tomorrow's Movie & Music update. The Hong Kong UMD™ Video release of Shaolin Soccer is region free, suitable for any PSP™ model.



Xbox360™:
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the MovieJPN US$ 69.90 1w
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 SpecialJPN US$ 84.90 1-5d
Wrestle KingdomJPN US$ 84.90 sold


Gamecube™:
Need for Speed Most WantedJPN US$ 64.90 1w



Nintendo DS™:
Arashi no YoruniJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Bouken-Ou Beet: Vandal vs. BustersJPN US$ 48.90 1-2w
Onegai My MelodyJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Puyo Puyo Fever 2JPN US$ 39.90 sold
ShanghaiJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Tao: Mamono no Tou to Mahou no TamagoJPN US$ 48.90 1w



Gameboy Advance™:
Animal YokochouJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumiJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Hudson Best Collection Vol.1: Bomberman CollectionJPN US$ 32.90 1w
Hudson Best Collection Vol.2: Roadrunner CollectionJPN US$ 32.90 1w
Hudson Best Collection Vol.3: Action CollectionJPN US$ 32.90 1w
Hudson Best Collection Vol.4: Nazotoki CollectionJPN US$ 32.90 1w
Ochainu no Yume BoukenJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Silicone Cover Micro US$ 10.99 sold



GP2X™:
GP2X Game System US$ 179.00 sold
GP2X Power Adaptor US$ 22.90 sold
GP2X Carrying Case US$ 16.90 sold
GP2X Wrist String US$ 9.90 sold
GP2X Screen Protector US$ 5.99 sold
GP2X TV Out Cable US$ 9.90 sold



Video game related soundtracks:
AIR Vol.8JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Ar-Toneliko: Sekai no Owari de Shi Tsudzukeru Shoujo - Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Boku no Watashi no Katamari Damacy - Complete Sounds of katamariJPN US$ 29.90 sold
Digital Devil Saga - Avatar Tuner - 1&2 Original Soundtrack KanzentaiJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Drama CD Higurashi No Naku Koroni Anthology Vol.1JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Drama CD Idol Master Vol.1JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Gift Drama CD Vol.3JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Kaze - Start Line (Jokyo Kaishi Opening Theme)JPN US$ 11.90 24h
Mabinogi Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Memories Off 5: Togireta Film Premium Collection 3 Mahiro C.V. Nana InoueJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Memories Off 5: Togireta Film Premium Collection 4 Kazuki C.V. Natsuko KuwataniJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Metal Gear Acid & Acid 2 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 33.90 sold
Princess Maker 4 Original Drama CDJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Raki Suta Vocal Mini AlbumJPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Shuffle! On The Stage - ALL Re-MIX AlbumJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Tales of Rebirth Vol.3JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Tears in Snow (True Tears Intro Theme)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d



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



Looking forward to next week, less than 20 unique releases are scheduled for the last week of this year in Japan. We have pre-summarized the biggest highlights below:

PlayStation2™:
Front Mission 5: Scars of the WarJPN US$ 64.90
Front Mission 5: Scars of the WarASIA US$ 59.90
Psychic Force CompleteJPN US$ 64.90

Xbox360™:
Dead or Alive 4JPN US$ 84.90
Dead or Alive 4 Stick US$ 79.90


Sony PSP™:
Super Robot Taisen MX PortableJPN US$ 52.90

Nintendo DS™:
Mario & Luigi RPG 2JPN US$ 48.90
New Rainbow IslandsJPN US$ 48.90
Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS TrainingJPN US$ 29.90
Wizardry Asterisk: Hiiro no FuuinJPN US$ 48.90


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



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