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02. Mar, 2006 12:43 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Pop'n Music 12, Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana, Final Fantasy XII World Preview, Bleach, Naruto & other toys and much 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 very exciting release week, more than 50 new titles were published in Japan. In the spotlight of this week has certainly been Nintendo's highly anticipated new hardware release, the Nintendo DS™ Lite. A shipping update will be posted later today in a separate news post.

Additionally, lots of other interesting titles have been released this week. PlayStation2™ highlights have been Konami's Bemani update Pop'n Music 12 (Regular/Konamistyle Edition), Atlus' RPG Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou, Bandai's Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C. and Namco's budget priced RPG Venus & Braves.

The hottest handheld movers in this week have been Square-Enix's Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana (Nintendo DS™), followed by the PSP™ releases Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (Japanese/Asia), Rockman Rockman (Japanese/Asia), Blade Dancer: Sennen no Yakusoku (Japanese/Chinese) and the Korean exclusive Meta Juice.

Quite a few new toys & gaming related items have been stocked up at Play-Asia in this week, including the Kingdom Hearts II Ultimania and Final Fantasy XII World Preview (expected to be in stock tomorrow) book releases as well as the popular low priced Super Mario Bros. Sound Drops Gashapon.

As usually, here is a summary of all new items published during this week. Make sure to scroll down for a preview of next week's highlights.

PlayStation2™:
.hack Vol.1 & Vol.2 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 69.99 1w
.hack Vol.3 & Vol.4 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 49.99 1-5d
007: From Russia With LoveJPN US$ 45.99 1-2w
Capcom Classics CollectionJPN N/A sold
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (Konami Palace Selection)JPN N/A sold
Detective Conan: Legacy of the Great Empire (Bandai the Best)JPN N/A sold
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha RaidouJPN N/A sold
Dragon Ball Z 3 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Enthusia Professional Racing (Konami Palace Selection)JPN N/A sold
Final Approach (Princess Soft Collection)JPN N/A sold
Futakoi (Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Futakoi Alternative (Best Collection)JPN US$ 12.99 1-5d
Hissatsu Pachislot 2JPN US$ 40.99 1w
Ichigeki Sacchuu!! HoiHoiSan (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 99.99 1-5d
Mahou Sensei Negima! 2-Jikanme (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold
Metal Saga: Sajin no Kusari (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 44.99 1w
Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C.JPN US$ 24.99 1-5d
Mobile Suit Z-Gundam: AEUG Vs. Titans (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 40.99 1w
Neo AngeliqueJPN US$ 73.99 1w
Neo Angelique Memory Card 8MB N/A sold
Neo Angelique [Premium Box]JPN US$ 48.99 1-5d
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend 2nd (Broccoli Best Quality)JPN US$ 34.99 24h
Ninkyouden: Toseinin IchidaikiJPN US$ 24.90 1-2w
Pop'n Music 12 IrohaJPN US$ 155.99 1w
Pop'n Music 12 Iroha [Konamistyle Special Edition]JPN N/A sold
Sega Ages Vol. 22: Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutch Dengeki Sakusen [Segadirect Deluxe Pack]JPN N/A sold
Tenchu San (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Tenka-bitoJPN N/A sold
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The WardrobeJPN US$ 15.99 1w
Venus & Braves (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold



Sony PSP™ (incl. selected UMD™ Video releases):
Blade Dancer: Sennen no YakusokuJPN US$ 11.99 24h
Blade Dancer: Sennen no Yakusoku (Chinese Version)ASIA N/A sold
Bleach: Heat the Soul (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Coded Arms (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Daikoukai Jidai IV: Rota NovaJPN N/A sold
Derby Time 2006JPN N/A sold
Eyeshield 21 Portable EditionJPN N/A sold
Initial D Street StageKOR N/A sold
Into the SunJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Mah-jong Fight Club (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold
Meta JuiceKOR N/A sold
Ossu! Banchou PortableJPN US$ 49.90 1w
Piposaru Academia: Dossari Sarugee Daizenshu (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 29.90 1-2w
Pursuit ForceJPN N/A sold
Pursuit ForceASIA N/A sold
Rockman RockmanJPN N/A sold
Rockman RockmanASIA N/A sold
Sarugetchu P! (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Seven Swords (~Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, ...)HK N/A sold
Shutokou Battle: Zone of Control (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Valkyrie Profile: LennethASIA N/A sold
Valkyrie Profile: LennethJPN N/A sold

More UMD™ Video releases will be featured in our upcoming Movie/Music update tomorrow. The Hong Kong Version Seven Swords UMD™ Video is region free, suitable to play on any PSP™ model.



Nintendo DS™:
Daikoukai Jidai IV: Rota NovaJPN N/A sold
Doraemon DS Card Case N/A sold
Doraemon DS Pouch N/A sold
Doraemon: Nobita no Kyouryuu 2006 DSJPN US$ 61.90 1-2w
Liquid Crystal Filter DS Lite N/A sold
Nintendo DS Lite (Crystal White) - 110VJPN N/A sold
Nintendo DS Lite AC Power Adapter N/A sold
Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana N/A sold
Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana (Flick) N/A sold
Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana (Pop) N/A sold
Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana (Tumble) N/A sold
Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana (Wanderer) N/A sold
Screen Guard DS Lite US$ 6.99 1-5d
Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of ManaJPN US$ 29.99 1w
Shunkan Puzz LoopJPN US$ 39.90 1w
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The WardrobeJPN US$ 48.90 1w



Gameboy Advance™:
AkagiJPN N/A sold
Uekino Housoku Shinki Sakuretsu! Nouryokumono BattleJPN N/A sold


Toys, Magazines & Books:
Arcadia Magazine [April 2006]JPN N/A sold
Bleach Plush Doll 3 - Model A: Ichigo N/A sold
Bleach Plush Doll 3 - Model B N/A sold
Bleach Plush Doll 3 - Model C N/A sold
Bleach Plush Doll 3 - Model D N/A sold
Bleach Plush Doll 3 - Model E: Kon N/A sold
Capcom Fighting Jam Figure Collection Ver.1.5 Gashapon N/A sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [April 2006]JPN N/A sold
Final Fantasy XII World PreviewJPN N/A sold
Front Mission+ Trading Arts Stage 2 N/A sold
Kingdom Hearts II UltimaniaJPN US$ 29.99 5-15d
Magister Negi Magi Konami Figure Collection N/A sold
Marheaven Collection Figure N/A sold
Naruto Collection Candy Toy - Day Shade Special N/A sold
Naruto Plush Pouch - Model A: Naruto Frogbag N/A sold
Naruto Plush Pouch - Model B: Kakashi's Book N/A sold
Naruto Plush Pouch - Model C: Jiraya / Ero Senin's Book N/A sold
Naruto Plush Pouch - Model D: Konoha Scroll N/A sold
Naruto Plush Pouch - Model E: Gara Guard N/A sold
Naruto Super DX Plush Doll Vol.2: Naruto N/A sold
Naruto Super DX Plush Doll Vol.2: Sasuke N/A sold
Pocket Monster Advance Generation 3 Plush Doll - Model A: Pichu N/A sold
Pocket Monster Advance Generation 3 Plush Doll - Model B: Ruriri N/A sold
Pocket Monster Advance Generation 3 Plush Doll - Model C: Pupurin N/A sold
Pocket Monster Advance Generation 3 Plush Doll - Model D: Sohnano N/A sold
Pocket Monster Advance Generation 3 Plush Doll - Model E: Eievui N/A sold
Street Fighter Action Figure: Akuma N/A sold
Street Fighter Action Figure: Birdie N/A sold
Street Fighter Action Figure: Fei Long N/A sold
Street Fighter Action Figure: Ibuki N/A sold
Street Fighter Action Figure: Remy N/A sold
Street Fighter Zero 3 1/6 Scale Painted Statue - Cammy (Authentic White Ver.) N/A sold
Street Fighter Zero 3 1/6 Scale Painted Statue - Cammy (Fascination Black Ver.) N/A sold
Super Mario Bros. Sound Drops Gashapon (Edition 2006) N/A sold
To Heart 2 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Himeyuri Sango N/A sold



Video Game related soundtracks:
Full House Kiss 2 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Full House Kiss Drama CD - White DreamJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Samurai Champloo Original Sound TrackJPN N/A sold
Symphonic Poem: Hope (Final Fantasy XII Main Theme) (~Taro Hakase)JPN US$ 9.99 5-15d
Symphonic Poem: Hope (Final Fantasy XII Main Theme) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Taro Hakase)JPN N/A sold
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 35.99 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, more than 15 new titles are scheduled for release in Japan. The most interesting titles will be available for handheld systems. Below is a small preview of what we are expecting next week:

PlayStation2™:
Metal Slug 5 (SNK Best Collection)JPN N/A
Siren 2 (Chinese Version)ASIA N/A
The King of Fighters 2003 (SNK Best Collection)JPN US$ 44.99


Sony PSP™:
Bomberman Blast Squadron BombermanASIA N/A
Bomberman Blast Squadron BombermanJPN US$ 42.90
I.Q. ManiaASIA N/A
I.Q. ManiaJPN US$ 52.90
Sakura Taisen 1&2JPN N/A
Sakura Taisen 1&2 [Super Deluxe Pack]JPN N/A
Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With YouJPN N/A
Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You [Konamistyle Special Edition]JPN N/A
XI ColosseumJPN N/A
XI ColosseumASIA N/A


Nintendo DS™/Gameboy Advance™:
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 39.99
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Ultimate Hits)JPN N/A
Slime Morimori Dragon Quest: Shougeki No Shippo Dan (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 68.99
Tengai Makyou II: Manji MaruJPN N/A


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



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