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28. Jul, 2005 12:39 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Shadow Hearts: From the New World, Super Robot Taisen Alpha 3, Fatal Frame: Zero, Taito Memories Joukan, Pac 'n Roll, Ouendan, Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen, Sengoku Cannon & lots more!


Without doubt, the last July week has been one of the most impressive ones in this year so far. A total of almost 40 new titles have been published in Japan, including lots of really interesting items.

PlayStation2™ top sellers in this week include Banpresto's Super Robot Taisen Alpha 3: To the End of the Galaxy, Genki's racing game Kaido Battle: Touge no Densetsu, From Software's horror adventure Fatal Frame: Zero (Japanese and Asia version), the classical collection Taito Memories Joukan, D3's budget release The Terra Defence Force 2, Konami's high school girl action adventure Mahou Sensei Negima! 2-Jikanme (as Gold Medal Version with Bonus Audio CD and regular Silver Medal Version), SNK Playmore's puzzle shooter Twinkle Star Spirits: La Petite Princesse and Aruze's RPG Shadow Hearts: From the New World.

Highlight's for PSP™ include the ninja stealth action game Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen (Japanese and Asia version), X-Nauts shooter Sengoku Cannon: Sengoku Ace Episode III (Japanese and Asia version), combined with a number of further game and UMD™ Video/Music Releases.

Two Nintendo DS™ titles are specifically worth mentioning this week, which are the comic style rhythm game Ouendan and Namco's Pac 'n Roll.

Further misc. highlights include Metal Slug 5 (Xbox™), Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol.5 (PSone™ - expected to be in stock on coming Monday) and Konami's Shin Bokura no Taiyou: Gyakushuu no Sabata (GBA™).

As usually, a summary of all new releases from this week can be found below. Don't forget to take a look at upcoming week's preview, which contains a few very decent titles.


PlayStation2™:
3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi Sensei: Densetsu no Kyoudan ni Tate! (Best)JPN US$ 39.90 sold
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30KOR US$ 59.90 sold
Fatal Frame: ZeroJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Fatal Frame: ZeroASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Kaido Battle: Touge no DensetsuJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Let's Make a Baseball Team 3JPN US$ 64.90 sold
Mahou Sensei Negima! 2-Jikanme - Gold Medal VersionJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Mahou Sensei Negima! 2-Jikanme - Silver Medal VersionJPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
Meine Liebe: Yuubinaru Kioku (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Metal Slug 4 & 5KOR US$ 49.90 sold
Minna Daisuki Katamari DamacyKOR US$ 48.90 sold
Pachi-Slot Winning PostJPN US$ 54.90 1w
Pachi-Slot Winning Post (w/Controller)JPN US$ 119.00 1w
RobotsJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Shadow Hearts: From the New WorldJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Shadow Hearts: From the New World [Limited Deluxe Pack]JPN US$ 129.00 1w
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 81: The Terra Defence Force 2JPN US$ 25.90 sold
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 82: The Kung FuJPN US$ 25.90 1w
Sukusuku Inufuku (Hamster the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Super Robot Taisen Alpha 3: To the End of the GalaxyJPN US$ 79.90 1w
Super Robot Taisen Alpha 3: To the End of the Galaxy Memory Card 8MB US$ 36.90 sold
Super Robot Taisen Alpha Premium EditionJPN US$ 95.00 sold
SuperLite 2000: Memories Off... ~Sorekara~JPN US$ 25.90 sold
Taito Memories JoukanJPN US$ 49.90 1w
Tengai Premium PackageKOR US$ 39.90 sold
Twinkle Star Spirits: La Petite PrincesseJPN US$ 59.90 sold
Ururun QuestJPN US$ 49.90 24h
Yuki Katari Renewal VersionJPN US$ 59.90 1-5d


Chunsoft's 3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi Sensei: Densetsu no Kyoudan ni Tate! is only distributed through selected stores and therefore expected to be in stock in limited quantities next week.


Sony PSP™ (including UMD™ Video/Music releases):
Dora Slot Giant's Star IIJPN US$ 42.90 1w
Jitsuwa Kaidan: Shinmimi Fukuro - Ichi no ShouJPN US$ 42.90 sold
Sengoku Cannon: Sengoku Ace Episode IIIJPN US$ 52.90 1w
Sengoku Cannon: Sengoku Ace Episode IIIASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Tenchu: Shinobi TaizenJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Tenchu: Shinobi TaizenASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Yarudora Portable: Double CastJPN US$ 42.90 sold
Yarudora Portable: Kisetsu o DakishimeteJPN US$ 42.90 sold
Yarudora Portable: SampaguitaJPN US$ 42.90 1-2w
Yarudora Portable: Yukiwari no HanaJPN US$ 42.90 1w
Memory Stick Duo Case US$ 5.99 sold
Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
S.W.A.T.JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Hirakawachi 1-chome Hyakka Vol.1JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d



Nintendo DS™:
Pac 'n RollJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
OuendanJPN US$ 48.90 sold
RobotsJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Touch Pen DS Nintendogs Version US$ 4.99 sold



Gameboy Advance™:
Futari wa Precure Max Heart: Maji? Maji!? Fight de IN JanaiJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Konjiki no Gashbell!! The Card Battle for GBAJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
RobotsJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Shin Bokura no Taiyou: Gyakushuu no SabataJPN US$ 48.90 sold



Other platforms:
Dead or Alive Ultimate (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 44.90 sold
Metal Slug 5JPN US$ 48.90 1w
Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol.5JPN US$ 29.90 sold
RobotsJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d



Toys:
Dragon Chronicle One Coin Figure Series US$ 7.90 sold
Dragon Drive Real Collection Gashapon (full set) US$ 14.90 sold
Fullmetal Alchemist Characters DX US$ 6.90 sold
Hello Kitty Speaker US$ 54.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion - 1/7 Scale Pre-painted Figure: Sohryu Asuka Langley Gothic Lolita Ver. US$ 59.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra School Swimming Suit Figure Ver.2: Asuka Langley US$ 19.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra School Swimming Suit Figure Ver.2: Rei Ayanami US$ 19.90 sold
New Century GPX Cyber Formula Race Queen Collection US$ 6.90 sold
Nintendo Family Computer Keyholder (4pcs/full set) US$ 24.90 sold
Snoopy Speaker US$ 54.90 sold
Super Robot Heroines -Original Generation Volume 1- US$ 6.90 sold
Trigun The Planet Gunsmoke: Gazelle The Peacemaker US$ 79.90 sold



Video game soundtracks:
Anim Vorcal CollectionJPN US$ 26.90 sold
Armored Core Last Raven Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 21.90 5-15d
Crowd Vocal CollectionJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Koe (Fatal Frame: Zero Main Theme)JPN US$ 9.90 sold
Onitama Sound TrackJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
TAO (Tales of Legendia Intro Theme)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
TAO (Tales of Legendia Intro Theme) [CD+DVD]JPN US$ 17.90 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, we are expecting a total of around 30 new titles. There will be two huge titles, which are in top of this year's preorder charts at Play-Asia.

Konami's popular soccer sequel Winning Eleven 9 is kicking off on PlayStation2™ on August 4th and Nintendo's anime based fighter Jump! Super Stars is due on Nintendo DS™ on August 8th.

Further highlights are pre-summarized in plain list form.

PlayStation2™:
Armored Core: Last RavenJPN US$ 64.90
Armored Core: Last RavenASIA US$ 59.90
Bleach: Selected SoulJPN US$ 64.90
Bleach: Selected SoulASIA US$ 59.90
Grandia IIIJPN US$ 79.90
Grandia IIIASIA US$ 74.90
Taiko no Tatsujin Super AnimehitJPN US$ 48.90
Taiko no Tatsujin Super Animehit (incl. drum controller)JPN US$ 79.90
Taiko no Tatsujin Super AnimehitASIA US$ 44.90
Simple 2000 Series 2-in-1 Vol. 5: The Shooting & The HelicopterJPN US$ 25.90
Winning Eleven 9JPN US$ 62.90


Sony PSP™:
Rockman Dash: Hagane no BoukenshinJPN US$ 39.90
Taiko no Tatsujin PortableJPN US$ 52.90
Alien vs. PredatorJPN US$ 37.90
I, RobotJPN US$ 37.90
League of Extraordinary GentlemenJPN US$ 37.90


Gamecube™/Nintendo DS™:
Pokemon XD: Yami no Senpuu Dark LugiaJPN US$ 59.90
Power Pocket KoushienJPN US$ 48.90
Jump! Super StarsJPN US$ 48.90
Nintendo DS (Red)JPN US$ 149.90


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



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