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15. Dec, 2005 19:44 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Tales of the Abyss, Shadow the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy IV Advance, Rockman X: Irregular Hunter, BioHazard 4 Trading Figure, Bleach Characters 2 & much more


Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update, our weekly roundup featuring a summary of all new Japanese & Asian items from the last 7 days.

More than 30 new games were published in Japan in this week. PlayStation2™ highlights include Namco's RPG Tales of the Abyss (Japanese/Asia), the Digital Gain published shooter Chaos Field New Order as well as Sega's Shadow the Hedgehog (also available for Gamecube™ and Xbox™).

The most anticipated handheld release has been Square-Enix's Final Fantasy IV Advance (also available as GB Micro™ Limited Edition Pack), followed by a number of PSP™ releases: Rockman X: Irregular Hunter (Japanese/Asia), EXIT (Japanese/Asia), Jet de Go! Pocket (Japanese/Asia) & more.

A couple of video game related toys have been stocked during this week as well, including the BioHazard 4 Trading Figure, Tekken 5 Magstage Figure, Capcom Fighting Jam Magstage Figure, Bleach Characters 2, Naruto Swing Keychain Gashapon & more.

As usually, below is a summary of all new releases from this week. Don't forget to scroll down for next week hottest preorders. A number of highlights are expected during the Christmas week.

PlayStation2™:
Castlevania: Curse of DarknessKOR US$ 59.90 sold
Chaos Field New OrderJPN US$ 59.90 1w
Chicken LittleJPN US$ 59.90 1w
Choro Q HG 4 (Takara Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
D.C.F.S. Da Capo Fall SeasonsJPN US$ 64.90 sold
D.C.F.S. Da Capo Fall Seasons [DX Pack]JPN US$ 95.00 1-5d
EX Jinsei Game II (Takara Best)JPN US$ 44.90 sold
Gakkou o Tsukurou: Happy Days!! (Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Gallop Racer 8: Live Horse RacingJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Gallop Racer 8: Live Horse RacingASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 12 KetteibanJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Aladdin 2 EvolutionJPN US$ 44.90 1-5d
Karutagura: Tamashii no KunouJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Karutagura: Tamashii no Kunou [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 84.90 1-5d
Konjiki no Gashbell: Go! Go! Mamono Fight!!JPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
Peter Jackson's King KongJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Sangokushi Lucky PackJPN US$ 149.90 1-2w
Sanyo Pachinko Paradise 12JPN US$ 54.90 1w
Shadow the HedgehogJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Shadow the Hedgehog Controller US$ 24.90 sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 MoushoudenKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Simple 2000 Series Ultimate Vol. 28: The Gaidou! Genocide Grand Prix ~Drive to Survive~JPN US$ 25.90 1w
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 91: The All Star Fighting FestivalJPN US$ 25.90 1w
Sugar Sugar Rune: Koimo Osharemo Pick-UpJPN US$ 49.90 sold
Tales of the AbyssASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Tales of the AbyssJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Tales of the Abyss Memory Card 8MB US$ 36.90 sold
Wanda to Kyozou / Shadow of the ColossusKOR US$ 59.90 sold
Wizardry X: Zensen no Gakufu (Wonder Price)JPN US$ 34.90 sold



Sony PSP™:
EXITASIA US$ 49.90 sold
EXITJPN US$ 52.90 1w
Gundam Battle TacticsKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chinese Package)ASIA US$ 49.90 1-2w
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (English Package)ASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Hayarikami PortableJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Jet de Go! PocketJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Jet de Go! PocketASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Karakuri / TokobotJPN US$ 52.90 1-5d
Karakuri / TokobotASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Monster Hunter Portable Special Goods US$ 24.90 sold
Musou Lucky PackJPN US$ 95.00 1-2w
NBA Live 06JPN US$ 52.90 sold
Pipo Saru Academia 2ASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Pipo Saru Academia 2JPN US$ 52.90 sold
Pursuit ForceKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Rockman X: Irregular HunterJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Rockman X: Irregular HunterASIA US$ 39.90 sold
Star Wars Battlefront IIASIA US$ 49.90 sold
The Lord of the Rings Tactics (Chinese Package)ASIA US$ 49.90 sold
The Lord of the Rings Tactics (English Package)ASIA US$ 49.90 sold

Additionally, a number of UMD™ Videos suitable for PSP™ have been released in this week, which will be featured in tomorrow's Movie & Music update.



Gamecube™:
Chicken LittleJPN US$ 59.90 sold
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 12 KetteibanJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Konjiki no Gashbell: Go! Go! Mamono Fight!!JPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
Shadow the HedgehogJPN US$ 59.90 sold



Xbox™:
Shadow the HedgehogJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Tony Hawk's American WastelandASIA US$ 39.90 sold



Nintendo DS™:
Croket! DS: Tenkuu no Yuusha tachiJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 2 Pouch (black) US$ 16.90 sold
Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 2 Pouch (orange) US$ 16.90 sold
Soft Pouch DS (black) US$ 14.90 sold
Soft Pouch DS (white) US$ 14.90 sold
Touch Pen DS Pocket Monsters Version (Pikachu & Manene) US$ 5.90 sold
Touch Pen DS Pocket Monsters Version (Pikachu & Mew Fly) US$ 5.90 sold
Touch Pen DS Pocket Monsters Version (Pikachu & Rukario) US$ 5.90 sold
Touch Pen Strap DS Pocket Monsters Version (Manene) US$ 5.90 sold
Touch Pen Strap DS Pocket Monsters Version (Mew Fly) US$ 5.90 sold
Touch Pen Strap DS Pocket Monsters Version (Pikachu) US$ 5.90 sold
Touch Pen Strap DS Pocket Monsters Version (Rukario) US$ 5.90 sold



Gameboy Advance™:
Chicken LittleJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Final Fantasy IV AdvanceJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Final Fantasy IV Advance (w/ Gameboy Micro Limited Edition)JPN US$ 195.00 sold



Toys:
BioHazard 4 Trading Figure US$ 4.90 sold
Bleach Characters 2 US$ 6.90 sold
Capcom Fighting Jam Magstage Figure US$ 8.90 sold
Capcom Figure Collection Rockman X US$ 6.90 sold
Ichikitousen: 1/8 Scale Painted Figure Story Image Figure EX - Sonsaku Hakufu US$ 36.90 sold
Mon-Sieur Bome Collection Vol.8: Xenosaga Kos-Mos - 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure US$ 39.90 sold
Naruto Swing Keychain Gashapon US$ 2.90 sold
Tekken 5 Magstage Figure US$ 8.90 sold
To Heart 2 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Yuzuhara Konomi US$ 39.90 sold



Video game soundtracks:
Passion (Kingdom Hearts II Main Theme) (~Hikaru Utada)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Passion (Kingdom Hearts II Main Theme) [CD+DVD] (~Hikaru Utada)JPN US$ 12.90 sold
Sammy Pachisuro / Aladdin Revolution - Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 15.90 5-15d
Supernova / Karma (Tales of Abyss Theme Song) [Limited Edition] (~Bump of Chicken)JPN US$ 9.90 sold


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 40 titles are going to be published in Japan. Among them are a number of Christmas highlights. We have summarized the biggest pre-sellers below:

PlayStation2™:
Kingdom Hearts IIJPN US$ 74.90
Kingdom Hearts IIASIA US$ 64.90
Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence [First Print Limited Edition]JPN US$ 69.90
Naruto: Narutimett Hero 3JPN US$ 64.90
NeoGeo Battle ColiseumJPN US$ 64.90
Prince of Tennis: Gakuensai no Oji-samaJPN US$ 64.90
Sega Ages Vol. 23: Sega Memorial SelectionJPN US$ 28.90
Simple 2000 Series Ultimate Vol. 29: K-1 Premium 2005 Dynamite!!JPN US$ 25.90
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 90: The Oane Chapara 2JPN US$ 25.90


Xbox360™:
Wrestle KingdomJPN US$ 84.90

Sony PSP™:
Boku no Watashi no Katamari DamacyJPN US$ 52.90
Boku no Watashi no Katamari DamacyASIA US$ 49.90
Byte Hell 2000ASIA US$ 49.90
Byte Hell 2000JPN US$ 52.90
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerASIA US$ 49.90
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerJPN US$ 52.90


Nintendo DS™:
Arashi no YoruniJPN US$ 48.90
Puyo Puyo Fever 2JPN US$ 48.90
ShanghaiJPN US$ 39.90
Tao: Mamono no Tou to Mahou no TamagoJPN US$ 48.90


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



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