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23. Mar, 2006 19:12 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Under Defeat, Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War, Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Empires, The Godfather, Cooking Mama, Shin Sangoku Musou 2nd Evolution & 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.

As common for this period of the year, an impressive number of new titles (more than 50) were published in Japan, along with a couple of interesting Asian releases.

Play-Asia's top product of the week has without doubt been G.Rev's Dreamcast™ shooter Under Defeat (Regular/Limited), selling an impressive quantity and still giving hope that G.Rev might consider to port Senko no Ronde to Dreamcast™ as well.

PlayStation2™ highlights have been Namco's Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (Japanese/Asia), Koei's Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Empires (also available in a number of different editions), Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 3: Unmei no Meikyuu (Regular/Premium Box/Triple Pack) and SNK Playmore's The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Maniax.

The most interesting handheld game releases have been Capcom's Viewtiful Joe Battle Carnival (Japanese/Asia) and Koei's Shin Sangoku Musou 2nd Evolution (Regular/All in Guard Box) for PSP™, Taito's innovative and cute Cooking Mama, Hudson's Puzzle Series Vol. 3: Sudoku, Nintendo's Pokemon Rangers: Diamond-Pearl e no Michi and Taito's Ys Strategy for Nintendo DS™ as well as Sting's Yggdra Union for Gameboy Advance™.

Top Asia version releases in this week have been EA's The Godfather (PS2™/Xbox™), the Xbox360™ releases Quake 4 and Call of Duty 2 as well as the Xbox™ games Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Driver: Parallel Lines.

As usually, a summary of all new releases from this week is listed up below. Also make sure to scroll down further for a preview of coming week's highlights.


PlayStation2™:
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan WarASIA N/A sold
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan WarJPN N/A sold
BLACKKOR N/A sold
Baldr Force EXE (Alchemist Best)JPN N/A sold
Baldr Force EXE (Simalcrum Pack Alchemist Best)JPN N/A sold
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner (Atlus Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2 (Atlus Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Flight Stick 2R N/A sold
Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 3: Unmei no MeikyuuJPN US$ 56.99 1w
Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 3: Unmei no Meikyuu Memory Card 8MB N/A sold
Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 3: Unmei no Meikyuu [Premium Box]JPN US$ 116.99 1w
Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 3: Unmei no Meikyuu [Triple Pack]JPN N/A sold
Jan Sangoku MusouJPN N/A sold
Mahou Sensei Negima! Kagai JugyouJPN US$ 79.99 1-5d
Memories Off: Sorekara AgainJPN N/A sold
Memories Off: Sorekara Again [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 118.99 1w
From TV Animation One Piece: Pirates CarnivalKOR N/A sold
Oretachi Geasen Zoku Sono: Nekketsu Koukou Dodge Ball BuJPN N/A sold
Oretachi Geasen Zoku Sono: Rabio LepusJPN N/A sold
Rakushou! Pachi-Slot Sengen 4JPN US$ 19.99 1w
Shakugan no ShanaJPN US$ 89.99 1w
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 EmpiresJPN N/A sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 EmpiresASIA N/A sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Empires [Premium Box]JPN N/A sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Empires [Super Premium Box]JPN N/A sold
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 97: The Koi no EngineJPN N/A sold
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 98: Roman SabouJPN US$ 15.99 1w
SuperLite 2000: Memories Off After Rain Vol. 3 GraduationJPN US$ 9.99 1w
The GodfatherASIA N/A sold
The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact ManiaxJPN US$ 24.90 1-5d
Wizardry X 2: Mugen no GakutoJPN N/A sold



Dreamcast™:
Under DefeatJPN N/A sold
Under Defeat [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 206.99 1w
Under Defeat [Segadirect Limited Edition w/ Poster & Sticker]JPN N/A sold
Under Defeat [Segadirect Edition w/ Refurbished Dreamcast + Poster]JPN N/A sold
Under Defeat [Segadirect Limited Edition w/ Refurbished Dreamcast + Poster & Sticker]JPN N/A sold

All Segadirect Editions are expected to be in stock tomorrow.



Xbox360™:
Burnout RevengeJPN N/A sold
Call of Duty 2ASIA N/A sold
Peter Jackson's King KongASIA N/A sold
Quake 4ASIA N/A sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 EmpiresJPN N/A sold
Tengai Makyou: ZiriaJPN N/A sold
Tony Hawk's American WastelandASIA N/A sold



Xbox™:
Driver: Parallel LinesASIA N/A sold
The GodfatherASIA N/A sold
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced WarfighterASIA N/A sold



Sony PSP™:
Daikoukai Jidai IV: Rota NovaJPN N/A sold
Kurii Mushi Chu~mokan Nagara Iroiro Gochagocha Genttemasu Kedomo... Warai no Tamago L SizeJPN US$ 23.99 1w
Nobunaga no Yabou: Reppuuden with Power PackJPN N/A sold
ShanghaiJPN US$ 31.99 1w
Shin Sangoku Musou 2nd EvolutionJPN N/A sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 2nd Evolution [All in Guard Box]JPN US$ 104.99 1w
Ultra Puzzle Bobble PocketJPN N/A sold
Ultra Puzzle Bobble PocketASIA N/A sold
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the BladeJPN N/A sold
Viewtiful Joe Battle CarnivalJPN US$ 65.90 1-2w
Viewtiful Joe Battle CarnivalASIA N/A sold



Nintendo DS™:
Cooking MamaJPN N/A sold
Deep LabyrinthJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Liquid Crystal Guard AR+ Touch Screen Guard Lite N/A sold
Liquid Crystal Protection Film Lite N/A sold
Mini-DS Card Holder N/A sold
Minna de Wai Wai Kokoto KartJPN N/A sold
Monster BomberJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Pokemon Rangers: Diamond-Pearl e no MichiJPN US$ 24.99 1-2w
Puzzle Series Vol. 1: Jigsaw PuzzleJPN N/A sold
Puzzle Series Vol. 2: CrosswordJPN US$ 29.90 1w
Puzzle Series Vol. 3: SudokuJPN N/A sold
Scratch Guard DS: Pokemon Rangers N/A sold
Smart Case DS Lite (black) N/A sold
Smart Case DS Lite (white) N/A sold
Style Book: CinnamorollJPN US$ 71.99 1w
Style Book: Fushigi Hoshi no Futago HimeJPN US$ 58.90 1w
Style Book: Junior CityJPN US$ 58.90 1w
Ys StrategyJPN US$ 48.90 1w



Gameboy Advance™:
Crayon Shin-Chan Densetsu o Yobu Omake no To Shukkugaan!JPN US$ 49.99 1-5d
Dragon Ball Advance Adventure (Banpresto Best)JPN US$ 39.99 1w
Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Tougeki (Banpresto Best)JPN US$ 39.99 1-5d
Mahou Sensei Negima! Private Lesson 2JPN US$ 23.99 1w
Atelier Marie, Elie and Anise (Banpresto Best)JPN US$ 119.90 1-2w
Pawa Poke DashJPN US$ 57.99 1w
Yggdra UnionJPN US$ 94.99 1w



Windows™ PC:
Tokimeki Factory: Tokimeki Memorial 2JPN N/A sold


Toys:
Figumate Rumble Roses Vol.1 N/A sold
Game Character Collection Soul Calibur III Round 1 N/A sold
Kishin Houkou Demon Bane 1/8 Scale Painted Figure: Alazif N/A sold
Mon-Sieur Bome Collection Vol.11: Jungle Emi N/A sold
Mai-Hime 1/6 Scale Painted Figure: Mai Tokiha N/A sold
Naruto Narukiri Gashapon 3 N/A sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Characters Type-F N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden 1/6 Scale Figure: Rachel N/A sold
Rumble Roses Konami Figure Collection Vol.1 N/A sold
Sergeant Keroro Character Cell 2 N/A sold



Video Game related soundtracks:
Higurashi no Naku Koroni Vol.2 (~Soichiro Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Baten Kaitos II Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Ar Tonelico Vol.1 - side Orika (~Masahide Fuse, Ui Miyazaki, Sakura Nogawa)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
The Idol Master Scene.03 Haruka Amami & Ritsuko Akizuki & Iori Minase (~Eriko Nakamura, Naomi Wakabayashi, Rie Kugimiya)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Eternal Love 2006 (Galaxy Angel II Zettai Ryoiki no Tobira Intro Theme Side H) (~Hironobu Kageyama)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Fate/Another score -Super Remix Tracks-JPN N/A sold
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Final Fantasy Tactics Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 39.99 1w
Game Sound Legend Consumer Series - Legend of Game Music Consumer Box [CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Genso Suikoden V Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 3 - Kagetsu no Yoi Unmei no Meikyu Shuroku Video tsuki (~Tomoko Kawakami, Shinichiro Miki, Tomokazu Seki)JPN US$ 46.99 5-15d
Haruka naru toki no naka de 3 Ariake no UtaJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Himesho! Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Ketai Shojo (~Ami Koshimizu, Kana Ueda, Kaori Nazuka)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Makai Senki Disgaea2 (~Hikaru Midorikawa, Yukari Tamura, Tomoe Hanba)JPN N/A sold
Muvluv Alternative - Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Namco Arcade Game - Idol Master: The Idolm@ster Masterpiece 04JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Namco Arcade Game - Idol Master: The Idolm@ster Masterpiece 04 [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Toseinin Ichidaiki Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Separate Hearts Original Audio CollectionJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
The Castle of Shikigami III / Shikigami No Shiro III Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Shin Sangoku Musou Original Soundtrack Kyukyoku Box [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
PS2 Game Shuffle! On the Stage Vocal AlbumJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Tales of the Abyss Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 39.99 5-15d
Teranoid Overground Edition 1 (~Teranoid & MC Natsack)JPN N/A sold
The King of Fighters XI Sound CollectionJPN N/A sold
Vagrant Story Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 34.99 24h
Xbox the BestJPN N/A sold

Most of this week's hottest soundtracks are expected to be in stock tomorrow.



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 new titles are expected to be published in Japan. Below you find an excerpt of the hottest titles:

PlayStation2™:
A.C.E. Another Century's Episode 2JPN N/A
Shinobido TakumiJPN US$ 33.99
The King of Fighters Orochi CollectionJPN N/A
The King of Fighters Orochi Collection [Limited Edition]JPN N/A
Ys V Lost Kefin, Kingdom of SandJPN N/A
Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2: Itetsuita Kioku TachiASIA N/A
Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2: Itetsuita Kioku TachiJPN N/A


Xbox™/Xbox360™:
Over G: Energy AirforceJPN N/A
Rumble Roses XXUS N/A
Rumble Roses XXJPN N/A
The Conveni 200XJPN N/A
The King of Fighters NeowaveJPN N/A
Zoids Infinity EX NeoJPN N/A


Sony PSP™:
Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka KanjousenhenJPN N/A
Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka KanjousenhenASIA N/A
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball PortableJPN N/A
Naruto: Narutimett PortableJPN US$ 61.99
Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 6: The TankJPN N/A
Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 6: The TankASIA N/A


Nintendo DS™:
ContactJPN US$ 19.99
Marheaven: Karudea no AkumaJPN N/A
Xenosaga I-IIJPN US$ 49.99


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



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