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10. Jul, 2008 15:31 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: A dazzling nightmare - Persona 4, elegant in grey - Digital Devil Saga, back to zero in Biohazard 0, fight an epidemic in Trauma Center 2, fight against the best ninjas in the newest Naruto game & more!


Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days.

Last week we mentioned that keeping your PlayStation2™ console ready is neccessary as a major hit is releasing on it this week. The newest installment to Atlus' dark RPG series Persona 4 [Standard and Konamistyle Special edition] is out.

Bleakness is not neccessarily portrayed in monotones, be amazed by how the developers can bring out an eery atmosphere using yellow. The bright color is deceptive, you may find yourself lost in this dazzling nightmare, but fear not, as the guide book is released and ready assist you in your quest. As opposed to the brightly lit Persona 4, Shin Megami Tensei: Digial Devil Saga is elegant in greyish tones.

Fighting demons or zombies is the theme of this week. Biohazard 0, the prequel to the Biohazard series from the Gamecube™ era is revived on Nintendo Wii™. Get your guns and herbs ready along with your Wii remote and nunchaku and eliminate these monsters before they get to you.

Learn more about the healing process with Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2, as a veteran doctor who has conquered the GUILT epidemic, you must start dealing with its aftermath. Become a doctor in a game even if you find studying medicine in a classroom too unexciting in the real world, it might change your views about the profession.

After trying out the medical profession, play around with being a Ninja in the newest Naruto Shippuden game. Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu - Gekitou! Naruto vs. Sasuke has included a lot of fun ninja techniques into the game, including sure-kill skills, combo attacks etc. So keep your career paths open, there must be something suitable for you.

After combating with zombies and demons, take your forces to conquer the pirates in Densetsu no Stafi: Taiketsu! Dire Kaizokudan. Unlike the dark RPGs mentioned in the above, this newest installment in the Densetsu no Stafi series is a cheerful adventure where friendship and comical elements are intricately weaved together.

To commemorate this year's Olympics Sega released Beijing Olympics 2008 [PlayStation3™ and Xbox360™]. You no longer have to be a passive audience, participate in the events that you are good at or and familiar with, and try out the others that you feel less comfortable with.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week, followed by a quick preview of what is expected to be hot next week.

Xbox360™
Atsumare! Pinata / Viva Pinata (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 24.90 1-2w
Beijing Olympics 2008ASIA N/A sold
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Map Download Special Limited Edition)JPN N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 2 (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 24.99 1-2w
Kane & Lynch: Dead MenJPN N/A sold
Test Drive Unlimited (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 21.99 1w
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 38.99 1-5d
Atsumare! Pinata / Viva Pinata (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 24.90 1-2w
Beijing Olympics 2008ASIA N/A sold
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Map Download Special Limited Edition)JPN N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 2 (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 24.99 1-2w
Kane & Lynch: Dead MenJPN N/A sold
Test Drive Unlimited (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 21.99 1w
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 38.99 1-5d


PlayStation3™
Beijing Olympics 2008ASIA N/A sold
Controller Charger N/A sold
Dark SectorJPN US$ 33.99 24h
Kane & Lynch: Dead MenJPN US$ 36.90 1-2w
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™
Biohazard 0JPN N/A sold
Illust Logic + Colorful LogicJPN US$ 44.90 1w
Racing Wheel N/A sold


PlayStation2™
Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade: Mai Ichiya (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Nobunaga no Yabou: Tenka Sousei (PlayStation2 the Best Reprint)JPN N/A sold
Persona 4JPN N/A sold
Persona 4 (Konamistyle Special Edition)JPN N/A sold
Sangokushi XI (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 49.99 1-5d
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (Reprint)US US$ 24.99 1-2w
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Empires (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 29.90 1-5d
Volleyball World Cup: Venus Evolution (Spike the Best)JPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
Cosmetic Paradise: Make no KisekiJPN US$ 50.90 1-2w
Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2JPN US$ 9.99 24h
Densetsu no Stafi: Taiketsu! Dire KaizokudanJPN US$ 15.99 1-5d
Gakken Chuugokugo Sanmai DSJPN US$ 38.99 1w
Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai DaigekisenJPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Hanayori Danshi: Koi Seyo OnagoJPN US$ 14.99 24h
Jan Sangoku Musou (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu - Gekitou! Naruto vs. SasukeJPN US$ 16.99 1-5d
Pet Shop Monogatari DSJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Sangokushi DS (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 41.99 1w
Simple DS Series Vol. 41: The Bakudan Shori-HanJPN N/A sold
Simple DS Series Vol. 42: The Haioku ByoutouJPN US$ 84.90 1w
Touch de Ni-Hao HitsudanJPN US$ 27.90 1-2w
Yatterman Pouch (Doronjo)JPN N/A sold
Yatterman Pouch (Yatter-Bark)JPN N/A sold
Yokojiku de Manabu Sekai no Rekishi: Yoko-Gaku DSJPN US$ 47.90 1-2w


Sony PSP™
Communicator Headset N/A sold
God of War: Chains of OlympusJPN N/A sold
God of War: Chains of Olympus (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 42.99 1-5d
Grip Attachment Portable (Black)JPN N/A sold
Grip Attachment Portable (White)JPN N/A sold
Nobunaga no Yabou: Tenshoki (Koei Selection)JPN US$ 19.90 1w
Poncotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot: Vehicle Battle TournamentJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula VSJPN US$ 49.99 1w


PC Games
Cleopatra: A Queen's DestinyASIA N/A sold
Mountain Bike AdrenalineASIA N/A sold
Napoleon's CampaignsASIA US$ 34.90 1-5d
Perry Rhodan: Myth of the IllochimASIA US$ 34.90 1-5d
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2008ASIA N/A sold
Supreme Ruler 2020ASIA US$ 34.90 1-5d


Game Guides and Magazines
A-Train 8 Official GuidebookJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Cheat Code OverloadUS US$ 10.90 1-2w
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 Perfect Official GuideJPN US$ 25.90 24h
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Book of Information on collecting items and MAPsJPN N/A sold
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Book of information on MonstersJPN N/A sold
Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu - Gekitou! Naruto vs. Sasuke (V-Jump Books)JPN US$ 2.99 24h
Persona 4 Official Guide BookJPN N/A sold
Sengoku Basara 2 Burning SoulJPN N/A sold
Sengoku Basara X Official Visual GuideJPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1022 (2008 07/18)JPN N/A sold


Video Game Soundtracks
Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Tayutama Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d


A separate Video/Music update containing Japanese releases from this week, including new Anime, J-Pop and Movie releases will follow prior end of the week. So J-Pop, Anime and Movie fans, be sure to look out for that one!

Here is a quick outlook what's expected to be hot next week.

Xbox360™
Sid Meier's Civilization RevolutionASIA N/A
Sid Meier's Civilization RevolutionUS US$ 19.99
Unreal Tournament IIIASIA N/A
Unreal Tournament IIIUS N/A

PlayStation3™
Metal Gear OnlineJPN N/A
Sid Meier's Civilization RevolutionASIA N/A
Sid Meier's Civilization RevolutionUS N/A
Tears to Tiara: Kakan no DaichiASIA N/A
Tears to Tiara: Kakan no DaichiJPN N/A
Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi [Limited Edition]ASIA N/A
Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi [Limited Edition]JPN N/A


Nintendo DS™
Dragon Quest DS Lite Pouch & Card CaseJPN N/A
Dragon Quest V Protector DS LiteJPN N/A
Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No HanayomeJPN N/A
Metal Slug 7JPN N/A
Sid Meier's Civilization RevolutionUS N/A
Mario Kart 8ASIA US$ 59.99
Smile Slime Touch PenJPN N/A


Sony PSP™
Gundam Battle UniverseJPN N/A
Gundam Battle UniverseASIA N/A
PSP PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Metallic Blue 1seg Pack (PSPJ-20004)JPN N/A
PSP PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite - Metallic Blue Value Pack (PSPJ-20003)JPN N/A


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



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