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26. Jun, 2008 18:35 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: A summer storm of game releases, play music with Daigasso! Band Brothers DX, the ultimate fight in King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match, Sengoku Basara, travel around in fantasy worlds in Knight of Ratatosk & more!


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

As mentioned in last week's preview, a large number of interesting games of all sorts of genres came out this week.

Starting with music games, we have Guitar Hero: On Tour [US & Asian versions] and Daigasso! Band Brothers DX. With these two games on your Nintendo DS, not only can you listen to music on the go, but perform as well.

Fighting games demands as much from your reflexes as music games. Participate in the fight of the decade in The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match.

While the King of Fighters is a well known classic, Sengoku Basara X [limited and standard editions] combines a historical fantasy plot with hack and slash, and Sunsoft Collection which takes on a more light hearted approach by making use of colorful visuals and funny attacks.

Combine strategy with your fighting prowesses in war games such as Battlefield: Bad Company, that allows you uninhibited freedom, Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation: Troy [Asia & JPN] that offers a wide range of mobile suits to pilot and by making use of Xbox360's networking facilities, pick a fight with all the veterans out there.

Aside from joining in the earthly wars, raise some havoc in the supernatural world in Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath.

There are a lot of games that provide exciting fights with a strong, captivating plot. Bleach the 3rd Phantom came out with a storyline that connects past events with the present, while Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk ties up the loose ends from the first installment.

RPG that takes place in fantasy settings include Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard, which is a sequel to Etrian Odyssey, an adventure where you have to ascend to the clouds and retrieve the Grail of Kings.

Another RPG that deals with adventure and royalty is Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, you need to claim the throne before other warlords in the demon kingdom snatches it away from you.

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™:
Alone in the DarkASIA US$ 21.99 wait
Battlefield: Bad CompanyASIA N/A sold
Battlefield: Bad CompanyJPN N/A sold
Battlefield: Bad Company Gold EditionASIA N/A sold
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's WrathASIA N/A sold
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan StormUS N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation: TroyASIA N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation: TroyJPN US$ 46.99 1w
Wall-EUS N/A sold


PlayStation3™:
Battlefield: Bad CompanyASIA N/A sold
Battlefield: Bad Company Gold EditionASIA N/A sold
Enemy Territory: Quake WarsJPN N/A sold
Overlord: Raising HellASIA N/A sold
The DarknessJPN N/A sold
Wall-EUS US$ 18.90 1-2w


Nintendo Wii™:
Tales of Symphonia: Knight of RatatoskJPN US$ 73.99 1-5d
The World of Golden Eggs: Nori Nori Rhythm KeiJPN N/A sold
Wacky Races: Crash & DashUS US$ 44.99 1-2w
Wall-EUS US$ 19.99 24h


PlayStation2™:
Aria the Origination: Aoi Wakusei no El CieloJPN N/A sold
Aria the Origination: Aoi Wakusei no El Cielo [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 39.90 1-5d
Final Fantasy XII (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 39.99 1w
Hisshou Pachinko * Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 12: CR Neon Genesis Evangelion - Shito, FutatabiJPN N/A sold
Kingdom Hearts II (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 9.99 24h
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 39.99 1w
Sengoku Basara XJPN US$ 33.99 1-5d
Sengoku Basara X [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 59.99 1-5d
Sunsoft CollectionJPN N/A sold
Taito Memories II Gekan (Eternal Hits)JPN US$ 37.99 1w
Taito Memories II Joukan (Eternal Hits)JPN N/A sold
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate MatchJPN N/A sold
Wall-EUS US$ 20.99 1-2w


Nintendo DS™:
Arkanoid DSUS N/A sold
Bleach: The 3rd PhantomJPN US$ 81.99 1w
Bokura no Telebi Game KenteiJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Code Lyoko: Fall of X.A.N.A.US N/A sold
Daigasso! Band Brothers DXJPN US$ 39.99 24h
Dementium: The WardJPN N/A sold
Derby Stallion DSJPN US$ 56.99 1w
Disgaea: Hour of DarknessJPN N/A sold
Disney FriendsJPN US$ 54.90 1w
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of LagaardUS N/A sold
Guitar Hero: On Tour (w/ peripheral)ASIA N/A sold
Guitar Hero: On Tour (w/ peripheral)US US$ 25.99 1-2w
Hakoniwa Seikatsu: Hitsuji Mura DSJPN US$ 60.90 1-2w
Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ichi-Kan - TatariJPN N/A sold
Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ichi-Kan - Tatari [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Imagine: Rock StarUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Jigsaw World: Daigekitou! Jig-Battle HeroesJPN US$ 17.99 1w
MegaMan StarForce 2 Zerker X NinjaUS N/A sold
MegaMan StarForce 2 Zerker X SaurianUS US$ 29.99 24h
Midnight Play PackASIA N/A sold
My Health Coach: Manage Your WeightASIA N/A sold
Odenkun: Tanoshii Oden MuraJPN US$ 40.99 1w
Ookami to Koushinryou: Boku to Horo no IchinenJPN N/A sold
Ookami to Koushinryou: Boku to Horo no Ichinen [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 159.99 1-5d
Kunitori Zunou Battle: Nobunaga no YabouJPN N/A sold
Petz: Dogz FashionUS N/A sold
Simple DS Series Vol. 39: The ShouboutaiJPN N/A sold
Space Invaders ExtremeUS N/A sold
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantisJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop 3US US$ 19.99 1-2w
The Tower DSJPN US$ 34.99 1-2w
Wacky Races: Crash & DashUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Wall-EUS US$ 12.99 1-2w


Sony PSP™:
Hellboy: Science of EvilASIA N/A sold
Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono.JPN US$ 24.99 1w
Momoiro Sister Yakyuken PortableJPN N/A sold
Secret Agent ClankUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Shinkyouku Soukai Polyphonica 0-4 Hanashi Full PackJPN N/A sold
Space Invaders ExtremeUS US$ 24.99 1-2w
Wall-EUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Winning Post 6 2008JPN US$ 54.99 1w
World Neverland Olerud Okoku Monogatari & Pluto Kyouwakoku Monogatari 2 in 1 PortableJPN US$ 42.90 1w


PC Games:
Wall-E (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold


Video Game Related Books:
Bleach the 3rd Phantom Ban-kai hei hou kyoku no sho (V Jump Books)JPN N/A sold
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch - Lost Colors Perfect Guide + GalleryJPN N/A sold
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 4 Official GuideJPN US$ 18.90 5-15d
Moe Moe - Spy EncyclopediaJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G The Master GuideJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Entry Level Books on Weaponry II - Shooters and Bow GunsJPN N/A sold
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Entry Level Books on Weaponry II - Slashers and BowsJPN US$ 1.99 24h
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Information on heightening your defense (G-Class)JPN US$ 1.99 24h
Nana Disco Graphic SealJPN N/A sold
Operation Darkness: The Official Strategy GuideUS US$ 19.90 1-2w
Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk Seirei no Sho Wii (V Jump books)JPN US$ 16.90 5-15d
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match Master GuideJPN N/A sold
Valhalla Knights 2 Perfect Capture GuideJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Valkyria Chronicles Complete GuideJPN N/A sold
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Material CollectionJPN N/A sold


Video Game related Soundtrack and Movies:
Eternal Fantasy Character Song CD Vol.3 Ryurika (~Ryurika)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Famison 8 Bit Idol Master 05 (~Chihaya Kisaragi, Iori Minase)JPN US$ 22.90 5-15d
Final Fantasy XI Piano CollectionJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Harukanaru Toki No Naka De 3 Kurenai No Tsuki Vocal CollectionJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Harukanaru Toki No Naka De 4 - Ame Sora No ShoJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Harukanaru Toki No Naka De 4 - Otsuchi No ShoJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
L No Kisetsu 2: Invisible Memories SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Sangokushi Taisen 3 Event DVD Sangokushi Taisen Sanshunen No UtageJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Sengoku Basara X Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Shunkan Spline (Tayutama - Kiss On My Deity Intro Theme) (~Kicco)JPN N/A sold
Tales of Innocence Drama CD Vol.1 (~Akiko Kimura, Yuko Sasamoto, Yuji Ueda)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Tsuioku No Despair (Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kizuna Vol.1 Tatari Theme Song) (~Kanako Ito)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Tsuioku No Despair (Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kizuna Vol.1 Tatari Theme Song) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Kanako Ito)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Zaika Ni Keiyaku No Chi Wo (Chaos; Head Add-In Song) (~Fantasm (FES CV: Yui Sakakibara))JPN US$ 11.90 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, please notice that some of the Asian version releases may still be postponed, so do check back regularly for more updates:

Xbox360™:
Guitar Hero: AerosmithASIA N/A
Guitar Hero: AerosmithUS US$ 17.99
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith BundleASIA N/A
Hellboy: Science of EvilASIA N/A
Top Spin 3ASIA US$ 12.99
Top Spin 3US US$ 26.90

Xbox360™ Accessories:
HORI Fighting Stick EX2 (Soul Calibur IV Limited Edition)US N/A


PlayStation3™:
Guitar Hero: AerosmithUS US$ 19.99
Guitar Hero: AerosmithASIA N/A
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith BundleASIA N/A
Hellboy: Science of EvilUS US$ 15.99
Initial D Extreme StageJPN N/A
Initial D Extreme Stage (w/ English manual)ASIA N/A
Top Spin 3US US$ 28.99
Top Spin 3ASIA N/A

PlayStation3™ Accessories:
HORI Fighting Stick 3 (Soul Calibur IV Limited Edition)US N/A


Nintendo Wii™:
Guitar Hero: AerosmithUS US$ 19.99
Top Spin 3US US$ 29.99

PlayStation2™:
Guitar Hero: AerosmithUS US$ 15.99

Nintendo DS™:
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftUS US$ 32.99

Sony PSP™:
Bleach: Heat the Soul 4 (PSP the Best)ASIA N/A
Bleach: Heat the Soul 4 (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 19.99


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



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