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07. Aug, 2008 19:05 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: A week of conquests and adventures - Tales of Vesperia, Summon Night 2, Spectral Force 3, Sangokushi Taisen Ten, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure & more!


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

Interesting products that came in this week are mostly RPG and strategy games. The Tales of series has made its debut on the third generation consoles via Tales of Vesperia [standard and Super Premium pack version].

With a new upgraded real-time battle system and HD graphics, you can experience the old school RPG in a refreshingly new way.

Transform yourself into a summoner wherever you are via your Nintendo DS in Summon Night 2. Summoners have brought chaos to a once utopian world, and your people are now wary of your special powers. Through your journey, show the world that you are using your powers for the good of the people and not for corruption.

Fire Emblem is also revived on Nintendo's newest handheld system. Prince Marus made himself famous for being one of the strongest player characters in Mario Smash brothers and redirects some of the attention he recieves to his own series which has been laying low for a long while.

Make use of your Nintendo DS functions to plan out how to reclaim your country, in the revival of this completely new game.

Start out by reclaiming your lands in Fire Emblem and move on to conquering the whole continent in Spectral Force 3. At the death of the late emperor, you are entrusted with leadership and the fate to unify Neverland under yourself.

Since this week is largely about military strategy games, we cannot miss Sangokushi Taisen Ten [standard or bundle pack versions].

The card game is based on its arcade predecessor and this portable version comes with new card(s) drawn by famous illustrators or manga artists such as Clamp.

Learn how to direct military matters from the warriors and highly acclaimed strategists from the era of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Everybody starts off their journeys at some point and Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime is a good point to start your journey in RPGs. The battle system is simple and the game eases you gently into its fun through its use of music. Take a break from the excitement and just relax to the beat of the songs.

A good RPG excel in all sorts of elements aside from gaming and strategy, and Final Fantasy, one of the best RPG series in gaming history has it all. The music producer Nobuo Uematsu joined forces with talented DJs from Tokyo, US and Europe and produced a Club remix disc.

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™
NBA 2K8JPN N/A sold
Sid Meier's Civilization RevolutionASIA N/A sold
Spectral Force 3US N/A sold
Tales of VesperiaJPN US$ 64.99 1-5d
Top Spin 3ASIA US$ 12.99 1-5d
Xbox 360 Tales of Vesperia Super Premium PackJPN N/A sold


PlayStation3™
NBA 2K8JPN US$ 22.90 1-2w
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (Greatest Hits)US N/A sold

Nintendo Wii™
Imabikisou: Kaimei HenJPN N/A sold
Survival Kids WiiJPN N/A sold


PlayStation2™
Aoikuro no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3JPN US$ 82.90 1w
Aoikuro no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3 [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Ar tonelico II: Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo Tachi no Souzoushi (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
God of War II: The End Begins (Best Price!)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Grim Grimoire (The Best Price)JPN N/A sold
Ikkitousen: Shining Dragon (Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Super Robot Taisen OG: Original Generations (PlayStation2 the Best)ASIA N/A sold
Super Robot Taisen OG: Original Generations (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
True TearsJPN US$ 69.90 1w


Nintendo DS™
Chou Shittou Caduceus 2JPN US$ 98.99 1-5d
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 - Banjou no Geass GekijouJPN US$ 64.99 1-5d
DS Pico Series: Sanrio no Party e Ikou! Oryouri - Oshare - OkaimonoJPN N/A sold
Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no KenJPN US$ 74.99 1w
Gakkou no Kowai Uwasa: Hanako-San Gakita!!JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Gintama: Gintoki vs. Dokata (Banpresto Best)JPN N/A sold
Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime: Tenshi ga Kanaderu Ai no UtaJPN US$ 39.99 1-5d
Mite wa IkenaiJPN N/A sold
Monster Farm DS 2: Yomigaeru! Master Breeder DensetsuJPN N/A sold
Nazo Nazo & Quiz Ichi Kotae Jikkon Q Mate!JPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Ron-Q! Highland in DSJPN US$ 11.99 1w
Sangokushi Taisen TenJPN US$ 39.99 1w
Sangokushi Taisen Ten [Arcade Shutsujin Pack]JPN US$ 57.99 1-5d
Summon Night 2JPN US$ 44.99 1w
Wantame Variety ChannelJPN US$ 12.90 1-2w
Zettai Onkan Master (Hudson the Best)JPN US$ 19.99 1w


Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Charge Stand DS Lite (Black)JPN N/A sold
Charge Stand DS Lite (White)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Custom Hard Cover (Red)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Soft Card Case (Red)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Soft Card Case (White)JPN N/A sold


Sony PSP™
Daisenryaku Portable 2 (Genki the Best)JPN N/A sold
Goku Makai-Mura Kai (Best Price!)JPN N/A sold
Hayarigami 2 Portable: Keishichou Kaijiken FileJPN US$ 70.99 1-2w
Quiz Mobile Suit Gundam Ton Senshi DX (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 29.90 1-5d


Game Guides and Magazines
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Meibamen Sousa FileJPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Mobile Suit Gundam VS Gundam Kouryaku GuideJPN US$ 9.99 24h
Pokemon Card DP Official Visual Book - Hakuu no Gekitou henJPN N/A sold
Sakutto Asobetu KORG DS-10 KORG DS-10 Synthesizer Official GuideJPN US$ 22.90 5-15d
Summon Night 2 GuideJPN N/A sold
Totsugeki Famicom Wars VS Guide BooksJPN US$ 18.90 5-15d
Weekly Famitsu No. 1026 (2008 08/15)JPN N/A sold


Video Game related Soundtracks
Final Fantasy RemixJPN N/A sold
Massiah Paranoia Paraxo Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Oretachi Ni Tsubasa Ha Nai Drama Series Vol.1 Misaki HayashidaJPN US$ 20.90 5-15d
Pachislot Biohazard Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 25.99 24h
Rock Musical Bleach [CD+DVD Limited Pressing]JPN US$ 18.90 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!



Next week is expected to be quiet with the release of two main titles Madden NFL 09 and the Asian version of Tales of Vesperia:

Xbox360™
Madden NFL 09US US$ 17.99
Madden NFL 09ASIA N/A
Madden NFL 09 [20th Anniversary Collectors Edition]US N/A
Tales of Vesperia (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/A


PlayStation3™
Madden NFL 09US US$ 22.99
Madden NFL 09ASIA N/A
Madden NFL 09 (20th Anniversary Collectors Edition)US US$ 36.90

Nintendo Wii™
Madden NFL 09 All-PlayUS N/A

PlayStation2™
Madden NFL 09US US$ 17.99

Nintendo DS™
Madden NFL 09US N/A

Sony PSP™
Saints Row IV (Taiwanese Version) (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 39.90
Madden NFL 09US US$ 20.99

Xbox™
Madden NFL 09US N/A

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



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