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12. Mar, 2009 16:04 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: battle through the stars, land and sea - Phantasy Star PSP, e-capcom Biohazard 5, Musou Orochi Z, Eat Lead, Empire: Total War, IdolMaster Twins, Annie's Atlier, Picross, Tokimeki Girls' Phantom Brave & more!


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

This week is relatively calm compared to last week, with Resident Evil e-capcom Limited Edition coming out last Friday.

This is a true collector's item as it contain some chicly designed, but very practical goods such as a vaccine shaped memory stick, an art book and a waist pouch.

Only a very limited amount of this edition are still in stock, make up your mind now and put it in your shopping cart.

Like Resident Evil, Phantasy Star top game charts in Japan, its beautifully constructed sceneries, intriguing characters, absorbing and innovative game play attracted a vast amount of fans in Japan. Released as US versions, English players can now marvel at the wonder this RPG creates.

Musou action is pushed to new heights with Musou Orochi Z. The series' debut on PlayStation3 is a grand scale tactical action that combines both Musou Orochi and Maou Sairin. With more than 90 player characters and new, original scenes this game utlilize the potential of the powerhouse console.

For more action, please see Eat Lead. With gunfire and comedy, you would not be able to tell when did the nerve wreaking excitement ends and when the belly bursting laughter starts.

Fight for a country, and not merely for your own survival and enjoyment in Empire: Total War. Setting stage in the age of Enlightenment amidst large scale political upheaval, you have to fight both on land and sea to enlarge your territories, or prevent others from taking over.

Tired of all the tactical exercises and action? Your stomach aches from laughing too hard? Come watch some live performances from idols you have brought up. As a newbie producer, you have to start looking for girls with potential and bring it to flower by spending time with her and taking her to public events.

With the Twins Edition, you can play two games within one package and group all the girls together into one massive idol group like Morning Musume.

Other cute games include Annie's Atlier, where you use alchemy to develop a resort site and seek to marry a prince. Phantom Brave of Nippon Ichi of Disgaea fame is revived on Wii, so go and raise some spirits. Tokimeki Girls' Side is upgraded, so girls, be prepared for the dates lined up for you. For some fun and healthy brain excercises, get Picross.

Here is a summary of all the games that came out within the last seven days, followed by and excerpt of games coming next week that are expected to be hot.

Xbox360™
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt HazardUS US$ 56.99 1-2w
The Idolm@ster: Live for You! (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 28.90 1-2w
The Idolm@ster: TwinsJPN N/A sold

PlayStation3™
Army of Two (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 29.90 1-2w
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt HazardUS US$ 26.99 1-2w
Musou Orochi ZJPN N/A sold
Need for Speed: Pro Street (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 39.90 1w
Resistance 2 (With Dual Shock 3 Pack: Black)JPN N/A sold
Resistance 2 (With Dual Shock 3 Pack: Silver)JPN N/A sold
Resistance 2 (With Dual Shock 3 Pack: White)JPN N/A sold
SBK: Superbike World ChampionshipUS US$ 24.90 1-2w
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.US N/A sold
Trivial PursuitASIA N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™
Boku to Sim no Machi PartyJPN US$ 34.99 1w
Need for Speed: Pro Street (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 36.99 1w
Phantom Brave WiiJPN US$ 25.99 1-5d
Pikmin 2 (Wii de Asobu)JPN US$ 49.99 1w
Sonic and the Black KnightUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Sonic to Ankoku no KishiJPN N/A sold
We CheerJPN US$ 40.99 1w
We Ski and SnowboardUS N/A sold


PlayStation2™
Galaxy Angel II: Eigou Kaiki no KokuJPN N/A sold
Galaxy Angel II: Eigou Kaiki no Koku [Complete Set]JPN N/A sold
Galaxy Angel II: Eigou Kaiki no Koku [Deluxe Pack]JPN N/A sold
MLB 09 The ShowUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Need for Speed: Pro Street (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Need for Speed: Pro Street (EA:SY! 1980)JPN N/A sold
Tomb Raider UnderworldUS US$ 17.99 1-2w


Nintendo DS™
700 Bannin no Atama wo yoku suru chou Keisan DS 13,000 Ton + imeji keisanJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Annie no Atelier: Sera Shima no RenkijutsushiJPN N/A sold
Annie no Atelier: Sera Shima no Renkijutsushi [Premium Box]JPN N/A sold
Boku to Sim no Machi PartyJPN US$ 16.99 1-5d
Contra: Dual Spirits (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 49.90 1w
Habu Yoshiharu Shougi de Kitaeru: Ketsudanryoku DSJPN US$ 44.90 1w
Magical Case Pokemon DP (Giratina)JPN N/A sold
Magical Case Pokemon DP (Sheimi)JPN N/A sold
Peggle Dual ShotUS N/A sold
Rittai PicrossJPN US$ 44.90 1w
Simple DS Series Vol. 43: The Host Shiyouze! DX Knight KingJPN US$ 11.90 1-2w
Survival Kids: Chiisana Shima no Ookina Himitsu!? (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side: 1st Love PlusJPN N/A sold


Sony PSP™
Ever17: The Out of Infinity Premium EditionJPN N/A sold
Ever17: The Out of Infinity Premium Edition [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Never7: The End of InfinityJPN N/A sold
Never7: The End of Infinity [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Phantasy Star PortableUS N/A sold
Resistance: RetributionJPN US$ 48.90 1w
SBK: Superbike World ChampionshipUS N/A sold
Shinseiki Genso: SSII Unlimited Side (IF Collection)JPN US$ 17.99 1-5d
Vulcanus (CH Selection)JPN US$ 39.99 1w


PC Game
Empire: Total War (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold

Books & Magazines
Gensou Suikoden Tierkreis Official Complete GuideJPN N/A sold
Gensou Suikoden: Tierkreis Official Character GuideJPN N/A sold
Makai Senki Disgaea 3 Official Setting SourcebookJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Melty Blood Actress Again Capture Guide BookJPN N/A sold
Pikmin Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1057 (2009 03/20+27) Double IssueJPN N/A sold
Winter Rondo - Visual Guide BookJPN US$ 36.90 5-15d


Video Game Soundtracks
Akumajou Dracula Judgment Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 34.99 5-15d
Dance Dance Revolution X & Furu Furu Party Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 37.99 5-15d
Hakuouki Drama CD Shinsengumi Torimonohikae Part.1JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Original Voice Drama True Fortune Vol.5JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side from 1st Love & 2nd Season Drama and Image Song AlbumJPN N/A sold


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's a preview of hot games that are expected to come next week:

Xbox360™
Resident Evil 5US N/A
Resident Evil 5 [Collector's Edition]US N/A

PlayStation3™
Resident Evil 5US N/A
Resident Evil 5 [Collector's Edition]US N/A


Nintendo DS™
Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of VenusJPN US$ 23.99
Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus [Premium Pack]JPN N/A
Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & GhostJPN US$ 121.99
Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost [Shakui Nintei Box]JPN N/A
Super Robot Taisen KJPN US$ 49.99


NDSi hardware™
Nintendo DSi (Lime Green)JPN US$ 229.00
Nintendo DSi (Metallic Blue)JPN US$ 143.90
Nintendo DSi (Pink)JPN US$ 229.00


Sony PSP™
Dragon Ball EvolutionJPN US$ 19.90
Rei ChoanikiJPN US$ 39.99
Rei Choaniki [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A
Resistance: RetributionASIA N/A


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



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