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10. Sep, 2009 17:44 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: budget games galore, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Soul Calibur Broken Destiny, Mini Ninjas , Dual Shoc 3 (red+blue), Logitech Drum Set & more!



Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. After two busy weeks, the releases has calmed down again. Although there were few new games, a series of blockbluster hits are out as budget versions, this is the best chance to get them.

The great hits such as Little Big Planet, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Gears of War 2 and Fable II are re-released, grab them if you have not already.

PlayStation3 Slim has come out last week, those who really wants to see what their new system is capable of, should get a copy of Little Big Planet, fun, interactive gameplay and stunning graphics, this is a game that all owners of the PlayStation3 should have a copy.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade was Vanillaware's newest game. Colorful and very atmospheric, Muramasa takes you to a brush painted world full of ninjas, demonic monks and evil overlords. Decide on your protagonist and defeat the monsters and gods that stand in your path with your collection of Muramasa blades.

There are more weapons to choose from in Soul Calibur Broken Destiny. This is the latest game in the series and a debut on a portable console. The Sony PSP is wonderful for bringing out the spectacular graphics and fluid animation. The Japanese versions are released a little earlier, here comes the localized English version.

Mini Ninjas don't only appear in period drama or fighters like Soul Calibur, they are all around the world saving animals and ancient magic from an evil Samurai Warlord. Each little ninja have his/her own special skill set, utilize each of them to get the upper hand in battles. Rescue the world from the shadows.

A few new controllers and instruments have come out. The Dual Shock 3 is out with a metallic blue and deep red versions, get the one that represent your gaming style. The new Logitech Drum Set is more responsive, durable and efficient, perfect for your jamming needs. It can be folded flat, so don't worry about storage.

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™
BioShock (Platinum Hits)ASIA N/A sold
Cabela's Outdoor Adventure 2010US N/A sold
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare [Special Price Version]JPN N/A sold
Fable II (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 54.99 1-2w
Fable II (Platinum Hits)ASIA N/A sold
Gears of War 2 (Game of the Year Edition)US US$ 24.99 24h
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of PreyUS N/A sold
Mini NinjasUS N/A sold
Section 8US N/A sold
The Last Remnant (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 14.99 1w
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (Platinum Hits)ASIA N/A sold



Xbox360™ Accessories
Logitech Wireless Drum Controller N/A sold

PlayStation3™
Cabela's Outdoor Adventure 2010US N/A sold
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Legendary Hits)JPN N/A sold
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of PreyUS N/A sold
LittleBigPlanet (Game of the Year Edition)ASIA N/A sold
Mini NinjasUS US$ 29.99 1-2w
Sid Meier's Civilization RevolutionJPN N/A sold


PlayStation3™ Accessories
Dual Shock 3 (Deep Red)US N/A sold
Dual Shock 3 (Metallic Blue)US N/A sold
Logitech Wireless Drum Controller N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™
Muramasa: The Demon BladeUS N/A sold

Nintendo DS™
Arabians LostJPN US$ 24.99 1-5d
Marker Man AdventuresUS US$ 22.99 1-2w

Sony PSP™
Maplus: Portable Navi 3JPN US$ 89.90 1w
Soul Calibur: Broken DestinyUS N/A sold


PC Game
Champions Online (DVD-ROM)US US$ 11.99 24h
Champions Online PC Time Card (60 Days)US US$ 34.90 5-15d
Hearts of Iron IIIUS US$ 22.99 24h
Mini Ninjas (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold
Section 8 (DVD-ROM)US US$ 19.99 24h


Game Guides and Magazines
Dissidia: Final Fantasy Signature Series GuideUS N/A sold

Video Game Related Music
Lucian Bee's Character Song Series Vol.1 Van (~Van)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of Destiny Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 25.90 5-15d
The Idolm@ster New Series 00: Hello (~Haruka Tomatsu, Kana Hanazawa, Yuko Sanpei)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's a preview of hot games that are expected to come next week:

Xbox360™
Dirt 2ASIA N/A
WETASIA N/A


PlayStation3™
Dirt 2ASIA N/A
Makai Senki Disgaea 3 Append Disc: Raspberyl-hen Hajime MashitaJPN US$ 17.99
Tales of VesperiaASIA N/A
Tales of VesperiaJPN N/A
Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Avalon no NazoASIA N/A
Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Avalon no NazoJPN US$ 18.69
Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Avalon no Nazo [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 74.99
Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Avalon no Nazo [Limited Edition]ASIA N/A


Nintendo DS™
Pokemon Heart GoldJPN US$ 149.99
Pokemon Soul SilverJPN US$ 199.99
SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of DestinyJPN US$ 44.99
The Idolm@ster: Dearly Stars <div class="ext ext_"></div>JPN US$ 74.99


Sony PSP™
Ys SevenJPN N/A




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