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01. Apr, 2010 19:12 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Dead or Alive Paradise, Samurai Shodown Sen, Sakura Wars 5, WarioWare DIY, Sekaiju no Meikyuu III, Hudson x GReeeeN Live, Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 & more!



Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. Easter is approaching, shipping and customer service will be closed from 2nd to 6th April. To ensure that everybody gets something to play during the holidays, we will send all orders today, so don't worry.

Happy Easter everybody, we'll be back on 7th April (next wednesday).

Nobody bring tropical paradises alive the way pretty girls do. Kazumi, Ayane, Hitomi and the group of cute and sexy fighters in Dead or Alive are taking a break in a southern island and they are inviting you to join them.

Get to know these ladies, form teams to play beach volleyball, test each other's reflexes by crossing over a bridge made of buoys, everyone who dropped into the water will be punished.

Go back to the hotel and visit the casino with the ladies. Rio, the Pachislot champion will be joining you here. Use the points you get in the games to buy accessories and new swim suits for the ladies. Go back to your room and pick up your camera to take pictures of them. You can save your best work in the album.

Everybody needs a break, come take your vacation with the Dead or Alive girls. There are two Limited Editions: The Secret Paradise Box and the Kasumi Special Figure Box. These two boxes both have secret photos, a soundtrack and character voice CD, and come in special boxes.

The Kasumi Box contains a figure of the girl in bikinis you can change.

The game is Sony PSP exclusive. The Japanese versions will be released tomorrow, the US version has arrived.

Japanese Versions
Dead or Alive ParadiseJPN US$ 34.99 1w
Dead or Alive Paradise [Himitsu no Rakuen Box]JPN N/A sold
Dead or Alive Paradise [Kasumi Special Figure Box]JPN US$ 249.90 1w

US Version
Dead or Alive: ParadiseUS N/A sold




Departing from the usual 2D action, Samurai Shodown is easing into the 3D fighting world with their newest fighter, Edge of Destiny. The generations of characters show up in the battle roster, so you'd definitely find someone whose' skills best match with your gaming style.

This is a weapon based fighter where you can do quite a bit of harm to the opponents. The Xbox360 system will make sure that you have the most realistic experience of decapitating someone as you slash at their necks.

The story is about a little European princess Suzu, who has been taken to Japan and brought up as a Samurai. She has been entrusted with the mission to merge Europe with the chaotic Japan. Join her on her dangerous travels and adventures.

The US version of the swashbuckling fighter is available today for Xbox360 gamers:

Samurai Shodown SenUS US$ 17.99 1-2w


The Japanese version is still available:

Samurai Spirits ZenJPN US$ 49.99 1w



From the publisher: Sakura Wars is a Strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth storyline exists, much like in any other RPG.

however, the player's destiny in the game is not predetermined. Character interaction plays a major role, and your responses to the various characters in the game can ultimately change the story content and even the final outcome.

Robot action, sword fighting and dating simulation, this game covers all genres. Sakura Wars have gone from Japan to Paris and now it's moving to New York. Meet the new cast of girls, develop their powers and see if you can surpass the legendary Ogami Ichiro:

Translated and localized, Sakura Taisen: So Long My Love is available on Nintendo Wii and PlayStation2:

Nintendo Wii™
Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveUS US$ 29.99 24h

PlayStation2™
Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveUS US$ 44.99 1-2w




From the publisher: Through the years, Nintendo has created hundreds of microgames for the WarioWare™ series. Now we want to see what you've got.

The WarioWare: D.I.Y. game lets players create the same kind of microgames that are the hallmark of the WarioWare series. Players design every aspect of their creations, including graphics, animation, music and rules.

The japanese version of WarioWare glued gamers to their Nintendo DS. Now translated and localized, let loose your creativity and create your own games:

The English version of WarioWare is available for:

WarioWare D.I.Y.US US$ 19.99 24h


The Japanese version is still available:

Made in Ore / WarioWare MyselfJPN US$ 50.99 1-5d



Travel across the Tree of the World again, take up missions, explore dungeons and battle monsters. Create your own map on the lower screen with your stylus as you run through the foliage.

The dungeons are constructed in 3D and the monsters will make even the veteran gamers sweat. More challenges, more triumph.

Think when you form your group, see what your fighting style is, whether you want to go all out on offense or form a balanced group, then assign jobs to your characters. The first time in this series, you can map out sea routes. Take a ship and sail through the oceans, find treasures and fight the special monsters in them.

The third labyrinth is built, come adventure today. Sekaiju no Meikyuu III is available to all Nintendo DS™ gamers:

Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no RaihoushaJPN US$ 75.99 1-2w



Greeeen is one of the hottest bands in Japan right now, not only did their album sold a million copies they got the Best Album Award last year. One of the most notable aspect of this group is that they seldom do lives and seldom appear to do promotions for their new songs.

Hudson made use of the newest motion capture technology to take the artists' silhouettes and installed them in the newest music game. Sway and dance to the best selling songs such as Kiseki, Ai no Uta, Tobira and Setsuna. You can even win a trip on to the live stage when you clear the rhythm game.

Fun rhythm game starring a hot band, what's not to love? Hudson x GReeeeN Live!? is available to all Nintendo DS gamers:

Hudson x GReeeeN Live!? DeeeeS!?JPN US$ 19.99 1w
Hudson x GReeeeN Live!? DeeeeS!? (w/CD)JPN US$ 14.99 1-5d




For all baseball lovers and gamers of all levels, Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010 lets you step into the shoes of all the players who participated in last year's national games. Take any position you like, try being batter, pitcher and all the catchers, or if you'd rather direct the game, you can sit beside the pit and shout directions.

As a player, you can develop your character, let him take different positions until he becomes an all round star player, and as a coach, you can recruit players through the game to form your strongest team. Want to join the fun? change history? or group your idols together into one team?

Play Yakyuu Spirits Pro 2010. The game is available on Sony consoles:

PlayStation3™
 
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010JPN US$ 13.99 1-5d

PlayStation2™
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010JPN N/A sold

Sony PSP™
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010JPN US$ 63.90 1w




Embark on a Strange Journey and stop the demon world from swallowing the earth. Demon communication, friending monsters and fighting strange forces are still a big part of the fun. The game left highschool drama behind and goes into the SF genre. Now translated and localized, the game is available to all English speaking players.

Every episode, Prison Break leaves audiences at the edge of their seats. What is the Company hiding and what past did the Scofield brothers have? Find out, see the series in a different light and engage in some action in prison. Fox River is a man eat man world, you need your fists and your gaming skills to survive.

A swordsman gets the chance to jump from a jobless loser to a hero with a harem. Just take up the quest the traveling minstrel assigned you in Mimana Iyar. Pastel graphics, beautiful girls and a fun system, this is a game you have to grab. Translated and localized for English gamers, this game won't let you sleep at night.

Here is a summary of all the games that came out within the last seven days.

Xbox360™
Just Cause 2US N/A sold
Prison BreakASIA N/A sold
Samurai Shodown SenUS US$ 17.99 1-2w


PlayStation3™
Just Cause 2US N/A sold
MotoGP 09/10US US$ 22.79 1-2w
Prison BreakASIA N/A sold
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010JPN US$ 13.99 1-5d
Resident Evil 5 (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/A sold

PlayStation3™ Accessories
HDMI Cable 180° Free Angle Rotating Ultra High-Speed 1.3C Type (1.8 meters / 6 ft) N/A sold
HDMI Cable Ultra High-Speed 1.3C Type (2 meters / 6.6 ft) N/A sold

Nintendo™ Wii
A Sports Active Personal Trainer Wii: 6-Shuukan Shuuchuu Kishime Program (w/Strap and Band)JPN N/A sold
EA Sports Active Personal Trainer Wii: 6-Shuukan Shuuchuu Kishime ProgramJPN N/A sold
GTI Club Supermini Festa!US N/A sold
Red Steel 2 Bundle (w/ Wiimotion Plus)US US$ 51.99 1-2w
Rooms: The Main BuildingUS US$ 50.99 1-2w
Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveUS US$ 29.99 24h


PlayStation2™
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010JPN N/A sold
Sakura Wars: So Long, My LoveUS US$ 44.99 1-2w

Nintendo DS™
AgainUS US$ 32.99 1-2w
Cheer We Go! <div class="ext ext_"></div>US N/A sold
Hudson x GReeeeN Live!? DeeeeS!?JPN US$ 19.99 1w
Hudson x GReeeeN Live!? DeeeeS!? (w/CD)JPN US$ 14.99 1-5d
Kodawari Saihai Simulation: Ocha no Ma Pro Yakyuu DS 2010 NendohanJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Metal Fight Beyblade DS (Okay Price Edition)JPN US$ 9.99 1-5d
Nicola Kanshuu: Model * Oshare AuditionJPN US$ 142.90 1w
Pet Shop Monogatari DS 2JPN US$ 49.99 1w
Rooms: The Main BuildingUS US$ 29.99 1-2w
Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no RaihoushaJPN US$ 75.99 1-2w
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyUS N/A sold
Squishy TankUS US$ 20.90 1-2w
WarioWare D.I.Y.US US$ 19.99 24h


Nintendo DS™ Hardware and Accessories
Love Plus Protection Case DSi (Manaka Edition)JPN N/A sold
Love Plus Protection Case DSi (Nene Edition)JPN N/A sold
Love Plus Protection Case DSi (Rinko Edition)JPN N/A sold
Nintendo DSi XL (Bronze)US N/A sold
Nintendo DSi XL (Burgundy)US N/A sold
Screen Protection Filter DSi N/A sold


Sony PSP™
Dead or Alive: ParadiseUS N/A sold
Gundam MS Doga Zukan Cosmic Era HenJPN N/A sold
Mimana: Iyar ChronicleUS N/A sold
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2010JPN US$ 63.90 1w


Sony PSP™ Accessories
Crystal Case N/A sold
EVA Pouch (Black) N/A sold
EVA Pouch (Grain Black) US$ 4.99 wait
EVA Pouch (White) US$ 4.99 wait
Screen Protection Film US$ 2.99 5-15d
Soft Pouch (Black) N/A sold
Soft Pouch (White) N/A sold
Screen Protection Filter N/A sold


PC Game
Just Cause 2 (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold
Prison Break (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and SpaceUS US$ 24.90 5-15d
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom (DVD-ROM)US US$ 53.90 1-2w


Game Guides and Books
Arcadia Magazine [May 2010]JPNN/Asold
Codes & Cheats Spring 2010USN/Asold
Famitsu PSP + PS3 [May 2010]JPNN/Asold
Famitsu Xbox 360 [May 2010]JPNN/Asold
Just Cause 2 GuideUSN/Asold
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep ULTIMANIAJPNN/Asold
Nintendo DS Pocket GuideUSUS$ 14.905-15d
Silent Hill Shattered Memories Official Guide BookJPNUS$ 22.905-15d
Weekly Famitsu No. 1112 (2010 04/15)JPNN/Asold

    


Video Game related Soundtracks
beatmania IIDX 17 Sirius Complete SetJPNN/A
beatmania IIDX 17 Sirius Original SoundtrackJPNN/A
Castlevania / Akumajou Dracula Collection [Konamistyle Limited Edition]JPNN/A
Shokai Ban Kors K - Ways for LiberationJPNN/A
Synchro Shiyoyo (Chaos;Head Love Chu Chu! Intro Theme)JPNUS$ 11.90
Zektbach - The Epic of Zektbach - Fragments of Aria Te'LariaJPNN/A
Zektbach - The Epic of Zektbach - Piano CollectionJPNN/A

    


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™
Winning Post World 2010JPN US$ 23.99

PlayStation3™
Winning Post World 2010JPN US$ 88.90

Nintendo™ Wii
Winning Post World 2010JPN US$ 76.90

PlayStation2™
Winning Post World 2010JPN US$ 68.90

Sony PSP™
Judie no Atelier: Guramnat no Renkinjutsu - Toraware no MoritoJPN US$ 69.99
MonochromeJPN N/A
Monochrome [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 45.99




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