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25. Feb, 2010 18:43 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Espgaluda II Black Label, Heavy Rain, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's 2010, Shin Sangoku Musou Kamishou Ranbu, Last Escort: Club Katze & more! (



Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. Today's the game day of the month, releases came in torrents, drowning our warehouse. We have Cave's shooter Espgaluda II, SRT: Mugen no Frontier Exceed, Estpolis, Blazblue portable and Kiniro no Corda 3.

Following closely behind Mushihime-sama Futari is another vertical shooter - Espgaluda II Black Label. Beautiful and colorful graphics mixed with popular characters, the sequel to Espgaluda will once again guide you to the exciting and fascinating fantasy world.

Besides Ageha, other pretty ladies such as Asagi and Ceceri are joining in the fun, choose your favourite girl as your player character. The developers have added more play modes. Novices, train your shooting abilities and then take up simple missions. Veterans, challenge the ultra hard stages and win rare items.

The Limited Edition comes in a Ceceri face plate and a special drama CD.

The CAVE shooter is an Xbox360™ exclusive:

Espgaluda II Black LabelJPN N/A sold
Espgaluda II Black Label [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold




When the cross gate broke down, the worlds merged together to form the new Endless Frontier. After all the war and strife, people are learning to get along with each other and live in this new world. However, previously unknown tribes and disappeared species started cropping up. What conflicts will they cause?

Choose your character, play either as a Shura tribe youth or as a princess from the previously thought to be extincted fairy race. Characters from the first Frontier came back along with their seiyuus and graphics in the animation sequences are updated, characters look even more powerful, dainty or sexy.

Battle commands and combos are simple, anyone could enjoy the fun of blowing enemies away.

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Mugen no Frontier EXCEEDJPN N/A sold
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Mugen no Frontier EXCEED [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold




Estopolis is a real success when it was first released for the SFC. Now, years later, Square Enix gathered the original staff and created the newest installment. What they could not achieve with the SFC's technical limitations, they could do so fully now with the Nintendo DS's interactive features.

The turn based battle system becomes a realtime action system, pick up your stylus and use it to solve puzzles. All dungeons and towns and characters are rendered into 3D.

The newest Estopolis is available on Nintendo DS™:

Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the GodsJPN US$ 15.99 1-5d




Once again, the sleepless nights starts. Your next addiction comes today, Shiren the Wanderer and his ferret partner is venturing into another set of mysterious dungeons. There are more booby traps and more challenges waiting for you, not only that, monsters are stronger than ever here.

The floors move, strange doors appear and disappear, not only that, the rooms shrink randomly, don't be caught between the walls without an escape! Time plays a vital role in the game, they determine the hardships you go through. There is also a new battle system and many more skills to learn.

Come wander the game world with Shiren. Shiren 4 is available on Nintendo DS™:

Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 - Kami no Hitomi to Akuma no HesoJPN N/A sold



Radirgynoa is the sequel of Radirgy. The big boss in the last game, Mishima Ruki is now joining your team as a player character.

This is the first game in which Milestone incorporates a cooperative play mode. In this 2 player mode, you can power up your shots and recover your gauge, giving you an edge over your enemies.

Your shield is one of your strongest weapons. Stretch the antennae from it and increase your score by a maximum of sixteen folds.

Check out the original mode - Ilbero - Calories Off. Clear this game and see if these two games are related to one another.

Radirgynoa is available on the Nintendo Wii, pick up your remote control and nunchuk today:

Rajirunogia WiiJPN US$ 33.99 1w




Blaz Blue Portable is an upgraded Sony PSP port. By using the wide and high resolution screen, no details in the graphics will be sacrificed, and with the ad hoc network facilities, you can hook up with any Blaz Blue fighter you meet on the bus or on the train.

Instead of just 4 characters in the home console versions, 12 characters will get a strengthened skill set. Each character has a shining talent, you have to choose more wisely when you battle them.

There is a new Legion mode, you take your army and conquer the bases of other characters. Each time you win a war, you can recruit an enemy character to join your army. Fight on to build the strongest army and take over the Blaz Blue world.

More features, more fun. Blazeblu is available on Sony PSP:

BlazBlue PortableJPN US$ 48.90 1-2w



Kahoko and her friends have graduated from Seiso Gakuen, Kiniro no Corda 3 starts with a new violinist, Kanade. She enrolled into the prestigious school and joined the orchestra club, hoping to meet other musicians and improve her skills through friendly rivalry.

Rivalry is plenty, however, some of them are not very friendly, while others are full of temptation. Learn about the charming members in the club, what they won't say with words, they may say through music, communicate with them through your violin.

Compare to the last three games in the series, this installment contain a lot more love interests. Participate in the national concours and get to know the boys from all the different schools and develop relationships with them.

The Preimum boxes carries an illustration booklet and a music CD. The Treasure boxes has everything in the premium box plus an extra radio drama, a Seiso gakuen file and a collection of illustrated photo cards and name tags.

The game is available on both PlayStation2™ and Sony PSP™

PlayStation2™
Kiniro no Corda 3JPN N/A sold
Kiniro no Corda 3 [Premium Box]JPN N/A sold
Kiniro no Corda 3 [Treasure Box]JPN US$ 112.99 1-5d

Sony PSP™
Kiniro no Corda 3JPN N/A sold
Kiniro no Corda 3 [Premium Box]JPN N/A sold
Kiniro no Corda 3 [Treasure Box]JPN US$ 100.99 1-5d




There is no escape. The Origami Killer is out to kidnap people, and he has your son. You have four days to save him, or he ends up as a drowned in a ditch somewhere with a origami beside him. Yet, even if you failed, you can't black it all out with a game over, you have to live with the consequences of failure.

In a dark sci fi world, two massive, very lethal creatures are at war, the Aliens and the Predators are going against each other and humans are stuck in the middle. You can be either of the three parties, pick up your weapons and shoot. Let loose your destructive instincts and take down anything that stands in your path.

On to a lighter, fantasy world. Ragnarok DS network has spread globally, English speaking gamers, you no longer have to guess at the menus and dialogue, you can put down your dictionary and focus on the game. The software is translated and localized, adventure and wonder to your heart's content.

"> Carry your synthesizer with you, jam songs on the train with your friends.
">Korg-10 DS Plus is now localized for gamers with a US console. With even more functions, this keyboard gives you even more freedom, as a composer to create intricate melodies. You can even swap works with your composer friends for feedback.

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

Xbox360™
Aliens vs PredatorUS N/A sold
Aliens vs PredatorASIA N/A sold
BorderlandsJPN N/A sold
Dynasty Warriors: StrikeforceUS US$ 34.99 1-2w
Espgaluda II Black LabelJPN N/A sold
Espgaluda II Black Label [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
No Fate! Only the Power of WillJPN US$ 19.99 1w
No Fate! Only the Power of Will (Baribari Yuuhou Pack)JPN N/A sold


PlayStation3™
Aliens vs PredatorUSN/Asold
Aliens vs PredatorASIAN/Asold
Demon's Souls (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIAN/Asold
Demon's Souls (PlayStation3 the Best)JPNUS$ 44.991-5d
Dynasty Warriors: StrikeforceUSUS$ 26.991-5d
Heavy RainASIAN/Asold

    

Nintendo Wii™
428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de (Minna no Susume Selection)JPNUS$ 34.901w
Arc Rise Fantasia (Minna no Susume Selection)JPNUS$ 52.901w
Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum DX - Ultra Senshi DaishuuketsuJPNUS$ 64.991-2w
Data East Arcade ClassicsUSN/Asold
Deca Sporta (Hudson the Best)JPNUS$ 34.901w
Dragon Ball Z Sparking! Meteor (Minna no Susume Selection)JPNUS$ 34.9924h
Family Ski: World Ski & Snowboard (Minna no Susume Selection)JPNUS$ 44.991w
GTI Club World: City RaceJPNN/Asold
Oboro Muramasa (Minna no Susume Selection)JPNUS$ 44.991w
One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 - Nami ni Yureru Hihou (Minna no Susume Selection)JPNUS$ 34.901w
Rajirunogia WiiJPNUS$ 33.991w
Super Monkey Ball AthleticJPNUS$ 23.991-2w
Tales of Symphonia: Ratatosk no Kishi (Minna no Susume Selection)JPNUS$ 29.991-5d

    

PlayStation2™
Kiniro no Corda 3JPNN/Asold
Kiniro no Corda 3 [Premium Box]JPNN/Asold
Kiniro no Corda 3 [Treasure Box]JPNUS$ 112.991-5d
Myself; Yourself (Yeti Best)JPNUS$ 24.901w
Wand of Fortune Twin PackJPNN/Asold
Wand of Fortune: Mirai e no PrologueJPNUS$ 52.901w
Warship Gunner 2: Change of Direction (Koei Teiban Series)JPNUS$ 24.901w

    
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Nintendo DS™
Cooking Idol I! My! Main! Game de Hirameki! Kirameki CookingJPNN/Asold
Estpolis: The Lands Cursed by the GodsJPNUS$ 15.991-5d
Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 - Kami no Hitomi to Akuma no HesoJPNN/Asold
Game Book DS: Aquarian Age Perpetual PeriodJPNUS$ 15.991w
Game Book DS: Aquarian Age Perpetual Period [Premium Box]JPNUS$ 47.901-2w
Gendai Daisenryaku DS: Isshoku Sokuhatsu - Gunji Balance HoukaiJPNUS$ 59.901w
Gyouretsu no Dekiru Houritsu SoudanshoJPNUS$ 22.991w
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dai Yon Kan - KizunaJPNUS$ 74.991-5d
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Dai Yon Kan - Kizuna [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
KORG DS-10 Plus <div class="ext ext_"></div>USN/Asold
Nazotte Oboeru Otona no Kanji Renshuu KaiteibanJPNN/Asold
Otona no Renai Shousetsu: Harlequin SelectionJPNUS$ 14.991-5d
Ragnarok DSUSN/Asold
Shounen Oni Ninden TsumujiJPNUS$ 45.991-5d
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Mugen no Frontier EXCEEDJPNN/Asold
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Mugen no Frontier EXCEED [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
TOEIC Test Super Coach @DSJPNUS$ 44.901w
Utatte Touch, Utouchi!!JPNUS$ 39.991w
WiZman's WorldJPNUS$ 32.991w

    


Sony PSP™
BlazBlue PortableJPNUS$ 48.901-2w
BlazBlue PortableASIAN/Asold
Cross Channel: To All PeopleJPNN/Asold
Cross Channel: To All People [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
FairlyLife: MiracleDaysJPNUS$ 59.901w
FairlyLife: MiracleDays [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
Himehibi: New Princess Days!! Zoku! Ni-Gakki PortableJPNUS$ 65.901w
Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Kizuna no Tag BattleJPNN/Asold
Kenka Banchou 4: Ichinen SensouJPNUS$ 59.901w
Kenka Banchou 4: Ichinen SensouASIAN/Asold
Kiniro no Corda 3JPNN/Asold
Kiniro no Corda 3 [Premium Box]JPNN/Asold
Kiniro no Corda 3 [Treasure Box]JPNUS$ 100.991-5d
Koori no Bohyou Ichiyanagi Wa, 3 Dome no Junan <div class="ext ext_tentative">tentative</div>JPNUS$ 48.991w
Minna no Tennis PortableJPNUS$ 52.901w
Minna no Tennis PortableASIAUS$ 44.905-15d
Nizu no Senritsu Portable 2: Hi no KiokuJPNUS$ 34.991w
Nizu no Senritsu Portable 2: Hi no Kioku [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
No Fate! Only the Power of WillJPNUS$ 54.991w
No Fate! Only the Power of Will [Limited Edition]JPNUS$ 69.991w
Power Pro Success LegendsJPNUS$ 49.991-5d
Puzzle ChroniclesUSUS$ 9.991-5d
Qix++JPNUS$ 19.991w
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3USUS$ 32.991-2w
Yoake Yori Ruriiro na PortableJPNN/Asold

    


PC Game
Aliens vs. Predator (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Aliens vs. Predator (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold
Blood Bowl (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 19.99 24h
Everquest II: Sentinel's Fate (DVD-ROM)US US$ 33.90 1-2w
Everquest II: Sentinel's Fate [Collector's Edition] (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold
Necrovision: Lost Company (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold


Game Guides and Books
Hobby Japan [April 2010]JPNN/Asold
V-Jump [April 2010]JPNN/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1107 (2010 03/12)JPNN/Asold

   


Video Games related Soundtrack
Magical Halloween2 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 23.90 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™
Deadly PremonitionUS N/A
xxRelease Canceledxx DreamkillerUS N/A

PlayStation3™
Last RebellionUS N/A


Nintendo DS™
Keroro RPG: Kishi to Musha to Densetsu no KaizokuJPN N/A
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of ArcadiaUS N/A

Sony PSP™
.hack//LINKASIA N/A
.hack//LINKJPN US$ 29.99
.hack//LINK (Zettai Houi Pack)JPN N/A


PC Game
Napoleon: Total War [Limited Edition] (DVD-ROM)US N/A
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (Collector's Edition) (DVD-ROM)US N/A



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