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22. Oct, 2009 18:13 (HKT)

Weekly Games update: Forza Motorsport 3, Wipe Out HD, Way of the Samurai 3, Half Minute Hero, Borderlands, Smackdown Raw 2010, Rune Factory 3, Haruka 3, Antiphona & much more!



Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. This is one interesting week as we have all genres of games coming in, but before we get to the summary part, let's take a look at the long awaited Forza Motorsport 3.

From the publisher: Whether it's an exotic sports car like the new Audi R8 V10, a classic American muscle car such as the Ford GT, or a hot Asian import such as the Nissan 370Z, everyone has a dream car.

Live the most realistic racing experience ever as you take the wheel of more than 400 of the most-beloved cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe.

With breathtaking HD graphics and the most advanced vehicle performance modeling in a video game, Forza Motorsport 3 includes a host of driving assists and adjustable skill levels to make the game a gripping pick-up-and-play experience for audiences of all ages and skill levels.

A love of cars lives in all of us. Forza Motorsport 3 is the automotive playground we've all been waiting for.

Forza Motorsport 3 is an Xbox360™ exclusive:

Forza Motorsport 3JPN N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 3ASIA N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 3US N/A sold


The Limited Editions has a bonus DVD, a key chain, a 2G USB drive and various download codes which let you download additional contents such as special cars and tracks off the network.

Forza Motorsport 3 [First Print Limited Edition]ASIA N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 3 [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold


Read the game guide to get more info on the cars:

Forza Motorsport 3 Prima Official GuideUS N/A sold

All US versions, the guide book included, is coming soon.



Still feel like driving? How about a floating car? Come join a race that defies gravity. Participate in the Wipe Out HD races. With high definition graphics, you'd soon forget that you are in front of your TV screen and not actually on the flying car tracks. The upbeat techno soundtrack combined with the sense of speed will have your heart jump out of your rib cage.

Speed is also an essential thing if you are to change the destiny of a country. Take up your sword and join a political camp in The Way of the Samurai 3. In this chaotic era, you can really make a name for yourself through your gaming prowesses. More inclined to side yourself with justice? Rescue the kingdom in 30 seconds in Half Minute Hero.

You don't need a sword to enter the fray. In Borderlands, you have your gun and your frustrations, shoot all those who stand in your path. Enter the fighting ring in WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010, make use of the network connection facilities of your newest consoles and take down opponents throughout the game world.

Destruction and construction can come hand in hand, take care of your farms, slay, or tame monsters and go after the girl of your dreams in Rune Factory 3. Delve deeper into the romantic relationships in the time skip romance Harukanaru 3 - Unmei no Meikyuu.

Music is an essential part of gaming, and is definitely a vital part in Antiphona, a kingdom which exist for songs. Go and retrieve the voice of the the beautiful singstress and defeat the demon lord with a cast of loveable characters.

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™
Brutal LegendUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Cars Race O RamaASIA N/A sold
FIFA Soccer 10US US$ 69.99 1-2w
FIFA Soccer 10 World Class SoccerJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Fallout 3 (Game of the Year Edition)US N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 3JPN N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 3ASIA N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 3 [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Forza Motorsport 3 [First Print Limited Edition]ASIA N/A sold
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010ASIA N/A sold
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010US N/A sold
Way of the Samurai 3US N/A sold


PlayStation3™
BorderlandsUSN/Asold
Brutal LegendUSUS$ 12.8924h
Cars Race O RamaUSN/Asold
Disney Sing It: Pop HitsUSUS$ 32.9924h
Fallout 3 (Game of the Year Edition)USN/Asold
FIFA Soccer 10USN/Asold
FIFA Soccer 10 World Class SoccerJPNUS$ 11.991-5d
Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition (Greatest Hits)USUS$ 23.991-5d
Way of the Samurai 3USN/Asold
WipeOut HD FuryASIAN/Asold
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010USN/Asold
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010ASIAN/Asold

    

Nintendo Wii™
FIFA 10 World Class SoccerJPNUS$ 64.901w
Hula Wii: Motto Jouzu no Fura o Odorou!!JPNUS$ 54.901w
JU-ON: The GrudgeUSUS$ 119.991-2w
Marvel Super Hero SquadUSN/Asold
Sukeban Shachou Rena WiiJPNN/Asold
Wii Fit PlusUSUS$ 34.991-2w
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010USUS$ 29.991-2w

    

PlayStation2™
Bakugan Battle BrawlersUSUS$ 19.991-2w
beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best [Konamistyle Special Edition Complete]JPNN/Asold
beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best [Konamistyle Special Edition]JPNN/Asold
FIFA Soccer 10 World Class SoccerJPNN/Asold
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010USN/Asold

    

Nintendo DS™
Astro Boy: The Video GameUSUS$ 34.991-2w
Bakugan Battle BrawlersUSUS$ 9.991-2w
Cake Mania 3USUS$ 17.991-2w
Cooking Mama 3USUS$ 21.991-2w
Element HuntersJPNN/Asold
Grand Trucker Aniki: Shigoto to Kenka to KoimoyouJPNN/Asold
Hero's Saga: Laevatein TacticsUSUS$ 34.991-2w
Kurayami no Hate de Kimi o MatsuJPNN/Asold
Kurayami no Hate de Kimi o Matsu [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
Marvel Super Hero SquadUSUS$ 49.991-2w
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of SkyUSN/Asold
Rune Factory 3JPNN/Asold

    

Sony PSP™
Antiphona no Seikahime: Tenshi no Gakufu Op.AJPNUS$ 36.991w
Antiphona no Seikahime: Tenshi no Gakufu Op.A [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
FIFA Soccer 10USUS$ 22.991-2w
FIFA Soccer 10 World Class SoccerJPNUS$ 34.991w
Half-Minute HeroUSUS$ 22.991-2w
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Unmei no Meikyuu AizoubanJPNUS$ 59.901w
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Unmei no Meikyuu Aizouban [Premium Box]JPNN/Asold
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Unmei no Meikyuu Aizouban [Treasure Box]JPNN/Asold
Marvel Super Hero SquadASIAUS$ 29.905-15d
NBA 10 The InsideUSUS$ 19.991-2w
Obscure: The AftermathUSN/Asold
Shin Sangoku Musou 5 SpecialJPNUS$ 14.991w
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010USUS$ 24.991-2w
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010ASIAN/Asold

    


PC Game
Fallout 3 (Game of the Year Edition) (DVD-ROM)USN/Asold
NBA 2K10USN/Asold
Risen (DVD-ROM)USN/Asold

   

Game Books and Magazines
Brutal Legend Prima Official GuideUS N/A sold
Fable II DLC GuideUS US$ 3.99 24h
Famitsu DS + Wii [December 2009]JPN N/A sold
Magna Carta 2 Official Strategy GuideUS N/A sold
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers Sky Prima Official GuideUS N/A sold
V-Jump [December 2009]JPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1090 (2009 11/05)JPN N/A sold


Video Game related Soundtracks
beatmania IIDX spin-off drama ROOTS26S [suite] Vol.1JPNUS$ 39.905-15d
Dream Club Vocal Album Pure Songs Dream C ClubJPNN/Asold
Harukanaru Toki No Naka De 4 Variety CDJPNUS$ 37.905-15d
Last Brave - Go To Zero (Border Brake Theme Song) (~Mechanical Panda)JPNUS$ 11.9024h
Lucian Bee's Character Song Series Vol.4 Luke (~Luke)JPNUS$ 17.905-15d
S.Y.K - Shinsetsu Saiyuki - Drama CD Ubae! Densetsu No Goma Dango! - Kokyu Anmin Makura Mo WasurerunaJPNUS$ 29.905-15d
Starmine (~Ryu)JPNN/Asold
Tales of Hearts Drama CD Vol.2 (~Tetsuya Kakihara, Marina Inoue)JPNUS$ 28.905-15d
The Works Chiyomaru Shikura Gakkyoku Shu 4.0 (~Chiyomaru Shikura)JPNUS$ 29.905-15d
The Works Chiyomaru Shikura Gakkyoku Shu 5.0 (~Chiyomaru Shikura)JPNUS$ 29.905-15d
VitaminX-Z Drama CD Sadistic Side (~Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Daisuke Ono, Hiroyuki Yoshino)JPNUS$ 23.905-15d

    

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™
BayonettaJPN N/A
HORI Real Arcade Pro.EX (Tekken 6 Design)JPN N/A
Tekken 6JPN US$ 39.99
Tekken 6 [Collector's Edition]JPN N/A

PlayStation3™
BayonettaJPN US$ 84.99
HORI Real Arcade Pro Stick 3 (Tekken 6 Design)JPN N/A
Tekken 6JPN US$ 85.99
Tekken 6 [Collector's Edition]JPN N/A


Nintendo Wii™
Sin & Punishment 2JPN US$ 64.99
Super Robot Taisen NEOJPN US$ 21.79

Nintendo DS™
Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy GaidenJPN US$ 24.99




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