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14. Aug, 2008 17:45 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Give in to the Olympics hype - Madden NFL 09, MLB Power Pros 2008, Women's Volleyball, King of Clubs, Tales of Vesperia, Memories Off (2 games) & more!


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

Catching onto the Olympics hype, a number of sports games are published this week. These include the hot Madden NFL 09 released by one of the leading game developers, Electronic Arts. The game is available on many consoles so footballers/rugby players, get ready for the game for there is no stopping it even if your family has hogged the TV for the Olympic events.

Other team sports you can join with friends is MLB Power Pros 2008 [Wii™ & PlayStation2™] and Women's Volleyball. While the Wii version of the baseball game makes use of the Nintendo Wii's motion sensing capabilities to give you a lifelike batting and pitching experience, Women's Volleyball depicts the excitement and red hot battle between atheletes that you can participate in.

Although the Olympics has directed most people's attention to sports, it is not the only activity you can participate in. For those who desires a bit more variety, the King of Clubs is a game for you.

Golf takes center spot with this game along with fashion taboos, and its actually encouraging you to play the game in the most unorthodox ways, so people who enjoy wacky games without constraining rules, pick up your Wii remote controls and get ready to wield it!

Take a break from all the sports and sweat and set off on an adventure, the Asian version of Tales of Vesperia has arrived this week amidst the plethora of sports games.

A journey to your memories is another trip you can take via your Sony PSPs. Memories Off: Sorekara [limited & standard editions] and Omoide ni Kawaru kun (kimi) [limited & standard editions] will take you through your teenage romance and let you relive the sweet times you have spent with your girlfriends.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week, followed by a quick preview of what is expected to be hot next week.

Xbox360™
Madden NFL 09US US$ 17.99 1-2w
Madden NFL 09ASIA N/A sold
Madden NFL 09 [20th Anniversary Collectors Edition]US N/A sold
Summer Athletics The Ultimate ChallengeUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Tales of Vesperia (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/A sold


PlayStation3™
Call of Duty 3 (Greatest Hits)US N/A sold
Madden NFL 09ASIA N/A sold
Madden NFL 09US US$ 22.99 5-15d
Madden NFL 09 (20th Anniversary Collectors Edition)US US$ 36.90 1-2w
Monster Madness: Grave DangerUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
MotorStorm (Greatest Hits)US US$ 24.99 1-2w
Resistance: Fall of Man (Greatest Hits)US N/A sold
Warhawk (Greatest Hits)US US$ 21.99 1-2w


Nintendo Wii™
King of ClubsUS US$ 36.99 1-2w
Little League World SeriesUS US$ 36.99 1-2w
MLB Power Pros 2008US US$ 54.99 1-2w
Madden NFL 09 All-PlayUS N/A sold


PlayStation2™
Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka: ParareruJPN US$ 74.90 1w
Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka: Parareru [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Analog Strike Wireless Controller Exteme 2 (Black)JPN N/A sold
Ford Racing: Off RoadUS US$ 13.90 1-2w
MLB Power Pros 2008US US$ 24.99 1-2w
Madden NFL 09US US$ 17.99 1-2w
Summer Athletics The Ultimate ChallengeUS US$ 13.90 1-2w
Women's Volleyball ChampionshipUS N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
GRIDUS N/A sold
Little League World SeriesUS US$ 35.99 1-2w
Madden NFL 09US N/A sold
Quick Yoga TrainingUS US$ 24.90 5-15d
Rock BlastUS US$ 24.90 5-15d


Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Chara Pure Cover (Jack)JPN N/A sold
Chara Pure Cover (Stitch)JPN N/A sold
Chara Pure Cover (Winnie the Pooh)JPN N/A sold
Charge Stand DS LiteUS N/A sold


Sony PSP™
Crazy Taxi: Double PunchJPN US$ 64.99 1-5d
Ford Racing: Off RoadUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Madden NFL 09US US$ 20.99 1-2w
Memories Off SorekaraJPN N/A sold
Memories Off Sorekara [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Omoide ni Kawaru-Kun: Memories OffJPN N/A sold
Omoide ni Kawaru-Kun: Memories Off [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold


Sony PSP Accessories™
Capcom Monster Hunter Multi BagJPN N/A sold


Xbox™
Madden NFL 09US N/A sold

PC Game
Hide & Secret 2US US$ 9.99 24h


Game Guides and Magazines
Charaberrys Vol.5JPN N/A sold
Madden NFL 09: Prima Official Game GuideUS US$ 19.90 5-15d
Madden NFL 2009 Limited Edition Bundle: Prima Official Game GuideUS US$ 34.90 5-15d
Nobunaga no Yabou DS 2 Guide BookJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Sangokushi Taisen Ten Tactical GuideJPN US$ 20.90 5-15d
The Madden PhenomenonUS US$ 15.90 1-2w
Weekly Famitsu No. 1027 (2008 08/22+29)JPN N/A sold
Zero no Tsukaima: Knight of Twin Moon Illustration BookJPN 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 is a quick outlook what's expected to be hot next week.

Xbox360™
Too HumanASIA N/A

PlayStation3™
Vampire Rain: Altered SpeciesJPN US$ 19.99
Vampire Rain: Altered SpeciesASIA N/A

PlayStation2™
J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club ChampionshipJPN US$ 14.99


Nintendo DS™
Bangai-O SpiritsUS US$ 25.99
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: YumenoukihashiJPN US$ 58.90
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Yumenoukihashi [Premium Box]JPN N/A
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Yumenoukihashi [Treasure Box]JPN N/A
Inazuma ElevenJPN N/A
Sigma HarmonicsJPN US$ 16.99
Tokyo Majin Gakuen: KenfuuchouJPN US$ 54.99
Tokyo Majin Gakuen: Kenfuuchou [Limited Edition]JPN N/A


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



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