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03. Jul, 2008 16:51 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: into the fantasy in Final Fantasy Tactics A2, jump on stage in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, serve an ace in Top Spin 3, raid the phantom fortress in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 & much more!


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

Plenty US version games are released this week, this includes the much awaited Final Fantasy Tactics A2: The Grimoire of the Rift. Once again, explore the realm of the fantasy and meet familiar characters such as Vaan and Penelo during your travels.

After coming out from the world of fantasy, step into the world's best tennis players's sports shoes, try out their signature moves and styles in Top Spin 3. This tennis game brings the generations of top tennis players together, so feel free to revive the veterans and pitch them against the current stars.

Rise to stardom in the rock music sphere after winning the tennis championship. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith features the performances of the top bands and hit songs. Like tennis players, the legendary band has their distinctive moves and playing technique, be sure to try them out on the guitar.

Step off the stage and enter the Phantom Fortress with Naruto and your team of ninjas. Battle your way through the hallways and your opponent's team with the coolest techniques, brought to you by one of the most finely designed battle systems.

Travel back time to the WWII era in Hellboy: Science of Evil and Operation Darkness. Hitler and the Nazis are back, this time with insane plots or regiments of supernatural creatures to back him up. Bring these plans down with your superpowers as Hellboy or your own team of elite soldiers in Operation Darkness.

As for Japanese games, Intial D Extreme Stage [Asian and Japanese versions] came out this week after five long years. Race through the mountain paths as your favourite character in your favourite car. This time, there are even more cars, race courses and racers to choose from.

Chill yourself out with Nanashi no Game in this summer heat. This game blends horror within your reality seamlessly by making use of the life-like images and surround sound. Figure out the mysteries of the game before the end of the week to escape your otherwise inevitable death.

Lastly, a sleek, red hot PlayStation2 console has arrived. Although the PlayStation3 is already out, it is a good idea to own a PlayStation2 console as there are still plenty of cool PlayStation2 games out there and more are releasing, as you will see in the preview.

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™
Alone in the DarkUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
Battlefield: Bad Company (Platinum Hits)US N/A sold
Battlefield: Bad Company Gold EditionUS US$ 63.99 1-2w
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's WrathUS US$ 31.99 1-5d
Guitar Hero: AerosmithASIA N/A sold
Guitar Hero: AerosmithUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith BundleUS US$ 261.99 1-2w
HORI Fighting Stick EX2 (Soul Calibur IV Limited Edition)US N/A sold
Hail to the ChimpUS N/A sold
Hellboy: Science of EvilUS N/A sold
Operation DarknessUS N/A sold
Supreme CommanderUS N/A sold
Top Spin 3US US$ 26.90 1-2w


PlayStation3™
Battlefield: Bad CompanyUS N/A sold
Battlefield: Bad Company Gold EditionUS US$ 75.90 1-2w
Boku no Natsuyasumi 3 (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Map Download Special Limited Edition)JPN N/A sold
Enchant Arm (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN US$ 39.90 1w
Game Controller Logicool Chillstream (Black)JPN N/A sold
Game Controller Logicool Chillstream (Silver)JPN N/A sold
Guitar Hero: AerosmithUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith BundleUS US$ 218.99 1-2w
HORI Fighting Stick 3 (Soul Calibur IV Limited Edition)US N/A sold
Hellboy: Science of EvilUS US$ 15.99 1-2w
Initial D Extreme StageJPN N/A sold
Initial D Extreme Stage (w/ English manual)ASIA N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Overlord: Raising HellUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/A sold
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Top Spin 3US US$ 28.99 1-2w


Nintendo Wii™
Akko de Pon! Ikasama HouroukiJPN US$ 49.90 1w
Alone in the DarkUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Big Beach SportsUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Charging Twin Station N/A sold
Guitar Hero: AerosmithUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith BundleUS N/A sold
Jawa: Mammoth to Himitsu no IshiJPN US$ 22.99 1w
Rock BandUS US$ 33.99 1-2w
Top Spin 3US US$ 29.99 24h


PlayStation2™
Alone in the DarkUS N/A sold
Guitar Hero: AerosmithUS US$ 15.99 1-2w
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Bundle (2 Wired Guitars)US US$ 207.99 1-2w
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Bundle (Wireless)US US$ 151.99 1-2w
L no Kisetsu 2: Invisible MemoriesJPN US$ 27.99 1-5d
L no Kisetsu 2: Invisible Memories [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
PlayStation2 Console Cinnabar Red (SCPH-90000CR)JPN N/A sold
Ratchet & Clank: Size MattersJPN US$ 47.99 1-5d
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 123: The Office Love Jikenbou - Reijou TanteiJPN US$ 25.90 1w
xxxHolic: Shigatsu Tsuitachi no Izayoi Sowa (Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 1w


Nintendo DS™
American Girl: Kit Mystery ChallengeUS N/A sold
Cake Mania 2US US$ 20.99 1-2w
DSVision Starter Kit (w/ MicroSD 512MB Card)JPN US$ 29.99 1w
Farm LifeASIA N/A sold
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftUS US$ 32.99 24h
Gourmet ChefUS US$ 18.99 1-2w
Hori Headphone DS LiteUS N/A sold
Midnight Play PackUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
My Weight Loss CoachUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
Nanashi no GameJPN N/A sold
Panpaka Panya-SanJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Pinky Street: Kira Kira * Music HourKOR N/A sold
Riku to Johan: Kaeta Nimai no EJPN US$ 37.90 1-2w
Top Spin 3US US$ 18.99 1-2w


Sony PSP™
Bleach: Heat the Soul 4 (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Bleach: Heat the Soul 4 (PSP the Best)ASIA N/A sold
Hellboy: Science of EvilUS US$ 31.99 1-2w
Minna de Dokusho: Meisaku & Suiri & Kaidan & BungakuJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Namco Museum Battle CollectionASIA N/A sold
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom FortressUS US$ 22.99 1-2w


PC Games
Belief and Betrayal (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 34.90 1-5d
King ManiaASIA US$ 7.99 24h
Kung Fu Panda (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Sins of a Solar Empire (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Super Star MahjongASIA US$ 19.90 1-5d
Trainz: The Complete Collection (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold


Game Guides and Books
Alone in the Dark: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Arcadia Magazine [August 2008]JPN N/A sold
Battlefield: Bad Company: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Codes & Cheats Summer 2008US N/A sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [August 2008]JPN N/A sold
Fate/complete material I Art materialJPN US$ 52.90 5-15d
Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness Official Complete GuideJPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Hellboy: The Science of Evil: Prima Official Game GuideUS US$ 19.90 5-15d
Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi Tachi Official Perfect GuideJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Mugen no Frontier Perfect BibleJPN N/A sold
Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin Character Setting SourcebookJPN N/A sold
Sengoku Basara 2 Burning SoulJPN N/A sold
Sengoku Basara X Official Visual GuideJPN N/A sold
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Nia Fan BookJPN US$ 27.90 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 is a quick outlook what's expected to be hot next week.

Xbox360™
Gears of War (2-Disc Edition)US N/A

Nintendo Wii™
Biohazard 0JPN N/A

PlayStation2™
Persona 4JPN N/A
Persona 4 (Konamistyle Special Edition)JPN N/A


Nintendo DS™
Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2JPN US$ 9.99
Densetsu no Stafi: Taiketsu! Dire KaizokudanJPN US$ 15.99
Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai DaigekisenJPN US$ 34.99
Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu - Gekitou! Naruto vs. SasukeJPN US$ 16.99
Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2US N/A


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



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