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27. Nov, 2008 17:21 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: It's the season to be jolly - The Last Remnant Asia, Naruto Wii & 360 games, Castlevania: Judgement, Rune Factory DS & Wii, Patapon 2 & much more!


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

This is another busy week as the Japanese games came in to join the flow. Realize your dream of becoming a star in You're in the movies. Be the director, producer and actor in your own story and spice it up with all kinds of gimmicks.

You might discover you have more talents than you give yourself credit for.

Aside from the stars the real life stars, classic game characters make their appearance this holiday season. Sega's key mascot Sonic the hedgehog is Unleashed to save the day. Go catch him and engage in some fast paced adventures.

Speed is essential for a ninja. Naruto is in two places at once. Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 3 is out on Nintendo Wii, prove your skills as you mow down your enemies and combat one to one in boss fights.

In The Broken Bond [Asian & US vers.] Naruto's friendship with Sasuke will face the ultimate test. Can the fox spirit posessed youth save his friend from self destruction?

Travelling is another good way to spend your holidays. Join Lara Croft, the hottest archaeologist on her quest to uncover ancient secrets in Underworld, see the sights and display the moves. You'd realize that being an archaeologist is not just about history and books, there's a lot of ninja work involved.

Horizontal action or one to one arena styled fights, the battle between the vampires and the Belmont clan never ceases. In fact, the fighting spirit has spreaded over all characters, transforming the good against evil struggle into a massive battle event. In the new Nintendo Wii fighter Castlevania: Judgement, pit Belmont, Alucard and Dracula against each other.

Good games always get localized, the strategy RPG Luminous Arc 2 and the fantasy farming fun Rune Factory 2 are available as US versions. Both games carry a bit of sword and shield action, while Luminous Arc 2 requires a bit of military tactics while Rune Factory 2 combines it with nurturance.

Move to a greener environment in Animal Crossing: City Life. Enjoy all the possibilities life brings you and all the activities in an ideal city. Move a little further into the rural areas in Rune Factory Frontier. Laguna and Mist from the first Rune Factory game are back and are ready to make their farms prosper.

Sony PSP is another console that gets a lot of titles this week. Koei's massive crossover, Musou Orochi 2, the card battle Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Tag Force 3 [Asian & JPN vers.], the digital novel inspired fighter Higurashi Daybreak Portable, Falcom's most well known RPG trilogy Sora no Kiseki Box Set, and Kenka Banchou 3 [Asian & JPN vers.] that redefines masculinity.

Patapon 2 [Asian & JPN vers.], the family rhythm game is released just in time for the Christmas holidays. With its new network mode, gather a bunch of friends or family members together and engage in a battle that includes cooperation, a sense of rhythm, stylishly cute characters with next to no violence.

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™
Agarest Senki: Rapier LanceJPN US$ 78.90 1w
FarCry 2JPN US$ 49.99 1w
Guitar Hero World Tour (Band Kit)ASIA N/A sold
Guitar Hero World Tour (Guitar Bundle)ASIA N/A sold
HORI Fighting Stick EX2JPN N/A sold
Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore 2 BundleUS US$ 95.99 1-2w
Left 4 DeadUS N/A sold
LipsUS N/A sold
Major League Baseball 2K8JPN US$ 49.99 1w
NCAA Basketball 09US US$ 42.99 1-2w
Naruto: The Broken BondUS N/A sold
Need for Speed UndercoverUS N/A sold
Rock Band Track Pack: Vol. 2US US$ 22.99 1-2w
Sonic UnleashedASIA N/A sold
The Last RemnantUS US$ 24.99 1-5d
The Last Remnant (English language Version)ASIA N/A sold
The Last Remnant (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/A sold
Tomb Raider UnderworldASIA N/A sold
Tomb Raider UnderworldUS N/A sold
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009ASIA US$ 34.90 1-2w
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009JPN US$ 33.99 1-5d
You're in the MoviesASIA US$ 9.99 48h
You're in the MoviesUS US$ 47.99 1-2w


PlayStation3™
Alone in the Dark: InfernoUS N/A sold
Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset V1US N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayJPN US$ 49.99 1w
Guitar Hero World Tour (Guitar Bundle)ASIA N/A sold
Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore 2 BundleUS US$ 44.99 1-2w
NCAA Basketball 09US N/A sold
NPPL Championship Paintball 2009US US$ 22.99 1-2w
Need for Speed UndercoverUS US$ 24.99 1-2w
PlayStation3 Console (HDD 80GB Fallout 3 Collector's Edition Pack)ASIA N/A sold
Power Smash 3 / Virtua Tennis 3 (Sega the Best)JPN N/A sold
Rock Band Track Pack: Vol. 2US US$ 21.99 1-2w
The Eye of Judgment Biolith Rebellion 3 Expansion Pack (Voucher incl. 2 Bonus Special Creature Cards)ASIA N/A sold
Tomb Raider UnderworldASIA N/A sold
Tomb Raider UnderworldUS US$ 18.90 1-2w
Winning Eleven x UEFA Champions League Anniversary BoxJPN US$ 454.99 1w
Wireless HeadsetASIA N/A sold
Wireless KeypadASIA N/A sold
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009ASIA N/A sold
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009JPN US$ 38.99 1w


Nintendo Wii™
Animal Crossing: City FolkUS N/A sold
Block PartyUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Castlevania: JudgmentUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Cooking Mama: World KitchenUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Gallop & RideUS N/A sold
Guitar Hero World Tour (Band Kit)US N/A sold
Hataraku HitJPN US$ 17.99 1w
Hori Classic Controller (Black)JPN N/A sold
Hori Classic Controller (White)JPN N/A sold
Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore 2 BundleUS US$ 209.99 1-2w
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Wii DeluxeJPN US$ 34.99 1w
Luxor 3US US$ 20.99 1-2w
Merv Griffin's CrosswordsUS US$ 24.90 5-15d
NPPL Championship Paintball 2009US US$ 22.99 1-2w
Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 3JPN N/A sold
Need for Speed UndercoverUS N/A sold
PBR: Out of the ChuteUS N/A sold
Rock Band Track Pack: Vol. 2US US$ 19.99 1-2w
Rune Factory FrontierJPN US$ 34.99 1w
Sonic UnleashedUS N/A sold
Tomb Raider UnderworldUS N/A sold
Ultimate I SpyUS N/A sold
Wii SpeakUS US$ 37.99 1-2w


PlayStation2™
Dynasty Warriors 6US US$ 56.99 1-2w
Junjou RomanchikaJPN US$ 68.90 1w
Junjou Romanchika [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 104.99 1-5d
Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi Tachi (Gust Best)JPN N/A sold
Moe Moe 2-ji Taisen Ryoku DeluxeJPN N/A sold
Monochrome Factor: Cross RoadJPN US$ 11.99 1-2w
Monochrome Factor: Cross Road [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Murasaki no HonooJPN US$ 14.99 1w
Murasaki no Honoo [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 11.99 1w
NPPL Championship Paintball 2009US US$ 20.99 1-2w
Naxat Soft Reachmania Vol. 1: CR Galaxy AngelJPN N/A sold
Naxat Soft Reachmania Vol. 1: CR Galaxy Angel [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Need for Speed UndercoverUS N/A sold
PBR: Out of the ChuteUS US$ 13.99 1-2w
Rock Band Track Pack: Vol. 2US US$ 20.99 1-2w
Sonic UnleashedUS N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
Bakumatsu Koihana: Shinsengumi DSJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Bakumatsu Koihana: Shinsengumi DS [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Disney Club Penguin: Elite Penguin ForceUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Guitar Hero on Tour DecadesUS N/A sold
Guitar Hero on Tour Decades (w/ Guitar Hero Peripheral)US US$ 24.99 1-2w
Guitar Hero: On Tour (software only)US US$ 12.99 1-2w
Guitar Rock TourUS US$ 22.90 1-2w
Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ni-Kan - SouJPN US$ 24.99 1-5d
Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ni-Kan - Sou [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 45.99 1-5d
Kaite Oboeru: Dora-GanaJPN US$ 74.90 1w
Keiki J.B. Harold Jikenbo: Manhattan Requiem & Kiss of MurderJPN US$ 44.90 1w
Layton Kyouju to Saigo no Jikan RyokouJPN US$ 64.99 1w
Luminous Arc 2US N/A sold
Metal Slug 7US N/A sold
Moshimo!? Kinen Surunara...JPN US$ 13.99 1w
Moshimo!? Saibanin ni Eribaretara...JPN US$ 10.99 1w
My Stop Smoking Coach with Allen CarrUS US$ 18.99 1-2w
Petz Rescue Endangered ParadiseUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
RobocalypseUS US$ 14.99 1-2w
Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest MoonUS US$ 24.99 24h
Shiseido Beauty Solution Kaihatsu Center Kanshuu: Project BeautyJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Shiseido Beauty Solution Kaihatsu Center Kanshuu: Project Beauty (w/ DS Scan)JPN US$ 9.99 1w
Simple DS Series Vol. 45: The Misshitsukara no Dasshutsu 2JPN US$ 28.90 1w
Tamagotchi Kira Kira OmisecchiJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Tecmo Bowl: KickoffUS N/A sold
The Conveni DS: Otona no Keiei Ryoku TrainingJPN US$ 59.90 1w
Tomb Raider UnderworldUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Tropix...Your Island Getaway DSUS US$ 20.99 1-2w


Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Compact Pouch DSi (Black)JPN N/A sold
Compact Pouch DSi (White)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Jewel Pouch (Light Blue)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Jewel Pouch (Pink)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Jewel Pouch (White)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Pocket Pouch (Pink)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Pocket Pouch (Red)JPN US$ 6.99 1w
Hello Kitty Pocket Pouch (White)JPN N/A sold
Touch Panel Screen Protection Filter DSiJPN N/A sold
Touch Pen Fit DS (Black)JPN N/A sold
Touch Pen Fit DS (Blue)JPN N/A sold
Touch Pen Fit DS (Pink)JPN N/A sold
Touch Pen Fit DS (White)JPN N/A sold


Sony PSP™
Clear Case Portable 3 (Graphite)JPN N/A sold
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki SetJPN N/A sold
Higurashi Daybreak PortableJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Higurashi Daybreak Portable [Limited Box]JPN N/A sold
Hoshiiro no Okurimono PortableJPN N/A sold
Kenka Banchou 3: Zenkoku SeihaASIA N/A sold
Kenka Banchou 3: Zenkoku SeihaJPN N/A sold
Lost Regnum: Makutsu no Koutei (Ertain the Best)JPN N/A sold
Moe Moe 2-ji Taisen Ryoku DeluxeJPN N/A sold
Musou Orochi: Maou SairinJPN N/A sold
Need for Speed UndercoverUS US$ 32.90 1-2w
Patapon 2: Don-ChakaJPN N/A sold
Patapon 2: Don-ChakaASIA N/A sold
Patapon 2: Don-Chaka (Winter Gift Pack)JPN US$ 309.99 1w
Peep Guard Filter Portable 3JPN N/A sold
Shaun White SnowboardingUS US$ 15.99 1-2w
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX: Tag Force 3ASIA N/A sold
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX: Tag Force 3JPN N/A sold


PC Games
Imperium Romanum Gold (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
The Lord of the Rings: Mines of Moria (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold
The Lord of the Rings: Mines of Moria [Collector's Edition] (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold
The Political Machine 2008 (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Tomb Raider Underworld (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold


Miscellaneous Cables
HDMI Cable 1M (Black)JPN N/A sold
Hori HDMI Cable 1M (White)JPN N/A sold
HDMI Cable 2M (Black)JPN N/A sold
HDMI Cable 2M (White)JPN N/A sold


Game Guides and Magazines
Famitsu DS + Wii [January 2009]JPN N/A sold
Hobby Japan [January 2009]JPN N/A sold
Kimi no Yuusha Complete GuideJPN N/A sold
Knights in the Nightmare Official Setting Sourcebook ~Dept. Heaven Episodes World Guidance~JPN N/A sold
Left 4 Dead: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Mirror's Edge: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Rune Factory 2 Official Strategy GuideUS N/A sold
Saihai no Yukue Perfect GuideJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Tomb Raider: Underworld: The Official GuideUS N/A sold
V-Jump [January 2009]JPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1042 (2008 12/05+12)JPN N/A sold


Video Game Soundtracks and Movies
Best of the Best Collector's EditionUS N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Original SoundtrackUS N/A sold
Gears of War 2 The SoundtrackUS N/A sold
Gessei No Canon (Galaxy Angel 2 Theme Song) (~Yui Sakakibara)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Gessei No Canon (Galaxy Angel 2 Theme Song) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Yui Sakakibara)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Hanayoi Romanesque Kuchibiru Hana ToikiJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Hanayoi Romanesque Mikazuki Ha Sora Ni Nokoshita Bokura No ShokonJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Hi Touch! / Ashita Wa Kitto (Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl New Intro and Outro Theme)JPN US$ 12.99 24h
Hoshiiro No Okurimono Character Song & Drama CD Soya Narutaki (~Daisuke Hirakawa, Daisuke Kishio)JPN US$ 21.90 5-15d
Ragnarok Online 6th Anniversary Image Song Kamigami No Uta (~Ceui)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Sokoku No Kusabi - Hiiro No Kakera 3 - Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Tales of the Abyss Sound Episode Vol.1 (~Chihiro Suzuki, Yukana, Takehito Koyasu)JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Togeki '08 Super Battle DVD Vol.4 Guilty Gear XX Accent CoreJPN N/A sold
Togeki '08 Super Battle DVD Vol.5 Super Street Fighter IIXJPN N/A sold
Togeki '08 Super Battle DVD Vol.6 Arcana Heart 2JPN US$ 39.90 5-15d
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 Music Collection - Around the WorldJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Yusha No Kuse Ni Namaiki Da 1 & 2 Giant RecitalJPN US$ 25.99 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 preview of what are expected to be hot next week:

Xbox360™
Naruto: The Broken BondASIA N/A
Prince of PersiaASIA N/A

PlayStation3™
Prince of PersiaUS N/A
Prince of PersiaASIA N/A
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 Kanzenban [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A

Nintendo Wii™
Kaze no Klonoa: Door to PhantomileJPN US$ 34.99


PlayStation2™
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite WorldJPN US$ 15.99
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 Kanzenban [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A

Nintendo DS™
Chrono Trigger DSUS US$ 31.99
Hajime no Ippo The Fighting! DSJPN US$ 44.99
Prince of Persia: The Fallen KingUS US$ 19.99


Sony PSP™
LocoRoco 2ASIA N/A
LocoRoco 2JPN US$ 47.99


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



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