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10. Apr, 2008 18:39 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: MLB 2K8, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Mario Kart Wii, Karous Wii, Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 2: Scenario & more


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

Releases have been calm this week, interesting games that came in include the Asian version of Major League Baseball 2K8 for Xbox360™. Play an exciting baseball match on your third generation console, this game is so realistic that commentary is given along with the match.

Another game that came out this week on the Xbox360™ is Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Game of the Year Edition) where you participate in battles that only the fittest can survive.

Mario Kart Wii is a much anticipated game for Nintendo Wii™. Aside from traditional Mario Kart racing excitement, check out new courses, arenas and motorcycles. This is a game for everybody and every occasion.

Karous, a classic shooting game is revived for the Nintendo Wii™. Exciting gameplay is included in the remaking process, by utilizing the full capabilities of the console, the players slash away at the enemies with a sword to deal major damage.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the birth of the quintessential RPG series Final Fantasy, Square Enix published Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 2: Scenario. The book includes detailed plot analysis, relationships between characters and interviews with the developers. Readers are bound to get a deeper insight into the world of Final Fantasy.

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™:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Game of the Year Edition)US N/A sold
Major League Baseball 2K8ASIA N/A sold
TurokJPN US$ 35.99 1w

PlayStation3™:
Dual Shock 3 (Charcoal Black)US US$ 54.99 24h


Nintendo Wii™:
Karous WiiJPN US$ 28.99 1w
Mario Kart Wii (w/ Wii Handle)JPN US$ 59.99 1-5d
The Best of HD DVD, Volume TwoUS N/A sold
Wii HandleJPN US$ 18.90 1-5d


PlayStation2™:
Battle of SunriseJPN US$ 23.99 1-5d
Shinkyouku Soukai Polyphonica 0-4 Hanashi Full PackJPN US$ 51.99 1-5d


Sony PSP™:
BeowulfJPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
God of War: Chains of OlympusASIA US$ 34.99 1-2w
Nanpure & Oekaki Puzzle 10000 MonJPN US$ 29.90 1-5d


PC and MAC™:
Assassin's Creed (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 44.90 wait
Half-Life 2: The Orange Box (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Musou Orochi (Chinese Verson) (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Sango 2 (Chinese Verson) (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 24.90 1-5d
XIII Century: Death or Glory (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 23.90 1-5d


Game Guides and Books:
Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 2: ScenarioJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Entry Level Books on Weaponry - Shooters and Bows Book 2JPN US$ 2.99 24h
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Entry Level Books on Weaponry - Slashers and Bows Book 1JPN US$ 3.99 24h
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Information on heightening your defense: Book 1JPN US$ 2.99 24h
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G: Information on heightening your defense: Book 2JPN US$ 2.99 24h
Professional Baseball Spirits 5 Official GuideJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Star Ocean 2: Second Evolution Final GuideJPN US$ 21.90 5-15d


Video Game Soundtracks:
Arcana Heart 2 - Heartful Sound CollectionJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Last Escort 2 - Shinya No Amai Toge Original Suondtrack Vol.2JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers Original SoundtrackJPN 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.

Nintendo DS™:
Boura wa Kaseki HolderJPN US$ 21.99
Gyakuten Saiban 2 (New Best Price! 2000) / Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for AllJPN US$ 21.69
Gyakuten Saiban: Mask Vision Murder Case (New Best Price! 2000) / Phoenix Wright: Ace AttorneyJPN US$ 24.99


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



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