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02. Oct, 2008 18:15 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Rain thunder and bullets on your enemies in Raiden IV, come home to Silent Hill, travel back time in Time Hollow, go to the beach with the To Love Ru cast, enjoy the fan service in Ikkitousen & much more!


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

The tide of games are still coming in, flooding our warehouse. Raiden IV, the highly anticipated newest installment to the exhilarating shooter Raiden has arrived on your Xbox360™ consoles. Fly your craft, shoot down enemies, save the planet from invasion and admire the cutting edge graphics displayed by your 3rd generation system.

Eeriness is permeating the air even before Halloween arrives. Come home to Silent Hill and rediscover the resort town's disturbing history and residents as you search for your brother. With the graphical and audio capabilities of the PlayStation3™, the line between your nightmare and reality will be forever blurred.

Quite a lot of Japanese adventure games spot engaging storylines and by localizing them for English speaking audiences, more people can enjoy them. Time Hollow is a good example of such games. Stepping into the shoes of the protagonist, you right the errors that happened in the past in order to retrieve your disappeared family.

Aside from Time Hollow, the comedic RPG Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure and Disgaea Afternoon of Darkness [Nintendo DS™, Sony PSP™]are also localized for English speaking audiences. Save Prince Charming from the witch's clutches and claim your rightful place as the overlord of the netherworlds.

Although this summer has already passed us by, it is never too late to spend time at the beach with a team of pretty girls.

Rito, plagued with bad luck in the romance department is finally getting a break in To Love Ru Trouble: Rinkaigakkou-Hen [Limited, Standard Editions]. He is sent by the school master to spend time at a seaside academy. But again, paradise can always turn into a nightmare and vice versa with the team of alien girls around.

Namco Bandai Games has released fighter compilations for PlayStation2™. Namco Classic Fighter Collection and Shonen Jump Naruto: Ultimate Collection both feature three exciting games. It is your great chance to try out the games you have meant to play but missed and save some cash in the process.

Besides classic games, new fighters are released on Sony's newest portable console. Ikkitousen the hit manga is converted to Eloquent Fist [Limited, Standard versions] for Sony PSP™. The voluptuous girls are rebirths of warriors from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms era and their conquests have just begun, enjoy the fan service provided along with the adrenaline pumping combat.

After pummeling the living daylights out of your opponents in fighters and destroying enough air crafts in the shooters, its time to contruct something. In SimCity Creator [Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™] you have absolute power over a city, after all, as its creator you can make additions to it and destroy it at will.

Last but not least, something for the whole family. The high ranking quiz show Buzz Quiz TV came out on PlayStation3™, complete with 4 buzzers. Test who is the most knowledgeable person in your family by challenging each other in the game show. Aside from using the TV, you can take your favourite program with you wherever you go as Buzz! Master Quiz is available on Sony PSP™.

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™
Baja: Edge of ControlUS N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayUS N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [Limited Edition]US N/A sold
Lego BatmanASIA N/A sold
Madden NFL 09 (en Espanol)US US$ 18.99 5-15d
Raiden IVJPN US$ 162.99 1-5d
Shin Sangoku Musou 5 (Chinese language Version)ASIA N/A sold
Warriors Orochi 2US N/A sold


PlayStation3™
Baja: Edge of ControlUS US$ 82.99 1-2w
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayUS N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [Limited Edition]US N/A sold
Buzz Quiz TV (w/ 4 Wireless Buzzers)US N/A sold
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition)ASIA N/A sold
Madden NFL 09 (en Espanol)US N/A sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 5 (Chinese language Version)ASIA N/A sold
Silent Hill: HomecomingASIA N/A sold
Warhawk (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/A sold


PlayStation™ Accessories
Dust Guard Filter 3 (Black)JPN N/A sold
Dust Guard Filter 3 (White)JPN N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™
Brothers in Arms: Double TimeUS N/A sold
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts '09US US$ 33.99 1-2w
Jikkyou Powerful Major League 3JPN US$ 40.99 1w
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked!US US$ 22.99 1-2w
Margot's Word BrainUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Pitfall: The Big AdventureUS US$ 44.90 5-15d
Samba De AmigoUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Sim City CreatorUS N/A sold
de BlobUS US$ 22.99 24h


PlayStation2™
Jikkyou Powerful Major League 3JPN US$ 17.99 1w
Kanuchi: Shiroki Tsubasa no ShouJPN N/A sold
Kanuchi: Shiroki Tsubasa no Shou [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 10.39 1-5d
Kanuchi: Shiroki Tsubasa no Shou [Special Limited Edition]JPN US$ 7.99 1-5d
Namco Classic Fighter CollectionUS N/A sold
Pac-Man Power PackUS US$ 33.99 1-2w
Shin Sangoku Musou 5 SpecialJPN US$ 49.99 1-5d
Shonen Jump Naruto: Ultimate CollectionUS N/A sold
SingStar Pop Vo.l 2US US$ 17.99 1-2w
The Magician's Academy (eb! Kore)JPN US$ 12.99 1-5d
Warriors Orochi 2US US$ 26.99 1-2w


Nintendo DS™
Babysitting ManiaUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
Brain Quest Grades 3 & 4US N/A sold
Dinosaur KingUS US$ 99.99 24h
Disgaea DSUS N/A sold
Drop CastUS US$ 24.90 5-15d
My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's PartyUS N/A sold
My SAT Coach with The Princeton ReviewUS N/A sold
My Secret World by ImagineUS US$ 64.99 1-2w
Nakamura Sumiko Tettei Shidou: Shin Toeic Test 1-hi-1-fun DS LessonJPN N/A sold
Nancy Drew: The Hidden StaircaseUS US$ 24.90 1-2w
Rhapsody: A Musical AdventureUS N/A sold
Shaun the SheepUS US$ 34.99 1-2w
Sim City CreatorUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Time HollowUS N/A sold
Unknown Soldier: Mokuba no HoukouJPN US$ 48.99 1w
World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi Ishi [ebten DX Pack]JPN N/A sold


Sony PSP™
Buzz! Master QuizUS US$ 9.99 1-5d
Disgaea: Afternoon of DarknessASIA N/A sold
Dragoneer's AriaASIA N/A sold
Ikkitousen: Eloquent FistJPN N/A sold
Ikkitousen: Eloquent Fist [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Lego BatmanUS N/A sold
To Love Ru Trouble: Doki Doki! Rinkaigakkou-HenJPN N/A sold
To Love Ru Trouble: Doki Doki! Rinkaigakkou-Hen [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold


PC Games
Mount & Blade (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
The Settlers VI (Gold Edition)US N/A sold


Video Game Soundtracks
Ayakashi No Miya Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Chocobo Racing Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 24.99 5-15d
Crest of Z's Toshin No Monsho (Super Robot Taisen Z Intro Theme) (~Jam Project)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Fate / Tiger Colosseum Upper Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Hakuoki - Shinsengumi Kitan Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Knights in the Nightmare Perfect Audio Collection PlusJPN N/A sold
Neo Angelique Abyss Neo Angelique Abyss Second Age Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Tears To Tiara Kakan No Daichi Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 32.99 5-15d
Yuu Kobayashi's Monthly Fumiaki Kobayashi Radio CD October Issue (~Yuu Kobayashi)JPN US$ 32.90 5-15d


Game Guides and Magazines
Aoikuro no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3 Official Visual Fan BookJPN N/A sold
Arcadia Magazine [November 2008]JPN N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway: Prima Official Game GuideUS US$ 19.90 5-15d
Codes & Cheats Fall 2008: Prima Games Code BookUS N/A sold
Dengeki PlayStation Final Fantasy XI Dengeki Ryodan Chronicle 2 2004.6-2006.12JPN US$ 2.99 24h
Famitsu Connect! On 'Connect! On' Vol. 23 NovemberJPN US$ 0.09 24h
Famitsu PSP + PS3 [November 2008]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [November 2008]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu Xbox 360 [November 2008]JPN N/A sold
Guilty Gear 2 -Overture- Setting SourcebookJPN N/A sold
Hoshizora no Comic Garden Official Visual Fan BookJPN US$ 33.90 5-15d
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 15 Perfect GuideJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Labyrinth City Night Wizard 2 Source BookJPN US$ 32.90 5-15d
Lego Batman: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Maple Story Master Book 2008.1 VersionJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Maple Story Master Book Ikusei Hen 2008. 01 VersionJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Memories Off 6: Trial Wave Visual Guide BookJPN N/A sold
Nobunaga no Yabou Online Souha no Shou 2008.8.27 Official Guide Vol.1JPN US$ 32.90 5-15d
Soul Calibur IV Perfect GuideJPN N/A sold
Street Fighter IV Master GuideJPN N/A sold
Super Robot Taisen Z Player's BibleJPN N/A sold
Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk Perfect Tour GuideJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Tech Gian Brilliant 2008 Vol.1JPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1034 (2008 10/10)JPN 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™
NBA Live 09US US$ 44.90
NBA Live 09ASIA N/A
Silent Hill: HomecomingUS US$ 19.19

PlayStation3™
NBA Live 09US US$ 44.90
NBA Live 09ASIA US$ 17.99
Silent Hill: HomecomingUS US$ 18.89

Nintendo Wii™
Harvest Moon: Tree of TranquilityUS US$ 28.99


PlayStation2™
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts '09US US$ 20.99
Onimusha: The EssentialsUS N/A

Nintendo DS™
Kirby Super Star UltraUS N/A
Sonic Chronicles: Dark BrotherhoodUS N/A


Sony PSP™
Macross Ace FrontierJPN US$ 23.99
Valhalla Knights 2US N/A


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



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