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20. May, 2010 19:08 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Red Dead Redemption, Senko no Ronde Duo, FMA: Yakusoku no Hi e, Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai, Captain Tsubasa: Gekitou no Kiseki & more!



Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. After weeks of lethargy, we finally have a busy week, we have action games like Red Dead Redemption and Full Metal Alchemist, for shooters we have Senko no Ronde and for soccer fans, there is Captain Tsubasa and Winning Eleven.

Rugged, fast pace and full of blood and guts, Red Dead Redemption is a western action game at its best form. Play as John Marston, a former outlaw whose bloody past is catching up to him.

When federal agents threaten his family, there is nothing a man could do but pick up his gun and end things once and for all.

From the publisher: Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teaming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions.

Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters and struggle against the harshness of one of the world's last remaining wildernesses.

Players will ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it.


The brutal western action game is available now. We received our US preorders today and are able to cover all preorders that has been placed prior to today.

The official release of the Asia Version as been moved to Friday, May 21. As this is unfortunately a public holiday in Hong Kong (Buddha's Birthday), we only got around half of our allocation for both Asia versions today. The remaining units will arrive on Monday.

We can only apologize to all Western fans who have to wait over the weekend:

Xbox360™
Red Dead RedemptionASIA US$ 59.902-4d
Red Dead RedemptionUS N/Asold

PlayStation3™
Red Dead RedemptionUS N/Asold
Red Dead RedemptionASIA N/Asold

Game Guides
Red Dead Redemption Signature Series Strategy GuideUS N/Asold



The duo is back, this time on Xbox360. With better graphics and a full voice support during story events, you can sink deeper into the shooting experience, get closer to the enchanting cast of characters and feel the urgency of the situation. The game is compatible with the Xbox network, so connect with your friends and join in the fray.

Upload your scores to the ranking and compete with the veterans. Don't worry if you are a complete beginner, there is the training mode and other fun modes suitable for the whole family. The story mode contains a more intricate plot and characters, this is a direct sequel to Senkou no Ronde Rev.X, which you absolutely cannot miss.

Senko no Ronde is available as Regular and Limited Editions. The Limited version carries a drama cd, see how the characters will interact in a school setting:

Senko no Ronde DuoJPN US$ 49.991w
Senko no Ronde Duo [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold




Take Ed and Al on their quest to fix what they have done. Walk their path, meet Roy and Risa and fight the homonculus.

Created by the staff behind the anime production and voice acted by famous seiyuu such as Park Romi and Kugimiya Rie, Full Metal Alchemist Yakusoku no Hi e is an alternative journey to redemption.

Be adventurous, take the unbeaten path, don't be afraid to make unconventional choices and you'd be able to unlock secret scenarios within the game. Combine attacks with the comrades you meet during your journey, pull them to your side and they'd do something to help you out of tight situations.

3D models and wonderful characters, Full Metal Alchemist - Yakusoku no hi is available to all Sony PSP gamers:

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi eASIA N/Asold
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi eJPN US$ 55.901-2w




World Cup, held in South Africa, will be broadcasted all over the TV across the globe in June. While you wait for the real games, lead your dream team to the soccer field in the game world.

Fill the stadium with blue, lead the samurais to victory. Pick any of your favourite player and form them into your team or develop your own character in the Legend mode? Try both.

In the Team mode, you arrange your team and take them through the stages, as their trainer, you are in a strategical position. In the Legend mode, you can step into the shoes of your star or create your own character, put him through some challenging games and pit him against the best of the best.

With these two modes, you can taste both the strategic side and the blood and guts aspect of the game.

Winning Eleven Aoi Samurai no Chousen is available on multiple platforms:

PlayStation3™
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no ChousenJPN US$ 19.991w

Nintendo™ Wii
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Play Maker: Aoki Samurai no ChousenJPN US$ 28.991w

PlayStation2™
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no ChousenJPN US$ 54.901w

Sony PSP™
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no ChousenJPN US$ 48.901w



Captain Tsubasa is going to ride on the new soccer craze by appearing in a new action game. Tsubasa is leading his team to the junior championships and play against all the best middle schoolers.

So lace up your spikes, pick up your stylus and go.

Besides participating in matches and practicing your shoots, you can take quizes to see whether you are a true fan of the manga/anime. You can play the games in the manga or you can create your own storyline in the What If mode.

Captain Tsubasa: Gekitou no Kiseki is available to all Nintendo DS™ gamers:

Captain Tsubasa: Gekitou no KisekiJPN N/Asold



Alan Wake is the creator of nightmares. He is a best selling suspense novelist whose fiancee just left. To escape from grief, he went to a small town in Washington, there, under the deceptively peaceful atmosphere lurks an evil far greater than he could imagine. Can you fish yourself out of the nightmare?

3D Dot Game Heroes is a combination of innovation and retro. Vibrantly colored and made up of little blocks, this game is engaging for both young children and their grand parents. Pick up your sword and blast your opponents into little cubes. Full of humor, gather your family around and play.

Prince of Persia the Forgotten Sands lets you experience the best features of the series in one game. A powerful army is threatening the the Prince's brother's kingdom. To ensure the survival of the land and its citizens, the Prince sets off on a new adventure to obtain the power of the Sand.

Rumplestiltskin has changed histroy in Shrek Forever After. In this alternate reality Shrek and Fiona never shared their Kiss of True Love, and Rumplestiltskin became king. Show some ogre power and proof that True Love conquers all! Gather your cast of unlikely heroes and lead them to a journey to your happily ever after.

Here is a summary of all the games that came out within the last seven days.

Xbox360™
Alan WakeUS N/Asold
Alan WakeASIA N/Asold
Alan Wake [Limited Collector's Edition]ASIA N/Asold
Batman: Arkham Asylum [Game of the Year Edition 3D]US N/Asold
Lost Planet 2JPN US$ 26.991-5d
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsASIA N/Asold
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsUS US$ 19.991-2w
Senko no Ronde DuoJPN US$ 49.991w
Senko no Ronde Duo [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Shrek Forever AfterASIA N/Asold
Skate 3US N/Asold
Tropico 3JPN N/Asold
Xbox 360 Lost Planet 2 Premium PackJPN N/Asold


PlayStation3™
3D Dot Game HeroesUS US$ 33.9924h
Batman: Arkham Asylum [Game of the Year Edition 3D]US N/Asold
Lost Planet 2JPN US$ 69.991-5d
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsASIA US$ 59.901-5d
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsUS US$ 19.9924h
Shrek Forever AfterASIA N/Asold
Skate 3US N/Asold
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/Asold
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no ChousenJPN US$ 19.991w


Nintendo Wii™
Trauma TeamUS US$ 22.9924h
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Play Maker: Aoki Samurai no ChousenJPN US$ 28.991w


PlayStation2™
Lucian Bee's: Evil VioletJPN US$ 5.991-5d
Lucian Bee's: Evil Violet [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 7.991-5d
Lucian Bee's: Justice YellowJPN US$ 5.991-5d
Lucian Bee's: Justice Yellow [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 7.991-5d
Tir-Na-Nog (System Soft Selection)JPN US$ 38.991w
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no ChousenJPN US$ 54.901w


Nintendo DS™
Captain Tsubasa: Gekitou no KisekiJPN N/Asold
Minna de Dokusho DS Naruhodo! Tanoshii Seikatsu no Urawaza InwazaJPN US$ 11.991w
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands <div class="ext ext_"></div>US US$ 15.901-2w
Tinkerbell to Tsuki no Ishi <div class="ext ext_tentative">tentative</div>JPN US$ 48.901w


Sony PSP™
B's-Log PartyJPN US$ 59.901-5d
Ginsei Igo PortableJPN US$ 48.901w
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi eJPN US$ 55.901-2w
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi eASIA N/Asold
Motto Nuga-Cel!JPN N/Asold
Motto Nuga-Cel! [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3US N/Asold
Otometeki Koi Kakumei * Love Revo! PortableJPN US$ 102.901w
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsUS US$ 19.991-2w
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Aoki Samurai no ChousenJPN US$ 48.901w


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's a preview of hot games that are expected to come next week:

Xbox360™
Death Smiles IIXJPN US$ 49.99
Death Smiles IIX [First Print Limited Edition]JPN US$ 69.99

Nintendo™ Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2JPN US$ 59.99

Nintendo DS™
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of ElementalJPN US$ 19.99

Sony PSP™
Blaze Union: Story to Reach the FutureJPN US$ 29.99




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