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04. Dec, 2008 15:33 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Reviewing the classics - Chrono Trigger DS, Prince of Persia, GTA 4 PC, Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de, Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5, Loco Roco 2 & much more!


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

Releases this week is a little calmer than last week, but still there is a number of sensational products. The true classic Chrono Trigger DS US version is released a week after the Japanese one.

For those who have played the game in the SNES era, you can now play it on your favourite portable system again and relive the fun, and for those who has never played it, you are missing out a lot and is in need of a quick remedy to that.

The decadently glamourous and dangerous place, Liberty City is expanding its territories into the PC landscape. While the English versions are out already, to allow more people to enjoy Grand Theft Auto 4, Simplified and Traditional Chinese versions are coming out within these few days. For more information, please see this special news entry.

Besides the ultra modern cities like Liberty City, ancient cities has its charm and its fair share of danger. Explore Persia in Prince of Persia on your third generation console. Neither the action nor the plot is linear this time round.

By exploiting the graphical capabilities of systems and the creativity of the script writers, the developers bring the hordes of monsters, landscape and plot alive before you.

While Prince of Persia weaves a labyrinth out of Ancient Persia, 428 Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de is an intricate network of plots that surrounds a case of kidnapping. Scoring a 40 out of 40 in Weekly Famitsu, this visual novel is a must see for all those who enjoys deep plots and have the tendency to delve into the bottom of things.

Enjoy some light hearted action after playing the nerve wreakingly exciting visual novel. Kaze no Kuronoa is a game for everyone. Explore the dream world and find out about nightmares. Jump, skip, run and throw, the simple controls and wholesome nature of the game ensures that your whole family can enjoy it.

Play a game of baseball with your family via Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 [PlayStation3, PlayStation2 vers.] and your favourite baseball stars from the comfort of your living room. The newest data and records on this season's matches are all collected and incorporated to produce this game, giving you a feeling that the national matches are carrying on.

As 2008 approaches an end, Dragon Ball Z announced their last game, Infinite World on the PlayStation 2 platform. This game incorporates all the coolest elements of the series on the last generation platform and is a must have for all fans of this manga/anime converted fighter.

The simple and innovative controls and the smooth, cheerful pastel graphics won Loco Roco many fans when it first came out in 2006. Inheriting the interface, Loco Roco 2 [Asian & JPN vers.], the second installment of the rolling platform game comes with more songs and action. Roll and bounce through this holiday season as a cheerful blob.

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™
Fallout 3JPN N/A sold
Naruto: The Broken BondASIA N/A sold
Prince of PersiaASIA N/A sold
Saints Row 2JPN N/A sold
Sonic UnleashedUS N/A sold


PlayStation3™
Assassin's Creed (UBI the Best)JPN N/A sold
Brain ChallengeASIA N/A sold
Prince of PersiaASIA N/A sold
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 Kanzenban [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Saints Row 2JPN N/A sold
The Eye of Judgment: Biolith Rebellion Set 3: Booster PackUS N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™
428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya deJPN US$ 39.99 1w
Cooking Mama 2: Taihen! Mama wa Ooisogashi!!JPN US$ 34.99 24h
Hori Classic Controller (Light Blue)JPN N/A sold
Kaze no Klonoa: Door to PhantomileJPN US$ 34.99 1w
Skate ItUS US$ 39.99 1-2w
Ultimate BandUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Wii SpeakJPN US$ 6.99 1-5d


PlayStation2™
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite WorldJPN US$ 15.99 1-5d
Hisshou Pachinko * Pachi-Slot Kouryoku Series Vol. 11: Shinseiki Evangelion - Magokoro o, Kimi ni (Special Price)JPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 Kanzenban [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Real RodeJPN N/A sold
Real Rode [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 40.99 1w
Suzumiya Haruhi no Tomadoi (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 17.99 1-5d


Nintendo DS™
Age of Empires: MythologiesUS N/A sold
All Star Cheer SquadUS US$ 13.90 5-15d
Blazer DriveJPN US$ 39.99 1-5d
Boku to Sim no Machi Kingdom / MySims KingdomJPN US$ 23.99 1w
Chou!! Nep League DSJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Chrono Trigger DSUS US$ 31.99 24h
Custom Battler BombermanJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Drawn to Life: Kamisama no MarionetteJPN US$ 19.99 1w
Eiyuu Senki LeavadeinJPN US$ 24.99 1w
Gokuhou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou: Mecha Mote Days, Hajime Masuwa!JPN US$ 9.99 1-5d
Hajime no Ippo The Fighting! DSJPN US$ 44.99 1w
Hello Kitty DailyUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series DS Vol. 3: Shinseiki Evangelion - Yakusoku no TokiJPN US$ 14.99 1w
Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryoku Series DS Vol. 1: Shinseiki Evangelion - Magokoro o, Kimi ni (Special Price)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Itouke no Shokutaku DSJPN US$ 19.99 1w
Kageyama Hideo no Hanpuku Ondoku DS EigoJPN US$ 22.99 24h
Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS: Mafia Daishuugou Bongole FestivalJPN US$ 16.99 1w
Kikiite Hajimaru: Eigo Kaiwa Training - KikiToreJPN US$ 48.99 1w
Kirihara Shoten Kanshuu: Daigakusei Ryoku Kentei DSJPN US$ 14.99 1-5d
Monster LabASIA N/A sold
Mori no Cafeteria DS: Oshare na Cafe RecipeJPN US$ 37.99 1-5d
Motto Hayaku! Seikaku Ni! Suu Sense Keisan Ryuoku Up Training - SuuToreJPN N/A sold
Neopets Puzzle AdventureUS US$ 20.90 1-2w
Prince of Persia: The Fallen KingASIA N/A sold
Princess on IceJPN US$ 21.90 1-2w
Sally's Salon DSUS N/A sold
Sekai no Gohan Shaberu! DS Oryouri NaviJPN US$ 9.99 1-5d
Skate ItUS N/A sold
Ultimate BandUS US$ 20.99 1-2w


Nintendo DSi Accessories™
Fit Pouch DSi (Black)JPN N/A sold
Fit Pouch DSi (White)JPN N/A sold
Hard Pouch DSi (Black)JPN N/A sold
Hard Pouch DSi (White)JPN N/A sold


Sony PSP™
LocoRoco 2JPN US$ 47.99 1-5d
LocoRoco 2ASIA N/A sold
Monster Hunter Pig PouchJPN N/A sold
PlayGear Pocket SlimJPN N/A sold
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yakusoku (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d


PC Game
EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold
Fallout 3 (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Grand Theft Auto IV (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold


Guides & Magazines
Arcadia Magazine [January 2009]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu PSP + PS3 [January 2009]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [January 2009]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu Xbox 360 [January 2009]JPN N/A sold
Fantasy Earth: Zero Armdedion Official Setting SourcebookJPN US$ 32.90 5-15d
Kanuchi: Shiroki Tsubasa no Shou Official Visual Fan BookJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Prince of Persia Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game GuideUS US$ 34.90 5-15d
Prince of Persia: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Ryuusei no Rockman 3 - Databook - Secret Satellite ServerJPN N/A sold
Super Robot Taisen Z Perfect BibleJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Super Robot Taisen Z The Complete GuideJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Weekly Famitsu No. 1043 (2008 12/12) Special IssueJPN N/A sold


Video Game related Soundtracks
Devil May Cry 4 Original SoundtrackUS N/A sold
Fable II Original SoundtrackUS N/A sold
Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari No Ken Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Halo Trilogy - The Complete Original SoundtracksUS N/A sold
Place Of Period (Higurashi No Nakukoru Ni Kizuna Vol.2 Theme Song) (~Mio Isayama)JPN US$ 19.99 5-15d
Too Human Original SoundtrackUS 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 preview of what are expected to be hot next week:

PlayStation3™
Hakuna Matata (English / Chinese Version)ASIA N/A
Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (Reprint)ASIA N/A
Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN N/A


Nintendo Wii™
Samba De AmigoJPN US$ 29.99
Taiko no Tatsujin WiiJPN N/A
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom StickJPN N/A
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of HeroesJPN US$ 39.99


PlayStation2™
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of MemoriesUS N/A
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (w/ Soundtrack CD)US N/A

Nintendo DS™
Personal Trainer: CookingUS US$ 13.99

PC Games
Grand Theft Auto IV (Simplified Chinese Version) (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A


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



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