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09. Oct, 2008 16:25 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Slam Dunk - NBA 09, 2K9, The Inside, dogfight in Macross Ace Frontier, blow up the earth in Fracture, adventure with Sonic, Kirby, Wario, Tetsudou Musume, beat the goddess in Valhalla Knights 2 & much more!


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

Basketball is one of the most exciting sports to participate in, and doubtlessly most people have played in matches either in gym class or under more official circumstances. For those who excelled in the sport, try your hand at it in the cyberworld, get a feel of what being inside the league is like via NBA 09: The Inside.

For those who are less fond of the sport, you might change your mind after playing a game or two in NBA 2K9 or NBA Live 09 in your own private quarters, without the stress of being under the critical gaze of teachers and other spectators.

Although quite a number of basketball games came out this week, they are by no means the majority of the releases, so for those who have preferences for other genres, please rest assured as there is definitely something to cater to your tastes.

Get involved in inter-galactic action in Macross Ace Frontier on your Sony PSP™. With 40 mechs to pilot and 30 player characters to choose from, build up your CV as an invincible pilot as you complete various missions set out for you throughout the history of Macross. You can even enlist the help of your friends when you get into trouble.

Master a range of hi-tech weaponry in Fracture, where the United States are no longer united. Due to environmental disasters, the east and west of the States are separated from each other. Dissent over the other end's mode of survival arise and war ensues. See if the war will bring an end to the difference between people or will it amplify it?

Everthing has to be fast, action, wits, strategy and combat with Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Banding together with his friends, Sonic is off to save the world again from a menace that is tearing the world apart and destroying it bit by bit. Gather another three of your friends and prevent the world from suffering the same fate as in Fracture.

After you are done blowing the world up and saving it from total destruction, its time to shake it. Step into the shoes and smelly skin of Mario's alter ego Wario who always ended up doing something good with evil intentions. Find treasure, defeat enemies and save people from deprivation in Wario Land: Shake.

Appearance can be decieving, the pink, round, soft Kirby is a match against King Dedede the huge penguine and Meta Knight the winged sword wielder. Make use of the local Wi-Fi connection to have a Kirby: Super Star Ultra adventure with a friend and DS download to enjoy the mini games with 3 more selected friends.

Aside from all the adventures and action, enjoy what the world can offer in a more peaceful sort of way. Tour the land, namely Japan and appreciate the services and comforts provided to you by the ladies of the railroad industry in Tetsudou Musume [Standard & Limited Edition].

While you are on the trains, take a break from admiring the railroad ladies, whip out your Sony PSP and continue your counter crusade against the Goddess of Judgement in Valhalla Knights 2. The goddess has woken up after eons of enchanted sleep, its time for you to become a hero and act against her.

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™
FractureUS N/A sold
Guitar Hero III: Legends of RockJPN N/A sold
Guitar Hero: AerosmithJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith BundleJPN N/A sold
NBA 2K9ASIA US$ 49.90 2-4d
NBA Live 09US US$ 44.90 5-15d
Rock Band 2 Wireless GuitarUS N/A sold
Silent Hill: HomecomingUS US$ 24.99 1-5d


PlayStation3™
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts '09US US$ 19.99 1-2w
FractureUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Guitar Hero III: Legends of RockJPN N/A sold
Guitar Hero: AerosmithJPN US$ 45.99 1-5d
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith BundleJPN N/A sold
NBA 09: The InsideASIA N/A sold
NBA 09: The InsideUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
NBA Live 09US US$ 44.90 5-15d
Silent Hill: HomecomingUS US$ 18.89 24h


Nintendo Wii™
NBA Live 09 All-PlayUS US$ 34.90 5-15d
Star Wars The Force UnleashedJPN N/A sold
Wario Land: Shake It!US N/A sold
We CheerUS US$ 31.99 1-2w


PlayStation2™
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts '09US US$ 20.99 1-2w
Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator: 24 - Twenty-FourJPN US$ 7.99 1-5d
Dragon Ball Z TrilogyUS N/A sold
Guitar Hero III: Legends of RockJPN N/A sold
Guitar Hero: AerosmithJPN US$ 16.99 1-5d
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith BundleJPN N/A sold
Infinity Plus [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Kamiyo Gakuen Makorouku KurunugiaJPN US$ 12.90 1-2w
Memories Off Duet - 1st & 2nd stories (Love Game Selection)JPN US$ 20.99 1w
Memories Off Sorekara (Love Game Selection)JPN US$ 29.90 1w
NBA 09: The InsideUS US$ 34.90 5-15d
NBA Live 09US US$ 17.99 1-2w
Omoide ni Kawaru-Kimi: Memories Off (Love Game Selection)JPN US$ 23.99 1w
Pipe ManiaUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Star Wars The Force UnleashedJPN N/A sold
Will O' Wisp: Easter no KisekiJPN US$ 12.99 1-5d
Will O' Wisp: Easter no Kiseki [Twin Pack]JPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
Brain Quest Grades 5 & 6US US$ 49.90 1-2w
Family Tool Attach CaseJPN N/A sold
Hi! Hamtaro: Ham-Ham ChallengeUS N/A sold
Kawaii Koinu DS2JPN US$ 48.90 1w
Kirby Super Star UltraUS N/A sold
Margot's Word BrainUS US$ 9.99 1-2w
Nihongo de Asobo DSJPN US$ 42.99 1w
Pipe ManiaUS US$ 24.90 1-2w
Pop Cutie! Street Fashion SimulationUS N/A sold
Snoopy DS: Snoopy to Chuugen Taichi ni Ei ni Iku!JPN US$ 29.99 1w
Sonic Chronicles: Dark BrotherhoodUS N/A sold
Tetsudou Kentei DSJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Tetsudou Musume DS: Terminal MemoryJPN US$ 17.99 1w
Tetsudou Musume DS: Terminal Memory [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 69.90 1-2w
Unsolved CrimesUS US$ 17.99 1-2w


Sony PSP™
Macross Ace FrontierJPN US$ 23.99 1-5d
Mahjong Haoh Portable: Jansou Battle (Mycom Best)JPN US$ 24.90 1w
NBA 09: The InsideUS US$ 34.90 5-15d
NBA 09: The InsideASIA N/A sold
NBA Live 09US US$ 15.99 1-2w
Pipe ManiaUS N/A sold
Umewaza Ykari no Yasashi IgoJPN N/A sold
Valhalla Knights 2US N/A sold


PC Games
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Kings Bounty: The LegendUS N/A sold
Pipe ManiaASIA N/A sold
The Witcher: Enhanced EditionUS N/A sold


Game Guides and Magazines
Araara no Tanpen Koushiki HandbookJPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Hyper Hobby [November 2008]JPN N/A sold
Infinite Undiscovery Official Complete GuideJPN N/A sold
Infinite Undiscovery Signature Series GuideUS N/A sold
Persona 4 Official Setting And Painting CollectionJPN N/A sold
Pokemon Platinum Official Perfect Guide BookJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Silent Hill: Homecoming Signature Series GuideUS N/A sold
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1035 (2008 10/17)JPN N/A sold


Video Game Soundtracks
Harukanaru Toki No Naka De Yumeukihashi - Kumo TsumugiJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Infinite Undiscovery Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Oretachi Ni Tsubasa Ha Nai Drama Series Vol.3 Hiyoko TamaizumiJPN US$ 20.90 5-15d
Rockman 9 Arrange AlbumJPN N/A sold
Sekaiju no Meikyuu Piano To Gengakki No Namaensou Ni YoruJPN N/A sold
Side Girls Complete Disc (D.C.Girls Symphony)JPN US$ 28.90 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 the very hot games that are coming out next week

Xbox360™
Dead SpaceUS N/A
Dead SpaceASIA N/A
FIFA Soccer 09US US$ 20.99
FIFA Soccer 09ASIA N/A

PlayStation3™
Dead SpaceASIA N/A
Dead SpaceUS N/A
FIFA Soccer 09US US$ 17.99
FIFA Soccer 09ASIA US$ 49.90
NBA 2K9ASIA N/A
NBA 2K9US US$ 21.99


Nintendo Wii™
Wii MusicJPN US$ 29.99

PlayStation2™
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Gundam MeistersJPN US$ 19.99

Sony PSP™
FIFA Soccer 09ASIA US$ 31.99
FIFA Soccer 09US US$ 34.90
Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2JPN N/A


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



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