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31. Jul, 2008 18:25 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: The hunt is on, for ghosts, witches, wealth and power - Fatal Frame IV, Dokidoki Majou Shinpan! 2, Dokapon (Wii™ & DS™), Final Fantasy IV (DS), KORG DS-10, Rhythm Tengoku Gold & much more!


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

Torrents of hit games for various platforms are flooding us this week. Firstly, the long awaited weapon based fighter Soul Calibur IV has arrived. Take up your holy swords and destroy the shards of the Soul Edge.

Embark on a quest of ghost hunting in Zero Gesshoku no Kamen. Horror and suspense is combined to provide you with a bone chilling experience in this oppressive summer heat.

Come back from your ghost hunt and go on a witch hunt. Dokidoki Majou Shinpan! 2 [standard & limited editions] takes on a completely different tone from your previous supernatural phenomenon sighting trip. Instead of unlocking skeletons hidden in your wardrobes, you go out to learn about girls and capture their hearts.

Witches and ghosts are hardly friendly most of the time, but angry gods are fearsome in their own right as well. Izuna the unemployed ninja must set off in Izuna 2 to find her friend and evade the wrath of the gods as well as earn a few bucks and make a living.

The emphasis on money is much stronger in Dokapon Kindom and Dokapon Journey. You are promised the throne of a country and the hand of the princess in these games if your group of friends manage to kill the monsters that rob the country of its gold.

However, there is only one throne and one princess, and why share all that gold if you can keep them all for yourself? Have fun betraying and being betrayed by your ex-friends.

Gold and treasure are tempting a lot of people to venture into dangerous places. Slip into the demon lord's territory and steal all his treasure in Steal Princess: Touzoku no Oujo. And since you're at it anyway, rescue the prince the demon lord has abducted.

You can still be rewarded with anything you wish even if you refuse to betray your friends or sneak into the demon's lair. Just participate in the Windy Tournament in Windy x Windam. The winner's any one wish will be granted and all participants can enjoy the experience of battling out of gravity's constraints.

Reward isn't everything, you can go on adventures for pure philanthropic reasons. Save the world in one of the best RPGs in all time, Final Fantasy IV. The classic game is upgraded with 3D graphics for your Nintendo DS, so newer generations of gamers can still enjoy the epic story.

Another RPG which you save the world, or the universe in is Phantasy Star [JPN & Asian versions]. Get partnered up with an android and soil the evil plans of people who wishes to use machinery to take over the colony.

Aside from the massive amount of new adventure and RPGs that came in this week, two interesting music games also arrived. KORG DS-10 simulates a synthesizer where musicians can compose, rearrange and remix their music on.

Opposed to KORG DS-10's professional uses, Rhythm Tengoku Gold is pure fun. With simple controls that anyone can master in no time, Rythm Tengoku Gold is truly a game for all ages.

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™:
Beijing Olympics 2008JPN US$ 38.99 1w
Soul Calibur IVJPN US$ 29.99 1-2w
Soul Calibur IVUS N/A sold
Soul Calibur IVASIA N/A sold
Soul Calibur IV Fighting StickJPN N/A sold


PlayStation3™:
Beijing Olympics 2008JPN US$ 46.99 1-2w
Soul Calibur IVJPN US$ 47.90 1-2w
Soul Calibur IVASIA N/A sold
Soul Calibur IVUS N/A sold
Soul Calibur IV Fighting StickJPN N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™:
Dokapon Kingdom for WiiJPN N/A sold
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1US N/A sold
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Wii de Tokoton Kanji NouJPN US$ 65.99 1w
Zero: Gesshoku no KamenJPN US$ 69.99 1-5d


PlayStation2™:
Drastic KillerJPN US$ 21.90 1-5d
Drastic Killer [Excellent Box]JPN US$ 24.90 1-2w
Galaxy Angel II: Zettairyouiki no Tobira (Broccoli Best Quality)JPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Gin no ExpressJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Gin no Express [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 47.99 1-5d
Hoshi FuruJPN US$ 69.90 1w
Hoshi Furu [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 65.99 1w
Kanokon: EsuiiJPN US$ 34.99 1w
Kanokon: Esuii [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorUS US$ 19.99 1-2w


Nintendo DS™:
DS de Yomu Series: Tezuka Osamu Hi no Tori 1JPN US$ 52.99 1w
DS de Yomu Series: Tezuka Osamu Hi no Tori 2JPN US$ 47.99 1w
DS de Yomu Series: Tezuka Osamu Hi no Tori 3JPN US$ 47.99 1w
Dokapon Journey! Nakayoku Kenka ShiteJPN US$ 48.99 1w
Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUOJPN US$ 47.99 1w
Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUO [First Print Limited Edition Box]JPN US$ 95.00 1w
Final Fantasy IVUS US$ 29.99 24h
Final Fantasy IV Protector KitUS N/A sold
Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja ReturnsUS N/A sold
KORG DS-10 SynthesizerJPN N/A sold
Konnichiwa AkachanJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Major DS: Dream BaseballJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Mame Goma 2: Uchi no Ko ga Ichiban!JPN US$ 59.99 1-5d
Mezase Seishun! Koushien DSJPN US$ 50.99 1w
Moe Star: Moeru Toudai EigojukuJPN N/A sold
Motto Me de Unou o Kitaeru DS: Sokudoku JutsuJPN US$ 27.90 1-2w
New International Track & FieldUS US$ 24.90 1-2w
Nobunaga no Yabou DS 2JPN N/A sold
Panda-San NikkiJPN US$ 23.99 1-5d
Pururun! Shizuku-Chan Aha-* DS Drill KokugoJPN US$ 40.99 1-5d
Pururun! Shizuku-Chan Aha-* DS Drill SansuuJPN US$ 58.90 1w
Remyuouru no RenkinjutsushiJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Rhythm Tengoku GoldJPN N/A sold
Shinreigari: Ghost Hound DSJPN US$ 58.90 1w
Steal Princess: Touzoku OujoJPN US$ 16.99 1-5d
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorUS US$ 35.99 1-2w
Windy x WindamJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d


Nintendo DS accessories™:
Infem.In Card Case DSJPN US$ 9.90 1-5d
Infem.In Hard CoverJPN US$ 10.90 1-5d
Infem.In Inner PouchJPN US$ 14.90 1-5d
Infem.In LCD Cleaner & CaseJPN US$ 7.90 1-5d
Infem.In LCD Protection SheetJPN US$ 6.90 1-5d
Infem.In Touch PenJPN US$ 6.90 1-5d


Sony PSP™:
Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Collection (PC Engine Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Panic Palette PortableJPN N/A sold
Phantasy Star PortableASIA N/A sold
Phantasy Star PortableJPN US$ 22.99 1w
Phantasy Star Portable Accessories SetJPN N/A sold
Tengai Makyou Collection (PC Engine Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Tengai Makyou: Daishi no Mokushiroku (Hudson the Best)JPN N/A sold


PC Games:
Combat Over IsraelASIA N/A sold
Racing Team ManagerASIA US$ 34.90 1-5d
Roogoo (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold


Game Guides and Magazines:
Ar Tonelico Fan Book Offline demo temoto ni Aru Portal (Shakiin)JPN N/A sold
Arcadia Card Game Complete Guide Vol.2JPN US$ 16.90 5-15d
Arcadia Magazine [September 2008]JPN N/A sold
Ashes of Middenheim RPG ScenarioJPN US$ 38.90 5-15d
Denno Coil Visual CollectionJPN N/A sold
Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUO Fan BookJPN N/A sold
Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Scenario SeriesJPN US$ 34.90 5-15d
Famitsu PSP + PS3 [September 2008]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [September 2008]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu Xbox 360 [September 2008]JPN N/A sold
Final Fantasy IV Official Strategy GuideUS N/A sold
Hanayoi Romanesque: Ai to Kanashimi Official Visual Fan BookJPN US$ 38.90 5-15d
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Complete Guide Vol.2JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Jousou Shonen Collection 2008 Game henJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Lord of Vermilion Starting GuideJPN US$ 21.90 5-15d
Princess HatenkouJPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Prism Ark Visual Fan BookJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Salty-Dog 5JPN US$ 35.90 5-15d
Sangokushi Taisen 3 Choujou Taiketsu RetsudenJPN US$ 20.90 5-15d
Soul Calibur IV Limited Edition GuideUS N/A sold
Soul Calibur IV Signature Series Fighter's GuideUS US$ 29.99 1-2w
Tyoukousennin Haruka Fan BookJPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1025 (2008 08/08)JPN N/A sold


Video Game Soundtracks:
Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUO Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Movie Naruto Shippuden Kizuna Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Movie Pocket Monster Diamond Pearl - Giratina To Sora No Hanataba Sheimi Music CollectionJPN US$ 11.50 24h
Musica e WCCF secondo movimentoJPN N/A sold
Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Subarashiki Kono Sekai / The World Ends With YouJPN N/A sold
The Works Chiyomaru Shikura Gakkyoku Shu 1.2 (~Chiyomaru Shikura)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
The Works Chiyomaru Shikura Gakkyoku Shu 2.0 (~Chiyomaru Shikura)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
The Works Chiyomaru Shikura Gakkyoku Shu 3.0 (~Chiyomaru Shikura)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
VitaminX Drama CD - Ultra Vitamin 3JPN US$ 29.90 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 quick outlook what's expected to be hot next week.

Xbox360™:
Tales of VesperiaJPN US$ 64.99
Tales of Vesperia (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/A


PlayStation3™:
MotorStorm (Greatest Hits)US US$ 24.99
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (Greatest Hits)US N/A
Resistance: Fall of Man (Greatest Hits)US N/A
Warhawk (Greatest Hits)US US$ 21.99


PlayStation2™:
Aoikuro no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3JPN US$ 82.90
Aoikuro no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3 [Limited Edition]JPN N/A


Nintendo DS™:
Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no KenJPN US$ 74.99
Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime: Tenshi ga Kanaderu Ai no UtaJPN US$ 39.99
Monster Farm DS 2: Yomigaeru! Master Breeder DensetsuJPN N/A
Sangokushi Taisen TenJPN US$ 39.99
Sangokushi Taisen Ten [Arcade Shutsujin Pack]JPN US$ 57.99
Summon Night 2JPN US$ 44.99


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



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