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18. Dec, 2008 18:20 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: The ultimate set of gift options - Persona 4, Beatmania 15, Fate Unlimited Codes, Tales of Hearts, Bleach vs Crusade, Gundam Musou 2, ADK Tamashii & much more!


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

The Big day has come. Dissidia Final Fantasy has come along with the tsunami of wonderfully addictive Japanese games. For information on the fighting party between the generations of Final Fantasy heroes, please see this special news. And for the rest of the goodies, read on!

Borrowing heavily from mythical elements throughout the world, combined with a challenging battle system as well as beautiful character designs, the Persona or Shin Megami Tensei series has recieved an immense rise in popularity in the recent years.

Translated, localized and released this week is the US version of Persona 4. Taking place in rural Japan, the game transforms Shintoist gods such as Izanagi and Susanao into your Persona. Coming with an Art Book and Original Soundtrack CD, immerse in the dazzling murder mystery of Persona 4.

Besides Persona 4, a number of highly popular Japanese games came out in these 7 days, as mentioned in the preview last week. Christmas is a time for parties and the DJ game Beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers is one of them.

Instead of the glamour in the last installment, the theme of this game is battle. Blast on the notes and cues as they fall from the sky like an air raid and train your reflexes as well as your sense of rhythm.

Bleach Versus Crusade tests your sense of timing like the DJ game as it is essential when you launch your strings of combos. Fighting back to back, you can take on anyone, including the strongest hollows in the Arrancur arc.

Fate Unlimited Codes combines the speed factor of 2D fighters with 3D graphics. The fight for the holy grail is getting more intense than ever, the full force of the servants as well as their masters are unleashed in this installment.

Saber has a costume change, instead of the blue uniform she wears in the anime, she wears a lily white armored dress that shows off her patrician grace. The people who buy the SP Box version will even recieve an action figure of the servant in said dress.

With the same emphasis on chivalry as Saber is Tales of Hearts. Rescue people's hearts and dreams by defeating the contamination with the endearing cast of characters. With an Anime Movie Edition and a CG version, players have the choice of seeing the characters in "real-life" graphics and traditional 2D animations.

Also on the Nintendo DS is the party RPG Gensou Suikoden Tierkreis. With a 108 characters you can enlist into your guild, this game boasts a cast of colorful character designs. Rescue the world from the ambitions of the One King through team work.

Gundam Musou 2, the second installment to the hack and slash mecha action is available for gamers to enjoy. There are whole galores of Gundams waiting to be selected and drive into the all-out action. Besides famous mechas that appeared in the series, original Gundams specially designed for the game also shows up.

ADK has achieved a cult status in the gamers community for their products are usually extremely unique. Although not as well known as some other developers, some gamers call this team the "legendary brand". Selecting 5 games which are most representative of the developers' style, SNK compiled them into the ADK Tamashii.

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™
Fable IIJPN US$ 19.99 1w
Fable II [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Gundam Musou 2JPN US$ 49.99 1w
Gundam Musou 2ASIA N/A sold
Gundam Musou 2 [Treasure Box]JPN N/A sold
Lego BatmanJPN N/A sold
Need for Speed UndercoverJPN US$ 49.99 1w
Prince of PersiaJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Rise of the ArgonautsASIA N/A sold
Warriors Orochi 2ASIA N/A sold


PlayStation3™
Armored Core: For Answer (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN US$ 39.99 1w
Gundam Musou 2ASIA N/A sold
Gundam Musou 2JPN US$ 36.99 1w
Gundam Musou 2 [Treasure Box]JPN US$ 71.90 1-2w
Lego BatmanJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Medal of Honor: Airborne (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 39.90 1w
Need for Speed UndercoverJPN N/A sold
Rise of the ArgonautsASIA N/A sold
Sonic UnleashedASIA N/A sold
The Godfather: The Don's Edition (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 189.99 1w
USB AC AdaptorJPN US$ 38.90 1w
Sony PS3 Wireless Keypad (Japan)JPN N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™
Bleach: Versus CrusadeJPN N/A sold
Dance Dance Revolution: Furu Furu PartyJPN N/A sold
Dance Dance Revolution: Furu Furu Party (Bundle w/ Mat)JPN N/A sold
Disney TH!NK: Haya Oshi QuizJPN US$ 35.90 1-2w
Elebits (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold
Exar StickJPN N/A sold
Karaoke Joysound WiiJPN N/A sold
Karaoke Joysound Wii USB MicrophoneJPN N/A sold
Let's TapJPN US$ 26.99 1-5d
Need for Speed UndercoverJPN US$ 59.90 1w
Sonic World AdventureJPN N/A sold
Swing Golf Pangya 2nd Shot! (Tecmo the Best)JPN N/A sold


PlayStation2™
ADK TamashiiJPN N/A sold
EA Sports Rugby 08 (EA:SY! 1980)JPN N/A sold
FIFA Soccer 09JPN US$ 59.90 1w
Fate/Unlimited CodesJPN US$ 64.99 1w
Fate/Unlimited Codes [SP Box]JPN US$ 199.90 1w
Gundam Musou 2JPN US$ 50.90 1-2w
Gundam Musou 2 [Treasure Box]JPN US$ 111.90 1-2w
Hisshou Pachinko*Pachi-Slot Kouryaku Series Vol. 13: Neon Genesis Evangelion - Yakusoku no TokiJPN US$ 54.90 1w
Itsuka, Todoku, Ano Sora ni (Russel Game Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Kagero 2: Dark Illusion (PlayStation2 the Best Reprint)JPN N/A sold
Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! Dream Hyper Battle (Best Collection)JPN US$ 39.99 1w
Need for Speed UndercoverJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (w/ Soundtrack CD)US N/A sold
Yukinkoto Daisenpuu: Saiyuki to Koyukino Hie Hie DaisoudouJPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TroopersJPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers [Konamistyle Special Edition - Complete]JPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers [Konamistyle Special Edition]JPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
Bokujou Monogatari: Youkoso Kaze no Bazaar eJPN US$ 79.99 1-5d
DSVision Pokemon Premium Set 2GB [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Edogawa Ranpo no Kaijin Nijuu Mensou DSJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Gensou Suikoden TierkreisJPN US$ 39.99 1w
Gensou Suikoden Tierkreis [Konamistyle Special Edition]JPN N/A sold
Kirarin * Revolution: Atsumete Change! Kurukira CoordeJPN US$ 16.99 1-5d
Lego BatmanJPN N/A sold
Minna de Dokusho: Keatai Shousetsu DesuJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Momotarou Dentetsu: 20-ShuunenJPN N/A sold
Nakayoshi All-Stars: Mezase Gakuen IdolJPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Ochaken no Daibouken 2: Yume Ippai no Omocha HakoJPN US$ 23.99 1-5d
Osawari Tantei: Osawa Rina - Season 2 1/2 (Good Price)JPN N/A sold
Power Pro Kun Pocket 11JPN US$ 64.90 1w
Princess Ballerina: Yumemiru 4-Jin no PrimadonnaJPN US$ 13.99 1w
Ragnarok Online DSJPN US$ 31.99 1-5d
Slingo QuestUS N/A sold
Space Puzzle BobbleJPN N/A sold
Takahashi Shoten Kanshuu: Saihinshutsu! SPI Perfect Mondaishuu DS 2010 NendohanJPN US$ 34.90 1w
Tales of Hearts (Anime Movie Edition)JPN US$ 54.99 1w
Tales of Hearts (CG Movie Edition)JPN US$ 29.99 1-5d
Toudou Ryuunosuke Tantei Nikki: Kohakuiro no YuigonJPN US$ 39.90 1w


Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Card Folder + Touch Pen (Black)JPN N/A sold
Card Folder + Touch Pen (Blue)JPN N/A sold
Card Folder + Touch Pen (Natural)JPN N/A sold
Dress-up Hard Cover DS Lite (Giratina & Shaymin)JPN N/A sold
Dress-up Hard Cover DS Lite (Giratina & Shugo)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (Giratina Origin Form)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (Glion)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (Pikachu Udekumi)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (Shaymin Sky Form)JPN N/A sold
Hard Cover DS Lite (Clear Black)JPN N/A sold
Hard Cover DS Lite (Clear Pink)JPN N/A sold
Protect Case DSi (Clear)JPN N/A sold
Smart Case DSi (Black)JPN N/A sold
Smart Case DSi (White)JPN N/A sold
Tales of Hearts DS Lite Accessory SetJPN N/A sold
Touch Pen Leash DSi (Black)JPN N/A sold
Touch Pen Leash DSi (White)JPN N/A sold
Zip Cover DSi (Black)JPN US$ 15.90 1-5d
Zip Cover DSi (White)JPN US$ 6.99 1-5d


Sony PSP™
Crimson Room RebirthJPN US$ 34.90 1w
Dissidia: Final FantasyJPN US$ 41.99 24h
Dissidia: Final FantasyASIA N/A sold
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (20th Anniversary Limited Pack)JPN N/A sold
Hiiro no Kakera PortableJPN N/A sold
Hiiro no Kakera Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Need for Speed UndercoverJPN N/A sold
Otsugea Uranai na Desu.JPN US$ 39.90 1w
Saikyou Shogi BonanzaJPN US$ 40.90 1-5d
Samurai Shodown AnthologyASIA N/A sold
Solfege: Sweet HarmonyJPN US$ 73.99 1-5d
Solfege: Sweet Harmony [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Star Wars: The Clone WarsJPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Ultimate Board Game CollectionASIA US$ 14.99 wait


Sony PSP™ Accessories
Full Protection Filter Portable 3JPN N/A sold
Silicon Cover Portable 3 (Light Blue)JPN N/A sold
Smart Cover Portable (Black)JPN N/A sold
Smart Cover Portable (White)JPN US$ 14.99 1w


PC Games
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Grand Theft Auto IV (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold
PES Pro Evolution Soccer 2009ASIA N/A sold
Prince of Persia (DVD-ROM)US US$ 32.90 1-2w
Shaun White Snowboarding (DVD-ROM)US US$ 34.90 5-15d


Game Guides and Magazines
Cloud MessageJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou Super Perfect GuideJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Dissidia: Final Fantasy Post Card BookJPN N/A sold
Fable II Perfect GuideJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Gensou Suikoden Tierkreis Official GuideJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Complete GuideJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Re: [Reply] with DVDJPN US$ 38.90 5-15d
Weekly Famitsu No. 1045 (2008 12/26 + 01/02)JPN N/A sold


Video Game Related Soundtracks
Biohazard Degeneration Original Soundtrack [CD+DVD]JPN US$ 37.99 5-15d
Bleach Beat Collection 4th Session 04 Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia KuchikiJPN US$ 15.89 5-15d
Bleach The BestJPN US$ 34.99 5-15d
Clepsydra Vocal CDJPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Radio DJCD Bleach B Station Third Season Vol.1JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
beatnation Records Rewind! (~Keiichi Ueno)JPN US$ 34.90 24h


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™
RoydsStick.EXJPN N/A
White Knight ChroniclesJPN US$ 40.99

Nintendo Wii™
BiohazardJPN N/A

Nintendo DS™
Phantasy Star ZeroJPN US$ 14.99


Sony PSP™
DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense - Black Square [First Print Special Package]KOR N/A
DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense - Black Square [Quattra Limited Edition]KOR N/A

PC Game
DJ Max Trilogy [First Print Popular Edition] (DVD-ROM)KOR N/A
DJ Max Trilogy [Pulsar Limited Edition] (DVD-ROM)KOR N/A


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



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