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11. Mar, 2004 19:26 (HKT)

Weekly import update: 10+ new titles incl. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Dreamcast™ budget releases & lots of Ninja Gaiden...


Considering the PS2™ only, it has been relatively calm this week with more or less only one rather interesting release shipping (which is Capcom's online adventure Monster Hunter).

More dominant however have been 2 release titles for Xbox™ (with Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden, shipping as five (!) different release versions) as well as Gamecube™ (with Konami's espionage adventure Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes). Both titles are by the way very import friendly and can be switched into full English game mode.

As usually, here's an update of all new releases from this week:

For PlayStation2™:
  • Monster Hunter
  • Angel's Feather
  • Angel's Feather [Limited Edition]
  • Jak and Daxter II
  • SuperLite 2000: UNO
  • Oshiete! Popotan
  • Momotarou Dentetsu 11 (Hudson the Best)


    For Xbox™:
  • Ninja Gaiden [incl. booket/figurine] (japanese)
  • Ninja Gaiden (asian)
  • Ninja Gaiden [Limited Edition] (asian)
  • Ninja Gaiden [incl. Guidebook] (korean)

    Ninja Gaiden has been one of the most impressive Xbox™ titles ever, so that we have decided to offer all 5 different release versions.

    All versions feature identical content (the language is selectable to English - no difference to the US version), however especially the Asian release versions include some extra stuff that might be worth a look for fans and collectors:

    The Asian limited Edition set (priced at US$ 64.90) includes a 20 pieces post card artwork set as well as a Ninja Gaiden Shuriken.

    The Japanese first print release version (priced at US$ 79.90) includes a "The History of NINJA 1996 - 2004" booklet as well as a New costume special figure - "Ayane".

    Lastly the Korean release version (priced at US$ 59.90) includes an extra Ninja Gaiden Guidebook (in Korean language of course).

    For Gamecube™:
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
  • Momotarou Dentetsu 11 (Hudson the Best)
  • Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes Premium Package

    The Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes Premium Package is expected to ship to all preorders within the next 1-2 days.

    For Dreamcast™:
  • Dousoukai 2: Again & Refrain (DreKore series)
  • Castle Fantasia: Seima Taisen (DreKore series)

    For Gameboy Advance™:
  • One Piece: Going Baseball

    Soundtracks™:
  • Final Fantasy Song Book
  • King of Fighters Soundtrack 10th Anniversary Memorial Box (sold out)


    Heading over to next week, we are expecting lots of new releases, including some potential hits as well as a few titles that will be good for a surprise. Especially Namco's Katamari Damashii looks promising. We have played this title back last year on the Tokyo Game Show. The game play is very easy and makes extremely addictive. A great multi player game and a good choice for female gamers as well.

    Here's a small excerpt of all new titles from upcoming week:

    For PlayStation2™:
  • Astro Boy: Tetsu Wan Atom
  • Katamari Damashii
  • Armored Core: Nexus
  • Shin Sangoku Musou 3 Empires
  • Karaoke Revolution ~ J Pop Best Vol. 9
  • Karaoke Revolution ~ Dreams & Memories


    For Gamecube™:
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Senshitachi no Kiseki
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords

    For Gameboy Advance™:
  • Tennis no Oji-Sama 2004: Stylish Silver
  • Tennis no Oji-Sama 2004: Glorious Gold


    NeoGeo™ AES home cartridge:
  • The King of Fighters 2003

    (this NeoGeo AES home cartridge was initially expected for release in this week but finally pushed back one week for a new release on March 18th).



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