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29. Jan, 2004 18:30 (HKT)

Weekly import update: 21 new releases for all major platforms: Shikigami II, Hajime no Ippo 2: Victorious Road (both PS2™), Breakdown (Xbox™) & more


Quite a few interesting titles have been released in the last January week, covering all major platforms including releases for PlayStation2™, Gamecube™, Xbox™ & Gameboy Advance™ but also for PS one™ and even the Dreamcast™.

Among the more precious releases in this week are Taito's PS2™ port of The Castle of Shikigami II (available as standard version as well as limited edition release, shipping with a witch doll), Hajime no Ippo 2: Victorious Road (PS2™), Namco's action game Breakdown (Xbox™) and of course Nintendo's Pokemon remakes Pokemon Fire Red and Pokemon Leaf Green. Both Pokemon releases are shipping with the new wireless communcation adapter.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases in this week:

For PlayStation2™:
  • The Castle of Shikigami II
  • The Castle of Shikigami II [Limited Edition]
  • Hajime no Ippo 2: Victorious Road
  • WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax
  • Gungrave (Best Selection)
  • The Rhapsody of Zephyr
  • Bomberman Jetters (Hudson the Best)
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy
  • Tom & Jerry: War of the Whiskers
  • Simple 2000 Series Vol. 44: The Hajimete no RPG
  • Memory Card 8MB Premium Series - Hajime no Ippo 2: Victorious Road
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax Memory Card 8MB


    As a sidenote, we have restocked the Asian version of Final Fantasy X International today. All pending backorders were cleared while sufficient quantities are in stock again to ship within 24h. For all fans of the series, further remaining in stock is also the Japanese version (the only version shipping with a free Bonus DVD, looking further behind the story of FFX). The Korean version (shipping with a 128 pages FFX Guide Book) is additionally available to ship within usually 1 week.


    For Gamecube™:
  • Bomberman Jetters (Hudson the Best)

    For Dreamcast™:
  • Wind: a Breath of Heart
  • Izumo
  • Tama-cue


    For PS one™:
  • Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (Best Version)
  • Natsuiro Kenjutsu Komachi (Best Version)

    For Xbox™:
  • Breakdown
  • Auto Modellista U.S. Tuned

    For Gameboy Advance™:
  • Pokemon Fire Red
  • Pokemon Leaf Green

    Next week is expected to be slightly calmer with just a couple of interesting releases. Major titles expected include Sega's multi platform puzzle title Puyo Puyo Fever (shipping for PS2™ first), Konami's Air Force Delta: Blue Wing Knights as well as the Japanese port of the anime based fighting game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (both for PS2™).

    Most interesting for Gameboy Advance™ as well as all Yu-Gi-Oh fans will be Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Expert 3 (shipping as standard version as well as limited edition release).




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