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28. Oct, 2004 16:25 (HKT)

Weekly import update: 30+ new titles - Armored Core: Nine Breaker, StellaDeus, The King of Fighters 2003, Pride of the Dragon Peace, Baldr Force EXE, Mario Tennis GC, DOA Ultimate & more


The last October week has been filled with plenty of interesting news (Sony announcing PSP™ release details yesterday) and with a large number of new interesting releases. More than 30 new games were published in Asia and Japan in this week, including hot releases for different platforms.

PlayStation2™ highlights from this week include From Software's mech game Armored Core: Nine Breaker, Atlus' tactical RPG StellaDeus, SNK Playmore's fighting port The King of Fighters 2003 and Sony's new RPG hit Waga Ryuomiyo: Pride of the Dragon Peace.

Hot Xbox™ movers for other platforms include the Asian release version of Dead or Alive Ultimate, Success' shooter Psyvariar 2: Extend Edition and Capcom's 2D fighter Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (supporting online battles via Xbox Live™).

For Gamecube™ we have shipped Nintendo's tennis fun game Mario Tennis GC and Dreamcast™ fans were satisfied with Alchemist's shooting & adventure mix Baldr Force EXE.

As a small side note, please be informed that the Japanese release version of Armored Core: Nine Breaker is scheduled for shipping tomorrow and our major batch of the surprisingly well selling Baldr Force EXE is expected to arrive on Monday.

As usually, below you will find a summary of all new releases from this week:

PlayStation2™:
Ao No MamadeJPN US$ 64.90
Ao No Mamade [Treasure Box]JPN US$ 95.00
Apocripha/0JPN US$ 64.90
Apocripha/0 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00
Armored Core: Nine BreakerJPN US$ 59.90
Armored Core: Nine BreakerASIA US$ 49.90
Burnout 3: Takedown (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 49.90
DRIV3RJPN US$ 64.90
Hard Luck: Return of the HeroesJPN US$ 64.90
Kita e. Diamond Dust (Hudson the Best)JPN US$ 39.90
Kita e Diamond Dust + Kiss is BeginningJPN US$ 64.90
PochinyaJPN US$ 49.90
Rakushou! Pachi-Slot Sengen 2JPN US$ 59.90
Shrek 2JPN US$ 59.90
Slotter Up Mania 5JPN US$ 59.90
StellaDeusJPN US$ 64.90
Suigetsu Mayoi-GokoroJPN US$ 64.90
SuperLite 2000 Ever 17: The Out of Infinity Premium EditionJPN US$ 25.90
The King of Fighters 2003JPN US$ 59.90
True Crime: Street of L.A.JPN US$ 59.90
Waga Ryuomiyo: Pride of the Dragon PeaceJPN US$ 59.90
Waga Ryuomiyo: Pride of the Dragon Peace (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 48.90


Xbox™:
Dead or Alive Ultimate Double Disc Collector's Edition (w/ Kasumi Figure)ASIA US$ 44.90
Psyvariar 2: Extend EditionJPN US$ 59.90
Street Fighter Anniversary CollectionJPN US$ 48.90
True Crime: Street of L.A.JPN US$ 64.90

The Japanese release version of Dead or Alive Ultimate as well as the Xbox Kasumi-chan Blue Edition were postponed for release next week (November 3rd).


Gamecube™/Gameboy Advance™:
Mario Tennis GCJPN US$ 59.90
Battroller XJPN US$ 48.90
Fruits Mura no Doubutsu TachiJPN US$ 48.90
Moero! Jaleco CollectionJPN US$ 48.90
Ochainu KururinJPN US$ 39.90


Dreamcast™/PS one™:
Baldr Force EXEJPN US$ 69.90
Suigetsu Mayoi-GokoroJPN US$ 64.90
Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke (PSOne Books) JPN US$ 24.90


Toys, Soundtracks & Misc:
Devil May Cry K.T Figure Collection US$ 5.90
Famicom Cassette Storage Case US$ 6.90
Naruto Swing 3 Keychain Gashapon US$ 2.90
Sega History Collection Gashapon US$ 3.90
Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Complete Calendar 2005 US$ 19.90
Sega Saturn History Part.1 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 31.90
Sega Saturn History Part.2 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 31.90
Tales of Symphonia Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 35.90


Looking forward to next week, more than 20 new titles are expected for release in Japan. Highlights include Sony's new slim 70000 model PS2™ console (available as 110V Japanese and 100-240V Asian model), Sega's strategy game Shining Tears, Sony's online RPG Arc the Lad: Generation and Konami's action shooter Neo Contra (all for PS2™) along with a bunch of budget re-releases.

Among coming week's GBA™ releases we will have Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap and Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children Messiah Riser. For Xbox™ we are finally expecting Dead or Alive Ultimate (Japanese version) and the Xbox Kasumi-chan Blue Edition (currently presold).




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