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21. Oct, 2004 16:22 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Ace Combat 5, The Nightmare Before Christmas, F-Zero Climax, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone, video game soundtracks, toys & much more...


The third October week is coming to an end. A total of slightly more than 15 new released were published in Japan. The highlight of this week - and also crowned to our product of the week - has been Namco's latest shooting simulation Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. Preorders for the Japanese version of this game were finally cleared today, new orders are now welcome for either this as well as an alternative and slightly lowered priced Asian release version.

Additional highlights from this week include Capcom's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Namco's Time Crisis: Crisis Zone (shipping as Korean release version) as well as Nintendo's F-Zero Climax (for GBA™).

Apart from this week's video game releases, we've seen plenty of interesting new video game soundtracks (some of them are in stock as of today) and more. Below is a summary of all significant new releases from this week.

PlayStation2™:
  • Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (japanese)
  • Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (asian)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Time Crisis: Crisis Zone (korean)
  • Akaiito
  • La Pucelle: Hikari no Seijo Densetsu Nishuu
  • Suki na Mono wa Sukida Rashouganai + White Flower + Sukisyo!
  • Slotter UP Core 4
  • Cool Girl (Konami the Best)
  • Firefighter F.D. 18 (Konami the Best)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (Konami Palace Selection)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Konami Palace Selection)
  • Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side (Konami Palace Selection)
  • Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (EA Best Hits)

  • Ace Combat 5 Flight Stick 2
  • Ace Combat 5 Memory Card 8MB


    PS one™:
  • Momotarou Dentetsu V (PSOne Books)

    Gameboy Advance™:
  • F-Zero Climax
  • Sentouin Yamada Hajime
  • Oshare Prinxess EX Primo Debut Monogatari + Renai Uranai Daisakusen

    Xbox™:
  • Men of Valor (asian)


    Video game soundtracks:
  • Famicom Music DVD - Namcot Edition
  • Sega Ages Sound Track: The Best Plus
  • Shinyaku Seiken Densetsu Premium Soundtrack
  • Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana - Original Soundtrack
  • Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack Plus
  • Michigan Original Soundtrack
  • Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Original Soundtrack


    Magazines, toys & misc:
  • Weekly Famitsu 11/05 2004
  • Tamagotchi Connexion - silver [Limited Edition]
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Trading Arts Vol.2
  • SRDX Figure Kanako Ono


    Looking forward to next week, we are expecting a total of roughly 30 new Japanese video game releases. Coming week appears to become very interesting with a significant amount of quality releases. Below you can find an excerpt of all highlights from next week:

    PlayStation2™:
  • Armored Core: Nine Breaker
  • Hard Luck: Return of the Heroes
  • The King of Fighters 2003
  • Waga Ryuomiyo: Pride of the Dragon Peace


    Xbox™:
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate (official japanese version)
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate (asian release version)
  • Xbox Kasumi-chan Blue Edition (presold - possible new orders next week)
  • Psyvariar 2: Extend Edition
  • Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (W-Code game)

    Update: Dead or Alive Ultimate appears to be delayed for another week due to manufacturing problems. New release date has now been set for November 3rd. This will affect the Japanese & Asian release version as well as the Kasumi Xbox™ console.

    Others:
  • Baldr Force EXE (Dreamcast™)
  • Mario Tennis GC (Gamecube™)




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