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28. Jan, 2005 14:35 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Another Century's Episode, Death by Degrees Tekken: Nina Williams, Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2, Project Altered Beast, Radiata Stories, biohazard4, Catch! Touch! Yoshi! & more


The last January week has been the busiest in this year so far, filled with a large number of interesting new releases. Highlights for PlayStation2™ include Banpresto's A.C.E. Another Century's Episode, Namco's Death by Degrees Tekken: Nina Williams (Japanese/Chinese version), Atlus' RPG Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2 (Japanese/Asia version), Project Altered Beast (Japanese/Chinese version), Nano Breaker and Square-Enix's RPG Radiata Stories (Japanese/Asia version).

Additional hot movers include Capcom's biohazard4 for Gamecube™ - shipping bundled with a bonus DVD, Sega's OutRun 2 for Xbox™ (available as First Print Limited Edition which includes a bonus soundtrack CD), Catch! Touch! Yoshi! for Nintendo DS™ (our product of the week) as well as two new Sony PSP™ games with Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory and Soukyuu no Fafner.

Please note that a few titles are shipped late. Preorders not processed by today are expected to ship during the coming week. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

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

PlayStation2™:
A.C.E. Another Century's EpisodeJPN US$ 64.90
Busin 0: Wizardry Alternative Neo (Atlus Best Collection)JPN US$ 32.90
Death by Degrees Tekken: Nina WilliamsJPN US$ 64.90
Death by Degrees Tekken: Nina WilliamsKOR US$ 54.90
Death by Degrees Tekken: Nina Williams (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 54.90
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2JPN US$ 64.90
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2ASIA US$ 59.90
Girls Bravo: Romance 15'sJPN US$ 64.90
Girls Bravo: Romance 15's [Deluxe Pack]JPN US$ 95.00
Jyuouki: Project Altered BeastJPN US$ 64.90
Project Altered Beast (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 54.90
Project Altered BeastKOR US$ 54.90
Kawa no Nushi Tsuri: Wonderful JourneyJPN US$ 64.90
Memories Off AfterRain Vol. 1: OridzuruJPN US$ 54.90
Memories Off AfterRain Vol. 1: Oridzuru [Special Edition]JPN US$ 64.90
Nano BreakerJPN US$ 59.90
Pyua Pyua Mimi Toshippono MonogatariJPN US$ 64.90
Radiata StoriesJPN US$ 79.90
Radiata StoriesASIA US$ 64.90
Rim RunnersJPN US$ 64.90
Shinki Gensou Spectral Souls IIJPN US$ 64.90
Shinki Gensou Spectral Souls II [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00
Slotter Up Core 6JPN US$ 54.90
Space Battle Cruiser Yamato - Ankokuseidan Teidoku No GuakusyuJPN US$ 64.90
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2 Memory Card 8MB US$ 36.90


Gamecube™:
BioHazard 4 (w/ Making of Bonus DVD)JPN US$ 64.90

Xbox™:
Kingdom Under Fire: The CrusadersJPN US$ 64.90
OutRun 2 [First Print Limited Edition]JPN US$ 64.90
Rocky: Legends (Xbox World Collection)JPN US$ 48.90
Ultra Puzzle Bobble OnlineJPN US$ 49.90
X-Men Legends (Xbox World Collection)JPN US$ 48.90

Nintendo DS™:
Catch! Touch! Yoshi!JPN US$ 48.90

Sony PSP™:
Rengoku: The Tower of PurgatoryJPN US$ 59.90
Soukyuu no FafnerJPN US$ 59.90

Gameboy Advance™:
Ganbare! Dodge FightersJPN US$ 48.90
Sangokushi EiketsudenJPN US$ 48.90
Sangokushi KoumeidenJPN US$ 48.90
Tantei Jinguuji Saburo: Shiroiei no ShoujoJPN US$ 48.90

Windows PC™:
Metal Slug 5KOR US$ 32.90
Sega Saturn Virtua Stick for PC US$ 79.90


Toys & Magazines:
Dragon Quest VIII Characters Gallery US$ 5.90
Naruto Narukiri Gashapon US$ 3.90
Devil May Cry 2 K.T Figure Collection US$ 5.90
Ninja Gaiden Ayane - 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted Figure US$ 72.90
Ninja Gaiden Ryu Hayabusa - 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted Figure US$ 72.90
Game Bag Gum Candy Toy (black) US$ 8.90
Game Bag Gum Candy Toy (blue) US$ 8.90
Game Bag Gum Candy Toy (orange) US$ 8.90
Famitsu Wave DVD [March 2005]JPN US$ 16.50
Arcadia Magazine [March 2005]JPN US$ 12.90
Famitsu Xbox [March 2005]JPN US$ 12.90
Weekly Famitsu 02/11 2005JPN US$ 7.90


Video game related soundtracks:
PlayStation 10th Anniversary PlayStation the Best Tracks -SCE Collection-JPN US$ 26.90
Sega Piano Nocturne - Ballad Best of SegaJPN US$ 19.90
Tales of Rebirth Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 37.90




Looking forward to next week, it's once more expected to become calmer again. A total of around 10 new releases are scheduled in Japan. Expected highlights are Banpresto's Super Robot Taisen Original Generation 2 for Gameboy Advance™, Square-Enix's two PlayStation™ budget RPG releases Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshi-tachi (PSOne Books) and Valkyrie Profile (PSOne Books) as well as Sega's budget reprint Puyo Puyo Fever (for PlayStation2™, Gamecube™ and Dreamcast™). As PlayStation2™ highlight we expect the Korean version of RockMan X8 (which is bundled with a copy of MegaMan X6 for PlayStation™).




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