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05. Aug, 2004 17:07 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Around 50 new titles shipping: Winning Eleven 8, Strikers 1945 I & II, Panic Maker, Legend of Stafi 3 & lots of more


The first week of August has been one of the busiest week in this year with a total of almost 50 new titles published in Japan. The most exciting title in this week has certainly been Konami's soccer sequel Winning Eleven 8 - which is also our product of the week.

Additional hot movers for PS2™ in this week include Spike's adventure game Michigan, Capcom's Meiwaku Seijin: Panic Maker and Rockman Power Battle Fighters and Saikyo Shooting Collection Vol.1: Strikers 1945 I & II.

Interesting for other systems has been Densetsu no Stafi 3, Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation (both GBA™) and Bandai's anime based fighting game Gold Gashbell!! Friendship Tag Battle (for Gamecube™).

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

PlayStation2™:
  • Winning Eleven 8
  • Michigan
  • Meiwaku Seijin: Panic Maker
  • Rockman Power Battle Fighters
  • Saru EyeToy / Ape Escape EyeToy
  • Saru EyeToy / Ape Escape EyeToy (incl. EyeToy)
  • Saikyo Shooting Collection Vol.1: Strikers 1945 I & II (japanese)
  • Saikyo Shooting Collection Vol.1: Strikers 1945 I & II (asian)
  • Saiyuki Reload Gunlock
  • Sukusuku Inufuku
  • Hayarikami
  • XIII (Thirteen)
  • Fight Night 2004
  • Darling Special Backlash: Koi no Exhaust Heat
  • SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs
  • Simple 2000 Series Vol. 57: The Professional Baseball 2004
  • SuperLite 2000: Memories Off Duet - 1st & 2nd stories
  • Bokujou Monogatari 3: Heart ni Hi o Tsukete (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Gran Turismo 4 Prologue (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Bomberman Land 2 (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Armored Core: Nexus (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • ICO (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Tennis no Oji-Sama: Sweat & Tears 2 (Konami the Best)
  • Tennis no Oji-Sama: Smash Hit! (Konami the Best)
  • Tennis no Oji-Sama: Smash Hit! 2 (Konami the Best)
  • Gaika no Gouhou: Air Land Force (KOEI the Best)
  • Sangokushi Senki (KOEI collection series)
  • Shin Sangoku Musou 2 Mushouden (KOEI the Best)
  • GI Jockey 3 (KOEI the Best)
  • SIM People (EA Best Hits)
  • NBA Live 2004 (EA Best Hits)
  • Saikyou Toudai Shogi 5 (Mycom Best)
  • Kiwame Mahjong DXII - The 4th MONDO21Cup Competition (Athena Best Collection Vol.2)


  • Memory Card 8MB Premium Series - Winning Eleven 8
  • Upscan Converter 2

    Gameboy Advance™:
  • Densetsu no Stafi 3 / Legend of Stafi 3
  • Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
  • SD Gundam Force
  • Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation
  • Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation (w/ Battle Chip Gate)
  • Rockman EXE 4 Double Pack
  • B-Densetsu! Battle B-Daman Moero! B-Kon
  • Doubutsu Shima no Chubi Gurumi 2
  • Ultra Keibitai: Monster Attack
  • Himawari Doubutsu Byouin


    Gamecube™:
  • Gold Gashbell!! Friendship Tag Battle

    Xbox™:
  • XIII (Thirteen)

    PS one™:
  • Harukanaru Jikuu no Naka de (KOEI the Best)


    Looking forward to next week, it's expected to become relatively calm with just a few new titles on schedule for release in Japan.

    For PlayStation2™ we are expecting a mere of of 3 (+1 limited edition) new releases, which are:

  • The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact
  • Aqua Kids
  • Tokyo Majin Gakuen: Kaihoujyou Kefurokou
  • Tokyo Majin Gakuen: Kaihoujyou Kefurokou [Limited Edition]


    Additionally on schedule for coming week is Nintendo's third Famicon Mini series, once again covering 10 classical Famicom (disc drive) releases:

  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 21: Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 22: Nazo no Murasame
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 25: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 23: Metroid
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 24: Palthena's Mirror (Kid Icarus)
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 26: Shin Onigashima
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 27: Famicom Tantei Kurabu: Kieta Koukeisha
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 28: Famicom Tantei Kurabu II: Ushiro ni ...
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 29: Akumajou Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Famicom Mini Series Vol. 30: SD Gundam World: Gachapon Senshi ...




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