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25. Nov, 2004 16:35 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Dragon Quest VIII, Rumble Roses (PS2™), Viewtiful Joe 2 (NGC™ US), Xbox Video Chat, Nintendo DS™ US release, lots of toys & more


Followed by last week which was dominated by Tomy's Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3 Gamecube™ as well as Konami's Bemani PlayStation2™ releases, everyone has paid attention to the Nintendo DS™ release in the US in this week (click here for more Nintendo DS™ launch news).

Affected by the the extreme shortage of US handhelds currently available in the market, we have only been able to start shipping very early preorders as of now but very much expect the whole situation to smoothen a little bit in the next week with the release of the Japanese Nintendo DS™. An update with a round up of the situation is expected to follow next week.

Speaking about further game highlights from this week, we have started shipping the US Gamecube™ version of Viewtiful Joe 2. Square-Enix's Japanese PlayStation2™ RPG hit Dragon Quest VIII is in stock today as Asian release version, while the Japanese version will be due on either Saturday or Monday.

A bunch of new and restocked toys has arrived throughout the week as well. Make sure to check out the summary of all new titles from this week:

PlayStation2™:
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung WarKOR US$ 54.90
beatmania IIDX 8th Style Konamistyle Limited EditionJPN US$ 139.90
Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Daichi to Norowareshi HimegimiJPN US$ 84.90
Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Daichi to Norowareshi HimegimiASIA US$ 78.90
Exciting Pro Wrestling 5 (Yuke's the Best)JPN US$ 34.90
KatakamunaJPN US$ 64.90
Katakamuna [Deluxe Pack]JPN US$ 95.00
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (MediaWorks Best)JPN US$ 28.90
Lupin III: Columbus no Isan wa AkenisomaruJPN US$ 64.90
Majommusume A La ModeJPN US$ 64.90
Majommusume A La Mode [Magical Box]JPN US$ 95.00
Men at Work! 3JPN US$ 64.90
Men at Work! 3 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00
Pop'n Music 10 Konamistyle Limited EditionJPN US$ 149.90
Ratchet & Clank 3: Up your ArsenalJPN US$ 59.90
Ratchet & Clank 3: Up your ArsenalASIA US$ 54.90
Rumble RosesKOR US$ 54.90
Slotter Up Core 5JPN US$ 54.90
Super Shanghai 2005JPN US$ 48.90
Tecmo Hit ParadeJPN US$ 59.90
Teikoku SensenkiJPN US$ 64.90
Teikoku Sensenki [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 69.90
Tenkuu Danzai Skelter HeavenJPN US$ 64.90
Tenkuu Danzai Skelter Heaven [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00
Wizardry Empire III - Ancestry of the Emperor (Good Price)JPN US$ 32.90
Wizardry Empire III - Ancestry of the Emperor (Good Price Limited Edition)JPN US$ 44.90
Dragon Quest VIII Slime Controller US$ 34.90



Xbox™:
Xbox Video ChatJPN US$ 69.90
Forgotten Realms: Demon StoneASIA US$ 44.90
Godzilla: Save the EarthASIA US$ 44.90
Need for Speed Underground 2ASIA US$ 44.90



Gameboy Advance™:
Arekkubo Adventure: Tower & Shaft Advance JPN US$ 48.90
Boukyaku no SenritsuJPN US$ 58.90
Double Dragon Advance (Best)JPN US$ 29.90
Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2JPN US$ 48.90
Hamster Paradise: Pure Heart (Best Price)JPN US$ 32.90
Kawaii Koinu WonderfulJPN US$ 48.90
Mobile Suit Gundam: Seed DestinyJPN US$ 48.90
Riviera: Yakusoku no ChiJPN US$ 54.90
Shin Megami Tensei (Best)JPN US$ 29.90



Toys & Misc:
Capcom Figure Collection Morrigan & Lilith US$ 7.90
Pokemon Battle Figure II-A US$ 5.90
Pokemon Battle Figure II-B US$ 5.90
Pokemon Furenzu 3 Plush Candy Toy US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP Keychain Type A: Purple + Donkey Kong US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP Keychain Type B: Famicom + Super Mario Bros. US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP Keychain Type C: Black + The Legend of Zelda US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP Keychain Type D: Famicom Original + Ice Climber US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP Keychain Type E: Silver + Excite Bike US$ 5.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion Party Time Figure Collection - Rei Ayanami US$ 14.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion Party Time Figure Collection - Asuka Langley US$ 14.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion Party Time Figure Collection - Ibuki Maya US$ 14.90
Tales of Symphonia One Coin Figure Series (restock) US$ 7.90
Berserk Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 24.90





Looking forward to next week, a total of around 30 new titles are expected to be released in Japan. Highlights for PlayStation2™ include Capcom Fighting Jam (along with the Capcom Fighting Jam Memory Card 8MB and Capcom Fighting Jam Real Arcade Pro Stick) - scheduled for tomorrow, Taito's shooting collection Saikyo Shooting Collection Vol.2: Sengoku Ace and Sengoku Blade as well as Bandai's fighting game Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3.

As additional PlayStation2™ highlight we are expecting the Korean dancing simulation game Pump it up EXCEED. The title was originally expected for this week but has been pushed back for 1 week.


Japanese Nintendo DS™ launch lineup:
Nintendo DS (110V)JPN US$ 189.00
Super Mario 64 DSJPN US$ 48.90
Touch! Made in WarioJPN US$ 48.90
Zoo KeeperJPN US$ 48.90
Chokkan HitofudeJPN US$ 38.90
Daigasso! Band BrothersJPN US$ 48.90
Pokemon DashJPN US$ 48.90
Tendo DokutaJPN US$ 48.90
Mr. Driller Drill SpiritsJPN US$ 48.90
Cool 104 Joker & SetlineJPN US$ 48.90
Mahjong TaikaiJPN US$ 48.90
The Urbz: Sims in the CityJPN US$ 48.90
Kimi no Tame Nara ShineruJPN US$ 48.90



A detailed preorder list can be accessed here.



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