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10. Mar, 2005 16:25 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Growlanser IV Return, RockMan X8, Shadow Hearts 2 Director's Cut, Shadow of Rome (PS2™), Meteos, Pac-Pix (NDS™), Biohazard Sound Chronicle & more


The second March week has brought us a total of around 20 new Japanese titles. Despite the massive amount of PS2™ releases, the highlights were published on the Nintendo DS™ platform. The hottest seller in this week has been Bandai's music puzzle game Meteos (our product of the week), followed by Namco's innovative Pac-Pix.

Most intersting for PlayStation2™ has been Atlus' Growlanser IV Return, Capcom's RockMan X8 and Shadow of Rome, Aruze's Shadow Hearts 2 Director's Cut as well as Konami's RPG Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (regular and Limited Edition).

Further in the spotlight of this week has been Capcom's video game soundtrack release Biohazard Sound Chronicle Best Track Box - a nice collectible limited to 3,000 units only.

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

PlayStation2™:
Ape Escape 2 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 20.90
Boboboubo Boubobo (Hudson the Best)JPN US$ 32.90
Dark Chronicle (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 20.90
Gran Turismo 4KOR US$ 59.90
Pipo Saru 2001 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 20.90
Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of Time (Atlus Best Collection)JPN US$ 32.90
Growlanser IV ReturnJPN US$ 64.90
Momotaro Densetsu 12 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 39.90
Onimusha (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 25.90
RockMan X8JPN US$ 49.90
Sangokushi XJPN US$ 95.00
Sangokushi X [Anniversary Box]JPN US$ 109.00
Sengoku Musou + Sengoku Musou Moushouden (KOEI Mega Pack)JPN US$ 79.90
Sengoku Musou (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 42.90
Shadow Hearts 2 Director's Cut (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 34.90
Shadow of RomeJPN US$ 59.90
SuperLite 2000: Sport! Super BowerJPN US$ 25.90
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3JPN US$ 64.90
Ys: The Ark of NapishtimJPN US$ 64.90
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (w/ Guide Book)KOR US$ 59.90
Growlanser IV Return Memory Card 8MB US$ 36.90


Xbox™:
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black ArrowJPN US$ 49.90

Nintendo DS™
MeteosJPN US$ 48.90
Pac-PixJPN US$ 48.90

Gameboy Advance™:
Mezase KoushienJPN US$ 48.90
Sennen KazokuJPN US$ 48.90


Video game related soundtracks:
Biohazard Sound Chronicle Best Track Box [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 77.90
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 30.90
Tomosuke First Album - MarbleJPN US$ 38.90




Looking forward to next week, it is becoming busy with around 30 new titles. Quickly summarzing the expected highlights, we will have Konami's Enthusia Professional Racing and Sammy's Atomiswave fighter The Rumble Fish for PlayStation2™. Gamecube™ fans get refill with Donkey Konga 3 and Bandai's One Piece Grand Battle: Combat Rush (simultaneously shipping for PS2™ as well).

Further for the two new handheld systems, we will have Harvest Moon: Colobocle Station (Nintendo DS™) and Sarugetchu P! (Sony PSP™).


A more detailed video game preorder list can be accessed here. If you are into video game and anime soundtracks as well, further make sure to check out of music releases preorder list.



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