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19. May, 2005 15:21 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Vampire DarkStalkers Collection, Yu Yu Hakusho Forever (PS2™), Street Fighter Controller (Xbox™), Bomberman (NDS™) and more


This week has certainly been an impressive one with Sony's PlayStation3™, Nintendo's Revolution announcements and of course the E3 Expo fair in general.

Apart from the flood of new titles that were announced during this week, there have also been a couple of interesting games that were published in Japan. Most demanded at Play-Asia has been Capcom's 2D fighter Vampire DarkStalkers Collection and Banpresto's Yu Yu Hakusho Forever (both PlayStation2™) as well as Hudson's Bomberman (Nintendo DS™) and Nintendo's Donkey Kong: King of Swing (GBA™).

Additionally, a few interesting accessories, toys and a lot of video game and anime related soundtracks are rounding up this week. As usually, below you can find a summary of all new items shipping this week:

PlayStation2™:
Burnout 3: Takedown (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Capkore)JPN US$ 39.90 sold
The Castle of Shikigami II / Shikigami No Shiro II (Taito Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Vampire DarkStalkers CollectionJPN US$ 49.90 sold
Yu Yu Hakusho ForeverJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Sega Saturn Control Pad (Vampire DarkStalkers Collection Version) US$ 34.90 sold
Wireless Anashin 2 Turbo (premium black) US$ 39.90 sold
Wireless Anashin 2 Turbo (premium blue) US$ 39.90 sold
Wireless Anashin 2 Turbo (premium red) US$ 39.90 sold



Xbox™:
Street Fighter Controller - Guile US$ 27.90 sold
Street Fighter Controller - Akuma US$ 27.90 sold
Street Fighter Controller - M. Bison US$ 27.90 sold



Gameboy Advance™/Nintendo DS™:
Donkey Kong: King of Swing / Bura Bura DonkeyJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Fantastic ChildrenJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
BombermanJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Touhokudai Gaku Mirai Kagakugijutsu Kyoudoukenkyuu Center: Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju no Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS TrainingJPN US$ 29.90 1w
Action Replay MAX Duo US$ 29.90 sold



Sony PSP™: (third party accessories only in this week)
Deluxe UMD Protective Case (white) US$ 5.99 sold
MAX Power Replacement Battery US$ 34.90 sold
Multi Stand Baron US$ 35.90 sold
PDAIR Leather Case US$ 39.90 sold



Toys:
From TV Animation ONE PIECE The Dress Battle Gashapon (full set) US$ 14.90 sold
G-Taste Wave 1 Story Image Figure US$ 7.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Figure Collection: Special Work Instruction #1 - Asuka Langley US$ 15.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Figure Collection: Special Work Instruction #1 - Rei Ayanami US$ 15.90 sold
Pocket Monsters Advance Generations Super DX Plush Doll: Pikachu US$ 18.90 sold
Pocket Monsters Advance Generations Super DX Plush Doll: Kamex US$ 18.90 sold
Super Mario Bros. DX Plush Doll: Toad (large) US$ 18.90 sold
Super Mario Bros. DX Plush Doll: Goomba (large) US$ 18.90 sold
Tenjho-Tenge Realistic detail action figure Vol.1: Maya Natsume US$ 34.90 sold
Ys Figure Collection US$ 6.90 sold



Video game related soundtracks:

Atelier Iris Eternal Man 2 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 31.90 sold
Fujin - God Of Wind- (Racing Battle: C1 Grand Prix Theme Song)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Fujin -God Of Wind- (Racing Battle: C1 Grand Prix Theme Song) [CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 14.90 sold
Growlanser IV Original Character Song AlbumJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Kan Okaeri Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 26.90 sold
Spectral Force Original Soundtrack The BestJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Symphonic Suite Dragon Quest IVJPN US$ 28.90 sold



Anime related soundtracks:
Bleach Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Dokaben Zenkyoku ShuJPN US$ 24.90 sold
Fullmetal Alchemist DJCD Hagaren Hosokyoku 1JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Fullmetal Alchemist Original Soundtrack 3JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Hello! (Prince of Tennis Character Album)JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Kegareta Shita Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Koikoi7 - BGM Soundtracks Vol.1 Ballad SideJPN US$ 15.90 5-15d
Koikoi7 - BGM Soundtracks Vol.2 Pleasant VibesJPN US$ 15.90 5-15d
Maho Sentai Majiranger Magical Sound Stage 1 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Oretachi Ijiwarukei - Gai [CD+DVD]JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Original BGM Collection Space Battleship Yamato Aratanaru TabidachiJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Original BGM Collection Space Battleship Yamato FinalJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Original BGM Collection Space Battleship Yamato IIIJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Original BGM Collection Space Battleship Yamato Part.1JPN US$ 19.90 sold
Original BGM Collection Space Battleship Yamato Part.2JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Original BGM Collection Space Battleship Yamato yo Eien niJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Phantom Kingdom Drama Disc 1JPN US$ 29.90 sold
Radio DJ CD Oh! Naruto Nippon Vol.9JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Shiritsu Sairyo Koko ChonoryokubuJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Tottoko Hamtaro New Main ThemeJPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
TV Anime & Tokusatsu Saishin & Ninki SongJPN US$ 22.90 5-15d
Wild Eyes (Basilisk Ending Theme Song)JPN US$ 12.90 5-15d
Wing (Ah! My Goddess Ending Theme)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d




Looking forward to next week, around 30 new titles are scheduled for release in Japan. Among those are a couple of highlights. A quick pre-summary of what is expected to be among the better selling items is listed below.

PlayStation2™:
Anubis: Zone of the Enders Special Edition (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2JPN US$ 64.90 1w
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 109.00 1w
Gradius V (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 32.90 sold
Hanjuku Eiyuu IV: 7-Jin no Hanjuku EiyuuJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Hanjuku Eiyuu IV: 7-Jin no Hanjuku Eiyuu [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00 sold
Namco x CapcomJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Namco x CapcomASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Neo Contra (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Racing Battle: C1 Grand PrixJPN US$ 64.90 sold
TearRing Saga Series: Berwick SagaJPN US$ 64.90 sold
TearRing Saga Series: Berwick Saga [Deluxe Pack]JPN US$ 109.00 1w
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun -a new theory-JPN US$ 59.90 1w
PlayStation2 Console Ceramic WhiteJPN US$ 219.00 sold
Vertical Stand - Ceramic White (SCPH-70110 CW) US$ 18.90 sold
Dual Shock 2 Controller - ceramic white US$ 32.90 sold
Memory Card 8MB - ceramic white US$ 32.90 sold


Next to the PlayStation2™ dominance, we are further expecting Bandai's first Gundam Nintendo DS™ release with SD Gundam G Generation DS and Now Production's Intelligent License for Sony PSP™. Speaking about PSP™, an impressive number of Japanese UMD Video and UMD Music releases are additionally on schedule.


A more detailed preorder list with further upcoming releases can be accessed here.



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