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03. Feb, 2005 15:34 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Winning Eleven 8 (Xbox™), Super Robot Taisen Original Generation 2 (GBA™), beatmania II DX 11 -IIDX Red- Original Soundtrack & more


The February has started relatively calm. About 10 new Japanese, combined with a few Korean titles have been released. Highlights from this week include Square-Enix's PSOne Books budget releases Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshi-tachi and Valkyrie Profile, Konami's Xbox™ soccer Winning Eleven 8 International, the Korean PS2™ port RockMan X8 (shipping bundled with a copy of RockMan X6 for PSOne™ and scheduled to arrive tomorrow), Banpresto's Super Robot Taisen Original Generation 2 (GBA™) and Sega's multi platform Puyo Puyo Fever budget re-release.

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

PlayStation2™:
Exciting Pro Wrestling 6: SmackDown! vs. RawJPN US$ 64.90
Forgotten Realms: Demon StoneKOR US$ 54.90
Hudson Selection Vol. 1: Cubic Lode Runner (Hudson the Best)JPN US$ 20.90
Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Soldier (Hudson the Best)JPN US$ 20.90
Izumo CompleteJPN US$ 64.90
Puyo Puyo Fever (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 29.90
RockMan X8 (w/ MegaMan X6 for PlayStation™)KOR US$ 59.90
Top o Nerae! GunbusterJPN US$ 64.90
VM JapanJPN US$ 64.90
Anashin 2 Turbo Sound - red US$ 32.90
Anashin 2 Turbo Sound - blue US$ 32.90


PSOne™:
Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshi-tachi (PSOne Books)JPN US$ 39.90
Valkyrie Profile (PSOne Books)JPN US$ 29.90

Other systems:
Winning Eleven 8 International (Xbox™)ASIA US$ 44.90
Puyo Puyo Fever (Best Price) (NGC™)JPN US$ 29.90
Puyo Puyo Fever (DreKore Series) (Dreamcast™)JPN US$ 29.90
Super Robot Taisen Original Generation 2 (GBA™)JPN US$ 58.90
Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Episode IV (PC)JPN US$ 44.90

Please note that Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst Episode IV is scheduled to ship late with an estimated date of next week.


Toys & Misc:
Nintendo Game & Watch Vignette: (A) CHEF US$ 16.90
Nintendo Game & Watch Vignette: (B) OCTOPUS US$ 16.90
Nintendo Game & Watch Vignette: (C) PARACHUTE US$ 16.90
Nintendo Game & Watch Vignette: (D) MANHOLE US$ 16.90
SRDX Figure Mai Shiranui Black Version US$ 38.90
From TV Animation ONE PIECE Imagination Gashapon (full set) US$ 16.90


Video game soundtracks:
beatmania II DX 11 -IIDX Red- Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 33.90
The Key of Avalon - Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 31.90
Kaeru 10th Anniversary - The Yamasa Ultimate Hits & ArrangeJPN US$ 19.90
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 21.90


Please note that the Tekken 5 - Original Soundtrack has been pushed back to a yet to be confirmed new release date.

Looking forward to next week, it remains rather quiet with a total of less than 10 new releases in Japan. Highlights include Bandai's anime fighting game Dragon Ball Z 3, Sega's Shinsengumi Gunrou-den as well as a reprint of Atlus' hard to get Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax (all PlayStation2™). Further, another PSP™ release is expected with PoPoLoCrois Monogatari: Pietro Ouji no Bouken.


A more detailed preorder list can be accessed here.



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