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26. Feb, 2004 18:50 (HKT)

Weekly release update - Over 30 new titles for all platforms: Onimusha 3, Psyvariar, Initial D, Tekki Taisen & much more


While last week's release update was covering plenty of astonishing releases (including Winning Eleven 7 International, Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission, Pop'n Music 9 and others), this week has certainly brought up the largest variety of games release in this year, with a total of around 40 new releases.

Shipping of this week's first titles started very early with the Japanese version of Onimusha 3 as well as Sega's Dreamcast™ puzzle title Puyo Puyo Fever (both games were shipping end of last week already).

Most titles released this week have meanwhile arrived until now (with a very few minor titles left to ship within the next 1-2 days) and as usually we have stocked up most of the interesting new titles to ship within 24 hours.

Most persuasive and best selling this week has certinaly been Capcom's bloody action adventure Onimusha 3 (as both Japanese and Korean release version), Sega's Virtua Racing remake, Genki's Kaido Battle 2: Chain Reaction, Sega's re-released arcade racer Initial D: Special Stage (all for PS2™) as well as Success' Dreamcast™ shooting port Psyvariar 2: The Will to Fabricate (which we by the way crowned as our product of this week).

As common in every week, here's a summary of all new releases:

For PlayStation2™:
  • Onimusha 3
  • Onimusha 3 (incl. Making of DVD)
  • SNK vs. Capcom Chaos (incl. T-Shirt)
  • Sega AGES 2500 Series Vol. 8 V.R. Virtua Racing - Flat Out
  • Sega AGES 2500 Series Vol. 9 Gain Ground
  • Kaido Battle 2: Chain Reaction
  • RSII: Riding Spirits II
  • Galaxy Angel: Moonlit Lovers
  • Firefighter F.D.18
  • Simple 2000 Series Ultimate Vol.17 Battle Bomb Poi Poi
  • Simple 2000 Series Ultimate Vol.18 Love Aerobic
  • Nurse Witch Komugi-Chan Maji-Karte
  • Nurse Witch Komugi-Chan Maji-Karte [Limited Edition]
  • Soccer Life! We are Challengers to Europe
  • Kikou Heidan J-Phoenix 2
  • Slotter UP Mania 4
  • Rogue Ops
  • Snow
  • Tentama 2: Wins
  • Tentama 2: Wins [Limited Edition]
  • Initial D: Special Stage (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Virtual-On Marz (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Dark Chronicle (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Armored Core 3: Silent Line (PlayStation2 The Best)
  • Ultraman Fighting Evolution 2 (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Guilty Gear XX (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Tenchu San (PlayStation2 The Best)
  • Monster Farm 4 (PlayStation2 the Best)
  • Bass Landing 3 (Sammy Best)
  • Bass Landing 3 (Sammy Best w/TsuriCon2+)


  • Onimusha 3 Poster (Japanese version)
  • Onimusha 3 Poster (Hong Kong version)
  • Onimusha 3 Memory Card 8MB with Wooden Case
  • Onimusha 3 Katana Blade Controller
  • Memory Card 8MB Premium Series - Onimusha 3
  • TsuriCon2+
  • Zero Tech 2 Racing Controller - red
  • Zero Tech 2 Racing Controller - black


    For Dreamcast™:
  • Psyvariar 2: The Will to Fabricate
  • Puyo Puyo Fever
  • After...
  • After... [Limited Edition]

    For Xbox™:
  • Tekki Taisen
  • Tekki Taisen (incl. Controller)
  • Rogue Ops
  • Tenku 2
  • Xbox Pure White Limited Edition

    Tekki Taisen Sets (with controllers) have been stocked up in limited quantities. All hardcore fans be warned that shipping this approx. 20lbs (around 9kg) package will cost its price. The standard release version is expected to arrive within a few days. Finally we were lucky to receive a couple of more Pure White Edition Xbox™ consoles and the item is confirmed to go on sale this coming Sunday (note the countdown on the item's product page).


    For Gamecube™:
  • Rogue Ops

    For Gameboy Advance™:
  • Game Boy Advance SP - Charizard Fire Red (110V)
  • Game Boy Advance SP - Venusaur Leaf Green (110V)
  • Game Boy Advance SP - Dual Tone Platinum/Onyx (110V) (US version)

    Both Japanese Pokemon models are expected to ship within the next few days. The US version Dual Tone Platinum/Onyx model is in stock to ship within 24h.


    Finally having a small outlook for next week, it's getting a bit calmer again but a few interesting titles are expected as usually. Among them are Gungrave O.D., Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Pop'n Taisen Puzzle-Dama Online (all PS2™).

    For Gamecube™ we will have Custom Robo Battle Revolution from Nintendo as well as the US version of Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes.


    Crimson Sea 2 from Koei - previously announced for coming week - has been pushed back for around 6 weeks. New release date is April 15th.



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