01. Jul, 2010 12:00 (HKT)

Blaz Blue Continuum Shift, Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon, Inazuma Eleven 3, Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku, Scared Riders & more! - in Weekly Game Update!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. Quite a lot of games are fighting for your attention this week, there's Blaz Blue Continuum Shift, the cute rhythm game Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! and the soccer game Inazuma Eleven 3.

The blaze roars up again in Continuum Shift. The game is quite a storm in the arcades, now you don't have to worry about not having enough quarters or the arcades closing for the night, you can take the game home and fight the whole 24 hours.

Enter the tournament and challenge all the people in the battle roster. All battle modes are re-adjusted, with the addition of the Legion mode and the tutorial mode.

Everyone has new skills sets and powers. Besides upgrades, there are new characters and bosses. Throw your punches and pick a fight with the best from the net.

The Limited Edition comes in a special box, a nendoroid petit figure of Noel Vermilion, a visual book and a special sticker.

Cool and stylish, Blaz Blue makes its return in Continuum Shift:

BlazBlue: Continuum ShiftJPN US$ 12.991w
BlazBlue: Continuum ShiftUS US$ 19.991-2w
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold

BlazBlue: Continuum ShiftASIA N/Asold
BlazBlue: Continuum ShiftUS US$ 24.991-2w
BlazBlue: Continuum ShiftJPN US$ 47.991w
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift [Limited Edition]ASIA N/Asold

Fighting Stick
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Fighting StickJPN N/Asold
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Fighting StickJPN N/Asold

More songs, more adventures and more fun. After defeating opponents from other dojos, the Taikos have embarked on a new journey to defeat the yokai (or devils). Win outfits and level up when you beat them.

This version will feature anime theme songs such as Totoro and Ponyo, Jpop songs such as Choo Choo train and rearranged classics such as Beethoven's symphonies. Taikos could play everything, and so do you.

With just one game software, a maximum of four people could join the party, you just need to turn on the Wi Fi control. Take part in the "Every Day Challenge" daily to see how much your taiko skills improved, win points and unlock new songs.

Battle the yokai with your drums. Taiko no Tatsujin Dororon! is available on Nintendo DS™:

Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Daikessen!!JPN US$ 143.991w

Inazuma Eleven Spark and Bomber are the third installments in the soccer game series. To celebrate the World Cup, the Inazuma cast is going to form the Inazuma Japan team to face challenges on Soccer island. Join Endou's team and discover your talent and have fun.

Like the Fire and Ice versions in Inazuma 2, the Spark and Bomber versions are the same in spirit, but different in gameplay. You face different opponent teams and could recruit different players into yours. In Spark, you play against the angels and in Bomber you fight the demons.

Characters and their sure kill attacks differ according to the game, choose the version that offers the right challenges and your favorite characters.

Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! BomberJPN US$ 12.991w
Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! SparkJPN US$ 16.991w

The Taisho period is one of the most romantic and interesting in Japanese history. Westernization brought about the prospering of many industries, which includes banking and foreign trade.

The Miyanomori family is one of the corporations that benefited from the era. However, behind their glamorous front, a lot of conflicts are going on. All six sons and their respective mothers have their eyes on the Miyanomori fortune, and nobody knows how far they'd go to get it.

The player becomes Haru (name changeable), a country girl who gets recruited as a maid into the family. Get closer to the six potential heirs of the family and help them achieve their happy ending.

Famous seiyuus and delicately drawn graphics, Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku is available to Sony PSP™ gamers:

Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga IchizokuJPN US$ 89.991w
Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold

Troops of otherworldly aliens are invading earth. To protect the planet and humanity, six chosen youths are recruited into the Scared Rider team under you, their commander.

Gameplay is split into the adventure part and the battle part. Peer into the boys' everyday lives and get to know them better during their free time. And when the siren calls, send them to fight.

The game comprises of 13 episodes, at the end of the day, will you be united with the man of your dreams or will you perish with the rest of the world?

Scared Riders is available for PlayStation2™ gamers:

Scared Rider XechsJPN US$ 64.991-5d
Scared Rider Xechs [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold

Teddy bears are not all cute and cuddly, they can be full of vengeance and blood thirst. Take Naughty Bear on a path of revenge. Full of off beat humor and over the top plushy violence, the game is not as innocent as it looks and contains more fun and action than you'd expect from a toy bear.

Yes, Naughty Bear is a warped way of presenting a childhood fantasy, so if you want sweeter childhood memories, play Dragon Ball Origins 2 and join Goku on his search for the seven Dragon Balls. Pit yourself against the Red Ribbon Army in this game and spot all the bits and pieces of Toriyama humor scattered in the game.

Sin and Punishment 2 takes you to a ride in a high speed kart, it'll zip you through some fantastic territories and put you face to face with some horrifying enemies. Don't worry, though, it'll also put some high powered weapons in your hands so you can shoot them down at first sightings.

If your are more of a sword person than a gun person, here is Ninety-Nine Nights 2 for you. Enter gothic, creepy structures and strike down all the monsters and demons that lurk within the room. Some of them will head straight for your blade, but others might be more of a challenge. This is perfect for relieving stress after a rough day.

Here is a summary of all the games that came out within the last seven days.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4ASIA N/Asold
Naughty BearUS N/Asold
Ninety-Nine Nights 2ASIA N/Asold
SingularityASIA N/Asold

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4ASIA N/Asold
Naughty BearUS US$ 21.991-2w
SingularityASIA N/Asold
Toro Anniversary Collection (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/Asold

Nintendo Wii™
Dance on BroadwayUS N/Asold
Secret Files: TunguskaUS N/Asold
Sin & Punishment: Star SuccessorUS N/Asold

The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (Tougeki Ver.)ASIA N/Asold

Nintendo DS™
Dragon Ball: Origins 2US US$ 39.991-2w
Secret Files: TunguskaUS N/Asold
Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story Platinum Set [Konamistyle Special Edition]JPN N/Asold
Transformers: War for Cybertron DecepticonsUS US$ 16.991-2w

Sony PSP™
LittleBigPlanet Portable (PSP the Best)ASIA N/Asold
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (SNK Best Collection)ASIA N/Asold

ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 7.9924h
Alpha Protocol (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold
Elven Legacy Collection (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2010 : Le Tour De France (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 39.901w
Space Shuttle Mission Simulator (Collectors Edition)ASIA N/Asold
Toy Story 3 (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold
Transformers: War for Cybertron (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold

Video Game related soundtracks
Uta No Prince Sama Sound No Prince Sama Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 31.905-15d

Game Guides and Books
Angel Beats! Track ZeroJPN US$ 28.905-15d
Arcadia Magazine [August 2010]JPN N/Asold
Blaze Union Complete GuideJPN N/Asold
Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Powerful Data BookJPN US$ 23.905-15d
Famitsu PSP + PS3 [August 2010]JPN N/Asold
Famitsu Wave DVD [August 2010]JPN N/Asold
Famitsu Xbox 360 [August 2010]JPN N/Asold
LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year and PSP Signature Series Strategy GuideUS N/Asold
Street Fighter IV & Super Street Fighter IV Official Complete WorkJPN N/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1123 (2010 07/08)JPN N/Asold

A separate Video/Music update containing Japanese releases from this week, including new Anime, J-Pop and Movie releases will follow prior end of the week. So J-Pop, Anime and Movie fans, be sure to look out for that one!

Here's a preview of hot games that are expected to come next week:

Riot Act 2JPN US$ 26.90

White Knight Chronicles IIJPN US$ 29.99

Nintendo™ Wii
Wii PartyJPN US$ 46.99

Nintendo DS™
Bokujou Monogatari: Futago no MuraJPN US$ 59.90


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