16. Aug, 2012 12:26 (HKT)

Call the dogs: Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders II, Monster Hunter 2012 Anniversary, Ragnarok Odyssey Chinese ver., Persona 4 Chinese ver. & more! - in Weekly Games Update!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring new product arrivals from the last seven days. The Japanese game developers are enjoying their Obon holidays, so there aren't much Japanese games streaming in. However, this hole is filled by the blockbusters Darksiders II and Sleeping Dogs.

Spend the summer in Hong Kong and battle the triad societies as an undercover cop. Sleeping Dogs makes full use of the unique geographical features of the crowded city to bring you an action adventure you have not experienced before.

Race cars, ambush your enemies between the sky scrapers, and dodge the many people that dot the streets as you utilize your kung-fu moves to take down the bad guys. But all triad gangs have their own moral code, and the line between good and evil is forever blurred here.

One of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse is on his journey to redeem his brother. Death scales the walls to discover new routes to his destination, and he takes up difficult quests to receive special items. The massive arsenal is back, and so is the deep story. Discover what is worse than an Apocalypse in Darksiders II.

Celebrate Monster Hunter's anniversary with the 2012 Premium Pack. The gates are opened for adventurers. Unseal the box to find the book that bears illustration on the monsters, the sound track and the desktop accessories. Developers have also included new sets of in-game armours for you, so unlock them today.

Embark on quests to defeat the mythical giants that troll the land in Ragnarok Odyssey, you are the last barrier between mankind and total annihilation. Chinese speaking gamers can enjoy the deep plot and have more ease navigating the menus. The game makes use of the superior graphical capabilities of the PS Vita, so every fight is spectacular.

Solving a murder case is infinitely easier if you understand the dialogue. Persona 4 is out as a Chinese version, so Chinese speaking sleuths, come into the TV world to arrest the killer before more people end up as corpses on someone's rooftop. There are more spots to explore, another player character, and more enemies. English speaking detectives, your version will come this November.

Here's the summary of this week's releases:


Darksiders IIASIA N/Asold
Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2012 Premium PackageJPN N/Asold
Sleeping DogsASIA N/Asold


Darksiders IIASIA US$ 54.901-5d
Heavy Fire: AfghanistanJPN US$ 49.991w
Portal 2 (Platinum)EUR N/Asold
Risen 2: Dark WatersEUR US$ 24.902-4w
Sleeping Dogs (English Version)ASIA N/Asold

PS Vita

Persona 4: The Golden (Chinese Version)ASIA N/Asold
Ragnarok Odyssey (Chinese + English Version)ASIA N/Asold

Sony PSP

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus (Favorites)US N/Asold
Kingdom of Paradise (Favorites)US US$ 19.991-2w

Nintendo Wii

Cooking Mama 2-PackUS US$ 34.991-2w

Nintendo DS

Mama's Combo Pack Volume 1US US$ 21.991-2w
Mama's Combo Pack Volume 2US N/Asold

PC Game

Darksiders II (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 22.7924h
Death RoadEUR N/Asold
Monster Hunter Frontier Online Anniversary 2012 Premium Package (DVD-ROM)JPN N/Asold
Shin Sangoku Musou 5 (Tecmo Koei the Best) (Chinese Version) (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 29.995-15d

Game Guides and Books

13 Kan IrebunsouruJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
2 Kan Minami Kamakura Koukoujoshi JiJPNN/Asold
Akuseru Warudo 12 - Akano MonshouJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Aozora Nitooku Sake Hitari (7)JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
AVENGERS Hulk Wave!JPNUS$ 43.905-15d
Burakku Buretto 4 Fukushuu Suruha Ware NiariJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
EUREKA SEVEN AO First EditionJPNUS$ 23.905-15d
Fate/Prototype Tribute PhantasmJPNN/Asold
Furumetaru Panikku! Anaza (2)JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Ganpare Do Machi 2K Shintairiku Hen (3)JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
GENESIS Shirizu Kyoukaisen Ueno Horaizon VJPNUS$ 19.905-15d
Go Shujinsama Ha Yamaneko Hime 10 Kita Iki Ou Yuuhi HenJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Kakusan Sei Mirion Asa GashuuJPNUS$ 45.905-15d
Kikoku RyoraJPNUS$ 21.905-15d
Kurokurokurokku 1/6JPNUS$ 17.905-15d
Maou Noshimobegaarawareta! IIJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Mousou Erekiteru 3JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Nareru! SE7 Me Karaurokono? Kyakusaki Jouchuu JutsuJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
O Niichan Nokotonankazenzen Suki Janaindakaranetsu!! (6)JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Queens Blade Rebellion Bi Toushi Senki Kessen HenJPNUS$ 68.905-15d
Rabunado Ru! (2)JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Rakuen Shima Karano Dasshutsu IIJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Ryuu To Yuusha To Kawaige Nonai Watashi 7JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Sakura Sou No Petto Na Kanojo 7.5JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Seishun Rariatto!! (4)JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Sekaiju No Meikyuu IV Denshou No Kyojin Koushiki Masuta ZugaidoJPNUS$ 29.905-15d
Shaman King: FLOWERS 1JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Shinkyoku Sou Kai Porifonika Eifonikku. Songuba Do 2JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Tiger & Bunny King Of WorksJPNUS$ 84.905-15d
Tonarino Kaibutsu Kun (10)JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Tsubomi VOL.19JPNUS$ 18.905-15d
VS!!2 - Shijou Saiaku No KaijinJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Wa Kan No Madoushi 10 wa Ru Kamigami No MonogatariJPNUS$ 18.905-15d
Weekly Famitsu No. 1237 (2012 08/23+30) [w/ New Super Mario Bros. 2 Collect Coins Guide Book Part 1]JPNN/Asold
Yajikita Gakuen Douchuuki 2 4JPNUS$ 17.905-15d
Yuri (Hosi) Koi Girls Love StoryJPNUS$ 18.905-15d


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:


No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition (PlayStation 3 the Best)JPN N/A
Rinne no Lagrange: Kamogawa Days Game & OVA Hybrid DiscJPN US$ 96.99

PlayStation Vita

Tokushu HoudoubuJPN US$ 57.90

Sony PSP

Bakemonogatari Portable [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 128.99
Bakemonogatari Portable [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 22.99
Grand Knights History (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 24.99


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