11. May, 2003 14:53 (HKT)

GBA™ game update: 42 new titles - CastleVania, Rockman Zero 2, Naruto, Mother 1+2, Fire Emblem & more

The Game Boy Advance™ game section got a huge update today with a total of 42 new Japanese imports added that were released during 2003. GBA™ titles will see regular weekly updates from now on as well. Here's an overview of the most anticpiated cartridges:

Mother 1+2

Mother 1+2 is a remake of the two classic RPGs for Famicom and Super Famicom. Mother 2 was released in US as Earthbound for SNES, Mother was never released outside Japan.

Mother 1+2 will be released on June 20th, preorders are welcome for US$ 44.90.

Castlevania: Gyougetsu no Enbukyoku

Castlevania: Gyougetsu no Enbukyoku (also known as Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow) adds many new features to the series to make it radically different form the previous titles. The story takes place in the near future 2035, and the hero is a high school student named Soma Cruz, who was about to witness the fist solar eclipse of the 21 century, and suddenly passed out, and found himself inside a mysterious castle after awaken.

During the adventure you can collect and wield multiple weapons, and you can also acquire the soul of the enemies to gain over 100 powerful new attacks and skills. It is also possible to trade enemy souls with friends over the link cable.

Castlevania: Gyougetsu no Enbukyoku is on sale now for US$ 44.90.

Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken

Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (also known as Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword) is a tactical simulation for the GameBoy Advance. The story is divided into two parts. Lin is the main character of the first part, and the main character switches to Eliwood in the second part. This game features a Conversation System during the battle, conversation during battles can deepen the bonds, friendship or love relation between companions. Those with special relation can increase each other's attack, defense or accuracy when they stand closely with each other.

The battle field has variable weather changes, such as rain, snow and gust; which affects the condition of the land and speed of the characters. In certain scenario, there are also additional winning conditions, such as protect the castle or destroy the enemy hideouts.

Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken is available now for US$ 44.90 only.

Rockman Zero 2

Rockman Zero 2 (Megaman Zero 2) for GameBoy Advance is the sequel to Rockman Zero from last year. This time Rockman Zero will encounter a group of rival robots called Repurizoid, which became brutal after infecting by the sigma virus. To defend the peace of human race, Rockman Zero must team up with the resistance force and defeat all the enemies with his new weapon -- the chain rod. You can acquire various new techniques and weapon abilities by acquiring the Extra Skill Rings. The resistance force leader Sherry will give you various helps throughout the game.

Rockman Zero 2 is available for US$ 44.90 only.


Naruto is a side scrolling action game from Tomy based on the famous Japanese Anime series. The game supports a GameCube to GBA link mode.

Available now for US$ 44.90 and certainly worth a look for all Anime fans.

All additional updates can be found in our GBA game categories. Please note that depending on the title, shipping lead time for certain cartridges is around 1 week.


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