21. Apr, 2011 18:05 (HKT)

Head off to a shoot down: Otomedius Excellent, Clannad, Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS, SNK Arcade Classics 0, Mortal Kombat, Portal 2, Patapon3, FF4 Complete Collection & more! - in Weekly Games Update!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. The beautiful pilots are back to lead everyone to a shoot-down in Otomedius Excellent, Clannad is inviting new members into the family and the pokemon are going to teach everyone how to type in Pokemon Typing.

Otomedius Excellent offers a generous amount of pretty magical girls and fighter crafts. Since it's first launch in the arcades, the game has garnered a huge fan base.

In Otomedius Excellent, you can enjoy a new story when you play the single campaign, and when the stages get too punishing, you can recruit up to 2 helpers in the Multiplay Offline Mode.

Of course, if you have your Xbox Live account, the game would be even more fun, as you get to play against the best shooters on the network and grab new contents as you proceed through the game. New characters, stages and BGM will become available through downloadable packs, so you'll never be bored with the Otomedius girls.

Otomedius Excellent is available to Xbox360™ gamers:

Otomedius ExcellentJPN US$ 39.9924h

The US version comes in June:

Otomedius ExcellentUS US$ 34.991-2w

The hero Tomoya is a delinquent with a strained relationship with his father. When he gave up basketball, one of his passions in life, he becomes unwilling to go to school. When he dawdled at the bottom of the slopes on the first day of school, he meets Nagisa, a girl who is just as hesitant as he is about going to school.

Nagisa has been sick all her life, and during her third year of high school, she has to take a long break. Due to this, she is older than the rest of her classmates and is all alone since her friends have graduated.

The game company Key specializes in interweaving all sorts of relationships into their plot, aside from the growing romance between Tomoya and Nagisa, the protagonists' relationships with their parents and friends are included to form a well rounded and touching story.

Create a family via your PlayStation3:

ClannadJPN US$ 59.991w

Practice typing with Pokemon. The little creatures dart out on the screen, find their names and type it in before they run away. The game trains players' reflexes and fingers and is perfect for Japanese beginners to learn the basics of reading and typing.

There is an extra Romaji mode for absolute beginners, start here and work up the levels while the veterans can compete in the medal mode. The cutely designed package comes with the Nintendo DS wireless keyboard.

Speed is the key to catching pokemon on your Nintendo DS:

Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (white keyboard)JPN US$ 59.991w

The golden arcade classics by SNK are collected into this one UMD disk. Including the Shin Nippon Keikaku games and the overseas versions, there are 20 games in this set. The games are arranged into fighting, shooting and sports, famous titles such as the three games in the Ikari series, Sasuke vs. Commander, T.A.N.K, and ASO are all included.

Gamers familiar with the King of Fighters cast will know Asomiya Atena, this girl has appeared in her own game Atena and Psycho Soldier. Collect illustrations as you go through the games, and store them in the Gallery Mode.

Revisit the 80s with SNK Arcade Classics 0:

SNK Arcade Classics 0ASIA N/Asold
SNK Arcade Classics 0JPN N/Asold

Rewrite the history of the Mortal Kombat Tournament. Raiden heads back to Emperor Shao Khan's past to undo him. The game re-invigorate the franchise with exquisitely drawn characters and a beautifully constructed 3D environment. Multiple-player modes will give all the fighters a chance to challenge the strongest on the network.

Revisit Aperture Science Labs in Portal 2. The killer computer GlaDOS is back to lead you to sections you have never been to before. Single and Multi-player modes feature completely separate plot lines and having an ally with you doesn't only mean that you two have to work together, you have to think together and think alike.

March your troops of shadow into the battlefield. Beat the drums to give them an order. You are Hero in Patapon3 and you can link together with Heroes from other tribes to do battles. The new game includes a four-way battle and multi-player mode for every level, join the circle either by adhoc networking or via the internet today.

Play through the fantasy completely in The Complete Collection. Besides Cecil's own epic adventure, there is his son Ceodor's own battles in The After Years Chapter. The graphics are improved and the 3D animation sequences in the Nintendo DS are all upgraded to look spectacular on the Sony PSP.

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

Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (w/ Bonus CD)US N/Asold
Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Forward.1 Premium Package)JPN N/Asold
Monster Hunter Frontier Online (Forward.1 Premium Package) [Collector's Edition]JPN N/Asold
Mortal KombatUS N/Asold
Mortal KombatASIA N/Asold
Mortal Kombat (Kollector's Edition)US N/Asold
Nail'dJPN US$ 14.991w
NieR Gestalt (Platinum Collection)JPN N/Asold
Operation Flashpoint: Red RiverASIA N/Asold
Otomedius ExcellentJPN US$ 39.9924h
Portal 2ASIA N/Asold
Portal 2US N/Asold
Top Spin 4JPN US$ 59.991w
Triple Pack: Xbox Live Arcade CompilationUS US$ 29.991-2w

Bikkuri Pachinko: Ashita no Joe - Kyoraku Collection Vol. 1JPN N/Asold
ClannadJPN US$ 59.991w
God of War III (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/Asold
God of War III (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN US$ 31.991w
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4JPN US$ 40.901-2w
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 [Collector's Edition]JPN US$ 69.991-2w
Man vs WildASIA N/Asold
Mortal KombatUS US$ 29.991-2w
Mortal KombatASIA N/Asold
Mortal Kombat (Kollector's Edition)US N/Asold
Nail'dJPN US$ 25.991w
NieR Replicant (Ultimate Hits)ASIA N/Asold
NieR Replicant (Ultimate Hits)JPN N/Asold
Operation Flashpoint: Red RiverASIA N/Asold
Portal 2ASIA N/Asold
Portal 2US N/Asold
Prince of Persia Classic Trilogy HDUS US$ 24.9924h
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALsUS N/Asold
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALsJPN US$ 21.991w
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALsASIA N/Asold
Sekai Saikyou Ginsei Shogi: Fuuum Ryouko RaidenJPN US$ 77.901w
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International (Ultimate Hits)ASIA N/Asold
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 44.991w
Top Spin 4JPN US$ 54.991w

Nintendo Wii™
Attack of the Movies 3D (w/ 2 Blasters)US N/Asold
Billy's Boot Camp: Wii de Enjoy Diet!JPN US$ 51.901-2w
Biohazard The Darkside Chronicles (Best Price!)JPN US$ 34.991w
Conduit 2US N/Asold

Nintendo™ DS
Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (white keyboard)JPN US$ 59.991w
Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no RinbukyokuJPN N/Asold
Original Story from Fairy Tail: Gekitotsu! Kardia DaiseidouJPN US$ 129.991w
RockMan Zero Collection (NEW Best Price! 2000)JPN US$ 26.9924h
Toudai Shogi: Meijinsen Dojo DSJPN US$ 49.901w

Sony™ PSP
Final Fantasy IV: Complete CollectionUS US$ 29.9924h
Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection (English language Version)ASIA N/Asold
GachiTora! Abarenbou Kyoushi in High SchoolJPN US$ 15.991-5d
MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (PSP the Best)JPN N/Asold
Patapon 3US N/Asold
S.Y.K Portable Twin PackJPN N/Asold
S.Y.K Renshouden PortableJPN N/Asold
S.Y.K Renshouden Portable [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 82.991w
SNK Arcade Classics 0JPN N/Asold
SNK Arcade Classics 0ASIA N/Asold
The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga (SNK Best Collection)ASIA N/Asold

PC Game
Elements of War (DVD-ROM)US US$ 45.905-15d
Portal 2 (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold
Portal 2 (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold
Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops (DVD-ROM)US US$ 54.905-15d
Sid Meier's Civilization V (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold

Game Guides and Books
Endoresuru Mu Manga Taimu KR Komikkusu Fowa Doshiri ZuJPNUS$ 13.905-15d
Gekka No Meiyaku Gun Hana RyouranJPNUS$ 11.905-15d
Hiryuu No Tsurugi Shinsouban Kaishaku Nin No Sarashi Tou JuurouJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Ihoujin Lost In LabyrinthJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Ikoku Shoujo Tosumireno Hanataba 1 Manga Taimu KR Komikkusu Fowa Doshiri ZuJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Ikoku Shoujo Tosumireno Hanataba 2 Manga Taimu KR Komikkusu Fowa Doshiri ZuJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Jun Ai NoshizukuJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Kandasan To UenosanJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Kou Niji No Matsuei The Celestial Ladder RegaloJPNUS$ 15.905-15d
Mortal Kombat Kollector's Edition: Prima Official Game GuideUSN/Asold
Mortal Kombat: Prima Official Game GuideUSUS$ 19.901-2w
Motsuto Soba Ni KiteJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Motto Kami No Kuni No Aruki Kata - Hou E Hou E Nihonshinwa Kouza 2JPNUS$ 25.905-15d
Ren Ai Shinkaron O KurakomikkusuJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Retsujitsu No Shitsu AiJPNUS$ 11.905-15d
Sekai Nosubetega Teki DatoshitemoJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Sengoku Ichi Jou Tani Enjou HenJPNUS$ 12.905-15d
Tai Maken Samurai Kusari Yama Kutsu Gakuen No Wana Nijigen Dori Munoberuzu 322JPNN/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1163 (2011 04/28)JPNN/Asold
Yoru Wo Kake Ru Ba JinJPNUS$ 11.905-15d


ITunes Cards
iTunes Card (US$ 15 / for US accounts only)US N/Asold
iTunes Card (USD 15 / for US accounts only) Digital
US US$ 18.9924h
iTunes Card (US$ 25 / for US accounts only)US N/Asold
iTunes Card (USD 25 / for US accounts only) Digital
US US$ 28.9924h
iTunes Card (US$ 30 / for US accounts only)US N/Asold
iTunes Card (USD 30 / for US accounts only)
US N/Asold
iTunes Card (US$ 50 / for US accounts only)US N/Asold
iTunes Card (USD 50 / for US accounts only)
US US$ 51.9924h

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.

El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronJPN US$ 25.99
Espgaluda II Black Label (Platinum Collection)JPN N/A

El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronASIA N/A
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronJPN US$ 23.99

Sony PSP™
Patapon 3JPN US$ 49.80
Saigo no Yakusoku no MonogatariASIA US$ 59.90
Saigo no Yakusoku no MonogatariJPN US$ 14.99
Starry * Sky: In Winter - PSP EditionJPN US$ 29.99
Starry * Sky: In Winter - PSP Edition [Limited Edition]JPN N/A


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