16. Dec, 2010 18:46 (HKT)

Mecha, heroes and detectives - Gundam Musou 3, Shining Hearts, Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Tantei Opera: Milky Holmes, Tears to Tiara Gaiden, FFXIII International & 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. Lots of Japanese hits come today, for mecha action fans, we have Gundam Musou 3, for detective adventures, we have the gruesome Umineko no Naku Koro ni, and the cute Milky Holmes. Also, don't forget about Shining Hearts and Tony Taka's girls.

Experience the thrill of striking down a whole regiment with a swipe of your laser sword. Gundam Musou 3 brings you more mecha, battlefields and missions from the newest series. The mechas are redrawn in cell anime style so they look even more realistic and familiar, just like the ones you've seen in the anime.

Complete tasks and missions and get new or rare parts for your mecha. New options include Algorithm Strengthening and the Battle Prowess gauge. Play the game to see how they affect your campaign.

Famous seiyuu such as Hoshi Souichiro are back to play the pilots. No matter whether you are a Gundam fan, a pilot fan or are just looking for some new excitement, this game has it all.

Gundam Musou 3 is available on:

Gundam Musou 3ASIA N/Asold
Gundam Musou 3JPN US$ 64.991w

Gundam Musou 3ASIA N/Asold
Gundam Musou 3JPN US$ 26.991-5d

Game Guide
Gundam Musou 3 GuidebookJPN N/Asold

Developed by Sega and with artwork drawn by Tony Taka (Shining Wind/Tears),Shining Hearts is a beautiful and enchanting RPG that will take your breath away.

When Kaguya is washed up your island, she has no memories and no emotions. Through everyone's care and kindness, though, the girl slowly opens her heart to let others in.

However, peace didn't last, for the pirates have appeared, aiming for Kaguya's heart key. Protect the key and set off on a journey with her to find her past.

During your trip, you'd meet with a number of girls, recruit them into your team so you can use combine skills. These attacks will affect your affinity with the girls and influence your game ending. Let's see who you'll end up with.

Shining Hearts is available today on Sony PSP™:

Shining HeartsJPN US$ 19.9924h

Decorate and protect your console the Shining Hearts Style, put it in the special pouch and keep your UMDs clean with the three cases. There are eight stickers with Tony Taka's illustrations and an extra UMD that carries PSP wall papers and such goodies.

Shining Hearts (Accessory Set)JPN N/Asold

Eighteen people from the Ushiromiya family stepped on the island, none of them escaped alive. Are the murders committed by the golden witch Beatrice, a greedy heir/heiress, or is everything just a nightmare?

The PlayStation3™ version contains the first 4 episodes of the PC version. Although the game uses stills most of the time, characters are captured in a vast array of postures - Beatrice alone, has more than 500 graphics. The dialogues are fully voiced, listen to the blood curdling screams and eerie whispers.

This is an adventure novel, players don't get to choose routes, but will be forced through all of the scenarios, watching the characters die again and again until either Beatrice wins through magic, or Battler wins through logic. This is a game for all horror fans with a good level of Japanese understanding and a strong stomach.

The PlayStation3™ version contains the first 4 PC game episodes and all the tea party cut scenes:

Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Majo to Suiri no RinbukyokuJPN US$ 89.991w

Take a group of aspiring detectives with you and clear cases that involve mysterious thieves. The game takes place in Yokohama where old and new cultures mix. Crimes happen everyday in this romantic city, so as an experienced sleuth, show the girls what it's like to be on the job.

Spend time with the girls in the school, get to know them and enjoy the small talk. In the crime scenes, everything is business - sniff out clues, link them together and the girls' trust for you raises. You will have to duel with the thieves, these scenes carry out in animation. The thief will throw questions at you and you have to answer it in a blink to catch him or her.

The Limited Edition contains a Nendoroid figure of Charo, a set of illustrated playing cards and a sound track. Enjoy a romantic night full of thieves and detective action with your girls in Milky Holmes:

Tantei Opera: Milky HolmesJPN US$ 52.991w
Tantei Opera: Milky Holmes [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold

Tears to Tiara Gaiden is a direct sequel of Tears to Tiara. The Sony PSP port contains the difficulty level Devil and the option to save data for a smoother running of the game. You can even save CG cutscenes into your gallery. The Limited Edition contains a miniature model of Avalon's sword, come play with the demon king's weapon.

Come hear Lightning and co. talk in English in the Final Fantasy XIII International Ultimate Hits Edition. A different language and accent give these characters a new facet to their personalities. And this game has an Easy Mode, so novices can enjoy the cinematic cutscenes without having to deal with an impossible boss.

Raid the undead and save your beloved from eternal damnation in Castlevania Lords of Shadow. The English versions are a hit when it came out, now gamers with Japanese systems can get the Limited Editions. The boxes come with the Soundtrack, artbook and the download codes - Harmony of Despair for Xbox360™ and Dracula X Gekka Yasoukyoku for PlayStation 3™.

Duel Transfer has up to 4500 cards and this deck is the most up-to-date out of all the games in the series. The game features an original story where you are pitted against characters you have met in the anime and the duelists from the Duelist Corps. And when you are done with the strongest in the game world, turn on your Wi-Fi to play with duelist in the real world.

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed Edition)JPN N/Asold
Castlevania: Lords of ShadowJPN US$ 24.991w
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Deca Sports FreedomJPN US$ 38.991w
Final Fantasy XIII International (Ultimate Hits) (English language Version)ASIA N/Asold
Final Fantasy XIII International (Ultimate Hits)JPN N/Asold
Gundam Musou 3ASIA N/Asold
Gundam Musou 3JPN US$ 64.991w
Skate 3JPN N/Asold
Two Worlds IIASIA N/Asold
Two Worlds II [Royal Edition]ASIA US$ 99.991-5d
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (English and Chinese Version)ASIA N/Asold

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed Edition)JPN N/Asold
Castlevania: Lords of ShadowJPN US$ 19.991w
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/Asold
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow [Special Edition]JPN US$ 73.991w
DanceDanceRevolution (w/ Mat Bundle)US N/Asold
Dirt 2 (Codemasters the Best)JPN N/Asold
Gundam Musou 3ASIA N/Asold
Gundam Musou 3JPN US$ 26.991-5d
Sing Star DanceUS US$ 17.991-2w
Sing Star Dance (Party Pack)US N/Asold
Skate 3JPN N/Asold
Sports Champions (Move Value Pack)JPN US$ 299.901w
Tron: EvolutionUS US$ 19.991-2w
Two Worlds IIASIA N/Asold
Two Worlds II [Royal Edition]ASIA N/Asold
Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Majo to Suiri no RinbukyokuJPN US$ 89.991w

Nintendo Wii™
Boom Blox (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 34.901w
Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 29.801w
Pac-Man PartyJPN US$ 45.991w
Shape Boxing 2: Wii de Enjoy Diet!JPN N/Asold
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Duel TransferUS N/Asold

Crimson EmpireJPN US$ 67.901-5d
Crimson Empire [Deluxe Edition]JPN US$ 119.901-5d

Nintendo DS™
Dondake Sports 101JPN US$ 12.9924h
Freddi Fish ABC Under The SeaUS N/Asold
Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen! The OgreJPN N/Asold
Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Sharoshi ShikenJPN US$ 12.9924h
F1 2013 (DVD-ROM)JPN US$ 34.995-15d
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction (Limited Edition K'NEX Micro Monster Jam Monster Truck)US N/Asold
Poupee Girl DS 2: Elegant Mint StyleJPN US$ 47.901w
Poupee Girl DS 2: Elegant Mint Style [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 42.991w
Poupee Girl DS 2: Sweet Pink StyleJPN N/Asold
Poupee Girl DS 2: Sweet Pink Style [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
SimCity DS 2: Kodai kara Mirai e Tsuduku Machi (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 46.991w

Sony PSP™
Brandish: Dark Revenant (Falcom Super Price)JPN N/Asold
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki FC (PSP the Best)JPN N/Asold
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki SC (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 49.991w
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 29.991w
Everybody's Stress BusterASIA N/Asold
Kanuchi: Futatsu no TsubasaJPN US$ 70.901w
Kanuchi: Futatsu no Tsubasa [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Shining HeartsJPN US$ 19.9924h
Suigetsu Portable (Best Version)JPN US$ 43.901-2w
Tantei Opera: Milky HolmesJPN US$ 52.991w
Tantei Opera: Milky Holmes [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Tears to Tiara Gaiden PortableJPN US$ 24.991-5d
Tears to Tiara Gaiden Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Vantage Master Portable (Falcom Super Price)JPN US$ 28.991w
Zwei !! (Falcom Super Price)JPN US$ 36.901w

PC Game
Company of Heroes: Anthology (DVD-ROM) (Chinese)ASIA N/Asold
Tron: Evolution (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold
Two Worlds II (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold

Video Game related Soundtracks
Blecon - Bleach Concept CoversJPN US$ 38.995-15d
Gran Turismo 5: The Official SoundtrackHK N/Asold

Game Guides and Books
G's Festival! Vol. 19 (January Edition)JPN N/Asold
Ore No Imouto Ga Konnani Kawaii Wakeganai 3JPN N/Asold
Tron: Evolution - Prima Essential GuideUS US$ 15.901-2w
Weekly Famitsu No. 1146 (2010 12/23)JPN N/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1147 (2010 12/30)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:

Cyber Troopers Virtual-On ForceJPN N/A
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On ForceASIA N/A
Twin Stick EX [Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force Edition]JPN N/A

Sony PSP™
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 4 AizoubanJPN N/A
Lucky * Star: Ryouou Gakuen Outousai Portable [DX Pack]JPN US$ 59.99
Starry * Sky: In Autumn - PSP EditionJPN US$ 34.99
Starry * Sky: In Autumn - PSP Edition [Limited Edition]JPN N/A
The 3rd BirthdayASIA US$ 64.90
The 3rd BirthdayJPN N/A
Togainu no Chi: True Blood PortableJPN N/A
Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing AriaJPN US$ 39.99
Uta no * Prince-Sama: Amazing Aria [Welcome Set]JPN N/A


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