15. Jul, 2010 16:58 (HKT)

Naruto: Kizuna Drive, Last Ranker, Fire Emblem DS 2, DQ: Battle Road Victory, Busou Shinki, Hello Kitty Block Crash, Pro Yakyuu 2010, Persona 3 Portable English ver. & 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. Today's full of action, try Naruto Kizuna Drive if you want to take on the massive Tailed Beasts. Become the top fighter in Last Ranker or help King Marus conquer the world in Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu.

The Naruto Ninjas will go after the super powerful tailed beasts in Kizuna Drive. The bonds between the team is the one great weapon against these impossible foes. Form your teams, try forming the teams in the manga, or create your own trio. You can control up to three people in single mode and four in multiplayer mode.

Strategize a bit, balance you team out with defender, healer and attacker, or focus on one aspect. Punch the sequences of buttons during battle to launch powerful combos and collect Kizuna points for rare skills.

The seiyuus from anime are back to voice their respective roles in the game. Naruto's voice Takeuchi Junko will perform a song, something you couldn't miss. Kizuna Drive is available today for Sony PSP gamers:

Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna DriveASIA US$ 49.901w
Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna DriveJPN US$ 24.901-2w

With beautiful graphics, fast pace, real time battles and a world ruled by force and force alone, Last Ranker aims to be the most powerful RPG on the Sony PSP. You are Jigu, a lowly soldier in the Bazalta Organization seeking to rise up the ranks and attain overwhelming power as a first rank soldier.

In a world where power determines everything, the weak have no choice but to obey the strong. Having lost to the 8th rank soldier, Jigu have no choice but to follow him to his territory to become his underling.

Having decided on this path, Jigu have no problems with the arrangement, until the organization give his master the order to destroy his hometown.

What is true power, find out in Last Ranker:

Last RankerASIA N/Asold
Last RankerJPN US$ 29.991w

Original Soundtrack
Last Ranker Original SoundtrackJPN N/Asold

"> Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu is the sequel to the last Fire Emblem strategy RPG. It takes place a year after the first game and follows the conquests of King Marus and an unnamed hero who battled by his side - you.

Put yourself into the game by creating your own character, you are an aspiring knight who enlist into the army in hopes of aiding the hero Marus. See Marus' actions from a fresh point of view and carry out pivotal missions that decides the success of the the king's strategies.

Know the special skills of your regiments when you send them to war, some are better at ambushing, the others are better with direct confrontation or defense. A victory or an annihilation depends on your tactics.

Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu is now available to all strategists with Nintendo DS consoles:

Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu <div class="ext ext_"></div>JPN US$ 169.991w


Meet the Dragon Quest monsters, from the slimes to the dragons and collect their cards. Form a team and challenge other players in a battle.

Those who already have monster battle experiences and a collection of cards can use the DSi shop color code scanner to input your card data into the Wii game. Give yourself that extra edge if you already have your army.

Plug in your Wii remote controllers to the game and gather your family and friends around. This is a party game for everybody. If you connect to the wi-fi you can pit your army against the strongest foes around the country.

It's monsters against monsters. Battle Road Victory is available to gamers with NTSC J encoded Nintendo Wii consoles:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road VictoryJPN N/Asold

Play the game as it is played in the arcades. Connect the Battle Road Controller to your console and go. The red and blue buttons and the sword are exactly the same as the ones in the machine. This controller max out the excitement of the game, just slam the sword into the slot and watch your monster charge at your enemy.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road ControllerJPN N/Asold

Customize the ladies armor, weapons and send them to fight. The Busou Shinki maidens are more powerful and elegant than ever in 3D. Let them fly across the skies and execute sure kill attacks. Be sure to turn on the ad hoc network mode and invite friends to join your game, a total of 4 people can play together.

While Busou Shinki are for the fighters Hello Kitty is for the puzzle lovers. Full of cute characters and brain twisters, Hello Kitty to Issho! Block Crash 123!! is a family game perfect for this summer. Besides solving puzzles, you can also unlock illustrations and use them to do arts and crafts on your Sony PSP.

Summer is about sports as well. Play Baseball with the Pro Yakyuu team 2010. You can log online and challenge teams across the countries and develop your character into an all round baseball star. Every character are in 3D, and the pitching and batting controls are more accurate than ever. Come pick up your gloves and bats.

If you prefer something darker, try Persona 3 Portable. The game is now translated and localized for all English speaking gamers. Try out the girl MC mode and meet the new elevator boy as well as the swath of new Personas. Adjustments to difficulty modes and battle patterns are implemented in this new release, so if you find the old version too punishing, start with this one.

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

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11JPN N/Asold

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010JPN US$ 21.991w
Naruto Narutimate Storm (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN N/Asold
Naruto Narutimate Storm (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/Asold
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11JPN US$ 34.991w

Nintendo Wii™
Buttobi Hero CrashmanJPN N/Asold
Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road VictoryJPN N/Asold
We Cheer: Dancing Spirits!JPN US$ 72.901-2w

EX Jinsei Game II (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 24.901w
New Jinsei Game (PlayStation2 Best)JPN US$ 45.991-5d

Nintendo DS™
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesUS N/Asold
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu <div class="ext ext_"></div>JPN US$ 169.991w
Gensou Suikoden Tierkreis (Best Selection)JPN N/Asold
Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou: MM Town de Miracle Change (Best Selection)JPN US$ 12.4924h
Keshi KasukunJPN US$ 24.991w
Metal Fight Beyblade: Bakugami Susanoh Shuurai!JPN US$ 36.991-5d
Nettou! Powerful Koushien (Best Selection)JPN N/Asold
Odoru Daisousasen The Game: Sensuikan ni Sennyuu Seyo!JPN US$ 14.991w
Pen 1 Grand Prix: Penguin no Mondai Special (Best Selection)JPN US$ 24.901w
Power Pro-Kun Pocket 12 (Best Selection) <div class="ext ext_"></div>JPN N/Asold
Sekaiju no Meikyuu / Etrian Odyssey (Atlus Best Collection)JPN N/Asold
Sekaiju no Meikyuu 2: Shoou no Seihai (Atlus Best Collection)JPN N/Asold
Tongari Boushi no Mahou no 365 Nichi (Best Selection)JPN N/Asold
Transformers: War for Cybertron AutobotsUS US$ 20.991-2w

Sony PSP
Busou Shinki: Battle MastersJPN N/Asold
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles / Akumajou Dracula X Chronicle (Best Selection)JPN N/Asold
Clannad: Mitsumi Mamoru Sakamichi de - GekanJPN US$ 42.991-5d
Genso Suikoden I&II (Best Selection)JPN N/Asold
Hello Kitty to Issho! Block Crash 123!!JPN US$ 29.991w
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee (English language version) (PSP the Best)ASIA US$ 24.991w
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 (PSP Ultra POP)ASIA US$ 24.991w
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2010JPN US$ 25.991w
Last RankerASIA N/Asold
Last RankerJPN US$ 29.991w
LocoRoco (English / Chinese) (PSP the Best)ASIA N/Asold
Mahjong Fight Club Zenkoku Taisen Version (Best Selection)JPN US$ 32.991w
Minna no Golf Portable (PSP the Best)ASIA US$ 24.901w
Minna no Golf Portable 2 (PSP Ultra POP)ASIA N/Asold
Momotarou Dentetsu Tag Match: Yuujou - Doryoku - Shouri no Maki!JPN US$ 31.991w
Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna DriveASIA US$ 49.901w
Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna DriveJPN US$ 24.901-2w
Patapon (PSP the Best)ASIA US$ 24.901w
Pop'n Music Portable (Best Selection)JPN N/Asold
Power Pro Success Legends (Best Selection)JPN US$ 24.901w
Sarugetchu P! (PSP the Best)ASIA N/Asold
Sarugetchu: SaruSaru Daisakusen (Chinese language Version) (PSP the Best)ASIA N/Asold
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 PortableUS N/Asold
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Best Selection)JPN US$ 24.991w
Tokimeki Memorial 4 (Best Selection)JPN US$ 65.991-2w

PC Game
Singularity (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold
Toy Story 3 (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold

Video Game Music
Ranse Eroica (Fate / Extra Theme)JPN US$ 11.905-15d

Game Guides and Books
Crackdown 2: Prima Official Game GuideUS US$ 19.905-15d
Dragon Quest IX Official GuidebookJPN US$ 12.901-2w
Weekly Famitsu No. 1126 (2010 07/29)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:

Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 2GJPN US$ 27.90

Nintendo™ Wii
Kage no TouJPN US$ 55.99

Sony PSP™
Fate/ExtraJPN US$ 155.99
Fate/Extra [Type Moon Box Edition]JPN N/A

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