12. Jul, 2012 15:07 (HKT)

Saving the future: Time Travelers, Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS, Qanba Q2 Pro Arcade Stick, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, Gunlord Dragon Box & 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. There are five futures waiting for you in Time Travelers. The taiko Don-chan puts on his armour to fight evil in Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS, and the Qanba Q2 Pro is here to improve everyone's performances.

Created by the staff behind Fuusa sareta Shibuya 428, Time Travellers promises to be an adventure unlike any other.

The stage is set in 2031, 18 years after an explosion that blast a hole through the Tokyo sky. Instead of sliding into a slump, people tapped into the energy from this hole and turned Tokyo into an even bigger metropolis.

Everything seems fine, holograms and entertainment are everywhere, however, this fragile peace is about to be shattered by a bus-hijack.

Five seemingly unrelated people, a reporter, a high school student, a hero wannabe, a scientist and a policeman are key players who might be able to save the world from the next apocalypse. Each of them meets a girl called Mikoto. However, all 5 Mikotos look like different people. Find out the link between all the Mikotos, how to save the world, and enjoy all branches of the quirky story.

Challenge your imagination here:

Sony PS Vita™

Time TravelersJPN US$ 44.991w

Sony PSP™

Time TravelersJPN US$ 5.9924h

Please bear in mind that the release date for the Sony PSP™ is delayed to July 19th.

Nintendo 3DS™

Time TravelersJPN US$ 29.9924h

Partner up with the little dragon and use your sense of rhythm to take down the evil. The Taikos make their way to the Nintendo 3DS. Besides beating the drums with your stylus, there are many more modes. One of the most popular, the adventure mode is back. And this time, Don-chan becomes a hero, complete with a cape and a sword.

Travel the seven countries, and venture into their different locales. Monsters pit their songs at you from every way, these songs range from hot J-pop tunes to arranged classics. AKB 48's Flying Get and Golden Bomber's Memeshikute are part of the tracklist.

Defeat evil through a series of drum beats:

Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigina OrbJPN US$ 59.991w

It's time to go pro. The Qanba means the Tyrant of the Fist, and true to its name, the fighting stick gives you better performance in the fighting games. With it plugged in to your consoles, you can practice for the important gaming competitions at home.

The stick inherits its design from the Q2, with new improvements such as handle bars, a compartment to store your cables and menu buttons at the sides.

But the most remarkable aspect of this generation is that the gamer can flip on a switch, turn the fighting stick around and play it in left-handed mode. The buttons and the sticks came from Sanwa, and if the user prefer a more curved button layout, they can get the Professional Edition.

Both the Standard and Professional Editions are compatible with the PlayStation3 and the PC:

Qanba Q2 Pro Arcade Stick (Professional)ASIA N/Asold
Qanba Q2 Pro Arcade Stick (Standard)ASIA N/Asold

There are more music and beats for you in Final Fantasy Theatrhythm. The soundtracks for this franchise are masterpieces. Let your Chibi heroes defeat the monsters to the tune of the music. Choose your challenges, there are four modes, and when you clear your game, you'd be able to hum every piece.

And there are more music in the game world. Find the treasure of the Emperor Napoleon, steal it, and dance your way away from the pursuing police. Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure. Raphael's father has disappeared, and clues are hidden in the beat, sway to it, dance to it, and discover the answers.

Leave the musical world for something more life and death. Gunlord is off to save his wife. The horizontal platform action is a gift to all gun masters. Gone are the easy gameplay for the beginners, everything in this game is hardcore, from timing jumps to avoid bullets to turning massive enemies into a beehive with your bullets.

The tormented spirits won't settle for haunting the home consoles and wait for you to return, they want to follow you. Zero's first portable game - The Cursed Memoir takes gamers into a haunted book where Maya is imprisoned. Read the aged pages through the Nintendo 3DS's camera lens, capture the ghosts and figure out the puzzles.

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


Amazing SpidermanEUR US$ 29.992-4w
FIFA 12 (Platinum Hits)ASIA N/Asold
Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic GamesUS US$ 34.991-2w


Amazing SpidermanEUR N/Asold
FIFA 12 (PlayStation3 the Best Hits)ASIA US$ 19.992-4d
Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic GamesUS N/Asold
Le Tour de France 2012EUR N/Asold
Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Empires (PlayStation3 the Best) [New Price Version]JPN US$ 21.901-2w

Sony PS Vita™

Jonah Lomu Rugby ChallengeEUR N/Asold
Resistance: America Saigo no TeikouJPN US$ 64.991w
Time TravelersJPN US$ 44.991w

Sony PSP™

Dragon Ball Tag VS [PSP the Best]JPN US$ 26.701w
Musou Orochi (PSP the Best) [New Price Version]JPN US$ 17.901-5d
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 3 (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 23.991w
Sangokushi VIII (Koei the Best) [New Price Version]JPN US$ 17.901w
Taikou Risshiden IV (Koei the Best) [New Price Version]JPN US$ 17.901w

Nintendo Wii™

Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic GamesUS US$ 17.991-2w

Nintendo™ 3DS

Pocket Soccer League: Calcio BitJPN US$ 84.991-2w
Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigina OrbJPN US$ 59.991w
Time TravelersJPN US$ 29.9924h

Nintendo DS™

Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic GamesUS US$ 29.991-2w

PC Game

Alan Wake's American Nightmare (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters (Download Code Only)EUR N/Asold
Bioshock & Bioshock 2 Double Pack (DVD-ROM)EUR N/Asold
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings (Expansion Pack) (DVD-ROM)EUR US$ 14.995-15d
The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff Pack (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold
The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff Pack (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 21.991-5d
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (DVD-ROM)EUR US$ 54.901-2w
X-Plane 10 (Global Edition) (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold

Video Game Soundtrack

Code of Princess Original SoundtrackJPNN/Asold


Game Guides and Books

Hobby Japan [August 2012]JPN N/Asold
Persona 4 Official Collection by TV AnimeJPN US$ 39.905-15d
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Official Strategy GuideUS N/Asold
The Amazing Spider-Man Official Strategy GuideUS 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:


Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou [All-in-one Edition]JPN N/A

Nintendo™ Wii

Hoshi no Kirby: 20-Shuunen Special CollectionJPN N/A

Nintendo 3DS™

Rune Factory 4JPN US$ 49.99

Sony PSP™

Agarest Senki MariageJPN US$ 19.99
Digimon World Re:DigitizeJPN US$ 19.99
Shin Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. Toki no GakuenJPN US$ 19.99


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