18. Aug, 2011 18:05 (HKT)

Saving the game: Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II, Growlanser IV, Amnesia, Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza Ibunroku, El Shaddai, Phineas and Ferb & 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 game world faces new danger when the witch Majieconne comes back to Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II, after saving the game, pick up your Sony PSP to change your fate in Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded.

The evil witch Majeconne is back, and Game Gyou World falls into chaos. The shops ran out of business, the creators are starving, and most of the children are worshiping Magieconne as a goddess.

All the people who lost their lives will be sent to eternal darkness. But have no fear, the girls from Neptune are back, and this time, they bring their little sisters with them. With more girls and more colors, hopefully they can revive the game that they are in.

Created in collaboration between Gust, Nippon Ichi, 5bp, KI/concept, Idea Factory and Compile Heart, this sequel to the wacky super cross-over Chou Jigen Game Neptune will bring more danger, humor and fun.

The Limited Editions come with figures of Purple Heart and Purple Heart Sister and a special soundtrack CD. The first batch of the Limited Editions are pre-sold, but another batch is expected to come soon, please sign up to the personal agent to get the most up-to-date information on it:

Limited Editions
Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II [Limited Edition]ASIA N/Asold

Normal Editions
Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-IIASIA N/Asold
Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-IIJPN US$ 54.991-2w

Growlanser opens a new chapter with Over Reloaded. The war between the humans and the angels have yet to cease. The revival of the series opens new options for gamers. New storylines branch out from the original game, one decision can lead you to completely different struggles and endings.

There are new characters that can aid you in battle, opponents from the previous games might no longer be your enemies, and predestined tragedies can now be averted if you make the right decisions.

The battle field becomes more dynamic, enemies might try different tricks, like robbing the villagers, your team might be asked to barge gates open even as you fend off your enemies in battle. Always be prepared to handle surprising situations.

Jump headlong into the fantasy on your Sony PSP today:

Growlanser IV: Over ReloadedASIA N/Asold
Growlanser IV: Over ReloadedJPN US$ 44.991w

Your life restarts on 1st of August. You lost your memories the moment you opened your eyes that morning. You have no idea where you are, who your friends are and what causes your memory loss.

Luckily, there is a fairy guide coming to your aid, Orion will help you ease back into your daily life, but things are not quite so simple when your boyfriend has no idea that you don't remember him.

Players choose their love interest from the very start of the game, relationships change with every choice you make. Someone might become your friend while some could become your foe. But no matter how many enemies you make, you must never let your chosen one know that you don't remember him.

Love, lies and danger, Amnesia has it all. The Limited Edition carries a special audio drama and an art book:

AmnesiaJPN US$ 69.991w
Amnesia [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold

Aoi discovered an old mirror in her home's stock room, before she knew what happened, she was transported to Meiji era Japan.

Chaotic, romantic and fun, this is a world Aoi has only read in history books. There she finds her place among the Aoiza, a group of traveling artists.

Some of the men are pretty enough to play female characters in plays, some of them are jugglers and swordsmen. And soon, she realizes that the Aoiza is only these people's fronts, they are protectors of the Futaba Aoi seal, a magic symbol that prevents chaos from swallowing the world.

Look for your soulmate and protect a country as a traveling performer:

Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza IbunrokuJPN US$ 67.991w

Deliver the souls of the fallen angels and prevent the huge flood that might end mankind. Inspired by stories in the Old Testament, the game drops players into the battle boots of Enoch in El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. He has to master a range of heavenly weapons and beat a slew of terrifying demons.

Defeat the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz and save the world in Phineas and Ferb. Players choose from a cast of 8 characters, master a set of special skills that belong to one character solely and play with an array of gadgets. Run along the platform in 24 thrilling stages and combat enemies to win parts to update your tools.

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

El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronUS US$ 60.991-2w

Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-IIJPN US$ 54.991-2w
Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-IIASIA N/Asold
Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II [Limited Edition]ASIA N/Asold
Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronUS N/Asold
Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second DimensionUS US$ 23.901-2w

Sony PSP™
AmnesiaJPN US$ 69.991w
Amnesia [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Bunmei Haruka: Aoiza IbunrokuJPN US$ 67.991w
Growlanser IV: Over ReloadedASIA N/Asold
Growlanser IV: Over ReloadedJPN US$ 44.991w

Nintendo Wii™
Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second DimensionUS US$ 22.991-2w
Raving Rabbids Party CollectionUS US$ 29.991-2w

Nintendo™ DS
Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Kaigo Fukushisi ShikenJPN US$ 47.901w
Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second DimensionUS US$ 18.991-2w
Spy Kids: All the Time in the WorldUS US$ 8.9924h

PC Game
A-10C Warthog (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/Asold
Elements of War (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 13.9924h

Game Guides and Books
AKB48 Surprise Announcement! 2011JPN N/Asold
Aquapazza Visual & Capture GuideJPN US$ 28.905-15d
Atsumete! Kirby No Hon - Tokoton Tanoshi MuJPN N/Asold
Ayakura Juu Illustrations Spice & Wolfook of PicturesJPN N/Asold
Esuenu Ie No Hitobito Vol.1JPN US$ 15.905-15d
Fellows! 2011 August Vol.18JPN US$ 11.905-15d
Kantoku Artworks 2: Step [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Kouji Miyata Short Stories Beam ComicJPN US$ 15.905-15d
Monster Hunter Souten No Shou Vol.1JPN N/Asold
Puritei Rizumu O Roradori Mu Purizumusutairubukku Shi Zun 5JPN N/Asold
Red Faction: Armageddon: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/Asold
Studio Ghibli / Goro Miyazaki: The Art of Kokuriko Zaka Kara / From Up On Poppy HillJPN US$ 43.905-15d
UnchainBlades ReXX Official Guide BookJPN US$ 28.905-15d

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.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver.JPN US$ 39.99
Sengoku Musou 3 EmpiresJPN US$ 39.99
Sengoku Musou 3 Empires [Premium Box]JPN US$ 113.99

Sony PSP™
Black * Rock Shooter: The Game [First Print Limited Edition WRS Charm Box]JPN US$ 69.99
Black * Rock Shooter: The GameASIA N/A
Black * Rock Shooter: The Game [White Premium Box]JPN US$ 179.99
Mobile Suit Gundam: Shin Gihren no YabouASIA N/A
Mobile Suit Gundam: Shin Gihren no YabouJPN US$ 32.90

Sony PSP Accessories
Black * Rock Shooter: The Game Accessory SetJPN N/A
Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo 4GB MK2 (Black * Rock Shooter: The Game Edition)JPN N/A


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