30. Mar, 2006 12:44 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: A.C.E. 2, Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2, Rumble Roses XX, Naruto: Narutimett Portable, Xenosaga I-II, Capcom Classics Ending Collection DVD, Ibara Figure Collection Vol. 2+3 & more

Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update, our Thursday summary, where we are reviewing all related items released during the last 7 days.

The month of March (which is also the last month in the financial year for companies in Japan) has ended with an impressive number of more than 50 video game releases.

The hottest PlayStation2™ releases have been Banpresto's Mech game A.C.E. Another Century's Episode 2, Falcom/Taito's RPG Ys V - Lost Kevin, Kingdom of Sand, Irem's disaster survival game Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2: Itetsuita Kioku Tachi (Japanese/Asia) and Spike's budget Shinobido Takumi.

For Xbox360™ we've got Konami's girl wrestler Rumble Roses XX (US/Japanese), Taito's Over G: Energy Airforce and an Asian version from Ubisoft's Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII.

The most interesting handheld release in this week has been Bandai's PSP™ Anime Fighting/RPG game Naruto: Narutimett Portable, followed by Namco's Xenosaga I-II for Nintendo DS™.

Video game nostalgics should check out the Capcom Classics Ending Collection DVD release (strongly limited). Also in stock in this week are a number of Nintendo DS™ (Lite) bags & pouches as well as interesting new toy releases, such as the second & third volume of Cave's Ibara Figure Collection.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week. Also make sure to scroll down for a preview of coming well.

A.C.E. Another Century's Episode 2JPN N/A sold
Black CatJPN N/A sold
Black Cat [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Crimson Sea 2 (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 32.99 1w
Densha de Go! Tokyo Express Version (Taito Best)JPN N/A sold
Gunparade Orchestra: Midori no ShouJPN US$ 49.99 1-5d
Gunparade Orchestra: Midori no Shou [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 149.90 1-5d
IGPXJPN US$ 42.99 1w
Ichigo 100% Strawberry Diary (Tomy Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Ore no SoraJPN US$ 42.90 1w
Kashimashi! Girl Meets GirlJPN N/A sold
Kashimashi! Girl Meets Girl [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
La Corda D'oro (Koei the Best)JPN N/A sold
Mahou Tsukai KurohimeJPN US$ 29.99 1-2w
Neo Romance W PackJPN US$ 95.00 1-2w
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend Special EditionJPN N/A sold
Nobunaga no Yabou: Soutensoku with Power-Up Kit (KOEI The Best)JPN N/A sold
Pachislot Nobunaga no Yabou: Tenka SouyoJPN US$ 22.99 1-5d
Pachislot Nobunaga no Yabou: Tenka Souyo [Pachislot Set]JPN US$ 69.90 1-2w
Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! Europe ChampionshipJPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! Europe Championship Memory Card 8MB N/A sold
Sangoku W PackJPN US$ 79.90 1-2w
Sengoku W PackJPN US$ 129.00 1-2w
Shinobido TakumiJPN US$ 33.99 1w
Sonic RidersKOR N/A sold
WRC4 (Spike the Best)JPN N/A sold
Ys V Lost Kefin, Kingdom of SandJPN N/A sold
Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2: Itetsuita Kioku TachiJPN N/A sold
Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2: Itetsuita Kioku TachiASIA N/A sold

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWIIASIA N/A sold
Fight Night Round 3JPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Over G: Energy AirforceJPN N/A sold
Rumble Roses XXUS N/A sold
Rumble Roses XXJPN N/A sold
The Conveni 200XJPN N/A sold
The King of Fighters Neowave [Original Xbox Game]JPN N/A sold
Zoids Infinity EX NeoJPN N/A sold

Sony PSP™:
All Musou PackJPN N/A sold
Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka KanjousenhenASIA N/A sold
Densha de Go! Pocket: Osaka KanjousenhenJPN N/A sold
Fifa Street 2KOR N/A sold
Fight Night Round 3KOR N/A sold
Harukanaru Jikuu no Uchi de 2 (Koei the Best)JPN N/A sold
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball PortableJPN N/A sold
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Portable: Aladdin 2 EvolutionJPN US$ 12.99 1w
Me and My KatamariKOR N/A sold
Megami no EtsuboJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Musou W PackJPN N/A sold
Naruto: Narutimett PortableJPN US$ 61.99 1w
Sangokushi V / Romance of the Three Kingdoms V (Koei the Best)JPN N/A sold
Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 6: The TankASIA N/A sold
Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 6: The TankJPN N/A sold
Simulation W PackJPN US$ 79.90 1-2w
Worms: Open WarfareKOR N/A sold

Nintendo DS™:
Asphalt Urban GT (Taito Selection 2800)JPN N/A sold
ContactJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
DS Lite Pouch (Solid Silver) + Daikoukai Jidai IV: Rota NovaJPN N/A sold
DS Lite Pouch (Stylish Gray) + Sangokushi DS + Mahjong TaikaiJPN N/A sold
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! DS: Aladdin 2 EvolutionJPN US$ 17.99 1w
Kageyama Hideo no IQ Teacher DSJPN US$ 35.99 1w
Kambayashi Shiki Nouryoku Kaihatsu Hou: Unou Kids DSJPN US$ 54.99 1-5d
Marheaven: Karudea no AkumaJPN N/A sold
Puzzle Bobble DS (Taito Selection 2800)JPN N/A sold
San-X Land: Theme Park de AsobouJPN N/A sold
Worms: Open WarfareKOR N/A sold
Xenosaga I-IIJPN US$ 59.99 1w
Docking Pouch DS (black) N/A sold
Docking Pouch DS (blue) N/A sold
Lovely Boston DS (black) N/A sold
Lovely Boston DS (blue) N/A sold
Lovely Boston DS (pink) N/A sold
Pocket Monster Shell Pack - Lukerio N/A sold
Pocket Monster Shell Pack - Pikachu N/A sold
Silicon Jacket DS (black) US$ 14.90 1-5d
Silicon Jacket DS (blue) N/A sold
Silicon Jacket DS (white) N/A sold
Smart Pouch Lite (black) N/A sold
Smart Pouch Lite (blue) N/A sold

Toys & Magazines:
Arcadia Magazine [May 2006]JPN N/A sold
Bleach Characters 3 N/A sold
Banpresto Bleach Mini Swing Bag N/A sold
Excellent Model CORE Maicching! Machiko Sensei PVC Figure N/A sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [May 2006]JPN N/A sold
Ibara Figure Collection Vol.2: Meidi N/A sold
Ibara Figure Collection Vol.3: Midi N/A sold
Ikkitousen Gashapon N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Heroines 7 Pre-Painted Trading Figure N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Heroines Rakusu & Mia Special N/A sold
Namco Dotgraphics Figure with Sound N/A sold
Banpresto Naruto Neck Strap Case - Model A: Naruto N/A sold
Banpresto Naruto Neck Strap Case - Model B: Kakashi N/A sold
Banpresto Naruto Neck Strap Case - Model C: Sasuke N/A sold
Banpresto Naruto Neck Strap Case - Model D: Sakura N/A sold
Naruto Plush Doll Animal Costume - Model A: Naruto N/A sold
Naruto Plush Doll Animal Costume - Model B: Itachi N/A sold
Naruto Plush Doll Animal Costume - Model C: Shikamaru N/A sold
Naruto Plush Doll Animal Costume - Model D: Sasuke N/A sold
Naruto Plush Doll Animal Costume - Model E: Kakashi N/A sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 5 Gashapon N/A sold
SR Figure DX Series Samurai Spirits: Iroha N/A sold

Video Game related soundtracks & DVDs:
Breath of Fire Sound Track Special BoxJPN N/A sold
Capcom Classics Ending CollectionJPN N/A sold
Kenran Butosai - Original Drama 3JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Lineage II Audio Boken wa MichidureJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Neo Angelique -Silent Doll-JPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Piano Kyokushu Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de - Yuukyuu no souJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Shin Onimusha -Shido suru Monogatari-JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d

A separate Video/Music update containing Japanese releases from this week, including new Anime, J-Pop and Movie releases will follow tomorrow.

Looking forward to next week, approx. 20 new titles are going to be published in Japan. Interesting Japanese highlights are going to be From Software's Tenchu: Dark Shadow for Nintendo DS™ as well as the Nintendo GBA™ release Eyeshield 21 Devilbats Devildays, along with a number of baseball games & Simple 2000 series titles.

The most exciting releases however will be from other territories.

Xbox360™ owners can be looking forward to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (a few copies are expected to be in stock later today, more supply will be available by Monday next week) as well as Ubisoft's FarCry Instincts Predator.

For Xbox™ we will have FarCry Instincts Evolution and Capcom's Capcom Classics Collection Remixed for PSP™ is also expected to ship next week.

Last but not one, Square-Enix's Kingdom Hearts II for PS2™ will be the top US release of next week.

Access our preorder lists for further upcoming video game, movie and music releases.


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