11. Aug, 2005 11:24 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Aoi no Tristia, Sonic Gems Collection, Zoids Tactics, Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou- Zeon no Keifu, Astonishia Story & more

A total of around 20 new titles have been published during the second week of August, which is also the one where the Japanese Obon holiday season is starting.

The most exciting release in this week has certainly been Sega's Sonic Gems Collection, available for Gamecube™ and PlayStation2™. Further highlights in this week include Nippon Ichi's Aoi no Tristia (regular and Limited Edition), the anime based Sinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 2 and Tomy's Zoids Tactics for PlayStation2™ as well as Bandai's Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou- Zeon no Keifu for PSP™.

Another interesting release is the Korean exclusive PSP™ RPG release Astonishia Story. The item is shipping bundled with a 36 pages guidebook and 48 pages artbook, expected to be in stock during next week at Play-Asia.com.

As usually, here's a summary of all new titles released during this week:

Aoi no TristiaJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Aoi no Tristia [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00 sold
Chou Battle Houshin (Koei Selection Series)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Ichigo MashimaroJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Ichigo Mashimaro [Limited Edition w/ Figure]JPN US$ 109.00 1w
Kessen II (Koei Selection Series)JPN US$ 20.90 1w
Kurogane no Houkou: Warship Commander (Koei Selection Series)JPN US$ 20.90 1w
Medal of Honor: European AssaultJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Sekai Saikyou Ginsei Igo 6JPN US$ 59.90 1w
Shin Sangoku Musou 2 (Koei Selection Series)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Shin Sangoku Musou 2 Mushouden (Koei Selection Series)JPN US$ 20.90 sold
Sinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 2JPN US$ 64.90 sold
Sonic Gems CollectionJPN US$ 49.90 sold
Zoids TacticsJPN US$ 64.90 1w

MadagascarJPN US$ 54.90 sold
Medal of Honor: European AssaultJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Sonic Gems CollectionJPN US$ 49.90 sold

Sony PSP™ (incl. UMD™ Video releases):
Mobile Suit Gundam: Giren no Yabou- Zeon no KeifuJPN US$ 52.90 sold
Sangokushi V / Romance of the Three Kingdoms V (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Astonishia Story (w/ Guidebook & Artbook)KOR US$ 49.90 sold
League of Extraordinary GentlemenJPN US$ 37.90 sold
I, RobotJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Alien vs. PredatorJPN US$ 37.90 sold
PlayGear Amp US$ 59.90 sold
Pouch and Cloth (white) US$ 18.90 sold

Sony's official Pouch and Cloth (white) accessory has been released as offical Asian version prior Japanese schedule.

Nintendo DS™:
MadagascarJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Aluminum Case DS - Nintendogs US$ 5.99 sold
Aluminum Case DS - Touch! Kirby's Magical Paintbrush US$ 5.99 sold
Aluminum Case DS - Touch! Made in Wario US$ 5.99 sold

Gameboy Advance™:
Konchuu no Mori no DaiboukenJPN US$ 48.90 sold
MadagascarJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Pro Mahjong Tsuwamono AdvanceJPN US$ 42.90 1w

G-Taste Trading Figure Vol.7: ~Baron Masquerade~ US$ 6.90 sold
Naruto Ninja Solution Phone Strap Gashapon (full set) US$ 19.90 sold

Video game related soundtracks:
Maid In Heaven SuperS (~PIL)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Muvluv (Muvluv Alternative Main Theme) (~Minami Kuribayashi)JPN US$ 11.90 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, it remains calm due to the Japanese holiday season. A total of only 4 PlayStation2™ titles are on schedule. Nevertheless, two of them are outstanding quality releases (Bandai's anime based new Naruto game and Sega's often delayed Dragon Force remake):

Naruto: Uzumaki NindenJPN US$ 64.90
Sega AGES 2500 Series Vol. 18 Dragon ForceJPN US$ 28.90
Shikigami no Shiro: Nanayozuki GensoukyokuJPN US$ 64.90
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2JPN US$ 64.90

Apart from Sega's standard Dragon Force release, we will also pick up the Segadirect exclusive Super DX Pack, which includes a Dragon Force Visual Book, Complete Soundtrack Album and a can badge as bonus items.

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


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