16. Feb, 2006 13:06 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: DDR Strike, Bleach: Hanatareshi Yabou, Monster Hunter 2, Final Fantasy Collector's Edition (PS2™), Radilgy (Dreamcast™), Biohazard 2 PC, Mario, Naruto, Nintendogs toys & 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.

It's been an exciting week with a total of roughly 20 new titles published in Japan. The most interesting release in our point of view has been Milestone's Dreamcast™ shooter Radilgy. Despite the rather unique style, which we have been a little pessimistic about, the game plays very fluent. Dreamcast™ fans surely don't wanna miss this one but we also suggest everyone still considering giving it a try.

Additional highlights in this week were mainly published on PlayStation2™, including Konami's home console exclusive dancing simulation Dance Dance Revolution Strike, Sony's anime based RPG Bleach: Hanatareshi Yabou (Japanese/Asia) and Capcom's creature hunting sequel Monster Hunter 2 (regular/Limited Edition). Last but not least, a nice Korean version collectible is going to be released tomorrow, the Final Fantasy Collector's Edition (containing Final Fantasy X International, Final Fantasy X-2 and a number of goodies).

As usually, here's a summary of all new items from this week. Make sure to scroll down for a preview of the hottest titles shipping next week (and yes, there are quite a few).

Bleach: Hanatareshi YabouJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Bleach: Hanatareshi YabouASIA US$ 59.90 sold
D-A: Black (Best Price)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
D-A: White (Best Price)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Dance Dance Revolution StrikeJPN US$ 59.90 sold
Final Fantasy Collector's EditionKOR US$ 69.90 sold
Harukanaru Jikuu no Naka Premium Box CompleteJPN US$ 329.90 sold
Monster Hunter 2JPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Monster Hunter 2 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 109.00 sold
Shin Combat Choro Q (Atlus Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Ubisoft Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w

Radilgy / Radirgy / RajirugiJPN US$ 59.90 sold
Radilgy / Radirgy / Rajirugi [Segadirect Edition w/ Phone Card]JPN US$ 79.90 sold
Radilgy / Radirgy / Rajirugi [Segadirect Edition w/ Refurbished Dreamcast + Phone Card]JPN US$ 149.90 sold

Both Radilgy Segadirect Editions are expected to be in stock tomorrow (Friday, 17th).

DX Jinsei Game V (PSOne Books)JPN US$ 24.90 sold

Windows™ PC
Biohazard 2 PCJPN US$ 24.90 sold

Biohazard 2 PC is expected to be in stock at Play-Asia by early of next week.

Nintendo DS™:
Kono Quiz Yarou!!JPN US$ 48.90 1-2w

Gameboy Advance™:
Kunio-Kun Nekketsu Collection 3JPN US$ 48.90 sold
Sansara Naga 1x2 (Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Shin Kisekae Story (Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 sold

Sony PSP™:
Harukanaru Jikuu no Uchi de: Sae Techou (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Mahjong Taikai (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Shin Sangoku Musou / Dynasty Warriors (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06JPN US$ 52.90 1w
Media Recorder VRX-02 US$ 159.90 sold

Dot-S Puzzle: Super Mario Bros (Type A) US$ 12.90 sold
Dot-S Puzzle: Super Mario Bros (Type B) US$ 12.90 sold
Mon-Sieur Bome Collection Vol.10: Carmine from SeptemCharm Magical Canan US$ 42.90 sold
Namco x Capcom Gashapon US$ 3.90 sold
Naruto Ninja Solution 2 Phone Strap Gashapon US$ 2.90 sold
Nintendogs Phone Strap Gashapon US$ 2.90 sold
Stellvia 1/6 Scale Painted Figure: Yayoi Fujisawa US$ 64.90 sold

Video game related soundtracks:
BeForU Second Album - BeForUII (~BeForU)JPN US$ 38.90 sold
Dance Dance Revolution Festival & Strike Original Soundtrack presented by DancemaniaJPN US$ 30.90 sold
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 31.90 sold
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 37.90 sold
More Friends Music from Final Fantasy - Final Fantasy Orchestra Concert in Los Angeles 2005JPN US$ 28.90 sold

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's going to be one of the hottest weeks this year so far. More than 50 new titles are going to be released in Japan, along with a number of other highlights.

We have pre-summarized to biggest titles, make sure to handle in your preorder if you haven't done so yet:

Devil May Cry 3 Special EditionJPN US$ 39.90
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness 2JPN US$ 64.90
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness 2 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 89.90
Genso Suikoden VJPN US$ 64.90
Genso Suikoden V [Limited Edition]JPN SOLD
Giga Wing Generations (Taito Best)JPN US$ 32.90
IbaraJPN US$ 64.90
Sega Ages Vol. 22: Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutch Dengeki SakusenJPN US$ 28.90
Sega Ages Vol. 22: Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutch Dengeki Sakusen [Segadirect Deluxe Pack]JPN US$ 49.90
Sega Ages Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes: Treasure BoxJPN US$ 28.90

Sony PSP™:
Genso Suikoden I&IIJPN US$ 52.90
Initial D Street StageJPN US$ 52.90
Initial D Street StageASIA US$ 39.90
Kinnikuman: Muscle GenerationsJPN US$ 52.90
Mai-Hime Bakuretsu!JPN US$ 59.90
Meta JuiceKOR US$ 49.90
Mobile Train Simulator Keisei, Metropolitan Asakusa, and Keikyu LinesJPN US$ 52.90
Mobile Train Simulator Keisei, Metropolitan Asakusa, and Keikyu LinesASIA US$ 49.90
Monster Kingdom: Jewel SummonerASIA US$ 49.90
Monster Kingdom: Jewel SummonerJPN US$ 52.90
Namco Museum Vol.2ASIA US$ 39.90
Namco Museum Vol.2JPN US$ 42.90

The Asian version of Initial D Street Stage will ship with a special strap packed into a box set. Meta Juice is a Korean developed Interactive Animation game.

Baten Kaitos IIJPN US$ 64.90
Sonic RidersJPN US$ 59.90

The King of Fighters NeowaveJPN US$ 49.90

Nintendo DS™/Gameboy Advance™:
Sangokushi DSJPN US$ 48.90
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Expert 2006JPN US$ 48.90
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Expert 2006 [Starter Set]JPN US$ 69.90

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


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