08. Sep, 2005 10:51 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Tokyo Bus Guide 2, Fighting for One Piece, Final Fantasy X / X-2 Ultimate Box, Taito Memories Joukan Special Package (PS2™), RockMan Dash 2 (PSP™), DigDug Digging Strike (NDS™) & more

Around 15 new game releases have been published in this second September week. The biggest PlayStation2™ sellers have been Bandai's anime based Fighting for One Piece, Success' bus simulation game Tokyo Bus Guide 2 (Japanese and Asia version), Square-Enix's Final Fantasy X / X-2 Ultimate Box and their Ulimate Hits budget reprints as well as the Korean version of Taito's Taito Memories Joukan (shipping including a special package to hold both volumes).

Handheld highlights in this week include Capcom's RockMan Dash 2 for PSP™ and the Nintendo DS™ releases DigDug Digging Strike as well as Touch de Rakushou! Pachinko Sengen: Rio de Carnival.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases that have been published in this week. Make sure to scroll down for next week's preview, a number of really hot releases are coming up.

Fighting for One PieceJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Final Fantasy X (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Final Fantasy X / X-2 Ultimate BoxJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Final Fantasy X-2 (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Generation of Chaos Next (IF Collection)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Inuyasha: Feudal CombatKOR US$ 59.90 sold
Kingdom Hearts (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (Ultimate Hits)ASIA US$ 29.90 sold
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Miko Mai: Eien no OmoiJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 83: The InsectJPN US$ 25.90 1w
Taito Memories Joukan Special PackageKOR US$ 49.90 sold
Tokyo Bus Guide 2JPN US$ 59.90 sold
Tokyo Bus Guide 2ASIA US$ 49.90 sold

Sony PSP™:
RockMan Dash 2JPN US$ 39.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.6JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.7JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.8JPN US$ 24.90 sold
Samurai 7 Vol.9JPN US$ 24.90 sold

Nintendo DS™:
DigDug Digging StrikeJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Touch de Rakushou! Pachinko Sengen: Rio de CarnivalJPN US$ 48.90 1-2w

Gameboy Advance™:
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin KingJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Wagamama * Fairy Milmo de Pon! DokiDoki MemorialJPN US$ 48.90 sold

Bleach DX Figure - Renji US$ 19.90 sold
Keroro Gunso Action Figure: Private Tamama US$ 17.90 sold

Video Game soundtracks:
Atelier Iris - Eternal Mana - Vol.1JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Be Ambitious, Guys! (Tick! Tack! Opening Theme) (~Miyuki Hashimoto)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Beautiful Life! (Gallery Fake Intro Theme) (~Outlaw)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Berwick Saga Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 34.90 sold
Koisuru Dong Pang Bushi! (Pachinko Game Theme Song) (~Love C)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Music from and Inspired by the Game Heavy Metal Thunder The Recordings (~Sex Machineguns, Garlic Boys, Komikurimo Pichnskey, ...)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
PC Game Akiiro Renka CD Drama (~Rumiko Sasa, AYA)JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Sakura Taisen V - Saraba Itoshiki Hito yo - Music Collection New York OngakukanJPN US$ 33.90 sold
Sammy Pachislot Bakuretsu CompilationJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Sengoku Basara Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Tokyo Funky Soul Bus (~Ichiro Mizuki)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, it's going to be a huge release week. Play-Asia's top preorder product next week is Square-Enix's movie release Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (available as First Print Limited Edition DVD release, UMD™ Video release and Advent Pieces: Limited DVD Box Set). Our shipment is currently confirmed to arrive coming Tuesday (September 13th) and all preorders are likely to be dispatched on official street date.

Please note that we have closed preorders of the Advent Pieces: Limited DVD Box a few weeks ago but are expecting to have a few dozen extra units back on sale upon release due to a number of cancellations. The item is completely presold at most of the popular Japanese vendors.

Video game wise, it's going to be a top week for handheld fans with release of Nintendo's Gameboy Micro™ and Sony's Ceramic White PSP™ Edition, along with a number of quality releases. Here's a quick pre-summary of all highlights:

Sony PSP™:
PSP PlayStation Portable Value Pack - Ceramic White (PSP-1000 KCW)JPN US$ 299.90
PSP PlayStation Portable Soft case and hand strap (white) US$ 29.90
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex - Territory of HunterJPN US$ 52.90
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex - Territory of HunterASIA US$ 49.90
Winning Eleven 9: Ubiquitous EvolutionJPN US$ 59.90
Winning Eleven 9: Ubiquitous EvolutionASIA US$ 49.90

Gameboy Advance™:
Game Boy Micro (Famicom Version)JPN US$ 129.90
Game Boy Micro (black)JPN US$ 129.90
Game Boy Micro (blue)JPN US$ 129.90
Game Boy Micro (purple)JPN US$ 129.90
Game Boy Micro (silver)JPN US$ 129.90
Dr. Mario & Panel de PonJPN US$ 28.90
Famicom Mini Series Vol.01: Super Mario Bros.JPN US$ 28.90
Mario Tennis AdvanceJPN US$ 39.90
Super Robot Taisen JJPN US$ 59.90

Nintendo DS™:
Gyakuten Saiban: Mask Vision Murder CaseJPN US$ 48.90
Gyakuten Saiban: Mask Vision Murder Case [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 69.90
Tamagotchi no PuchiPuchi OmisecchiJPN US$ 48.90

Capcom's Gyakuten Saiban: Mask Vision Murder Case supports a full English language option. Additionally, PlayStation2™ owners can be looking forward to Spike's Fire Pro Wrestling Returns and Koei's Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Moushouden (also available as Treasure Pack and Shin Sangoku Musou 4 & Moushouden Premium Pack)

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


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