29. Sep, 2005 17:06 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys update: Urban Reign, Viewtiful Joe Battle Carnival, Ninja Gaiden Black, Densha de Go! Pocket: Yamate-Sen-Hen, Guilty Gear XX #Reload, Pinball, Daigasso! Band Brothers Request Selection & more

Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update. About 20 new games were published in Japan during the last week, along with once again a big number of UMD™ Video releases.

Summarizing the highlights in this week, Namco's Urban Reign (Japanese/Asia) and Train Simulator Kyushu Shinkansen have been leading the PlayStation2™ charts in this week. Most popular PSP™ game releases include Taito's Densha de Go! Pocket: Yamate-Sen-Hen (Japanese/Asia), Sega/Sammy's 2D fighter Guilty Gear XX #Reload and Hudson's pinball game Pinball.

Top seller for all Nintendo™ platforms has been the Daigasso! Band Brothers Request Selection addon cartridge, which is only sold through Nintendo's website in Japan, Taito's Touch Game Party (Nintendo DS™) and Capcom's Smash Bros. style Gamecube™ fighting game Viewtiful Joe Battle Carnival.

Additional highlight in this week has been Square-Enix's Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Original Soundtrack album, based on the CG movie release that was published just 2 weeks ago.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week:

3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi Sensei: Densetsu no Kyoudan ni Tate! (Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
Counterattack of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Premium PackJPN US$ 39.90 sold
Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 PackageKOR US$ 84.90 sold
Digital Devil Saga Special PackageKOR US$ 109.90 sold
Hissatsu Pachinko Station V11JPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
Keroro Gunsou: MeroMero Battle Royale (Bandai the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Multi Train Controller US$ 95.00 sold
Nizu no SenritsuJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Nizu no Senritsu [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 79.90 sold
Notch gear cassette for KYUSHU SHINKANSEN US$ 39.90 sold
Richard Burns RallyJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Sakura Taisen 3KOR US$ 59.90 sold
Slotter Up Mania 8JPN US$ 59.90 1w
Train Simulator Kyushu ShinkansenJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Urban ReignJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Urban ReignASIA US$ 59.90 sold

Please note that Train Simulator Kyushu Shinkansen and 3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi Sensei: Densetsu no Kyoudan ni Tate! (Best) have previously been released through online-exclusive stores only. Both titles now went through usual distribution methods.

Sony PSP™::
Densha de Go! Pocket: Yamate-Sen-HenJPN US$ 42.90 sold
Densha de Go! Pocket: Yamate-Sen-HenASIA US$ 39.90 sold
Guilty Gear XX #ReloadJPN US$ 42.90 1w
Gallery FakeJPN US$ 52.90 1-5d
NBA Street ShowdownJPN US$ 52.90 1w
PinballJPN US$ 42.90 sold
Tenchi no Mon / Heaven Key Earth Gate (Chinese Version)ASIA US$ 49.90 sold
Win-TOEIC Beginners' LCKOR US$ 59.90 sold
Portable Liquid Crystal Filter Plus US$ 8.99 sold

PSP™ UMD™ Video releases:
8 Mile (~Eminem, Kim Basinger, ...)Hong Kong US$ 19.90 sold
A Knight's Tale / Rock You! (~Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, ...)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Bad Boys (~Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, ...)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Basilisk: Koga Ninpo Cho Vol.1JPN US$ 37.90 sold
Blood the Last Vampire (~Yuuki Kudo, Saemi Nakamura)JPN US$ 37.90 sold
Dawning Window & Blossom (~Yoko Kumata)JPN US$ 37.90 sold
Evergreen (~Megumi Yasu)JPN US$ 37.90 sold
Lolita Paradox & Sweet piJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Marin Chu (~Mariko Ohkubo)JPN US$ 37.90 sold
Milky & Duo (~Yuko Ogura, Asuka Hoshino)JPN US$ 37.90 sold
Nao-side (~Nao Nagasawa)JPN US$ 37.90 sold
She, the Ultimate Weapon Vol.1JPN US$ 27.90 sold
Shinten Makai GeneiJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Speed GrapherJPN US$ 37.90 sold
Summer Vacation & Hoop! (~Misako Yasuda)JPN US$ 37.90 sold
The Bourne Supremacy (~Matt Damon, Franka Potente, ...)Hong Kong US$ 19.90 sold
The Mummy Returns (~Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, ...)Hong Kong US$ 19.90 sold
Van Helsing (~Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, ...)Hong Kong US$ 19.90 sold

All Hong Kong Version UMD™ Videos released today are Region 2-6 encoded, which means they are suitable to play on Asian, Japanese and European PSP™ models.

Gamecube™ & Nintendo DS™:
Viewtiful Joe Battle Carnival (Gamecube™)JPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
Daigasso! Band Brothers Request Selection (Nintendo DS™)JPN US$ 39.90 sold
Touch Game Party (Nintendo DS™)JPN US$ 48.90 1-5d

Gameboy™ Micro:
Smart Case Micro (black) US$ 16.90 sold
Smart Case Micro (white) US$ 16.90 sold
Wallet Pouch Micro (white) US$ 14.90 sold
Wallet Pouch Micro (khaki green) US$ 14.90 sold
Wallet Pouch Micro (navy) US$ 14.90 sold

Kingdom Under Fire: HeroesASIA US$ 44.90 sold
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the ImperfectsASIA US$ 44.90 1-2w
NBA Live 06ASIA US$ 39.90 1-5d
Ninja Gaiden BlackJPN US$ 54.90 sold
Rainbow Six: LockdownASIA US$ 44.90 1-5d

Armored Core Nexus One Coin Figure Series Third Series US$ 7.90 sold
Dead or Alive K.T Figure Collection US$ 7.90 sold
Final Fantasy Creatures Archive Chromium US$ 6.90 sold
Keroro in Action Army Action Figure Series: Sergeant Giroro US$ 15.90 sold
Keroro in Action Army Action Figure Series: Staff Sergeant Keroro US$ 15.90 sold
Magna Carta Figure Selection US$ 8.90 sold
Mahoraba ~Heartful days~ One Coin Figure Series US$ 7.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Rei Ayanami - 1/5 Scale Pre-Painted Figure US$ 69.90 sold
Samurai Spirts Heroines Gashapon US$ 2.90 sold
Tenjho-Tenge Realistic detail action figure Vol.2: Aya Natsume (Bome Special Paint Version) US$ 34.90 sold
Tenjho-Tenge Realistic detail action figure Vol.2: Maya Natsume (Bome Special Paint Version) US$ 34.90 sold

Video Game Soundtrack releases:
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 28.90 1w
Kegare Naki Seiiki - Full House Kiss Single Collection Vol.6JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Kuon Koiuta - Full House Kiss Single Collection Vol.7JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Legend Compilation Series - Classic in Game MusicJPN US$ 19.90 sold
Rhapsodia Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 33.90 5-15d
Senko no Ronde -Sound Tracks-JPN US$ 23.90 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, about 15 new titles are expected to be released in Japan. Quickly pre-summarizing the highlights, we will have Bandai's anime fighter Dragon Ball Z Sparking! and Sony's puzzle game Mawaza for PlayStation2™ as well as the handheld releases Sangokushi VI / Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI (PSP™), Kimi no Tame Nara Shineru / Feel The Magic: XY/XX (Happy Price) (NDS™) and Gunstar Super Heroes (GBA™).

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


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