23. Nov, 2006 13:18 (HKT)

Weekly Games/Toys Update: Wii™/PS3™ US launch items, DOA Xtreme 2, Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles, Jump Ultimate Stars, Final Fantasy III, Jeanne D'Arc & lots more

Welcome to this week's Games & Toys update, our weekly summary in which we are sumarizing all new products listed at Play-Asia.com from the last 7 days.

It's been another fantastic week for all video game fans. In the center of all the action has surely been the US launch of Sony's and Nintendo's next generation video game systems. We have stocked up limited supply of interesting launch games, including Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, Ridge Racer 7, NBA 2K7 (for PS3™) and Trauma Center: Second Opinion, Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Red Steel (for Wii™).

Also in stock today is limited supply of the US version Nintendo Wii (incl. Wii Sports) + The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Bundle Set. Some Wii™/PS3™ titles are currently sold out or on backorder, but we are expecting more supply to arrive during the next couple of days and weeks.

Lots of other interesting titles have been released in Asian territories during this week as well. For Xbox360™ we've got Tecmo's Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (Asia / Japanese), WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, Superman Returns: The Videogame and the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player hardware release.

It's been rather calm in Japan in terms of new PS3™ software, but some highlights for PlayStation2™ have arrived. In stock now are the SNK Playmore budget releases The King of Fighters NeoWave, Twinkle Star Spirits: La Petite Princesse, Konami's GuitarFreaks V2 & DrumMania V2 and J-League Winning Eleven 10 + Europe League '06-'07 as well as limited supply of two new PS2™ consoles (in Pink and Satin Silver color).

Top sellers this week continue on handheld gaming platforms. Titles not to be missed on Nintendo DS™ include Jump Ultimate Stars and Final Fantasy III (US). Interesting PSP™ releases have been Level5/Sony's RPG Jeanne D'Arc (Japanese / Asia) and Riviera: Yakusoku no Chi.

Plenty of additional titles have been published during the last seven days. Check out our summary of all new releases below. And don't forget to scroll down to the bottom for a preview of coming week's hits.

Nintendo Wii™:
Avatar: The Last AirbenderUS US$ 32.99 1-2w
Call of Duty 3US N/A sold
CarsUS US$ 52.99 1-2w
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2US N/A sold
Excite TruckUS N/A sold
GT Pro Series (w/Steering Wheel)US US$ 22.99 1-2w
Happy FeetUS US$ 36.99 1-2w
Madden NFL 07US US$ 51.99 1-2w
Marvel: Ultimate AllianceUS N/A sold
Monster 4X4: World CircuitUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
Monster 4X4: World Circuit (with wheel)US US$ 29.99 1-2w
Need for Speed CarbonUS US$ 29.99 1-2w
Nintendo Wii (incl. Wii Sports) + The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessUS N/A sold
Rampage: Total DestructionUS US$ 28.99 1-2w
Rayman Raving RabbidsUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Red SteelUS US$ 21.29 1-2w
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature From the Krusty KrabUS N/A sold
Super Monkey Ball Banana BlitzUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
The Grim Adventures of Billy & MandyUS N/A sold
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo Selects)US N/A sold
Tony Hawk's Downhill JamUS US$ 44.99 1-2w
Trauma Center: Second OpinionUS US$ 29.99 1-2w

Call of Duty 3US N/A sold
D Terminal Cable US$ 44.99 1w
Genji: Days of the BladeUS N/A sold
Madden NFL 07US US$ 32.99 1-2w
Mahjong Taikai IVJPN N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam: CrossfireUS N/A sold
NBA '07US US$ 44.90 5-15d
NBA 2K7US US$ 30.99 1-2w
NHL 2K7US N/A sold
Need for Speed: Carbon (Greatest Hits)US N/A sold
Resistance: Fall of ManUS N/A sold
Ridge Racer 7US US$ 22.99 1-2w
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07US US$ 19.98 1-2w
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07ASIA N/A sold
Untold Legends: Dark KingdomUS N/A sold

Blitz: The LeagueUS N/A sold
Culdcept SagaJPN N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2ASIA N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2JPN N/A sold
Gears of WarEuro N/A sold
NBA Live 07JPN US$ 75.99 1-5d
Spectral Force 3: Innocent RageKOR N/A sold
Superman Returns: The VideogameASIA N/A sold
Viva Pinata [Limited Edition]US N/A sold
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007ASIA N/A sold
X-Men: The Official GameJPN US$ 24.99 1-5d
Xbox 360 Faceplate (Dead or Alive Xtreme 2)JPN N/A sold
Xbox 360 HD DVD PlayerJPN N/A sold

Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2US US$ 12.99 1-2w
Galaxy Angel Animation-ized Box SetJPN N/A sold
Galaxy Angel: Moonlit Lovers (Broccoli Best Quality)JPN US$ 49.90 1-5d
Guitar Hero IIUS N/A sold
GuitarFreaks V2 & DrumMania V2JPN N/A sold
J-League Winning Eleven 10 + Europe League '06-'07JPN N/A sold
K-1 World Grand Prix 2006JPN N/A sold
Kohitsuji Hokaku Keakaku! Sweet Boys LifeJPN N/A sold
Kohitsuji Hokaku Keakaku! Sweet Boys Life [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
NBA Live 07JPN US$ 40.99 1w
Naruto Uzumaki ChroniclesUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
PlayStation2 Console Pink (SCPH-77000PK)JPN N/A sold
PlayStation2 Console Satin Silver (SCPH-77000SS)JPN N/A sold
Sega Genesis CollectionUS N/A sold
Tensho Gakuen GekkorokuJPN N/A sold
The King of Fighters NeoWave (SNK Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Twinkle Star Spirits: La Petite Princesse (SNK Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
White Breath: KizunaJPN US$ 21.99 1w
White Breath: Kizuna [First Print Limited Edition]JPN US$ 98.99 1w

Nintendo DS™:
Bokura no Taiyou: Django and SabataJPN N/A sold
Charlotte's WebUS N/A sold
Exclusive Cleaner Set N/A sold
Final Fantasy IIIUS N/A sold
Goutouchi Kentei DSJPN US$ 25.99 1w
Gunpey DSUS US$ 17.48 1-2w
Jump Ultimate StarsJPN N/A sold
Lite Slipon Puff (black) N/A sold
Lite Slipon Puff (blue) N/A sold
Lite Slipon Puff (pink) N/A sold
Lite Slipon Puff (white) N/A sold
Minna no DS CurlingJPN N/A sold
From TV Animation One Piece DS Lite Accessory Set N/A sold
Oshare Majo Love and Berry (DS Collection)JPN N/A sold
Nintendo DS Lite (Oshare Majo Love and Berry DS Collection Special Pack) - 110VJPN N/A sold
Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 2US US$ 42.99 1-2w

Sony PSP™:
Brave StoryJPN N/A sold
Jeanne D'ArcASIA N/A sold
Jeanne D'ArcJPN N/A sold
Layer CakeJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Lego Star Wars II: The Original TrilogyKOR N/A sold
Medal of Honor: Heroes (Chinese language packing)ASIA N/A sold
Medal of Honor: Heroes (English language packing)ASIA N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Special Edition II - Each SwordJPN N/A sold
Mortal Kombat: UnchainedUS N/A sold
Need For Speed: Carbon Own the CityKOR N/A sold
PSP Accessories Pack AV Pack N/A sold
PSP Accessories Pack Game Pack US$ 37.99 1-5d
PSP PlayStation Portable - Pink (PSP-1000PK)JPN N/A sold
Riviera: Yakusoku no ChiJPN US$ 42.99 1-2w

Misc Accessory:
Upscan Converter+ TV N/A sold

PC Games:
EragonASIA N/A sold

Guide Books:
Call of Duty 3 Official Strategy GuideUS US$ 17.99 wait
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Revised & ExpandedUS N/A sold
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon: Prima Official Game GuideUS US$ 19.99 wait
Final Fantasy III Official Strategy GuideUS N/A sold
Gears of War Limited Edition Strategy Guide (Leather Bound)US N/A sold
Phantasy Star Universe Official Strategy GuideUS N/A sold
Resistance: Fall of Man Signature Series GuideUS N/A sold
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Player's GuideUS N/A sold
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas: Prima Official Game GuideUS US$ 18.99 wait
Yoshi's Island DS Player's GuideUS N/A sold

Toys & Misc:
Dance Dance Revolution: Strawberry ShortcakeUS N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2: Ayane Poster N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2: Helena Poster N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2: Hitomi Poster N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2: Kasumi Poster N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2: Kokoro Poster N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2: Lei Fang Poster N/A sold
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2 CalendarUS N/A sold
Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery - Type 10 Metal Rider N/A sold
Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery - Type 11 Metal Chimera N/A sold
Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery: Stoneman (Re-run) N/A sold
Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery - Type 7 Slime Knight N/A sold
Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery - Type 8 Chimera N/A sold
Dragon Quest Metallic Monsters Gallery - Type 9 Goldman N/A sold
Exceed A Generation Figure Collection Vol.1 N/A sold
Fate/Hollow Ataraxia 1/6 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Saber Swimsuit Version N/A sold
Gundam Seed Destiny Cosmix Figure Collection Non Scale Pre-Painted Trading Figure N/A sold
Jump Ultimate Stars Postcard Book N/A sold
Let's! TV Play Naruto - Naruto- Ninja Body Induction DatebayoJPN N/A sold
Monster Hunter - Hunter Goods Collection Life Figure N/A sold
Tales of the Abyss 1/8 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Tear Grants N/A sold
To Heart 2 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Kousaka Tamaki Frill Bikini Ver. N/A sold

Video Game Soundtracks:
Drama CD Tales of the Abyss Vol.3 JPNUS$ 27.905-15d
Eternity (Blue Dragon Theme Song) JPNUS$ 10.905-15d
Front Mission Alternative Original Soundtrack JPNN/Asold
Wing of Destiny Repackaged Version (Galaxy Angel II Mugen Kairo No Kagi Intro Theme) JPNN/Asold
Hokenshitsu He Yokoso-Original Audio Collection- JPNUS$ 27.905-15d
Korochan Pack PSP Playstation Portable Software: LocoRoco [CD + Picture Book] JPNN/Asold
Mizu No Senritsu 2-Hi No Kioku-Character Song Flame Series 1 JPNUS$ 23.905-15d
Mobile Suit Gundam: Target In Sight Original Soundtrack JPNUS$ 33.995-15d
Palais De Reine Perfect Audiotracks JPNN/Asold
Project Sylpheed Original Soundtrack JPNN/Asold
Remember Memories JPNN/Asold
Sen No Yoru To Hitotsu No Asa/Hoshi No Inori (Hi no Kioku Theme Song) JPNUS$ 11.905-15d
Tenchu Senran Original Soundtrack JPNN/Asold
Utawarerumono - Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta - Original Soundtrack JPNUS$ 23.995-15d
Watashi no Namida to Sora (Blue Dragon Intro Song) JPNUS$ 10.905-15d
Yell! (Anime Super Robot Taisen OG Divine Wars) JPNUS$ 11.905-15d


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

Looking forward to next week, it's once again expected to be a hot release week with lots of interesting new titles. The Japanese Wii™ is due by end of next week, but there's more to come. Check out our quick preview of coming week's highlights.

Nintendo Wii™:
Nintendo Wii (for Japanese games only) (White)JPN N/A
Caduceus Z: 2-tsu no Chou Shittou / Trauma Center: Second OpinionJPN US$ 22.99
ElebitsJPN US$ 64.99
Ennichi no TatsujinJPN US$ 49.90
Hajimete no Wii: Your First Step To Wii (w/ Remote)JPN N/A
Necro-NesiaJPN US$ 51.99
Odoru Made in WarioJPN US$ 46.99
Red SteelJPN US$ 19.99
SD Gundam: Scad HammersJPN US$ 39.99
Super Monkey Ball: Banana BlitzJPN US$ 71.99
Super Swing Golf PangyaJPN US$ 59.90
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessJPN US$ 47.99
Wii SportsJPN US$ 63.99
Wing IslandJPN US$ 16.99

Note: Japanese Wii™ software is expected to be region coded, which means they can only be played on a Japanese Wii™ console. We will post an update on this matter once the first Japanese games are in stock.

Super Robot Taisen XOJPN N/A

Homura (Taito Best)JPN N/A
Kamen Rider KabutoJPN N/A
Summon Night 4JPN US$ 27.99
Tales of DestinyJPN N/A
Tales of DestinyASIA N/A

Nintendo DS™:
Futari wa PreCure: Splash Star Panpaka Game de Zekkouchou!JPN N/A
Tank BeatJPN US$ 69.99
Yu-Gi-Oh GX: Spirit SummonerJPN US$ 62.99
Zoids Battle ColosseumJPN US$ 19.99

Gameboy Advance™:
Final Fantasy VI AdvanceJPN N/A

Sony PSP™:
Bleach: Heat the Soul 2 (PSP the Best)JPN N/A
Bleach: Heat the Soul 2 (PSP the Best)ASIA N/A
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness PortableASIA N/A
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness PortableJPN N/A
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness Portable [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A
Power Stone PortableJPN N/A
Power Stone PortableASIA N/A
Pump It Up EXCEED PortableKOR N/A

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

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