24. Sep, 2009 11:28 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: A small period of calm - Mario & Luigi Bowser Inside Stories, Halo 3 ODST, Katamari Forever, Naruto: Ninja Destiny 2, Bleach 3rd Phantom, Madcatz Controllers & more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. After last week's tsunami of games, this week is much calmer. Fear not, however, there are still some remarkable adventures for you, travel through Bowser's tummy in Mario & Luigi, carry out top secret missions in Halo 3 ODST and roll a ball in Katamari Forever.

Discover the truth behind the vicious attack on the city of New Mombasa. Although the new ODST team doesn't have the same supernatural power as their Spartan Comrades, they are fully prepared to jump into action at any moment.

Dive head first into danger, you can bring some friends with you to form your own team. Halo 3 ODST is going to give you a fuller view of the dystopic Halo3 world, as seen by the new Orbital Drop Shock Troopers.

Join Mario and Luigi to tour around Bowser's Insides. Another attempt to take over the mushroom kingdom has led to bizarre consequences, can you escape from your dire situation and rescue Mushroom Kingdom once again?

Also translated and released this week for the Nintendo DS is Bleach 3rd Phantom. This game takes you to the past where you can see the death angel's childhoods and fight beside the deceased captains.

Here is another game for your DS. Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 features the grown up Naruto and his friends. Collect items, solve puzzles and travel the Naruto World in the Quest Mode, pick a fight with your neighbor to see who is the most powerful ninja in the Wireless Network Mode.

Save the universe by rolling a ball. The little alien prince is here with his game. Katamari Forever is localized for the English speaking gamers. Innovative controls, a wacky storyline and colorful graphics brought to life by the PlayStation 3, this is an adventure for the whole family to enjoy! So what are you waiting for? Start rolling!

Enjoy the ultimate fighting experience with the Madcatz Arcade FightStick. Execute those special moves the arcade way, this is an essential if you are to win! Those who would rather play on a game pad can get the Madcatz Fight Pad. With all the buttons lined up the way an Arcade console does, this pad here gives all the fighters out there a competitive edge!

Here is a summary of all the games that came out within the last seven days, followed by and excerpt of games coming next week that are expected to be hot.

Halo 3: ODSTJPN US$ 20.99 1-5d
Halo 3: ODSTASIA N/A sold
NHL 10US US$ 36.99 1-2w
NHL 10 <div class="ext ext_preowned">preowned</div>US N/A sold
Need for Speed: ShiftUS N/A sold
QubedUS N/A sold
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (Platinum Hits)ASIA N/A sold
WETUS US$ 68.99 1-2w

Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsUS N/A sold
Katamari ForeverASIA N/A sold
Katamari ForeverUS US$ 29.99 2-4d
NHL 10US N/A sold
Need for Speed: ShiftUS N/A sold
WETUS N/A sold

Nintendo DS™
Bomberman (Hudson the Best)JPN US$ 38.99 1w
Cabela's Outdoor Adventure 2010US US$ 39.99 1-2w
Toy Story Mania!US N/A sold

Nintendo DS™
Bae Yong-joon to Manabu Kankokugo DSJPN N/A sold
Bae Yong-joon to Manabu Kankokugo DS [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Bleach: The 3rd PhantomUS US$ 77.99 1-2w
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside StoryUS N/A sold
My BoyfriendUS US$ 12.99 24h
Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2US US$ 19.99 1-2w

Sony PSP™
Dungeon Explorer: Meiyaku no Tobira (Hudson the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
MotorStorm: Arctic EdgeASIA US$ 39.90 5-15d
Need for Speed: ShiftUS US$ 44.90 5-15d

PC Game
Heroes Over Europe (DVD-ROM)US US$ 19.90 1-2w
Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim (DVD-ROM)US US$ 44.90 1-2w
Need for Speed: Shift (DVD-ROM)US US$ 54.90 5-15d
Super-bikes: Riding Challenge (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 14.90 1-5d

Game Guides and Books
Famitsu DS + Wii [November 2009]JPN N/A sold
Halo 3: ODST Prima Official GuideUS US$ 23.90 1-2w
V-Jump [November 2009]JPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1086 (2009 10/08)JPN N/A sold

Video Game Related Soundtracks
Devil Summoner Raido Kuzunoha Tai Sekigan Keshin Drama CD Part.2 (~Tomokazu Sugita, Joji Nakata, Takehito Koyasu)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Lucian Bee's Character Song Series Vol.2 Jesse (~Jesse)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Persona Drama CD (~Kisho Taniyama, Ryoko Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Yoshino)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d

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. So J-Pop, Anime and Movie fans, be sure to look out for that one!

Here's a preview of hot games that are expected to come next week:

Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid SpecialASIA N/A
Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid SpecialJPN US$ 12.99
X-Edge DashJPN US$ 34.99

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2US N/A
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2JPN US$ 69.99
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 [Premium Box]JPN N/A
Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid SpecialJPN US$ 13.99
Trinity UniverseASIA N/A
Trinity UniverseJPN US$ 49.99
Trinity Universe [Limited Edition]JPN N/A

Nintendo™ Wii
Dead Space ExtractionUS N/A

Nintendo DS™
Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryokusha (Blizzard)JPN US$ 44.99
Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryokusha (Fire)JPN US$ 16.99
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysUS US$ 29.99

Sony PSP™
Gran TurismoASIA N/A
Macross Ultimate FrontierJPN US$ 35.99
Macross Ultimate Frontier [Limited Edition]JPN N/A
Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi Tachi Portable+JPN US$ 31.99
Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi Tachi Portable+ [Premium Box]JPN N/A
Persona (w/ Bonus Full 2-Disc Soundtrack)US N/A
Undead KnightsUS N/A


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