14. Jan, 2010 19:00 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Biohazard The Darkside Chronicles, KH- Birth By Sleep, Kentoushi, Army of Two 40th Day, Irides+Dreamcast games, Action Replay PSP & more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. The stellar of the stellar is of course Birth by Sleep from Kingdom Hearts, other top games include Biohazard Darkside Chronicles, Army of Two and Kentoushi. Lots of action, lots of excitement.

From the publisher: The game’s on-rail, arcade shooter gameplay first featured in Resident Evil®:The Umbrella Chronicles, has been radically upgraded.

With the focus on creating more terrifying experiences than ever before, the camera now mimics the first person point of view, providing a more cinematic and immersive experience.

Combined with an eerie soundtrack and a new graphics engine utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles delivers the most fun and accessible horror game on the Nintendo Wii™ yet.

The Collector's Edition carries the Darkside Symphony CD, the bonus DVD the Darkside Flashback and the booklet Darkside Report.

The game is available on NTSC J encoded Nintendo Wii™ systems:

Biohazard The Darkside ChroniclesJPN N/A sold
Biohazard The Darkside Chronicles [Collector's Pack]JPN US$ 87.99 1w

Marcus of Rome is ailing, the two successors, his son Comondos and his general Caseus are leading their factions to fight against each other for the throne. The strive first split the noble houses apart, and then leads to full scale violence even among the peasants.

Within the chaos, a single gladiator poses in the colloseum grounds, ready to change the course of history.

Create your character and assign different attributes to him/her. Give the character more muscles and he'll be more powerful, stronger legs and he'll be faster etc.

Get into some true action, and learn what the word masculinity really means.

Opportunities are born from chaos, pick up your sword and your Sony PSP™:

Kentoushi: Gladiator BeginsJPN US$ 52.99 1w

Relased last Saturday, Birth By Sleep is the long awaited Kingdom Hearts debut on the Sony PSP. Beautiful graphics, a touching storyline and enchanting characters are the staple of the franchise, this time we are going to travel back in time to see the origin of the chaos and visit the keyblade masters of the old.

The Army of Two is going to exotic places such as Shanghai, China. Dropped in the middle of chaos, you have very little time to get your bearings. Fear not, however, you have an arsenal of upgradable weapons and your partner to guard your back. More co-op moves, more firepower, you can take them all down.

Those in love with classic systems and are reluctant to shove your Dreamcast up the attic, here are games for you to prove that the system is not dead yet. Twist blocks and your brains around in Irides and Maqiupai, dance to the rhythm in Feet of Fury and discover the coolness of herding sheep in Cool Herders.

There are impossible monsters and game stages, but it doesn't mean that you can't burst through these obstables with a little help. Action Replay PSP is compatible with most of the recent releases and is easily updated. With this catridge, you'll have an unlimited supply of firearms, money and bonus stages unlocked for you.

Here is a summary of all the games that came out within the last seven days.

Army of Two: The 40th DayASIA N/A sold
Batman: Arkham AsylumJPN N/A sold
DarksidersUS US$ 14.99 24h
Divinity II - Ego DraconisUS US$ 29.99 1-2w
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon RisingJPN US$ 74.90 1w
Street Fighter IV (Platinum Hits)US US$ 19.99 1-2w

Army of Two: The 40th DayASIA N/A sold
Batman: Arkham AsylumJPN N/A sold
Bioshock (Spike the Best)JPN N/A sold
DarksidersUS N/A sold
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon RisingJPN N/A sold
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (Greatest Hits)US US$ 19.99 1-2w

Nintendo™ Wii
Biohazard The Darkside ChroniclesJPNN/Asold
Biohazard The Darkside Chronicles [Collector's Pack]JPNUS$ 87.991w
My Fitness Coach 2 Workout and NutritionUSN/Asold


Nintendo DS™
Last Window: Mayonaka no YakusokuJPNN/Asold
Maru Goukaku Shiraku Sashhu! IT Passport ShikenJPNUS$ 48.901w
Takahashi Shoten Kanshuu: Saihinshutsu! SPI Perfect Mondaishuu DS 2011 NendohanJPNUS$ 34.901w


Sony PSP™
Army of Two: The 40th DayASIAUS$ 39.905-15d
Bleach: Soul Carnival (Chinese language Version) (PSP the Best)ASIAN/Asold
Bleach: Soul Carnival (PSP the Best)JPNUS$ 14.991w
Kentoushi: Gladiator BeginsJPNUS$ 52.991w
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by SleepJPNUS$ 93.991w
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by SleepASIAN/Asold
Mahjong Haoh Battle Royale IIJPNN/Asold
Spectral vs. Generation (IF Collection)JPNUS$ 14.991w
Tekken 6JPNN/Asold


Cool Herders N/A sold
Feet of Fury N/A sold
Irides: Master of Blocks N/A sold
Maqiupai US$ 14.90 5-15d

Game Guides and Magazines
Darksiders: Wrath of War Signature Series Strategy GuideUS N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1101 (2010 01/28)JPN N/A sold

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:

Sony PSP™
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of AcesJPN US$ 46.90
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces [Limited Edition]JPN N/A
Valkyria Chronicles 2JPN US$ 39.99


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