25. Sep, 2008 17:32 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Braving dangers in Pure, Baja, Brothers in Arms, crossing realms in Super Robot Taisen Z, X Edge, back to school in Soul Eater, Mana Khemia, delve into the nightmare in Knights in the Nightmare & much more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days.

New games continue to pour into our warehouse and like last week, many of these releases are highly anticipated products.

The adrenaline pumping racer Pure [Xbox360™ & PC Games] is one of them. Instead of fueling your excitement with the sense of speed itself, the game includes a lot of tricks such as aerial jumps. Experience the deadly fun from the comfort of your living room.

Another racer for your Xbox360 is BAJA: Edge of control where you conquer austere environments such as desserts as you speed your way to victory.

Aside from racers, classical squad based combat actioner Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway has come out for your 3rd generation consoles in full glory, completed with stunning visual and audio effects that pushes the limits of your system.

Crossovers are in vogue today and Japanese game developers are taking advantage of that. Super Robot Taisen Z [Japan & Asian versions] and X Edge [Japanese and Asian versions] bring mecha and RPG characters from different series together respectively and have them combine forces to fight a greater evil.

The animation and gaming industry have always been intricately linked. Mecha from popular series such as Gundam shows up in Super Robot Taisen while the Soul Eater cast starred in their own game Soul Eater: Monotone Princess. Experience the hip and stylish elements of this anime turned action game.

September marks the start of a new term for a lot of students, while the novice death angels from the academy have took on dangerous field work, the students from Mana Khemia [Standard & Limited Editions] have started learning the basics of alchemy.

Create items out of raw materials you gathered during field work, build a sound network of friendship with your club members and avoid getting bad grades. This is what going to school is all about.

Autumn is on its tracks along with the start of school, but it's still not too late to have an oceanic adventure. Become a journalist in Aquanaut's Holiday [Japan & Asian versions] and investigate upon a case of a missing marine biologist. Ride on a submarine and explore spots such as sunken shrines and pirate ships. Figure out what the missing person has gone through that leads to his disappearance.

Get back to land from the ocean and submerge into your nightmare in Knights in the Nightmare [Standard & Limited Edition]. Instead of relying fully on tactical gameplay, the game system allows a level of real time control, increasing the level of excitement experienced.

Prior to Knights in the Nightmare, the artists of the game has worked on Yggdra Union, a popular strategic game that has quite a following in Japan. For those who don't speak Japanese, Atlus have localized it for English speaking gamers.

Aside from the classic strategic game, the mecha action Armored Core: For Answer [Xbox360™ & PlayStation3™] has also been localized and released by UBI Soft.

Most games tend to picture you as a world savior, but in World Destruction, you will be entrusted with the burden of ending the world, namely, destroy it completely. But while you are thrust into this mess, you may realize that the world was indeed quite beautiful.

After having fun destroying the world, change game softwares and parody as super heroes. The comedic actioner Lego Batman is teamed together with Lego Robin and are all set to fight crimes in Lego Gotham City.

Save the world is the theme of many games, even in Koei's romance simulators. Fight against thanatos, save the world, but most importantly, get the man of your dreams in Neo Angelique Special [Standard & Limited Editions].

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases from this week, followed by a quick preview of what is expected to be hot next week.

Armored Core: For AnswerUS N/A sold
Baja: Edge of ControlASIA N/A sold
Battle FantasiaUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayASIA N/A sold
Infinite Undiscovery (English language Version)ASIA N/A sold
Infinite Undiscovery (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/A sold
JanlineJPN N/A sold
Lego BatmanUS N/A sold
Madden NFL 09JPN US$ 16.99 1-5d
PureUS N/A sold
PureASIA N/A sold
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09JPN US$ 22.99 1w

Aquanaut's HolidayJPN US$ 72.99 1w
Aquanaut's HolidayASIA N/A sold
Armored Core: For AnswerUS N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayASIA US$ 59.90 1-5d
Headset 3JPN N/A sold
Lego BatmanUS US$ 22.99 1-5d
Madden NFL 09JPN US$ 35.99 1w
PureUS US$ 29.99 1-2w
Ratchet & Clank: Quest for BootyASIA N/A sold
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09JPN US$ 34.90 1-2w
X EdgeJPN N/A sold
X EdgeASIA N/A sold

Nintendo Wii™
BombermanJPN N/A sold
Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2 (Bundle w/ Mat)US US$ 114.99 1-2w
Disaster: Day of CrisisJPN US$ 29.99 1w
IgorUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Lego BatmanUS US$ 26.99 1-2w
Sim City CreatorJPN US$ 112.90 1w
Simple 2000 Series Wii Vol. 1: The Table GameJPN US$ 21.99 1w
Soul Eater: Monotone PrincessJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
TNA Impact!US US$ 19.99 1-2w

Angel Profile (Best Hit)JPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Daisenryaku: Dai Toua Kouboushi - Tora Tora Tora Ware Kishuu Ni Seikou SeriJPN N/A sold
Dance Dance Revolution XUS US$ 24.99 1-2w
Dance Dance Revolution X (w/ Dancing Mat)US US$ 66.99 1-2w
Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max 2 TokumoriJPN N/A sold
Lego BatmanUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Nogizaka Sunkou no Himitsu Cosplay, Hajime MashitaJPN US$ 40.99 1-5d
Nogizaka Sunkou no Himitsu Cosplay, Hajime Mashita [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Secret of Evangelion (Best Hit)JPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Sengoku Basara 2 (Best Price!)JPN N/A sold
Soul Cradle: Sekai o Kurau Mono (The Best Price)JPN US$ 34.90 1-5d
Sugar + Spice! Anoko no Suteki na NanimokamoJPN US$ 59.99 1-5d
Sugar + Spice! Anoko no Suteki na Nanimokamo [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00 1-5d
Super Robot Taisen ZASIA N/A sold
Super Robot Taisen ZJPN US$ 29.99 1w
True FortuneJPN US$ 17.99 1-5d

Nintendo DS™
Chokkan! Asonde RelaxumaJPN US$ 86.99 1-5d
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the ChosenUS US$ 39.99 24h
Gabu*Gabu PlanetJPN US$ 10.99 1w
Guitar Hero: On Tour (w/ peripheral)JPN US$ 39.99 1w
IgorUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Knights in the NightmareJPN N/A sold
Knights in the Nightmare [DHE Series Special Pack]JPN N/A sold
KumatanchiJPN N/A sold
Lego BatmanUS US$ 18.99 1-2w
Princess Maker 4 DS Special EditionJPN N/A sold
Red Bull BC OneUS US$ 23.99 1-2w
Sakai Burai Kaiji: Death or SurvivalJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Simple DS Series Vol. 44: The Gal MahjongJPN N/A sold
U-Can Pen Ji Training DSJPN US$ 37.90 1w
Umiuru to Sudoku Shiyo!JPN US$ 41.90 1w
World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi IshiJPN US$ 14.99 1w
World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi Ishi [ebten DX Pack]JPN N/A sold

Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Hello Kitty Mobile Game Case (Black)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Mobile Game Case (Red)JPN N/A sold
Hello Kitty Mobile Game Case (White)JPN N/A sold

Sony PSP™
B-BoyUS US$ 34.99 1-2w
Daisenryaku: Dai Toua Kouboushi - Tora Tora Tora Ware Kishuu Ni Seikou SeriJPN N/A sold
Mana-Khemia: Gakuen no Renkinjutsu Shitachi PortableJPN N/A sold
Mana-Khemia: Gakuen no Renkinjutsu Shitachi Portable [Premium Box]JPN N/A sold
Patapon (PSP the Best)ASIA N/A sold
Patapon (PSP the Best)JPN N/A sold
Pipe ManiaASIA US$ 29.90 1-5d
Princess Maker 5 PortableJPN N/A sold
Princess Maker 5 Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Soldier Collection (PC Engine Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Yggdra UnionUS US$ 21.99 24h

PC Game
Crysis Warhead (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Dracula 3: Path of the DragonASIA N/A sold
Hell's KitchenASIA N/A sold
Lego Batman (DVD-ROM)US US$ 12.99 1-2w
PureUS US$ 54.90 5-15d
Sinking IslandASIA N/A sold

Magazines and Guides
Drastic Killer Official Visual Fan BookJPN US$ 40.90 5-15d
Famitsu DS + Wii [November 2008]JPN N/A sold
Hobby Japan [November 2008]JPN N/A sold
Lineage II MemorialJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Lord of Vermilion Official Guide BookJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Monster Hunter Festival 2008 Memorial DVD BookJPN US$ 13.90 5-15d
Neo Angelique Special Perfect GuideJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Tokyo Majin Gakuen: Kenfuuchou Complete GuideJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
V-Jump [November 2008]JPN N/A sold
Wario Land Shake It!: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1033 (2008 10/03)JPN N/A sold
Zero no Tsukaima: Knight of Twin Moon Illustration BookJPN N/A sold

Video Game Soundtracks
Bleach Beat Collection 4th Session 3JPN US$ 13.90 5-15d
Crest of Z's Toshin No Monsho (Super Robot Taisen Z Intro Theme) (~JAM Project)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Fate / Tiger Colosseum Upper Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Knights in the Nightmare Perfect Audio Collection PlusJPN N/A sold
Memories Off 6: Trial Wave Personal Collection 1 Candy Love (~Ririsu Tomine)JPN US$ 13.90 5-15d
Memories Off 6: Trial Wave Personal Collection 2 Blue Moon (~Chloe Kagamigawa)JPN N/A sold
Memories Off 6: Trial Wave Personal Collection 2 Mind Loop (~Chisa Hakozaki)JPN US$ 13.90 5-15d
Nana Best Album (~Nana)JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Neo Angelique Abyss Neo Angelique Abyss Second Age Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
PixelJunk Eden Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 35.99 5-15d
Sigma Harmonics Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Siren 2 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Tales of Series Piano SelectionJPN US$ 37.99 wait
Tears To Tiara Kakan No Daichi Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 32.99 5-15d
The Idolm@ster Master Box 4 [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.90 5-15d
X Edge Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Yuu Kobayashi's Monthly Fumiaki Kobayashi Radio CD October Issue (~Yuu Kobayashi)JPN US$ 32.90 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 is a quick outlook what's expected to be hot next week.

Raiden IVJPN US$ 184.99
Silent Hill: HomecomingASIA N/A
Silent Hill: HomecomingUS US$ 19.99

Baja: Edge of ControlUS US$ 82.99
Buzz Quiz TV (w/ 4 Wireless Buzzers)US N/A
Silent Hill: HomecomingASIA N/A
Silent Hill: HomecomingUS US$ 19.99

Nintendo Wii™
Harvest Moon: Tree of TranquilityUS US$ 28.99
Samba De AmigoUS US$ 17.99
Wario Land: Shake It!US N/A

Shin Sangoku Musou 5 SpecialJPN US$ 49.99

Nintendo DS™
Disgaea DSUS N/A
Kirby Super Star UltraUS N/A
Rhapsody: A Musical AdventureUS N/A
Sonic Chronicles: Dark BrotherhoodUS N/A
Time HollowUS N/A

Sony PSP™
Ikkitousen: Eloquent FistJPN N/A
Ikkitousen: Eloquent Fist [Limited Edition]JPN N/A
To Love Ru Trouble: Doki Doki! Rinkaigakkou-HenJPN N/A
To Love Ru Trouble: Doki Doki! Rinkaigakkou-Hen [Limited Edition]JPN N/A

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


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