23. Oct, 2008 17:09 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Counting down to Halloween - Far Cry 2, BioShock, Ketsui Death Label, Fable II, DJ MAX Emotional Sense, Soul Eater DS & much much more

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

Just as forecasted last week, torrents of games are washing into our warehouse despite the delay of our next big thing, Little Big Planet. Africa is falling into chaos in Far Cry 2, take up arms to stop it from escalating to the distopic level as displayed through the horrors in BioShock.

The future rests in your hands, take part in a self sacrificing mission set by the U.N in a war torn world in Ketsui Death Label. Learn what the Kamikaze spirit truly means in the tragic storyline of this shooter.

Before you decide upon the fate of the world, however, you should be able to decide your own fate. In Fable II, you have the freedom to join anyone's camp, rescue the world or sink it into eternal darkness. This is a game that deserves to be played repeatedly just to see how many alternate lives you can live.

Two star highly anticipated music games came out. Rockband 2 is a tribute to all the artists who have contributed to the growth of the industry that affected our culture so much. But moreover, it is a game that give you a taste of what being rock star is really like.

The newest DJ MAX game, Emotional Sense came out this week. Listen to the new tracks and see how techno can be mixed with classical music to form a new style. While still highly challenging, the game will ease new gamers into the fun through encouragement.

For those who have graduated from the Clazziquai edition [Special & Standard Editions], move on to the Black Square version expected to come out this November.

For more information regarding DJ MAX Emotional Sense, please see this special feature.

With Halloween coming nearer and nearer, a series of cool, cute, creepy, and absolutely fun games came out.

Students in Shibusen in Soul Eater: Medusa no Inbou are assigned with new, dangerous field work, this time on the DS. Get to know the characters and their strengths to carry yourself through this crisis with your touch pen and direction buttons.

Bleach: Soul Carnival [JPN & ASN versions] is another game that suits the Halloween atmosphere, just think of a super deformed Ichigo with his orange hair and black costume. As a horizontal action, this time, see the cute characters dash across the screen and battle with their enemies.

Less cute and comedic is the newest Castlevania game, Order of Ecclesia [Limited & Standard Editions]. The Belmont clan has disappeared and its up to other people to devise ways to undo the harm of the dark lord.

Taisho is a period where Western influences Japan most deeply. Spending Halloween in such a city is quite a thrilling experience, as you could see how the gap in the society beckons demons and monsters to come through. Join Katsunoha Raidou in Devil Summoner [First Print & Plus Editions] on his quest to quench evil forces that infest the city.

Stealth is a skill you may find useful during Halloween when you need to dodge between all the ghouls moving about. Train yourself in Tenchu 4. Be a real ninja, hide yourself from the preying eyes of the enemies and ambush them when they have their guard down.

Follow the scent of gold in the family games, Monopoly and Dokapon [Wii & PS2 versions]. Although never quite as violent as all the games mentioned above, in the world where money rules, you have to be ruthless.

Blitz, The League IIUS N/A sold
Blitz, The League IIASIA N/A sold
Dead SpaceUS N/A sold
FIFA Soccer 09US US$ 20.99 1-2w
Fable IIUS N/A sold
Fable IIASIA N/A sold
Fable II [Limited Edition]ASIA N/A sold
Fable II [Limited Edition]US N/A sold
FarCry 2ASIA N/A sold
Golden Axe: Beast RiderUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Gundam Musou International (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 18.99 1w
Monopoly Here & Now: The World EditionASIA N/A sold
NBA Live 09JPN US$ 79.99 1-5d
Rock RevolutionUS US$ 21.90 1-2w
Saints Row 2 [Collector's Edition]US N/A sold
WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2008 (Platinum Hits)US N/A sold
Xbox 360 Accessory Bundle - Wireless Controller + Play & Charge Kit (Red)US N/A sold

BioshockASIA N/A sold
Blitz, The League IIUS US$ 75.99 1-2w
Dead SpaceUS N/A sold
FIFA Soccer 09US US$ 17.99 1-2w
FarCry 2ASIA N/A sold
Golden Axe: Beast RiderUS N/A sold
Gundam Musou (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN US$ 23.90 1-2w
NBA Live 09JPN US$ 69.90 1w
Rock Band 2US N/A sold
Rock RevolutionUS US$ 15.99 1-2w
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs ConfrontationUS N/A sold
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation (w/ Headset)US US$ 65.99 1-2w
WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 2008 (Greatest Hits)US N/A sold

Nintendo Wii™
Army Men: Soldiers of MisfortuneUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the InfernoUS N/A sold
Boogie SuperstarUS N/A sold
Bratz: Girlz Really RockUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Dokapon KingdomUS N/A sold
Ginsei Table Games WiiJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Happy Dance CollectionJPN N/A sold
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DanceUS US$ 36.99 1-2w
Pro Golfer SaruJPN US$ 14.99 1w
Tak: Big Dose of GrossUS US$ 44.90 5-15d
Tenchu 4JPN US$ 24.99 1w

Baroque InternationalJPN US$ 41.90 1w
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon OuJPN US$ 99.99 1-5d
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Abaddon Ou PlusJPN N/A sold
Dokapon KingdomUS N/A sold
Ever 17: The Out of Infinity (Love Game Selection)JPN US$ 79.90 1w
FIFA Soccer 09US US$ 19.99 1-2w
Gundam Musou Special (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 24.99 1w
Hakugin no Soreiyu: Contract to FutureJPN US$ 47.99 1w
Hakugin no Soreiyu: Contract to Future [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!! Let's Ansatsu!? Nerawareta 10 Daime! (Best Collection)JPN US$ 11.90 1-2w
MX vs ATV: Untamed (Greatest Hits)US US$ 20.99 1-2w
NBA Live 09JPN US$ 74.90 1w
Never7: The End of Infinity (Love Game Selection)JPN US$ 16.99 1w
NitrobikeUS US$ 8.99 1-2w
Remember 11: The Age of Infinity (Love Game Selection)JPN US$ 14.99 1w
Sakura Taisen 3 (Sega the Best)JPN N/A sold
The DOG IslandUS US$ 17.99 1-2w

Nintendo DS™
100 Kiri Golf DSJPN US$ 33.99 1w
Bratz: Girlz Really RockUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Castlevania: Order of EcclesiaJPN N/A sold
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia / Akumajou Dracula: Ubawareta Kokuin [Konamistyle Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 29.99 1w
FIFA Soccer 09US US$ 20.99 1-2w
Final Fantasy III (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 24.99 24h
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 31.99 1w
GalileoJPN US$ 21.99 1w
High School Musical 3: Senior YearUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Josei no Hinkakujuku DSJPN US$ 11.99 1w
Ketsui Death LabelJPN N/A sold
Kimi no YuushaJPN N/A sold
Layton Kyouju to Fushigi na Machi (Friendly Version)JPN US$ 94.99 1-2w
Morinaga Takurou no Okane no Shin Joushiki DS TrainingJPN US$ 48.90 1w
My Japanese CoachUS N/A sold
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2US US$ 19.99 1-2w
Rock RevolutionUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Saihai no YukueJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 2 (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 29.99 1w
Smart Boy's: Toy ClubUS US$ 38.99 1-2w
Smart Girl's: Party GameUS US$ 54.99 1-2w
Smart Kid's: Party Fun PakUS N/A sold
Soul BubblesUS N/A sold
Soul Eater: Medusa no InbouJPN US$ 56.99 1w
Tak Mojo MistakeUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Wagamama Fasion: Gals ModeJPN US$ 16.99 1w

Sony PSP™
Bleach: Soul CarnivalASIA N/A sold
Bleach: Soul CarnivalJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Crimsongem SagaASIA N/A sold
DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense - Clazziquai EditionKOR N/A sold
DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense - Clazziquai Edition [Special Package]KOR N/A sold
FIFA Soccer 09US US$ 34.90 5-15d
Garnet ChronicleJPN N/A sold
Gundam Battle Chronicle (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 32.99 1-5d
Hard Pouch Portable 3 (Black)JPN N/A sold
MX vs ATV: Untamed (Greatest Hits)US US$ 17.99 1-2w
Minna de Dokusho: Keatai Shousetsu DesuJPN US$ 9.99 1-5d
Moeru Mahjong: Moejong!JPN US$ 49.99 1w
Moeru Mahjong: Moejong! [Premium Box]JPN US$ 83.99 1w
NBA Live 09JPN US$ 48.90 1w
SD Gundam G Generation Portable (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 26.99 1w
SSX on Tour (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 34.90 1w

PC Games
Battle Rage: The Robot WarsASIA N/A sold
Europa Universalis III CollectionASIA N/A sold
FarCry 2 (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 44.90 wait
FarCry 2 [Collector Edition] (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Medal of Honor: 10th Anniversary BundleASIA N/A sold
Space Rangers: RebootASIA N/A sold
SwashbucklersASIA N/A sold
The Hardy Boys: The Hidden TheftASIA N/A sold
Virtual Skipper 5ASIA N/A sold
X3: Terran ConflictASIA N/A sold

Game Guides and Books
Fable II Limited Edition GuideUS N/A sold
Famitsu DS + Wii [December 2008]JPN N/A sold
Naruto Path of a Ninja 2: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Confrontation Signature Series GuideUS US$ 17.90 1-2w
Saints Row 2 Signature Series GuideUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
V-Jump [December 2008]JPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1037 (2008 10/31)JPN N/A sold
Wii Fit Official Guide BookJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Zero: Gesshoku no Kamen Nintendo Wii Official Guide BookJPN N/A sold

Video Game Soundtracks
Afrika Original Soundtrack [CD+DVD]JPN N/A sold
Culdcept DS Original Soundtrack DeluxeJPN N/A sold
DJCD Sengoku Basara Special (~Tomoyuki Morikawa, Seiichi Morita)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Hototogisu Ran Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Nijiiro No Ojisama Drama CD Vol.1 (~Toshiyuki Morikawa, Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Pop'n Music 16 Party Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Prawf Clwyd SoundtrackJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Siren Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Your Memories Off - Girl's Style - Drama CD Road of The Your Kanzen Ban (~Hikaru Midorikawa, Ryotaro Okiayu, Kenichi Suzumura)JPN US$ 22.90 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 preview of what are expected to be hot next week, as you can see, quite a lot of them:

Fallout 3US N/A
Fallout 3ASIA N/A
Fallout 3 [Collectors Edition]US N/A
Guitar Hero World TourASIA N/A

Eternal SonataUS US$ 29.99
Fallout 3US N/A
Fallout 3ASIA N/A
Fallout 3 [Collectors Edition]US N/A
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec IIIJPN US$ 33.99
Guitar Hero World TourUS US$ 34.99
Guitar Hero World TourASIA N/A
LittleBigPlanetASIA N/A
LittleBigPlanetUS N/A
LittleBigPlanetJPN N/A
MotorStorm: Pacific RiftUS US$ 29.99
MotorStorm IIASIA N/A
SOCOM: ConfrontationASIA N/A
SOCOM: Confrontation (w/ Headset)ASIA N/A

Nintendo Wii™
Wii MusicUS N/A

Thunder Force VIJPN N/A

Nintendo DS™
Aruite Wakaru: Seikatsu Rhythm DSJPN US$ 34.99
ChocoboxJPN N/A
Dr. Slump & Arale-ChanJPN N/A
Valkyrie Profile: Toga o SeoumonoJPN US$ 24.99

Sony PSP™
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best)ASIA N/A
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 43.90
Star Ocean: First DepartureUS N/A

PC Game
Fallout 3 (DVD-ROM)US US$ 54.90
Fallout 3 (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A
Fallout 3 [Collectors Edition] (DVD-ROM)US N/A

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


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