24. Dec, 2009 18:20 (HKT)

Weekly Games update: Darius Burst, NeoGeo Online Collection Box Sets, Guitar Hero Van Halen, Lina no Atelier, Lucky Star Net Idol Meister, Nizu no Senritsu & much more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. Releases have more or less calmed down, perhaps the majority of people have packed up their tools for the Christmas season? Nevertheless, some hot developers have released their shooters, fighters and adventure games, so you won't be bored.

Taito's stellar shooter Darius is coming to the Sony PSP. With the wide screen and high resolution graphics, you can better admire the chic, fish-like air ships and enjoy the excitement of shooting the aliens down.

Darius PSP takes us to the farthest future. It follows the storyline in Darius Gaiden. In the first installment of the series, Planet Darius is attacked by the Perusas and a number of the residents fled to Planet Vatis. These people are now trying to make their way back to their mother planet.

Pilot your silver hawk, make use of your bullets, your bombs and arms (shields). Collect items to power them up and head off to wipe out your enemies' bases. There are several modes, you clear stages and fight bosses in the Arcade Mode, take up missions in the Mission Mode and clear the game under stringent rules in the Burst Mode.

Bring your refugees home, Darius Burst is available on Sony PSP™:

My Virtual Tutor: Reading Kindergarten to FirstASIA US$ 66.99 1-2w
Darius BurstJPN N/A sold

NeoGeo Online Collection Box sets have all of SNK's vintage fighters. Taken from the arcades and ported to the PlayStation2, these upgraded games have new modes and better graphics in general. These are not only games, they are collector's items, look how classy the game discs are in their respective boxes.

Guitar Hero is featuring Van Halen. So hop on stage now with your guitar, strum a few notes, jam with friends and do some head banging. The game has one of the most comprehensive list of songs from the band, including solos and guest performances, choose and pick which stage you want to perform and go for it.

Put all you've learnt in the classroom into use in Lina no Atelier. The girl has just gotten her license to perform alchemy, and already she is forced by the fairies to use it to redevelop their villages. Go out into the wilderness to gather items, slay monsters and enlist the help of friends to manage the new village.

After exploring villages are other war zones, come back to the city. Akihabara is in need of a new image girl, take your Lucky Star favourite to the auditions in Net Idol Meister. Venture into the mysterious islands and meet magical girls in MagusTale Eternity and find out about your secret guardian angel in Nizu no Senritsu.

Here is a summary of all the games that came out within the last seven days. Next week will be pretty quiet, due to the envisioned food coma that followed all major holidays. Nevertheless, do check back regularly, for there may be surprises.

Guitar Hero: Van HalenUS US$ 22.99 1-2w
Infernal: Hell's VengeanceJPN US$ 14.99 1-5d

Guitar Hero: Van HalenUS US$ 22.99 1-2w

Guitar Hero: Van HalenUS US$ 44.90 5-15d
Little Busters! Converted EditionJPN US$ 63.99 1w
NeoGeo Online Collection Complete Box Volume 1JPN N/A sold
NeoGeo Online Collection Complete Box Volume 2JPN N/A sold

Nintendo DS™
Coro PataJPN N/A sold
Fuyu no Sonata DS <div class="ext ext_"></div>JPN US$ 27.99 1w
Fuyu no Sonata DS [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna: Ichi-Ni Maki PackJPN N/A sold
Lina no Atelier: Strahl no RenkinjutsushiJPN US$ 59.90 1w
Lina no Atelier: Strahl no Renkinjutsushi (Premium Box)JPN N/A sold
Nankoku Sodachi DSJPN US$ 33.99 1w
PostPet DS Yumemi ru Momo to Fushigi no PenJPN US$ 35.99 1w
Zelda no Densetsu: Taiyou no KitekiJPN US$ 9.99 24h

Sony PSP™
Assassin's Creed: BloodlinesJPN N/A sold
My Virtual Tutor: Reading Kindergarten to FirstASIA US$ 66.99 1-2w
Darius BurstJPN N/A sold
Lucky Star: Net Idol MeisterJPN US$ 29.99 1-5d
Lucky Star: Net Idol Meister [DX Pack]JPN US$ 48.99 1w
MagusTale Eternity: Seikaiju to Koisuru Mahou TsukaiJPN N/A sold
MagusTale Eternity: Seikaiju to Koisuru Mahou Tsukai [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Metal Slug XXJPN N/A sold
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 28.90 1w
Nizu no Senritsu PortableJPN N/A sold
Nizu no Senritsu Portable [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 92.99 1-5d
Simple 2500 Series Portable!! Vol. 13: The Akuma Hunters - ExorsisterJPN US$ 25.99 48h

PC Game
Dirt 2 (DVD-ROM)USN/Asold
The Saboteur (DVD-ROM)USN/Asold


Video Game Related Soundtracks
Kimi Tono Tabiji (Dice Dice Fantasia Theme Song) (~Haruka Shimotsuki)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
One And Gekkoka (Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos Intro & Outro Theme) (~Yousei Teikoku)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Persona 4 Vol.2 (Shin Megami Tensei Drama CD) (~Daisuke Namikawa, Shotaro Morikubo, Yui Horie)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Sengoku Muso 3 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 30.90 5-15d

Game Guides and Books
Bayonetta Chimax BibleJPN N/A sold
Codes & Cheats Winter 2010US N/A sold
Famitsu DS + Wii [February 2010]JPN N/A sold
Gekijou-ban Macross F - Itsuwari no Utahime - Official Guidebook Perfect TriangleJPN US$ 18.90 5-15d
Gran Turismo Official Guide Book for PSP(R)JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Hiiro no Kakera: Shin Tamayori Hime Denshou Official Visual Fan BookJPN N/A sold
Mobile Suit Gundam - Tenchi Souzou - 30th Anniversary Art CollectionJPN N/A sold
Ogami Gasshu Jinsoumaiko Kyu Sairei JikenJPN N/A sold
R-Type Tactics II Official Perfect GuideJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
RockMan EXE Official Complete WorkJPN N/A sold
Sengoku Musou 3 Official Setting SourcebookJPN N/A sold
Tsutomu Takahashi - KJPN US$ 56.90 5-15d
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves / Uncharted: Do ougon Katana to Kie ta Sendan Official Perfect GuideJPN N/A sold
V-Jump [February 2010]JPN N/A sold
Web Kare Official Guide BookJPN US$ 24.90 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!


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