12. Nov, 2009 16:55 (HKT)

Weekly Games update: Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, FFCC Crystal Bearers, Lunar PSP, Hexyz Force, Modern Warfare 2, Lego Rock Band, Band Hero, Invizimals, Star Wars Ultimate Sith & much more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. We have a couple of cool Japanese games coming today, let's have a look at these before we get to our usual summary of the week.

Dragon Ball is out with Raging Blast, an exhilirating 3D fighter. Veteran fighters can enjoy facing off against the strongest of the strong while novices can start their fighting career here.

Controls are easy, launch the characters' special skills with a press of a single button, all characters have their specialized skill set, be sure to have a go at them all. Make use of the area, move in all directions, having the fight in 3D gives that so much more room to dash around.

Characters' expressions change during the fight and the environment play a big part in your victories. Learn to destroy mountains and hide behind rocks to ambush your enemies.

Dragon Ball Raging Blast is available on two popular home consoles:

Dragon Ball: Raging BlastASIA N/A sold
Dragon Ball: Raging BlastJPN US$ 24.99 1w
Dragon Ball: Raging BlastUS US$ 27.99 1-2w

Dragon Ball: Raging BlastUS N/A sold
Dragon Ball: Raging BlastJPN US$ 39.99 1w
Dragon Ball: Raging BlastASIA N/A sold

The US version is coming any minute now.

Numerous little heroes have appeared in this series to chase away evil to give people a better place to live, from the little king, the pair of twins to the cat and the girl, these children have braved many dangers and took us to many magical journeys.

This time we travel to the past to the revisit the strive between two races, the Yuke and the Rilties. Yuke's powers lies in their magic while the Rilties have weaponry and technology. Both were using Crystals during the wars and both were seeking to destroy the other's.

After years of violence, Rilties gained the upper hand, destroyed the Yukes and wiped away magic. In a world where technology rules, however, one single Yuke reappeared along with the power of the crystals.

Crystal Bearers is available on Nintendo Wii™:

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersJPN US$ 31.99 1w
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersUS N/A sold

The US version is coming in December.

The magical world is ruled by Dragon Masters, the agents of the goddess Artena and her four dragons. However, at some point, the goddess has disappeared and Dragon Masters are no longer birth. The world slowly fall into chaos and into the hands of the wizard emperor.

In Brug village, faraway from the clutches of the Emperor, a boy dreams of the Dragon Masters. Lured by the legends and his friend Rams, he ventured into the caves of the White Dragon with Luna, the songstress of the village and a mysterious creature Naru.

Perhaps this seemingly harmless little adventure is the start of another legend. The newest remake of the classic Lunar is available on the Sony PSP™

Lunar: Silver Star HarmonyUS N/A sold
Lunar: Harmony of Silver StarJPN US$ 34.99 1w

The US version is coming in February 2010.

Hexys Force is a turn base fantasy RPG that features cute characters, sword and sorcery and destructive gods. Choose between two characters, a swordsman with powerful physical attacks or a priestess with a variety of skills.

By choosing your character, you choose different story paths and missions. To learn of the whole story, you need to play the game at least two times.

Learn of your enemies' weaknesses, exploit them to deal serious damages. The more damages you do, the more items you can get at the end of the battle. Get titles by battling enemies in Galford or engage in story events, your enemies's base.

The god of destruction is waking up, take up your sword and staff and stop him.

Hexyz Force is available on the Sony PSP™ for:

Hexyz ForceJPN N/A sold

Here is the highlight of the week and the newest title to a red hot franchise. Modern Warfare 2 takes off right after Call of Duty 4.

The ultranationalists and terrorists are back, the game will take you to all the hotspots around the world, from the geographically challenging mountain regions to the war torn deserts. With the arsenal of weapons and all the millions of comrades at your side, you can head right off into battle.

All you have to do now is join your friends on the frontlines and fight.

Enough of wars and weapons, let's do something happy, something your little siblings and kids can join in. Create a band to rock the universe in Lego Rock Band. Build your own world, stage and cool props and perform. Those who prefer to focus more on the music side can jam songs with friends with Band Hero.

Get yourself a new pet, one that can be with you wherever you go, one that can fight with you. Capture tiny monsters with the PSP camera in Invizimals, tame him, pet him and teach him tricks. Connect with your friends through the ad hoc network and pit the monsters against each other or engage in story missions when no one's around.

For more extraterrestrial sightings, join the Star Wars in the Ultimate Sith Edition. A lot of missions and update packages have been uploaded to the network since the game was released, those who have yet to enlist in the army, you can get this edition and save some installation hassle as well as get a completely new bonus stage.

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.

Band HeroASIA N/A sold
Band HeroUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Band Hero (Bundle)ASIA US$ 33.99 24h
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2US N/A sold
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2ASIA N/A sold
Dragon Age: OriginsUS US$ 24.99 1-5d
Dragon Age: Origins [Collector's Edition]US N/A sold
Dragon Ball: Raging BlastASIA N/A sold
Dragon Ball: Raging BlastJPN US$ 24.99 1w
Final Fantasy XI: Vana'diel Collection 2JPN N/A sold
Jurassic: The HuntedUS N/A sold
Lego Rock BandUS N/A sold
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [Ultimate Sith Edition]US N/A sold

Band HeroUSUS$ 21.991-2w
Band HeroASIAUS$ 59.905-15d
Band Hero (Bundle)ASIAN/Asold
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2USUS$ 19.991-2w
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2ASIAN/Asold
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [Prestige Edition]ASIAN/Asold
Dragon Age: OriginsUSUS$ 14.9924h
Dragon Age: OriginsASIAN/Asold
Dragon Age: Origins [Collector's Edition]ASIAN/Asold
Dragon Ball: Raging BlastJPNUS$ 39.991w
Dragon Ball: Raging BlastASIAN/Asold
Lego Rock BandUSUS$ 18.991-2w
Shaun White Snowboarding (UBI The Best)JPNUS$ 34.901w
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [Ultimate Sith Edition]USN/Asold


Nintendo Wii™
Academy of Champions: SoccerUSUS$ 19.991-2w
Band HeroUSN/Asold
Band Hero (Bundle)USN/Asold
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ReflexUSN/Asold
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersJPNUS$ 31.991w
Food Network: Cook or Be CookedUSUS$ 33.991-2w
Lego Rock BandUSN/Asold
Need for Speed: NitroUSN/Asold
Nerf N-Strike Elite (w/ Scope)USN/Asold
Shimano Xtreme FishingUSN/Asold
Ultimate Party ChallengeUSUS$ 15.2924h
Ultimate Party Challenge (Bundle)USN/Asold
We Cheer 2USN/Asold


Band HeroUSUS$ 17.991-2w
FIFA Soccer 10USN/Asold
Final Fantasy XI: Vana'diel Collection 2JPNUS$ 63.991w
Jak and Daxter: The Lost FrontierUSN/Asold
Jurassic: The HuntedUSUS$ 19.991-2w
Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau OtometachiJPNN/Asold
Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold


Nintendo DS™
Band Hero (Bundle)USUS$ 22.991-2w
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: MobilizedUSUS$ 22.991-2w
Diner Dash: Flo on the GoUSUS$ 34.905-15d
Japanese History DSJPNUS$ 34.991w
Rockman EXE Operate Shooting StarJPNN/Asold
Sim Animals: AfricaUSUS$ 22.991-2w
Space Invaders Extreme 2USUS$ 23.991-2w
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite SquadronUSN/Asold
Style SavvyUSN/Asold
Uchi no 3 Shimai DS 2: 3 Shimai no Dekake DaisakusenJPNUS$ 48.901w
WireWayUSUS$ 17.901-2w
World History DSJPNUS$ 21.991w


Sony PSP™
Battle Spirits: Kiseki no HashaJPN US$ 47.99 1-5d
Ghostbusters: The Video GameUS US$ 15.99 1-2w
Hexyz ForceJPN N/A sold
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: JanJPN US$ 67.90 1-2w
Higarushi no Naku Koro ni: Jan [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
InvizimalsASIA N/A sold
J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of JJPN US$ 14.99 1-5d
Jak and Daxter: The Lost FrontierUS N/A sold
Lunar: Harmony of Silver StarJPN US$ 34.99 1w
Need for Speed: ShiftJPN N/A sold
Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau OtometachiJPN N/A sold
Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Shaun White Snowboarding (UBI the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite SquadronUS N/A sold
Undead KnightsUS N/A sold
Warship Gunner 2 PortableJPN US$ 86.90 1-2w

PC Game
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (DVD-ROM)USN/Asold
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (DVD-ROM)ASIAN/Asold
Dragon Age: Origins (DVD-ROM)USN/Asold
Dragon Age: Origins [Collector's Edition] (DVD-ROM)USN/Asold
Final Fantasy XI: Vana'diel Collection 2JPNN/Asold
PES Pro Evolution Soccer 2010ASIAN/Asold
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (DVD-ROM)USUS$ 34.905-15d
Tropico 3 (DVD-ROM)ASIAUS$ 9.9924h


Video Game Soundtracks
Lucian Bee's Character Song Series Vol.5 Angela (~Angela)JPNUS$ 17.905-15d
Oretachi Ni Tsubasa Wa Nai Drama CD Second Season Vol.4JPNUS$ 20.905-15d
Tales of The World Radiant Mythology 2 Original SoundtrackJPNUS$ 79.995-15d
Tales of Vs Original SoundtrackJPNUS$ 29.905-15d
Torokuro Okiraku OngakushuJPNUS$ 22.995-15d
VitaminX-Z Drama CD Masochistic Side (~Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Daisuke Ono, Hiroyuki Yoshino)JPNUS$ 23.905-15d


Game Guides and Books
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Signature Series Strategy GuideUSUS$ 25.991-2w
Forza Motorsport 3 Prima Official GuideUSN/Asold
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Signature Series Strategy GuideUSN/Asold
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Official Strategy GuideUSN/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1092 (2009 11/19)JPNN/Asold


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:

Left 4 Dead 2JPN N/A
Left 4 Dead 2US N/A
Left 4 Dead 2ASIA N/A

Nintendo Wii
Calling: Kuroki ChakushinJPN US$ 179.99
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Yome!JPN N/A
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Dodoon to 2 Yome! (Bundle w/TataCon)JPN N/A


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