28. Jan, 2010 16:24 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: End of Eternity, Ar Tonelico 3, Last Rebellion, Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi, Massive Action Game, No More Heroes 2, Music Fit & more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. We have Mass Effect 2 this week and a lot of blockbusters such as End of Eternity, Ar tonelico III, Last Rebellion and Dragon Quest VI.

End of Eternity, or Resonance of Fate is Sega's next hit. Produced by Tri-Ace, the company that created stellar games such as the Star Ocean and the Valkyrie Profile series, End of Eternity tells the story of the struggles of a group of youths in an apocalyptic world.

Due to large scale pollution, the world has become an almost inhabitable place. People live in Barcels, a massive capsule created by ancient technology, however, even this tiny world is falling apart. It is in the middle of this chaotic era that three young people came together to create a new history.

Pick up your hand guns and other firearms. Make use of the items, know the characters' strengths and strategize your battles. The game makes use of a semi-real time battle system, carry out your offense and defense plans and shower your opponents with bullets.

The game is available on the newest home consoles:

End of EternityASIA N/A sold
End of EternityJPN N/A sold

End of EternityJPN N/A sold
End of EternityASIA N/A sold

The US versions, named the Resonance of Fate come in March:

Resonance of FateUS N/A sold

Resonance of FateUS US$ 24.99 1-2w

Game Guide
Resonance of Fate Signature Series Strategy GuideUS N/A sold

Ar Tonelico, the orthodox fantasy RPG takes place in a ruined world. Like its predecessors, you are to explore this fallen eden with the help of beautiful songstresses, battle monsters and rescue humankind from cruel and ambitious leaders.

Although all remained in this world are three towers, with the beautiful graphics and music, this world is much larger than worlds in the earlier installments.

Both the fields and the characters are constructed in 3D models and the music is seamlessly combined with battle. The background music changes depending on the combined skills you execute with your songstress.

The girls, of course are a vital part of the game, delve into their hearts to really get to know them. You have to form deep bonds with them to birth the most powerful skills.

Ar Tonelico III is available on PlayStation3™:

Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga HajikuASIA N/A sold
Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga HajikuJPN US$ 48.99 1w

Last Rebellion is another orthodox turn base fantasy RPG at first glance. All the elements are there, the swordsman, the sorceress, hideous monsters and an absoutely stunning landscape.

However, the game system, designed by the staff in Nippon Ichi Software, make this game standout in a fascinating way.

Switch the swordsman Nine and the sorceress Aisha around for different battles, sometimes physical strength gives you the extra edge, sometimes it's magic. Aim to disable your opponents by hitting specific body parts, for example, slow them down with a blow to the legs and their attack power to their arms.

Last Rebellion is available on PlayStation3™:

Last RebellionASIA US$ 64.90 5-15d
Last RebellionJPN US$ 24.99 24h

The US version is coming in February:

Last RebellionUS N/A sold

Become the hero of your own adventures. The third game in the Dragon Quest Heaven series is remade for the Nintendo DS with graphical updates and other system upgrades.

You live a peaceful life in a small rural village with your little sister. However, one day the fairies in the forest showed up and entrust you with a mission.

One mission leads to numerous challenges, and before you know it, you have set off on the path to save the world.

Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi is available on Nintendo DS™:

Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no DaichiJPN N/A sold

With a shortage of fuel and food, prices shoots sky high. The future is bleak. Government money gets leaked off to private military organizations and chaos ensued. Pick up your fire arms and join the war effort, you might have no idea about what you are fighting for, but destroying your enemies is your only ticket to survival in MAG.

Bloody and campy, No More Heroes 2 is your trip to stardom in the field of assasinations. You are Travis, the current top star in the ranking, but everything changes when your friend gets killed and you are to join the United Assasination Assoc. games again. Revenge and kinki-ness, what's there not to love?

Released in 2008, Capcom vs Tatsunoko whipped up a storm, so in the start of 2010, Capcom have their game updated and translated for the English speaking gamers. New characters, new controls and online gameplay are just some of the improvements. Besides the English version, there is also the NTSC J version.

Dance to loose weight, Sway to the beat of 50 songs, and let the system calculate the calories you spent while you have fun. The Diet Mode can count the number of hip rolls you do. Slim your waists and make your body lines even more alluring. Music Fit has a tutorial mode for new dancers and a family mode for everyone to just play.

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

End of EternityJPN N/A sold
Fallout 3 (Platinum Hits)ASIA N/A sold
Fight Night Round 4JPN US$ 48.90 1w
Mass Effect 2ASIA N/A sold
Mass Effect 2 [Collector's Edition]ASIA N/A sold
Mass Effect 2 [Collector's Edition]US N/A sold
StokedJPN US$ 21.90 1-2w
Vancouver 2010 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter GamesUS US$ 34.99 1-2w
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010JPN N/A sold

Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga HajikuJPN US$ 48.99 1w
Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku [Damage Case] <div class="ext ext_preowned">preowned</div>JPN N/A sold
End of EternityJPN N/A sold
End of EternityASIA N/A sold
Fight Night Round 4JPN US$ 75.90 1-2w
Last RebellionASIA US$ 64.90 5-15d
Last RebellionJPN US$ 24.99 24h
MAG: Massive Action GameJPN US$ 52.99 1-2w
MAG: Massive Action GameASIA N/A sold
Need for Speed Undercover (EA Best Hits)JPN N/A sold
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010JPN US$ 68.90 1w

Nintendo Wii™
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelUS US$ 44.90 5-15d
Dance Dance Revolution: Music FitJPN N/A sold
Dance Dance Revolution: Music Fit (Bundle)JPN N/A sold
No More Heroes 2: Desperate StruggleUS N/A sold
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All StarsJPN N/A sold
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All StarsUS N/A sold

Need for Speed Undercover (EA:SY! 1980)JPNUS$ 24.901w
Princess Saver! Eternal Love for My LadyJPNUS$ 99.991w
Princess Saver! Eternal Love for My Lady [First Print Special Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
Silent Hill 4: The Room (Konami the Best)JPNN/Asold
Silent Hill: Shattered MemoriesUSN/Asold


Nintendo DS™
Daniel X: The Ultimate Power <div class="ext ext_"></div>USUS$ 24.905-15d
Dragon Ball DS (Welcome Price 2800)JPNN/Asold
Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no DaichiJPNN/Asold
Game Book DS: Koukaku no RegiosJPNUS$ 23.991w
Game Book DS: Koukaku no Regios [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold
Glory of HeraclesUSUS$ 24.991-2w
Kageyama Method: Dennou Hanpuku - Chiri - Rekishi - Koumin - Maru x Maru ShakaikaJPNUS$ 44.901w
Lively GardenJPNUS$ 39.991w
Shogi World Champion: Gekisashi DSJPNUS$ 53.901w


Sony PSP™
11 Eyes CrossoverJPN US$ 53.90 1w
11 Eyes Crossover [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 89.90 1-5d
Arcobaleno! PortableJPN N/A sold
Dengeki no Pilot: Tenkuu no KizunaJPN US$ 10.99 1-5d
Fushigi no Dungeon Fuurai no Shiren 3 PortableJPN US$ 39.99 1w
Idolm@ster SP: Missing Moon (PSP the Best)JPN N/A sold
Idolm@ster SP: Perfect Sun (PSP the Best)JPN N/A sold
Idolm@ster SP: Wandering Star (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 37.90 1w
Loopop Cube: Loop * Salad Portable: MatatabiJPN N/A sold
Machi-Ing Maker 3 x TousouchuuJPN US$ 60.99 1-5d
Mirai Nikki: 13 Hitome no Nikki ShoyuushaJPN US$ 34.99 1w
Need for Speed Undercover (EA Best Hits)JPN US$ 34.99 1w
Silent Hill Zero (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 29.99 24h
Silent Hill: Shattered MemoriesUS US$ 39.99 1-5d
Tales of Destiny 2 (PSP the Best)JPN N/A sold
Tales of Rebirth (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 54.99 1-5d
Tenchu Kurenai PortableJPN N/A sold
Tenchu Kurenai PortableASIA N/A sold

PC Game
Mass Effect 2 (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Mass Effect 2 [Collector's Edition] (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Mass Effect 2 [Collector's Edition] (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold

Video Game Related Soundtrack
Final Fantasy XIII Original SoundtrackJPNUS$ 47.995-15d
Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack [Limited Edition]JPNN/Asold


Game Guides and Books
Elminage II: Sousei no Megami to Unmei no Daichi Complete GuideJPNUS$ 34.90wait
Final Fantasy IX Piano Solo / Piano CollectionJPNUS$ 25.995-15d
Final Fantasy XIII Battle UltimaniaJPNUS$ 26.905-15d
Final Fantasy XIII Scenario UltimaniaJPNN/Asold
Mass Effect 2 Collector's Edition Prima Official GuideUSN/Asold
Mass Effect 2 Prima Official GuideUSN/Asold
Senjou no Valkyria Development ArtworksJPNN/Asold
TV Anime Sengoku Basara Kyakuhon SenshuuJPNUS$ 9.9924h
Weekly Famitsu No. 1103 (2010 02/11)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:

SingStar MotownUS N/A
The Sims 3: Island Paradise (DVD-ROM)US N/A
Star Ocean: The Last Hope InternationalASIA N/A
Star Ocean: The Last Hope InternationalJPN US$ 96.99

Nintendo™ Wii
Data East Arcade ClassicsUS N/A
Sin & Punishment: Star SuccessorUS N/A

Nintendo DS™
Fighting FantasyUS N/A
The Prince of Tennis: Motto Gakuensai no Oujisama -More Sweet Edition-JPN N/A

Sony PSP™
My Virtual Tutor: Reading Kindergarten to FirstASIA US$ 66.99
God EaterJPN US$ 46.90
Pop'n Music PortableJPN N/A


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