06. May, 2010 16:40 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Harvest Moon - Leaf Valley, Nier, Dead to Rights Retribution & more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. This week is calm because the Japanese game developers and distributors are enjoying their golden week holidays. Yet, fear not, things are not complete stagnant, we have fun US releases.

Part of the famous Harvest Moon franchise, Leaf Valley is the latest game to be localized for English speaking countries. Farming, having fun with cute animals and dating the very eligible bachelorettes are of course the staple of the game, but this time, you have a mission.

You have to earn enough money to save your village from being swallowed by a big corporation that seeks to turn your home into a theme park.

Stop them with the help of your animals and crops, the farmer is the hero here, pick up your hoe and water bucket to day.

Nier and Nier Gestalt are two of Square Enix's latest effort at creating a new RPG franchise. Adventure in the extravagant dark world to find a cure for the Black Scrawl virus to save your daughter. A fun, fast pace battle system will have you glued to the TV screen for hours. With your team of unlikely heroes and an eerie looking book backing you, go challenge the colossal odds.

The dog is the man's best friend, with firearms and a dog with killer instincts beside you, you are invincible. This revival of the Dead to Rights franchise seek to take all the best attributes and excitement in to the Retribution game. Shower bullets on your foes in a face off or send Shadow to take down guards? Devise the best strategy to tackle your opponents.

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

Dead to Rights: RetributionUS N/A sold
NierUS US$ 29.99 24h

Dead to Rights: RetributionUS N/A sold
NierUS US$ 27.99 24h

Sony PSP™
FIFA World Cup 2010US US$ 29.99 1-2w
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf ValleyUS N/A sold

Major League Baseball 2K10 (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold

Game Guides and Books
Dead to Rights: Retribution Official Strategy GuideUSUS$ 19.901-2w
Famitsu Wave DVD [June 2010]JPNN/Asold
No More Heroes: Perfect BibleJPNN/Asold
Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Strategy Guide BookJPNUS$ 31.905-15d


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's a preview of hot games that are expected to come next week:

2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaJPN US$ 9.99

2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaJPN US$ 23.99
3D Dot Game HeroesUS US$ 33.99

Nintendo™ Wii
2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaJPN US$ 44.90

Sony PSP™
2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaJPN US$ 32.99
Hakuoki: Yuugi RokuJPN US$ 59.99
What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2US US$ 28.99

Pre-Orders (14)

Agarest Senki Zero: Dawn of WarJPNUS$ 38.901-2w
Alan Wake [Limited Collector's Edition]ASIAN/Asold
Batman: Arkham Asylum [Game of the Year Edition 3D]USN/Asold
Blur RazersJPNUS$ 89.991-5d
Dead to Rights: RetributionJPNUS$ 31.991-5d
Enslaved: Odyssey to the WestUSN/Asold
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog DaysJPNUS$ 29.991w
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 [Collector's Edition]USN/Asold
Memories Off: Yubikiri no KiokuJPNUS$ 39.991w
Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku [First Print Limited Edition]JPNUS$ 111.991w
Ninety-Nine Nights 2JPNUS$ 29.991w
Riot Act 2JPNUS$ 26.901-2w
Sniper: Ghost WarriorUSN/Asold
Supreme Commander 2JPNUS$ 88.991-5d

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