22. Apr, 2010 19:03 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku, Nier, Naruto Cha-Crash!, Ys: Felghana, One Piece Mouse Pads, MH Tri US ver., Disgaea Infinite, Knights in the Nightmare, Tokyo Mono Harash & more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. After weeks of quiet, we finally have a torrent of releases. YAY. Square Enix's dark fantasy NIER is available as Replicant and Gestalt versions, the uber exciting 2D shooter Ketsui: Extra and Falcom's star RPG Ys Felghana no Chikai.

The legendary shooting game that drives shooters to ecstacy is now available as an Xbox360™ game. With the networking abilities of the home console, you can take on the most powerful shooters in the world.

Upload your scores to the online rankings, download replay data from the chart topper and learn a thing or two.

You can tweak with difficulty settings, unlock secret stages and fight the boss on your own terms. The Limited edition comes in a 3D box, with two special soundtrack CD from Ketsui Kizuna Jigoku tachi Extra and the other for Do Don Pachi Daioujou.

Both Limited and Regular editions are available today:

Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi ExtraJPN US$ 64.99 1w
Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 79.99 1w

From the publisher: Nothing is as it seems in Square Enix’s latest action adventure game, set in a crumbling world plagued by disease and dark, unrecognizable creatures.

Players assume the role of the unyielding protagonist, NIER, resolute in his quest to discover a cure for his daughter/sister (characters' relationship changes depending on which version you buy), who is infected with the Black Scrawl virus.

With powerful allies and a mysterious book, NIER encounters things that will confound even the mightiest of warriors. With NIER, experience seamless in-battle cinematics and explore hauntingly familiar lands, intense action-packed battles, and storytelling like only Square Enix can do.

The PlayStation3™ Replicant version features a younger hero trying to rescue his sister while the Xbox360™ version features a father on a quest for his daughter. Both Japanese versions are available today, the US versions will come next Tuesday (27th April):

NieR GestaltJPN N/A sold
NierUS US$ 29.99 1-2w

NieR ReplicantJPN N/A sold
NierUS US$ 29.99 24h

Nier Gestalt And Replicant Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 34.99 24h

Guide Book
Nier Signature Series GuideUS N/A sold

Here are new actions with Naruto and gang. With a brand new battle system, this game will draw out all the chakra in you. Fill your chakra gauge as you fight Sasuke, Itachi or Dedara and unleash strings of cool sure kill attacks on them with your stylus. Everybody could become a shinobi with this intuitive system.

Pick a fight with your sibling, or your neighbor. This game allows four people to fight together simultaneously. Learn to guard and attack, as soon as you break someone's guard, you can combo them until they fall.

The Ninjas are at it again, Ninjutsu Zenkai! Cha-Crash! is available on Nintendo DS™:

Naruto Shippuden: Ninjutsu Zenkai! Cha-Crash!JPN US$ 21.99 1w

Let's go back to some orthodox fantasy adventures. Adol and his friend Dogi are going to the volcanic island of Felghana, Dogi's homeland, to free the people from the tyrant and fight some powerful monsters.

Hugely popular when the game was released on the PC, Falcom installed numerous upgrades to the game and released it on the Sony PSP. Characters are fully voiced in the game events and the colorful graphics are readjusted for the large screen.

You can choose from three sets of BGM and unlock pictures for the album as you further your adventures. It doesn't matter that you have played the game before, this new version will give your a smoother and fresher experience.

The ticket to adventures in Felghana is available to all Sony PSP gamers:

Ys: Felghana no ChikaiJPN US$ 38.99 1w

Monsters from Tri are marching toward English speaking gamers with NTSC U/C Wii consoles. Pick up your sword and shield and go hunt them down. Saw down tusks and get their fangs to upgrade weapons. Don't worry about the nitty gritty things, the cats Airu will take care of them, and so will Pugi and the new character Cha Cha.

To change future, Prinnies travelled through time to Disgaea Infinite. One of Nippon Ichi's most interesting cast of characters is here to show you their everyday lives in this adventure game. The system will bring you right into the head of your favourite character, see what devious thoughts they hide behind their cute exteriors.

Build your troops out of wandering spirits and conquer the world. Another master piece strategy game from Sting of Yggdra Union fame, Knights of the Nightmare features a war in the fallen paradise. First released for Nintendo DS, now, with system upgrades, you can enjoy an even more fun version through the Sony PSP.

Developed by Atlus, Tokyo Mono Harashi is an RPG about defeating monsters through a unique system, bonding with friends and dungeon roaming. The game takes place in Shinjuku, one of the most intriguing parts in Tokyo, you are one of the chosen once to use fuda to stop evil spirits from possessing humans.

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

Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi ExtraJPN US$ 64.99 1w
Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 79.99 1w
NieR GestaltJPN N/A sold
Superstars V8 Next ChallengeJPN N/A sold
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition)JPN US$ 79.99 1w

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition)JPN N/A sold
God of War Collection (Greatest Hits)US US$ 19.99 1-2w
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty CityASIA N/A sold
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty CityUS N/A sold
NieR ReplicantJPN N/A sold
Resident Evil 5 (Greatest Hits)US US$ 19.99 1-2w
Star Wars The Force Unleashed (Greatest Hits)US US$ 19.99 24h

Nintendo Wii™
Ivy the Kiwi?JPN US$ 31.99 1w
Momotarou Dentetsu 16 (Minna no Susume Selection)JPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Monster Hunter TriUS US$ 23.99 1-2w
One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 2 - Mezameru Yuusha (Minna no Susume Selection)JPN US$ 34.99 1w

Pachi-Slot Higrashi no Naku Koro ni MatsuriJPN N/A sold

Nintendo DS™
America's Test Kitchen: CookingUS US$ 19.99 1-2w
Ivy the Kiwi?JPN US$ 44.90 1w
Kirei Zukin SeikatsuJPN US$ 102.90 1w
Mahjong Fight Club DS Wi-Fi Taiou (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 49.90 1w
Naruto Shippuden: Ninjutsu Zenkai! Cha-Crash!JPN US$ 21.99 1w

Sony PSP™
BlazBlue: Calamity TriggerUS N/A sold
Canvas 3: Nanairo no KisekiJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Canvas 3: Nanairo no Kiseki [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Disgaea InfiniteJPN US$ 12.99 24h
Harakuju Tantei Gakuen: Steel WoodJPN US$ 36.99 1w
Harakuju Tantei Gakuen: Steel Wood [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 61.90 1-2w
Himawari: Pebble in the Sky PortableJPN US$ 65.90 1-5d
Himawari: Pebble in the Sky Portable [DX Pack]JPN US$ 52.99 1w
Knights in the NightmareJPN US$ 24.99 1-5d
Real Rode PortableJPN US$ 79.90 1w
Real Rode Portable (DX Pack)JPN N/A sold
Tokyo Mono Harashi: Karasu no Mori Gakuen KitanJPN US$ 64.90 1-5d
Ys: Felghana no ChikaiJPN US$ 38.99 1w
Ys: Felghana no Chikai (w/CD)JPN US$ 48.99 1w

PC Game
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 29.90 5-15d
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (DVD-ROM)US N/A sold

Video Game Soundtracks
Hokuto Muso Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 34.99 5-15d
Judie No Atelier - Gramnud No Renkinjutsushi - Toraware No Shujin Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Kotori Love Songs (Kotori Loveexp Image Song) (~Little Non, Coorie)JPN US$ 12.90 5-15d
Nier Gestalt And Replicant Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 34.99 24h

Game Guides and Books
Famitsu DS + Wii [June 2010]JPN N/A sold
V-Jump [June 2010]JPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1114 (2010 04/29)JPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1115 (2010 05/06)JPN N/A sold

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:

Super Street Fighter IVJPN US$ 54.99
Super Street Fighter IV [Collectors Package]JPN US$ 66.99

Super Street Fighter IVJPN US$ 49.99
Super Street Fighter IV [Collectors Package]JPN N/A

Nintendo DS™
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2JPN US$ 24.99

Sony PSP™
Ikki Tousen: Xross ImpactJPN N/A
Metal Gear Solid Peace WalkerASIA N/A
Metal Gear Solid Peace WalkerJPN N/A
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Premium Pack (PSP-3000 Bundle)JPN N/A


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