30. Apr, 2009 16:08 (HKT)

Weekly Games Update: More Noise - Persona, Naruto - Shinobi Retsuden 3, DBZ - Story Saiyajin Raishuu, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2, Warioware Myself, Daikoukai Jidai Online, Tir Na Nog, Tora Dora, Final Approach 2 & more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. Like last week, this week has been rather busy with a number of hot original Japanese titles and localized ones hitting the market.

The most prominent title is Persona, the first installment in the Shin Megami Tensei series. The challenging gameplay remains, but with a difficulty level that you can adjust, this installment can be less of a frustration. Coming with new graphics and a music in its soundtrack, the journey toward understanding oneself becomes even more poignant.

Naruto's path towards true Ninja-hood continues with Shinobi Retsuden 3. Once again, he came across Sasuke and the Asatsuki organization and red hot battle ensues. Other than other ninjas, he has to battle the legendary "tailed" beasts as well as original ones, come join the game and see how your trainging efforts are paying off.

Goku has grown up into a young man in Story Saiyajin Raishuu and is ready for a face off with the Sayans led by Vegeta as well as participating in the world martial arts championship.

Seeing Goku grow up again is a pleasantly nostalgic experience for the series' old time fans and a fresh, exciting and comical journey for the new ones.

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 is strategy linked with hack and slash, slip into the mobile suit of your choice and you are ready to ride off to battle. Besides the existing suits in the series, original creations such as Psycho Gundam make their appearances as well. Koei's famous Musou Gundam 2 is localized for English speaking gamers, come engage in the action!

Make your own games with Made in Ore / WarioWare Myself. After deciding what you want to create, start off by drawing the graphics and deciding on the music needed with your stylus and set the rules. Play a few times to test it and put it online to share with friends and family members.

Assimilate your fleet and take them to the seas through Daikoukai Jidai Online: Cruz del Sur discover unchartered lands, adventure in the wild jungles, golden deserts and meet the locals. Meet like-minded sailors on the net via the network function of your console.

Tir Na Nog the orthodox fantasy RPG takes you back to the medieval times with heroes, princesses, witches and elves. Depending the steps you take on your journey, the game will generate story events accordingly. Decide who you want to proceed your adventure as and off you go.

Last but not least are the romance games. Tora Dora, the comedic text based adventure is here with its crazy cast of high school students. Play the game as Takasu Ryuuji, the lucky boy who needs decide on, and go after the girl of his dreams amidst all the confusion.

Another lucky boy is Kodama Makoto in Final Approach 2: 1st Priority who somehow ended up as the fiance of the super idol Ana. Besides being forced into an engagement and live together, the two have to deal with other girls who come to live under their roof.

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.

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2US N/A sold
NHL 2K9JPN US$ 14.90 1-2w
X BladesJPN US$ 20.90 1-2w
X-Men Origins: WolverineASIA N/A sold
X-Men Origins: WolverineUS N/A sold
Xbox 360 Arcade Console (New Xbox Experience)JPN N/A sold

Daikoukai Jidai Online: Cruz del SurJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2US N/A sold
NHL 2K9JPN US$ 64.90 1w
X BladesJPN US$ 42.90 1-2w
X-Men Origins: WolverineUS N/A sold

Nintendo Wii™
ExciteBots: Trick RacingUS US$ 21.99 24h
ExciteBots: Trick Racing (w/ Wheel)US US$ 39.99 1-2w
Fish Eyes WiiJPN US$ 71.99 1w
Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009JPN N/A sold
Mahjong Kakutou Club Wii: Wi-Fi TaiouJPN US$ 54.90 1w
Samurai Shodown AnthologyUS N/A sold
Shikakui Atama wo Marukusuru WiiJPN US$ 54.90 1w

D.C.I.F.: Da Capo Innocent FinaleJPN US$ 23.99 1-5d
D.C.I.F.: Da Capo Innocent Finale [Kotori Legend Pack]JPN US$ 60.99 1w
Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2US N/A sold
Hakushaku to Yousei: Yume to Kizuna ni Omoi HaseteJPN US$ 12.99 1-5d
Hakushaku to Yousei: Yume to Kizuna ni Omoi Hasete [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 9.99 1-5d
Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2009JPN US$ 64.90 1w
NHL 2K9JPN US$ 54.90 1w
Tir-Na-NogJPN N/A sold

Nintendo DS™
101 in 1 Explosive MegamixUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
Dam-DamJPN US$ 19.99 1w
Dragon Ball Z: Story Saiyajin RaishuuJPN US$ 49.99 1w
Jewel Pet: Kawaii Mahou no FantasyJPN N/A sold
Made in Ore / WarioWare MyselfJPN US$ 44.99 1-5d
Minna no DoubutsuenJPN US$ 48.99 1-5d
Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden 3JPN US$ 35.99 24h
Toeic Test: Eitango Speed Master DSJPN US$ 93.99 1-5d

Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Chara Pure Seal (Stitch O)JPN N/A sold
Chara Pure Seal (Stitch P)JPN N/A sold
Disney Character DS Card Case 6 (Mickey & Minnie)JPN N/A sold
Disney Character DS Card Case 6 (Mickey)JPN N/A sold
Disney Character DS Card Case 6 (Stitch)JPN N/A sold
Disney Character DS Card Case 6 (Winnie the Pooh)JPN N/A sold
Disney Character Hard Pouch DSi (Mickey Black)JPN N/A sold
Disney Character Hard Pouch DSi (Mickey White)JPN N/A sold

Sony PSP™
Final Approach 2: 1st Priority PortableJPN N/A sold
Final Approach 2: 1st Priority Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
PersonaASIA N/A sold
PersonaJPN US$ 63.99 1w
Tir-Na-NogJPN N/A sold
ToraDora Portable!JPN N/A sold
ToraDora Portable! [Choudokyuu Premium Box]JPN N/A sold
X-Men Origins: WolverineUS N/A sold

Sony PSP™ Accessories
Disney Character Hard Pouch Portable (Mickey Black)JPN N/A sold
Disney Character Hard Pouch Portable (Mickey Red)JPN N/A sold
Disney Character Hard Pouch Portable (Mickey White)JPN N/A sold
Hard Pouch Portable 3 (Blue)JPN N/A sold
Hard Pouch Portable 3 (Red)JPN N/A sold

PC Games
Grand Ages Rome (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 39.90 1-5d
Men of War (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 2.99 24h
Real Madrid (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 39.90 1-5d
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (Chinese Version) (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold

Game Guides and Magazines
Amagami Official Complete GuideJPN N/A sold
Arcadia Magazine [June 2009]JPN N/A sold
Biohazard 5 Dissolution GuideJPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Famitsu PSP + PS3 [June 2009]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu Wave DVD [June 2009]JPN N/A sold
Famitsu Xbox 360 [June 2009]JPN N/A sold
Hobby Japan [June 2009]JPN N/A sold
Minashika Taki - Secret Lovers Artworks - Normal Ver.JPN N/A sold
Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 Perfect GuideJPN US$ 21.90 5-15d
Weekly Famitsu No. 1065 (2009 05/08 + 15) Double IssueJPN N/A sold

Game Soundtracks
Hoshizora No Memoria Sound CollectionJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
If Konosekai De (D.C.I.F. - Da Capo - Innocent Finale Intro Theme) (~Coorie)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Sky Love 2 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
beatmania IIDX 16 Empress Original SoundtrackJPN 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!

Due to the Golden Week holidays in Japan, there will be no new game releases next week, so instead, the list below contains the hot stuff that are coming out in the week after next.

Velvet AssassinASIA N/A

Nintendo DS™
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless FrontierUS N/A

Sony PSP™
Bleach: Heat the Soul 6ASIA N/A
Bleach: Heat the Soul 6JPN US$ 84.99
Dynasty Warriors: StrikeforceUS US$ 17.99
GrowlanserJPN N/A


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