10. Dec, 2009 18:46 (HKT)

Weekly Games update: Narutimate Accel 3, Tales of Graces, Bleach: Soul Carnival 2, Luminous Arc 3: Eyes, Samurai Showdown Zen, Final Fantasy XIII Poster Set & much more!

Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring all new product arrivals from the last seven days. All stellar games of the week from Japan are released today, here are the long awaited Ninja fighter Narutimate Accel 3, Tales of Graces, Bleach Soul Carnival 2 and Luminous Arc 3 Eyes.

It's been 2 years since a Naruto fighter was last developed for the PSP. To reward fans' patience, the newest Accel game has more characters, skills, an improved battle system and an online mode that could involve a maximum of 4 players.

A total of 50 ninjas have signed up for the fight, including the members of Sasuke's "Serpent" organization and the undead combi from the mysterious Akatsuki.

The protagonists from the special episode "Kakashi gaiden" are also making an appearance. Minato, Obito and the young Kakashi become playable characters.

Pit against your friend or play alone, the game is just as fun. There are original storylines and scenarios written especially for the single player mode, come slip into the shoes of your favourite ninja.

Sign up today and fight till you drop:

Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 3ASIA N/A sold
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 3JPN US$ 29.99 24h

Tales of Graces sets stage in a chaotic era where three major warring kingdoms seek to usurp each other. As a young swordsman, you are not only to protect your own believes, but your love ones as well. The touching tale is told through the eyes of enchanting characters and colorful animations.

The linear motion system is upgraded into a style shift system. You can switch between fighting styles smoothly, string up combos and avoid enemy attacks during the battle modes.

More famous seiyuus, such as Sakurai Takahiro and Hanazawa Kana are coming together to bring you one of the most memorable adventures in your (gaming) life.

This game is worth you getting a Nintendo Wii especially for it. Get the Bundle Pack, there are still a limited number of sets available at the moment.

Tales of GracesJPN US$ 49.99 1w
Tales of Graces (Wii Bundle)JPN N/A sold

Bleach Soul Carnival 2 is the newest platformer in the franchise. Pick up your Zanpakuto and travel the exotic but familiar worlds. A total of 120 super deformed characters are showing up, be sure to visit all scenarios. The game contains a large volume of animation sequences, you're not only in the game, but in the anime.

Customize your character, collect soul pieces to make them stronger. Learn new skills on your adventure and take up missions to win rare items. The characters are all voiced by famous seiyuus, unlock their Alarm Voices to set your alarm clock, see how they will wake you up in the morning.

Bleach: Soul Carnival 2ASIA N/A sold
Bleach: Soul Carnival 2JPN N/A sold

Become a knight once again, join the school and fight for your believes. Make friends, watch animations and advance the plot in the Adventure Part and engage in exciting strategic combat in the Battle Mode.

This is the first time in the Luminous Arc series where your get to enjoy your school life in the knight academy, get to know the girls and capture their hearts.

Change is the theme of the game, you transform into a knight in the day time and into a more peaceful self after your win. Other than advancing the main plot, you can take up quests to win items, scenarios, and do an alchemy course to create things that are essential.

Connect with your friends to see who is the best knight among you and view all the different endings in the game.

Luminous Arc 3: Eyes is available on Nintendo DS:

Luminous Arc 3: EyesJPN US$ 79.99 1-2w

Departing from the usual 2D action, Samurai Shodown is easing into the 3D fighting world with their newest fighter, Edge of Destiny. The generations of characters show up in the battle roster, so you'd definitely find someone whose' skills best match with your gaming style.

This is a weapon based fighter where you can do quite a bit of harm to the opponents. The Xbox360 system will make sure that you have the most realistic experience of decapitating someone as you slash at their necks.

The story is about a little European princess Suzu, who has been taken to Japan and brought up as a Samurai. She has been entrusted with the mission to merge Europe with the chaotic Japan. Join her on her dangerous travels and adventures.

Slash and slice, create your own blood fountain. Samurai Spirits Zen is an Xbox360™ exclusive:

Samurai Shodown SenUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Samurai Shodown SenASIA N/A sold
Samurai Spirits ZenJPN US$ 54.99 1w

Final Fantasy XIII's two poster set has arrived today. The portrait poster captures Lightning and Snow in a moment of action and the white landscape poster portrays the sublime coolness of the image girl.

The posters are 72.6 x 51.5 cm, and can cover a good bit of the plain looking spaces in high resolution colors. It's white against black, the hottest and the coolest, just like the combination of Snow and Lightning.

It's time to tear down the old posters and put up the new ones. The Japanese release of the game is just a week away, you'd meet this dream pair, and see their cool moves in no time. This winter is Final Fantast XIII season, celebrate this long anticipated release with the rest of the gaming world.

The set of posters are available for:

Final Fantasy XIII - Official Poster SetJPN N/A sold

More action at break neck speed. Saboteur takes place in one of the most glamorous cities in the world - Paris. You are not only fighting the Nazis for your own redemption, but for vengeance. Take up your firearms and sneak up on your enemies, destroy the facilities and blow up the big bad guys.

The heroes here uses their brains as well as their swords to clear their missions. Might and Magic is debutting on the Nintendo DS with Clash of Heroes. For those who prefer games of a darker shade, try out Rogue Warrior. To claim victory, you need tactics and brawn, in this challenging shooter, you'll be punished by rushing out in the battlefield without a winning strategy.

After all the strife, it's time to play in a theme park. Save the Pokemon wonderland in PokePark Wii by playing on the rides and solving the riddles. Make friends with the other residents in Pokemon world. You need different pokemon for different missions. This is a family adventure suitable for everyone, from grandparents to young children.

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.

BCFX: The Doug Williams EditionUS US$ 42.99 1-2w
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2JPN N/A sold
Hasbro Family Game NightUS US$ 63.99 1-2w
James Cameron's Avatar: The GameASIA N/A sold
James Cameron's Avatar: The GameUS N/A sold
Karaoke Revolution (Bundle)US N/A sold
LIPS #1 Hits BundleUS N/A sold
MX vs ATV: ReflexUS N/A sold
NCAA Basketball 10US N/A sold
Rogue WarriorUS US$ 21.90 1-2w
Samurai Shodown SenASIA N/A sold
Samurai Spirits ZenJPN US$ 54.99 1w
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!US US$ 19.99 1-2w
The SaboteurASIA N/A sold
Xbox 360 Elite Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Premium PackJPN N/A sold

Buzz! Quiz WorldUSUS$ 17.991-2w
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2JPNN/Asold
James Cameron's Avatar: The GameASIAN/Asold
James Cameron's Avatar: The GameUSN/Asold
Karaoke Revolution (Bundle)USN/Asold
MX vs ATV: ReflexUSUS$ 22.991-2w
NCAA Basketball 10USN/Asold
Rogue WarriorUSUS$ 19.9924h
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!USN/Asold
The SaboteurASIAN/Asold
Tony Hawk: Ride (w/ Skateboard Bundle)USUS$ 51.901-2w
X Edge (Compile Heart Selection)JPNN/Asold


Nintendo™ Wii
A Boy and His BlobUSUS$ 49.991-2w
Cars Race O RamaUSN/Asold
ChaoticUSUS$ 15.991-2w
Family Trainer 1 & 2 [Limited Special Pack]JPNUS$ 89.901w
Family Trainer 2JPNUS$ 9.991-5d
Fullmetal Alchemist: Daughter of the DuskJPNUS$ 24.991-5d
Hooked Again (w/ Fishing Rod Bundle)USN/Asold
Kamen Rider Dragon KnightUSN/Asold
Karaoke Revolution (Bundle)USUS$ 166.991-2w
PokePark Wii: Pikachu no DaiboukenJPNN/Asold
Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil 0USUS$ 24.991-2w
Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone MassacreUSUS$ 34.905-15d
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!USUS$ 44.905-15d
Scene It? TwilightUSUS$ 10.991-2w
Silent Hill: Shattered MemoriesUSN/Asold
Tales of GracesJPNUS$ 49.991w
ToshindenJPNUS$ 19.991w
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Play MakerJPNUS$ 68.901w
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010 Play Maker (w/ Classic Controller Pro Black)JPNUS$ 89.901w
Your Shape (w/ Camera)USUS$ 26.991-2w


Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax AttacksUSUS$ 34.905-15d
Taiheiyou no Arashi: Senkan Yamato, Akatsuki ni Shutsugekisu (System Soft Selection)JPNUS$ 44.901w
Winning Eleven 2010ASIAN/Asold
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010JPNUS$ 59.901w


Nintendo DS
Again: FBI Chou-Shinri ShousakanJPNUS$ 19.991-5d
Charm Girls Club: Watashi no Fashion MallJPNUS$ 34.901w
Charm Girls Club: Watashi no Fashion ShowJPNUS$ 37.991-5d
Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou: MM Town de Miracle ChangeJPNN/Asold
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game <div class="ext ext_"></div>USUS$ 9.9924h
Kamen Rider Dragon KnightUSN/Asold
Kurukuru * Princess: Tokimeki Figure * Mezase! VancouverJPNUS$ 27.901-2w
Kyoukugen Dasshutsu 9 Jikan 9 nin 9 no TobiraJPNN/Asold
Luminous Arc 3: EyesJPNUS$ 79.991-2w
Might & Magic: Clash of HeroesUSUS$ 32.991-2w
Monochrome Boo & Baby Boo: Kururin BooJPNUS$ 23.991-5d
Monster * Racer (KOEI The Best)JPNUS$ 34.901w
MX vs ATV: ReflexUSUS$ 14.991-2w
Wedding DashUSUS$ 24.905-15d


Sony PSP™
Bleach: Soul Carnival 2JPNN/Asold
Bleach: Soul Carnival 2ASIAN/Asold
DaikuugunJPNUS$ 38.991w
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki Set (Super Price Set)JPNN/Asold
Fuuun Shinsengumi Bakumatsuden PortableJPNUS$ 44.901w
Gurumin (Super Price Set)JPNUS$ 30.901-2w
James Cameron's Avatar: The GameUSUS$ 17.991-2w
Metal Slug XXASIAN/Asold
MX vs ATV: ReflexUSUS$ 24.991-2w
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 3JPNUS$ 29.9924h
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 3ASIAN/Asold
Patapon 2: Don-Chaka (PSP the Best)JPNUS$ 23.991w
R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter ChocolateJPNN/Asold
Winning Eleven 2010ASIAN/Asold
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010JPNUS$ 39.991w
Youkoso Hitsuji-Mura Portable (Good Price)JPNUS$ 34.901w
Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2 (PSP the Best)JPNUS$ 34.901w


PC Game
Dirt 2 (DVD-ROM)ASIAN/Asold
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (DVD-ROM)USUS$ 54.905-15d
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (DVD-ROM)ASIAN/Asold
Rogue Warrior (DVD-ROM)USN/Asold
Sacred 2: Ice & Blood (Expansion Pack)ASIAN/Asold


Video Game Related Soundtrack
Blazblue Drama CD Burudora RiberutsuJPNUS$ 29.905-15d
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles The Crystal Bearers Music CollectionsJPNUS$ 26.905-15d
Neo Romance ChristmasJPNUS$ 27.905-15d
Ore Tachi Ni Tsubasa Ha Nai Drama CD 2nd Season Image Song AlbumJPNUS$ 28.905-15d


Game Guides and Books
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Official Strategy GuideUSN/Asold
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Collector's Edition Prima Official Game GuideUSN/Asold
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Prima Official Game GuideUSN/Asold
Mobile Suit Gundam - Tenchi Souzou - 30th Anniversary Art CollectionJPNN/Asold
Monster Hunter Official 4 ComicsJPNUS$ 2.9924h
Weekly Famitsu No. 1097 (2009 12/24)JPNN/Asold


Final Fantasy XIII - Official Poster SetJPN 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: (hint: Final Fantasy XIII)

Daikoukai Jidai Online: El OrienteJPN US$ 25.90
Final Fantasy XIII [First Print w/ Final Fantasy XIV Bonus Item Code]JPN N/A
Final Fantasy XIII (Japanese language Version)ASIA N/A

Death ConnectionJPN US$ 68.90
Death Connection [Limited Edition]JPN N/A

Nintendo DS™
Dear Girl: Stories Hibiki - Hibiki Tokkun Daisakusen! [Limited Edition]JPN N/A
Poupee Girl DSJPN US$ 69.90

Sony PSP™
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Collector's Edition) (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A
Queen's Blade: Spiral ChaosJPN N/A
Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos [Gekitou Pack]JPN US$ 299.99


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