16. Jun, 2005 15:26 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Drag-On Dragoon 2, Inuyasha: Ougi Ranbu (PS2™), Capcom Fighting Jam (Xbox™), Chou Shittou Caduceus (NDS™), Nintendo Super DX Cushion & more

June continues to be relatively calm. A total of 11 unique titles have been published in Japan today. Quickly summarizing the highlights that we have been introducing in our daily updates, Square-Enix's land/air combat action title Drag-On Dragoon 2: Love Red, Ambivalence Black (Japanese and Asian version) is leading the charts in this week.

Additionally demanded has been Bandai's anime fighter Inuyasha: Ougi Ranbu (PS2™), Capcom Fighting Jam (Xbox™) and Atlus' Chou Shittou Caduceus (NDS™).

Interesting miscellaneous this week include Enterbrain's Famitsu PS2! No. 7/8 PSP Special Vol.2 (including a playable demo UMD of Tenchi no Mon UMD), Banpresto's Nintendo Super DX Cushions and more. The magazine which is officially scheduled for release in Japan tomorrow is expected to be in stock at Play-Asia on coming Monday.

As usually, here's a summary of all new releases shipping this week:

Drag-On Dragoon 2: Love Red, Ambivalence BlackJPN US$ 64.90 sold
Drag-On Dragoon 2: Love Red, Ambivalence BlackASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Eye Toy: Play 2JPN US$ 48.90 1w
Eye Toy: Play 2ASIA US$ 44.90 sold
Eye Toy: Play 2 (w/ EyeToy)JPN US$ 69.90 sold
Eye Toy: Play 2 (w/ EyeToy)ASIA US$ 59.90 sold
Inuyasha: Ougi RanbuJPN US$ 64.90 1w
Kaitou Sly Cooper 2JPN US$ 59.90 1w
Slotter Up Core 7 Dekitou da Street Fighter IIJPN US$ 52.90 1-5d

Capcom Fighting JamJPN US$ 48.90 sold
Jade EmpireJPN US$ 64.90 sold

Nintendo DS™, Gameboy Advance™:
Chou Shittou CaduceusJPN US$ 48.90 sold
DS Rakuhiki JitenJPN US$ 48.90 1-2w
Nonono Puzzle Chai-RianJPN US$ 39.90 1w

Sony PSP™:
Baku-NoJPN US$ 42.90 1-5d
Smart BombASIA US$ 39.90 sold
Famitsu PS2! No. 7/8 PSP Special Vol.2 (w/ Tenchi no Mon UMD demo)JPN US$ 18.90 sold

Gainax Heroines Gashapon (full set) US$ 12.90 sold
Hot Spring Gals Figure Collection Gashapon (full set) US$ 22.90 sold
Naruto Real Collection 6 Gashapon (full set) US$ 16.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Summer Beach Figure: Asuka Langley US$ 19.90 sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion Extra Summer Beach Figure: Rei Ayanami US$ 19.90 sold
Nintendo Super DX Cushion: Disk System US$ 24.90 sold
Nintendo Super DX Cushion: Family Computer US$ 24.90 sold
Virtual On Cyper Troopers One Coin Figure Series US$ 7.90 sold

Excerpt of Japanese audio and video releases:
Dragon Ball GT DVD Box GT HenJPN US$ 499.90 sold
Eikoku Koi Monogatari Ema - Original Soundtrack Album - Silhouette of a BreezeJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Kamen Rider Hibiki Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Prince of Tennis Futari no Samurai The First Game / Atobe kara no Okurimono - Kimi ni Sasageru Tenipri MatsuriJPN US$ 30.90 5-15d
Ring Ni Kakero! Character SongsJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
The Snow QueenJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d

Looking forward to next week, a total of around 20 new items are on schedule in Japan.

Major highlights in coming week are without question the upcoming handheld releases. For Nintendo DS™ we will have the strategy hit Famicom Wars DS and Konami's Ganbare Goemon: Toukai Douchuu. PSP™ owners will be looking forward to Konami's Coded Arms (Asian and Japanese version) and Hudson's Bomberman Panic Bomber.

Console platform highlights include the bloody CERO18 rated Simple 2000 Series Vol. 80: The Oanechan Blue, Koei's Zill O'll Infinite (regular edition and Premium Box) for PlayStation2™, Chibi Robo! for Gamecube™ and The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Maniax for Xbox™.

Apart from all video game releases, another batch of Japanese UMD Video and UMD Music titles are coming in, along with a couple of video game related soundtrack and DVD releases, such as the Wild Arms: The 4th Detonator Original Score and Symphonic Suite Dragon Quest VIII soundtrack album as well as the Spectral Force Chronicle Dibajiensu DVD release.

Access our preorder lists for further upcoming video game, movie and music releases.


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