17. Mar, 2005 18:34 (HKT)

Weekly import update: Enthusia Professional Racing, One Piece Grand Battle: Combat Rush, The Rumble Fish, Donley Konga 3, Harvest Moon: Colobocle Station, Sarugetchu P! & more

During the end of March - which also marks the end of a company's financial year in Japan - publishers tend to release a relatively large amount of new titles. More than 20 new titles have been published during this week, including a good variety of interesting games mainly for PlayStation2™, Gamecube™, Nintendo DS™ and Sony PSP™.

Summarizing the major highlights from this week, worth mentioning are Konami's Enthusia Professional Racing, Bandai's anime based One Piece Grand Battle: Combat Rush (PS2™ and NGC™), Nippon Ichi's Phantom Kingdom (regular and Limited Edition), Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin: Taiko Drum Masters as well as Sammy's Atomiwave fighter The Rumble Fish (all PS2™).

Further hot selling for Gamecube™ has been Nintendo's drum music sequel Donkey Konga 3 and Hudson's Boboboubo Boubobo Dassutsu! Hajike Royale. The handheld releases Harvest Moon: Colobocle Station (NDS™) and Sarugetchu P! (PSP™) have rounded up the week.

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

Boboboubo Boubobo Dassutsu! Hajike RoyaleJPN US$ 64.90
Detective Saburou Jinguji 9 - Kind of Blue (Workjam Best Collection Vol. 2)JPN US$ 34.90
Enthusia Professional RacingJPN US$ 64.90
GantzJPN US$ 64.90
Hissatsu Pachinko Station V10JPN US$ 54.90
Kappa no Kai-Kata: How to Breed Kappas (Konami Palace Selection)JPN US$ 20.90
One Piece Grand Battle: Combat RushJPN US$ 64.90
Phantom KingdomJPN US$ 64.90
Phantom Kingdom [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 95.00
Shark TaleJPN US$ 64.90
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 73: The Saiyuki SarudenJPN US$ 25.90
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 74: The Oujisama to Romance - Ripple no TamagoJPN US$ 25.90
SNK vs. Capcom Chaos (SNK Best Collection)JPN US$ 32.90
Taiko no Tatsujin: Taiko Drum MastersJPN US$ 39.90
Taiko no Tatsujin: Taiko Drum MastersASIA US$ 36.90
Taiko no Tatsujin: Taiko Drum Masters (incl. drum controller)JPN US$ 69.90
The Conveni 3 (Hamster the Best)JPN US$ 32.90
The Rumble FishJPN US$ 64.90

Boboboubo Boubobo Dassutsu! Hajike RoyaleJPN US$ 64.90
Donkey Konga 3JPN US$ 48.90
One Piece Grand Battle: Combat RushJPN US$ 64.90

FableJPN US$ 64.90
Xbox Ice Blue Halo 2 Limited EditionASIA US$ 249.00

Gameboy Advance™/Nintendo DS™:
How to Breed Kappas Katan Large AdventureJPN US$ 48.90
Kawaii Koinu (Minna no Soft Series 2980)JPN US$ 32.90
Harvest Moon: Colobocle Station JPN US$ 48.90
Compact Pouch DS (black) US$ 10.90
Compact Pouch DS (blue) US$ 10.90
Compact Pouch DS (silver) US$ 10.90

Sony PSP™:
Sarugetchu P!JPN US$ 59.90

Windows PC:
Daikoukai Jidai Online Trial PackJPN US$ 29.90
Football Manager 2005JPN US$ 79.90
The House of the Dead 3JPN US$ 69.90

Toys & soundtracks:
Naruto Ninja Stamp Vol.3 Gashapon US$ 3.90
Super Mario Bros. Pepsi Dot Bottle Cap Collection US$ 4.90
Terra First Album - RevolutionJPN US$ 39.90
Rockman EXE Game Music Collection -Rockman EXE 4~5-JPN US$ 31.90

Looking forward to next week, the flood of quality titles is going to continue. About 40 titles are going to be released. The top highlights will be released on PlayStation2™ and Nintendo DS™. But also Gamecube™, Xbox™ and PSP™ owners can look forward to some new software pearls. We have quickly summarized all major highlights from next week below.

AzumiJPN US$ 64.90
beatmania IIDX 9th StyleJPN US$ 64.90
beatmania IIDX 9th Style Konamistyle Limited EditionJPN US$ 179.90
Giga Wing GenerationsJPN US$ 59.90
Gold Gashbell: Yuujou Tag Battle 2JPN US$ 64.90
Sega AGES 2500 Series Vol. 17 Phantasy Star: Generation 2JPN US$ 28.90
Shining Force NEOJPN US$ 64.90
Wild Arms: The 4th DetonatorJPN US$ 64.90
Winning Eleven 8 Liveware EvolutionJPN US$ 59.90
Y's III Wanderers from YsJPN US$ 59.90
Y's III Wanderers from Ys [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 89.90

Nintendo DS™:
Hanjuku Eiyuu DS: Egg Monster HeroesJPN US$ 48.90
Space Invaders DSJPN US$ 39.90
Touch! Kirby's Magical PaintbrushJPN US$ 48.90
Nintendo DS (Graphite Black)JPN US$ 189.00
Nintendo DS (Pure White)JPN US$ 189.00

Further assorted releases:
Bleach: Heat the Soul (PSP™)JPN US$ 59.90
Gold Gashbell: Yuujou Tag Battle 2 (Gamecube™)JPN US$ 64.90
Shin Sangoku Musou Advance (GBA™)JPN US$ 48.90
Spikeout Battle Street (Xbox™)JPN US$ 64.90
The King of Fighters 2002 (Xbox™)JPN US$ 48.90

A more detailed preorder list can be accessed here.


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