29. Apr, 2004 19:26 (HKT)

Weekly import update: More than 20 new releases - Pikmin 2, Xenosaga Freaks, Naruto: Saikyo Ninja 2, Steel Empire & more

More than 20 new Japanese titles have been shipping this week. End of last week we started with Nintendo's Gamecube™ title Pikmin 2 as well as Sammy's Xbox™ fighting game Guilty Gear XX #Reload.

Additionally interesting in this week has been Tomy's Gameboy Advance™ action game Naruto: Saikyo Ninja 2 and Namco's Xenosaga Freaks for PlayStation2™.

Please be noted that a few titles from this week are shipping slightly delayed due to the Japanese Golden Week holidays. Affected are mainly Xenosaga Freaks (Japanese version), Get Backers Dakkanoku: Ura Shinjuku Saikyou Battle and Taisen Hot Gimmick Cosplay [Limited Edition]. We expect delivery early of next week.

Here's a summary of all new releases from this week:

For PlayStation2™:
  • Xenosaga Freaks
  • Princess Maker
  • Kaiketsu Zorori: Mezase! Itazura King
  • Kaiketsu Zorori: Mezase! Itazura King (incl. EyeToy)
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Chousaisoku! zokusha kinguBU ~bucchigiridensetsu2~
  • Orange Pocket
  • Taisen Hot Gimmick Cosplay
  • Taisen Hot Gimmick Cosplay [Limited Edition]
  • SuperLite 2000: Waku Waku Volley 2
  • Get Backers Dakkanoku: Ura Shinjuku Saikyou Battle
  • EyeToy USB Camera

    For Gamecube™:
  • Pikmin 2

    For Dreamcast™:
  • Orange Pocket
  • Orange Pocket [Limited Edition]
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Cherry Blossom [Limited Edition]

    For Gameboy Advance™:
  • Naruto: Saikyo Ninja 2
  • Zero One SP
  • Pyuu to Fuku: Jaguar Byoti Deru Megane Kun
  • Steel Empire / Koutetsu Teikoku
  • Mickey's Pocket Resort

    For Xbox™:
  • Guilty Gear XX #Reload
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies

    Additionally worth mentioning in our weekly update are 2 Korean version shooting games that were released a few days ago. One is Gunbird Premium Package (which was already released as Japanese version a few months ago but might be interesting due to the lower price) as well as Taito's PS One™ shooter Raycrisis.

    We are going to import Raycrisis - the successor to Raystorm - in good quantities and expect delivery to arrive early of next week. Orders are welcome at US$ 29.90 only. The title is out of print in Japan for a while and should not be missed in any good shmups collection.

    A bit off-topic but further shipping this week are Tomato's weird sound related worldimagesoundplay (usually only available through Sony's official webstore in Japan), Bandai's new Tamagotchi Plus, the Famicom Game Sound Museum Candy Toy as well as the Bruce Lee Ultimate DVD Collection.

    Looking forward to next week, it's going to be extremely calm due to the Japanese holidays. Only one game will be shipping, which is Yuke's Online Pro Wrestling.

    Additionally we are finally expecting our shipment of Qute's WonderSwan™ shooting game Judgement Silversword: Rebirth Edition to arrive on Tuesday/Wednesday. Half of the batch has been pre-sold, while new orders are still welcome as long as our supply lasts. After the first batch was sold in Japan, the second hand price for this title went up to US$ 100 and above. Certainly a good title for all collectors.

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