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Family Party: Outdoor Fun (D3Publisher) – 2nd October
Crazy Mini Golf 2 (Data Design Interactive) – 2nd October
FIFA 10 (EA SPORTS) – 2nd October
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquillity (Nintendo) – 9th October
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (LucasArts) – 9th October
Cate West: The Vanishing Files (Oxygen Interactive) – 9th October
All Star Cheerleader 2 (THQ) – 16th October
Drawn to Life The Next Chapter (THQ) – 16th October
Countdown (Mindscape) – 16th October
Family Fortunes (Mindscape) – 16th October

A few weeks ago, Capcom announced that a competition was being held to see who could come up with a new and interesting weapon which could be added in the North American/Europe versions of Monster Hunter 3. That’s not the only big change you’ll find in the localized version of the game, though. According to Monster Hunter 3 producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, there are plans to add more than one new weapon and perhaps more importantly, the developers have listened to feedback from Western gamers in order to improve on the online mode.

“Two of the big things that we’re doing right now is we’re setting up the network infrastructure in North America and in Europe, so that in itself is kind of a challenge. Since we’re building it from the ground up, we’re able to take more into consideration what western players want. So we heard a lot of feedback and heard a lot of input from Western gamers about what they really want in their online mode. The other thing we’re doing is we’re adding some new weapons to the game and right now we have a competition, a contest on the Capcom-Unity site, so if you check out our Unity site, it’s running until the end of September, and we might pick one if there is a really cool weapon for the contest and then you might see your weapon in the game.”

Media Create has published the latest official software sales figures from Japan. The results are below.

01./06. [NDS] Tomodachi Collection (Friend Collection) (Nintendo) – 96,000 / 1,220,000 (+32%)
02./02. [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold (Pokemon Co.) – 68,000 / 1,008,000 (-69%)
03./01. [NDS] Pokemon Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.) – 64,000 / 1,009,000 (-71%)

04./03. [PS3] Tales of Vesperia (Namco Bandai) – 49,000 / 265,000 (-77%)
05./04. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 4 (Konami) – 42,000 / 146,000 (-60%)
06./11. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) – 36,000 / 1,226,000
07./05. [NDS] SaGa 2 Legendary Secret Treasure: Goddess of Destiny (Square Enix) – 32,000 / 123,000 (-65%)
08./09. [NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Defenders of the Starry Sky (Square Enix) – 30,000 / 3,944,000 (-8%)

09./00. [360] Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft Game Studios) – 30,000 / NEW
10./07. [PSP] Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 4 (Konami) – 14,000 / 65,000 (-72%)

Family Slot Car Racing (WiiWare) – Grumble Grumble
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits (WiiWare) – Recommended
Overturn (WiiWare) – Hmmm…
Mr. Driller W (WiiWare) – Hmmm…
Picturebook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit (WiiWare) – Hmmm…
Rock N’ Roll Climber (WiiWare) – Recommended
Sexy Poker (WiiWare) – Grumble Grumble
The Revenge of Shinobi (VC) – Recommended
Super Empire Strikes Back (VC) – Recommended
Super Star Wars (VC) – Recommended
Tecmo Bowl (VC) – Grumble Grumble
Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters (DSiWare) – Hmmm…
Art Style: precipice (DSiWare) – Recommended
Guitar Rock Tour (DSiWare) – Grumble Grumble
Brain Age Express: Sudoku (DSiWare) – Hmmm…
Pop+ Solo (DSiWare) – Hmmm…

Legendary Book Available as Exclusive Pre-Order Item in North America

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 29, 2009 – Aspyr Media and GameStop have teamed on an exclusive GameStop pre-order item for Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain for Nintendo DS™. Savvy gamers who reserve Fighting Fantasy will receive a copy of the re-released book that goes by the same name. The first in the hit series, this will be the only way to get the book in the U.S. With this special pre-order, North American gamers will experience the original Fighting Fantasy on both paper and Nintendo DS. Pre-orders can be made online at www.gamestop.com or in-store.

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain is a first-person RPG experience that draws directly from the pages of the original book. Customize your character from the start and work your way through the dreaded Firetop Mountain keep. Staying true to the original print version, you’ll be offered questions in the course of your quest that will ultimately affect the outcome of your adventure – it’s up to you which path you take every step of the way. There’s danger around every corner, with a multitude of enemies, traps and treasure! How will you decide to navigate this maze of tunnels to reach the treasure of Zagor, the Warlock of Firetop Mountain?

Japanese gaming magazine Gemaga has released their list of the top 10 most disappointing games in their most recent issue. We’ve posted their choices below.

1. Thunder Force VI (PS2, Sega)
2. Final Fantasy VIII (PS, Square Enix)
3. Seiken Densetsu 4 (PS2, Square Enix)
4. Gyakuten Saiban 4 (Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney) (NDS, Capcom)
5. Rogue Galaxy (PS2, Level 5)
6. Mario Sunshine (GC, Nintendo)
7. Unlimited Saga (PS2, Square Enix)
8. Devil May Cry 2 (PS2, Capcom)
9. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (NDS, Square Enix)
10. Blood of Bahamut (NDS, Square Enix)

Monster Finder screenshots

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Toushiden trailer

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