Retail Radar: Wii Tumiki Fighters, 360 Kengo, and more

Katamari-style shooter and samurai swordfighter spotted alongside PS2 Biker Mice From Mars, 360 Chessmaster, exclusive Ninja Gaiden Sigma collectors edition.

The pastel chaos of Tumiki Fighters.

The Retail Radar spotted a handful of possibly incoming bogeys on retailer Web sites today, starting with a handful of imports. Online rental service GameFly suggests that a trio of foreign titles are being readied for North American releases, as it has added Tumiki Fighters for the Wii, Kengo Zero for the Xbox 360, and Biker Mice from Mars for the PlayStation 2 to its catalog.

Tumiki Fighters is a freeware PC game from shoot-'em-up designer Kenta Cho, and it brings a Katamari Damacy-style twist to the side-scrolling shooter genre. With simple 3D graphics, Tumiki puts players in control of a ship that can shoot down enemies and then swoop in and attach the wreckage to its own hull for bonus points and protection from enemy attacks. GameFly lists the Wii edition of the game with Majesco as the publisher and a release date to be determined.

The same publisher-release date combo appears on GameFly's listing for Kengo Zero on the Xbox 360. A feudal samurai swordfighting series from Genki, Kengo debuted in the US as Kengo: Master of Bushido for the PlayStation 2. Kengo Zero includes a number of legendary samurai swordsmen, like Musashi Miyamoto and Jubei Yagyu, and features one-on-one fighting, as well as less sporting melees.

The third unannounced import of note comes from entirely different foreign shores. Biker Mice from Mars was originally announced for release last year in Europe by Game Factory, but now the PS2 game has shown up on GameFly's database with a June 30 release date. Game Factory is still listed as the publisher.

In more domestic matters, a listing has gone up on the Web site of US retailer GameStop Ubisoft for Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition on the Xbox 360. The retailer expects the latest installment in Ubisoft's long-running chess simulation to ship in early September and cost $49.99. New Chessmaster games for the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS are also listed.

Finally, GameStop is also taking preorders for Ninja Gaiden Sigma Collector's Edition on the PlayStation 3. While little is known about what will be included in the premium pack, it will apparently run gamers $69.99 and ship alongside the regular edition of the game in June. Even more interesting, it is labeled as a GameStop exclusive. A representative with the retailer had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment on the collector's edition's contents as of press time.

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107 comments
tommyxx516
tommyxx516

Why do i get a feeling that an Xbox360 version of Ninja Gaiden is in the works and will be out this fall? They'd make even more money....

GreenGoblin2099
GreenGoblin2099

So NGS is drawing nearer... cool!! can't wait to get a PS3 for that game. Everything else in these news = meh

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

70 bucks for a 3 year old ninja gaiden with more gloss ? Wow ! That really sucks. Ninja Gaiden Black was 20.

MrSickVisionz
MrSickVisionz

- Why would they publish kengo on 360 when even the ps3 outsells it in japan? - Because they're businessmen. The 360 user base is over 10 million or approaching it. The PS3 fanbase is approaching 3 million. Businessmen read numbers and the chance to increase profit by over 300% will always look like a smart move.

JAREDJR
JAREDJR

Tumiki, Tuyuki, Tuwiki.

DeadBullet
DeadBullet

Biker Mice from Mars............ It reminds me of the only time I saw the cartoon, and its a living nightmare.....

MarcusZin
MarcusZin

Why would they publish kengo on 360 when even the ps3 outsells it in japan?

coolasj19
coolasj19

ph well the NGS collector is only $10 dollars more so ill just get it

the_bi99man
the_bi99man

Dude. Biker Mice from Mars. I haven't heard that name in probalby 10 years. I used to love that show.

ganondorf
ganondorf

Tumiki Fighters! Thats awsome, I used to play that all the time in highschool

thewesman
thewesman

thas a good question. Perhaps the premium pack includes micromachines racers or something?...........with ninjas perhaps?

Samwise911
Samwise911

why is the ninja gaiden sigma page on gamestop got micro machine images?

balindos
balindos

I dont have a PS3 but if you do, I recommend you pick up or rent Ninja Gaiden that game was amazing on the xbox. One of my favs for sure.

ReggieNametaker
ReggieNametaker

Hmm tumiki Fighters plays really well, I couldnt imagine it as a fully fledged game though.

XblindwandererX
XblindwandererX

I was hoping that Kengo would also be on PS3....oh well. I never tried any game in the Ninja Gaiden series, so I would like to check that Sigma. However, I don't want to pay $70 just for collector's edition.

cfamgcn
cfamgcn

Tumiki Fighters looks interesting

Cobra5
Cobra5

Hey, Tumiki Fighters. I play that, and rRootage, and Torus Trooper all the time.

microwaveman
microwaveman

fifty bucks for chess? are you kidding? how about an xbox live arcade game of chess for like... 5?

comelstr
comelstr

hmmm the chessgame for the 360 psp or ds ill get the one with online play i love chess

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

biker mice from mars, must play it, sounds so bad.

sens_rocks_40
sens_rocks_40

lol biker mice from mars. thats hilarious. and 50 bucks for a chess game wtf.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Sounds rubbish, though I might get the Chess game for PSP to play on the go.

Pittfan666
Pittfan666

$50 for a chess game? How about making a simple chess game for the arcade for 400 points instead of ripping us off.

Ryan-06
Ryan-06

I love Katamari, looking forward to Sigma as well!

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

Biker mice from mars has not been around since the SNES It's not going to happen.

lordliubei
lordliubei

A new Kengo game on 360?! That's a capital idea! I remember playing the first Kengo in the early days of PS2, and it was awesome. For those of you who don't know about Kengo, it's a weapons-based 3-D fighting game where you get to train and build up your character, and buy weapons and stuff. It was very challenging, unique, and super fun. Hopefully, they'll be able to do the series justice.

Proman84
Proman84

Wait they made a sequel to 'Biker Mice from Mars'? That is awesome. That game was one of the best SNES games ever!

DrCLos
DrCLos

Didn't realize that Biker Mice from Mars was even still around.

necronom_iv
necronom_iv

biker mice from mars? that small reject tmnt wannabe franchise is still alive?

prioritymail
prioritymail

A Ubisoft making a chess game? Hope the firearms are done right! lol

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

The chess game for 50 bucks? That really isn't worth it.

-soulburn-
-soulburn-

Kengo will probably suck, but a next-gen successor to Bushido Blade is desperately needed. That game was so awesome.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

A Katamari-style shooter, now that sounds interesting.

frostybubbler
frostybubbler

Or, at least I hope they start getting more games for it!

frostybubbler
frostybubbler

Seems to me like Nintendo is going to start opening up the Wii a little. I say it's about time. I didn't freeze my ass waiting in line overnight for nothing...

Santas_Hitman
Santas_Hitman

I already have Kengo Zero pre-ordered. It has been on the EB games pre-order list for over a month now (at least in Canada).

CyberKillerZ
CyberKillerZ

lol when i was kid e plau that game a lot!

magrappy
magrappy

the wii out of all next gen consoles has the easiest to please user base and developers can't jump on that fact fast enough, hell im even thinking of becoming a developer myself. an idea, a few hours on my pc and blam, wii worthy game.

KingSigy
KingSigy

Tukimi sounds great, but why does Wii always get games with zero to no graphical advancements? It's pretty much an Xbox, it can do a lot better.