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26. Nov, 2008 19:27 (HKT)

A flood of games: Naruto, Winning Eleven 2009, Yu-Gi-Oh 3, Rune Factor Frontier, Musou Orochi PSP, Professor Layton and the Last Time Trip, Sora no Kiseki Box Set, Patapon 2 & much more!


It's the first time in Naruto game history that two completely different battle modes are combined into one game. While most gamers are used to the one to one fights, a new battle mode is introduced in this game and it gives you the pleasure of mowing down regiments of opponents in the battle field.

Feeling particularly powerful? Feeling you can take on the world? Try this out.

At the end of every stage, you will meet a boss. Deal with him/her in an one to one basis. A total of 35 characters are going to show up in the battle roster.

First time in a Naruto game, you can join in a team with a partner and get involved in tag battles. With a pair to control, you can launch an array of combined attacks. Team up with different people and try out their various skills.

Scenes are rendered in 3D and an original story is written for the game. Meet the characters in in their 3D forms, fight them and adventure with them.

Mow all your enemies down with your destructive ninja moves Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 3 is available as a Japanese version for Nintendo Wii™ for US$ 64.90 only.

For more products under the Naruto franchise, please see here.



From the publisher: PES 2009 is the latest installment of the award-winning Pro Evolution Soccer Series, which is known by millions of fans for its superior gameplay and incredible realism.

For PES 2009, Konami is already planning a raft of extensive new additions that will further bridge the gap between PES and the real thing.

The new game has undergone a stunning graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts.

Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game.


The realistic soccer match opens on your favourite home consoles:

Xbox360™
PES Pro Evolution Soccer 2009US US$ 19.99 1-2w
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009JPN US$ 33.99 1-5d
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009ASIA US$ 34.90 1-2w

PlayStation3™
PES Pro Evolution Soccer 2009US N/A sold
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009JPN US$ 38.99 1w
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009ASIA N/A sold

PlayStation2™
PES Pro Evolution Soccer 2009US N/A sold

Sony PSP™
PES Pro Evolution Soccer 2009US US$ 19.99 1-2w

Audio CD
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 Music Collection - Around the WorldJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d



Pata pata patapon! Let the carnival start!

Beat the drum and lead the procession forward according to the rhythm. In this second installment, a maximum of four players can join in a game.

Add a level of personality to your player character. You can design your Hero Patapon according to your tastes and join in new missions to win rare items. Inheriting the innovative system and adding more fun, this rhythm game is suitable for all ages and all occasions.

The highlight of this installment is its network game modes, play music with intricate rhythms and lead your team forward to battle. You can win rare items in this mode, get to know the patapons and the drum beaters amongst you.


Patapon 2 is available on Sony PSP™ in several versions:

Patapon 2: Don-ChakaASIA N/A sold
Patapon 2: Don-ChakaJPN N/A sold

The Chinese version will come on the 22nd January.

For more products under the Patapon franchise, please see here.



The duels have started, with the tag duel system introduced, you will become the last partner for Yuki Judai. The friendlier you are with your partner, the stronger you get. Show your opponents the full force of friendship.

First time in the games, Yubel, Yuki's ex-favorite duel card made her appearance. Highly powerful but jealously possessive, beware when you decide to use her in battle. The darkness possessed Yuki, Haou Judai and the personification of darkness Mr. T are also part of the battle roster.

With a total of 3500 duel cards, you can entrap your opponents in a spectrum of moves and sure kill attacks. With scenes flowing as smooth as in the anime and characters fully voiced by the original cast of voice actors, you will feel as if you have fallen into the world of the series.

Yugioh Duel Monsters: Tag Force set new standards for battle card games. The battle opens on your PSP as Japanese and Asian versions for US$ 48.90 and US$ 46.90 only.

Devise strategies according to tips in the official guide. The book is available for US$ 16.90 only.


For more products under the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise, please see here.



Create your eden in a fantasy world, weave your own unique adventure in Tranrupia and the islands floating in the sky. Swords and shields, hoes and water cans, explore the dungeons, battle the monsters and develop your farm.

To search for a girl he knows, Laguna set off on his journey to Tranrupia. Aside from rescuing the damsel in distress, he has to find ways to make the infertile land of Tranrupia bear fruit again. Make friends with the people in your surroundings and make your village prosper.

With his farming equipment and animals' support, can he make something out of himself, win the hand of the girl he likes and rescue his friend?

Your farming adventure, Rune Factory Frontier is available on Nintendo Wii™ as a Japanese version for US$ 64.90 only.


For more farming fun in Harvest Moon, please see here.



The nightmare restarts!

The demon lord Orochi has been defeated a month ago by the sengoku and sangoku heroes he has abducted. The residents thought that an era of peace has finally come.

However, another wave of evil is brewing in the darkness. In this dystopic world, Orochi's underlings are competing against each other to become the strongest in order to succeed Orochi, and it is up to the Sengoku and Sangoku warriors to restore some order.

Besides warriors, gods from Japanese and Chinese mythical worlds such as Son Goku and Himiko are joining in the brawl.

In addition to the existing hack and slash fun in the PlayStation2 and Xbox360 versions, the PSP edition includes an adhoc network mode so you can pair up with anyone within the immediate vicinity and mow down the regiments of opposition forces together.

Regiments of armies, warriors and gods in your pocket, Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin is available as a Japanese version for your Sony PSP™ for US$ 52.90 only.


The game is also available on other platforms:

PlayStation2™
Musou Orochi: Maou SairinJPN N/A sold

Xbox360™
Musou Orochi: Maou SairinASIA US$ 59.90 wait
Musou Orochi: Maou SairinJPN US$ 74.90 1w

Guide Books
Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin Complete Guide 1JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin Complete Guide 2JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d

For more products under Musou Orochi, please see here.



Industrial revolution London is an enchanting place, especially in the world of the Professor Layton series. Numerous interesting inventions are made, including the time machine.

A ceremony is held to commemorate the completion of the first time travel machine, celebrities and political leaders all showed up to view this groundbreaking invention.

However, an accident happened and the Prime Minister is spirited away. A week after the commotion, Professor Layton received a letter from the future Luke who requested his help. Intrigued, the professor and his assistant, the child Luke went to the clock work-shop mentioned in the letter.

The duo discovered a large broken clock in the establishment and upon hearing the owner's explanations about the clock, the two set to work to repair the mysterious time traveling machine and thus their journey starts.

Move forwards and backwards by adjusting the clock. Professor Layton and the Last Time Trip is available as a Japanese version for Nintendo DS™ for US$ 48.90 only.


For more brain twisting adventures with Professor Layton, please see here.



Ranking top, second and third places in a Yahoo RPG forum, Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki trilogy is a series that brought most satisfaction to its gamers.

Combined with an engaging plot line, endearing characters, fun battle and mini-game systems, this long running series leaves a deep impression in its players minds and won a place in their hearts.

Start off your adventures with Estelle and Joshua Bright, a pair of novice Bracers. Rescue a country and stamp out the ambitions of a secret society in the first and second installments. Carry on with your discoveries of the ancient secrets with Kevin and Ries.

You get a Mini Material Collection with illustrations and other goodies from the game and in addition to the existing Material Collection which has been on sale, this mini version comes with the new pictures and wallpapers from the newest 3rd chapter as well.

Set your sights to the skies. Sora no Kiseki Trilogy Box Set is available as Japanese versions for your Sony PSP™ for US$ 95.00 only.


Get the installments separately:

Sony PSP™
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki FCJPN N/A sold
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki SCJPN N/A sold
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki the 3rdJPN US$ 72.90 1w
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd [Konamistyle Special Edition]JPN N/A sold
Sora no Kiseki Material Collection PortableJPN US$ 45.99 1-5d

PC Game
Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki 3rd (Traditional Chinese Edition) (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter (Limited Edition)ASIA N/A sold
Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter -Traditional Chinese Edition (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold

Game Guides and Books
Eiyu Densetsu Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Official Perfect guideJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki FC & SC Official Capture Guide BookJPN N/A sold
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd PC & PSP Official Capture GuideJPN N/A sold




Travel the five worlds, follow the three generations of heroes who protected the land of Agarest.

The world is made up of five continents, each of them has a large pillar that connects the land with the heavens, the grandness of these pillars inspires awe amongst the people in Agarest.

After the great war, the knight Leonhart is disillusioned, for the sake of something he treasured beyond everything else, he sacrificed himself, his future along with the woman he loves, together, the two became the pillar which supported the world.

However, the chaos does not end there, follow his descendants' adventures as they battle for all that they hold important.

Agarest Senki is available for Xbox360™ as a Japanese version for US$ 68.90 only.



The battle stage is set in Kyouto, the destination of the delinquent's school field trip. Banchou representatives from all over the country are gathered in this historical city to prepare for the fight of the year.

Kenka Banchou displays the fact that the communication between men don't happen in words, they converse in punches and kicks.

Choose which state's delinquents to represent, dominate all the others in the fight and declare yourself the conquerer of the whole country in this action title and rediscover the meaning of being a tough guy.

Conquer the country, the delinquent way. Kenka Banchou 3 is available as Japanese and Asian versions for Sony PSP™ for US$ 48.90 and US$ 42.90 respectively only.




Also in stock today:

Xbox360™
Major League Baseball 2K8JPN US$ 49.99 1w

Nintendo Wii™
Hataraku HitJPN US$ 17.99 1w
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Wii DeluxeJPN US$ 34.99 1w


PlayStation2™
Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi Tachi (Gust Best)JPN N/A sold
Monochrome Factor: Cross RoadJPN US$ 11.99 1-2w
Monochrome Factor: Cross Road [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Murasaki no HonooJPN US$ 14.99 1w
Murasaki no Honoo [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 11.99 1w
Naxat Soft Reachmania Vol. 1: CR Galaxy AngelJPN N/A sold
Naxat Soft Reachmania Vol. 1: CR Galaxy Angel [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
Bakumatsu Koihana: Shinsengumi DSJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Bakumatsu Koihana: Shinsengumi DS [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ni-Kan - SouJPN US$ 24.99 1-5d
Higurashi no Nakukoru ni Kizuna: Dai-Ni-Kan - Sou [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 45.99 1-5d
Kaite Oboeru: Dora-GanaJPN US$ 74.90 1w
Keiki J.B. Harold Jikenbo: Manhattan Requiem & Kiss of MurderJPN US$ 44.90 1w
Moshimo!? Kinen Surunara...JPN US$ 13.99 1w
Moshimo!? Saibanin ni Eribaretara...JPN US$ 10.99 1w
Shiseido Beauty Solution Kaihatsu Center Kanshuu: Project BeautyJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Shiseido Beauty Solution Kaihatsu Center Kanshuu: Project Beauty (w/ DS Scan)JPN US$ 9.99 1w
Tamagotchi Kira Kira OmisecchiJPN US$ 48.90 1w
The Conveni DS: Otona no Keiei Ryoku TrainingJPN US$ 59.90 1w


Sony PSP™
Lost Regnum: Makutsu no Koutei (Ertain the Best)JPN N/A sold


Game related Movies
Togeki '08 Super Battle DVD Vol.4 Guilty Gear XX Accent CoreJPN N/A sold
Togeki '08 Super Battle DVD Vol.5 Super Street Fighter IIXJPN N/A sold
Togeki '08 Super Battle DVD Vol.6 Arcana Heart 2JPN US$ 39.90 5-15d




Newly arrived Monster Hunter T-shirts:

Metal Gear Online Animal Title T-Shirt (Size: L)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online Animal Title T-Shirt (Size: M)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online Animal Title T-Shirt (Size: S)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online Animal Title T-Shirt (Size: XL)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online Cardboard Box T-Shirt (Size: L)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online Cardboard Box T-Shirt (Size: M)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online Cardboard Box T-Shirt (Size: S)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online Cardboard Box T-Shirt (Size: XL)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online SOP T-Shirt (Size: L)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online SOP T-Shirt (Size: M)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online SOP T-Shirt (Size: S)JPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Online SOP T-Shirt (Size: XL)JPN N/A sold




An excerpt of Japanese music and movies update:

Hi Touch! / Ashita Wa Kitto (Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl New Intro and Outro Theme)JPN US$ 12.99 24h
Hurry Xmas [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~L'arc-en-ciel)JPN N/A sold
Ragnarok Online 6th Anniversary Image Song Kamigami No Uta (~Ceui)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Sekirei 2 [DVD+CD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 57.90 5-15d
Voice [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Mika Nakashima)JPN N/A sold
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 Music Collection - Around the WorldJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Yusha No Kuse Ni Namaiki Da 1 & 2 Giant RecitalJPN US$ 25.99 5-15d




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