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03. Jun, 2008 17:38 (HKT)

Be ready to lead adventures this summer - as a Ninja in Ninja Gaiden 2, an explorer in LEGO Indiana Jones, a wanderer in Fushigi no Dungeon - Furai no Shiren 3 while listening to some lovely music & more!


From the publisher: Ninja Gaiden® 2 makes its long-awaited debut on Xbox 360™ as the blockbuster action-packed sequel to Ninja Gaiden®. Ninja Gaiden 2 features a new and improved game engine, developed from the ground up exclusively for Microsoft and Xbox 360 by Team Ninja and legendary game developer Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of the famed Dead or Alive franchise.

Guide Ryu Hayabusa on a mission to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. Armed with an assortment of ninja weaponry, help Ryu to skillfully maneuver through a world fraught with peril and danger. Ninja Gaiden 2 features an all-new gameplay engine, new auto-health regeneration system, levels, adventures, enemies, and thrilling combat with an extensive assortment of ninja weaponry, representing a true evolution of the highly popular franchise.

Microsoft's thrilling action Ninja Gaiden 2 for Xbox360™ is in stock today, shipping as an Asian version for US$ 49.90 only.

The US and Japanese versions of the game are currently on preorder and are soon to arrive. These two versions are shipping for respectively US$ 64.90 and US$ 79.90 only.

The guide book, published by Prima Games is arriving soon when the figure of Ryu Hayabusa, the protagonist of the game is shipping in September. Both products are currently on preorder and are selling for the same price of US$ 19.90 only.


Other products related to Ninja Gaiden 2 are:

Xbox360™
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon SwordJPN US$ 16.99 1w

PlayStation3™
Ninja Gaiden SigmaUS N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden SigmaKOR N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden SigmaASIA N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PlayStation3 the Best)ASIA N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PlayStation3 the Best)JPN N/A sold

Nintendo DS™
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon SwordJPN US$ 16.99 1w
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon SwordUS US$ 22.29 24h

Xbox™
Ninja Gaiden Black <div class="ext ext_preowned">preowned</div>JPN N/A sold

Game Gear™
Ninja Gaiden <div class="ext ext_preowned">preowned</div>JPN N/A sold

Guide Book
Ninja Gaiden Official Complete GuideJPN N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Official GuideJPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Ninja Gaiden Sigma: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword Official Guide BookJPN US$ 21.90 5-15d

Music
Ninja Gaiden Original Sound TraxJPN N/A sold




From the publisher: LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes the fun and creative construction of LEGO and combines it with the wits, daring and non-stop action from the original cinematic adventures that enthralled audiences everywhere (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade).

With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the original adventures, LEGO Indiana Jones follows Dr. Jones escapades through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Fans can build, battle and brawl their way through their favorite cinematic moments, from Indy’s entanglements with snakes to his dashing boulder run.

Of course, pop culture’s most iconic archeologist will whip through all the classic moments with the help of a host of supporting characters including Marion Ravenwood and Short Round. Players can also mix and match the body parts of more than 60 playable characters to create new heroes just as they could in the best-selling LEGO Star Wars™ games.

LucasArt's creative action adventure LEGO Indiana Jones for PlayStation3™ and PC are available today, shipping for respectively US$ 54.90 and US$ 32.90 only.


Other versions of the game for different platforms are also available at Play-Asia.com:

Xbox360™
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Platinum Family Hits)US N/A
LEGO Indiana JonesASIA N/A

PlayStation3™
LEGO Indiana JonesUS N/A

Nintendo Wii™
LEGO Indiana JonesUS US$ 29.99

PlayStation2™
LEGO Indiana JonesUS N/A

Nintendo DS™
LEGO Indiana JonesUS N/A

Sony PSP™
LEGO Indiana JonesUS N/A

PC Game
LEGO Indiana Jones (DVD-ROM)US N/A

Game Books
Lego Indiana Jones: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A



Although several developers, Square Enix included, released games based on the Fushigi Dungeon ideas, it has been years since Chunsoft released an installment for the original Fushigi Dungeon Furai no Shiren series. This series is said to be RPGs worth playing a thousand times due to its unique monsters, puzzles and randomly generated dungeons.

During his travels, Shiren is led to the Karakuri mansion by his uncle a.k.a his kendo teacher's mysterious key and together with his partner, a talking ferret, they must solve the mysteries within the dungeons and battle the monsters hidden within.

Aside from the randomly generated dungeons and the older monsters, the system is upgraded to include an array of new elements like an online system that allows you to contact other users via the Wi-Fi network and a variety of new monsters that are based on ancient Japanese myths and traps that controls the flows of battles that even veteran gamers will find challenging.

Chunsoft's challenging roguelike RPG Fushigi no Dungeon - Furai no Shiren 3: Karakuri Yashiki no Nemuri Hime is in stock today, shipping as an NTSC J encoded Japanese version for US$ 64.90 only.


Other Furai no Shiren games available at Play-Asia.com include Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer DS for Nintendo DS and Fushigi no Dungeon: Furai no Siren 2: Oni Shuurai! Siren Shiro! for N64 sold respectively for respectively US$ 34.90 and US$ 39.90 only.



Queen of Pirates is the third original album from KAT-TUN, one of the best selling boy bands in Japan. The band has maintained a remarkable track record ever since their debut.

Their singles often hit first place in the Oricon charts, one of the most prestigious music charts in Japan. This album records their newest and most popular singles like Yorokobi no uta, Keep the Faith and LIPS.

This group specializes in upbeat rock music, energetic dance tunes and catchy pop songs, and in this album, they demonstrate their status as well rounded artists by challenging mellow ballads. This band has been spotted working with top class veteran musicians and artists in their past, and it is no exception this time, together the whole team brings out the true flavor of KAT-TUN.

KAT-TUN's third album Queen of Pirates [limited and standard editions] are in stock today, shipping for US$ 34.90 and US$ 25.90 only.

The limited edition of the album comes with a DVD that contains clips on the making of their newest PV Don't U Ever Stop and is presold due to its immense popularity. To those who has preordered this album, Play-Asia.com is shipping 90% of the orders today and the rest on Friday.



Macross Frontier is the newest installment in one of Japan's favourite mech series. Music and pop stars has always been sharing center stage with the carefully and stylishly designed mecha. One of the recurring themes in this series is music's ability to connect people and stop violence.

The O.S.T carries the opening and ending themes sung respectively by one of Japan's favourite seiyuu/J-pop artist Maaya Sakamoto and Sheryl Nome (feat. May'n) the super star in the Macross Frontier Universe.

Aside from having an all star cast working on the vocals, the instrumental background music, scripted by Yoko Kanno, one of the best music producers in the world of anime, are just as much a highlight as the songs.

Macross F / Frontier Original Soundtrack - Musume Furo is in stock today, shipping for US$ 28.90 only.



To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of her debut, Ayumi Hamasaki produced a series stamps printed with the images on the jackets of her albums. These images come from her first original album, "A Song for XX" to her ninth, "Guilty", with a special enlarged image of her 10th year anniversary single "Mirrorcle World" taking up the highlighted position at the top half of the page.

These stamps are true collector's items and are quite difficult to get as they are sold at the stadiums that host her "Ayumi Hamasaki ASIA TOUR 2008 ~10th anniversary~" concerts or through the Japanese post office by filling out a form.

Get your set of Ayumi Hamasaki 10th Anniversary Stamp Frame at Play-Asia.com for US$ 59.90 only.



Also in stock today:

Xbox360™
GRIDASIA US$ 24.99 1-5d

PlayStation2™
OookukiJPN US$ 49.99 1w

Nintendo DS™
99 no NamidaJPN US$ 13.99 1w
DS Yamamura Misa Suspense: Maiko Kogiku - Kisha Katherine - Sougiya Isa Akashi - Koto ni Maru Hana Sanrin: Kyoto Satujin Jinken FileJPN US$ 6.99 24h




New toy arrivals:

Shining Wind 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Elwing (Re-run)JPN N/A sold




An excerpt of Music and Movie updates:

88 [CD+DVD Limited Edition Reborn Version] (~LM.C)JPN N/A sold
88 [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~LM.C)JPN N/A sold
Futatsu No Kodo To Akai Tsumi Vampire Version [Limited Pressing] (~On / Off)JPN N/A sold
Heidi (~Zukan)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
National TreasureJPN US$ 46.90 5-15d
Oshare Majo Love And Berry 2008 Complete Song CollectionJPN N/A sold
Regret (~Mai Hoshimura)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Sayuri Iwata Best+ [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Sayuri Iwata)JPN N/A sold
Single V Kizuna (~Aya Matsuura)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Smile Seiya No Kiseki (~Remioromen, Kenji Sakaguchi, ...)JPN US$ 52.99 5-15d
Start / Sun Will Shine Away (~Masataka Nakagauchi)JPN US$ 4.25 24h
The Idolm@aster Radio Special CDJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Vivid - Kissing You, Sparkling, Joyful Smile [CD+DVD Jacket A] (~BoA)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Word of the Voice (~Flow)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold




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