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02. Sep, 2008 19:03 (HKT)

Cast your shadow in Blue Dragon Plus, create your own paradise in Viva Pinata 2, listen to stylish and energetic songs - Synthesized, Pop'n Music OST, Tokio Amagasa, Soul Calibur OST & more


The NDS simulation RPG is a sequel to the highly acclaimed Xbox360 game, Blue Dragon.

Blue Dragon Plus takes place a year after the ending of its predecessor and therefore provides answers to some questions left over and wrapped up lose ends, and not to mention, more shadows.

As your chances for adventures increased, so does the number allies, powers and enemies. The idea of the shadow control system is further developed in this sequel, giving you more opportunities to mix and match skills.

With all the special Shadow skills and exciting party battles, have a towel ready when you play this game as you don't want your DS to slip from your grip because of the sweat from your palms.

Blue Dragon Plus, the sequel to Blue Dragon is available as a Japanese version for Nintendo DS™ for US$ 49.90 only.


For novice shadow users, the system may need some getting used to, get some tips from the official guide book for US$ 16.90 only. Your guide to the new world of Blue Dragon is arriving within this week and is available as a preorder.

To those who have missed the first installment, or have grown addicted to shadow skills, grab a copy of the Xbox360 predecessor at Play-Asia.com:

Xbox360™
Blue DragonUS N/A sold
Blue Dragon (Japanese language version)ASIA N/A sold
Blue Dragon (Platinum Collection)JPN N/A sold
Blue Dragon (Platinum Hits)ASIA N/A sold

As a popular franchise, Blue Dragon has a range of products under it, please see here for the complete list.



From the publisher: Viva Piñata™ is a window to another world where wild-roaming, living piñata animals inhabit a growing, changing garden world.

Take control of this environment and the piñata within it, influencing its contents to create your very own pet paradise.

Once you have resident piñatas, begin to personalize your loyal community. Piñatas can be individually named and given their own personally designed tag to put on display as a declaration of their home turf.

The customization doesn’t end there. Make the colorful critters more distinctive by customizing them with all kinds of costumes and accessories.

The vibrantly colorful family game is available on Xbox360™ as different versions:

Atsumare! Viva Pinata 2: Garden wa Dai-PunchJPN N/A sold
Atsumare! Viva Pinata 2: Garden wa Dai-Punch [First Print Limited Edition]JPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
Viva Pinata: Trouble in ParadiseUS N/A sold
Viva Pinata: Trouble in ParadiseASIA N/A sold

While the Asian version has already arrived, the two Japanese versions as well as US version will follow shortly.


Get some tips as you create your very own pet paradise from the official guide book. The book is arriving soon and is currently available as a preorder for US$ 19.90.

Other games under the Viva Pinata franchise are also available from Play-Asia.com:

Xbox360™
Atsumare! Pinata / Viva Pinata (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 24.90 1-2w
Viva PinataUS N/A sold
Viva Pinata (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Viva Pinata: Party AnimalsASIA N/A sold
Viva Pinata: Party AnimalsUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
Viva Pinata: Party Animals / Atsumare! Viva Pinata - Let's PartyJPN US$ 49.90 1w


Nintendo DS™
Viva Pinata: Pocket ParadiseUS N/A sold

PC Games
Viva Pinata (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold




Sota Fujimori is one of the key composers of beatnation Records, his works are featured in all sorts of BEMANI games such as DanceDanceRevolution, beatmania IIDX, pop'n music etc. Through this album, you can listen to all compositions of the artist in one go.

Sota Fujimori's main strength is his clever use of the synthesizer, this album contains all his works from his debut onwards until now, the pieces are rearranged as album versions. And to commemorate the release of his album, he has written 3 new completely new pieces for it.

As a twin CD album, the first one contains the key composer's solo works while the other carries collaborations between Fujimori and some of his close colleagues. Having his works remixed by other talented artists, you can taste a new flavor from all the familiar pieces.

The twin disc album Synthesized produced by the talented Fujimori Sota is available for US$ 39.90 only.

For all other bemani music CDs available at Play-Asia.com, please see here for the complete list.



The soundtrack contains all the songs used in the newest installment of the hot music simulation game Pop'n Music 16 Party. Although the songs are mostly rhythmically challenging, they are also very upbeat and energetic, perfect songs to play during parties or simply listen through your head phones while you are going to work or school.

Aside from all the game versions (shortened versions), the album also comes with 3 full length songs. Like all Pop'n Music soundtracks, this album has its cover illustrated by the original Pop'n designers and is a must have for all fans.

The soundtrack from the pop and cool Pop'n Music 16 party is available for US$ 38.90 only.



It has been 10 months since Tokio released their last single. This time, collaborating with the uniquely talented singer and song writer Shiina Ringo (who leads her own band as well), Tokio released their first single after coming under J-Storm (where Arashi belongs to as well). The song Amagasa has a strong beat that goes with the “power pop” image of the boy band.

Both songs in the single are themes for T.V programs. The title track Amagasa comes from the drama Yasuko to Kenji while Akireru Kurai Bokura Wa Negao is the ending song of Mentre G, a gourmet program Tokio hosts.

The first limited edition of this single carries video clips of the making of Amagasa while the 2nd limited edition comes with a video clip of Akireru Kurai Bokura Wa Negao and a clip of Tokio members talking about the song.

Tokio's newest single is available as 2 limited editions type A and type B, priced at US$ 13.90 and a standard version for US$ 11.90 only.



Soul Calibur is a fighter that dwells not only on the action, but the story as well and to accentuate all the different scenes, the romantic, exciting and eerie moods, the producers make use of the OST.

Since the game is ultimately a game about three holy swords against the evil weapon, expect a lot of grandly orchestrated pieces that dwells on the heroic atmosphere.

The wielders of the Soul Caliburs are from different countries, e.g. Europe, Korean, China etc, to go with the image of these countries, there would be music of various styles in the double disc OST.

Travel the worlds and the universe of Soul Calibur through music, the soundtrack is available for US$ 31.90 only.



From the publisher When the father of the teenager Sam Witwicky gives an old Camaro to him, he has a chance to give a ride to his schoolmate Mikaela Banes.

His car is actually the Autobot Bumblebee, leaded by Optimus Prime, and they are in war against the evil Deceptions, leaded by Megatron.

Both races are seeking the cube Allspark with opposite intentions: the Autobots intend to protect the human beings, while the Deceptions want to destroy them.

Transformers, the block buster is coming as a 2 disc special edition in Blu-Ray disc format for US$ 39.90 only.



Also in stock today:

Nintendo Wii™
Guitar Controller for Guitar HeroJPN N/A sold
Rainbow PopJPN US$ 22.90 1-2w

PlayStation2™
Okami (Greatest Hits)US N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
Chi's Sweet Home: Chi ga Ouchi ni Yatte Kita!JPN US$ 45.99 1-5d
Houkago no Mystery Club: 26 no TobiraJPN US$ 21.90 1-2w

Sony PSP™
Colin McRae Rally (Best Price)JPN N/A sold




New toy arrivals:

Bleach EX 5 Phone Strap GashaponJPN N/A sold
Brighter than Dawning Blue 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Feena Fam (Earthlight Version)JPN N/A sold
Daibancho: Big Bang Age 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Kyodo SennaJPN N/A sold
Daibancho: Big Bang Age 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: ShionJPN N/A sold
Dynamic Monster Arts Vol. 3 Monster Hunter Pre-Painted Statue Monster BirdJPN N/A sold
Mabinogi 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Mabinogi NaoJPN N/A sold
Mabinogi 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Mabinogi Nao (Limited Version)JPN N/A sold
Neon Genesis Evangelion File 01 Sadamoto Yoshiyuki Collection Gashapon FigureJPN N/A sold
SR SekireiJPN N/A sold
Saint Seiya Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Golden Genealogy Pegasus SeiyaJPN N/A sold
Super Mario Galaxy Enemy Character Collection Keychain GashaponJPN N/A sold
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Tsuruya-sanJPN N/A sold
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu Figure Gashapon Vol.5JPN N/A sold
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu Figure Gashapon Vol.6JPN N/A sold
They are My Noble Master 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: BenisuJPN N/A sold
To Heart 2 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Kusugawa SasaraJPN N/A sold




An excerpt of music and movie update:

Black Mask <div class="ext ext_dts">dts</div> (~Jet Li, Lau Ching Wan, ...)US US$ 14.90 5-15d
EraserUS US$ 14.90 5-15d
Flow The Video [Limited Edition] (~Flow)JPN N/A sold
Girls Gone Wild: Spring Break 2008US N/A sold
Go (~Cherryblossom)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Mar-jong Fight Club Special Music CollectionJPN N/A sold
Married LifeUS US$ 19.90 5-15d
Miss You (~Yuna Ito)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Moira [Limited Edition] (~Sound Horizon)JPN N/A sold
OutbreakUS N/A sold
Punkitsch [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Sug)JPN N/A sold
Single Video - Gachinko De Iko (~Buono)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Soul Eater Character Song 2JPN US$ 19.99 5-15d
Theatrical Feature Bleach The Diamonddust Rebellion Mo Hitotsu No Hyorinmaru [2DVD+CD Limited Edition] (~Masakazu Morita, Romi Park, ...)JPN US$ 79.90 5-15d





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