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08. Aug, 2008 18:54 (HKT)

Catch a baseball game before the TV gets hogged for the Olympic games with MLB Power Pros 2008, prepare yourself with more information from the gaming world with Weekly Famitsu 1027 & more!


From the publisher: MLB® Power Pros 2008 delivers a unique flair to America’s favorite pastime with an original visual style, pick-up-and-play gameplay mechanics and several deep gameplay modes. MLB® Power Pros 2008 is sure to be a hit with gamers of all ages.

Game features:

  • Exhibition Mode - Play a one-off match with your favorite team.
  • Success Mode - Work your way from the Minors all the way up to the Big Leagues!
  • Season Mode - Play through a full season and compete for the championship.
  • MLB Life Mode - Experience life as a Major Leaguer.
  • Home Run Challenge - Hit as many home runs as you can in the span of 10 pitches.
  • League Mode - Compete in a league with up to 6 players.
  • Practice Mode - Learn the basics.

2K Sports' MLB Power Pros 2008 has arrived and are shipping as US versions for Nintendo Wii™ and PlayStation2™ for US$ 44.90 and US$ 24.90 respectively only.


The Nintendo DS™ version will arrive in September and is currently available as a preorder for US$ 34.90 only.

To fully utilize the amenities of the handheld console, this version comes with some special networking modes that does not belong to the Nintendo Wii™ and PlayStation2™ version.



This issue of Weekly Famicon covers developments of the gaming industry from around the world. News about game companies are reported with description on their developing products and existing best sellers. It contains reportages on marketing research, for example, what game genres are most popular in what area etc.

Aside from market information, it also carries news on the E3 2008 conference. All in all, it is an article that all involved in the gaming industry could not miss. .

Another market research article is based on female gamers. Delve into the minds of girl gamers and see that they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of gaming.

Carrying on from the last issues, the strategy guide section contains in depth information on hit games such as Dragon Quest V and Siren: New Translation and new projects such as Tales of Vesperia and Fire Emblem have just started.

Besides global scaled events such as the E3 conference, Square Enix also hosted their own private party. DK Sigma 3713 is an event that only their club members are allowed to attend. It focuses on the newest installments of their hit franchises such as Final Fantasy XIII and Kingdom Hearts as well as games that are to come out soon such as Dissidia Final Fantasy, and Sigma Harmonica.

Since the magazine covers everything that happens in the Japanese entertainment world, it features interviews with idols and premier events for new movies.

The newest issue of the number one selling Japanese game magazine Weekly Famitsu (1027) has arrived and is available for US$ 7.90 only.

To ensure that you get the next issue of Weekly Famitsu, preorder it via our system here. For more information with regards to the world of gaming, Famitsu Wave and Arcadia are very good portals too.

Other than the magazines mentioned above, Play-Asia.com has discovered an array of other gaming magazines that is going to catch your interests. Please find here the full list of them.



Also in stock today:

PlayStation3™
MotorStorm (Greatest Hits)US US$ 24.99 1-2w
Resistance: Fall of Man (Greatest Hits)US N/A sold

Nintendo Wii™
Little League World SeriesUS US$ 36.99 1-2w

Nintendo DS™
Little League World SeriesUS US$ 35.99 1-2w

PC Game
Hide & Secret 2US US$ 9.99 24h


Game Guides
Mobile Suit Gundam VS Gundam Kouryaku GuideJPN US$ 9.99 24h
Summon Night 2 GuideJPN N/A sold




New toy arrivals:

Chu x Chu Idol Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Chua ChuramJPN N/A sold
Shooting Game Historica 2 SP - Classic Game Fighting Planes GashaponJPN N/A sold
Tandem Twin Animal Girls Dog Pre-Painted PVC Figure: BonnieJPN N/A sold
Zoids 1/72 Scale Pre-Painted Plastic Model Kit: Command Wolf Attack CustomJPN N/A sold




iPhone 3G products:

Capdase Leather Case Bi-Fold (Black) N/A sold
Capdase Leather Case Bi-Fold (White) N/A sold
Capdase Leather Case Flip-Top (Black) N/A sold
Capdase Leather Case Flip-Top (White) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Black) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Blue) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Green) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Grey) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Orange) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Pink) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Purple) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Red) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid Silver) N/A sold
Capdase Soft Frame (Solid White) N/A sold
Capdase Professional Screenguard iPhone 3G N/A sold




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