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21. Oct, 2008 18:10 (HKT)

Decide the fate of the world - Fable II, Bioshock, Far Cry 2, Ketsui Death Label, Kimi no Yuusha, stress relief - Happy Dance, ambush and kill - Tenchu 4 & more.


From the publisher: Fable II is the highly anticipated sequel to the wildly successful original that sold more than three million copies, offering even more choices and building on the core gameplay theme of Fable, where your every decision continually defines who you become.

This action role-playing game (RPG) allows you to live the life you choose in the newly expanded open world of Albion.

Set 500 years after the original, Fable II delivers an epic story and innovative real-time gameplay, including a massive amount of freedom and choice to explore a vast collection of dungeons, catacombs, and taverns in the world of Albion.


Fable II is available on Xbox360™ in a number of versions:

Fable IIUS N/A sold
Fable IIASIA N/A sold
Fable II [First Print Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Fable II [Limited Edition]ASIA N/A sold
Fable II [Limited Edition]US N/A sold

The Limited Editions of the game comes with a bonus DVD containing video clips on the "making of" the game and bonus in game content which you need Xbox360 Live to access.

The Asian versions have an English and Chinese bilingual manual and the game uses the same bilingual interface.

The game guides, also available as Limited and Standard Editions are priced at US$ 29.90 and US$ 19.90 respectively only. For more products under the Fable franchise, please click here.



Ketsui Death Label is a vertical scroll shooter that combines environmental problems, warfare with the Kamikaze spirit. The popular gaming system from its arcade predecessor is reused and the boss battles are upgraded in this DS version.

People have been polluting the environment since the late 20th century, global warming is getting so severe that in 2054, the sea level has risen so much that many coastal areas have been flooded. Although it is not the time to engage in large scale conflicts anymore, due to the loss of land, another global scaled war erupted.

The battles are getting more intense every year and this is caused by a weapon export company EVAC Industry (shortened to EI from now on). Since the company is the one reaping benefits off this war, they are not about to give up their profits no matter how many times the United Nations negotiated with them.

When a ban on weapon importing fails, to stop the war, United Nations decided to use brute force as their last measure. UN secretly organized an armed force and masqueraded it as an international rebel group. The objectives of this army is to destroy every plant and weapon belonging to the EI and to delete all evidence of UN's military intervention.

Traces of UN's intervention include the members of the armed forces as well, therefore even if they succeed in destroying EI, these members have to sacrifice themselves through death. To compensate their sacrifices, UN promised every member that their any wish will be granted.

Four young people are enlisted into the force, sustained by their wills to realize their dreams, they were sent to fight for a brighter future that they would probably never see.


Ketsui Death Label is available on Nintendo DS™ for US$ 58.90 only.

Each copy of the game is bundled with a special DVD that is a must see for people who want to learn a trick or two in this impressive shooter.



From the publisher: Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are sent to take out "The Jackal", a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives.

In order to fulfil your mission you will have to play the factions against each other, identify and exploit their weaknesses, and neutralise their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force.

Game Features:

  • The Dunia Engine was built specifically for Far Cry® 2 by the award-winning Ubisoft Montréal development team. It delivers the most realistic destructible environments and amazing special effects
  • Real-time story telling, systemic auto-healing, minimal in-game interface are just few of the features that will make you feel the tension of being alone against barbarous warlords that threaten thousands of innocent lives
  • From a wide range of weapons to make your way to your primary target. Meet the fight head-on with your machine-gun, go berserk with your machete or make stealth kills as a Sniper

Far Cry 2 is available on a number of platforms:

Xbox360™
FarCry 2JPN US$ 49.99 1w
FarCry 2ASIA N/A sold
FarCry 2US US$ 29.99 1-2w

PlayStation3™
FarCry 2JPN US$ 72.90 1-2w
FarCry 2ASIA N/A sold
FarCry 2US N/A sold

PC Games
FarCry 2US US$ 24.90 1-5d
FarCry 2 (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 44.90 wait
FarCry 2 [Collector Edition] (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold

Guide Book
Far Cry 2: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold


The Japanese Xbox360™ versions is coming by the end of November while the PlayStation3™ version will come at around Christmas, the rest are expected to arrive within this month. For more information please stay tuned.



From the publisher: After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea.

Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more.

Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. BioShock forces you to question the lengths to which you will go and how much of your humanity you will sacrifice...to save your own life.

BioShock is loaded with some of greatest, most modifiable weapons to ever blast their way into a shooter. But guns alone won’t be enough to defeat the devious AIs of Rapture. There are literally hundreds of other strategies players can use to take out his enemies.


The Xbox360™ versions have been released earlier, but with added game content, the PlayStation3™ versions are causing a sensation.

PlayStation3™
BioshockJPN US$ 85.90 1w
BioshockASIA N/A sold
BioshockUS N/A sold

The Japanese versions will be available at around Christmas while the US versions are coming by the end of this week.

The guide book, especially published for the PlayStation3™ editions is coming within this week and is currently available as a preorder for US$ 19.90 only.

Xbox360™ gamers can still get their copies, however:

BioShockJPN N/A sold
BioShockASIA N/A sold
BioShock (Platinum Hits)US US$ 32.99 1-2w

The Xbox360™ version guide books:

BioShock Signature Series GuideUS N/A sold
Bioshock Perfect GuideJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d



The orthodox fantasy RPG allows players to place themselves into the shoes of Wanda and his sidekick Tio and experience the epic storyline. Split into 25 episodes, you can complete your quest the way you watch anime, 1 episode per play and 30 minutes of fun per day.

Whenever the world plunges into darkness with the demon lord bringing his minions to wreak havoc, a hero, sent by God is going to appear.

Learn of the people's sufferings and complete the tasks they have set for you. Depending on your choices, the sub-stories you can unlock and scenes with the characters differs. These scenes will be archived in a special store room. Fill up the slots, enjoy the full potential of the game and become a full fledged hero.

Spending 30 minutes per day in a fun adventure amidst cute characters will have you refreshed. Kimi no Yuusha is available on Nintendo DS™ for US$ 48.90 only.




Happy Dance is a game that utilize the full potential of the motion sensing interface of Nintendo Wii consoles.

Grab ahold of your Wii remote control, follow the character on screen and launch your moves, before you know it, you are relieved of your stress and ounces of fat.

The game allows you to put your Mii's into the game, pulling you further into the dance. Get items, accessories and coordinate your outfit. Music, is of course a very important thing, chart topping Jpop songs such as Kokoni iru yo and Akai Sweet Bee by the newest hit group Shuuchishin are included as well.

Start a dance party, see who is the best dancer amongst your friends or family in the VS mode and Tag mode. The others who are not dancing at the mean time, can cheerlead as warm-up.

Happy Dance is available on Nintendo™ Wii as a Japanese version for US$ 59.90 only.




In the Sengoku period, ninjas are held in high regard, taking off from the end of Tenchu 3, Rikimaru and Ayame has to act before the chaos of the era swallow them whole.

Unlike other ninja games that places brute force before stealth, to survive, in this game, you must not be discovered. Make use of all the crannies and crevices to hide yourself as you ambush your enemies.

Speed is another factor, instead of prolonged battles, kill your opponent in one move. Depending on your ninja skills, you can kill boss characters with one powerful slash. Get to know your weapons as the potential you can tap into depend on them.

Plunge head-long back into the chaos and emerge victorious. Tenchu 4 is available as a Japanese version for Nintendo™ Wii for US$ 64.90 only.


The US version is coming out in January next year, and is currently available as a preorder for US$ 54.90 so English speaking players, look out for that one.

The Original Soundtrack is coming next week and is available as a preorder for US$ 21.90.

For more products related to the Tenchu franchise, please see here.



Afrika allows you to get close to nature without having to board a plane. Violence is not part of the experience, nevertheless, excitement is.

The animals are not in any danger from you, but you are if you get too close to a hungry lion or a group of galloping antelopes etc.

The soundtrack of paints the picture of the grassy plains before you. The grand view of the lands with clumps of animals grazing unfolds through the carefully written compositions. Feel the tingly night breeze as you are reminded of stalking a predator at night in the game by a quiet suspenseful track.

Afrika, the original soundtrack is available for US$ 29.90 only.



The fourth and newest single Mayonaka no Shadow Boy marks the first anniversary of the debut of Hey! Say Jump!.

Instead of portraying themselves as energetic, jumpy and somewhat innocent through their music, to show their maturation, this newest single portrays a more sensual Spanish taste.

As a theme song for the on going drama Scrap Teacher-Kyoushi Saisei, which some of the band's members took part in, the track is a lightly melancholy love song.

Mayonaka no Shadow Boy is available as Limited CD+DVD and Standard Editions for US$ 12.90 and US$ 10.90.

The Limited CD+DVD edition comes with the music video of Mayonaka no Shadow Boy and the "Making of" clips.



Also in stock today:

Nintendo Wii™
Ginsei Table Games WiiJPN US$ 39.90 1w
High School Musical 3: Senior Year DanceUS US$ 36.99 1-2w


PlayStation2™
Baroque InternationalJPN US$ 41.90 1w
Hakugin no Soreiyu: Contract to FutureJPN US$ 47.99 1w
Hakugin no Soreiyu: Contract to Future [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Sakura Taisen 3 (Sega the Best)JPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
100 Kiri Golf DSJPN US$ 33.99 1w
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 29.99 1w
Final Fantasy III (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 26.99 24h
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 31.99 1w
GalileoJPN US$ 21.99 1w
High School Musical 3: Senior YearUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
Josei no Hinkakujuku DSJPN US$ 11.99 1w
Morinaga Takurou no Okane no Shin Joushiki DS TrainingJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Saihai no YukueJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 2 (Ultimate Hits)JPN US$ 29.99 1w
Wagamama Fasion: Gals ModeJPN US$ 16.99 1-5d


Sony PSP™
Garnet ChronicleJPN US$ 12.99 1-5d
Hard Pouch Portable 3 (Black)JPN US$ 24.99 24h
Minna de Dokusho: Keatai Shousetsu DesuJPN US$ 9.99 1-5d




New toy arrivals:

Appleseed EX Machina Pre-Painted Snap Kits Trading FigureJPN N/A sold
Hovercraft R/C Hover Q (Black)JPN N/A sold




An excerpt of Japanese music and movie:

Akiko Complete Box [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Akiko Yano)JPN US$ 54.90 5-15d
Doll [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Scandal)JPN N/A sold
Kirei Alamode [CD+DVD] (~Shoko Nakagawa)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Live Video Neo Romance Live 2008 SummerJPN US$ 42.90 5-15d
Live Video Neo Romance Live 2008 Summer [Special Limited Edition]JPN US$ 67.90 5-15d
Natsume Yujin Cho 1 [DVD+CD Limited Edition] (~Hiroshi Kamiya, Kazuhiko Inoue)JPN N/A sold
Pop'n Music 16 Party Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Sekirei 1 [DVD+CD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 57.90 5-15d
Shiawase Ni Naro [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Mihimaru GT)JPN US$ 15.90 5-15d
Single V - Pepper Keibu (~Morning Musume)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Siren Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Stick Em Up (~Pistol Valve)JPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Vampire Knight 4 (~Yui Horie, Mamoru Miyano, ...)JPN US$ 57.90 5-15d




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