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08. Jul, 2008 16:51 (HKT)

Determine the strongest ninja in Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou! Naruto vs. Sasuke, brave the seas in Densetsu no Stafi 5, compete for the gold medal in Bejing Olympics 2008, revitalise yourself with Tales of Symphonia 2 OST & more!


This newest Naruto game is a horizontal scroll action adventure that includes even more ninja techniques for you to try out. Run at superhuman speed, throw shuuriken and aim to pin your enemies down, make huge leaps and wall climb like spiders. And these are just a few common things you can play with.

Make use of your background knowledge of the characters. For example, remember Sakura's super strength and the beasts under Sai's command etc, the specialties of these characters may be the key to your conquering a stage.

Sure-kill attacks become stronger than ever in this game, completed with matching animated sequences. Like the manga, teamwork are key elements to victory. Your support characters get more attacks, and by cooperating with them, you can launch all sorts of cool, or even absurdly funny attacks.

Boss fights are upgraded to include giant monsters like the black fireball spitting serpent Orochimaru transforms himself into. While you can play against monsters in this game, you can also play against your real world friends to determine who's the best ninja amongst you all. A maximum of four players can join in a battle session and fight until there is only one survivor left standing.

TakaraTomy's newest thrilling action adventure in the Naruto Shippuuden series, Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu - Gekitou! Naruto vs. Sasuke for for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today, shipping as a region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.


There are many games and related products under the Naruto Shippuden series. See what is available at Play-Asia.com:

Nintendo Wii™
Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EXJPN US$ 24.99 1-5d
Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 2JPN US$ 45.99 1-5d
Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution RevolutionUS US$ 24.99 1-2w


PlayStation2™
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate AccelJPN US$ 54.99 1-2w
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 2JPN US$ 68.99 1w

Nintendo DS™
Naruto Shippuuden: Dairansen! Kage Bunsen EmakiJPN US$ 14.99 1w


Game Guides and Books
Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX Victory Strategic GuideJPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel 2 Ultimate GuideJPN N/A sold
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel The last Ninjutsu Master GuideJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d

Audio CDs
Naruto Shippuuden: Narutimate Accel Best Sound [CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold


Please check here for the full list of products under the Naruto franchise.



In Tenkai, the heavenly realm situated above the skies, there lives prince Stafi, his sister Stapi and his friends. One day, he comes upon a boy chased by three villains and during his rescue mission, he fell through the clouds into the sea.

Use the direction control buttons and the two action buttons in this game. Swim leisurely, run at super speeds, fold yourself together to squeeze through cracks. As the game progress, you can upgrade your primary spin attack with a double jump to into a shooting star spin.

Look for pearls, they heal your wounds and increase your scores, you can even use them to purchase items. Aside from making use of the treasures hidden under the sea to aid your travels, listen to your friends' advice or use their powers. As the game progress, you can switch your player character from Stafi to one of his friends.

Amongst Stafi's friends, the rabbit Rampa can transform you into other shapes to increase your attack power, it is a very handy skill for certain stages. Call upon your sister Stapi to help you with narrow passages and difficult bosses. Connect to another DS with the wireless function and have your friend control Stapi as you fight difficult bosses or conquer tricky stages.

Brave the seas and challenge pirates this summer with Nintendo's Densetsu no Stafi: Taiketsu! Dire Kaizokudan. The game is in stock today, shipping as a region free Japanese version for Nintendo DS™ for US$ 48.90 only.


As a well loved series, Densetsu no Stafi games are available on both modern and classic consoles:

Nintendo DS™
Densetsu no Stafi 4JPN US$ 37.99 1-5d

Gameboy Advance™
Densetsu no Stafi 2JPN US$ 29.99 1w
Densetsu no Stafi 3JPN US$ 54.99 1w




From the publisher: In Beijing 2008™ - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games, embrace the competitive spirit of the world’s most prestigious sporting event and represent your country as you compete for the highest honor - the Gold.

Delivering a far more entertaining and immersive Olympic experience with superior graphics, Beijing 2008™ captures the fine emotional detail of each event where a fraction of a second means the difference between winning and losing as well as brand new gameplay mechanics challenging your time, speed, and coordination.

Competing alone or with up to seven friends online, you will strive to break records as you lead the US team to victory in 38 authentic Olympic events. This summer, everyone will want to show their patriotism and bring home Gold.

Travel to Beijing and join in the Olympic games this year on your PlayStation3™ and Xbox360™ consoles. Beijing Olympics 2008 is in stock today, shipping as region free Asian versions for both consoles at the same price of US$ 49.90 only.




Knight of Ratatosk, a.k.a Dawn of the New World takes place immediately after Lloyd and Collette merges the two worlds together. Due to this great change, a new chaos is born and the game starts with the blood bath of Palmacosta in which the protagonist Emil is orphaned.

Although revenge, destruction and chaos are big parts of the game, the idea of overcoming these obstacles through friendship and partnership take an even bigger role therefore the mood of the game has never been excessively dark. To suit this hopeful, sunny atmosphere, the music in the game are mostly upbeat as exemplified by the theme song, Misono's Three Legged Race in the first track.

The new characters Emil and Marta have new musical themes that suit their personalities while old characters like Collette and people from Lloyd's gang have their themes edited and remixed to match their matured roles.

Journey from chaos to rebirth in the game and revitalize yourself by listening to its music.

Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk OST is in stock today, shipping for US$ 39.90 only.



Asian Kung-Fu Generation is a rock band formed during its members' college days. What sets this band apart from other similar rock bands is their clever use of lyrics to address social issues and international news while keeping their work playful and upbeat.

Nano-Mugen Festival is hosted by Asian Kung-Fu Generation to promote rock music. As the host, Asian Kung Fu Generation composed a new song Natsu Zemi (Summer Cicadas) which they used as an opener for this CD. Other well loved rock bands like Ellegarden and 9 mm Parabellum Bullets have participated in the festival and their works are included in this CD as well.

This compilation CD is a good buy for rock fans who wants to scout out new favorites as they can get a taste of the distinctive flavor of all 16 bands in one CD.

Asian Kung Fu Generation's Nano-Mugen Compilation 2008 is in stock today, shipping for US$ 23.90 only.



Also in stock today:

Nintendo DS™
Custom Beat Battle: Draglade 2JPN US$ 9.99 24h
Gakken Chuugokugo Sanmai DSJPN US$ 38.99 1w
Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai DaigekisenJPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Jan Sangoku Musou (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Pet Shop Monogatari DSJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Sangokushi DS (Koei the Best)JPN US$ 41.99 1w
Simple DS Series Vol. 41: The Bakudan Shori-HanJPN N/A sold
Simple DS Series Vol. 42: The Haioku ByoutouJPN US$ 84.90 1w
Touch de Ni-Hao HitsudanJPN US$ 27.90 1-2w
Yokojiku de Manabu Sekai no Rekishi: Yoko-Gaku DSJPN US$ 47.90 1-2w




New toy arrivals:

Busou Shinki Non Scale Pre-Painted Action Figure: EspadiaJPN N/A sold
Busou Shinki Non Scale Pre-Painted Action Figure: LancementJPN N/A sold
Little Busters 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Kurugaya YuikoJPN N/A sold




An excerpt of Japanese music update:

Ayumi Hamasaki Countdown Live 2007-2008 Anniversary (~Ayumi Hamasaki)HK N/A sold
Beautiful You / Sennen Koiuta (~Dong Bang Shin Ki)HK N/A sold
Blue Bird (~Ikimonogakari)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Eunix Mag [EP] (~Lee Chek Ting Eunix)HK US$ 10.90 1-5d
Fama New Song + Best Collection (~Fama)HK N/A sold
Hins Cheung 2008 Concert Live Karaoke [3DVD] (~Hins Cheung)HK US$ 25.90 1-5d
I Love Karen Mok Best Collection [2CD] (~Karen Mok)HK US$ 15.90 1-5d
Ichibyo Goto Ni Love For You (~Mai Kuraki)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Ichibyo Goto Ni Love For You [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Mai Kuraki)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Ike Ike Monkey Dance [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Berryz Kobo)JPN US$ 15.90 5-15d
In Between 2008 New Songs + Greatest Hits Collection [CD+DVD] (~Vanness Wu)HK US$ 16.90 1-5d
Kat-Tun III - Queen of Pirates [CD+DVD] (~Kat-Tun)HK N/A sold
Le Nouvel Album [CD+DVD] (~Wilfred Lau)HK US$ 13.90 1-5d
Leo Ku 2008 Mandarin Album (~Leo Ku)HK N/A sold
Moon [CD+DVD] (~Kumi Koda)HK N/A sold
Schwarzer Sarg [CD+DVD] (~Yousei Teikoku)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Seventh Ave. [CD+DVD] (~W-inds.)HK N/A sold
Shinhwa Vol. 9 (~Shinhwa)HK N/A sold
Sing To The Sky (~Ayaka)HK N/A sold
Summer Song [CD+DVD] (~YUI)HK N/A sold
Super Junior - Happy 1st Mini Album - Cooking? Cooking! (~Super Junior)HK US$ 15.90 1-5d
Super Junior: The First Asia Tour Concert Album - Super Show (~Super Junior)HK N/A sold
Tayutama Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Tokyo Disney Resort Dreams Of The 25th - Remember The MusicJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Tokyo Disney Resort Dreams Of The 25th - Remember The Music Deluxe [3CD]JPN US$ 42.90 5-15d
Tokyo Disney Sea Music AlbumJPN US$ 25.90 5-15d
Tokyo Disneyland Music AlbumJPN US$ 25.90 5-15d
Vivid - Kissing You, Sparkling, Joyful Smile (~BoA)HK US$ 9.90 1-5d
Vivid - Kissing You, Sparkling, Joyful Smile [CD+DVD] (~BoA)HK N/A sold
Wake You Up / Ame No Hi Ni Wa Ame No Naka Wo Kaze No Hi Ni Wa Kaze No Naka Wo / Marvelous [CD+DVD] (~Hitomi Shimatani)HK US$ 12.90 1-5d




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