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16. Jul, 2008 19:45 (HKT)

Follow your father's footsteps in Dragon Quest V, the lead of the demon lord in Kakan no Daichi, lead your team to victory in Metal Slug 7, enjoy the action in MGS4 online by Metal Gear Solid Online & more


Dragon Quest is an orthodox, grand scaled RPG that focuses on the passage of generations, from father to son. The hero has been taken on quests with his father ever since he is a child, as he grew up looking up to his father, he inevitably inherited his father's aims and purposes. As the developer said “An RPG is a story you can [actively] experience.” The hero in this story is not simply a character you control, but a man you grow into.

Everything is updated and rendered into 3D when the game is revived on PlayStation2 in 2004, after four years, it is further upgraded for its Nintendo DS version release. This game retained the good parts of the old game, like a 3D map and the monster taming system while new mini-games and exchangeable, customizable goods are added in to enrich it.

Take this second chance to relive your childhood and rewrite your adulthood in Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu No Hanayome. The game system comes with opportunities to make life changing decisions and you have to think long and hard before you decide.

Square Enix's hit RPG Dragon Quest - Tenkuu no Hanayome for Nintendo DS™ is available as a region free Japanese version for US$ 54.90 only.


Style your Nintendo DS™ console to match with the game by using a protector case, a pouch and card case. The protector case is sold for US$ 12.90 only while the pouch and card case bundle is sold for US$ 24.90 only.

While you are customizing the outlook of your console go through with it completely by switching your old stylus to the slime smile stylus, this accessory costs US$ 4.99 only.

The official guide book is a collection of advices by professionals, when you face life changing decisions, refer to them. The guide book is available for US$ 13.90 only.



Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi takes place 1200 years after the bronze period. The rapidly rising superpower Holy Empire is expanding their lands and gradually they are usurping areas under the Ancient Kingdom's rule.

Erin Island is one of the small countries being invaded, to counter their forces, the inhabitants, a tribe named Gale is holding a ceremony to call forth the demon lord, and in order to do so, they offered their priestess, a young girl named Rianon as a sacrifice.

Due to various reasons, the ceremony failed, however, the demon lord Aaron is awakened and so his quests begin.

The game is split into an adventure part and a battle part. The adventure part is where you converse with characters and proceed with the plot. These scenes are text based but fully voiced by a star studded cast of seiyuus that bring out the essence the the characters with their voices

The battle power depends on the character's associated element. Keep your eyes on the wheel located at the lower right hand corner, it rotates to a new element for every battle. To make full use of the system, split your group of player characters up carefully and send the suitable group to the battles.

Strategy plays a big part in Aqua Plus' Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi [Limited and Standard editions] for PlayStation3™. The two Asian versions are sold at respectively US$ 89.90 and US$ 69.90 only.


Aside from the Asian versions, Japanese versions of the game are available at Play-Asia.com as Limited and Standard editions and are sold for respectively US$ 95.00 and US$ 75.90 only.



From the publisher: Metal Slug 7 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by continuing to deliver the high-energy and frantic, fast-paced 2-D shooting action that the franchise has always been widely renowned for.

Players will join Marco, Tarma, Eri, Fiolina, Clark and Ralph as they prepare to take on Modern's Forces across 7 new missions that will bring them from Garbage Island to the Fortress of Ruins and beyond.

Aside from featuring 7 brand new and fully detailed missions and six playable characters, Metal Slug 7 will also feature a host of new weapons, colossal new bosses, new Slugs to pilot and new gameplay modes for added replay value.

The newest installment to SNK Playmore's hot shooter series, Metal Slug 7 for Nintendo DS™ is available at Play-Asia as a region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.


The US version of the game is arriving in November and is currently available as a preorder. The software is sold for US$ 34.90 only.

Other Metal Slug products available at Play-Asia.com are:

PlayStation2™
Metal Slug (SNK Best Collection)JPN US$ 53.99 1w
Metal Slug 4 & 5KOR N/A sold
Metal Slug 4 (SNK Best Collection)JPN US$ 34.99 1w
Metal Slug 5 (SNK Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
Metal Slug 6JPN US$ 99.99 1w
Metal Slug AnthologyUS US$ 39.99 24h
Metal Slug CompleteKOR N/A sold
Metal Slug CompleteJPN N/A sold
Metal Slug CompleteKOR N/A sold


Sony PSP™
Metal Slug AnthologyUS US$ 32.99 24h
Metal Slug CompleteJPN US$ 120.99 1w

PC Games
Metal Slug 5KOR N/A sold

Music
Metal Slug 2JPN N/A sold




Gundam Battle Universe is the most comprehensive Gundam action, it has inherited the thrilling system of its predecessor Battle Chronicles and is combined with elements from Gundam ZZ and Gundam Char's Counter Attack. There are more than 200 mobile suits for you to pilot and around the same number of missions for you to complete.

Battles are seldom fought by one person alone, win the battle and open the path to a new era with your friends. This game focuses on cooperation, some missions are designed to be difficult when you carry it out individually, but with the help of your friends, they become less impossible.

A lot more freedom is allowed during your customization of Gundam Suits, so feel free to ensemble the best mecha for your missions.

Enter the war of the universe via your Sony PSP™. Gundam Battle is available as Japanese and Asian versions for respectively US$ 48.90 and US$ 42.90 only.




With Metal Gear Online, you can enjoy the action involved in Metal Gear Solid 4 with your friends, and not just with a small group of friends, you can form a regiment in battles as a total of 16 people are allowed in the game at the same time.

The system in this online game mode is called an SOP system. This sets itself apart from other online games by making use of updates real time mode. With this system, you can locate your comrades, their opponents and know of their statuses immediately. You will never feel this close to your team members in any other online game.

Communication plays a center stage. By making use of the mail system and other communication features, you can call out to your team for help any time during battles.

One element that worries novice online gamers is that they might be killed off by other players before they can familiarize themselves with the environment. To ease their worries, this game offers a training module where novice gamers come under the wings of the veterans.

Under the lead of professionals and the auto-matching facility that seeks out players of the same level for a game, there is less chance of novices being bullied.

This game offers infinite hours of fun as you can purchase expansion packs from the MGO shop, so new elements like weapons, stages and characters are be added regularly.


Konami's ever growing Metal Gear Online is available for PlayStation3™ for US$ 19.90 only.



Also in stock today:

PlayStation2™
Poi! Hito Natsu no Keiken!?JPN US$ 19.99 24h
Poi! Hito Natsu no Keiken!? [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold

Sony PSP Accessories™
Television de Portable P2JPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
Gachapin Challenge DSJPN US$ 25.99 1w

Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Charge Adapter Lite (Black)JPN N/A sold
Charge Adaptor Lite (White)JPN N/A sold


PC Games
Devil May Cry 4 (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 32.90 1w




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