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23. Aug, 2005 12:01 (HKT)

Games & Toys shipping today: Tales of Legendia, Taito Memories Gekan, Train Simulator Keisei, Toei Asakusa, Keikyu Line, Cowboy Bebop: Tsuitou no Yakyoku, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny: Generation of C.E., Lunar Genesis & more


From the publisher: Incredible land, a new "tale" begins...

Well acclaimed since the release of the first work of the series in December 1995, the highly popular "Tales" series is finally coming up with a new installment.

In this game, the traditional LMBS (Linear Motion Battle System) has evolved into a more vibrant X-LMBS (Crossover LMBS)! In addition, the "windowed conversation" has been enhanced with new elements, displaying the activeness of the new work to seek new ground. Up until now, character design has been taken charge by "Kosuke Fujishima" and "Mutsumi Inomata", but now "Kazuto Nakazawa" of international fame has been tasked with this job. With this breath of freshness and charm, as well as the differences with other games of the "Tales" series, you should definitely give it a try!

In this new work, action elements found in fighting games like "Tekken" are introduced into the "LMBS (Linear Motion Battle System)" to form an even more complete and evolved "X-LMS (Crossover-LMBS)".

Besides the classical use of TP (Technical Point) in the series to execute special as well as secret moves, new "throw" actions are introduced to make battles more varied. To execute these new moves, one has to get up close to the enemy. Upon successful execution, the damage inflicted and the sense of satisfaction derived are unmatched by other moves.

A "Climax Combo" is performed for simultaneous attacks with other party members! With four party members putting their hearts into pummeling the enemy, the power and pressure created is definitely unmatched by solo attacks, and the graphical effects are also quite impressive!

The use of deluxe voice casting crew, accentuated in the day-today conversations of the characters in the "windowed conversation", is one of the most charming points of "Legendia". In this work, this system is further introduced into events, allowing you to listen to advice dished out by party members as the event unfolds, and enjoy the rich and varied plot developments through the conversations. Not only the main characters will make their appearances in this system, but even sub-characters or even enemy characters will have exciting performances!

When exploring dungeons, it is no longer just about defeating monsters and gaining experience, but there will be many fascinating and wonderful traps and triggers waiting for you! The player's wit will be tested here.


Namco's latest PlayStation2™ RPG Tales of Legendia is in stock today shipping as Asian release version at US$ 59.90 only. The Japanese version is expected shortly at US$ 64.90 only, along with Hori's official Tales of Legendia Memory Card 8MB. Further in stock is the 3-disc Tales of Legendia Soundtrack album and the TAO (Tales of Legendia Intro Theme). Both music releases are published by Avex Japan.


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    Just shortly after release of Taito Memories Joukan, the second volume "Taito Memories Gekan" (translated to "Taito Memories Last Volume") is following with another 25 classical arcade game release originally released between 1978-1997.

    The content is indeed not to be missed by any gaming fan, covering game genres from action, shooting, educational to sports and including a couple of classics that are now hard to find as previous home console releases.

    Enjoy the good old times once more and trigger back your memory to a time when video game history was written.


    Taito Memories Vol. 2 contains the following classical games on one compilation:

  • Space Invader
  • Space Invader Part 2
  • Crazy Balloon
  • Balloon Bomber
  • Qix
  • Wild Western
  • Elevator Action
  • Chack'n Pop
  • Front Line
  • Legend of Kage
  • The New Zealand Story
  • Rastan Saga II
  • Raimais
  • Insector X
  • Cadash
  • Violence Fight
  • Gun Frontier
  • Hat Trick Hero
  • Mizubaku Daibouken
  • Arabian Magic
  • Gekirindan
  • Puzzle Bobble 2
  • Raystorm
  • G-Darius

    Taito Memories Gekan is in stock today shipping at US$ 49.90 only. The previously released Taito Memories Joukan is also available at the same price.



    Ongakukan's latest train simulation game includes 3 major densha lines (Keikyu, Toei Asakusa and Keisei Lines), covering the line connecting Tokyo's domestic airline routes airport (Haneda) and international airline routes airport (Narita). This densha title is featuring the longest distance ever seen in the "Train Simulator" series, as well many new trains, including the Keikyu Line's 3000 series, Transportation Bureau of Tokyo Metropolitan Government's 5300 series and Keisei's Skyliner (AE100 series) running on the line with the longest running time and distance between stations.

    In Train Simulator Keisei, Toei Asakusa, Keikyu Line, you step into the feet of a train driver who is piloting the train itself. As the main theme of this title is the "airport", you can enjoy journeys in your densha to the airport, experiencing a beautiful journey, just as visiting Japan yourself.

    In order to lower the barriers to entry and the fun factor of the game, this work specially introduces a "braking guidance system" so that even newcomers to the game can easily grasp the right timing to control the braking. Other than this, a training mode is also added so that the player can focus on certain areas or places where he thinks he is deficient in.


    Train Simulator Keisei, Toei Asakusa, Keikyu Line for PlayStation2™ is shipping today at US$ 64.90 only. The game is enjoyed best with the official Multi Train Controller.



    From the publisher: Timeless classic of Hayao Miyazaki, about to bring back your memories...

    Since the advent of super magnetic weapons and the movement of the earth crust brought about the devastating catastrophe, 20 years have passed. An old man who survived lived with a 12-year-old boy, Conan away from the rest of the world. One day, a mysterious girl called Rana floated to the island they lived on. Although the old man is touched to know that other human beings other than himself have survived, a flying ship appears to take Rana away... In the ensuing chaos, the old man lost his life. Overcoming his grief, Conan ventured on a journey to save Rana.

    Edited from the same-title Hayao Miyazaki-directed cartoon, the game, from the first episode to the last, pays attention and is faithful to the original, allowing you the player to experience the famous touching plot scenes right through to the ending. Other than this, the playing out of the introductory story before each stage and the demo movies all use the clips from the original. As such, gamers who simple adore the original cartoon now have a chance to relive your childhood happiness!

    The stages in the game are all true to the original and are faithfully depicted in 3D. In the game world, the player has to control Conan and make full use of various actions (swim, climb, jump, kick, throw etc.), as well as ride various vehicles (bicycle, ferry, robot, pushcart etc.) to adventure in the many stages. Other than these, Conan's characteristic actions, like the funny appearance of his fast dash and his surprised look when stepping on thorns, are all presented in the same way as in the original!


    Published by D3, Mirai Shonen Conan (aka. Future Boy Conan) is in stock today shipping at US$ 59.90 only.



    From the publisher: Discover the events prior to Lunar: Silver Star Story in this role playing game for Nintendo DS featuring three new characters. Battle the forces of evil and transform Dark creatures into Light with the new Light and Dark system. Augment the abilities of your party via Battle Cards, and then exchange cards over wireless LAN with your friends.

    The game takes place 1,000 years before Lunar Silver Star Story and follows Gien Campbell, a 15-year-old delivery boy. Gien receives a delivery request to the town of Heelritz, a town of half-beasts. Although it's a place Gien has dreamed of, he finds out the dreamland is far from perfect.

    Lunar Genesis lets you move around the map by simply tapping a point on the touch screen. Battles in the game use both screens to show grounded and airborn enemies. The game also feature controls dictated to the built-in microphone.


    Lunar Genesis (also known as Lunar: Dragon Song) for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today at US$ 48.90 only.



    Further video game releases in stock today:

    Cowboy Bebop: Tsuitou no YakyokuJPN US$ 64.90 sold
    Futakoi: Koi to Mizugi no SurvivalJPN US$ 64.90 1w
    Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny: Generation of C.E.JPN US$ 64.90 1w
    Portable Privacy Filter (restock) US$ 9.99 sold
    Manchester United Protective Storage Case US$ 24.90 sold




    New toy arrivals shipping today:

    Fatal Fury Action Figure: Mai Shiranui dancing style US$ 59.90 sold
    Keroro Gunso Action Figure: Corporal Giroro US$ 17.90 sold
    Keroro Gunso Action Figure: Lance Corporal Dororo US$ 17.90 sold
    Keroro Gunso Action Figure: Master Sergent Kululu US$ 17.90 sold
    Keroro Gunso Action Figure: Sergent Keroro US$ 17.90 sold
    Welcome to Pia Carrot 3 One Coin Figure Series Trading Figure US$ 7.90 sold




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