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20. May, 2008 19:11 (HKT)

Lead your football team to championship in UEFA EURO 2008, meet charming bodyguards in Hiiro no Kakera, travel to Olympus in Hercules no Eikou, all the while listen to some lovely OSTs & more!


From the publisher: Electronic Arts celebrates the passion fans have for their national teams and all of the pageantry and excitement of the UEFA European Soccer Championship with the only official and exclusive licensed videogame of UEFA EURO 2008™.

UEFA EURO 2008™ features the world's best players and teams and all of the official stadiums that will be part of UEFA EURO 2008™.

Take on the challenge of leading one of over 50 European national teams to glory as UEFA EURO 2008 recreates all of the drama and excitement of the official tournament in Austria and Switzerland. Play as your favorite country from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the championship tournament.

Electronic Arts' UEFA Euro 2008 are in stock today at Play-Asia.com and are shipping as these versions:

Xbox360™
UEFA Euro 2008ASIA US$ 14.99 1-2w

All orders of the Xbox360™ Asian version of UEFA Euro 2008 include a FIFA World Cup 2006 Xbox360™ Faceplate for free. This deal is available for as long as stocks last. To ensure receipt of the free gift, make sure to check out the gift during checkout of your order and do not delete it from your shopping cart.

PlayStation3™
UEFA Euro 2008ASIA US$ 24.90 1-2w

Sony PSP™
UEFA Euro 2008ASIA US$ 9.99 1-2w




Because of her parents' career needs, Tamaki is moving to the countryside to live with her grand mother. Upon entering the village, she is attacked by strange creatures that seems to be invisible to everyone else but her. And just in the brink of time, a mysterious youth appeared to rescue her from her otherwise inevitable death.

Later that evening, her grand mother told her of the legend about the princess whose fate is to seal the devil blade and Tamaki realizes that she is the next in line to play the role of this princess. But she need not face this dangerous mission alone, for there are five other old families who are assigned to guard her from danger until she fulfills her mission.

Idea Factory's Hiiro no Kakera [limited and standard editions] for Nintendo DS™ are in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese version for US$ 69.90 and US$ 48.90 respectively only.

The limited edition of the game comes with a drama CD and a digital data DVD.



The RPG sets stage at Olympus, from the Greek myths, and tells the adventures of an amnesiac youth whom the fairies recognize as Hercules. The youth has been wandering around aimlessly after being washed up the shore. One by one, he came across allies and some vital information about himself.

He is an immortal, and so are his allies. To find his source of immortality and come to terms with his own fate, he travels toward Olympus with the help of his friends.

Nintendo's RPG Hercules no Eikou: Tamashii no Shoumei for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.




Sega's enchanting tactical game Senjou no Valkyria has captured the hearts of many with its use of warm, rich colors, endearing characters, intriguing plot and the impressive music pieces that brings out the continental atmosphere.

How the soundtrack brings out the essense of the game must not be overlooked. Hear the merry tunes, indulge in the peaceful atmosphere and listen to the horns and trumpets and be reminded that your land, Gallia is being torn by war.

Directed by Sakamoto Hitoshi, this double CD package carries fifty four tracks in total. These tracks include rearranged pieces and music that are not used as BGM in the game.

The fully orchestrated soundtrack of Senjou no Valkyria is in stock today, shipping for US$ 28.90 only.



After playing drums with the taikos in Taiko Tatsujin, listen to the soundtrack of this hot rhythm game. Some of the songs are written especially for the game to test your skills as a taiko player. With their fast tempos, these songs bring out the joyful atmosphere of a Japanese carnival.

Aside from pop and Japanese folk music, this game also makes use of some western classical pieces like Swan Late and Fantasy Impromptu. To adjust them to the merry sound of the taiko, though, these pieces are remixed and performed.

Let the merry pieces of from Taiko Tatsujin become your background music to your everyday life. Taiko No Tatsujin OST is in stock today, shipping as US$ 29.90 only.



Sakuraba Motoi is the music director of many hit games like the Star Ocean series and Tales Of series. Without heavy leanings on any one particular style, the director simply specializes in all forms of music production, he has used classical orchestra, metal, rock or jazz.

Star Ocean: Second Evolution Arrange Album carries the rearranged versions of the well loved themes from the game series. This is a CD that any fan of Star Ocean or the music director would die to get their hands on.

Star Ocean: Second Evolution Arrange Album is in stock at Play-Asia.com, shipping for US$ 23.90 only.



After the release of Evangelion 1.0 You Are (not) Alone DVD [blu-ray and Region 2 editions] the OST is published.

The music is written by Sagisu Shiro, a talented composer who has worked with many famous artists like MISIA and Hirai Ken. He has coproduced the song Thanatos - If I Can't be Your's for the last Evangelion series with the well known English musician Martin Lascelles. This single reaches second place in the oricon charts in 1997.

The CD contains the theme songs Beautiful World and the remix version of Fly Me to the Moon - In other words by Utada Hikaru, one of the best singers in Japan. Aside from theme songs, the OST also carries image songs that are sung by the seiyuus as the characters they are playing.

Evangelion 1.0 You are (not) Alone Original Soundtrack is in stock today, shippping for US$ 26.90 only.



Dreams Come True is the theme song to the TBS TV program Volley Ball World Championship Preliminaries performed by Hey!Say!Jump!, a ten member idol group from Johnny Entertainment. All members are born in the Heisei Era and are currently in their middle or late teens.

To portray their youthful energy, this single takes on a happy, vivacious tempo and its words are about aspirations and dreams.

Both CD + DVD limited and standard editions of Dreams Come True by Hey!Say!Jump! are in stock today, shipping for the same price of US$ 10.90.



Also in stock today:

Xbox360™
StrangleholdJPN US$ 21.99 1w

PlayStation3™ Accessories
Hori Pad 3 Turbo (Silver)JPN N/A sold
Illumination Charge Stand 3 (Silver)JPN N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™
Doubutsu Kisoutengai!JPN US$ 64.99 1w
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock BundleJPN US$ 129.90 5-15d
Wi-Fi Taiou: Gensen Table Game WiiJPN N/A sold

PlayStation2™
Princess NightmareJPN US$ 64.90 1w


Nintendo DS™
Bleach DS 2nd: Kokui Hirameku Chinkon Uta (Best Version)JPN US$ 24.99 24h
Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei (Best Version)JPN US$ 29.99 1-5d
Genmu no Kiri to Ken no OkiteJPN US$ 41.99 1w
Ochaken no Heya DS 3JPN US$ 46.99 1w
Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou!JPN US$ 22.99 1w
Shoho Kara wa Hajimeru Otona no Eitango RenshuuJPN N/A sold
Simple DS Series Vol. 36: Arc de Minitsuku! TOEIC Test GrammarJPN US$ 28.90 1w
Simple DS Series Vol. 37: Arc de Minitsuku! TOEIC Test ListeningJPN US$ 35.90 1-2w
Simple DS Series Vol. 38: Arc de Minitsuku! TOEIC Test StartJPN US$ 28.90 1w




New Toy Arrivals:

Excellent Model One Piece Neo-4 - Portraits of Pirates 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Nami (Version 2)JPN N/A sold
Excellent Model One Piece Neo-4 - Portraits of Pirates 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Sanji (Re-run)JPN N/A sold
Excellent Model One Piece Neo-4 - Portraits of Pirates 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Shanks (Re-run)JPN N/A sold
Gears of War Action Figure Box SetUS N/A sold




An excerpt of new Japanese music & movie arrivals:

Ama Kakeru Ryu No Gotoku - Kenshin / Sosite Gackt E (~Gackt)JPN US$ 41.90 5-15d
Aria The Origination Drama CD III (~Erino Hazuki, Chiwa Saito, Ryo Hirohashi)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Clannad 6 [Limited Edition] (~Akemi Kanda, Mamiko Noto, ...)JPN N/A sold
Crawl [CD+DVD] (~Veltpunch)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Dreams Come True (~Hey! Say! Jump)JPN US$ 10.90 5-15d
Dreams Come True [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Hey! Say! Jump)JPN N/A sold
Evangelion 1.0 You are (not) Alone Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 34.99 5-15d
Hajime No Ippo Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Killer Show [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Nightmare)JPN N/A sold
Killer Show [CD+DVD+Photo Book Limited Edition] (~Nightmare)JPN N/A sold
Kimi Ga Aruji De Shitsuji Ga Ore De 2 (~Shizuka Ito, Akiko Koumoto)JPN US$ 59.90 5-15d
Kizuna (~Aya Matsuura)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Mana-Khemia 2 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Mugen Kairo Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 30.90 5-15d
Persona 3 Character Drama CD Vol.4JPN N/A sold
Players (~Low Jack Three)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Prisoner of Love [CD+DVD] (~Hikaru Utada)JPN N/A sold
Recreation [CD+DVD Jacket A] (~Acid Black Cherry)JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Rocket Sneaker / One x Time [CD+DVD] (~Ai Otsuka)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Ruri Iro Rinne - Drama x Song x RadioJPN US$ 38.90 5-15d
Samurai Spirits Sen Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Sands Of Time (~Back-on)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Senjou no Valkyria Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Star Ocean: Second Evolution Arrange AlbumJPN US$ 34.90 5-15d
Stay With You [CD+DVD] (~Fahrenheit)JPN N/A sold
Taiko No Tatsujin Original Soundtrack - Soundtrack 2008JPN US$ 34.99 5-15d
Theatrical Feature Kara No Kyokai Fukan Fukei [Limited Edition] (~Kenichi Suzumura, Rie Tanaka, ...)JPN N/A sold
Unlimited World (~Kana)JPN N/A sold




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