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23. Mar, 2005 14:47 (HKT)

New items: Bleach: Heat the Soul (PSP™), Touch! Kirby's Magical Paintbrush & further DS titles, Phantasy Star: Generation 2 (SEGA AGES), Shining Force NEO & more


A variety of new releases initially expected to arrive today have been postponed to a new shipping date tomorrow (Thursday). Due to the large number of highlights included in this shipment, we will publish game details today. Please be reminded that items listed below will ship tomorrow.


Based on the popular anime, Bleach: Heat the Soul is the first 3D fighting game published on Sony's PSP™ handheld device. Among the selectabe fighters are the anime's two main characters Rukia and Renji. For the sake of all fans of the series, the original voice characters from the animation series have been adopted for all voice actings used in the game. Bleach supports versus battles via wireless communication, up to 2 players can fight simultaneously.

Bleach: Heat the Soul is interesting for fans of the anime and 3D fighting genre. Available as Japanese import version at US$ 59.90.




A brand new Kirby gameplay awaits you. Use the Nintendo DS™ touch screen to navigate Kirby through several challenges. Transformed into a ball, Kirby awaits a world that has been changed into a painting. Using the Touch Pen, you will draw rainbow-colored lines on the touch screen, guiding Kirby through several stages. Each level features pre-painted platforms on the ground. To explore more and to pass obstacles, you have to draw lines to walk on.

Touch! Kirby's Magical Paintbrush is an innovative all-new Kirby adventure. Available now at US$ 48.90 only.


Additional new Nintendo DS™ releases from this week include:

Hanjuku Eiyuu DS: Egg Monster HeroesJPN US$ 48.90
Space Invaders DSJPN US$ 39.90
Tantei Kibukawa Ryosuke Jiken Dan: The Masquerade LullabyJPN US$ 48.90




Based on the classical Mega Drive™ RPG from 1989, Sega's Phantasy Star: Generation 2 returns on PlayStation2™ published under the Sega AGES label. Just like previous titles released in this series, Phantasy Star: Generation 2 has been reworked with updated graphics & sound as well as new illustrations and scenarios.

Sega AGES 2500 Series Vol. 17 Phantasy Star: Generation 2 is now available at US$ 28.90 only.


Explore further Sega AGES releases including the previously released Phantasy Star: Generation 1.



A new Shining Force is born. Warriors inherit the destined power called "Force" from their fathers, and carve the trophies of their battles on this stone. This is a story about people who own the two "Forces" of light and darkness.

Compared to previous Shining Force titles, the genre has this time been changed from a traditional strategy RPG to an action RPG with some strategical elements. You take the role as Max and create a team of 3 characters. A total of more than 10 characters are playable in the game. During battles, up to 3 characters can fight at the same time. Shining Force NEO features character designs from Nishiyama Masaru (Harlem Beat) and music from MISIA (Neon Genesis Evangelion).


Shining Force NEO is available at US$ 64.90. At the same time, HORI releases the official Shining Force NEO Memory Card 8MB shipping at US$ 36.90 respectively.

Check out further Shining Force releases.



Video game and toy related arrivals from today:

Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos TowerUS US$ 49.90
Dynasty WarriorsUS US$ 59.90
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Platinum Hits)ASIA US$ 24.90
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (Platinum Hits)ASIA US$ 24.90
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Platinum Hits)ASIA US$ 24.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion The End of Evangelion Figure: Rei Ayanami US$ 15.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion The End of Evangelion Figure: Asuka Langley US$ 15.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion The End of Evangelion Figure: Shinji Ikari US$ 15.90


As usually, a detailed summary of all new releases will follow tomorrow.



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