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15. Jul, 2008 11:40 (HKT)

Participate in the Unreal Tournament via your Xbox360, play princess in an all boys school in Hime Hibi, be a spectator to the Bemani contest, relax with music from Miyazaki's films & more!


From the publisher: Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world’s premiere first-person shooter. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level.

Players engage in intense and hyper-real battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best!

Game Features:

  • New characters, a two-player split-screen mode, and five additional maps are provided for the Xbox 360 experience
  • Fight side-by-side with or compete against new and returning characters from the Unreal universe, all with enhanced abilities and distinct personalities
  • Detonate your opponent from a distance with the ever-popular Shock Rifle or blast away at close range with the Flak Cannon
Midway's first person shooter Unreal Tournament for Xbox360™ is in stock today, shipping as a region free Asian version for US$ 49.90 only.


As a highly acclaimed first person shooter, Unreal Tournament is released in various versions:

Xbox360™
Unreal Tournament IIIJPN US$ 14.99 1-5d
Unreal Tournament IIIUS N/A sold

PlayStation3™
Unreal Tournament IIIJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Unreal Tournament IIIUS US$ 32.99 1-2w

PC Games
Unreal Tournament III Collector's EditionUS N/A sold

Game Guides
Unreal Tournament III Official Strategy GuideUS US$ 19.90 1-2w



Aizaki Koi is the granddaughter of the head of the board of directors in Tenjou Gakuen, an elitist boys school. One day when she was walking home from school, two strange men in black beckoned to her, telling her there is something her grandfather wishes to speak to her about.

At first, she was skeptical about the purposes of these men, however, when the voice of her crush and cousin Hayami Naohito calls out to her, she losts her skepticism and blindly follows them to the car. When she realizes they have taken her to her grandfather's school, she knows something is wrong.

But it is too late, for her grandfather has already dealt his damage. He has taken her out of her old school and enrolled her into his boys school to prove to the board of directors that changing the boys school to a co-ed system is good for the school's development.

Koi is obviously opposed to the idea and her grandfather's way of doing things, but the violent outbursts from the board of directors inflames her and before she knew it, she has decided to join her grandfather on his little crusade.

Being an only girl in a boys school gives Koi and the players plenty of opportunities to (re)experience teenage romance. But aside from romance, can the strong willed Koi change the board of directors' minds about the school system?

Takuyo's comedic dating simulation game HimeHibi: Princess Days Portable for Sony PSP™ is in stock today, shipping as a region free Japanese version for US$ 58.90 only.




On the 30th of March, Konami hosted their Bemani Contest 2008 final round, experts of Bemani games such as beatmania IIDX, GuitarFreaks, DrumMania, DanceDanceRevolution and pop’n music have all gathered together to join the games for the Top Ranker title.

Three participants are screened from a total of ten from the semi-finals, and the remaining three that manage to get into the final round prove their prowesses as a Bemani top ranker.

Extremely challenging tunes are used in the contests to push the limits of the contestants, these tunes are not only fast, but consist of changes in tempo that only the players with the best reflexes can perform.

Five of the discs in this package feature the final rounds of the contest in each of the five Bemani games while the last disc contains explanations and digests on the dazzling techniques the finalists displayed.

Watch the performances of the veterans in Bemani Top Ranker Ketteisen 2008 and learn some new techniques. The DVD set is in stock today and is available for US$ 89.90 only.

The second image girl for the beatmania IIDX games is ready to enter your homes in her full glory. Designed by the game's graphic producer GOLI, the Candy Bunny Ririna is a perfect blend of two contrasting styles.

On the one hand, she is filled to the brim with a dark, gothic sort of sensuality, on the other hand, there is a trace of innocence to her expression. Every frill and fold in her dress are carefully crafted in detail and is a perfect collector's item for fans of the game and high quality figures.

The Candy Bunny Ririna is in stock today and is available for US$ 69.90 only.



Studio Ghibli is the anime studio which the top class director Miyazaki Hayao works in. They have released several highly acclaimed feature length anime films (including the Oscar winner Spirited Away).

What makes the films memorable are the high quality artwork, charming characters, a deep plot that you would want to go over and over and the music that ties all of these elements together.

The first track of this disc spots the theme to the newest Ghibli project, "Ponyo on the Cliff". The story is based on Anderson's Little Mermaid but with Miyazaki as the director, a twist is guaranteed. Aside from new themes, music from the older films like The Castle in the Sky and Nausicaa are added in as well.

This is a perfect buy for people who want to get a taste of the haunting melodies that bring out the essence of Miyazaki's films. The compilation Ghibli the Best is sold for US$ 24.90 only.

To get a better feel of Miyazaki's newest project Ponyo on the Cliff, buy the film's original soundtrack. With its emphasis on the sea, this CD is bound to be a ticket to a refreshing journey. This soundtrack is also available today and is sold for US$ 28.90 only.



Gyakuten Saiban the comedic courtroom adventure game is a well loved game and a familiar title. To give this game an extra classy touch, the music producer of the series Iwadare Noriyuki teamed up with the Tokyo Philharmonic orchestra to perform pieces from the series' soundtrack in a concert in Shinjuku Bunka Center.

The Live recording of this event Gyakuten Saiban Tokubetsu Hout Orchestra Concert 2008 is in stock today, shipping for US$ 33.90 only.

The other Gyakuten Saiban 4 soundtrack is also available at Play-Asia.com for US$ 29.90 only.

Please click here for the full list of Gyakuten Saiban products available at Play-Asia.com.



Also in stock today:

PlayStation3™
Sid Meier's Civilization RevolutionASIA N/A sold
Top Spin 3ASIA N/A sold

PlayStation3™ Accessories
Hard Disk 250GB (with USB HDD case)JPN N/A sold

Nintendo Wii™
Boom BloxJPN US$ 63.99 1w


PlayStation2™
Shining Force EXA (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
Shining Wind (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 39.99 1-5d


Nintendo DS™
Denjirou Sensei no Fushigi na JikkenshitsuJPN US$ 17.99 1w
Gakkou no Kaidan DSJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Hello Kitty no Panda Sport StadiumJPN US$ 42.90 1w


Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Dress-up Hard Cover DS Lite (Giratina & Regigigas & Dialga & Palkia)JPN N/A sold
Dress-up Hard Cover DS Lite (going together character)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (08 Summer Giratina)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (08 Summer Mimirol)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (08 Summer Pikachu)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (08 Summer Pochama)JPN N/A sold
Hard Cover DS Lite (Pikachu)JPN N/A sold
Hard Cover DS Lite (Shugo - After the Palace)JPN N/A sold
Hard Cover DS Lite (Shugo - Flame)JPN N/A sold
Mascot Touch Pen DS Lite (08 Summer Pikachu & Giratina)JPN N/A sold
Mascot Touch Pen DS Lite (08 Summer Pikachu & Mimirol)JPN N/A sold
Mascot Touch Pen DS Lite (08 Summer Pikachu & Pochama)JPN N/A sold
Pouch Hello Kitty (pink)JPN N/A sold
Pouch Hello Kitty (white)JPN N/A sold
Sugar Bunnies Pouch (Blue)JPN N/A sold
Sugar Bunnies Pouch (Pink)JPN US$ 1.99 24h




New toy arrivals:

Another Days To Heart 2 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Komaki ManakaJPN N/A sold
Excellent Model One Piece Neo-5 - Portraits of Pirates 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Nico RobinJPN N/A sold
Excellent Model One Piece Neo-5 - Portraits of Pirates 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: Soge King (Re-run)JPN N/A sold
Range Murata PSE Collection 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: CDB Chair (White Version)JPN N/A sold
Sengoku Lance 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: SuzumeJPN N/A sold
Series 9 - Stars Wars KubrickJPN N/A sold
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Suzumiya Haruhi Gothic Lolita Version (Re-run)JPN N/A sold
Tyoukousennin Haruka 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Takamori HarukaJPN N/A sold




An excerpt of new Japanese CD/DVD arrivals:

16 Page Me No Tomadoi Single Collection (~Yukari Usami)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Berryz Kobo & Cute Nakayoshi Battle Concert Tour 2008 Haru - Berryz Kamen VS Cutie Ranger - With Berryz Kobo Tracks (~Berryz Kobo, Cute)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Bleach Beat Collection 4th Session 2JPN US$ 13.90 5-15d
Bravo Single Collection (~Babe)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Clips Vol.1 (~SS501)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Dance Baby Dance / Natsu Wa Kore Kara Da [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Fukumimi)JPN US$ 5.99 24h
Eighteen Single Collection (~Yuma Nakamura)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Flare [CD+DVD] (~Hitomi Shimatani)JPN US$ 36.90 5-15d
Jill Deco 2 (~Jill Decoy Association)JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Kanojo No Natsu Single Collection (~Akie Yoshizawa)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Kimi Ga Aruji De Shitsuji Ga Ore De 4 (~Shizuka Ito, Akiko Koumoto)JPN US$ 59.90 5-15d
Kimi Wo Mamoritai (~John-hoon)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Kiratto Generation Single Collection (~All Nighters)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Lemon Angel First Single Collection (~Lemon Angel)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Make My Day [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type B] (~Yui Aragaki)JPN N/A sold
Make My Day [CD+DVD Limited Edition Type C] (~Yui Aragaki)JPN N/A sold
Make My Day [Limited Edition Type A] (~Yui Aragaki)JPN N/A sold
Nakajima Single Collection (~Michiyo Nakajima)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
One Pokemon Editon [Limited Edition] (~Crystal Kay)JPN N/A sold
Riot Girl (~Aya Hirano)JPN US$ 28.99 5-15d
Tokyo Disney Sea Bon Fire DanceJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Tokyo Disneyland Cool The Heat 2008JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Wonderful De Iko Single Collection (~Ribbon)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
You & Me Single Collection (~Yumi Morio)JPN US$ 19.90 5-15d





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