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05. Aug, 2008 18:26 (HKT)

Rekindle the flame in Fire Emblem, listen to the mermaids sing in Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, train yourself as a strategist in Sangokushi Taisen Ten, dance to the club remix version of Final Fantasy themes & more!


Once upon a time, Akaneia was besieged by an evil dark dragon. Because of the monster, the inhabitants were living in fear and helplessness. However, a miracle happened, a young hero named Anri from Alitia fought off the dragon with the holy sword Falcion and rebuilt the kingdom.

For a century, the people of the land lived in peace and prosperity. However, the dark dragon rise again, this time he joined forces with the demon lord Ganeve and attacked Akaneia. To protect his kingdom and family, the king left the castle to fight with the enemy's forces. During the Kings' absence, the princess and the queen made a last stance to protect the country while the prince Marus is sent off to train in martial arts and war strategy so that he could rebuild his land.

Your role as Marus is to take over all your enemy's bases on the map, a battle happens when your forces close in on your enemy's. Get to know and utilize the power of your allies, some of them can move a longer range than others while some have more attack power.

The game is split into chapters which start at the point where you are left in the castle with your mother and sister. Your trial starts when country falls and you have to get out of the castle. During your travels, you will be sent to complete quests that would take you to places that you cannot unlock in the main storyline, challenge the quests and recruit unlockable characters into your forces to enrich the whole story.

This new DS version makes use of the Wi-Fi connection on your console so you can see who's the best military strategist amongst your friends. As long as both players are equipped with an NDS and a copy of the game, you can clash your forces against each other.

Nintendo's highly acclaimed strategic RPG Fire Emblem is available on Nintendo DS as a region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.


By showing up in Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Marus brings the attention back to his series which has been lying low for some time. Here is a list of products available at Play-Asia.com which features the adventures of the prince:

Nintendo Wii™
Fire Emblem: Akatsuki no MegamiJPN US$ 99.99 1-5d
Fire Emblem: Radiant DawnUS N/A sold

Game Boy™ Advance
Fire Emblem: Seima no Kouseki <div class="ext ext_preowned">preowned</div>JPN N/A sold

Super Famicon™
Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu <div class="ext ext_preowned">preowned</div>JPN N/A sold


Game Guides
Fire Emblem: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold

Music
Fire Emblem Trakia 776 - Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of Holy War Arrange SoundtrackJPN US$ 39.99 5-15d




From the publisher: Enter the world of Rhapsody, where music and action combine to create a charming adventure!

A beautiful remake of the PlayStation original, Rhapsody for Nintendo DS delivers stunning high-resolution 2D sprites, novel music-based RPG gameplay, and more features than ever before.

It’s never been easier to pick up and play, so don’t miss out on this wonderful RPG symphony of fun!

Game Feature:

  • Accessible battle system for first time RPG players
  • Dual screen NAV system for easy exploration through the world of Rhapsody
  • New hidden characters exclusive to the DS version will appeal to fans of the PS1 original
  • Musical mode allows gamers to replay all of the featured cinematics—relive your favorite songs when you want to take a break from RPG excitement!

Enjoy the combination of music, magic and adventure in one single game, Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime: Tenshi ga Kanaderu Ai no Uta is sold as a region free Japanese version for Nintendo DS for US$ 48.90 only.


The US version, renamed as Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is arriving in September and is currently available as a preorder for US$ 34.90 only.



Your deck of cards portrays the results of your conquests

Sangokushi Taisen Ten is a real time card action simulation game based on the arcade version of Sangokushi Taisen 3. It simulates the time period in Romance of the Three Kingdoms and every card represents either a regiment led by a warrior or strategist. Form your deck and challenge the heroes in battles, the more you participate, the more skillful you become.

The board represents the battlefield, with one end representing your base and the other your opponent's. When your cards and the enemy's cards clashes, a battle happens and the damage you can do in battle depends on the power of your cards.

The rules are quite simple, just deplete your enemy's strength gage to zero. When your forces are getting weak, however, return to your base to replenish your strength. Get to know your forces, you have infantry, archers, cavalry etc under your command, assign the right tasks for them as you lay siege to the other's castle.

Geographical conditions of the battlefield also affects your conquests, take those conditions to mind when you apply your forces to the battlefield. Each of your military leaders have a set of tricks up his sleeve, but you need a high level of spirit amongst your soldiers in order to launch them.

One of the simple operations that may help you in battle is link. You can enlarge your forces by putting them together and move them up and down the battlefield for more power and efficiency.

Bring your forces to life with the Nintendo DS™ from your pack of cards, Sangokushi Taisen Ten is available in standard and battle cards bundled edition for US$ 69.90 and US$ 58.90 respectively only.


The battle cards bundled edition comes with three EX cards along with a specifically designed Warrior card while the standard edition only comes with one EX card.



You can now dance to the music from your magical fantasies. Nobuo Uematsu, the renowned music director of the quintessential RPG series Final Fantasy have rearranged the themes from the games as a real club remix.

Some of the tracks feature music from the Famicon or Super famicon era while others are from newer releases such as the Piano collections and the Black Mages albums.

The disc is produced in collaboration with DJs throughout the clubs of Tokyo, America and Europe. Aside from DJs, Ian Hartley and Matt Baggiani from the music production group Ante are also invited to work on this rich volume.

The long awaited Final Fantasy Remix is now available for US$ 23.90 only.

Please find the list of music CDs under the Final Fantasy franchise here and the whole array of products related to the series here.



Bleach the hit manga serial has reached a new height in popularity, besides games, toys, manga and anime, it is also coming out in the theaters as a musical. The show features young singers dressing up as characters in the highly popular franchise staging battles through singing and dancing.

The songs suits the characters roles in the scenes and the carefully choreographed dance/battles. This is a souvenir that every fan of the series should have no matter whether you have seen the show or not.

To those who have not had the chance to watch the musical, here is your chance of getting a taste of what it was like as the CD comes with a DVD that contain video clips of the action on stage at the event.

A souvenir of the real life rendering of the hit manga title is now available as a CD+DVD bundle. Rock Musical Bleach is available for US$ 18.90 only.



Black Diamond is one of the new singles released by Hoshina Utau, the teen idol in the Shugo Chara! Universe. Compared to Rozen Maiden, this new series of Peach Pit's takes on a far jollier and colorful tone that appeals to younger audiences.

Although this is a shojo series that include plot elements such as transformations and fairies breaking out of easter eggs, the deeper questions such as self identity are the many facets of a person are still being explored.

Utau mesmerizes people with this song in the series the way the Pied Piper of Hamelin hypnotized the children and mice in the fairy tale, get her CD and see if you can resist her charm.

Black Diamond is available as standard and limited editions both for the same price of US$ 11.90 only.



Also in stock today:

Nintendo Wii™
Imabikisou: Kaimei HenJPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
Chou Shittou Caduceus 2JPN US$ 98.99 1-5d
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 - Banjou no Geass GekijouJPN US$ 64.99 1-5d
DS Pico Series: Sanrio no Party e Ikou! Oryouri - Oshare - OkaimonoJPN N/A sold
Gakkou no Kowai Uwasa: Hanako-San Gakita!!JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Gintama: Gintoki vs. Dokata (Banpresto Best)JPN N/A sold
Mite wa IkenaiJPN N/A sold
Monster Farm DS 2: Yomigaeru! Master Breeder DensetsuJPN N/A sold
Ron-Q! Highland in DSJPN US$ 11.99 1w
Wantame Variety ChannelJPN US$ 12.90 1-2w




An excerpt of music update:

Brilliant Moment (~Miyuki Hashimoto)JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Color Change [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Crystal Kay)JPN US$ 32.90 5-15d
Elephant Notes (~Ayane)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Hades: The Bloody Rage (~Yosei Teikoku)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Innocence Absolute EditionJPN US$ 57.90 5-15d
Kamikaze [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~D'espairs Ray)JPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Kane Wo Narashite (~Bonnie Pink)JPN N/A sold
Masked Rider Kiva Ed Mini Album - Supernova [CD+DVD]JPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Massiah Paranoia Paraxo Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Pachislot Biohazard Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 25.99 24h
Summer Memories (~Aya Kamiki)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
The City of Light / Tokyo Town Pages (~Hasymo)JPN US$ 12.90 5-15d
Turn To Stone (~Becca)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d




WCG 2008 Products
Official World Cyber Games Hong Kong Preliminary 2008 T-Shirt (Girl Size L) N/A sold
Official World Cyber Games Hong Kong Preliminary 2008 T-Shirt (Girl Size XL) N/A sold
Official World Cyber Games Hong Kong Preliminary 2008 T-Shirt (Guy Size L) N/A sold
Official World Cyber Games Hong Kong Preliminary 2008 T-Shirt (Guy Size XL) N/A sold


Please note that these T-shirts are unisex in cutting, the "guy" and "girl" label refers to the different designs on the logo printed on the garments.



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