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30. Sep, 2008 19:13 (HKT)

Revisit your nightmares in Silent Hill: Homecoming, shoot down alien enemies and save the planet in Raiden IV, right the wrongs in the past in Time Hollow, build and destroy cities in SimCity Creator & much more!


From the publisher: In Silent Hill Homecoming, Alex Shepherd has returned to his hometown of Shepherd’s Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother.

From Shepherd’s Glen to the foggy streets of Silent Hill, Alex will face the darkest of horrors while struggling with his own grip on reality. Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother’s disappearance, and confront the evil that has taken hold of his soul.

Game features:

  • Enter the next chapter of Silent Hill as you delve deeper in the tormented history of the town and learn of the evil that surrounds Toluca Lake
  • From the murky fog to the ominous shadows, all-new next-gen graphics bring Silent Hill to life like never before
  • Solve treacherous and deadly puzzles to discover the mysterious secrets behind the evil that has cursed the town of Silent Hill
  • Silent Hill Homecoming features an all-new soundtrack by acclaimed series composer Akira Yamaoka

The newest installment of the horror classic Silent Hill: Homecoming arrives as US and Asian versions for your PlayStation3™, available for US$ 64.90 and US$ 59.90 only.

While the Asian version has arrived, the US version will come later this week, keep a look out for it in our updates.

The US and Asian versions for Xbox360™ are coming later this week and are priced at US$ 64.90 and US$ 59.90 respectively only.

Get some tips from the official game guide as you navigate the Silent Hill area, the book is available in October for US$ 19.90 only.

For all other products under the Silent Hill franchise, please see here.



The new sequel to the beloved Raiden shooter series is back with Raiden IV, now available on the Xbox 360 console. You once again take control of an advanced fighter craft to battle alien enemies and save the planet!

Raiden IV boasts the same "Flash Shot System" that Raiden III employed, with graphics enhanced for the current generation of games.

Raiden IV comes with a variety of weapons to aid you in combat, the basic vulcan for barrage spread attack, the laser for focused firepower, the proton laser which comes as a trio of free-style sweeping attacks and finally the plasma laser, last seen in Raiden II and Raiden DX, a long time favourite among Raiden fans, that locks on to enemies.

The Xbox 360 version incorporates new game modes not found in the arcade version: "Xbox 360", that allows for stage and difficulty select, "Score Attack", that introduces training missions set in various stages, "Boss Rush", a mode to continuously battle all the bosses, "Gallery", a mode which allows for viewing of all enemy ships in 3D graphics, "World Ranking", lets players place and show off their high scores online.

Players can capture replays of their games for further analyzation of their gameplay. Last but not least, download content is available on Xbox Live, which contains gamerpics, dashboard themes, and new player ships for use in the game for a whole new perspective of gameplay.


Raiden IV for Xbox360™ is available as a Japanese version for US$ 64.90 only.

Here is a list of products under the Raiden franchise available at Play-Asia.com.

Xbox360™
Raiden Fighters AcesJPN N/A sold

PlayStation2™
Raiden IIIUS N/A sold

PC Game
Raiden IIIJPN N/A sold

Audio
Raiden Fighters Aces Orginal Soundtrack [3CD+Booklet]JPN N/A sold




From the publisher: Time Hollow follows the story of Ethan Kairos and the mysterious disappearance of his entire family. As Ethan searches for his family he comes across a Hollow Pen, an uncanny object with the unique power to open portals to the past.

This allows Ethan to change the past in order to solve problems in the present. Through the use of this mystical pen he must follow events in the present and past to locate his missing family.

Game Features:

  • Deep storyline with clever puzzles that will challenge and intrigue gamers as they search for answers in the mystery that unravels around them.
  • New storytelling and puzzle solving mechanic of the Hollow Pen will have player exploring both the present and the past simultaneously
  • Cinematics are created by the anime studio AIC, with the collaboration of the producer of Blood+ and Gun x Sword and the director of Gundam SEED
  • A variety of interesting characters that come to life via the writing of popular Japanese writers Junko Kawano and Takehiko Hata
Right the wrongs in the past that are affecting your present in Time Hollow. The game is available on your Nintendo DS™ as a US version for US$ 34.90 only.


For those who prefer to play the game in its original language, the Japanese version is still available for US$ 48.90 only.

The soundtrack and the game guide (in Japanese only) are also available for the same price of US$ 17.90 only.



From the publisher: The samba-inspired rhythm music game made popular in the arcades is shaking its way onto the Wii™! Keeping the beat with over 40 songs on a Samba-inspired sound track, players shake the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ like maracas and compete with friends to see who has the best moves.

Throughout the dynamic songs there will be opportunities to strike a pose for extra points. Friends and family will be thoroughly entertained cheering each other on as they anxiously await their next turn.

Game Features:

  • A Brand New Dual Wii Remote Control Option gives players’ untethered, maraca-shaking freedom with two remotes or the Wii Remote and Nunchuck
  • Fun for Two Players in competitive or cooperative multiplayer modes, including Love Love mode where two players synch up their moves to earn points and test their compatibility
  • The Samba-infused Soundtrack features over 40 upbeat, festive favorites from the original game, plus many new tunes
  • Online Leaderboards and Friends Lists let players post their best scores and compare them to their friends’ scores
  • Multiple Game Modes include Career, Single Player, Multiplayer, Training and Records.

Samba de Amigo is available on Nintendo Wii as a US version for US$ 44.90 only.



From the publisher: Build, play with, and destroy amazing cities with SimCity Creator! As the creator of the city, you have the freedom and absolute power to do all of the following:

  • Construct amazing cities with a wide variety of choices. Create a New York-style metropolis, a romantic European city, an exotic Asian paradise, a futuristic Cyberscape or combine them to make something truly unique
  • Lay waste to your city with a variety of epic disasters, including earthquakes, meteors, and giant monsters. Prepare for and handle unexpected crises
  • Create your city with your Wii™ remote, using it to draw curvy roads, shape the layout out your neighborhoods, and place landmarks of your choice
  • Hire assistants who help you run your city and can build new neighborhoods based on their unique personalities
  • When you feel like getting a closer look, get into a helicopter or airplane and fly through your city and check out all the details of your creation
Construct and destruct cities via your Nintendo Wii™ and DS™ consoles. The US edition of Sim City Creator is available for Wii™ and DS™ for US$ 54.90 and US$ 44.90 respectively only.


Please notice that the screen shots are based on the Japanese version

For all other products under the popular Sim Franchise, please click here



From the publisher: This fall BUZZ!™, the popular quiz show franchise, makes its way for the first time to the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system with BUZZ!™ Quiz TV.

Developed by Relentless Software, BUZZ! Quiz TV comes packed with BUZZ! wireless buzzer peripherals for an easy, pick-up-and-play game show experience.

Combining to deliver over 5,000 questions divided into five different genre channels (Music, Movies & TV, Sports, Brainiac and Lifestyle), the new Channel Hopper mode allows players to switch between the different categories of questions in order to play a variety of quizzes that lets all your friends get into the action

Participate in the quiz show and compete with your family or friends in Buzz Quiz TV, this game comes with 4 buzzers, so buzz before the rest of your friends or family could.

The family game is available on PlayStation3™ as a region free US version for US$ 79.90 only.


Take your favourite TV show with you wherever you go. Buzz! Master Quiz is available on Sony PSP™ for US$ 24.90 only.



NEWS wishes everyone a happy bath day via their new commercial song Happy Birthday for Kose, a famous toiletries brand. To portray the comfort Kose's products bring you during your bath time, Happy Birthday is a relaxed pop song which you can easily hum along to during showers.

Collaborating with Seamo who excels in writing catchy dance and rap music, Happy Birthday is a song that sticks in your mind once you have heard it.

The refreshing song Happy Birthday is a perfect gift for your loved ones along with luxurious toiletries. New's single Happy Birthday is available as Limited and Standard Editions for the same price of US$ 9.90 only.

The Limited Edition comes with the companying piece Game of Love and a Karaoke version of Happy Birthday.



Previously released exclusively for Japan, the soundtrack of Square Enix's Chocobo Racing is now officially released to the world. Like Chobobo's Dungeon's albums, this soundtrack contains remixes of previous themes from the famed Final Fantasy series.

Aside from the wide range of gentle to exciting instrumentals, the ending theme of the game, Kokoro no takarabako (Treasure Chest of the Heart) is also included. The ballad is sung by Hiromi Ohta and her gentle voice is backed up with an orchestra complete with a harp, strings and a children's choir.

Fill your ears with Chocobo styled cuteness and sweetness by listening to Chocobo Racing Original Soundtrack. The album is available for US$ 19.90 only.



Also in stock today:

Xbox360™
Baja: Edge of ControlUS N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayUS N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [Limited Edition]US N/A sold
Madden NFL 09 (en Espanol)US US$ 18.99 5-15d
Warriors Orochi 2US N/A sold


PlayStation3™
Brothers in Arms: Hell's HighwayUS N/A sold
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [Limited Edition]US N/A sold
Madden NFL 09 (en Espanol)US N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™
Brothers in Arms: Double TimeUS N/A sold
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts '09US US$ 33.99 1-2w
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked!US US$ 22.99 1-2w
Margot's Word BrainUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Pitfall: The Big AdventureUS US$ 44.90 5-15d
de BlobUS US$ 22.99 24h


PlayStation2™
SingStar Pop Vo.l 2US US$ 17.99 1-2w
Warriors Orochi 2US US$ 26.99 1-2w


Nintendo DS™
Babysitting ManiaUS US$ 21.99 1-2w
Brain Quest Grades 3 & 4US N/A sold
Dinosaur KingUS US$ 99.99 24h
My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's PartyUS N/A sold
My SAT Coach with The Princeton ReviewUS N/A sold
My Secret World by ImagineUS US$ 64.99 1-2w
Shaun the SheepUS US$ 34.99 1-2w


PC Games
Mount & Blade (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
The Settlers VI (Gold Edition)US N/A sold




New toy arrivals:

Dream Tech To Heart 2 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Kosaka Tamaki (Maid Version)JPN N/A sold
Dream Tech To Heart 2 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Kusugawa SasaraJPN N/A sold
Bandai Green Peas Key Chain ToyJPN N/A sold
Gurren Lagann 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: YokoJPN N/A sold
Kotobukiya X Plamo Tsukuru Custom Pre-Painted PVC Figure: AirJPN N/A sold
Little Busters 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Komari KamikitaJPN N/A sold
MRS Monster Hunter Non Scale Pre-Painted Trading Figure (Re-run)JPN N/A sold
Konami Metal Gear Solid 4 Design T-Shirt (Olive / Size: L)JPN N/A sold
Konami Metal Gear Solid 4 Design T-Shirt (Olive / Size: M)JPN N/A sold
Konami TANO*C HARDCORE SYNDROME 8 T-Shirt Size: LJPN N/A sold
Konami Metal Gear Solid 4 Design T-Shirt (White / Size: M)JPN N/A sold
Konami Metal Gear Solid 4 World Tour T-Shirt (Black / Size: L)JPN N/A sold
Konami Metal Gear Solid 4 World Tour T-Shirt (Black / Size: M)JPN N/A sold
Nintendo Wii Collection 2 Keychain GashaponJPN N/A sold
Persona 3 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: MetisJPN N/A sold
Petit To Loveru Pre-Painted Trading FigureJPN N/A sold
Bandai Puti Puti Key Chain Toy (Light Blue)JPN N/A sold
Bandai Puti Puti Key Chain Toy (Pink)JPN N/A sold
Revoltech Fist of The North Star Revolution No. 003 Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: ReiJPN N/A sold
Saint Seiya The Hades Non Scale Pre-Painted Action Figure: Dragon ShiryuJPN N/A sold




An excerpt of Japanese music and movie news update:

Angela Aki Concert Tour 2007-2008JPN US$ 57.90 5-15d
Ayakashi No Miya Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Cube [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 26.90 5-15d
Expressions [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Hakuoki - Shinsengumi Kitan Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Ijan Ijan Sugejan [CD+DVD]JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Koihime Muso 1 [DVD+CD Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Toshokan Senso Vol.3JPN US$ 56.90 5-15d
TricksterJPN US$ 15.99 5-15d




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