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24. Aug, 2005 10:56 (HKT)

Shipping today: Advance Wars: Dual Strike, Nintendogs (US), Lost in Blue: Futari no Survival Life, Puzzle Bobble DS Bust-A-Move DS, Tales of Legendia (JPN), Winning Post 7, Rumble Roses (Konami the Best) & Twelve: Sengoku Fuushinden


From the publisher: Advance Wars, the award-winning turn-based strategy game, makes its debut on the Nintendo DS. Players lead their new Commanding Officers to fend off the Black Hole Army's latest invasion. With massive battles that sweep across both of the DS screens, Advance Wars: Dual Strike will change the face of war forever.

On the heels of its last defeat, the nefarious Black Hole Army has fallen under the control of a deadly new commanding officer. He has sent its new COs to attack the nations of Wars World once again, and it’s up to the allied armies of Orange Star, Blue Moon, Yellow Comet and Green Earth to put an end to Black Hole once and for all.

All of the COs from the first two Advance Wars games are here, as well as nine new characters. These include Orange Star’s Rachel and Jake, Blue Moon’s Sasha, Yellow Comet’s Javier, Green Earth’s Grimm and the Black Hole Army’s Koal, Jugger, Kindle and Von Bolt. Each army receives new COs, each with unique CO powers.


Don't miss out on this tactical simulation Nintendo DS™ title. Advance Wars: Dual Strike (US version) is in stock today at US$ 44.90.

Product features:
  • Use the top screen for quick-reference battle intel, or take control in battles that rage across both screens. Command a fleet of fighters high in the skies while troops clash with the enemy on the ground far below.
  • New COs, new Tag-Team battles: Choose from new Commanding Officers, and combine their powers for incredible attacks that can turn the tide of battles.
  • Real-time Combat mode: For a battle with a twist, players lead soldiers into a fast-paced, action-oriented battle against a storm of enemies.
  • Easy-to-use map editor: Just grab a stylus and draw maps right on the touch screen, then send the maps to friends wirelessly.


From the publisher: Players care for and train their puppy by petting it, walking it and buying it supplies to play with. As a puppy competes in obedience and agility trials, owners can win money to purchase other puppy breeds.

Nintendogs features puppies from the most popular dog breeds, like Chihuahuas, Labrador retrievers, beagles and German shepherds. There will be more than 15 breeds in all, including breeds not featured in the Japanese versions. The pups will vary in gender, coloration and personality.

Players purchase one of several breeds available at the beginning, then start spending time with their pup. They throw flying discs and balls to improve the pup’s agility, bathe it when it gets dirty and use their own personal voice commands to train the dog to do tricks. If players train it well enough, they will excel in obedience and agility trials and disc competitions, which will earn money that they can use to buy other supplies and puppy breeds. When players earn enough cash, they can buy even more puppies to live with their original pup.

Players can socialize their pups by walking them around the town, where they will meet neighborhood dogs, and maybe even find new toys. Trips to the park and gym offer valuable training time to prepare for agility trials and disc competitions. Over time, the pup’s stamina will increase so players can explore farther and farther. Players also can interact wirelessly with their friends’ Nintendogs – they can set their DS to bark whenever another puppy is within wireless range.


Nintendo's dog simulation game Nintendogs is in stock today as US release version as Dachshund & Friends, Lab & Friends and Chihuahua & Friends release version at US$ 44.90 each.

Product features:
  • Pick from more than 15 of the most popular dog breeds, including Labradors, Chihuahuas, beagles and more, then care for and train the puppy using the touch screen and microphone.
  • Pet the pup, acquire and play with more than 100 items like tennis balls, flying discs and even clothing accessories. Teach your dog to do tricks by creating your own personalized voice commands.
  • Train your pups well and compete in obedience and agility trials. Win these competitions to earn cash, which you can use to buy supplies and even more dogs to keep your first puppy company.
  • Walk puppies around the town to meet neighborhood dogs or interact wirelessly with friends’ Nintendogs using the innovative Bark Mode.
  • Check out our Nintendogs related items, including pouches, keychains, plush dolls, mascots and more.



    From the publisher: This innovative RPG takes players on a journey of survival, adventure and mystery. After a disastrous incident at sea, the young hero of the game awakens to find himself on a deserted island. After meeting another a 17-year-old girl who has also drifted ashore, the two must work together to survive. While planning their escape, the two will learn survival skills, such as hunting, searching for food and building tools while uncovering the island's many mysteries.

    Konami's Nintendo DS™ adventure game Lost in Blue: Futari no Survival Life is available today at US$ 48.90 only.


    Product features:
    • Survival game based on the relationship of two main characters – the hero and the heroine – who are trapped on a mysterious deserted island.
    • Search and obtain items by utilizing the innovative Nintendo DS touch panel.
    • Numerous activities such as fishing, hunting, trapping and cooking make living on the island fun – while also providing innovative minigames.
    • Survival depends on sharing responsibilities between the main character and non-playable characters. Each character’s actions will affect the dialogue and events in the game.
    • Dual Phase System – After clearing the game as the hero, the player can play as the heroine and gain a completely different gameplay experience.
    • Multiple game endings depending on the two characters’ lifestyle, relationship, dialogue and their manner of escape.


    From the publisher: Puzzle Bobble DS brings bubble-bursting puzzle fun to the Nintendo DS. Bub and Bob return to center stage as they fling bubbles from the bottom screen to the top in an attempt to match three bubbles causing them to pop.

    You have to be fast because with each second you waste deciding your next move, the rows of bubbles get lower and lower. With a multiplayer mode allowing five people to compete via the Nintendo DS wireless network, this Bust-a-Move will prove to be the ultimate battle party game.

    Taito's Puzzle Bobble DS (aka. Bust-A-Move DS) is in stock today at US$ 48.90.


    Product features:
    • Over 250 puzzles to complete plus tons of secret puzzles to unlock.
    • Strategically use special bubbles like Bomb, Star, Rainbow and the grief-causing Nuisance bubble.
    • Compete in multiplayer tournaments via wireless link with up to five people.
    • Perform attacks, defense moves and counter attacks during multiplayer action via the touch screen.
    • Stock special bubbles and save them for the right moment to get the maximum points.
    • Pull back Bub and Bob's slingshot with the Nintendo DS stylus to control where your bubbles hit.


    Further new video game releases in stock today:

    Rumble Roses (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
    Tales of LegendiaJPN US$ 64.90 1-2w
    Tales of Legendia Memory Card 8MB US$ 36.90 sold
    Twelve: Sengoku FuushindenJPN US$ 52.90 1w
    Winning Post 7JPN US$ 64.90 sold
    Winning Post 7 [Premium Box]JPN US$ 95.00 sold



    Make sure to check our news tomorrow for this week's weekly Games & Toys update, containing a summary of all new releases from this week.



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