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18. Mar, 2008 14:15 (HKT)

Shipping today: Armored Core: For Answer, Bangai-O Spirits, Tales of Rebirth, Ys I & II DS, L'Arc en Ciel Foto Booklet, Gundam 00 Trading Figure & more


Armored Core: For Answer is a high speed mecha action game that combines political and economic strife with all-out warfare. To bring you the most exhilarating gaming experience and to imprint the grand tragedy of war into your hearts, it utilizes the full graphical and audio capacity of your third generation consoles. Go to war with your very own customized mecha and take on opponents that are kilometers in size!

Decades after nations disintegrated, the world is turned into a massive ruin, companies that rule the world with their economic power built their sanctuary in the only unpolluted realm: the skies. But even this paradise falls as the war escalates on Earth beneath it, and no one is able to escape from their turmoils.

What are you fighting for? The future? To protect your loved ones? To destroy your enemies? The nation?

Open your eyes to the truth, for the answer exists only within you.

From Software's Armored Core: For Answer for PlayStation3™ is in stock today together with its Xbox360™ version for the same price of US$ 64.90 only.


The region free Asian version of Armored Core: For Answer for PlayStation3™ is also in stock now and available for US$ 59.90 only.

Aside from the actual game, Armored Core: For Answer Original Soundtrack is available at Play-Asia.com for US$ 21.90 only.



The craftsmen of Treasure are highly popular amongst gaming fans, they have created the legendary missile action game, Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaio for N64/DC. This time, the game is powered up for Nintendo DS™.

Although it is designed for a portable console, this game includes every missile scene you can ever imagine. “Spherical counter” is an exciting attack mode where you can counter all missiles attacks on you.

The game utilizes the Nintendo DS capabilities by allowing you to edit stages with your touch pen, communicate with others through the wireless and play with a group of friends. Other aspects of the game are powered up so that you can experience the exhilaration brought by this game whenever and wherever you want.

ESP's Bangai-O Spirits for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.




Tales of Rebirth is a beloved jewel of the “Tales of” series. The fantasy RPG combines an engaging plot with exciting game play, touching animated scenes and characters that you cannot help but fall in love with. To bring these characters to life, the illustrator Inomata Mutsumi and the cast of star studded voice actors/actresses performed their magic onto the game such that it shines out like a polished gem stone on your PSP.

The game takes place in Karegia, a kingdom from a fairy tale, where the intelligent Humas and the strong Gajyumas live together in peace under the fair Gajyuma king. However, under the prosperity an evil force lurks, and slowly but surely, it proceeds to close its fist around this peaceful land. It is up to the players, together with their favorite characters to purge the source of evil and save the people from their miseries.

Bandai Namco's Tales of Rebirth for Sony PSP™ is in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.


The region free Asian version of Tales of Rebirth is also released and is available at US$ 42.92 only.



The Ys series is said to be the mother of the fantasy RPG genre. This 2D RPG series features not only an exciting game play, engaging plot, dazzling magic and a set of charming characters, but also promotes traditional heroic qualities like innocence, compassion, chivalry and gallantry. With these attributes, the remake of this classic title is a refreshing change from the trendy games these days that celebrates graphic depictions of debauchery.

The Ys series for Nintendo DS is not a simple remake of the previous series, but it utilizes the potential of the DS by using one of the screens to show the playing field and the other to show detailed information on the characters. The players are presented with an option of controlling their characters in the orthodox way by making use of the buttons or the touch pen to execute combos and other secret attacks. Because of the DS's capabilities, a maximum of four people can play together now and enjoy an unforgettable adventure.


Interchannel-Holon's Ys DS and its sequel Ys II DS for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese versions for the same price of US$ 48.90 only.



Nobuo Uematsu is the music director of the quintessential game series Final Fantasy, and the Black Mages is the rock band that performs the background music that accompanies the most beautiful and exciting battle scenes ever made in gaming history. Together, the director and the performers released their third album after making their fans wait for a total three years.

Like the previous albums, ten selected battle themes from Final Fantasy are remixed as hard rock versions. This is a tribute from Nobuo Uematsu and the Black Mages to the three million Final Fantasy fans in Japan and the hard rock fans throughout the world.

Sony Music's The Black Mages III Darkness and Starlight is in stock today, available for US$ 26.90 only.

The earlier compilations Final Fantasy Battle Arrange - The Black Mages and The Black Mages II -The Skies Above- are also available for order at Play-Asia.com for US$ 23.90 and US$ 21.90 respectively.



Also in stock today:

Xbox360™
Sengoku Musou 2 with MoushoudenASIA N/A sold
Sengoku Musou 2 with MoushoudenJPN N/A sold

Nintendo Wii™
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 ReturnJPN N/A sold
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (w/ Wii Zapper)JPN N/A sold

PlayStation2™
Kamiwaza (Acquire the Best)JPN US$ 64.99 1-5d
The Godfather (EA:SY! 1980)JPN US$ 24.90 1w


Nintendo DS™
Bakousou Dekotora Densetsu BlackJPN US$ 48.90 1w
Chou Nekketsu Koukou Kunio-Kun Dodge Ball BuJPN US$ 99.99 24h
Hayate no Gotoku! Ojousama Produce Daisakusen Boku Iro ni Somare! Gakkou-Hen + Oyashiki-Hen School Volume SetJPN N/A sold
Kekkaishi: Koru Nogirou ShuuraiJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon SwordJPN US$ 16.99 1w
Pokemon Ranger: BatonnageJPN US$ 7.99 24h
Rosario to VampireJPN US$ 43.99 1w
SimCity DS 2: Kodaikara Mirai e TsudzukumachiJPN N/A sold


Sony PSP™
Biohazard IIIJPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Biohazard Trilogy BoxJPN N/A sold


Book releases
L'Arc en Ciel Light Heart Fire again Tour Document Foto BookletJPN N/A sold




New toy arrivals:

H.G.C.O.R.E EX Plus Gundam 00 Trading FigureJPN N/A sold
Iwaver FM 1/28 Digital Proportional RC Ford GT (2008 Edition) N/A sold
Iwaver FM 1/28 Digital Proportional RC Mini Cooper S II Blue (2008 Edition) N/A sold
Iwaver FM 1/28 Digital Proportional RC Mini Cooper S II Silver (2008 Edition) N/A sold
Iwaver FM 1/28 Digital Proportional RC Mini Cooper S White (2008 Edition) N/A sold
Iwaver FM 1/28 Digital Proportional RC Saleen S7 (2008 Edition) N/A sold
Mabinogi 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Mabinogi SuccubusJPN N/A sold
Magnet Action Vol.6 Non Scale Gundam Trading FiguresJPN N/A sold
Nendoroid Petit Lucky Star Season 1 Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Trading FigureJPN N/A sold




An excerpt of new Japanese Music & Movie arrivals:

Alsatia / Cause Disarray (~Galneryus)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Blue Blood Remastered Edition [Limited Pressing] (~X)JPN N/A sold
Death Note Rewrite -Genshi Suru Kami- (~Mamoru Miyano, Kappei Yamaguchi, ...)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Engine Sentai Go-onger Theme Song Single CD Engine Sentai Go-onger Rnjin Soul Set [Limited Edition] (~Go-onger)JPN N/A sold
Heart Station (~Hikaru Utada)JPN US$ 34.99 5-15d
Isle [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Flow)JPN N/A sold
Jealousy Remastered Edition [Limited Pressing] (~X)JPN N/A sold
Miyavi -This Iz The Japanese Kabuki Rock- (~Miyavi)JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Miyavi -This Iz The Japanese Kabuki Rock- [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Miyavi)JPN N/A sold
Pretty Good (~Polysics)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Quiet Room Ni Yokoso Special Edition [Limited Edition] (~Yuki Uchida, Kankuro Kudo, ...)JPN N/A sold
Rock Pit [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~High And Mighty Color)JPN N/A sold
Space Invaders Extreme Audio ClusterJPN N/A sold
Sunny Day [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Kazue Fujiki)JPN N/A sold
Yume Ga Saku Haru / You and Music and Dream [CD+Eco Bag Limited Edition] (~Mai Kuraki)JPN N/A sold




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