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12. Feb, 2007 12:15 (HKT)

Shipping today: Battlestations: Midway (Xbox360™), Lunar Knights, AR Tonelico: Melody of Elemia, Gurumin, Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (US) & more


From the publisher: Relive the biggest sea battles of World War II as you blast your way across the Pacific from the chaos of Pearl Harbor, through the Philippines, Java and the Coral Sea all the way to the epic Battle of Midway.

Battlestations: Midway's unique blend of intense 3rd-person action and epic, large-scale naval combat brings to life the Battle of the Pacific in a WWII shooter unlike any game seen before.

Eidos' realtime simulation game Battlestations: Midway for Xbox360™ is shipping today as English language Asia release version at US$ 49.90 only. The game is region free and can be played on any standard Xbox360™ console.


Game features:
  • Massive Firepower: Command the awsome firepower of over 60 authentic WWII fighting machines from legendary battleships and aircraft carriers to fighters, dive bombers and submarines.
  • Unique Gameplay: Experience action-packed WWII combat from multiple perspectives as you jump between dozens of units, playing as a pilot, a gunner, a submarine captain or even carrier fleet commander.
  • Extensive Single Player: Battle through the Allied Pacific Campaign and extensive challenge missions or polish your skills in the Naval Training Academy.
  • Addictive Online Combat: Experience huge multi-unit online battles with up to 8 players controlling over 60 units on Xbox Live.
  • Authentic WWII Atmosphere: Cutting-edge graphics bring the Pacific alive with stunning real-world environments, dynamic weather effects and incredibly detailed vehicles and weaponry.


From the publisher: Descend into the gothic Sci-Fi world of Lunar Knights and take control of two warriors on a quest to reclaim the world from the vampiric legion. Spin together tornados, guide down flaming meteors, and blow together snowstorms in Kojima Productions first ever title on Nintendo DS®!

Konami's Lunar Knights for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today, shipping as US release version at US$ 34.90 only. The original Japanese release version is currently available as discounted US$ 19.90 only (as long as stocks last).


Game features:
  • Two different heroes with unique powers and weapons
  • In-game day/night cycle and weather affects gameplay
  • Use the touch pen to solve puzzles and guide your vehicle through 3D shooter mini games
  • From the renowned design studio Kojima Productions


From the publisher: Ages ago, the world was like any other. But, two apocalyptic wars changed everything. The sky has been sealed off by a deadly electromagnetic field and the ground is now an ocean of death. Humanity lives life peacefully suspended above the sea on continents powered by the magical tower of Ar Tonelico and protected by the knights of Elemia. However, evil is lurking upon humanity threatening the peace and balance of Ar Tonelico.

Developed by Banpresto and published by NIS America in the US, AR Tonelico: Melody of Elemia for PlayStation2™ is available today at US$ 59.90 only.


(screenshots based on the Japanese release)

Game features:
  • Interactions among characters reveal more depth of each character
  • A new and unique "Song" battle system
  • Virtual interaction with mood shifting characters -Customizable weapons and items
  • Over 300 creatable items
  • Stunning animation


From the publisher: Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, a 3D action RPG, immerses gamers in a vivid fantasy world filled with a colorful cast of characters. Real-time combat and stunning 3D graphics combine with a spirited soundtrack to make Gurumin a fast-paced, immersive, magical adventure.

Gurumin stars a strong-willed girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. With no other children living in this town, Parin is surprised one day to encounter a young girl being tormented by a stray dog. After Parin drives off the mongrel, she is shocked to discover the young girl is actually a monster, and like all monsters, invisible to adults.

Parin is soon invited to pass through a crack in the wall behind her home and enter Monster Village. Parin has just started making monster friends when evil spirits, known as the Phantoms, invade the town and monsternap most of the inhabitants. Parin soon learns of the Legendary Drill, a weapon hidden underneath the village and, in the right hands, powerful enough to destroy the Phantoms. Thus begins Parin's adventure to reclaim the legendary drill and stop the Phantoms.


The PSP™ action RPG Gurumin is shipping as US release version at US$ 39.90 only.



From the publisher: The world's #1 soccer series makes its next generation debut on the Xbox 360™. Take the field and experience the game's realistic, fast-paced action or take the reins of your favorite team with the in-depth Master League Mode.

Featuring online multiplayer support, players can go head-to-head on Xbox Live™ to find out who has the best moves in the most realistic and authentic soccer game around.

Konami's soccer simulation Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 is shipping today as US release version for Xbox360™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP™.


(screenshots based on the Xbox360™ version)

Game features:
  • Unmatched gameplay realism and artificial intelligence result in pure soccer action
  • Fully licensed international leagues and teams including Argentina, Australia, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden
  • Master League mode allows you to build and develop a team and lead it to success over multiple seasons.
  • More advanced animations and skill moves including feints, more control over sliding tackles and more control when dribbling
  • Online multiplayer matches via Xbox™ Live


Also in stock today:

Hard Pouch Portable (blue) N/A sold
Hard Pouch Portable (pink) N/A sold
RoydsPad.Net US$ 34.99 1-2w
Silicon Cover Portable (Blue) N/A sold
Silicon Cover Portable (Pink) N/A sold
You and Wii: Everything You Need to KnowUS US$ 21.90 wait




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