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04. Mar, 2005 18:36 (HKT)

Shipping today: Capcom's RockMan X8 and Shadow of Rome (JPN/PS2™) & Konami's Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (US PS2™)


The year is 44 B.C. The grandeur of the Republic of Rome has been tarnished by political corruption and society has been overrun by unruliness and violence. Julius Caesar advocates for drastic reform but he is met with opposition and murdered. The horrific news finds its way to the ears of one soldier, Agrippa, whose father is accused of the murder. Unfortunately, time is running out for Agrippa as his father is to be publicly executed by the winner of the next gladiatorial event. Venture throughout ancient Rome with the help of Agrippa’s best friend, Octavius, and a female gladiator named Claudia. Shadow of Rome™ will automatically switch between Agrippa and Octavius, each of whom have their own area of expertise, to rescue Agrippa’s father and uncover the truth.

Capcom's Shadow of Rome is shipping today at US$ 59.90.


Product features:
  • Character switching – Shadow of Rome™ blends action and adventure with the use of two different main characters, Agrippa and Octavius. One character lends itself more to action and the other is crucial for the adventure elements of the game. The game automatically switches between the ‘brains’and ‘brawn’ to uncover the truth behind the real murderer of Caesar.
  • Ancient Rome is stunningly recreated immersing the player by bringing a sense of realism to the game with full 3-D polygonal environments.
  • Gameplay variety – Participate ingladiatorial events such as chariot racing, tournament battles and duals tothe death.
  • Dolby Sound Pro Logic II support.


Starring RockMan and allies Zero and Axl, the eighth Rockman is an all new action-adventure packed with more features, depth and variety than the series has ever seen. Your quest begins with a war-torn Earth, left in shambles after the fall-out of Sigma’s war on the planet. Humankind, planning a mass exodus to the moon, has been mass-producing a new generationofrobot reploids to start colonizing it. But Sigma has corrupted their DNA to make them turn on humans. This time, you and your team-mates must head to the moon for an outer-space mission of epic proportions to save mankind!

Known and released as Mega Man X8 in the US for a while, RockMan X8 is now shipping as Japanese release version at US$ 49.90.


Product features:
  • Enhanced tag team action: switch between characters at any time.
  • Ability to use weapons obtained from defeated bosses.
  • Multiple endings & hidden items.
  • Complete the stages and sub-quests in any order.


The fantastical tale of Ys: The Ark of Napishtim will take players on an incredible adventure through beautifully rendered environments, both at sea and on land, as they explore the mysterious Vortex of Canaan. Taking on the role of the red-headed hero, Adol Christin, players will embark on an all-new journey packed with exciting plot twists and unforgettable characters. Players will fight dozens of enemies and partake in strategic boss battles using numerous sword combinations, special attacks and magical spells. Filled with hours of excitement and featuring stunning graphics, this action RPG delivers a uniquely deep and compelling gameplay experience. Further enhancing the gameplay is the epic musical score that was specifically composed to match the majesty of the game.

Upon customer request, we have stocked limited quantities of Konami's US version RPG Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. In stock now as long as supply lasts at US$ 49.90.


Product features:
  • Power-up three magical swords to gain special abilities and attacks.
  • Combines real-time, fast-paced action and strategic boss battles.
  • Full voice-over for all NPC characters Adol meets on his adventure.
  • Unlock secrets including new game modes, cut-scenes and endings.



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