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17. Feb, 2006 13:04 (HKT)

Shipping today: Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (PS2™), Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (Japanese Movie), Radilgy Segadirect Editions (Dreamcast™) & BeForU Second Album - BeForUII (Music)


From the publisher: Devil May Cry® 3 marks the return of the world's toughest demon slayer, Dante, in a riveting new game marked by complex storylines, striking graphics and unadulterated stylistic action. As a prequel to the first Devil May Cry®, the story unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante's history, to a fateful clash with his evil twin brother.

In addition to its characteristic fast paced action, the game increases the intensity with a new "style" system. It adds more depth to gameplay and allows players to choose between short-range, long-range, defensive or evasive play styles. Each system has its own range of features and players can power up their favorite style for increased special attack abilities.


Capcom's Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition is in stock today, shipping as Japanese version priced at US$ 39.90 only. The game supports an English/Japanese language option. Collectors will treasure this release, different from the US version released earlier, this title ships as standard and not as Platinum/Best Version release.

Game features:
  • Huge arsenal of weapons including handguns, powerful shotguns, tricked out guitars and much more
  • Combo system allows players to equip up to four different weapons that can be swapped at any time
  • Customize Dante's fighting style with short range, long range, evasive choices and more
  • Enhanced graphics with fully textured 3D backgrounds and real time rendering for in gamecut scenes and intro movie
  • Hidden weapons, items, characters, difficulty levels and more
  • Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II support
  • Special Edition feature: Now play as Dante's twin Vergil


Shinobi: Heart Under Blade is a Japanese, ninjitsu, romance movie. The story is an adaptation of the novel, Kouga Ninpou Cho by Yamada Futaro, which depicts the clash between two ninja clans, Iga and Kouga in the early part of the Tokugawa era, and the fated love between Kouga Gennosuke (played by Joe Odagiri) from the Kouga clan and Oboro (played by Yukie Nakama) from the Iga clan.

Kouga Gennosuke is the son of Danjo Koga, the powerful leader of the Koga clan, while Oboro is the granddaughter of Ogen, the respected Iga clan matriarch. Born only two fight, the two leads were raised in opposing ninja training villages. After years living under truce, they are commanded by supreme shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa to settle their dispute for good. Unknown to themselves, the two successors of the Koga and Iga ninja villages fall in love ... Moving them closer to bitter fate.

The movie has been directed by Ten Shimoyama, the theme song of this movie was the #1 hit, HEAVEN, performed by superstar Ayumi Hamasaki.


The Japanese RC2 DVD release Shinobi is shipping today in the following four editions. The movie supports English subtitles.

ShinobiJPN US$ 32.90 sold
Shinobi Premium Edition [Limited Release]JPN US$ 97.90 sold
Shinobi [Kouga-Manjidani Special Edition]JPN US$ 46.90 5-15d
Shinobi [Iga-Tsubagakure Special Edition]JPN US$ 46.90 5-15d


Also make sure to check out the following related soundtrack releases:

Shinobi Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Shinobi Original Motion Picture SoundtrackHK US$ 19.90 sold
Heaven (Shinobi Main Theme)JPN US$ 9.90 sold
Heaven (Shinobi Main Theme) [CD+DVD]JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d




Two Segadirect exclusive edition of Milestone's latest Dreamcast™ shooter Radilgy are in stock today. Distinguishing from the Regular Version (shipping since Tuesday at US$ 59.90), the Segadirect Edition ships with a Japanese telephone card as collector's item at US$ 79.90 as long as supplies last.

Further, if you were still looking for a Japanese Dreamcast™ system, we have additionally stocked limited quantities of the Segadirect Bundle, containing a copy of the game, a phone card as well as a refurbished Dreamcast™ console. The console is in good condition and complete including Controller, Passport disc, Modem, AV Cable, Power Supply (110V) and Manual. The set ships at US$ 149.90 only for a limited period of time.

Completing your Radilgy collection, don't forget to preorder the Radilgy Original Soundtrack album, shipping next week at US$ 19.90 only. And last but not least, as we just received notification today, Milestone's shooter will be ported to PlayStation2™. Published by Digital Gain, Rajirugi Preshyasu is on preorder now to ship May 25th at US$ 59.90 only. Unfortunately no information is available at present what possible updates this port might offer.




The long-awaited BeForU second album finally arrives as Konamistyle exclusive release. The album contains a total of 14 tracks, including an album version of the popular single "Ki-Se-Ki", the solo track "Under the Sky" performed by the group's member Sayaka, a 2006 version of the Bemani hit "DIVE" and much more.

BeForU is a consisting of the six artists Sayaka, Miharu, Noria, Riyu, Risa and Yoma. Fans of Konami's bemani series will most liekly have heard some of their compositions in games like beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution or pop'n music.

BeForU's Second Album - BeForUII is shipping today at US$ 38.90.

Also make sure to check out the following BeForU related items released earlier:

BeForU First Album - BeForU (~BeForU)JPN US$ 38.90 sold
KI-SE-KI [CD+DVD] (~BeForU)JPN US$ 38.90 sold
Riyu Kosaka - begin (~Riyu Kosaka)JPN US$ 38.90 sold
Riyu Kosaka First Live at O-EAST 2005 [DVD+CD] (~Riyu Kosaka)JPN US$ 59.90 1-2w




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