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26. Mar, 2007 16:05 (HKT)

Shipping today: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, After Burner: Black Falcon, Shining Force EXA, Cooking Mama: Cook Off, Lost in Blue 2, Earth Defense Force 2017 (all US) & lots more


From the publisher: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the most richly detailed and vibrant game-world ever created. This new chapter uses next-generation technologies to create a fully immersive gaming adventure. The Emperor of Tamriel has been assassinated and the killer still runs loose; meanwhile, no heir sits on the throne. With no Emperor upon the throne, the gates of Oblivion open wide and demons invade.

Your quest is to find the lost heir and place him on the throne, before demons destroy the land. Next-generation graphics with pixel-shader effects for High-Definition TVs, creating lifelike towns & dungeons and the most realistic forests.

Bethesda's popular US RPG hit Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is shipping today as US release version, at US$ 64.90 only. Be reminded, this game is region free and can be played on any standard PS3™ console. The game is also available for Xbox360™. Prima Games' Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Revised & Expanded official guide book is in stock at US$ 24.90 only.


Game features:
  • Live another life in a whole new world -- gamers can create and play any Character they can imagine, from the noble warrior to the sinister assassin to the wizened sorcerer
  • First-person melee and magic systems bring first person role-playing to a new level of intensity
  • The groundbreaking new Radiant AI system gives Oblivion's characters full 24/7 schedules and the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them
  • Features over 1,000 non-player characters who come to life like never before -- facial animations, lip-synching, full speech, even unscripted conversations with each other
  • The enormous world of Oblivion is open, giving you short challenges and open-ended gameplay -- everything from fighting bandits to mixing potions


From the publisher: The fun, addicting, award-winning series continues with Virtua Tennis 3, built specifically for next-gen consoles. With ultra-realistic graphics and precise player control, gamers will hit the court and play as or against today's tennis elite including Federer, Sharapova, Roddick, Nadal, and Williams. A new multiplayer mode allows up to four friends to battle it out on 23 courts around the world. As they serve up their best in a mix of exhibitions, tournaments and competitions, players will rise through the ranks and battle for the top spot!

Sega's arcade style tennis action game Virtua Tennis 3 is shipping today as US release version for Xbox360™ and PlayStation3™.

Both games are region free. The Xbox360™ version supports online gaming, while the PS3™ version supports a 1080p resolution. Play-Asia customers so far have been favoring the Xbox360™ version, which has been presold a stunning 20 times more compared to the PS3™ one.


Game features:
  • Court Games: 10 all-new mini games!
  • Easy to play, difficult to master: Anyone can pick up Virtua Tennis 3 for instant enjoyment, but honing your skills will be a challenge.
  • Fast, fun and thoroughly addictive: Mini-games and online modes keep gameplay fresh and challenging.
  • New World Tour mode: Create your own superstar and enjoy a host of new mini-games, tournaments and challenges.
  • Tennis Stars: Features 20 of the world's biggest tennis stars playing on a variety of stadium and surfaces from across the world.
  • A true High Definition experience: The most accurate and rich tennis experience to date!


From the publisher: Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush of explosive arcade flight combat in After Burner: Black Falcon™ on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Players take flight in customizable fighter jets and maneuver through a barrage of missiles and enemy fire using destructive weapons to seek and destroy all terrorist targets in the air or on land.

Budding pilots can also dogfight competitively via Ad Hoc in a variety of multiplayer modes, or work with another pilot to achieve co-op-only goals. For the first time, have intense arcade fun with many more in-depth features - all in one game!



Sega's classical remake After Burner: Black Falcon for PSP™ is in stock today as US release version at US$ 39.90 only.



From the publisher: A bitter war between two world superpowers has raged on for decades with armies of beasts and demons devastating the people and the land. With both sides deadlocked, two young heroes rise up to begin a heroic journey to stop the fighting and unite the divided world.

As either Toma, a talented sword fighter boy, or Cyrille, a cunning female sorceress, you’ll venture into a stunning world of swords and sorcery teeming with a huge variety of tribes. With aggressive offensive and defensive strategies, you’ll lead your battle party into combat while protecting your home base, the Geo Fortress, from massive attacks.


Sega's PlayStation2™ RPG game Shining Force EXA is shipping as US version at US$ 59.90 only. The Official Game Guide (published by BradyGames) is also in stock today, available at US$ 18.90 only. Be reminded that this game is NTSC/UC encoded and is only suitable to be played on US version PS2™/PS3™ consoles.



From the publisher: Get ready to take your Tetris® game to the next level and beyond! Tetris Evolution features all-new game play modes, multiple customizations, and Xbox Live features that will have you hooked for hours!

THQ's classic Tetris Evolution for Xbox360™ is in stock today, available as US release version at US$ 34.90 only. This release works on NTSC/UC and PAL encoded consoles. Please note that this title has been short shipped, but we are likely to receive more supply by end of this or within the coming week.


Game features:
  • Play in single, multi-player, or new multi-player LIVE mode
  • Customizable themes, skins, icons, and soundtracks set you apart from the rest
  • Tetriminos pop off the screen with intense HD graphics
  • Crush your opponent in an exhilarating battle with the newest Tetris features


From the publisher: After her initial DS debut, Mama is whipping up some kitchen competition by pitting chef against chef in Cooking Mama: Cook Off - a unique 2 player family game designed specifically for the Wii home video console. Step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe, help Mama cook international dishes from 10 different nations and watch as the realistic foods actually change in appearance based on your actions!


Developed by Taito Japan and published by Majesco in the US, Cooking Mama: Cook Off for Nintendo Wii™ is available today at US$ 59.90 only. Be reminded that this game can only be played on US version Wii™ consoles.



From the publisher: Washed ashore after their cruise ship goes down at sea, young Jack and Amy must struggle to survive as they search for a way off a deserted island. The teens confront their worst fears as they discover the secrets and dangers that lurk behind every corner of the mysterious island.

Konami's Nintendo DS™ adventure game Lost in Blue 2 is shipping today at US$ 39.90 only.


Game features:
  • Play through the entire game as either Jack or Amy, each with their own set of survival skills and unique endings
  • Keep an eye on your thirst, hunger and stamina levels as you explore the island, from sandy beaches to lush jungles
  • Battle wild animals and overcome extreme weather conditions such as tsunami and earthquakes as you try to survive on a harsh and unforgiving desert island
  • Use the touch screen and microphone to take part in new mini-games such as diving, archery and carpentry as well as returning favorites such as cooking and tool crafting
  • Compete in survival mini-games with a friend via local wireless connection


From the publisher: In Earth Defense Force 2017, gamers play with the aid of loyal AI teammates through more than 50 levels in the game as they strive to save Earth from the space invaders and their vicious attempt to eliminate humanity.

Players can join forces in co-op mode and battle together, or they can go rogue and battle against friends in deathmatch. In a wholly destructible environment where bridges, skyscrapers and other structures can just as easily be destroyed by friend or foe, players can either save their world or demolish it in the process.

Earth Defense Force 2017 for Xbox360™ is available as US release version at a budget price of US$ 39.90 only. The series has reached high popularity in Japan when it was published in Japan for PlayStation2™ under the Simple 2000 label.

Game features:
  • Face off against a wide range of attackers, from giant ants and spiders to robots and monsters standing more than 20 stories tall
  • Get armed to the teeth 7 types of destructive weapons with 170 variations - assault rifles, rocket launchers, flamethrowers, grenades and more
  • Over 50 all-out battles -- lead the EDF squad through city streets, underground caves, coastal zones and more to repel the alien attackers on all fronts
  • Take control of battle tanks, armored mechs, attack helicopters and hover bikes to destroy the enemy
  • You are not alone - Lead your crew of fearless soldiers as they charge into battle


From the publisher: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords delivers, for the first time ever, classic puzzle-game action backed with an epic story of good vs. evil. Challenge your puzzle skills in single-player campaign mode, or battle your friends via wireless multiplayer. Experience a puzzle game like nothing you have played before.

D3's Puzzle Quest: Challenge of WarLords is in stock today, available for Nintendo DS™ and PSP™.

Game features:
  • Incredibly simple to learn for casual player, with seasoned gamers able to utilzie deeper strategies
  • For the first-time ever in a puzzle game embark on an epic single-player campaign comprising more than 150 challenging quests
  • Quick-play mode allows players to immediately jump into puzzle battles


From the publisher: In Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific you'll hunt, hide and kill as you take command of U.S. submarines and crews and navigate the treacherous waters of the Pacific during WWII. It's the next-generation naval warfare simulation with graphical realism, immersive gameplay, innovative crew evolution, and more action than ever before.

Dive into 'instant actions' and single patrols for a quick fight Diverse mission objectives and events on over 15 maps combined with unique rewards make each campaign a unique experience Selectable difficulty levels allow players to choose how challenging of a simulation to play.

Published by Ubisoft, the PC simulation game Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific is in stock today as English language Asia release version at US$ 38.90 only. The game is also available as Collector Edition release, priced at US$ 49.90 respectively.



Also in stock today:

Nintendo Wii™:
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWIIUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Kororinpa: Marble ManiaUS N/A sold
The Godfather: Blackhand EditionUS N/A sold
Wing IslandUS N/A sold


PlayStation3™:
Armored Core 4US N/A sold
The Godfather: The Don's EditionUS N/A sold

Xbox360™:
Armored Core 4US N/A sold

Gamecube™:
Backyard Baseball 2007US US$ 21.99 1-2w


Nintendo DS™:
Battleship / Connect Four / Sorry! / TroubleUS US$ 30.99 1-2w
Steel HorizonUS US$ 33.99 1-2w
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007US N/A sold

Sony PSP™:
Full Auto 2: BattlelinesUS US$ 17.99 1-2w


PC Games:
Destination: Treasure IslandASIA N/A sold
PDC World Championship DartsASIA N/A sold
ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007 (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold




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