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21. Mar, 2006 14:40 (HKT)

Shipping today: G.Rev's Under Defeat for Dreamcast™, Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War, Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Empires, Cooking Mama, Ryu ga Gotoku - Prologue, Tales of the Abyss OST & much more


2 1/2 years after their latest home console release "Border Down"; G.Rev once more fulfills dreams of all Dreamcast™ and shooting game fans, with a port of their popular Naomi based shooter Under Defeat.

Reminding us a bit about Psikyo's Zero Gunner 2, Under Defeat is a military vertical scrolling shooting game adhering to a realistic screen expression and a simple operation. Graphics are combining a classical 2D game play with 3D background elements and lots of small details. The game is played with 8 direction and 2 action buttons (shoot & bomb).

Additions to the Dreamcast™ version include a variety of setup options, including several display modes and an arrange BGM mode. A practice mode has been included, in which a stage can be chosen freely and replays be saved. The saved replay can be seen from different viewpoints to study and improve one's skills. The Dreamcast™ port further contains a Gallery Mode with lots of pictures, artworks and more.


One month after Milestone's Radilgy comes another great Dreamcast™ shooter. Don't miss out G.Rev's Under Defeat, shipping today as Regular Version (US$ 59.90) as well as Limited Edition (US$ 79.90). The Limited Edition ships in a DVD type case (just like Sega's Cosmic Smash) and contains a bonus soundtrack CD. Each preorder that will be dispatched today further includes a special sticker as preorder gift. The sticker will also be bundled with new orders as long as supplies last.

The Segadirect Editions of this shooter are expected to arrive this Friday. All Segadirect Editions are guaranteed to include today's preorder gift as well as the Segadirect exclusive B4 size poster (which is NOT included with today's regular Limited Edition). Also make sure to check out the Under Defeat -Sound Tracks-, published by the independent label Sweep Record and in stock at US$ 19.90 only. It contains tracks that are not found on the soundtrack disc that comes with the Limited Edition of the game.

Under DefeatJPN N/A sold
Under Defeat [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 206.99 1w
Under Defeat [Segadirect Limited Edition w/ Poster & Sticker]JPN N/A sold
Under Defeat [Segadirect Edition w/ Refurbished Dreamcast + Poster]JPN N/A sold
Under Defeat [Segadirect Limited Edition w/ Refurbished Dreamcast + Poster & Sticker]JPN N/A sold
Under Defeat -Sound Tracks-JPN N/A sold


Both versions of Under Defeat are shipping in DVD type cases with different artworks. The regular version artwork is red colored and identical to the one we have seen on G.Rev's promotional flyer. The Limited Edition artwork is white colored with different background.

The following product gallery shows the preorder sticker, Regular/Limited Edition comparison as well as some extra shots taken from an opened Limited Edition. Click on each thumbnail for a larger shot.


Additional remark for all collectors: Under Defeat has been listed as pre-sold on various Japanese online stores already. G.Rev's Limited Edition of their previous Dreamcast™ shooter Border Down is meanwhile traded in Japan in used condition with approx. triple of its original price.



From the publisher: Ace Combat returns with an all-new flight action experience! 15 years prior to the events in Ace Combat 5, Ace Combat Zero reveals the events that lead to the Belkan War. Players will take the role of a mercenary hired to fly for Ustio, a small country bordering the invading country, Belka. Whether you choose to fight like a mercenary or hero, the ultimate goal is to defend Ustio at all costs!

Players will fly through 18 missions and face off against rival pilots. Take to the skies in real life authentic planes as your opponents adapt to your style of play and push your flying skills to the limits.

Namco's Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War is shipping today as Asia release at US$ 59.90 only. The Japanese version is expected later this week at US$ 64.90. The game is best enjoyed with Hori's official Flight Stick 2R. An Original Soundtrack album is on preorder to ship April 26th at US$ 30.90 respectively.


Game features:
  • Realistic flying experience: Pilot authentic licensed aircrafts such as the F- 15 Eagle or F/A-18 Hornet, presenting intense and lifelike action.
  • Engrossing storyline: 15 years prior to the events in Ace Combat 5, Ace Combat Zero brings fans deeper into the Ace universe by revealing events leading up to the Belkan War.
  • Personal gameplay style changes the action: The Ace Style Gauge System factors the player's style of flying and changes different facets of the game accordingly; even the game ending itself can change!
  • Challenging enemies are at your throat: New to the series, rival ace pilots will give you a run for your money with their own individual flying styles elevating your piloting skills to new heights.
  • Personalized communications give you feedback as you play: The Radio Transmission System linked with the Ace Style Gauge System change radio communications in real time according to your reputation.
  • Testimony Movie System: After your missions are over, cut scene interviews of rival pilots will comment on your encounters with them giving you an in depth look at your enemy.
  • Enhanced Wingmen Command: Wingmen commands are now more detailed than ever as you order your squad mates in battle to coordinate your efforts.
  • Multiplayer action to battle with friends: Players can take to the skies and dogfight in head to head action to prove who is the true Ace amongst themselves.
  • Explore more Ace Combat related products at Play-Asia.com.



    From the publisher: Can you stand the heat?

    As Captain Blue retires and announces his directorial debut, who will rise as a hero for the new generation? Viewtiful Joe Battle Carnival introduces totally new, action-packed gameplay as players face off against each other in head-to-head battles to become the ultimate hero and win the leading role!

    Capcom's Viewtiful Joe Battle Carnival (also known as Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble) for PSP™ is shipping today as Japanese language Asia release version at US$ 39.90 only. The game will also be available as Japanese version later this week at US$ 48.90.


    Game features:
    • Over the top, non-stop action. Brand new, wild fighting style gameplay
    • Master VFX Power in head-to-head battles
    • Wireless support -- challenge friends head-to-head & become the ultimate hero
    • A variety of characters from the Viewtiful Joe universe duke it out for the leading role in Captain Blue's new movie!
    • Play as Dante from the Devil May Cry® series!
    • Battle through 40 games in the New Trail Mode
    • Play with a friend with ONLY ONE UMD™


    From the publisher: The armies of the kingdom are at your command! Your ultimate goal is to conquer the 25 regions of Ancient China and build an entire Empire using cunning diplomacy and uncompromising force. Before each battle, meet with the war council to decide upon military and political policies for the kingdom; then it's time for war!

    Koei's never-ending but still popular Sangoku Musou (Dynasty Warriors) series is continuing with today's PlayStation2™ release of Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Empires. The title is available as Regular Version (US$ 48.90), Premium Box (US$ 84.90) as well as Super Premium Box (US$ 129.90).


    Game features:
    • 4 scenarios to unlock, 6 in total
    • 2-Player Co-Op in Empire and Free modes
    • Meet with your war council and choose policies ranging from Government, Product Development, Diplomacy and Battle Tactics
    • Implement 25 new policies - a total of 75 in all
    • Issue direct orders to each officer or general commands to officers on the field. Take the offensive, defend your ground -- or have all officers rally to you for an ambush


    Taito's Cooking Mama is defining the "cooking genre" new, taking advantage of the Nintendo DS™ touch screen control. You take the role of a female chef who has to prepare food and cook it on the stove. This includes slicing vegetables, meat and more. Via the touch screen you can perform certain tasks more realistically compared to similar titles released on other platforms, such as shaking the skillet for an omelet, dipping tempura in the oil and more.

    Cooking Mama is a unique and enjoyable title for your Nintendo DS™. Shipping today at US$ 48.90.




    Ryu ga Gotoku - Prologue describes the story previous the events of Sega's PlayStation2™ game Ryu ga Gotoku.

    The story is about three persons who grew up in the same childhood's home, called Kazuma Kiryu, Nishiki Yama Akira and a girl named Yumi Sawamura. Yumi has lost her parents according do a certain incident in the summer of 1980. The three persons who once grew up like brothers and sisters start to become conscious of each other. Kazuma and Nishki decide to join the Yakuza and the story develops...

    Ryu ga Gotoku has been directed by Takeshi Miyasaka, starring Masakatsu Funaki, Mikio Ohosawa and Ayaka Maeda in the main roles.


    Fans of Sega's PlayStation2™ adventure Ryu ga Gotoku (also known as Yakuza outside of Japan) should not miss out the Japanese Ryu ga Gotoku - Prologue DVD release. Shipping today at US$ 46.90 only.



    Lots of additional exciting arrivals from today:

    PlayStation2™:
    Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner (Atlus Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
    Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2 (Atlus Best Collection)JPN N/A sold
    Jan Sangoku MusouJPN N/A sold
    Flight Stick 2R N/A sold
    Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 3: Unmei no MeikyuuJPN US$ 56.99 1w
    Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 3: Unmei no Meikyuu [Premium Box]JPN US$ 116.99 1w
    Harukanaru Jikuu no Kade 3: Unmei no Meikyuu Memory Card 8MB N/A sold
    Mahou Sensei Negima! Kagai JugyouJPN US$ 79.99 1-5d
    Shakugan no ShanaJPN US$ 89.99 1w
    The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact ManiaxJPN US$ 24.90 1-5d
    Wizardry X 2: Mugen no GakutoJPN N/A sold


    Sony PSP™:
    Ultra Puzzle Bobble PocketASIA N/A sold

    Nintendo DS™:
    Scratch Guard DS: Pokemon Rangers N/A sold
    Style Book: CinnamorollJPN US$ 71.99 1w
    Ys StrategyJPN US$ 48.90 1w


    Gameboy Advance™:
    Dragon Ball Advance Adventure (Banpresto Best)JPN US$ 39.99 1w
    Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Tougeki (Banpresto Best)JPN US$ 39.99 1-5d
    Atelier Marie, Elie and Anise (Banpresto Best)JPN US$ 119.90 1-2w

    The first print Marie, Elie, and Anise no Atelier has been one of the rarest and most expensive GBA™ cartridges in Japan.


    Toys & Video Game related soundtracks:
    Mai-Hime 1/6 Scale Painted Figure: Mai Tokiha N/A sold
    Naruto Narukiri Gashapon 3 N/A sold
    Ninja Gaiden 1/6 Scale Figure: Rachel N/A sold
    Shin Sangoku Musou Original Soundtrack Kyukyoku Box [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
    Tales of the Abyss Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 39.99 5-15d




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