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20. Dec, 2006 11:30 (HKT)

Shipping today: Railfan, Secret of Evangelion, Prince of Tennis: Doki Doki Sabaibaru - Mystic, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (JPN), Neo Geo Stick 3 Ougi Version & more


What's a Japanese video game console release like without exotic Japanese games? From the makers of the popular Densha de Go! series comes the very first PlayStation3™ train simulation game -- Railfan.

The game emphasizes on realism and allows you to drive trains in three different locations, including Chicago's brown line, part of Tokyo's JR system and Osaka. Your task in the game is simply, you need to run the train properly and make sure to stop on time at each station. Controls are pretty simple as well, you only need to control the train's throttle.

Railfan differs from other train simulation games mainly by its graphics. The game's graphics are displayed by a streaming video of the actual train lines. The camera shakes to give you the feeling of a moving train and cut-scenes will display additional overhead views of the train.


If you are among those few with a PlayStation3™ console out there at the moment and are looking for something unique, then give Taito's Railfan a try. For sure plenty of further train sim games are about to follow, but Railfan is the first one and only one available at the moment. In stock today at US$ 69.90 only.



From the publisher: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops is an all-new action game in Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear Solid series. With an original storyline that follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and innovative online gameplay modes that encourage players to fight alongside newly recruited comrades, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops offers a stealth action experience like none other.

Shortly after the US release, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is now also available in Asian territory, shipping as Japanese (US$ 48.90) and Asia (US$ 39.90) release versions. Also in stock is the Original Soundtrack release and BradyGames' Official Strategy Guide. Expected to be in stock later this week are the Limited Edition Premiums Packs (Regular and Konamistyle Limited).


Game features:
  • Extensive single-player storyline, unveiling a lost chapter in the Metal Gear Solid saga
  • New MGS gameplay elements such as the "Surround Radar" system
  • Online multiplayer mayhem —Team Death Match, Death Match, and Capture Mission
  • Acquire new squad members for use in single and multiplayer modes by connecting to Wi-Fi access points
  • Animated cinematic scenes illustrated by world-renown artist Ashley Wood
  • Full voiceovers for cinematics, performed by returning cast from MGS3: Snake Eater
  • Explore more Metal Gear Solid related products at Play-Asia.com.



    Also in stock today:

    PlayStation2™:
    Neo Geo Stick 3 Ougi Version N/A sold
    Prince of Tennis: Doki Doki Sabaibaru - MysticJPN US$ 93.99 1w
    Secret of EvangelionJPN US$ 9.99 24h
    Secret of Evangelion (Asuka Version)JPN N/A sold
    Secret of Evangelion (Ayanami Version)JPN N/A sold


    Sony PSP™:
    The Sims 2: PetsASIA US$ 41.90 1-2w



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