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24. Dec, 2007 17:29 (HKT)

Shipping today: Super Robot Taisen OG: Original Generations Gaiden (Asia), Star Ocean: The First Departure (Asia), The Bourne Ultimatum (HD DVD) & more


Super Robot Taisen Original Generation Gaiden is a tactical role-playing game and direct sequel to Super Robot Taisen Original Generations. The bonus segments of Original Generations, entitled Original Generation 2.5: Unified Wisdom, was regarded as a preview for Original Generation Gaiden. The game resolves many matters left unchecked at the end of Original Generation 2.5, such as one of the main antagonist's unfinished plan and the activities of one of the enemy factions.

The same tactical gameplay from Original Generations has been carried over to Original Generation Gaiden, along with the Twin Battle System and Twin Command game mechanics. However, Original Generation Gaiden begins the main game with the option of selecting one of two playable protagonists, each with their own unique missions to follow, as well as meeting different people and piloting different mechs in their respective scenarios, similar to the system introduced in the first Original Generation title.

The first of two new gameplay features in Original Generation Gaiden is a card battling mini-game. Separate from the main game, this unique mini-game allows the player to play against the computer using trading cards representing various characters and mechs in the Original Generation games, played in the style of traditional collectible card games, such as Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. The second gameplay feature is the inclusion of a Free Battle Mode, where the player is given the freedom of setting their own scenario, placing which allied or enemy characters and mechs on the field in a specific environment.


Banpresto's Super Robot Taisen OG: Original Generations Gaiden for PlayStation2™ is in stock today, shipping as Japanese language NTSC/J encoded Asia release version and available as Regular Version (US$ 54.90) as well as Limited Edition (US$ 89.90). The latter contains an ART-1 Advanced Real Personal Trooper Test Type 1 Collector's Figure along with a copy of the game. All Asia version copies include the Official Perfect File Gaiden preorder bonus, as long as supplies last.

The Japanese version of this release is expected to be in stock later this week, after the Christmas holidays. The Japanese Limited Edition appears to be short shipped and vendors are trying to hike up prices as they did with previous Super Robot Taisen Limited Editions in the past.

If you have preordered the Japanese Limited Edition release, you have received an e-mail from our customer service today offering you to switch your order to the Asia Limited Edition for a speedy and guaranteed delivery. If you for some reason insist on your Japanese Limited Edition preorder, we recommend you to wait a couple of days as we expect prices to come down in a few days time.

  • Explore more Super Robot Taisen related products at Play-Asia.com.



    Star Ocean: The First Departure is an enhanced remake of the original Star Ocean and features an entire overhaul of the original game's engine, using Star Ocean: The Second Story's engine instead with similar features, including prerendered backgrounds and 3D battle fields. Production I.G. provides new artwork and animated cutscenes for the game. New playable characters have found their way into the remake as well. There are new voice actors and extensive amounts of new, fully voiced dialogue.

    Square-Enix's PSP™ Christmas hit Star Ocean: The First Departure is in stock today, shipping as Japanese language Asia release edition at US$ 42.90 only. The Japanese release version will follow later this week, along with the Limited Eternal Edition, which contains a baby blue Slim & Lite PSP™ console with special engraving.


    Also make sure to check out the Star Ocean: The First Departure Original Soundtrack release, on preorder shipping January 30th.



    From the publisher: Matt Damon returns as highly trained assassin Jason Bourne, who is on the hunt for the agents who stole his memory and true identity. With a new generation of skilled CIA operatives tracking his every move, Bourne is in a non-stop race around the globe as he finally learns the truth behind his mysterious past. Loaded with incredible fight and chase sequences, it's the exhilarating movie with "mind-blowing action" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) that you can't afford to miss!

    Starring Matt Damon, The Bourne Ultimatum is now available on HD DVD, shipping at US$ 31.90 only.

    Further new HD DVD movie arrivals, in stock today:

    Carlito's Way (~Rick Aviles, Garry Blackwood, ...)HK N/A sold
    Inside Man (~Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe, ...)HK N/A sold
    The Game (~Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, ...)HK N/A sold
    Waterworld (~Kevin Costner, Chaim Jeraffi, ...)HK N/A sold




    Also in stock today:

    Controller Twin-Skin (Green Nato & Dragon)Europe N/A sold
    Controller Twin-Skin (Jungle & Kiwi)Europe N/A sold
    Crystal Case + Stylus XXL (pink)Europe N/A sold
    Modding Skin (Pink Ornament)Europe N/A sold
    Modding Skin (Shiba)Europe N/A sold
    Modding Skins (Black Car)Europe N/A sold
    Modding Skins (Car)Europe N/A sold
    Modding Skins (Metal Skull)Europe N/A sold


    New toy arrivals:

    Climax-D Kamen Rider DEN-O Non Scale Pre-Painted Figure: KintarosuJPN N/A sold
    Climax-D Kamen Rider DEN-O Non Scale Pre-Painted Figure: RyutarosuJPN N/A sold
    Diamond & Pearl 3 Pokemon Mini Pocket Monster 3 Capsule MachineJPN N/A sold
    TakaraTomy Diamond & Pearl 3 Pokemon Monster Ball Theater Projector Light Key Chain ToyJPN N/A sold
    Diamond & Pearl 3 Pokemon Projector Light Special Assortment GashaponJPN N/A sold
    Dragon Ball Z 35cm Clock (Blue) RM-395JPN N/A sold
    Dragon Ball Z 35cm Clock (Orange) RM-396JPN N/A sold
    Dragon Ball Z Mini Clock (Blue) RM-397JPN N/A sold
    Dragon Ball Z Mini Clock (Orange) RM-398JPN N/A sold
    Gun Collection 5 GashaponJPN N/A sold
    Hobby Japan [February 2008]JPN N/A sold
    Kamen Rider Hyper Hobby [January 2008] Magazine with Kamen Rider No.1 Type 2 Head ToyJPN N/A sold
    Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Card Builder DX Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Cathy Catharine BlitzenJPN N/A sold
    Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Card Builder DX Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Reiko HolingerJPN N/A sold
    RED Strawberry Vol.5 [January 2008] with Eriko Futami FigureJPN N/A sold
    Resinya Kanon 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Minase NayukiJPN N/A sold
    Resinya To Heart 2 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Sasara KusugawaJPN N/A sold
    The Onee Chanbara vorteX 1/8 Scale Prepainted PVC Figure - Aya (Black Swimsuit Limited Vers.)JPN N/A sold
    The Onee Chanbara vorteX 1/8 Scale Prepainted PVC Figure: Aya (Red Swimsuit Vers.)JPN N/A sold
    Transformers Pre-Painted PVC Figure: MP-5 MegatronJPN N/A sold




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