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24. Jul, 2007 13:58 (HKT)

Shipping today: The Darkness (Asia), Wangan Midnight, Minna no Golf 5, Mobile Suit Gundam: MS Sensen 0079, Metal Gear Solid 20th Anniversary, Taiko no Tatsujin DS & more


From the publisher: On his 21st birthday, the awesome and terrible powers of the Darkness awaken within Jackie Estacado, a mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family. With his new powers, Jackie is able to wreak terrifying havoc on his enemies. Jackie must learn to fully command the Darkness so he can take back control of the Franchetti family, which is ruled by his uncle Paulie, a despicable man who is almost universally despised.

2K Games' horror adventure game The Darkness is finally shipping as English language and region free Asia release version for Xbox360™ at US$ 49.90 only.


Game features:
  • Acclaimed developer: The Darkness was developed by Starbreeze, the team behind the award-winning The Chronicles of Riddick™: Escape from Butcher Bay.
  • Faithful adaptation: The game story was written in collaboration with acclaimed comic-book author, Paul Jenkins, and it's based on the comic book The Darkness, created by Top Cow.
  • Intense action: Experience extremely intense cinematic action in this gritty, first-person, action-adventure game with a horror twist: You are the horror!
  • Lurking horror: Varying manifestations of the Darkness allow you to devour, impale, or implode your enemies. Cannibalize the corpses of your slain victims to level up your powers.
  • Shadowy evil: The absence of light feeds and replenishes the Darkness so seek the shadows wherever possible.
  • Dark environments: Fight your way through the dark and seedy underbelly of New York City as well as the ethereal realm of the Darkness.


Based on the popular Japanese anime series, Wangan Midnight is an arcade racing game The original story features young ambitious racer Akio Asakura who has trouble forming intimate relationships and his love interest, Reina Akikawa - fashion model by day and a street racer by night.

Wangan Midnight features a Story Mode, online races and lots of tune up options of your cars.

Genki's Wangan Midnight for PlayStation3™ is shipping today as Asia as well as Japanese release version. A PSP™ release is due in September this year. Also make sure to check out the popular Wangan Midnight soundtrack releases.




From the publisher: The fun and addicting Minna no Golf (aka. Hot Shots Golf) franchise tees it up on PlayStation3™. High Definition detail of course graphics accompanied with new, more accurate golf physics brings a revolutionary new level of immersion to the already established signature style of pick-up and play gameplay. The game features vibrant new courses, zany new characters and a wealth of new online features.

Sony's Minna no Golf 5 (translated to Everybody's Golf 5 or better known as Hot Shots Golf outside of Asia) is shipping today as Asia release version at US$ 54.90 only. The Japanese release version is due later this week. The Minna no Golf 5 Original Soundtrack is on preorder to ship coming month.




Taiko no Tatsujin DS is a rhythm action game. Like other Taiko games, the player plays the notes of a chosen song's drum part as they are displayed on the screen. The taiko drums can be played using the touch screen or the buttons.

Taiko no Tatsujin DS has the ability to engage in 4 player wireless multiplayer. Users can also dress up and add decoration to the cartoon taiko characters.

Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin DS for Nintendo DS™ is shipping today at US$ 48.90 only. Today's shipment covers around 50% of all preorders, more supply is likely to arrive within this week.




Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the series, Konami is releasing a number of Metal Gear Solid branded collector's items. While a special Soundtrack Compilation has been released last week, a number of PlayStation™ re-releases are hitting stores this week.

The following PlayStation™, PlayStation2™ and PSP™ releases are in stock today. Supply of the Collection Box has been short shipped today, but we have confirmation to receive sufficient supply later this week to fill all pending orders.

Metal Gear Solid 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear SolidJPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Solid 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of LibertyJPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Solid 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake EaterJPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Solid 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid CollectionJPN N/A sold
Metal Gear Solid 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid Portable OpsJPN N/A sold




Also in stock today:

Nintendo Wii™:
Dewy's Adventure: Suishou Dewy no Daibouken!!JPN US$ 63.99 1w
Guilty Gear XX Accent CoreJPN US$ 39.99 1-5d
Mario Party 8JPN US$ 69.99 1w
Mobile Suit Gundam: MS Sensen 0079JPN N/A sold
Puyo Puyo! 15th AnniversaryJPN N/A sold


PlayStation2™:
Galaxy Angel: Eternal Lovers (Broccoli The Best Quality)JPN N/A sold
Izumo Complete (GNsoftware Best)JPN US$ 31.90 1-2w
Kimore Hi no Namiki Michi (GNsoftware Best)JPN N/A sold
Mahoroba StoriesJPN US$ 15.99 1-5d
Mahoroba Stories [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Phantasy Star Universe (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 14.99 1w
Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 30: Galaxy Force IIJPN N/A sold
Yatohime ZankikouJPN US$ 68.90 1w
Yatohime Zankikou [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™:
Anan Kanshuu: Onne de Kara Kinkyuu Up! DSJPN US$ 14.99 1-5d
Hello Kitty no Oshare Party Sanrio Character Zukan DSJPN US$ 60.99 1-5d
Idol Janshi Suchi-Pai III RemixJPN US$ 29.99 1w


Sony PSP™:
For Symphony: With All One's Heart PortableJPN US$ 58.90 1w
Sarugetchu: SaruSaru Daisakusen (Chinese language Version)ASIA N/A sold

PC Games:
Spellforce 2: Gold Edition (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold




New toy releases in stock today:

Moeart Collection Death Note 1/6 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Misa AmaneJPN N/A sold
SR The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Figure Collection GashaponJPN N/A sold




New Japanese Music & Movie releases shipping today:

10th Anniversary Movie Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai Music Collection [CD+DVD]JPN N/A sold
17 - Loveharo! Sayumi Michishige DVD (~Sayumi Michishige)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Ashita No Tame Ni - I Can Do It!! (~Aya Kamiki)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Claymore Limited Edition Sequence.1 [Limited Edition] (~Houko Kuwashima, Genki Takashiro, ...)JPN N/A sold
Claymore Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Darker Than Black Kuro no Keiyakusha Original soundtrackJPN N/A sold
Fate/stay night - Character Image Song Series VIII: ArcherJPN N/A sold
Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny 2JPN US$ 54.90 5-15d
Matsuken Parapara - Oresama Game [CD+DVD] (~Ken Matsudaira)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Minnna no Golf World BGM TourJPN US$ 19.90 5-15d
Onna Ni Sachi Are [Type A CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Morning Musume)JPN N/A sold
Onna Ni Sachi Are [Type B Limited Edition] (~Morning Musume)JPN N/A sold
Orange (~Orange Range)JPN N/A sold
Peach / Heart [Jacket A CD+DVD] (~Ai Otsuka)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
Quiz Magic Academy 4 Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Range (~Orange Range)JPN N/A sold
Sora Wa Marude (~Monkey Majik)JPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Trusty Bell Original ScoreJPN N/A sold




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