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03. Jul, 2007 16:48 (HKT)

Shipping today: The Darkness, Pokemon Battle Revolution, God of War II (Korean), Hoshigami Remix, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (PC), beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD OST & 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 highly acclaimed action adventure The Darkness is shipping today as region free US release version for PlayStation3™ as well as Xbox360™. An Asia Version Xbox360™ release is on preorder to ship later this month. Also available is BradyGames' Official Strategy Guide.


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.


From the publisher: The Bigs elevates America's favorite pastime to new heights with the larger-than-life ballparks, heroic gameplay, and incredible player models. Setting this MLB experience aside from anything you've ever seen before are spectacular power-ups, stunning special effects, and a totally unique career mode.

Featuring fantastic pitching, batting and fielding animations, The Bigs brings new meaning to the term highlight reel. Multiplayer online support for up to four people Pinball-inspired action mode lets you mix things up a little.

Published by 2K Sports, The Bigs is shipping as US release version for PlayStation3™, Xbox360™ (NTSC/UC only) as well as PSP™.


Game features:
  • Play to win and see if you can make it to the World Series
  • Train your players in action-oriented mini-games
  • Earn power-ups trigger special effects, like a massive windstorm to prevent sluggers from belting a big home run
  • All kinds of mini-games and Exhibition modes
  • Jump into the game yourself with create-a-player mode


From the publisher: Rainbow Six: Vegas presents a new team of Rainbow Warriors, as they take to the streets of America. The streets of Las Vegas are chaotic, an escalating terrorist siege in "Sin City" threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights. The future of global security hangs in the balance as you battle to defend classic Vegas locations and environments like Freemont Street, The Strip, and Casinos.

Experience Las Vegas like never before through revolutionary next-generation technology as you work against the clock to keep one of the world's most recognizable cities from utter devastation. Next-generation AI - Encounter deadlier, more skilled enemies who work together as a group to counter every move you make Customize your multiplayer experience - Your character evolves as you play online, unlocking new equipment as you go


Pushed back several times, Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas is finally shipping as PlayStation3™ release version at US$ 64.90 only.



From the publisher: Ratatouille is based on the Disney/Pixar film and brings the fun and laughs of the movie to your game console. Ratatouille features an acrobatic rat named Remy who must balance his love for cooking with loyalty to his family. Features major voice talent from the film.

THQ's Ratatouille is shipping today for Xbox360™, Wii™, PSP™ as well as Nintendo DS™.


Game features:
  • Relive the movie's best action scenes through the eyes of Remy and Emile
  • Smell your way through each adventure using Scent-a-Vision
  • Five different action-packed worlds to explore
  • Over 20 challenging missions and mini-games
  • Go head-to-head with multiplayer games


From the publisher: Pokemon Battle Revolution takes place on an island called Poketopia, where your goal is to battle your way through challenging Colosseums to become the Poketopia Master. Pokemon Battle Revolution is the first Wii - Nintendo DS linked title, which means that you can transfer your Pokemon from Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl wirelessly and watch them battle in full 3D!

Nintendo;s Pokemon Battle Revolution for Wii™ is in stock today, shipping as NTSC/UC encoded US release version at US$ 49.90 only. In stock at the same time are the official Nintendo and Prima guides.



From the publisher: God of War® saw Kratos, a mortal warrior, set upon an epic quest to dethrone a God. But his journey did not end there. In God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne, as the new God of War – far more ruthless than Ares ever was.

To end his continued torment, Kratos must journey to the far reaches of the earth and defeat untold horrors and alter that which no mortal, or god has ever changed, his fate. God of War II sets an epic stage for a devastating mythological war to end all wars.


Sony's popular action adventure God of War II is in stock as NTSC/J encoded Korean release version at US$ 59.90 only. Also make sure to check out assorted related God of War games and toys.



From the publisher: On the floating continent of Mardias, a war has broken out between the Kingdoms of Valaim and Nightweld that threatens to upset the balance of power in the land. Our hero, Fazz, and his ragtag band of mercenaries are thrust into the fight and are hired to protect one of the Ruins of Ixia from the Valaimian forces. Unbeknownst to them, an insidious evil begins to rise from the shadows... Will Fazz be able to stop it before Mardias is destroyed?

Hoshigami Remix: Ruining Blue Earth for Nintendo DS™ is available today as US version release at US$ 34.90 only.



From the publisher: Set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded. With a gripping single player campaign and numerous multiplayer modes, Lost Planet for Xbox 360 delivers an intense cinematic gameplay experience.

In Lost Planet, human snow pirates navigate VS (Vital Suits) through hostile ice-covered environments, fighting against the indigenous Akrid creatures for the precious thermal energy they need to survive. For one such pilot named Wayne, death almost seemed imminent until he was fortunately rescued. However, he can only remember a few fragments of his past including the slaying of his father by the monstrous beings.

Capcom's Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is now shipping as English language Asia release version for PC at US$ 34.90 only.



Also in stock today:

Xbox360™:
Colin McRae DiRTUS N/A sold
Hour of VictoryUS N/A sold
Transformers: The Game (Platinum Hits)US N/A sold


Nintendo Wii™:
Chicken ShootUS N/A sold
Driver Parallel LinesUS N/A sold

PlayStation2™:
Grim GrimoireUS US$ 28.99 1-2w


Nintendo DS™:
B-17: Fortress in the SkyUS US$ 20.99 1-2w
Dokidoki Majo ShinpanJPN US$ 47.99 1w
TouchmasterUS US$ 20.99 1-2w


Sony PSP™:
Final Fantasy Anniversary EditionUS N/A sold
Hot Wheels Ultimate RacingUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
TraxxPadUS US$ 17.99 1-2w


PC Games:
Attack On Pearl HarborASIA N/A sold
Colin McRae: DIRTASIA N/A sold
Dungeon Siege II: Deluxe EditionASIA N/A sold
Jade Empire: Special EditionASIA N/A sold


Game Guides:
Official Nintendo Pokemon Battle Revolution Player's GuideUS US$ 9.99 1-2w
Pokemon Battle Revolution: Prima Official Game GuideUS N/A sold




New toy releases shipping today:

27MHz Dragonfly Set (Blue) N/A sold
40MHz Dragonfly Set (Green) N/A sold
Excellent Model Core Queen's Blade R-1 1/8 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Experienced Mercenary EchidnaJPN N/A sold
Excellent Model Core Queen's Blade R-1 1/8 Scale Pre-painted PVC Figure - Mori no Bannin NowaJPN N/A sold
Fate/Stay Night Revoltech Pre-Painted PVC Action Figure - Black SaberJPN N/A sold
Lingerie Soldier Papillon Rose 1/8 Scale Painted PVC Figure - Papillion RoseJPN N/A sold
Megachu 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Fauna (Re-run)JPN N/A sold
Pia Carrot G.O. Pre-painted 1/8 Scale PVC Figure: Ayano Kunugi (Special)JPN N/A sold
Roboraptor N/A sold
Robotpet Set (Pink) N/A sold
Robotpet Set (White) N/A sold
Voltron Masterpiece Edition Action Figure N/A sold




Excerpt of new Japanese Music/Movie releases in stock today:

Ari no Mama [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Se7en)JPN N/A sold
Best Collection 1997-2000 (~Mirage)JPN US$ 32.90 5-15d
Bleach Way [CD+DVD] (~176biz)JPN N/A sold
Circus [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~FictionJunction Yuuka)JPN N/A sold
Free (~Erika)JPN US$ 24.99 5-15d
Jewelry day (~Ayaka)JPN US$ 19.99 5-15d
Kiniro No Corda 2 - FeliceJPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Love Is The Greatest Thing [CD+DVD] (~w-inds.)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Mad Hatter Crash [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Irokui)JPN N/A sold
Morning Musume. Concert Tour 2007 Haru Sexy 8 Beat (~Morning Musume)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Nephilim (~Abingdon Boys School)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Sayonara mo Ienakatta Natsu [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Mikuni Shimokawa)JPN N/A sold
Tales From Earthsea Studio Ghibli Special Edition (~Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, ...)JPN US$ 74.99 5-15d
The Best of TalesJPN US$ 34.99 5-15d
The Best of Tales [CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Truth is eternal but with lies (~Sunsgrind)JPN N/A sold
Turbulence (~Monoral)JPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD Original Soundtrack & dj TAKA First Album - milestoneJPN N/A sold
beatmania IIDX 14 Gold Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
dj TAKA First Album - milestoneJPN N/A sold




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