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21. Feb, 2005 20:01 (HKT)

Shipping today: Xenosaga Episode II (PS2™ US), Mercenaries (Xbox™) Asia, Front Mission+ Trading Arts, Shin Sangoku Musou 3 Figure Collection, Neon Genesis figures (toys)


Four-thousand years into a war-torn future. Earth has been abandoned and mankind forges its existance in deep space, locked in eterna confrontation with the malevolent, alien Gnosos. With sophisticated weapons and robotics technology, humankind wages an epic battle for survival. In a desperate bid for the Zophar, a legendary artifact rumoured to be capable of eradicating the Gnosis and ushering in an era of universal peace. Rejoin Shion, KOS-MOS and their companions in the entralling 2nd chapter of this landmark multi-part RPG saga.

Namco's US version RPG Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose has arrived today. Preorders have been cleared and new orders are welcome to ship within 24 hours at US$ 59.90 only. The first part Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (Greatest Hits) will be restocked during the next week.

Product features:
  • Innovative New Battle System: Introducing new cooperative attacks, refined boost systems, and an intense zone attack/zone break system. Xenosaga EPISODE II provides more action and depth in gameplay than ever before.
  • Fully Customzed Character Growth System: Players can customize their characters using over a hundred different skills and the extensive exerience system features a wide variety of power-ups and advanced attacks.
  • All New Mechs: Platers pilot powerful new mechs utilizing a separate battle system offering even more strategy and variety in gameplay.
  • All New Grapgics: Shion, KOS-MOS and other favorite EPISODE I characters return with highly realistic character designs in completely new and detailed environments.



Anything goes in this playground of destruction.

You are a lethal mecenary. Your mission is to topple a sinister military regime by any means necessary. If it drives or flies, you can hijack it. If it shoots or explodes, you can use it as a weapon. You are free to go anywhere, destroy anything and blow the crap ouf of everything. In this playground of destruction, there are no limites, no barriers and no mercy.

Mercenaries for Xbox™ is now shipping as Asian release version at US$ 39.90 only.

Product features:

  • Massive interactive environments: If you can see it, you can use it, steal it, drive it, fly it, or blow it up.
  • Flexible gameplay: Use your weapons and imagination to figure out how to complete missions in a variety of ways.
  • Explosive combat: You have the firepower to lay waste to anything in sight. Choose from a huge arsenal of realistic military weapons.
  • More than 70 military and civilian vehicles: Everything from tanks and cars to trucks and helicopters can be commandeered at anytime and used for any purpose.
  • High-production action-movie experience: Step into a real-world-inspired story line in which a North Korea military coup creates a political hot zone and offers high-paying opportunities for well-trained mercenaries.



As additional note, a first shipment of Nintendo's Japanese version Star Fox: Assault has arrived today and early preorders have been cleared. The remainder is expected to arrive tomorrow to clear further pending orders as well as possible new orders. For further game details, check out our US version news postage from end of last week.



New toy related releases from today:

Front Mission+ Trading Arts Stage 1 US$ 8.90
Shin Sangoku Musou 3 Figure Collection US$ 6.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion Figure Set Cleaning - Rei Ayanami US$ 18.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion Figure Set Cleaning Time - Asuka Langley US$ 18.90




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