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04. Jul, 2006 12:37 (HKT)

Shipping today: Xenosaga Episode III, Tekken Dark Resurrection, LocoRoco, Glory of the Roman Empire, Micro Machines V4, Sudoku Gridmaster, Sensible Soccer 2006 & a lot more


From the publisher: Xenosaga Episode III is taking place one year after the events of "Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose". The main character, Shion Uzuki, is shocked to find that the organization that she belongs to, Vector Industry, is actually closely linked to the Gnosis event. Because of that, she leaves her post and joins hands with an anti-U.M.N. underground organization and starts to work on her own to uncover the aims of Vector. But at that moment, she gets wind of news that the KOS-MOS development project is suddenly halted. A mysterious android, T-elos, emerges to replace the halted KOS-MOS project. Behind T-elos hide various mysteries and motives. What is the future of space...and mankind?

Namco's highly anticipated PlayStation2™ RPG sequel Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra is in stock today, shipping as Asia release version at US$ 59.90 only. In stock at the same time are limited quantities of Hori's officially Xenosaga branded Memory Card 8MB. The Japanese Version is expected this Thursday. An Original Sound Best Tracks album is on preorder to ship July 12th.


  • Further Xenosaga related products at Play-Asia.com.



    From the publisher: Tekken: Dark Resurrection arrives on the PSP™, bringing one of the most explosive fighting games to the handheld platform.

    New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast such as Jin, Heihachi, Paul and Law in the battle to be crowned King of the Iron Fist Tournament. An all-new intro movie lets you dive into the midst of the world of Tekken, this time with ad-hoc multiplayer mode to fight against friends as well as more items to customize your favorite characters. Now you can fight anytime, anywhere - are you ready?

    Tekken Dark Resurrection for PSP™ is shipping today as Japanese language Version Asia release. The game will further be in stock this Thursday as standard Japanese Version and an English language Version Asia release is due later this month. Further, a Teken 5 / Tekken Dark Resurrection Original Soundtrack is on preorder to ship July 26th.


    Game features:
    • Stunning Graphics: The beauty of Tekken is re-created on the handheld console, delivering one of the most realistic graphics on a handheld platform. A variety of destructible objects pump up the action on 19 stages!
    • Variety of Characters: Play as one of over 30 characters, including classics Jin, Heihachi, Paul, Law and more. New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast with all-new fight styles and moves. Collecting victories to lead your character to become king rewards you with ending movies for each character!
    • Customizable Characters: Use your fight money to customize your characters - with more than double the items seen in Tekken 5, the sky's the limit on the unique look your character will have!
    • Ad-Hoc Multiplayer Battles! Using Wi-Fi connectivity of the PSP platform, you can battle against your friends - take your customized, original character against theirs and let the battle unfold!
    • Bonus Mini-Games: Mini-games provide a little breather from heart-pumping fighting action for more fun against friends!
  • Explore further Tekken related products at Play-Asia.com.



    From the publisher: The peaceful world of the LocoRoco are under attack by the not-so-nice Moja Corps! These evil outer space creatures have come to take the LocoRoco from their land of blowing flowers, lively creatures and pastel scenery. As the planet where the LocoRoco inhabit, you must move them through more than 40 levels of slippery slopes, teetering platforms and maze-like passages. The LocoRoco have the uncanny ability to fluidly "morph" to their landscape, so all you need is to tilt, roll and bounce the happy "blob-like" creatures to safety!

    Sony's LocoRoco for PSP™ is shipping today as Asia release version. A Japanese version is expected next week, along with the official Loco Roco PSP Pouch and two LocoRoco PSP™ packs.


    Game features:
    • Roll, Bounce and Tilt the LocoRoco through a vibrantly animated world.
    • Fluidly Morph to the Environment: Stay round to roll, become slim to squeeze through narrow passages, and disassemble into smaller LocoRoco to collectively pass through small crevasses and paths.
    • Eat to increase the size and quantity of LocoRoco and to gain access to secret areas and hidden rewards.
    • Simple Intuitive Gameplay: Just press the L and R buttons to tilt the landscape or bump the LocoRoco onto higher platforms and up hillsides.
    • Over 40 Stages of lush living landscapes: Roll across grassy plains and slippery slopes. Bounce and balance on teetering platforms.
    • Six Different Types of LocoRoco, each with unique voices and actions.
    • Captivating, light-hearted original songs communicate the joyous world of the LocoRoco.
    • Extras features include the customizable LocoHouse, three mini-games, and exciting wireless features.


    From the publisher: The glorious age of Rome - a time when the empire was at its peak, envied and feared by friend and foe alike. All across the provinces governors spared no expense to build cities of unparalleled splendor and magnificence and leave their mark in history. Enter this time of wonder and use your city building skills to create cities that would humble even Rome itself. In campaign mode, use careful planning to become the empire's most respected governor. Or go online in challenge mode to best players across the Internet and determine who can build an empire to stand the test of time. Glory of the Roman Empire is an accessible and easy to learn, yet difficult to master city building and management simulation that will challenge players in a historically authentic settings, while lush graphics immerse the player in the culture of the ancient Roman empire.

    The historic PC strategy game Glory of the Roman Empire is available today at US$ 34.90 only.


    Game features:
    • Lush, highly detailed 3D graphics depict daily Roman life: watch and guide your populace as farmers harvest food, animals feed, slaves construct buildings and carry supplies, artisans work, citizens worship and Praetorians patrol your budding town.
    • Richly detailed Roman cities can be crafted and managed, complete with aqueducts, arenas, temples and many other buildings and decorations based on historic counterparts.
    • Campaigns and regional maps based on history: play as a budding Rome, Pompeii, Florence and other authentic cities. Or craft your own, limited only by your imagination.


    Further new game releases from today:

    PlayStation2™:
    Gran Turismo 4 Chinese Version (PlayStation2 the Best)ASIA N/A sold
    Taito Memories Joukan (Taito Best)JPN N/A sold
    Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Memory Card 8MB N/A sold


    Sony PSP™:
    Brave Story: New TravelerASIA N/A sold
    MTX MototraxUS N/A sold
    Micro Machines V4US N/A sold
    Rain Wonder TripASIA N/A sold
    World Tour Soccer 06US US$ 13.99 1-2w


    Nintendo DS™:
    Brave StoryJPN US$ 48.90 1w
    Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi: The Genie & the AmpUS US$ 17.99 1-2w
    Sudoku GridmasterUS US$ 49.99 1-2w


    Windows™ PC:
    Adrenalin Extreme ShowASIA US$ 29.90 1-5d
    Codename: Panzers PlatinumASIA N/A sold
    Dreamfall: Longest Journey (DVD-ROM)ASIA N/A sold
    Micro Machines V4 (DVD-ROM)ASIA US$ 32.90 1-5d
    Sensible Soccer 2006ASIA N/A sold
    Trackmania Sunrise ExtremeASIA N/A sold
    Wildlife Park 2ASIA N/A sold


    On a side note, we have also restocked the region free Xbox360™ Asia version of Hitman: Blood Money today in limited quantities.



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