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12. Sep, 2008 11:52 (HKT)

The world in your pocket - Pokemon Platinum, Hockey games with NHL 2K9, tap into your potential and be a architect in Lock's Quest, play chess with Kingdom Hearts Formation Arts figures, listen to some retro styled game music & more!


You have two aims in the Pokemon Platinum game, win the Pokemon championship and catch all pocket monsters in the wild. Pokemon Platinum is an upgraded version of its predecessor “Diamond Pearl” with loads more scenarios and powered up elements.

Pit Dialga and Palkia, the pokemons that control time and dimensions against Giratina, the guardian of the broken world.

Aside from these three powerful ones, other pokemons in the Shion local legends will make their appearances. In Platinum, you have the opportunity to pit them against each other.

New pokemon and facilities are available in this powered up version, make use of the Wi-Fi function on your Nintendo DS and access the Wi-Fi square. A maximum of 20 players can enter a square at a time to exchange items, pit pokemon against each other and make Pofin to level up your pets.

The action packed RPG Pokemon Platinum is available on Saturday, 13th September, for your Nintendo DS™ as a region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.


Get some new accessories that compliments the mood of Pokemon Platinum, prevent the portal to your adventure, your Nintendo DS and game card from being scratched by these pouches and cases:

Card Pocket 3 Pocket Monsters (Giratina, Dialga & Palkia)JPN N/A sold
Smart Pouch Lite (Pocket Monster: Darkrai)JPN N/A sold
Smart Pouch Lite (Pocket Monster: Dialga)JPN N/A sold
Smart Pouch Lite (Pocket Monster: Palkia)JPN N/A sold


Aside from adorning your console with accessories, to go with the Pokemon hype, you can even get a new limited version console. A Pokemon styled Slim and Lite Nintendo DS system is available for US$ 169.00.

For the complete list of pokemon products available at Play-Asia.com, please visit here.



From the publisher: Do you long for the days when hockey video games didn’t require an engineering degree to master? 2K Sports has listened to the masses by bringing the fun back to hockey video games with an intuitive control scheme, hard-hitting action.

Developed by award-winning Visual Concepts studios, NHL 2K9 brings a totally rebuilt NHL experience to life with a brand-new in-game presentation system, as well as fresh player animations and controls that fans will enjoy from the moment they play their first game, until well after they become a seasoned veteran.

Further adding to an unmatched level of fun and celebrating the NHL’s uniqueness are an all-new Zamboni™ mini-game, playoff beards, a new fighting engine and more! Complete with new commentary, a user-friendly franchise mode and upgraded online features, NHL 2K9 brings the fun back to game consoles!


2K Sport's NHL 2K9 is available on these platforms:

Xbox360™
NHL 2K9US US$ 34.99 1-2w

PlayStation3™
NHL 2K9US US$ 19.98 1-2w

Nintendo Wii™
NHL 2K9US N/A sold

PlayStation2™
NHL 2K9US US$ 19.90 1-2w

For the wealth of other NHL games available at Play-Asia.com, please visit here.



From the publisher: A diabolical mechanical army devastates a kingdom as village after village fall under their wrath. Only a young, brave hero, Lock, is the Kingdom’s last hope to survive the oncoming invasion.

As a newly trained Archineer, Lock must utilize his skills to build customized towers, traps, walls, weapons, and other defenses in order to preserve the precious source artifacts.

Game Features

  • Utilize strategy to build structures, walls, weapons, and traps in order to protect the source artifacts
  • Launch special attack moves to quickly eliminate enemies
  • Collect scrap metal after each defeat to build additional structures and weaponry
  • Build and Battle in 100 different areas with varying terrains on the map
  • Multiplayer: Challenge friends and battle against other kingdoms via multi-card
  • Innovative Game Play that is completely stylus driven

Try your hand at construction work and protect precious historical sites via your portable console. Lock's Quest is available for Nintendo DS™ as a region free US version for US$ 34.90 only.




The award winning and highly successful Kingdom Hearts franchise have spawned numerous products, amongst them, the Formation Arts collection is one of the most highly anticipated releases.

Not only are they crafted loyally according to the characters' images in the game but by collecting a complete set, you can actually play chess with them.

Volume 3 of the Formation Arts series features a mixture of Square Enix's characters as well as Disney's. This set spots six characters: the Keyblade hero Sora, Queen Minnie, King Mickey's rival Pete, the sea witch Ursula, the fiery Axel and the lone wolf pirate Jack Sparrow.

Kingdom Hearts Formation Arts trading figures are shipped randomly and please order a total of 8 pieces to receive a factory sealed container. Each trading figure is sold for US$ 9.90 only.




Enjoy some game music from the FM sound era. It is the first time Play-Asia.com has been able to locate stocks on these unique remixes of retro products. The tracks on these CDs are collaborative masterpieces of composers of different countries such as Japan, American and Switzerland.

Opposed to the punk styled design on the CD covers, the music tracks are composed and remixed into a large variety of different styles such as ballads, techno trance and IDM.

These first time in stock products are:

Psyvariar The MixJPN N/A sold
Ryu Umemoto Rare Tracks Vol.1: Eclipse the AlbumJPN N/A sold
Ryu Umemoto Rare Tracks Vol.2: Desire - The OriginJPN N/A sold
Ryu Umemoto Rare Tracks Vol.3: Xenon - The OriginJPN N/A sold




Also in stock today:

Xbox360™
Zoids AssaultUS N/A sold

PlayStation2™
Odin Sphere (Greatest Hits)US N/A sold
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection [ebten DX Pack]JPN N/A sold

Nintendo DS™
Viva Pinata: Pocket ParadiseUS N/A sold


Game Guides and Magazines
D.Gray-man: Sousha no Shikaku GuideJPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 - Nami ni Yureru Hihou GuideJPN N/A sold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1032 (2008 09/26)JPN N/A sold




New Toy Arrivals:

Gurren Lagann Non Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit: Darry's GrapalJPN N/A sold
Gurren Lagann Non Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit: Gimmy's GrapalJPN N/A sold
Gurren Lagann Non Scale Pre-Painted Model Kit: GrapalJPN N/A sold
Kamonohashi Kamo Happy Assorted GashaponJPN N/A sold
Revoltech Series No. 053 - Macross Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Action Figure: Valkyrie YF-19JPN N/A sold
Revoltech Series No. 054 - Macross Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Action Figure: Valkyrie YF-21JPN N/A sold





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