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11. Jul, 2008 19:06 (HKT)

Wrapping up Persona 4 week with the Konamistyle special edition, read the Persona 4 strategy guide and get information on the hottest topics in the Japanese gaming industry in Weekly Famitsu & more!


This week ends with a blast, the much awaited Persona 4's Konamistyle special edition is finally out. As this game focuses on portraying the lives of contemporary Japanese youths and pop culture, the key persona users includes not only a pop idol, but a mascot, an android looking teddy bear.

Kuma the teddy bear is classified as a mysterious character, his role and fate is unknown to both himself and the protagonists as he is neither known as a friend nor a foe. All we currently know about him is his ability as a persona user. But friend or foe, his cute presence is strangely fitting with the dazzlingly eery atmosphere.

This special edition comes with a plush doll of Kuma the mysterious bear and a stylishly printed T-shirt that spots an abstract artwork of a view of the Japanese sky as seen from the ground. Instead of seeing an expanse of great blue, the sky is segmented by wires hanging off the many electric posts.

The Special Konamistyle Edition of Persona 4 has arrived today and is shipping as an NTSC J encoded Japanese version for PlayStation2 and is sold for US$ 129.90 only.

Please bear in mind that Play-Asia.com only offers XL sized T-Shirts.


Persona 4 the standard edition is in stock too, shipping as an NTSC J encoded Japanese version for US$ 68.90 only.

For more information on the Shin Megami Tensei Series games available at Play-Asia.com, please see Wednesday's news entries.



Weekly Famitsu is the number one selling gaming magazine in Japan. It is packed to the brim with the most comprehensive information about Japanese games, it contains strategy guides of the most recent games, descriptions about upcoming releases, interviews with game developers, ranking tables, features on gaming festivals etc.

The strategy guides for Persona 4 and Derby Stallion are featured this week. For those who needs desperate help, the comprehensive guide is ready to your rescue.

Aside from information on released games, this magazine has detailed descriptions on four much anticipated up coming releases on the DS, these games are:

  • Chocobo to mahou no ehon - majo to shoujo to gonin no yuusha
  • Cid to Chocobo no fushigi na dungeon - toki wasure meikyuu
  • Disney's newest action RPG - Spectrobes
  • Tongari boushi to mahou no 365 tachi.
Accompanying these descriptions are scoop interviews with these games' developers, you know you will not be able to read these anywhere else!

There is a synopsis on the latest The Mummy movie and an interview with the idol Katsura Asami, so it has about everything you need for your entertainment purposes. This issue of Weekly Famitsu (number: 1023) is in stock today, shipping for US$ 7.90 only.

Play-Asia.com has started offering this weekly magazine again since last week, and although subscription services have stopped, you can buy the up coming one or two issues via the preorder system.

Please click here for the full list of Weekly Famitsu magazines available at Play-Asia.com. Aside from Weekly Famitsu, we are offering Famitsu Wave and Acardia and are currently scouting out more gaming magazines for your entertainment purposes.



Also in stock today:

Xbox360™
Forza Motorsport 2 (Platinum Collection)JPN US$ 24.99 1-2w
Unreal Tournament IIIUS N/A sold

Xbox360™ Accessories
HORI Real Arcade Pro.EXJPN N/A sold


Nintendo DS™
AMF Bowling PinbustersUS US$ 24.90 5-15d

Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Mini AC Adaptor Lite (Multi Volt)JPN US$ 14.90 1-2w


PC Games
Cleopatra: A Queen's DestinyASIA N/A sold
Mountain Bike AdrenalineASIA N/A sold
Napoleon's CampaignsASIA US$ 34.90 1-5d
Perry Rhodan: Myth of the IllochimASIA US$ 34.90 1-5d
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2008ASIA N/A sold
Supreme Ruler 2020ASIA US$ 34.90 1-5d


Game Guides
Civilization Revolution Official Strategy GuideUS N/A sold
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Official Strategy GuideUS N/A sold
Ninja Gaiden 2 Perfect GuideJPN US$ 21.90 5-15d




New toy arrivals:

Bible Black 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Rika ShirakiJPN N/A sold




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