22. Apr, 2008 19:03 (HKT)

Charge forward to the battle field with Senjou no Valkyria, get involved in ninja wars with Naruto: Shinobi Retsuden II, play drums with the taikos in Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS, date SNK characters in Days of Memories2 & more!

The stage is set in Europe around 1930s. In this alternate universe, Europe was split into the “Empire” and the “Union” and for years and years, these two superpowers have been seeking to unify Europe through a large scale war, named European War II (E.W.II). Heroes often emerge in these chaotic times, and in a small, neutral country, Galia, such a young man came forward to join the fight.

Galia was falling under the onslaught of the Empire's overwhelming forces, but before the enemies could take the capital, Welkin Gunther, the leader of a small army faction thwarted the military giant's plans and entered historical records as a hero.

The screens in the game are filled with a dusky tint, the lines are smooth and the palette is subdued yet warm. Aside from its distinctive graphics, the sounds in the game is just as impressive. The epic storyline coupled with the rich graphics and sounds supported by the third generation consoles creates a world that players immerse themselves fully into.

Senjou no Valkyria is a turn based RPG that combines strategy with action. Proceed with the game the way you read a history book. Read the text and get involved in the battle parts, depending on the options you have chosen or the battles you have fought, the game rewards you with more chapters to your “book”.

Sega's much anticipated tactical RPG Senjou no Valkyria and its Limitex Box edition for PlayStation3™ is in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese versions for respectively US$ 69.90 and US$ 129.90 only.

The Limitex Box edition comes with a special model of the motor tank Edelweiss, a figure of the heroine Alicia Melchiott and a World Guide containing all information with regards to the game.

The US version of Valkyria Chronicles is arriving in September and is available for preorders for US$ 64.90 only.

The second installment of Naruto: Shinobi Retsuden is out. This newest installment to the popular action fighter series is a much larger scale game than than its predecessor, with smoother graphics (60 frames per second) more characters to choose from and a 3D stage. Aside from introducing a newly improved gaming experience, the old, well loved features are preserved. By enabling the Wi-Fi on your DS, connect to another player and see who's the better ninja amongst the two of you.

The controls are simple and are perfectly suitable for complete beginners or younger players. Launch powerful attacks through mashing the buttons or revitalize your player character through touching the icons on the lower screen with your stylus.

TakaraTomy's hit ninja fighting game Naruto: Shinobi Retsuden II for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.

Please check here for a list of all other Naruto franchised products at Play-Asia.com.

This time, the keywords associated with taikos include “big adventures”, “the appearance of rivals” and “Away from Dojo mode”. While leading adventures amongst the seven islands, get in touch with all the taiko characters. Converse and duel with others, proceed through the adventures and progress with the plot! New fun is ahead!!

First time in this series: Opponents, Com, make an appearance. Their nastiness troubled the taikos and what are their up to? Duel with them through a concert and find out!

Namco's popular rhythm action game Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.

The first game Taiko no Tatsujin DS is also available at Play-Asia.com at US$ 48.90 only.

Hori released a Taiko no Tatsujin Stand Set DS and is sold for US$ 24.90 only. Now you can play the Taiko Tatsujin games on your DS the way you play real Taikos.

A Taiko Tatsujin Original Soundtrack will be released next month and is available for pre-order at Play-Asia.com, be sure to check back soon for more information.

Additional music tracks from Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess Original Soundtrack are recorded into this CD.

Final Fantasy XI is the first major online game Square Enix developed for this quintessential RPG series. Although the game was released years ago it is still going strong because the it is constantly evolving.

Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess opened up new fields for gamers to explore and whole new storylines. To bring out the essence of the game, Mizuda Naoshi composed a set of themes that fit the game and bring out the fantasy in the listener's everyday life.

Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess Original Soundtrack is in stock today and is sold for US$ 19.90 only.

Final Fantasy XI: Wings Of The Goddess is available in these versions:

Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the GoddessUS N/A sold
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the GoddessJPN US$ 41.90 1-2w

Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the GoddessUS N/A sold
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the GoddessJPN N/A sold

Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess (DVD-ROM)US US$ 24.99 1-2w

Please look here for the complete list of Final Fantasy music at Play-Asia.com.

Play-Asia.com has a whole treasure trove of Final Fantasy related goods, please take a look at this list to find the ones you desire.

The brand new white colored Gamecube™ Controller combines aesthetics and functionality. The color white goes well with your Wii console, and it is ergonomically designed so that even the most hard core of gamers can hold on to the controller and play all day comfortably.

Although Nintendo Wii™ is an innovative and extremely fun system, not all games, especially arcade and Gamecube™ games are designed to fully utilize the best aspects of the Wiimote and Nunchaku. So Nintendo developed this controller to remedy this frustrating situation.

The white Gamecube™ controller is compatible with both Gamecube™ and Nintendo Wii™ consoles and is in stock today. It is sold at the same price as the Asian purple version at US$ 24.90 only, while the US platinum version is sold at US$ 28.90 only.

Days of Memories2 features the last three games in the Days of Memories series. Like its predecessor, the SNK characters show up, not as fighters, but as potential partners for romantic dates. The games included in this package are: Days of Memories – Kare to watashi no atsui natsu, Days of Memories – Koi wa good job and Days of Memories – Junbaku no tenshi tachi.

Days of Memories – Kare to watashi no atsui natsu is the only installment in the series for girls. It takes place during the heroine's second year of high school. The game is without a specific plot since the love story between the heroine and her crush is decided by the player.

Days of Memories – Koi wa good job takes on a more mature route as the characters are adults instead of teenagers and it features the conflicts between a person's career and their romance. The hero is a cameraman and his relationship with the ladies from SNK's series is awkward, yet sweet.

Days of Memories – Junbaku no tenshi tachi has the strongest plot twists in the series. It is filled with horror, thrilling and suspenseful elements. It takes place in a large hospital with secrets buried under its pure white exterior. Solve the mystery and discover the tragic pasts of the girls before the evil that lurks in the wings of the hospital overtakes them.

SNK Playmore's fun dating game Days of Memories 2 for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today, shipping as region free Japanese version for US$ 48.90 only.

The predecessor of this game, Days of Memories is also in stock at Play-Asia.com and is available for US$ 29.90 only.

Once again, Arashi (English "storm"), blows away critics and fans. With their eighth original album Dream a Live, Arashi further establishes their position as an all time favorite boy band. The original album carries two their latest hit singles "Happiness" and "Step and Go". With a selection of high quality pop songs, dance tunes and ballads, this music album is suitable for all sorts of occasions and seasons.

Arashi's Dream A Live [Limited Edition] have been presold even before its release date, this alone shows how immensely popular this boy band is. Dream A Live [standard edition] is in stock today and available at US$ 28.90 only.

Also in stock today:

Nintendo Wii™
Osouji Sentai Clean KeeperJPN US$ 19.99 1-2w
Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 29.99 1w

Nintendo Wii™ Accessories
Cyber Gun Attachment VibrationJPN N/A sold

Castle Fantasia: Arihato Senki (Best Edition)JPN N/A sold
Fuuraiki (nice price!)JPN US$ 54.99 1w
Fuuuraiki 2 (nice price!)JPN US$ 27.90 1-2w
Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki (Atlus Best Collection)JPN US$ 54.90 1w
Majommusume A La Mode II (Best Edition)JPN US$ 34.90 1w
Rim Runners (nice price!)JPN US$ 17.99 1w

Nintendo DS™
Akko de Pon! Ikasama HouroukiJPN US$ 10.99 1w
Custom Beat Battle: Draglade (Banpresto Best)JPN US$ 19.90 1w
DS Toukemuri Suspense Series: Free Writer TouyakoJPN US$ 24.99 1w
Dekitayo! Mama, Wannyon Club: Onna no KoJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Dekitayo! Mama, Wannyon Club: Otoko no KoJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Minna no DS Seminar: Ongaku RyokuJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Mokushise! Zenko Kutaikai!! Let's! Brass!!JPN US$ 34.99 1w
Nihongo Kentei DSJPN N/A sold
Nippon Suugaku Kentai Kyoukai Kounin: Suken DS - Otona ga Kaikenai!? Kodomo no SansuuJPN N/A sold
Oyaku de Asoberu DS Ehon: Ukkari PenelopeJPN N/A sold
Puzzle Mate: Crossword MateJPN US$ 33.99 1-5d
Puzzle Mate: Nanpure MateJPN US$ 39.90 1w
Puzzle Mate: Oekaki MateJPN N/A sold
Rekiken DSJPN US$ 37.90 1-2w
Tantei Jinguuji Saburo DS: Keinai KokoroJPN US$ 44.99 1w
That's QTJPN US$ 40.99 1w
Yattaman DS: Bikkuridokkiri Daisakusen da KoronJPN US$ 59.90 1-5d
Yume Neko DSJPN N/A sold

Nintendo DS™ Accessories
DS Card Case Mini Chocolat (Bitter)JPN N/A sold
DS Card Case Mini Chocolat (Milk)JPN N/A sold
DS Card Case Mini Chocolat (Raspberry)JPN N/A sold
DS Lite Case Chocolat (Bitter)JPN N/A sold
DS Lite Case Chocolat (Milk)JPN N/A sold
DS Lite Case Chocolat (Raspberry)JPN N/A sold

Sony PSP™
I Am LegendJPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Mystereet PortableJPN US$ 61.90 1w
Vantage Master PortableJPN US$ 29.99 1-5d

Sony PSP™ Accessories
Car Stand + Car Adapter SetJPN N/A sold

New toy arrivals:

Impact Model series Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Pre-Painted Diecast Figure: Gurren LagannJPN N/A sold
Night Shift Ward 2 Vol.2 Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Mana Kazama (DX Version Type A)JPN N/A sold
Night Shift Ward 2 Vol.2 Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Mana Kazama (DX Version Type B)JPN N/A sold
Night Shift Ward 2 Vol.2 Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Mana Kazama (Normal Verison)JPN N/A sold
Resinya Spice and Wolf 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Wise Wolf HoloJPN N/A sold
Resinya Zero no Tsukaima 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: LouiseJPN N/A sold
Tandem Twin Animal Girls Dog 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: AnneroseJPN N/A sold

An excerpt of new Music & Movie arrivals:

Amano Masamichi Meets Sega - Best & Suisogaku Version (~Masamichi Amano)JPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
Ame Ato [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~W-inds.)JPN N/A sold
Chocolat (~Kaya)JPN N/A sold
Don't Stay (~Nami Tamaki)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Don't Stay [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Nami Tamaki)JPN N/A sold
Donna Ni Tokutemo (~Juju)JPN US$ 14.99 5-15d
Hide Our Psychommunity (~Hide)JPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Namida No Iro [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Cute)JPN N/A sold
Naruto Shippuden The Movie (~Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, ...)JPN US$ 39.90 5-15d
Naruto Shippuden The Movie [Limited Edition] (~Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, ...)JPN N/A sold
Re / Oblivious [Limited Edition] (~Kalafina)JPN N/A sold
Single V Resonant Blue (~Morning Musume)JPN US$ 14.90 5-15d
Time Hollow Ubawareta Kako Wo Motomete Original SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
Triangler (Macross Frontier Intro Theme) (~Maaya Sakamoto)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
We Ate The Machine [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Polysics)JPN N/A sold


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