02. Aug, 2005 13:43 (HKT)

Shipping today: Bleach: Selected Soul Bleach, Grandia III, Armored Core: Last Raven, Summon Night EX Thesis, Taiko no Tatsujin Super Animehit & Portable, Pokemon XD, soundtracks & much more

Based on the popular Japanese anime series, Sony brings the Bleach franchise to PlayStation2™. After the previous PSP™ head to head fighting game, Bleach: Selected Soul is an all-new 3D action game.

In a mission-clearing 3D action game format, you will select your main character along with a supporting one to defeat the oncoming enemies. Famous characters from the original anime, including Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Uryu Ishida and Yasutora Sado are selectable from the beginning; many hidden characters are unlockable throughout the game! Each character has its unique attack styles and special moves.

To deliver excitement close to the original, the original author Kubo Taito has been involved in the production of this game. Additionally all original voices have been adopted from the anime as well.

Bleach: Selected Soul is in stock today shipping as Asia release version at US$ 59.90 only. The Japanese release version will be due in the next few days at US$ 64.90 respectively.

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    The Grandia RPG series finally receives a sequel. For the first time ever, the game play (including the map design) is presented fully in 3D, resulting in more beautiful and delicate graphical performance. In addition, new systems and the spectacular aerial combo as well as many new elements that many fans of the series will like have been included.

    The "Ultimate Action Battle" system from the first of the series has evolved into a new breakthrough system. You will experience counterattacks, cooperation between party members, an all new "Aerial Combo" system, a "Strategy Advice System" and much more. In this way, the player can now experience even more ferocious and pitched battles!

    The game's overall producer is still the series' staple Hidenobu Takahashi, while the main scenario writer is Takahiro Hasebe from Grandia I. The moving music has still taken charge by Grandia series' Noriyuki Iwadare!

    Square-Enix's PlayStation2™ RPG Grandia III is in stock today shipping as Asia release version at US$ 74.90. The Japanese counterpart is due within the next few days at US$ 79.90. The game's main theme In the Sky (performed by Miz) is on sale as regular version and first print Limited Edition (containing a Bonus DVD).

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    From Software's "Armored Core" series is back on PlayStation2™, with a 3D robot fighting action style game. While all major features, including the fine adjustment of the machines have been retained, an all-new plot and further additions have been included. Only 24 hours remain before the commencement of the last big war. Can you the player successfully survive?

    In this 10th installment of the series, you can choose from 500 useable parts, with newly added high performance parts numbering up to 20 and assemble your own mech. Whether its a high firepower moving tank type, a balanced basic type or super light high-speed AC, it lies in your own hands.

    In a new VR Coliseum mode, you can compete with 30 other Ravens, earning money to further modify your AC as well as strive for better world ranking. Through more than 12 variable missions, you can fight for multiple endings, depending on the patch you choose.

    From Software's Armored Core: Last Raven is shipping today as Asia release version at US$ 59.90 only. The Japanese version will be in shortly at US$ 64.90. Also available is Hori's official Armored Core Last Raven Memory Card 8MB (US$ 36.90) and the Armored Core Last Raven Original Soundtrack album (US$ 21.90).

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    Taiko no Tatsujin Super Animehit is the latest addition to Taiko's drum music series, this time containing a compilation of childhood anime songs. The game includes 40 of gamers' favorite anime songs.

    The traditional game play has been retained, including the simple operation of hitting the drums at the right timing in accordance to the music.

    Some of the songs included in this title are "Galaxy Express 999’s The Galaxy Express 999", "Bleach's D-tecnoLife", "Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Cruel Angel's Thesis", "Detective Conan’s Hoshi no Kagayaki yo", "Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny's Bokutachi no Ikikata", "Magister Nagi Magi's Happy Material", "One Piece's Kokoro no Chizu", "Naruto's No boy, No cry", "Rockman EXE Stream's Be Somewhere!" and many more.

    Don't miss out on Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin Super Animehit, shipping today at US$ 44.90 only (Asia release version). The game is also available and expected in the next few days as Japanese version (US$ 48.90) and Japanese version with official drum controller. The game is enjoyed best with the official Taiko no Tatsujin Controller. The Taiko no Tatsujin Super Animehit Original Soundtrack is on preorder to ship on August 24th at US$ 24.90 only (published by Columbia Music).

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    The Summon Night series, having its position in the SRPG genre cemented, is reborn as another genre, Action RPG! Besides retaining the battle style of summoning creatures and lots of puzzle-solving elements, you can now enjoy the thrills of freely controlling the characters to battle with enemies. Can you control the main characters, a boy and a girl, sharing the same body, to effectively make use of the summoned creatures and the colourful sword skills, in order to overcome the difficulties ahead so as to unravel all the mysteries?

    Although this is the first time that the series has been switched to action RPG style, special care has been taken in the systems area to ensure that the playability and difficulty parts are adjusted appropriately. No matter of your age, you can rest easy and play the game quite effortlessly. All the characters, friend and foe, are presented in cute cartoon style, with no hint of bloody violence.

    Banpresto's Summon Night EX Thesis: Yoaku no Tsubasa is available today at US$ 64.90 only.

    D3's 2in1 series is delivering an action packed combination, suitable for all fans of the 2D shooting game. The 2-disc pack contains the once-popular vertical scrolling shooting game classic – "Double Shienryu", and "The Helicopter" in which one controls a radio-controlled mini helicopter to freely roam the streets!

    The Double Shienryu disc contains "Shienryu", a relaxing and simple vertical scrolling shooting game as well as "Shienryu Explosion", which was reworked and has detailed 3D displays.

    In "The Helicopter", you use the left analog stick (forward and backward motion/ left and right turning) and the right analog stick (rise and descend/ horizontal side moving), to experience the flying of a RC mini helicopter to clear missions in the game. There are a total of more than 20 missions.

    D3's Simple 2000 Series 2-in-1 Vol. 5: The Shooting & The Helicopter is available today at a budget price of US$ 25.90 only.

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    Namco's drum rhythm game series is coming for the PSP™. Fully illustrating the characteristics of the handheld console, you can now bring music gaming fun anywhere with you.

    A total of 38 songs are selectable, including 10 J-Pop, 7 Anime, 4 Variety, 4 Classical and 8 Namco Original Songs. Via W-LAN, up to 4 persons can play at the same time and even 2 persons can play on one console alone! An all-new Taiko song festival with a totally different feeling is waiting for you!

    Some of the songs included in this title are "Porno Graffiti's neo-melodramatic'", "Orange Range's Hana", "Mi's Mirai no Chizu", "Ai Otsuka's Sakuranbo" (J-Pop), the theme song of the drama series "Gokusen", "D-51's", "No More Cry" as well as the anime based theme songs of "Fullmetal Alchemist", "Asian Kung-Fu Generation's Rewrite", "Mobile Suit Gundam Seed", "T.M. Revolution's ignited" and many more. 4 hidden songs are to be revealed during the game.

    Namco's Sony PSP™ game Taiko no Tatsujin Portable is shipping today as Asia release version at US$ 49.90 only. The Japanese version is anticipated to arrive before end of this week and on sale at US$ 52.90.

    Return to Orre for a new role-playing game in an expansive setting with a sinister plot and characters the likes of which have never been met before. With Eevee as your companion, you'll seek to unravel the mystery of Shadow Lugia. The fate and welfare of Pokémon lies in your ability to Snag and Purify them before it's too late!

    Pokemon XD (Extra Dimension) takes place five years after the events that transpired in Pokemon Colosseum. Controlling a young Pokemon Trainer named Michael, your objective is to thwart the evil plans of Cipher -- a ruthless organization bent on using Shadow Pokemon to take over the world.

    Nintendo's Pokemon XD: Yami no Senpuu Dark Lugia (aka. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness) for Gamecube™ is in stock today shipping at US$ 59.90 only.

    Product features:
    • Experience intense 3D Pokemon action in a full-scale RPG!
    • Snag and purify a wide variety of Shadow Pokemon!
    • Unravel the mystery of Shadow Lugia and overthrow Cipher's evil plans.
    • Master your two-on-two battle skills against Cipher's toughest goons.
    • Import Pokemon from your GBA Pokemon games and watch them battle in full 3D.

    Further video game releases in stock today:

    Generation of Chaos 3 (IF Collection) (PS2™)JPN US$ 34.90 sold
    [Hg] Hydrium (PSP™)ASIA US$ 49.90 sold

    Some of this week's music highlights, including video game & anime based soundtracks and J-Pop releases shipping today:

    Angelique Eternity Vocal Selection (~Nobutoshi Kanna, Nobio Tobita, Tomokazu Sugita, ...)JPN US$ 23.90 5-15d
    Fairyland [CD+DVD] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)JPN US$ 17.90 5-15d
    Gong (Super Robot Taisen Alpha 3: To the End of the Galaxy Theme Song) (~JAM Project)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
    Happy Material (~Mahoragakuen Chutobu 2-A)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
    Kimi wa Boku ni Niteiru (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Ending Theme) (~See-Saw)JPN US$ 11.90 sold
    Naruto Ondo [Limited Pressing] (~Uzumaki Naruto (Junko Takeuchi))JPN US$ 9.90 sold
    Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpytrot Original SoundtracksJPN US$ 27.90 sold
    Radio DJ CD Oh! Naruto Nippon Vol.10JPN US$ 24.90 5-15d
    Sakura Taisen V - Saraba Itoshiki Hito yo - Vocal Collection New York Kayo ZenshuJPN US$ 29.90 sold
    Speed (Naruto Ending Theme) (~Analog Fish)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
    Twinkle Star Sprites -La Petite Princesse- SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 sold

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