14. Feb, 2005 17:20 (HKT)

Shipping today: Devil May Cry 3, Rumble Roses (PS2™), 10th Anniversay PlayStation & PlayStation2 All Soft Catalogue Special SaveData Collection (book/misc)

Several thousand years have passed since the demon warrior Sparda raised his sword against the unholy world to save the humanrace. Victorious and assured that evil forces had been confined, Sparda joined mankind and fathered Dante, a half human-half demon son infused with the power of a supernatural lineage. However, Dante was not the only son Sparda had sired. As devoted as Dante was to defeating the forces of evil, his twin brother, Virgil, was consumed by power and upheld the legacy of his sinister ancestors. One moonlit night, a mysterious tower materialized beside Dante's "Devil May Cry" investigative agency. On the rooftop stood his brother along with his inhuman minions goading Dante into a confrontation.

Devil May Cry 3 unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante's history, before the original Devil May Cry, to the fateful clash between Sparda’s twin sons, divided bythe divergence of their chosen paths. Along the way, Dante encounters formidable foes and unusual characters including a mysterious man named Arkham and a female hunter named Lady whose mission is to take down all demons, including Dante. These precursory events disclose the complex roots of Dante's character and reveal insight into his clouded past.

Devil May Cry 3 preserves the fast-paced action that has made the series so popular. In addition to its strong roots, the game increases the intensity of gameplay with a new "style" system, which adds an additional level of depth. Depending on preference, players can choose to use short-range, long-range, defensive or evasive play styles. Each system has its own range of gameplay features and players can choose to power up their favorite style for increased special attack abilities. The range of options available in Devil May Cry 3 immerses players in a non-stop, thrilling escapade.

An initial batch of Capcom's latest action game Devil May Cry 3 has arrived today and roughly 60% of all preorders were dispatched this late afternoon. Remaining preorders and possibly new orders will be shipped with the next shipment of the game, that is estimated to arrive this coming Wednesday. All preorders shipped today will include 1 out of 3 available DMC3 phone straps.

Still available for all fans of the series is also the low budget Devil May Cry (Mega Hits) at US$ 24.90 and Devil May Cry 2 (first print) at US$ 29.90 respectively. Toy collectors may take a look at Takara's Devil May Cry K.T and Devil May Cry 2 K.T Figure Collection (US$ 5.90 per randomly shipped figure). Hori's official Devil May Cry 3 Memory Card 8MB is expected later during this week.

Starring the sexiest female models ever to grace the ring, Rumble Roses - the first and only all-female wrestling game - is a sexy grappler set to deliver intense girl-on-girl wrestling action with jaw-dropping graphic detail. Each of these vicious vixens comes with an arsenal of moves, as well as a little jiggle in all the right places, that will knock gamers off their feet.

Available as English language NTSC/J encoded Korean version for a while, the official Japanese release version has been released today. Preorders are shipping this late afternoon, new orders are welcome at US$ 59.90 only.

To celebrate Sony's 10th PlayStation™ anniversary, Media Works has published a PS™/PS2™ software catalogue book in Japan. On approx. 385 pages, a total of around 5000 Japanese PlayStation™ and PlayStation2™ software releases from 1994 to 2004 have been listed up. Each single game includes a photograph of the front cover, release date & pricing information plus a short game description (in Japanese only of course). The most interesting releases are featured with additional screenshots and reviews based on the Japanese DPS magazine.

As bonus, the magazine includes 2 Save Data Collection discs (one suitable for PS One™, the other for PS2™) which contain a total of 1467 save games from assorted titles available for download to your memory card.

The 10th Anniversay PlayStation & PlayStation2 All Soft Catalogue Special SaveData Collection is a good investment for all video game collectors and fans of Japanese video games. Available now at US$ 39.90 only.


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