06. Mar, 2007 17:30 (HKT)

Shipping today: Karous (Dreamcast™), Def Jam Icon (Xbox360™), Eyeshield 21: Field no Saikyou Senshi Tachi (Wii™), Titan Quest: Immortal Throne & more

Karou comes from the young Japanese developer MileStone. Milestone has been responsible for two other recently released Dreamcast™ shooters -- Chaos Field and Radilgy. Both titles were also ported to Gamecube™ and PlayStation2™ later on.

Karous - which translates to 'Crow' in English - looks similar to Chaos Field and especially Radilgy, using many of the same gameplay mechanics of both games and featuring some of the cell-shading style used in Radilgy. The game is about a girl born of a union between an angel and a human. She gets firepower by gaining equipments like a sword, shield and guns. The graphics stick to the basics black and white palette of colours to give the game a gothic feel.

An initial shipment of Milestone's Karous / Crow for Dreamcast™ has arrived today, covering approx. 40% of all preorders. We are expecting a lot more supply by tomorrow, shipping at US$ 59.90 only. The Segadirect Edition release will be in stock on Friday.

With Sega shutting down the GD-ROM production, Karous is expected to be the last commercial Dreamcast™ game.

A number of selected Dreamcast™ releases, still in stock at Play-Asia.com:

Last Hope N/A sold
Trigger Heart ExelicaJPN N/A sold
Trigger Heart Exelica [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Under DefeatJPN N/A sold
Radilgy / Radirgy / Rajirugi [Segadirect Edition w/ Phone Card]JPN N/A sold
TrizealJPN N/A sold
Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio TangramJPN N/A sold

Official Dreamcast™ accessories available at Play-Asia.com:

Dreamcast ControllerEurope N/A sold
Dreamcast Visual Memory Card VMS/VMUEurope N/A sold

From the publisher: In collaboration with urban lifestyle powerhouse Def Jam Interactive, EA Chicago-the team behind the critically acclaimed EA SPORTS™ Fight Night series-is integrating hip hop culture and gaming like never before. With the hottest music seamlessly infused into the world around you, the game's environments pulsate, crumble, and explode to life with every bone-jarring beat. Time your attacks to the driving bass and use falling debris and exposed environmental hazards to pound your rivals.

Featuring an all-new single-player story, the game takes you deep into the life of a high-rolling hip hop mogul to build a record label, discover new superstars, and become a hip hop icon.

Infusing hip-hop music, culture and lifestyle into the gameplay, EA Chicago and Def Jam Interactive continue to push the boundaries of game development bringing unique and innovative content to the next generation of gaming, changing the way fighting games are played.

EA's Def Jam Icon for Xbox360™ is in stock today as English language NTSC/J encoded Asia release, shipping at US$ 44.90 only.

The PS3™ release version has been postponed for a few days due to a manufacturing problem. The same applies to NBA Street Homecourt. Both games are now estimated to be released within the next ten days.

Game features:
  • Music is Your Weapon-Beats trigger interactive hazards around you as your environment comes alive and reacts to the music. From exploding gas pumps to spinning helicopter propellers,
  • DJ Controls-Use the analog sticks like turntables to add beats, switch songs, and make music your weapon. Take control of the music to control the outcome of the fight!
  • Become a Hip Hop Icon-The story mode will allow you to build an empire and live the life of a music mogul by signing artists, managing their careers, and releasing their hit songs.
  • Hip Hop's Hottest Stars-Fight with or against the biggest stars in hip hop. Artists like Big Boi, The Game, Ludacris, Paul Wall, T.I., and more are all instrumental in your building a record label and becoming a hip hop icon.
  • Online Gameplay - Go head to head with friends across the country for the ultimate hip hop showdown.

From the publisher: Titan Quest: Immortal Throne is the action-packed expansion to the 2006 RPG hit, Titan Quest. Brian Sullivan, award-winning co-creator of Age of Empires and Titan Quest, continues the epic story across the dark and more sinister Underworld of Hades.

In this epic quest of good versus evil, players will encounter the greatest villains of Greek mythology, brave the attacks of Cerberus, and hazard the banks of the River Styx. Along with new foes, players will find new allies. Players will interpret the prophecies of the blind seer Tiresias, fight alongside Agamemnon and Achilles, and use the wiles of Odysseus to conquer this dark new adventure.

THQ's PC RPG game expansion pack Titan Quest: Immortal Throne is available today, priced at US$ 22.90 only. The Titan Quest Gold Edition is on preorder to ship later this month, containing the original release and expansion in one pack.

Game features:
  • 10 Additional Character Levels allows players to bring existing and new characters to new heights, along with higher level equipment and skills
  • 8 New Character Classes The expansion pack features an entirely new skill mastery, which combines with existing skill masteries to create eight new exciting character classes.
  • New Exotic Monsters and Locations Quest through exotic locations in the Mediterranean area and ultimately descend across the river Styx into the heart of Hades. Defeat terrifying new monsters on your way to victory!
  • Artifacts & Enchanters A new type of rare equipment that gives the player characters a powerful bonus. Plus, new non-player characters that can create artifacts from recipes.
  • More Unique Equipment Uncover hundreds of powerful new unique items and use Caravans to store them as you quest through the Underworld of Hades.

Also in stock today:

Power Smash 3 / Virtua Tennis 3JPN N/A sold

Nintendo Wii™:
Eyeshield 21: Field no Saikyou Senshi TachiJPN N/A sold

Sony PSP™:
Princess Crown (PSP the Best)ASIA N/A sold
Ratchet & Clank: Size MattersASIA N/A sold

Nintendo DS™:
Doraemon Compact Pouch DS Lite N/A sold
Doraemon Starter Kit DS Lite N/A sold
Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Makai Daibouken DSJPN US$ 48.90 1-5d
Yoshi's Island 2 / Yoshi's Island DSJPN N/A sold

Component AV Cable (2 meters / 6.6 ft.) US$ 2.29 24h

An excerpt of new Japanese CD/DVD releases:

Atomic Smile [Limited Edition] (~Jun (Phantasmagoria))JPN N/A sold
BoA Complete Clips 2004-2006 (~BoA)JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
BoA The Live - Ura BoA Kikase Kei (~BoA)JPN US$ 45.90 5-15d
Che.r.ry (~Yui)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Che.r.ry [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Yui)JPN N/A sold
Exile Evolution [CD+ 2 DVD Limited Edition] (~EXILE)JPN N/A sold
Glitter Loud Box [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~LM.C)JPN N/A sold
Journey [CD+DVD] (~W-inds.)JPN US$ 31.90 5-15d
Negima Song CD 2JPN N/A sold
One Piece Episode of Arabasuta Sabaku no Ojo to Kaizoku Tachi SoundtrackJPN N/A sold
One Piece Super BestJPN US$ 32.99 24h
One Piece Super Best [CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Prima Rosa [CD+DVD] (~Hitomi Shimatani)JPN US$ 37.90 5-15d
Sakura Biyori (~Mai Hoshimura)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari (~Ikimonogakari)JPN US$ 29.90 5-15d
Sakurairo (~Angela Aki)JPN US$ 11.90 5-15d
Sakurairo [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Angela Aki)JPN N/A sold
Silent Hill 20061125JPN N/A sold
Super Robot Taisen OG Divine Wars Original Soundtrack Vol.2JPN US$ 28.90 5-15d
Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 32.90 5-15d
Tokimeki Memorial Only Love Original Soundtrack Vol. 2JPN N/A sold
Very Beauty [Limited Edition] (~Berryz Koubou)JPN N/A sold
Wasuremono / Chack [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Ore Ska Band)JPN N/A sold

New toy releases:

Hoshi no Kirby Double Figures Candy ToyJPN N/A sold
Nana Yurarin Mascot Candy ToyJPN N/A sold
Naruto Collection Candy Toy - Strong Wind TransmissionJPN N/A sold
Sergeant Keroro Character Cell 5JPN N/A sold
Tandem Twin Animal Girls 1/6 Scale Painted PVC Action Figure - Leopard (Schell)JPN N/A sold
Tandem Twin Animal Girls Option Parts for Figure Leopard (Cloe)JPN N/A sold
Tandem Twin Animal Girls Option Parts Figure: Leopard (Schell)JPN N/A sold


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