15. Nov, 2004 19:31 (HKT)

Shipping today: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes & Mario Power Tennis (NGC™ US), The King of Fighters 2002 (Dreamcast™ DreKore series) and more

Retro Studios, producers of the wildly popular Metroid Prime, take Samus Aran on a terrifying journey. Galactic Federation Trooper Squad Bravo is missing; their last transmission-- a distress call from a rogue planet called Aether, located in the Dasha region.

Enter legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission: Locate the Federation troopers and render assistance. But what begins as a search and rescue mission becomes an intense, haunting sojourn to save a species from total genocide in a world caught in the maelstrom between dimensions of light and darkness.

Light Aether is the domain of the Luminoth, gentle beings with a unique and highly developed civilization. But when a great cataclysm tore the fabric of space and time, the Ing Horde were unleashed from Dark Aether, a dimensional echo of Light Aether. Now the Luminoth are under siege. The Ing send armies into Light Aether, absorb its lands into the clutches of Dark Aether, and possess the Luminoth's warriors. Only the Luminoth's four gigantic energy generators keep the Light World from collapsing. If the Ing seize control of the generators, the Light World will be extinguished forever. Samus embarks on her mission to defeat the Ing and restore peace to Aether.

But, as Samus will soon learn, an ominous shadow lurks in the darkness, a shadow which stealthily hunts the hunter...

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes shipping as Gamecube™ US version is in stock today and shipping at US$ 59.90 only. Today's supply is limited but more stock is expected throughout this week.

The wild multiplayer action of the smash Nintendo 64 hit, Mario Tennis, returns with even more powerful shots and new, character-specific power-ups guaranteed to make for the craziest matches ever.

Everyone's favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters are here! Donkey Kong and Bowser can hit insanely powerful Megaton Balls, finesse players like Shy Guy can use instant Tornado Returns and defensive masters like Luigi have all kinds of tricks in their bags.

Players of all ages can pick up the game and instantly start whacking tennis balls around and yet a deep level of skill awaits those willing to master it. Build up more and more skill points as you play to use stronger and stronger shots with all kinds of spin.

Mario Power Tennis is now available as Gamecube™ US version shipping at US$ 59.90.

Additional budget titles in stock today (1 late Dreamcast™ and 3 early Gamecube™ releases):

The King of Fighters 2002 (DreKore series)JPN US$ 28.90
Sonic Adventure DX (Best Price)JPN US$ 28.90
Billy Hatcher & The Giant Egg (Best Price)JPN US$ 28.90
Kaijuu no Shima: Amazing Island (Best Price)JPN US$ 28.90

As a small outlook for this week, we are expecting Pop'n Music 10 as well as a first batch of the Pop'n Music 10 [Limited Edition w/ controller] to ship tomorrow. Further Bemani titles such as beatmania IIDX 8th Style and DDR Festival Dance Dance Revolution are expected to arrive Wednesday/Thursday. Tomy's anime based Gamecube™ hit Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3 will start shipping on Thursday.


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