20. May, 2005 20:07 (HKT)

Shipping today: Mushihimesama Original Sound Track (w/ Princess Reko Figure), Gradius V (Konami the Best) (PS2™), Pariah (Xbox™ Asia), Kasumi, Ninja Gaiden & Godannar toys

Being probably as excited as any true Shmup and especially Cave fan about the upcoming PlayStation2™ shooting port scheduled to ship July 21st, we have been able to offer a very special related item to reduce the long waiting time.

Strongly limited and only distributed through Cave's mobile phone order procedure in Japan, we have been able to make the Mushihimesama Original Sound Track available to all Cave fans worldwide at a very tempting cost priced at very similar level as distributed in Japan.

The soundtrack album contains 19 tracks with a total running time of approx. 59 minutes. Track 01-13 are based on the Original Ver., Track 14 on the Test Ver., Track 15 on the Mobile Ver. and Track 16-18 on the Arrange Ver. of the game. Track 19 contains an exclusive Voice Collection that did not make it into the final version of the game. Trying to put the soundtrack into words, it's indeed a very beautiful compilation, reminding us slightly about Amiga mods with a nice Japanese touch.

Every copy of the soundtrack ships including an approx. 16cm tall Princess Reko figure - the main character of the game.

The Mushihimesama Original Sound Track [Limited Edition w/ Figure] is in stock today shipping at US$ 44.90 as long as supply lasts. Please notice that due to limited availability, this product is restricted to a maximum order quantity of 3 units per customer.

To give everyone a better impression, we have further taken a couple of extra shots of the item. Click on each thumbnail for an enlarged shot or alternatively access the entire gallery here for easier browsing. Also make sure to check out Cave's interesting Promotion Video.

As final reminder and if you haven't done so yet, make sure to preorder your copy of the PlayStation2™ port, available as regular version (US$ 59.90) or Limited Edition (US$ 69.90). Latest is shipping including another Princess Reko Figure, which is confirmed to be different from the one that is included with the soundtrack album.

Based on the 1980s arcade and console game, Gradius V features the classic side-scrolling shooting gameplay with all-new elements, including new option controls, levels, weapons, and missions. You'll have access to a variety of upgradable power-ups that help you fight through seven expansive levels. For the first time in the Gradius series, you can play simultaneously with a friend and then check the Internet Ranking System to see if you've made the high-score list.

Konami's Gradius V is shipping today as budget Konami the Best reprint at US$ 32.90 only. Please note that this print no longer includes the VIC Viper booklet and Options Bonus DVD.

Product features:

  • Spectacular 3D graphics - the best looking Gradius ever.
  • New Option Controls feature adds depth and gameplay.
  • 7 expansive levels of exciting shooting action.
  • Classic Gradius action with new features and inspired level design.

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    Groove Gamer's first person Xbox™ shooter Pariah is in stock today shipping at US$ 44.90 only as Asian NTSC/J encoded release version.

    Toy related releases shipping today:

    Kasumi 1/6 Scale Painted Model (restock) US$ 89.90 sold
    Comic Party - 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure Mizuki Takase US$ 39.90 sold
    Ninja Gaiden Kureha - 1/6 Scale Pre-Painted Figure US$ 72.90 sold
    Shinkon Gattai Godannar Collection Figure US$ 6.90 sold

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