28. Feb, 2006 14:48 (HKT)

Shipping today: Pop'n Music 12, Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou, Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C. (PS2™), Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana, Shunkan Puzz Loop, Blade Dancer, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth & more

The Pop'n Music saga continues with release of the series' 12th adoption. The sound selection this time covers lots of popular TV and anime tunes, plus a number of hidden tracks. A new easy "Enjoyment Mode" has been implemented for those who are new to the series. A "network VS mode" enables virtual fights and two mini games will round up the game.

The "Character Guide" and "Marathon" modes from the previous work have been implemented again, as well as a "Training" and "Freelancer" mode, making it the series' biggest pop'n music ever. Records can be shared via Internet ranking. A link mode with "GuitarFreaksV & DrumManiaV" and "Dance Dance Revolution Strike" exists.

Konami's Pop'n Music 12 is shipping today at US$ 64.90 only. The Pop'n Music 12 [Konamistyle Special Edition] is expected this Friday. The pop'n music 12 AC - CS pop'n music 10 soundtrack album is on sale at US$ 33.90 only.

The Pop'n Music series is best enjoyed with the official gear. Konami's Pop'n Music Controller 2 will be back in stock in the next few days, the pop'n music Arcade Style Controller is available for the hardcore gamers with extra cash available.

Previous Pop'n Music PlayStation2™ releases still in stock at Play-Asia.com:

Pop'n Music 11JPN US$ 110.99 1w
Pop'n Music 10 (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold
Pop'n Music 9 (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold
Pop'n Music 8 (Konami the Best)JPN N/A sold
Pop'n Music 7 (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 49.99 1w

Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou is a sequel to the Devil Summoner sub-series that was previously released on Sega Saturn™ and PlayStation™. The game is set in the early 20th century in Japan's Taishou era. You take the role as Kuzunoha Raidou the 14th, a Devil Summoner and detective. Just like previous games released under the Shin Megami Tensei series, Devil Summoner lets you summon demons into your party. You can take adventage of the creature's special abilities to help solve the quest. New this time is an improved battle system that mixes action elements with classical menu-based battles.

Atlus' Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou for PlayStation2™ is shipping today at US$ 64.90 only. Also make sure to check out other releases published under this series, such as Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (PSOne Books) and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner (Japanese/Asia) for PSP™.

Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C. contains characters from a total of eight classical Gundam Shows, including the original Gundam, Gundam ZZ, Gundam F91, Z Gundam and Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory. You take control of classical Gundam heroes, including main and sub-characters and pass through development of the storyline of each show. In the game's "Progress Mode", you can work through all eight titles using one original character only. After completing the game, you can view a new anime based off the original titles but produced using recent animation techniques.

Bandai's Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C. for PlayStation2™ is in stock today at US$ 64.90 only.

  • Explore more Gundam related products at Play-Asia.com.

    Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana is the first game as part of the World of Mana compilation launched by Square-Enix.

    In the middle of the island of Illusia stands the famous Tree of Mana. Several years ago, a great disaster took place at the base of the tree and many lives were lost, leaving the main characters as orphans. A brave young boy and girl used the Sword of Mana to save the world from disaster. Now, years later, the main characters set out to investigate the details of the event that took so many loved ones away from them.

    The game retains real-time battle mechanics of previous games in the Seiken Densetsu series, but is closely being modeled after Secret of Mana. The environments also retain the interactivity with weapons and items seen in certain Seiken Densetsu titles. New to the series is the Dual-Weapon system, which gives the player the ability to wield two weapons at once on the X and A buttons - a long range and short ranged weapon.

    Square-Enix's Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana for Nintendo DS™ is in stock today at US$ 48.90 only. Available at the same time are the following five Scratch Guard DS sticker sets, available at US$ 7.90 each only:

    Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana N/A sold
    Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana (Flick) N/A sold
    Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana (Pop) N/A sold
    Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana (Tumble) N/A sold
    Scratch Guard DS: Seiken Densetsu DS - Children of Mana (Wanderer) N/A sold

    Blade Dancer: Sennen no Yakusoku (also known as Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light) is a fantasy RPG featuring anime-style characters, animated movie sequences, 3D visuals and network play. You are taking the role as Shane, who is heading off to an island as part of your training. There you will meet Ferris, a girl who is in the midst of great trouble and needs help.

    Blade Dancer includes fully 3D fields, with a battle system slightly different from normal random encounter systems - strike a beast, and you'll end up entering battle. One of the main elements of the game is the "Crafting System," where you combine items that you have collected into new items. The game stores recipes for you, although the more adventurous will want to try out their own creations. The game also features networking systems for up to four players to connect together.

    Blade Dancer: Sennen no Yakusoku for PSP™ is shipping today as Chinese language Asia version at US$ 49.90 only. A Japanese version of the game will be in stock later this week at US$ 52.90 respectively.

    Further new video game arrivals in stock today:

    .hack Vol.1 & Vol.2 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 69.99 1w
    .hack Vol.3 & Vol.4 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 49.99 1-5d
    Dragon Ball Z 3 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN N/A sold
    Ichigeki Sacchuu!! HoiHoiSan (Konami the Best)JPN US$ 99.99 1-5d
    Mobile Suit Z-Gundam: AEUG Vs. Titans (PlayStation2 the Best)JPN US$ 40.99 1w
    Ninkyouden: Toseinin IchidaikiJPN US$ 24.90 1-2w
    Sega Ages Vol. 22: Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutch Dengeki Sakusen [Segadirect Deluxe Pack]JPN N/A sold
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The WardrobeJPN US$ 15.99 1w

    New video game related soundtrack releases in stock today:

    Samurai Champloo Original Sound TrackJPN N/A sold
    Symphonic Poem: Hope (Final Fantasy XII Main Theme) (~Taro Hakase)JPN US$ 9.99 5-15d
    Symphonic Poem: Hope (Final Fantasy XII Main Theme) [CD+DVD Limited Edition] (~Taro Hakase)JPN N/A sold
    Under Defeat -Sound Tracks-JPN N/A sold
    Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 35.99 5-15d

    Please note that Under Defeat -Sound Tracks- is a late arrival. The soundtrack is based on the Arcade Version of G.Rev's upcoming Dreamcast™ shooter.

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