09. Aug, 2005 12:16 (HKT)

Shipping today: Sonic Gems Collection, Aoi no Tristia (Regular/Limited) - Naruto Ninja Solution Phone Strap Gashapon & G-Taste Trading Figure Vol.7: ~Baron Masquerade~ (toys)

From the publisher: The future of "Tristia", lies in your hands... . The PC based adventure game Aoi no Tristia, from the popular character designer "Komatsu Eji" and famous voice actors like "Kawasumi Ayako" is finally coming to PlayStation2™.

The game combines the invention of various items and the development of a city in a SLG portion, and an adventure portion with lots of characters interacting. Furthermore, all new event illustrations have been added and the operation interface has greatly been improved.

"Komatsu Eji", whose popularity is increasing nowadays, personally designed all the characters in the game, which are all depicted with a unique metallic dash but with a balanced and natural appearance. To be able to control these cute and elaborate characters to adventure all over the place is one of the strongest attractions of the game. Gamers who like the master's style should not miss this good opportunity.

In the game, the player takes the role as a newcomer to the invention workshop, aimed at restoring the city in the middle of the sea, "Tristia". In the progress of the game, the player has to listen to the voices of the people living in the city and finishes the assigned tasks. And so, the conflicts between the characters and the special events that result are rather rich and complex. Depending on the player's performance and choices, different endings can be expected.

One of the biggest features is the inventing part. The player starts as a greenhorn to the trade, and can only invent limited items, but with repeated tries and research, "recipe" for new items can be discovered. After successful research, you go into production time, where "ingredients" are needed. Every item comes with a "success rate", and if one fails, so does the production. One can sell the finished product to the selected venue, and according to the choice, the look of the town will change immediately!

Under the pressures of balancing income and expenditure and the risks of development, can you strike a balance to successfully restore the city to its original state or make it even better?

Published by Nippon Ichi, the PlayStation2™ adventure game Aoi no Tristia is available today shipping as regular edition (US$ 64.90) and Limited Edition (US$ 95 respectively, containing 2 bonus CDs). An Aoi no Tristia Soundtrack album (based on the earlier PC release of the game) is available at US$ 29.90 only.

From the publisher: Long-time Sonic fans, collectors, treasure hunters and newcomers to the series rejoice! The gem of all gems from the Sonic The Hedgehog family of products is coming this summer exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube®. Until now, these titles have only been available in the arcade, on Sega CD®, Sega Saturn® and PC.

Sonic Gems Collection™ includes:

Sonic CD™
Critically acclaimed Sonic CD makes its return debut only on GameCube! The fastest blue hedgehog travels through time to face off against the evil Metal Sonic. With cool moves and a smokin' hot soundtrack, you're in for an adventure of a lifetime!

Sonic the Fighters™
Join Sonic and your favorite cast of Sonic characters in this action-filled 3D arcade fighting game. Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Espio, Fang, Bean and Bark battle it out with Dr. Robotnik and the evil Metal Sonic in head-to-head or team battles. Get ready to rumble....Sonic style!

Sonic R™
In one of the craziest, comical races ever, Sonic and his friends push speed to the extreme! Speed demons, special hidden track smokers and blistering circuits make this a race that will have you coming back for more!

Game Gear Games
Six of the most popular Sonic Game Gear games of all time are also included:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ 2
  • Sonic Spinball™
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble™
  • Sonic Drift™ 2
  • Tails' Skypatrol™
  • Tails Adventures™

    Sega's Sonic Gems Collection is in stock today shipping as Gamecube™ and PlayStation2™ version at US$ 49.90 each only.

    New toy releases in stock today:

    G-Taste Trading Figure Vol.7: ~Baron Masquerade~ US$ 6.90 sold
    Naruto Ninja Solution Phone Strap Gashapon (full set) US$ 19.90 sold

    The Naruto Ninja Solution Phone Strap Gashapon contains the characters Gaara, Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke, Nara and Kakashi.

    Though it's a rather calm music/movie related week in Japan, a number of new soundtrack releases are shipping today. Also finally restocked has been the highly demanded Killer 7 Original Sound Track, published by Sony Music. Back in stock to ship within 24 hours...

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