19. Jul, 2005 11:33 (HKT)

Shipping today: The King of Fighters NeoWave, namCollection (Asia), Shinten Makai: Generation of Chaos V (PS2™) and Tenchi no Mon / Heaven Key Earth Gate (PSP™/Asia)

Taking a step into technical enhancement of the King of Fighter Series, The King of Fighters NeoWave is the very first port of the series based on Sammy's Atomiswave arcade hardware.

The title features all 43 playable characters that can be found in the original, plus 5 additional ones, which are exclusively available in the home version only. Three performance modes can be selected, which includes a "super cancellation mode", "guard break mode" and a "MAX2 mode".

The game supports online matching using the KDDI Multimatching BB service. A character edit mode lets you customize the color palette of the characters to use online.

SNK Playmore's The King of Fighters NeoWave for PlayStation2™ is in stock today shipping at US$ 64.90. An arcade based Original Sound Track album is available at US$ 19.90. A special Consumer Arrange Tracks Version is on preorder to ship on August 24th at US$ 27.90 respectively.

From the publisher: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company's founding, Namco is thanking gamers for their support with a commemorative "namCollection" game release. In this compilation, five popular previous Namco releases have found space, including "Ridge Racer", "Tekken", "Ace Combat 2", "Klonoa: Door to Phantomile" and "Mr. Driller".

Besides the inclusion of the original works, a new "Museum Mode" has been added to each single title. This mode contains (depending on each individual game): SuperPlay movies of the various courses, selected character illustrations, explanation of the planes and terms and more. This rare and hard-to-get special content should not be missed by any gamer who has loved the original.

The classical namCollection PlayStation2™ compilation is in stock today shipping as Asian release version at US$ 38.90 only. The Japanese version is expected during the next few days.

From the publisher: The world in the game consists of 3 different realms, advanced both mechanically and magically "Underground World"; the "Aboveground World" full of knights and mages; "Sky World" where gods and devils coexist. The main character who resides in the underground world, Kuon, is an adventure-loving pupil in a military school.

As successor to the "Shinten Makai" series and with an even more enhanced game system, combined with the new world, what kind of sparks will fly? What ending will result? These are all up to you the player to explore by yourself!

Compared to previous works of the series, Generation of Chaos V contains more details. The map has been changed into 3D style, from which new strategic elements arise. Further, events on the map have been enriched including "volcano eruptions", sudden appearance of "giant beasts" and more.

Mixed troop types can be used during combat, such as "warrior and musketeer", "knight and mage", "soldier and hunter" and many more Depending on the combination, different attacks can be performed together. Up to 30 vs. 30 battles are supported at a time.

Idea Factory's strategic PlayStation2™ title Shinten Makai: Generation of Chaos V is shipping today as regular version (US$ 64.90) as well as Limited Edition (US$ 95). The title song "Chaos of Love" - performed by Splash Candy is available at US$ 9.90 only.

From the publisher: With the oriental-flavoured world – "Ouka" as the stage, Tenchi no Mon is an action RPG with unexpected plot developments just like sword fighting novels and focuses on smooth and elegant swordplay! Exquisite and detailed drawn beautiful images make people hold their breath, opening up whole new horizons, while the elaborate and elegant real-time combat system, which allows one to fell lots of enemies in one go, add excitement and coolness to this adventure. The depiction of the heroic plot, not only illustrates the main character's openhearted chivalrous character; the vow swearing at the sunset scene further shows his admirable goal of reviving martial contests.

All the sword styles in the game are recorded in a class of tolls known as "Sword Manual". The player has to try to acquire these sword manuals first before he can use the corresponding sword styles, which can be further developed into exciting "Record of Martial Skills (combination moves)". With more than 150 sword manuals, the use of glowing light to illustrate the flight of the sword, sword styles that are displayed in sword dances, the interaction between the five schools, the one-strike-kill Ki skills and other elements bring a lot of shocking diversions to combat. Besides the original combination moves, the player can also use his mind to choose the sword manuals he likes to create freely unique "Record of Martial Skills". The Ad-Hoc mode can be used to exchange sword manuals with other players or to fight with one another. This system full of welcome changes, not only retain the smoothness and speed of the action elements, but also, at the same time, creates the fun created by the many things that are controlled at will by the player.

Sony's PSP™ action RPG Tenchi no Mon (aka. Heaven Key Earth Gate) is shipping today as Asian release version at US$ 49.90. The Japanese version will arrive in the next few days and is priced at US$ 52.90. Also a very few copies of Enterbrain's Famitsu PS2! No. 7/8 PSP Special Vol.2 (w/ Tenchi no Mon UMD demo) are still in stock at US$ 18.90.


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