10. Dec, 2004 20:54 (HKT)

Shipping today: Viewtiful Joe 2 (JPN), Ridge Racer DS, Mario Party 6 (& more US games), Famitsu PSP Special, GBA SP & Pokemon Keychains & more

Capcom's quirkiest action superhero once again takes center stage in this engaging action brawler that has new moves, aplayable heroine, and inventive character designs with gameplay that perpetuates more punch and style than its predecessor.

At the beginning of this new adventure, we find Joe and his girlfriend, Silvia, ready to face even tougher enemies and greater challenges. This time around, not only will gamers be able to play as Joe, but as Silvia right off the bat as well. In addition to being equipped with her pompoms, Silvia will be packing some heat as she wields a projectile weapon to help defeat the encroaching evil that lurks in the shadows.

Keeping to the stylized yet richly detailed visuals, Viewtiful Joe 2 stays true to its masterfully crafted roots and delivers an even more brilliant and polished videogame. New cinematic visual effect (VFX) powers, such as "Replay" which allows gamers to repeat a part of the action for heroic results, have been implemented to help solve ingenious puzzles, defeat unique yet relentless enemies and add variety to gameplay: Spanning across an increased number of stages and environments including a jungle, snowy mountains and outer space, Viewtiful Joe 2 incorporates more impressive quasi 2D/3D action with over 40 new types of adversaries to obliterate. The not-so-average-Joe will once again break the gaming mold and deliver an experience unlike any other with his polished martial arts attacks, high-flying acrobatics, and compelling storyline.

Available as US Gamecube™ version for a while, we have today also started shipping the Japanese versions available for Gamecube™ and PlayStation2™ today.

Race into action with Ridge Racer for the Nintendo DS™. From the series you know and love, Ridge Racer for the Nintendo DS offers a whole new experience to racing fans with true analog steering through the Nintendo DS touch screen, up to 6-player multiplayer races, various exciting single-player racing modes and more. For the first time a portable system is truly capable of 3D graphics, allowing for the player to become immersed in the detailed realistic environments.

Ridge Racer DS offers all the fast-paced action you've come to expect from the Ridge Racer name - now in the palm of your hands on the Nintendo DS™.

Finally NDS™ software is on the way, Namco's racer Ridge Racer DS is in stock now at US$ 49.90 as long as supply lasts.

Additional US version Nintendo™ titles (for NDS/GBA/NGC) restocked or new in stock today include:

Spider-Man 2US US$ 49.90
Urbz: Sims in the City DSUS US$ 49.90
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesUS US$ 39.90
Mario Party 6US US$ 59.90

Celebrating the launch of Sony's PSP™ handheld, the Japanese publisher Enterbrain has released a Famitsu PS2! PSP special issue today. On 100 pages, the magazine introduces the upcoming PSP™ hardware and software lineup. Next to a thorough PSP™ handheld review with lots of pictures of the device, a total of 42 PSP™ titles are being covered with screenehots and description (in Japanese). A LCD cleaner strap is included a bonus gift shipping along with the magazine.

The Famitsu PS2! No. 1/14 PSP Special is in stock now and available as long as supply lasts at US$ 9.90 only. Please note that this item is restricted to a maximum of 2 copies per customer due to limited availability.

Further selection of toy and miscellaneous related items from today:

Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance Konami Figure Collection US$ 8.90
Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty Konami Figure Collection US$ 8.90
Gameboy Advance SP & Pokemon Keychain - Type A: Torchic Orange US$ 6.90
Gameboy Advance SP & Pokemon Keychain - Type B: Black US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP & Pokemon Keychain - Type C: Pearl Blue US$ 5.90
Gameboy Advance SP & Pokemon Keychain - Type D: Purple US$ 5.90
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Beginners's Edition Vol.2JPN US$ 2.99
Iyashi Shigekix Gummi [single pack] US$ 1.99
Tensai Shigekix Gummi [single pack] US$ 1.99
Genki Shigekix Gummi [single pack] US$ 1.99


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