Thursday, November 01, 2007

FFVII 10th Anniversary Potion - New, In Stock

Ten years ago, Final Fantasy VII was released on the original Playstation and the game set hearts afire. Back then, we figured it was another RPG that would fade into relative obscurity by the time Final Fantasy VIII rolled around. Didn't turn out that way. FFVII featured a special mix of drama, characters, and events that crept into the deep, dark recesses of gamers the world over and resonated with a million souls. Or something to that effect.

The 10th Anniversary of Final Fantasy VII required a special toast and to make that toast, a unique drink had to be created. A carbonated drink. Preferably from Suntory, who also worked on the Final Fantasy XII potion from 2006 which gave the term "sickly sweet" its true meaning.

Based on the ingredient list for the new potion, it's a sweet caffeinated drink with the added thrill of bubbles that'll fizz and pop underneath a drinker's eager nostrils. We prefer the new packaging for the potions - durable aluminum cans decorated with the images of characters instead of the breakable bottles used for the FFXII potion.

A total of 16 different character cans weighing in at 350ml each is featured in the release and they're sold in factory cases of 24 cans per case. Nearly 5 million units of the potion was produced for the Japanese market so it's not limited run product by a long shot. Preorders and new orders will ship today. Pricing is set at US$7.50/can - please note that much of that cost is the overnight express shipping from overseas.

Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander 2nd - New, In Stock

Banpresto stokes the fires of the Super Robot Wars fanbase once more with a real-time tactical strategy game that moves in full blown 3D with views of the action that are up close and personal. Scramble Command 2nd features over 150 robots from 16 animation series including "Aura Battler Dunbine," "Chou Kishin Dancougar," "Getter Robo G," "Macross Z," "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny" and "Rahxephon" for a well rounded assortment of fighting machines to encounter and ally with.

At the outset of the game, the Dancougar crew (Shinobu Fujiwara, Masato Shibkibu, Sara Yuki, Ryo Shiba) encounter a robot named Habakiri and the Dancougar clashes with it in a head-to-head swipe. After a few seconds of midair pause, the Habakiri drops from the sky and crashes to the ground. Dancougar also suffers some damage and also plummets to terra. Both mechs recover however and the pilot of the Habakiri named Keiji Tachibana and his fellow rider Valentia Reanika befriend the Dancougar team and join forces. The first mission features a simple battle where the two robots battle squads of Zaku II mechs. The gameplay features automatic movement and fighting if one desires where the robots attack enemies on their own volition with minimal user input. «more»

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - New Import, In Stock

You can have your FIFA and the gloss. We want real soccer with superior controls, intelligent AI, and natural player movement where animated strikers trudge down the field with goal in their eyes. Konami's new PES 2008 is the latest release in a storied franchise that has ruled Europe with an iron grip for years. A new game system dubbed "TeamVision" allows the AI to analyze a player's style of movement and attack and counter accordingly with defensive maneuvers and offensive strikes. Opposing team players controlled by the AI will react quicker to happenings on the field and adjust their style of play so that "cheap" tricks won't necessarily work the second time around.

Preorders and new orders will ship today. Due to the plummeting value of the dollar against the British pound, please note that pricing is set at US$78 for this game.
Blame Bernanke.

Railfan: Taiwan High Speed Rail - New Import, In Stock

Twenty seven years after the concept of the Taiwan High Speed Rail twinkled in its creators' collective eyes and six years after construction started, the new railroad system opened on January 5, 2007. Spanning eight cities across western Taiwan from Taipei to Zuoying, service to five additional cities is planned in the next few years including Changhua and Yunlin. The first Railfan game for the PS3 has sold well to a contingent of devoted train-game fans and the second Railfan gives players the reins of a Shinkansen Super Express on the Taiwan HSR. The video used in Railfan was captured with a stationary high-definition camera mounted behind the windshield of the Super Express which spooled in 700 km of footage as the train ran through the entire HSR line both ways. In other words, if you're an aficionado of trains and Taiwan in general, you'll get to see the geography, sights, and landscape of Taiwan as it appears from the vantage point of a conductor who motors along at 290 km/h. «more»

Super Mario Galaxy - New Import, In Stock

From the Publisher
When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario gives chase, exploring bizarre planets all across the galaxy. The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step ... out into space. Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy.

: Mario, Peach and enemies new and old. How to progress through the game: Players run, jump and battle enemies as they explore all the planets in the galaxy. Since this game makes full use of all the features of the Wii Remote, players have to do all kinds of things to succeed: pressing buttons, swinging the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, and even pointing at and dragging things with the pointer.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features
: Since he's in space, Mario can perform mind-bending jumps unlike anything he's done before. He'll also have a wealth of new moves that are all based around tilting, pointing and shaking the Wii Remote.

Opoona - New Import, In Stock

From the Publisher
"Opoona" is the story of a boy who is a descendant of brave warriors, known as Cosmo Guards. These Cosmo Guards strive to maintain universal peace. During a trip to the planet Landroll, Opoona becomes separated from his family. His brother and sister are missing, while his parents are hospitalized with serious injuries. In order to search for his siblings, Opoona must get a job and a "license" to travel between colonies. Thus, Opoona's adventure begins as he struggles to establish a life for himself on this new planet. Opoona is a "lifestyle RPG". The player must adapt to a new environment, meet new people, get a job, all while becoming aware of the precious world and people surrounding him.

Game Features
» "Active Bonbon Battle" - The "Active Bonbon Battle" is an action game-style battle system. The player pitches "Energy Bonbons" at enemies by snapping the Nunchuk. The player can manipulate the Bonbon's trajectory – straight or curved. Once the target is fixed, the Bonbon will attack the target without fail. It is easy for beginners, and more skilled gamers can try multi-attacks by manipulating the bonbon orbits in a strategic way.

Chikyuu Boueigun 3 [Platinum Hits] - In Stock

The year is 2017 and an invasion is in progress. As alien vessels clutter the skies overhead, the citizenry gets jittery and panicky. To combat the threat of alien domination, the troopers of the Earth Defense Force are marshaled into action once again. Take control of one such trooper and fight back against massive mechanical automatons, insects, humanoid robots, and megalithic monstrosities that hunker down when attacked.

In earlier Chikyuu Boueigun games, players fought alone against the invading hordes but in the Xbox 360 sequel, multiple COM-controlled troopers help the cause by fighting the enemy on their own volition. Familiar enemies in the game include the massive ants and spiders which crawl around in realistic fashion. Their blood in the new game is colored a dark red instead of the yellowish ochre of previous Chikyuu releases. When running around, a red targeting reticule keeps track of where you're firing.

Game Features
» A total of 50 missions filled with carnage, destruction, and drama
» Players may obtain and use 100 different weapons
» Commandeer vehicles such as a motorcycle, mech, helicopter, and tank

Oneechan Bara VorteX [Platinum Hits] New Import, In Stock

Sword swinging sisters Aya and Saki return to the zombie killing fields with their inordinate bloodlust. In the intro to the game, the camera flies through a sparkling city before zooming in on an apartment. Inside, Aya is taking a steamy shower when Saki bursts in and alerts her to another zombie situation. The two run out and stare at the television which shows a report of the growing threat. The two sisters look at each other, nod, and get ready for action.

In the first level, Aya steps down a cobbled stone path as zombies rise up from the grass to the left and right. Get to work immediately by chopping up a couple of zombies and watch as the blood explodes through the air. An overhead map on the top-right of the screen keeps track of the zombies (red blobs) as they ramble around while the heroine is indicated by a green pointer. As the first wave of zombies is dispatched, more rise up to take their place but frenzied slashing action is all that's needed to keep cutting them down. A new heroine named Anna joins the sisters in their crusade against zombie forces. Anna is a policewoman who wears garters and walks like a supermodel before she unleashes gunfire at enemies. She carries a gun in each hand and can perform... «more»