Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In Stock 9/9/09 - Raiden IV Exclusive Limited Edition (Microsoft Xbox 360) - $39.99

Our Price: $39.99
Release Date: 09/08/2009
UPC: 00695771500011
Genre: Shooter
Company: Tommo Inc
Version: USA
-from publisher-
THE ROAR OF THUNDER IS BACK! THE SERIES THAT CHANGED THE HISTORY OF ARCADE SHOOT'EM UPS IS COMING TO XBOX 360! Instill fear in your enemies with devastating attacks and earn the acclaimed title of Master Ace!

  • Challenging New Bosses and Stages - With new stages and never before seen bosses, experience the fast, blistering game play action that never gets old!
  • Items, Weapons, and More - Unlock and master a variety of weapons, including fan favorites such as the Spread Shot and Laser, and never before seen weapons and items!
  • Online Features - New replay feature lets you record and share your best scores with others, while the global leader-board will track the best Aces in the world, leading to bragging rights and the title of Master Ace!
  • Best Graphics to Date - The series has transitioned from its 2D roots to 3D, creating lush environments, devastating explosions and countless enemies, without a drop in frame-rate.
  • Includes - Raiden IV the game
  • Includes - An exclusive soundtrack along which includes remixes from INH (Insanity Naked Hunter) composers Go Sato and Akira Sato.

New Pre-Order - 10/1/09 - Shadow of Memories (Sony PSP) - $44.99

Our Price: $44.99
Release Date: 10/01/2009
UPC: 4988602145144
Genre: Adventure
Company: Konami
Version: Japan
-from wiki-
Shadow of Memories is a video game released by Konami in 2001. The American release of the game is called Shadow of Destiny. Shadow of Memories is the release title for the Asian and European markets.

  • The game explores the deep question of who we really are and provokes many other philosophical thoughts. Adding to the realism of the game, some mysteries remain completely unsolved.
  • Interestingly, the nature of the game is that Eike's time-travelling adventures can result in drastically different games. Sometimes, the actions of a character in one play-through can be completely different in another, revealing different origins, and wholly different lives depending on Eike's actions (similar to Westwood's Blade Runner or Quantic Dream's Fahrenheit).
  • There is an overall set of actions that can be inferred from the different endings, but there are also conflicting results that cannot possibly co-exist. It is up to the player to find out what is truly happening in the game.
  • The central theme is the concept of fate. Fate is defined as the final destiny of one's life, the end of the road in other words. It is inevitable, and is impossible to avoid. In Shadow of Memories, fate is portrayed quite literally; it is the ultimate point in one's life. If someone dies, that is their fate; if he is whisked away by some unknown figure, again it is fate.
  • Yet, like many stories that use the device of Time Travel, it allows for flexibility in fate. Eike is able to deter his death by finding a way to avoid the killing blow with multiple means. Despite his attempts, Eike is only able to prolong his life for a while longer; he cannot rest until he has unmasked his assassin.

New Pre-Order - 9/17/09 - SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu - Goddess of Destiny DS - $59.99

Our Price: $59.99 w/ Free Ship
Release Date: 9/17/2009
UPC: 4988601005913
Genre: RPG
Company: Square Enix
Version: Japan
Final Fantasy Legend II, originally released in Japan as Sa・Ga2: Hihō Densetsu, is a role-playing video game developed by Square Co. for the Game Boy handheld console as the second game of their SaGa series. Initially released in December 1990 for Japanese audiences, the game was translated and released in North America in November 1991 by Square America Co, and again in 1998 by Sunsoft.

Like its predecessor, the English version was re-branded as a Final Fantasy title due to the series' popularity in the Western world. The game's development was headed by lead designer Akitoshi Kawazu, who had worked on the previous title, with a music staff consisting of Kenji Itō and Nobuo Uematsu. In 2009, an enhanced remake of the game was announced for the Nintendo DS titled SaGa 2: Hihō Densetsu Goddess of Destiny, featuring three-dimensional graphics, new story elements, and an arranged soundtrack.

  • In January 2009, Japanese magazine Shōnen Jump announced that a remake of Final Fantasy Legend II for the Nintendo DS was being developed and directed by Kawazu himself and would feature fully three-dimensional cel-shaded graphics.
  • In an interview with Famitsu magazine, Kawazu stated that he and his team had been planning a remake of the game ever since they remade The Final Fantasy Legend for the WonderSwan Color in 2002, and went ahead with the project now that they felt "the time was right".
  • Youichi Yoshimoto, who had previously worked on Unlimited Saga, was appointed project supervisor, along with Kenji Itō who will be arranging the game's soundtrack.
  • Gen Kobayashi, character designer for Square Enix's The World Ends with You, provides the game's new promotional and character artwork.
  • The remake was produced to add new features but still keep the core story and gameplay of the original, and is designed to retain the Game Boy version's play time of "ten-odd hours" from start to finish, which Kawazu feels is adequate for a handheld role-playing game, stating "This is on a portable system, and for that I think it's better not to have a game you must sit down and play for hours on end, but rather something you can enjoy in small pieces at a time."
  • Unlike the Game Boy version, battles in the Nintendo DS version no longer occur randomly, and were adjusted to be more like later games in the SaGa series where enemies appear on the field screen along with the player and are encountered when touched.
  • Also unlike the original, where a character's stat increases through gaining levels was largely randomized, characters now become stronger in a "less opaque" fashion, with more defined growth tables for each playable character.
  • A multiplayer boss arena will allow up to four players to battle the game's bosses to win various rare items. The game will be released in 2009 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the SaGa series.
  • The game will also be available as part of a limited edition Nintendo DSi bundle.
  • Final Fantasy Legend II has sold an estimated 850,000 copies in Japan since its release in December 1990.
  • In March 2006, the title was voted the 94th best game of all time by the readers of Famitsu magazine as part of its "All Time Top 100" poll.