Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Stock 11/13/2009 - Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star DS - $44.99

Our Price: $44.99 SHIPS 11/13/09
Release Date: 11/12/2009
UPC: 4976219032193
Genre: Action
Company: Capcom
Version: Japan - NTR-P-B6XJ

Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star, is an upcoming Mega Man action role-playing video game to be published and developed by Capcom for the Nintendo DS handheld video game console. It was revealed at the 2009 World Hobby Fair in Japan and is tentatively slated to release in Japan in 2009.

The game is a revival of the Mega Man Battle Network series (which concluded with the release of the sixth title in 2005), and is also a crossover with the Mega Man Star Force series, set in the future.

  • In January 2009, monthly Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic held their annual Mega Man boss design content. However, unlike previous contests, it was unknown what upcoming Mega Man title the winning boss would appear in, nor was it revealed even after the winner was announced as Clock Genius in the April 2009 issue.
  • At the 2009 World Hobby Fair convention in Japan, the new Mega Man title was finally unveiled as a cross-over between the Battle Network and Star Force series. There was early speculation that the title may not just be a crossover, but also a remake of a previous Battle Network title. This speculation is mostly fueled by a comment made in an interview with series producer Takeshi Horinouchi
  • Horinouchi later confirmed the speculation with the launch of the official teaser website announcing that the game is an enhanced remake of the first Battle Network title. However, it has not yet been confirmed how elements from the Star Force series are going to come into play
  • Additional details were shown in the September issue of CoroCoro Comic along with the first screens.
  • The game is set in the Battle Network setting (specifically the first Battle Network title), but both MegaMan EXE and Geo Stelar (as MegaMan) appear together. It is unknown if both are playable, as the player is shown controlling Geo in all of the screens. Harp Note also makes an appearance, so other Star Force characters may also appear.
  • A new NetNavi named Clockman was revealed, presumed to be the result of the aforementioned Clock Genius submission, and has also traveled back in time from the Star Force period. No details about the battle system were revealed, but many of the field maps seem to be taken directly from the first Battle Network title (graphics and layout), and a map system (similar to the one in Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DS) has also been added.

In Stock 11/13/2009 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Import Wii) - $69.99

Our Price: $69.99 SHIPS 11/13/09
Release Date: 11/26/2009
UPC: 4988601005258
Genre: RPG
Company: Square Enix
Version: Japan - RVL-P-RFCJ

A thousand years have passed since the events of the original Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. The destruction of the Yuke Crystal during the Great War, with the Yukes suffering apparent annihilation, had at brought the victorious Lilties dominion over the world as they bring it into a new age of science and reason with the use of magic outlawed and rule over the Clavats and few Selkies who comply to the new order. In this new era exists a rare breed of powerful beings called "crystal bearers", whose seemingly magical abilities have led them to be feared and scorned by the public.
The young mercenary Layle is one such crystal bearer, who has been hired to escort the new passenger airship Alexis, the pinnacle of Lilty technology and a symbol of their current dominance. However, when the Alexis is suddenly besieged by a horde of monsters, Layle comes face to face with an adversary thought to have vanished from the pages of history, on a quest that may threaten the future of the world...

  • Like its Gamecube predecessor, Crystal Bearers will feature fully real time combat, as opposed to the classic turn-based action used in most of the traditional Final Fantasy titles. Enemies and regular civilians apparently will be able to show emotion or status effects via symbols hanging over their heads, such as hearts for attraction or musical notes for satisfaction. The producers have suggested that enemies do not necessarily grow stronger as the game progresses, but that they gain a wider variety of tactics and abilities instead. It has also been shown that some enemies have the ability to hurt fellow creatures also opposing the player. This is part of a reaction AI system, in which different creatures react in unique ways to other creatures nearby and to the player's attacks.

  • Telekinetic abilities will feature heavily in the game. The player will be able to perform different combat actions via telekinesis, including moving certain enemies against their will and utilizing various objects as telekinetic projectiles. The player will also be able to perform some type of reaction element with creatures that will affect them in different manners, though details of this are currently limited to video glances.

  • To further the telekinetic gameplay, the player will be able to utilize his abilities to interact with the environment, such as to activate switches or even grab onto ledges from a distance via an energy-based grappling hook; furthermore, he will even be able to perform such actions as moving civilians against their will. Some civilians also share a trait with enemies in that they will be able to knock the player away with force.

  • Based on the most recent video trailers and the general setting of the game, fighting in the sky might also be a feature of the gameplay, though this is unconfirmed. Quicktime events will also appear throughout the game, forcing the player to take necessary actions with the controller during certain events, such as aiming the remote and shooting demons while falling through the sky. It's been commented that while most of these events are for mere enjoyment, some must be completed in order to advance the story. Other gameplay aspects as hinted at by the trailers include participating in minigames, traversing the land on chocobos (which can ram through enemies and some background objects), riding on trains, and swimming.

In Stock 11/13/2009 - Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star (Import PSP) - $52.99

Our Price: $52.99
Release Date: 11/12/2009
UPC: 4580277330339
Genre: RPG
Company: GungHo
Version: Japan

As reported by GamePro, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony is a remake of the Sega CD version, which is currently set for release on the PSP in Japan. The game is featured in a recent copy of the Japanese game magazine Famitsu, with a two-page spread highlighting some of the upgrades the game will feature. Along with a new isometric view, the game will also feature a hand-drawn style for the characters and backgrounds, as well as new music and an expanded story. On May 29, Xseed Games announced that they are bringing Lunar: Silver Star Harmony to North America, set to be released December 10, 2009.

In Stock 11/13/2009 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Standard Edition (Sony Playstation 3) - $59.99

Our Price: $59.99 Restock 11/13/09
Release Date: 11/10/2009
UPC: 00047875837478
Genre: Shooter
Version: USA

Modern Warfare 2 (packaged as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Officially announced on February 11, 2009, the game is due for worldwide release on November 10, 2009. It is the sixth installment of the Call of Duty series, and the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, continuing along the same storyline.

Modern Warfare 2 will be released in conjunction with two other Call of Duty games: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized for the Nintendo DS, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a port of Call of Duty 4 designed for the Wii console. In addition, a comic book series based on one of the game's characters will also be produced, entitled Modern Warfare 2: Ghost. The developer has stated that the game's proprietary IW 4.0 game engine is an improvement over the engine used in its previous game.

In Stock 11/13/2009 - Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 (Import PS3) - $79.99

Our Price: $79.99
Release Date: 7/16/2009
UPC: 4988602147209
Genre: Sports
Company: Konami
Version: Japan

In Stock 11/13/2009 - Final Fantasy XI: Vana'diel Collection 2 (Import 360) - $64.99

Our Price: $64.99 SHIPS 11/13/09
Release Date: 11/12/2009
UPC: 4988601006231
Genre: RPG
Company: Square Enix
Version: Japan

The high fantasy plane is expanding, giving you more places to explore, adventure and monsters to fight. Join in the Final Fantasy XI world today with milllions of other gamers and gather a few friends together as a team to take on the quests in the 2nd Vana'diel Collections.

New quests and areas include The Illusion of Girato, The Curse of Promacia, the Treasure of Atorugan, The Heavenly Warriors of Altana and new scenarios such as The Dream of the Stone, Tremor! The Moogle Festival and the Schemes of the Shantot Empire.