OK, this post came a bit late, but as time of writting, there is more than 3 days left of the Play-Asia.com‘s Weekly Special for Naruto: The Broken Bond (Xbox 360) at US$ 29.90. This is the REGION FREE Asian version, but with English, French, German, Italian, Spanish text. The offer ends on Tuesday January 6, 2009. 8.00 PM Hong Kong time (check when this is in your timezone).
Here is the discription of the game:
Building on the success of Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, this new action adventure takes the story to a deeper level within the Naruto Universe. Now a respected ninja, Naruto evolves into a mature and strong hero. However, with his new status comes responsibility, and Naruto will soon find himself surrounded by conflict. Forced to relive bitter memories, Naruto’s best friend Sasuke strikes out on a self-destructive quest for power. Now with the help of his friends, Naruto must confront Sasuke and save him before it’s too late. Team up with multiple characters, explore open 3D environments and challenge some of the fiercest enemies from the Naruto Universe.
- Enjoy being a hero and benefit from the newly acquired status gained from saving the village
- An all-new feature to the series, use the abilities of your ninja teammates to overcome bigger obstacles and join forces in tag battles. Players can now team-up with multiple characters from the Naruto universe when in combat and throughout their heroic adventure
- Following the attack of the Sound and Sand ninja, participate in the reconstruction of the Hidden Leaf Village: enjoy its depth from a new perspective, adding a new level of detail never reached before in a NARUTO game. Outside of the village, discover remote locations and enjoy making your journey through vibrant and imaginatively detailed settings
- Engage in battle with some of the fiercest characters from the NARUTO Universe, and use new techniques and jutsu to defeat your enemies
- With the only NARUTO game to feature online multiplayer, you can now choose among 25 characters and play alongside friends and defeat other teams online via Xbox LIVE. Take your skills a step further and compete in online tournament mode
- Relive the best moments of the anime, adventure through the open village of Konoha, and enjoy voice-acting and music from the original series
On December 21st, I posted that you could get Doki doki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUO [First Print Limited Edition Box] for Nintendo DS for only US$ 59.90. Well, Play-Asia.com have reduced the price further and it’s now US$ 39.90 – limited time offer.
You can also get Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 for only US$ 29.90, limited time offer. Good import price.
Amazon.ca have Firefly: Season 1 on Blu-ray for only CDN$ 29.95 (~ qual to US$25 or £17) [normal price is CDN$ 119.98]. I don’t know how long this deal will last, and they’re out of stock at the moment, but will delivere when available. The discset is region free.
I haven’t seen Firefly yet, but I have the DVD-set still shrinkwraped. I heard the series is a great sci-fi show and will now wait for the Blu-ray discset to arrive.
As the 2005 theatrical release of Serenity made clear, Firefly was a science fiction concept that deserved a second chance. Devoted fans (or “Browncoats”) knew it all along, and with this well-packaged DVD set, those who missed the show’s original broadcasts can see what they missed. Creator Joss Whedon’s ambitious science-fiction Western (Whedon’s third series after Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel) was canceled after only 11 of these 14 episodes had aired on the Fox network, but history has proven that its demise was woefully premature. Whedon’s generic hybrid got off to a shaky start when network executives demanded an action-packed one-hour premiere (“The Train Job”); in hindsight the intended two-hour pilot (also titled “Serenity,” and oddly enough, the final episode aired) provides a better introduction to the show’s concept and splendid ensemble cast. Obsessive fans can debate the quirky logic of combining spaceships with direct parallels to frontier America (it’s 500 years in the future, and embattled humankind has expanded into the galaxy, where undeveloped “outer rim” planets struggle with the equivalent of Old West accommodations), but Whedon and his gifted co-writers and directors make it work, at least well enough to fashion a credible context from the incongruous culture-clashing of past, present, and future technologies, along with a polyglot language (the result of two dominant superpowers) that combines English with an abundance of Chinese slang.
What makes it work is Whedon’s delightfully well-chosen cast and their nine well-developed characters–a typically Whedon-esque extended family–each providing a unique perspective on their adventures aboard Serenity, the junky but beloved “Firefly-class” starship they call home. As a veteran of the disadvantaged Independent faction’s war against the all-powerful planetary Alliance (think of it as Underdogs vs. Overlords), Serenity captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) leads his compact crew on a quest for survival. They’re renegades with an amoral agenda, taking any job that pays well, but Firefly’s complex tapestry of right and wrong (and peace vs. violence) is richer and deeper than it first appears. Tantalizing clues about Blue Sun (an insidious mega-corporation with a mysteriously evil agenda), its ties to the Alliance, and the traumatizing use of Serenity’s resident stowaway (Summer Glau) as a guinea pig in the development of advanced warfare were clear indications Firefly was heading for exciting revelations that were precluded by the series’ cancellation. Fortunately, the big-screen Serenity (which can be enjoyed independently of the series) ensured that Whedon’s wild extraterrestrial west had not seen its final sunset. Its very existence confirms that these 14 episodes (and enjoyable bonus features) will endure as irrefutable proof Fox made a glaring mistake in canceling the series.
Play-Asia.com now have Doki doki Majo Shinpan! 2 DUO [First Print Limited Edition Box] at the reduced prise of US$ 59.90. Normal price is US$ 95.00. This is a limited offer, but it doesn’t say when it’s over.
Info about the game, taken from Play-Asia.com:
This installment in the hit Dokidoki Majo Shinpan series takes place weeks after the first game. Nishimura Akuji, a normal third year middle school student is summoned once again by the angels to start another witch hunt.
This time the hunt takes him to a far away town called Yon Town. To carry out his mission, he masqueraded as a student in a school said to have been set up by witches. However, since his academic scores are bad, he ended up in second year instead of third year. To add insult to his injured pride, he is paired up with a converted demon, Kuro.
Because of Kuro’s clumsiness, Akuji’s cover is blown. When his neighbor Seika Koron, another clumsy girl, finds out about his mission, she is determined to help him out. Witches, angels, demons and girls, Akuji’s in for an interesting middle school life.
The game is split in an adventure part and a magic battle part. Search for items, gather information about suspected witches and chase after them. Launch into battle mode when the suspects refuse to cooperate, the rules in battle are simple, just deplete your opponent’s HP bar and you win.
Once you have won your battles, search their bodies for the mark of the witches, clear the marks on the possessed and aim to capture their hearts as well. In this installment, you can search unpossessed girls’ bodies as well as long as you have cleared certain requirements in the game.
As for mini games and unlockable stages, search for reversed colored pandas and the bunnies hidden around town, the more you catch, the more stages you can unlock.