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Air

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

(PSP version)

air psp cover A popular Japanese love adventure game “Air” appears on PSP. Previously released for the PC, Dreamcast, and PS2, and later on was released as an anime TV series. The PSP version features full-voiced characters and the completely recreated beautiful visuals, hi-quality music and voices.

The gameplay follows a linear plot line where the player interacts at predetermined times to choose predetermined options that will appear. The game was developed so that the focus for the player would be an intricate plot and the appeal of the three female main characters. The title of the game is meant to reflect the prominent themes of the air, skies, and use of wings.

air psp game The PSP version features a game picture capturing function. All scenes in the game can be retained in the memory stick. Pictures retained can be used as wallpapers for the PSP.

 

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DS Lite: The Legend of Zelda version

Monday, November 26th, 2007

zeldabundledsHere’s a new Nintendo DS bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass game and a special DS Lite unit. The DS will be a solid gold color with the triforce symbol found in the lower right corner of the upper portion of the DS; also included is a gold stylus.

The game follows the adventures of Link and Tetra, the leader of a band of pirates, as they discover a ghost ship in dense fog. Link falls into the ocean when Tetra gets into trouble, and he wakes up alone on the shore of a mysterious island. Throughout the game, Link collects sand for his Phantom Hourglass, which allows him to explore deeper and deeper into a time-limited dungeon in his quest to find Tetra.

With an easy-to-understand story and ease of control, it will surely attract casual and younger players who might be new to Zelda games. The game features a two-player battle mode that can be activated via the game’s Wi-Fi connection, as well as the ability to play the entire game with only the Nintendo DS touch screen.

 

Crisis Core Loveless Pendant

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

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If you have played the game, Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core, you’ll notice Genesis Rhapsodos is fond of his book titled “Loveless” from which he recites snippets of prose to no one in particular. There’s even an area in the game called Loveless.

Square Enix entices fans with a silver Loveless Pendant which priced dear at JPY12500 ($130). This is a wonderful item that no collector should miss. Add this to your ever-growing collection of Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary stuff.

 

Sonic Rivals 2

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

(PSP version)

sonic rivals2 cover Developed exclusively for the PSP, this is the sequel to Sonic?s 2D action platformer.  It features a revamped rival jostling gameplay system for tighter head-to-head competition. A brand new Battle mode allows two players to jump into six different multiplayer challenges by sharing just one disc using the PSP system?s Wi-Fi function.

sonic rivals2 game With further improved rivalry and upgraded power-ups and range weapons allowing players to attack or defend themselves regardless of their position. Additionally, card trading and collection in Sonic Rivals 2 has also been revamped with 150 more collectable cards enabling player to customize characters with new track suits, unlock PSP backgrounds, and unlock Cup Circuits.

 

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Haro Puyo Puyo

Monday, November 19th, 2007

haro front This is a funny game! Familiar with the puzzle game Puyo Puyo? There’s actually a Gundam version, featuring Haro that was released for the Gameboy Advanced last 2005. Special thanks to Genie for posting this one. I really liked watching the gameplay.

haro game It features characters from Mobile Suit Gundam in their super-deformed versions. Hear popular lines from your favorite characters as you battle your way using Haro Puyo Puyo.

I leave you guys with this gameplay video. I’ll be hunting down this game. Hehe.

 

 

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

(DS version)

bloo ds For the first time on the Nintendo DS, experience the fun of Cartoon Network’s hit show Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders, playing as head mischief-maker Blooregard Q. Kazoo.

Goo has done it again…her overactive imagination has conjured up a group of diabolical cosmic invaders, the Space Nut Boogies. They’ve raided Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and taken Madame Foster hostage in search of The Greatest Thing in the Universe, and it’s up to you to stop them!

Play as Bloo as you explore the Foster’s house, sneak past the Space Nut Boogie guards, and gather Mac, Coco, Eduardo and the rest of the gang to rescue Madame Foster.

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Star Ocean Limited Edition PSP Bundle

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

staroceanpsp Just when you thought the battle is over for the limited edition Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP edition, Square Enix just announced another chance to squander your money. That’s right, another special unit will soon reach the shelves featuring Star Ocean: First Departure.

 

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The Star Ocean limited edition bundle comes with a specially colored and designed PSP slim unit, metallic case and a copy of the game. The remake of the classic SNES RPG will be available December 27, 2007 in Japan with the price set at 24,800 yen.

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Silent Hill: Origins

Monday, November 12th, 2007

(PSP version)

silent hill psp cover Developed exclusively for the PSP system, Silent Hill Origins shows the frightening and popular survival horror series with all new game play and a storyline set before the events of the original Silent Hill. This Silent Hill prequel on the PSP goes back to the beginning of the series, and you’ll run into characters from the later games. Fans can experience this one of a kind game with updated controls allowing for more fluid combat and detailed exploration of environments.

“Fans of Silent Hill can expect a fear-inducing experience with Silent Hill Origins,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We’re adding to the mythos by revealing some secrets hinted at in the original Silent Hill and have added an all-new soundtrack from series composer Akira Yamaoka to the elaborate puzzles and chilling storyline that has made Silent Hill a hit for gamers everywhere.”

As expected, a lot of players enjoyed the game, giving the title superb ratings. The gameplay, graphics and atmosphere are really something to talk about.

So if you are a Silent Hill fan or loves horror games, check this out! Be sure to use your headphones and turn off the lights while playing.

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The Simpsons Game

Friday, November 9th, 2007

simpsons psp cover The family that you have to grown to both love and hate over the years is now in video games. Let us make way for The Simpsons in our gaming consoles and hand-helds

The Simpsons Game features a hilarious, sprawling, and mind-busting storyline crafted by the TV show’s Emmy Award-winning writers. The action-comedy will also feature the full cast of voice actors from the TV show who will reprise their roles for the game.

simpsons game In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of multiple popular games.

 

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Doko Demo Issho PSP Bundle

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

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I know it’s late. Everybody is after the PSP slim now. But for the collectors out there, this is a really cute bundle.

Doko Demo Issho (”Everywhere’s the Same”) is one of Sony’s more off-beat titles. The animal simulator has players teach Toro the white cat new words. The PSP version is getting a sequel called Doko Demo Issho: Let’s Gakkou! (”Let’s School!” Totally! Let’s!) As part of a campaign, the lovely people at Sony Computer Entertainment have put together a study bundle that includes a ceramic white PSP, the Let’s Gakkou! UMD software, a branded pencil case and a ball point!

 
The Doko Demo Issho PSP bundle includes the following items:
-PSP Ceramic White Value Pack (PSP-1000KCW)
-PSP Dokodemo Carrying Pouch with a zipper on top
-PSP Dokodemo Issho: Let’s Gakkou software
-PSP Dokodemo Issho Ballpoint Pen
-PSP AC adapter
-PSP Battery Pack
-Memory Stick Duo (32MB)
-PSP Remote Control + Headphones
-PSP Pouch
-PSP Hand Strap