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06. Jun, 2014 18:31 (HKT)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth 1, Under Night In-Birth: Exe Late, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, IA/VT Colorful, and Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix! - PRE-ORDER HIGHLIGHTS!


Welcome to our Pre-Order Highlights! This week you play through the console wars, jump into an amazing fighter, or join Sora and the KH crew!


HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA RE;BIRTH 1

PlayStation®Vita [RPG]

Hyperdimension Neptunia is coming to the West! Rebirth 1 is a complete remake of the PS3 title Hyperdimension Neptunia - including a laundry list of improvements to the graphics, battle system, game mechanics, and event conversations. 

The battle system borrows the one used in Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, abandoning the traditional standing line-up battles featured in the original title and replacing it with a free-movement combat system. Returning players will find the 'Scout System' missing and the 'Remake System' in its place. The new system allows players to customize and make changes to discs by obtaining 'Plans'.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)US US$ 29.9924h
 

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH: EXE LATE

PlayStation®3 [Fighting]

Developer French-Bread is teaming with Arc System Works to bring its latest arcade title, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (UNIEL), to PS3 with tons of new upgrades and updates!

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will be sporting stylish and smoothly-animated special attacks along with a variety of easy-to-perform combos. If you hit the right ability execution you can even pull off the very aestetically-impressive Infinite Worth Exist move!

UNIEL also includes a unique cast of characters, each possessing special abilities and weapons of their own! The biggest news coming out of the latest Famitsu is that we will be able to play the high school warrior Nanase! Rocking the stylistic oversized sword, her special attack is a spinning 'Windmill', staying out of her reach could get pretty difficult!

If variation is what you're after, you're in luck! UNIEL is packed with different game modes, ranging from offline battles like VSMode and Survival to online Ranked matches and training! For players who want to appreciate the artwork and the characters a bit more there is both a Cutomization Mode and a Gallery you can browse to your heart's content!

Under Night In-Birth Exe: LatePlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 31.9924h
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late (Japanese)PlayStation 3 (PS3)ASIA US$ 61.9924h
 

PERSONA 4 ARENA ULTIMAX

PlayStation®3 Xbox360™ [Fighting]

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, AKA Persona 4 Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold in Japan, continues the thrilling adventures that fans have been craving for! This action filled 2D fighting game follows the events of its predecessor Persona 4 Arena with new offerings in gameplay, characters and more mind blowing mysteries to unravel. Join Persona 4’s Investigative Team and former SEES from Persona 3 as they find themselves battling once more - exhausting all they've got to save their friends against an unknown enemy.

Set just a couple of days after the events of Persona 4, the city of Inaba is engulfed in a mysterious red fog and the midnight channel had returned showing Mitsuru, Akihiko, Euuka and Aigis as prisoners; Save the said hostages and battle as characters from the previous Persona 3 and 4 or as Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori as the games newest playable characters. P4A Ultimax also introduces Sho Minazuki as a brand new character that can both be used with or without Persona. Shadow versions of almost all characters will appear in the game, each having unique abilities that differentiate them from their regular counterparts. Enjoy battle altering 1-hit special attacks and the new S-Hold feature that allows characters to use charged versions of their attack and continue the enthralling adventures that will surely hook old and new players alike!

Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex HoldPlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 19.9924h
Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPlayStation 3 (PS3)US US$ 47.991w
Persona 4 Arena UltimaxXbox360, KinectUS US$ 17.5924h
 

IA / VT COLORFUL

PlayStation®Vita [Music]

Another contender enters the fray for top virtual diva - IA is a Vocaloid starring in her new rhythm game for the Vita! Developed by Kenichiro Takaki who was previously the producer of the infamous Senran Kagura, IA has a definite edge on the competition!

As with most console handheld rhythm games, players will be moving the analog sticks and pressing buttons in time with the tempo of musical notes. What makes IA/VT different is the dynamic feedback based on a player's performance - colors and more will change accordingly in the most fantastic of ways!

Track wise, there are 60 different songs with some tracks featuring new exclusive music video background footage of the artists performing their songs. There will also be different play modes, with challenge modes, consecutive play, and free play.

IA/VT ColorfulPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)JPN US$ 59.991w
 

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 REMIX

PlayStation®3 [RPG]

HD 2.5 Remix is a remastered collection of the heavily lauded Kingdom Hearts franchise, including Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded adapted from the DS as an HD cinematic retelling. Western fans take note: this will be the first time the Final Mix games are to be released outside of Japan - and they are in HD! Tetsuya Nomura has also added that the cinematics will include additional unseen battle, new voice acting, and a scenes that comprehensively tie the different games together. 

Players can continue their journey with Sora and a plethora of favorite Disney characters and discover the origins of the Kingdom Hearts series together with Terra, Aqua and Ventus - all with stunning HD visuals and improved gameplay mechanics. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix will give fans a chance to play again the key titles in the popular series, and will also serve as the perfect guide to the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts III!

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is set to release in 2014! The Starter Pack includes both 1.5 and 2.5 HD collections!

Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIXPlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 69.991w
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMix [Starter Pack]PlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN sold
 

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