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11. Sep, 2009 13:40 (HKT)

New games up for preorder: Final Fantasy XIII, Left 4 Dead 2, Samurai Shodown Edge of Destiny, Mario & Sonic at Vancouver Olympics, Sin & Punishment 2, Sengoku Musou 3 & much more!



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The never ending wait is finally, FINALLY over. Square Enix has announced a date for their release of Final Fantasy XIII. Those who have been playing an re-playing the demo version attached with Advent Children Complete can stop your routine now and get the real thing.

Battle sessions and the cinematic scenarios are melded together for the ultimate gaming experience, watch the actions, test your combat skills and travel through this futuristic world that only the most powerful consoles could construct.

The Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII for PlayStation3™ is scheduled to come out on 17th of December. You still have to wait for another few months. Well, at least it's not endless waiting any more:

Final Fantasy XIII [First Print w/ Final Fantasy XIV Bonus Item Code]JPN N/A


The US versions are scheduled to come in 2010:

Xbox360™
Final Fantasy XIIIUS N/A

PlayStation3™
Final Fantasy XIIIUS N/A

Final Fantasy XIII Versus PlayStation3™
Final Fantasy XVUS US$ 59.99



Let's venture into some place gruesome while you wait for Final Fantasy XIII. Left For Dead 2 is the perfect place to train your combat and survival skills.

Another group of four are left to die, each has their own reasons for being left in this hell, and each has their own skills to get out of the dump.

Axe, chainsaw, frying pan, baseball bat, these are all the melee weapons at your disposal, use them to do the most fatal harm to the monsters that charge your way. Make use of the networking facilities to contact other survivors to get tips and upload kill counts as well as scores to brag about your battle prowesses.

Sometimes, near death experiences are worth looking forward to, coming in November, Left for Dead 2 is available for:

Xbox360™
Left 4 Dead 2JPN N/A
Left 4 Dead 2US N/A
Left 4 Dead 2ASIA N/A

PC Game
Left 4 Dead 2 (DVD-ROM)US N/A




Departing from the usual 2D action, Samurai Shodown is easing into the 3D fighting world with their newest fighter Edge of Destiny. The generations of characters show up in the battle roster, so you'd definitely find someone whose' skills best match with your gaming style.

This is a weapon based fighter where you can do quite a bit of harm to the opponents. The Xbox360 system will make sure that you have the most realistic experience of decapitating someone as you slash at their necks.

The story is about a little European princess Suzu, who has been taken to Japan and brought up as a Samurai. She has been entrusted with the mission to join Europe with the chaotic Japan.

The game is a Xbox360 exclusive and is coming out in November:

Samurai Shodown SenUS US$ 17.99




Mario and Sonic are joining together to compete against each other in the Vancouver Olympics. Adopt the avatar of your favourite Nintendo Hero and play against all the different opponents.

See if you can outrun Sonic and his gang of hedgehogs, as the fastest creature in anime history, Sonic is waiting for a challenger. See if you can jump higher than the Mario and Luigi brothers, in the high jump and long jump games.

The game makes use of the motion sensing interface of the Nintendo Wii and you'd be sweating profusely at the end of each game.

The Vancouver Olympics are opening on Nintendo Wii and DS in November:

Nintendo Wii™
Mario & Sonic at Vancouver OlympicsJPN US$ 40.90

Nintendo DS™
Mario & Sonic at Vancouver OlympicsJPN US$ 56.99




Sin and Punishment 2 is the sequel of the cult classic shooter on N64. With a combination of smooth, sharp graphics, high speed action, close range and long range combat, the shooter has every potential of breaking out of its cult status and become a mainstream, popular franchise.

Aim at your enemies at afar with the screen pointing function of your Wii remote controllers, whip out the sword and put away the gun when you are facing enemies at a close range. Don't forget to admire your surroundings, see the water tunnels and the underwater life around you.

Sin and Punishment 2 is available for Nintendo Wii™, the Japanese version is coming in October while the US version is in 2010:

Sin & Punishment 2JPN US$ 64.99
Sin & Punishment: Star SuccessorUS US$ 29.99




Sengoku Musou 3 is the first Musou action on Nintendo Wii™. The wheels of the Sengoku history are turning and there is nothing that could stop the heroes and heroines from going all out and achieve what they want in the battles.

A total of 35 warriors are showing up, which is the largest cast in the history of Sengoku Musou. Besides the usual hack and slash, there are the shadow skill and combo attacks that depends on your skills gauge, time your advances and let go of your sure kill attacks to plow your enemies to the ground.

Sengoku Musou 3 is coming in November:

Sengoku Musou 3JPN N/A
Sengoku Musou 3 [Limited Edition incl. Special Classic Controller Pro]JPN N/A
Sengoku Musou 3 [Treasure Box]JPN N/A



Xbox360™ Pre-Orders (8)

The Beatles: Rock BandASIASep 28, 2009N/A
Backyard Football 2010USNov 02, 2009N/A
Madagascar: KartzUSNov 02, 2009N/A
Namco Museum Virtual ArcadeJPNNov 05, 2009US$ 99.99
Left 4 Dead 2JPNNov 19, 2009N/A
Samurai Shodown SenUSApr 01, 2010US$ 17.99
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!USDec 07, 2009US$ 19.99
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [Ultimate Sith Edition]USNov 06, 2009N/A

    

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PlayStation3™ Pre-Orders (11)

Madagascar: KartzUSNov 02, 2009N/A
The Sims 3: Island Paradise (DVD-ROM)USJun 28, 2013N/A
Shaun White Snowboarding (UBI The Best)JPNNov 12, 2009US$ 34.90
Band Hero (Bundle)USNov 03, 2009N/A
Buzz! Quiz WorldUSDec 07, 2009US$ 17.99
Buzz! Quiz World (Bundle)USNov 23, 2009N/A
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!USDec 07, 2009N/A
SingStar MotownUSSep 18, 2009N/A
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [Ultimate Sith Edition]USNov 06, 2009N/A
Final Fantasy XIII [First Print w/ Final Fantasy XIV Bonus Item Code]JPNDec 17, 2009N/A
MLB 10 The ShowUSMar 05, 2010US$ 14.99

    

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Nintendo Wii™ Pre-Orders (30)

Chicken BlasterUSSep 22, 2009US$ 21.99
Doctor Fizzwhizzle's Animal RescueUSOct 27, 2009US$ 18.90
Monster Truck MayhemUSSep 15, 2009US$ 20.99
Pacific LiberatorUSSep 15, 2009US$ 18.90
Karaoke Joysound Wii Duet Song (w/ 2 USB Mics)JPNJun 10, 2010N/A
Karaoke Joysound Wii Enka (w/ USB Mic)JPNJun 10, 2010N/A
Sin & Punishment 2JPNOct 29, 2009US$ 64.99
A Boy and His BlobUSDec 07, 2009US$ 49.99
Backyard Football 2010USOct 30, 2009US$ 44.99
Mountain SportsUSOct 30, 2009US$ 52.99
Dodge Racing: Charger vs. ChallengerUSSep 24, 2009N/A
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal KingdomUSNov 20, 2009N/A
Glacier 2USOct 13, 2009US$ 24.90
Madagascar: KartzUSNov 02, 2009US$ 20.99
Madagascar: Kartz (w/ Wheel)USNov 02, 2009US$ 58.99
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game DayUSOct 26, 2009US$ 33.99
SkiDoo: Snowmobile ChallengeUSOct 27, 2009US$ 44.99
Mario & Sonic at Vancouver OlympicsJPNNov 05, 2009US$ 40.90
Sengoku Musou 3 [Limited Edition incl. Special Classic Controller Pro]JPNDec 03, 2009N/A
Sengoku Musou 3 [Treasure Box]JPNDec 03, 2009N/A
Rabbids Go HomeJPNNov 26, 2009US$ 59.90
Barbie and the Three MusketeersUSNov 03, 2009N/A
F1 2009USDec, 2009N/A
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5USNov 20, 2009US$ 20.99
Playmobil: CircusUSDec 07, 2009US$ 34.90
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!USDec 07, 2009US$ 44.90
World Party GamesUSDec 27, 2009US$ 22.99
Isometric & Karate Excercise Wii de Kotsuban FitnessJPNDec 03, 2009US$ 35.90
Momotarou Dentetsu 2010 Senkoku Ishin no Hero Daisyuugou ! No KenJPNNov 26, 2009N/A
Ultimate Party ChallengeUSNov 10, 2009US$ 24.90

    

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PlayStation2™ Pre-Orders (11)

Backyard Football 2010USOct 20, 2009US$ 24.90
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game DayUSOct 26, 2009US$ 19.99
SingStar LatinoUSNov 19, 2009US$ 34.90
Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater (Konami Palace Selection)JPNNov 05, 2009US$ 45.99
Kiniro no Corda (Koei Teiban Series)JPNNov 26, 2009US$ 18.99
Nobunaga no Yabou: Tenka Sousei with Power Up Kit (Koei Teiban Series)JPNNov 26, 2009US$ 34.90
Shin Sangoku Musou 4 (PlayStation2 the Best)JPNNov 26, 2009US$ 20.90
Zill O'll Infinite (Koei Teiban Series)JPNNov 26, 2009US$ 49.90
Jurassic: The HuntedUSNov 10, 2009US$ 19.99
SingStar MotownUSSep 18, 2009US$ 34.90
MLB 10 The ShowUSMar 05, 2010US$ 34.90

    

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Nintendo DS™ Pre-Orders (29)

Chicken BlasterUSOct 13, 2009US$ 24.90
Dream DancerUSOct 13, 2009US$ 14.99
Hitman: Absolution (Essentials)USJun 22, 2013N/A
Prank'd: Prank Your Way Around The WorldUSSep 15, 2009N/A
Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-3-Shuu: Fushigi no Kuni no Nazotoki OtogibanashiJPNOct 08, 2009US$ 14.99
Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-4-Shuu: Time Machine no Nazotoki DaiboukenJPNOct 08, 2009US$ 14.99
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (Konami Dendou Selection)JPNOct 29, 2009N/A
Ganbare Goemon: Toukai Douchuu (Konami Dendou Selection)JPNOct 29, 2009N/A
Konami Arcade Collection (Konami Dendou Selection)JPNOct 29, 2009N/A
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (Collector's Edition)USOct 20, 2009US$ 34.99
Dodge Racing: Charger vs. ChallengerUSOct 13, 2009US$ 24.90
Dora the Explorer: Dora PuppyUSNov 13, 2009US$ 15.99
Madagascar: KartzUSNov 02, 2009US$ 18.99
Margot's Bepuzzled!USOct 20, 2009N/A
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: New Year's CelebrationUSNov 03, 2009US$ 34.90
Playmobil: PiratesUSDec 14, 2009US$ 50.99
The BackyardigansUSOct 26, 2009N/A
Mario & Sonic at Vancouver OlympicsJPNNov 19, 2009US$ 56.99
Moomon Tani no OkurimonoJPNNov 19, 2009N/A
Cooking Mama 3JPNNov 26, 2009US$ 49.99
Monster * Racer (KOEI The Best)JPNDec 10, 2009US$ 34.90
Balloon PopUSOct 20, 2009US$ 21.99
Barbie and the Three MusketeersUSNov 03, 2009US$ 32.99
Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5USNov 20, 2009US$ 32.99
Playmobil: KnightsUSMar 15, 2010US$ 59.99
Kirakira Rhythm Collection <div class="ext ext_"></div>JPNDec 03, 2009US$ 48.90
Kamen Rider Dragon KnightUSDec 04, 2009N/A
Learn ScienceUSFeb 07, 2011N/A
The Prince of Tennis: Motto Gakuensai no Oujisama -More Sweet Edition-JPNFeb 11, 2010N/A

    

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Sony PSP™ Pre-Orders (11)

Genso Suikoden I&II (Konami the Best)JPNNov 05, 2009N/A
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (Konami Palace Selection)JPNNov 05, 2009US$ 16.99
Naruto: Narutimett Portable (PSP the Best)JPNNov 05, 2009US$ 34.90
Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP the Best)JPNNov 05, 2009US$ 27.90
Shaun White Snowboarding (UBI the Best)JPNNov 12, 2009US$ 34.90
La Corda d'Oro (Koei Teiban Series)JPNNov 26, 2009US$ 42.99
F1 2009USNov 17, 2009N/A
Dice Dice FantasiaJPNDec 17, 2009N/A
Dice Dice Fantasia [Limited Edition]JPNDec 17, 2009N/A
ModNation RacersUSMay 28, 2010US$ 19.99
MLB 10 The ShowUSMar 05, 2010US$ 29.99

    

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PC Game Pre-Orders (8)

The Price is Right 2010 Edition (DVD-ROM)USSep 22, 2009US$ 24.90
Zuma's RevengeUSSep 15, 2009N/A
Pool Hall Pro (DVD-ROM)USJun 09, 2009N/A
Vertigo (DVD-ROM)USOct 31, 2009US$ 24.90
Zooloretto (DVD-ROM)USOct 28, 2009US$ 24.90
Barbie and the Three Musketeers (DVD-ROM)USOct 20, 2009US$ 24.90
Aztec Treasure Hunt (DVD-ROM)USN/A
Star Wars: The Old Republic (DVD-ROM)USDec 23, 2011US$ 47.90

    

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