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17. Jun, 2011 18:10 (HKT)

Open the box: Dark Souls CE, Dai-2-Ji SRT Original Generations CE, Growlanser IV, Busou Shinki Mk. 2, Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley, NGE: 3rd Impact & more! - in New Games for Preorder!



Welcome to our Weekly Preorder Games news. Keep yourself abreast, read up on games that are just announced for release. We have quite a tidal wave this week, Dark Souls and Dai-2-Ji SRT OG are releasing Collector's Edition box sets, Growlanser is out with their IV installment, Busou Shinki has evolved into Mk2, Durarara!!! takes gamers into the Alleys and the Evangelion franchise is having a music game The 3rd Impact.

Guard your soul well or the demons will take it. The super punishing and challenging RPG Dark Souls come this October to both Xbox360 and PlayStation3 gamers. The Regular Editions were announced months ago, now the Collectors Editions become available for preorder.

The special package comes with the guide book that gives you an extra edge during your battle, a hard bound art book so gamers can study the demons in depth and see if there are vulnerable spots that they can exploit. Create the nether world in your living room by playing the soundtrack and watch the behind-the-scenes videos.

The Asian Collector's Edition comes in October:

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Dark Souls (Collector's Edition)ASIA N/A

PlayStation3™
Dark Souls (Collector's Edition)ASIA N/A

The Regular Editions are available this autumn. The Japanese version come in September while the US and Asian versions come in October:

Xbox360™
Dark SoulsUS N/A
Dark Souls (English & Chinese language Version)ASIA N/A

PlayStation3™
Dark SoulsUS N/A
Dark SoulsJPN N/A
Dark Souls (English & Chinese language Version)ASIA N/A




Growlanser opens a new chapter with Over Reloaded. The war between the humans and the angels have yet to cease. The revival of the series opens new options for gamers. New storylines branch out from the original game, one decision can lead you to completely different struggles and endings.

There are new characters that can aid you in battle, opponents from the previous games might no longer be your enemies, and predestined tragedies can now be averted if you make the right decisions.

The battle field becomes more dynamic, enemies might try different tricks, like robbing the villagers, your team might be charged with barging gates open during the battle. Always be prepared to handle surprising situations.

Growlanser comes this August to Sony PSP gamers:

Growlanser IV: Over ReloadedJPN US$ 44.99




The battle of the armored maidens doesn't end with just one game. The new Mk2 edition expands the developed world to include new story lines, events and girls. Saves from the previous game can be loaded into this game, gamers who have cleared saves can start their game at the sequels.

New system upgrades such as the data-install shortens loading time, adhoc network mode gets a revamp with more powerful functions. Besides the existing 10 girls, 5 more girls join the fray.

A new game also comes with a new opening movie and lots of other contents. Busou Shinki Battle Masters MK2 comes this September:

Busou Shinki: Battle Masters Mk. 2JPN US$ 49.90




The headless rider strikes again. Based on the best selling light novel series, Durarara!! Three Way Standoff gives gamers a chance to venture into the chaotic, dangerous Ikebukuro where endearing characters populate. Gamers become Yoshi Yoshi, a new transfer student to be pulled into the chaos.

Three Way Stand Off! Alley gives gamers new chapters to adventure in. Izaya is hatching up a plan that involves the three rival gangs and a politician. Under Izaya's orders, Yoshi Yoshi has to help out with the politician's campaign.

The new Shizuo chapter features an increasingly restless and violent Shizuo, who seems to have fallen victim to his own actions. Yoshi Yoshi has to drag the wounded Shizuo away to flee from a group of mysterious men in suits.

The Alleys are in chaos, Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley comes to Sony PSP gamers in August:

Durarara!! 3way Standoff: AlleyJPN US$ 49.90
Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 129.99




Bandai Namco Games and Grasshopper Manufacture join forces in bringing forth the 3rd Impact. Like all Evangelion games, the newest release is full of mecha, cute girls with dark pasts and stunning graphics. However, unlike the previous games, your fire power lies in your sense of rhythm.

The game is split into 6 mini games, in the Angel session, gamers defeat angels by catching cues that roll across the screen. Gamers can watch the famous scenes from the Hex mode, break down an AT field in the AT mode, listen to memorable quotes in Call of Fourteen, watch 3D modeled movies in Number5/Beastie Girl and break the sound barrier with speed in the Teardrop Mode.

The two special editions are the Sound Track Edition and the Sound Impact Edition. The Sound Track Edition comes with a CD while the Sound Impact Edition comes with everything in Sound Track, plus a T-Shirt and Earphones.

The games come to Sony PSP gamers in September:

Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3rd ImpactJPN US$ 33.99
Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3rd Impact [Special Limited Edition]JPN US$ 70.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3rd Impact [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 58.99



Own the super Robot Taisen Collection. Together with the stables of new mecha and pilots, the Complete Box comes with the TV series of Super Robot Taisen Inspectors - all 26 episodes of them.

A war among humans is brewing, the colonies are not satisfied with the Earth Federation, and to make things worse, the white star is under attack from alien forces. Watch your favorite characters take on impossible missions and foes and jump into their pilot suits in the game.

The Complete Box comes in September with the regular editions:

Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Original GenerationsJPN US$ 32.99
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Original Generations [Complete BD Box]JPN US$ 254.99



Xbox360™ (12)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Platinum Hits)ASIAJul 15, 2011US$ 29.99
El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronUSAug 16, 2011US$ 60.99
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2ASIAJul 13, 2011N/A
Otomedius Excellent (Special Edition)USNov 10, 2011US$ 67.99
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Special Edition (Platinum Collection)JPNAug 04, 2011US$ 89.99
Tropico 3 (Platinum Collection)JPNAug 04, 2011US$ 27.99
Dirt 3JPNAug 25, 2011US$ 77.70
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan - The Chosen FewUSN/A
Gears of War 3 (Limited Edition)ASIASep 20, 2011N/A
Dark Souls (English & Chinese language Version)ASIAOct 19, 2011N/A
Dark Souls (Collector's Edition)ASIAOct 19, 2011N/A
Happy Feet TwoUSNov 15, 2011US$ 19.99

    

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PlayStation3™ (12)

El Shaddai: Ascension of the MetatronUSAug 16, 2011N/A
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2ASIAJul 13, 2011N/A
Resistance Dual Pack (Greatest Hits)USJul 08, 2011N/A
Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hajiku (PlayStation3 the Best)JPNAug 04, 2011US$ 39.99
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Special EditionJPNAug 04, 2011US$ 114.99
Dirt 3JPNAug 25, 2011US$ 34.99
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan - The Chosen FewUSNov 28, 2011US$ 23.99
Tales of Graces F (Tales of 15th Anniversary Collection)ASIAAug 05, 2011N/A
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Original Generations [Complete BD Box]JPNNov 29, 2012US$ 254.99
Dark Souls (English & Chinese language Version)ASIAOct 19, 2011N/A
Dark Souls (Collector's Edition)ASIAOct 19, 2011N/A
Happy Feet TwoUSNov 14, 2011US$ 14.99

    

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Nintendo™ Wii (10)

Maximum Racing: Super KartsUSJun 28, 2011N/A
Wii Remote Plus Control (Red) Variety PackJPNJul 07, 2011US$ 75.90
Aladdin Magic RacerUSDec 28, 2011N/A
GunslingersUSSep, 2011N/A
Gunslingers Bundle (w/ 2 Revolver Guns)USAug 30, 2011N/A
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan - The Chosen FewUSNov 21, 2011US$ 20.99
Mr Bean's Wacky WorldUSDec 28, 2011N/A
Ultimate Battle of the SexesUSDec 28, 2011N/A
Wicked Monster Blast! Bundle (w/ 4 Blasters)USJun 28, 2011N/A
Happy Feet TwoUSNov 08, 2011US$ 13.99

    

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Nintendo™ 3DS (1)

Bikkuri! Tobidasu! Mahou no PenJPNAug 11, 2011US$ 33.99

 

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Nintendo™ DS (1)

Think Smart: Scotland YardUSJun 07, 2011US$ 20.99

 

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Sony™ PSP (15)

PSP UMD Dual Pack: Killzone: Liberation and Syphon Filter: Logan's ShadowUSJun 21, 2011N/A
Ginsei Shogi Portable: Fuuun Ryuuko RaidenJPNAug 04, 2011US$ 36.90
J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 7 Euro PlusJPNAug 04, 2011US$ 32.99
Storm Lover: Summer Love!!JPNAug 04, 2011N/A
Storm Lover: Summer Love!! [Limited Edition Box]JPNAug 04, 2011N/A
MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura GASIAAug 10, 2011US$ 39.90
Growlanser IV: Over ReloadedJPNAug 18, 2011US$ 44.99
Durarara!! 3way Standoff: AlleyJPNAug 25, 2011US$ 49.90
Durarara!! 3way Standoff: Alley [Limited Edition]JPNAug 25, 2011US$ 129.99
Moe Moe Daisensou * Gendaiban+JPNSep 01, 2011US$ 36.99
Moe Moe Daisensou * Gendaiban+ [Limited Edition]JPNSep 01, 2011US$ 80.99
Busou Shinki: Battle Masters Mk. 2JPNSep 22, 2011US$ 49.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3rd ImpactJPNSep 30, 2011US$ 33.99
Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3rd Impact [Special Limited Edition]JPNSep 30, 2011US$ 70.90
Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3rd Impact [Limited Edition]JPNSep 30, 2011US$ 58.99

    

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PC Game (4)

F.3.A.R. (DVD-ROM)ASIAJun 21, 2011US$ 39.90
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising (Collector's Edition) (DVD-ROM)USN/A
Plants vs. Zombies (Game of the Year Limited Sunflower Edition)USJun 14, 2011N/A
Might & Magic: Heroes VI (DVD-ROM)USOct 14, 2011US$ 54.90

    

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