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08. Jun, 2012 15:29 (HKT)

Round One: Dead or Alive 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition, Lost Heroes, Earth Defense Force 3 Portable, Slime Keyboard & more! - in New Games available for Pre-order!



Welcome to our Weekly Pre-order Games news. Keep yourself abreast, read up on games that are just announced for release. A lot of games get a a concrete release schedule - Dead or Alive 5 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 are both coming in September. To people who want to dress like Leon, the preorders for Biohazard 6 Leather Jacket Editions are closing on June 11th, 8 am HKT, so order yours before Time's Up.

In the E3 Expo, Dead or Alive 5 gets new teasers and a concrete release schedule, so fighters who are looking forward to the challenge, mark it down on your calendars.

Familiar faces such as Hitomi and Ayane will show up, and power house characters from Virtua fighters will join the fray as playable guest characters.

The system makes use of a rock, paper, scissors design. Strikes beat throws, throws beat holds , and holds beat strikes. When you attack at the right time with the right skill, you can cause extra damage to your opponents. Force your opponents into the Danger Zones in the arena to trigger quick time events.

More spectacular and even more damaging, this is a match where the victor lives while the others die. Dead or Alive 5 comes this September:

Xbox360™
Dead or Alive 5JPN US$ 39.99
Dead or Alive 5US US$ 14.99
Dead or Alive 5ASIA N/A
Dead or Alive 5EUR US$ 59.90
Dead or Alive 5 (Collector's Edition)ASIA N/A

PlayStation3™
Dead or Alive 5JPN US$ 96.99
Dead or Alive 5US US$ 12.89
Dead or Alive 5EUR US$ 28.99
Dead or Alive 5 Collector's EditionJPN US$ 99.99




Choose 2 characters within 50 to fight in Tag. Tag Tournament 2 boasts the largest roster of characters in the series history. The player can choose to play one against one, one against two and two against two.

Use the Tag assault and Tag throw to deal massive damages to your opponents. If you own four controllers, ask friends over to fight.

Take turns to be the main fighter while your friend can stand by to swap you out when things get dangerous, or swoop in to do chain attacks. Besides existing characters, players can play as the Combots. Assign skill sets to him and pit him against the combots of other players across the network.

Tekken Tag Tournament has a concrete release schedule now, the game comes in September:

Xbox360™
Tekken Tag Tournament 2JPN US$ 73.99
Tekken Tag Tournament 2EUR N/A
Tekken Tag Tournament 2US N/A

PlayStation3™
Tekken Tag Tournament 2US US$ 22.49
Tekken Tag Tournament 2EUR N/A
Tekken Tag Tournament 2JPN US$ 99.99




Dying once is not enough. Gamers need to be devoured repeatedly in Dark Souls before they find the way to survival. Those who think they have beaten the ultimate challenge? Think again. Because Artorias of the Abyss is coming.

The developers estimate that the new content is going to last gamers ten to twenty hours, but it's hard to tell, all those demons might just give you more trouble than you can imagine.

The Artorias of the Abyss chapter takes place hundreds of years ago. There are three new areas, four bosses and many new items. One of the areas is revealed to be the Black Forest. Although it's in the same location as the one in the existing game, the enemies and the buildings inside are completely different.

Die another day in Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition:

Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss EditionJPN US$ 64.99



Kamen Rider, Ultramen and the Gundams are back. This time, they are braving dangers in the 3D Dungeons. Created by the staff from Rankers, the team behind the Combati Hero series, the game explores new ground with the Super Deformed Heroes.

The system is loyal to the Dungeon RPG genre while having new and refreshing additions. Everyone, from V Gundam to the newest characters from the Ultramen Seven and Mebius and Kamen Rider OOOs are right in the battle.

Some of them can change forms and some of them have superhuman speed under their belts, recruit them into your team to fight the bad guys in the labyrinths. A party can be made up by four of these heroes.

The Dungeons are generated by auto mapping, so all gamers can just pick it up and play.

The game is coming in September to:

Nintendo 3DS™
Lost HeroesJPN US$ 39.99

Sony PSP™
Lost HeroesJPN US$ 21.99




Nipponichi, the developer that brings the world all sorts of wacky games are celebrating their 20th anniversary. And instead of doing it with a cake, they do it with Tokuhou, a game that aims to show you the real world, from reality to beyond.

The gamer becomes the Assistant Director of the Tokuho Show, Yuzuhara Ryo. He's sent to all sorts of regions in Japan to find explanations for what appears to be supernatural occurrences.

The cases you deal with might include mysterious fires, poltergeist reports, kappas and all sorts of chilling crimes. But you don't have to head into the dark known alone, the mysterious co-workers and the cute assistant are all behind you.

Join the reporting team this August:

Tokushu HoudoubuJPN US$ 57.90




Released in 2006, Earth Defense Force 3 is immensely popular on the Xbox360. Now, gamers get to bring their forces around on their PS Vitas and fight aliens and monsters on their trips to work or school. There are more than 100 types of weapons for you to wield, and a lot of them are exclusive to this game.

Jump onto tanks and Helicopters to engage in a full out war. The PS Vita version comes with the adhoc mode, the co-op mode and the new infrastructure mode. Through this mode, players get to connect with up to three more comrades across the internet to take care of the threats.

All existing missions are included in the game along with new challenges. Come and defeat the aliens this Autumn:

Earth Defense Force 3 PortableJPN US$ 49.99




Don't throw down the keyboard no matter how tough the bosses are. Because the slimes are so cute. Hori creates the Slime keyboard in preparation for the release of the Dragon Quest X Online game. The keyboard is an official Square Enix licensed product and completely unique.

Communicate with the gamers across the network, and see how the Slime keys bob to your every tap. The alphabets on the keys are printed in the special Slime Font, and the figures on the function keys can be removed. So when they get dusty, take them out and give them a wipe to return them to the watery aqua blue.

Plug in the USB keyboard. It's is coming in August:

Hori Dragon Quest X Slime KeyboardJPN N/A



Xbox360 (12)

Let's DanceUSJun 19, 2012US$ 20.90
Tekken Tag Tournament 2JPNSep 13, 2012US$ 73.99
Dead or Alive 5JPNSep 27, 2012US$ 39.99
Dead or Alive 5EuropeOct 05, 2012US$ 59.90
Dead or Alive 5ASIASep 25, 2012N/A
Dead or Alive 5 (Collector's Edition)ASIASep 25, 2012N/A
Everyone SingUSSep 04, 2012N/A
The Testament of Sherlock HolmesUSSep 26, 2012N/A
Harry Potter for KinectUSOct 09, 2012US$ 24.99
WWE '13USOct 30, 2012US$ 25.99
NASCAR The Game: Inside LineUSNov 06, 2012US$ 63.99
xxx JP RELEASE CANCELLED Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance JP RELEASE CANCELLED xxxJPNN/A

    

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PlayStation3™ (18)

Let's DanceUSJun 19, 2012N/A
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Complete Edition) [EA Perfect Best Version]JPNAug 02, 2012US$ 31.99
DiRT Showdown + DiRT 3 Complete Edition [Double Pack]JPNAug 30, 2012US$ 91.99
Shadows of the Damned [EA Best Hits Version]JPNAug 30, 2012US$ 34.99
Sengoku Basara HD CollectionASIAAug 29, 2012N/A
Gekiatsu!! Pachi Game Tamashi Max: Evangelion 7 x Seimei no KodouJPNSep 06, 2012US$ 59.99
Tekken Tag Tournament 2JPNSep 13, 2012US$ 99.99
Dead or Alive 5 Collector's EditionJPNSep 27, 2012US$ 99.99
Dead or Alive 5EuropeSep 28, 2012US$ 28.99
The Testament of Sherlock HolmesUSSep 26, 2012N/A
Way of the Samurai 4EuropeOct 08, 2012N/A
Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss EditionJPNOct 25, 2012US$ 64.99
WWE '13USNov 02, 2012US$ 25.99
NASCAR The Game: Inside LineUSNov 06, 2012N/A
PlayStation All-Stars Battle RoyaleUSNov 21, 2012US$ 17.99
Metal Gear Rising: RevengeanceJPNFeb 21, 2013US$ 19.99
Everyone SingUStba.N/A
Tales of Xillia 2JPNNov 01, 2012US$ 39.99

    

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Sony PS Vita™ (4)

PSVita PlayStation Vita Compact AC AdapterJPNJul 26, 2012US$ 23.99
Tokushu HoudoubuJPNAug 23, 2012US$ 57.90
Earth Defense Force 3 PortableJPNSep 27, 2012US$ 49.99
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last RewardUSOct 26, 2012US$ 44.99

    

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Sony PSP™ (4)

77: Beyond the Milky Way [Best Version]JPNAug 02, 2012US$ 45.90
Sengoku Hime 2 Arashi: Hyakubana, Senran Tatsukaze no Gotoku [System Soft Selection]JPNAug 02, 2012US$ 45.90
Suzukaze no Melt -Days in the Sanctuary- [Regular Edition]JPNAug 23, 2012US$ 60.99
Lost HeroesJPNSep 06, 2012US$ 21.99

    

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Nintendo Wii™ (4)

WWE '13USOct 30, 2012N/A
NASCAR The Game: Inside LineUSNov 06, 2012US$ 44.99
Transformers Prime: The GameUSOct 30, 2012US$ 19.99
Everyone SingUSSep, 2012US$ 34.90

    

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Nintendo™ 3DS (1)

Lost HeroesJPNSep 06, 2012US$ 39.99

 

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Nintendo DS™ (2)

Maru Goukaku Shikaku Dasshu! Special: Certified Care Worker ExamJPNAug 02, 2012US$ 54.90
Transformers Prime: The GameUSOct 30, 2012US$ 24.99

  

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PC Games (4)

Battlefield 3: Premium (Chinese) (Origin)ASIAJun 22, 2012US$ 46.99
Battlefield 3: Premium (English) (Origin)ASIAJun 22, 2012N/A
The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff Pack (DVD-ROM)ASIAJul 10, 2012US$ 21.99
Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants (DVD-ROM)USOct 09, 2012US$ 10.90

    

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