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12. Apr, 2013 11:51 (HKT)

Weekly Pre-order News: Batman: Arkham Origins, Dynasty Warriors 8, Battlefield 4, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Fast and Furious: Showdown, and Migami Tensei IV


Welcome to our Weekly Pre-Order Game News! We have some long-awaited titles for all types of gamers, from the recently announced Batman: Arkham Origins all the way to the graphical behemoth Battlefield 4!


BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS

Playstation 3™ Xbox 360™ Nintendo 3DS™ PSVita™ Wii U™ PC [Action Adventure]

Fresh off the press we have Batman: Arkham Origins, developed by WB Games Montreal. Arkham Origins is set several years prior to the two previous Arkham games, allowing the player to assume control over a younger Batman. The story witnesses the key relationships and iconic characters of the Batman franchise being formed, focusing on the way a young Batman is set on the path to become the Dark Knight. 

Arkham Origins is available across nearly every current-gen platform, with a special spin-off release of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the Playstation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Arkham Origins Blackgate continues the Arkham Origins storyline in a Metroid-style 2.5D game. 

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate3DSUS US$ 19.9924h
Batman: Arkham OriginsWiiUUS US$ 24.991w
Batman: Arkham Origins (DVD-ROM)PCUS US$ 54.995-15d
Batman: Arkham Origins BlackgatePSVUS US$ 21.2924h
Batman: Arkham OriginsPS3US US$ 19.9924h
Batman: Arkham Origins360US US$ 19.9924h
Batman: Arkham OriginsWiiUEUR US$ 19.992-4w
Batman: Arkham Origins (DVD-ROM)PCEUR US$ 15.995-15d
Batman: Arkham Origins360EUR sold
Batman: Arkham OriginsPS3EUR sold


DYNASTY WARRIORS 8

Playstation 3™ Xbox 360™ [Action]

The 8th installment of Dynasty Warriors brings the player all the hack and slash action we've grown to love, along with expansions on gameplay and graphics. Features from previous installments will be returning, such as all the previous modes as well as the multiple weapon types, but also includes many expansions on the existing concepts. 

Story Mode will be giving the player a lot more freedom as to how they want to progress through the game, moving away from the pre-set paths of previous games, as well as making multiple characters available for each stage. The biggest feature of Story Mode is definitely the addition of co-operative play, which can be played both on and offline. 

Dynasty Warriors is scheduled for a July release of this year. 

Dynasty Warriors 8PS3US US$ 34.991w
Dynasty Warriors 8360US sold
Dynasty Warriors 8PS3EUR US$ 29.992-4w
Dynasty Warriors 8360EUR US$ 26.992-4w
 

BATTLEFIELD 4

Playstation 3™ Xbox 360™ PC [FPS]

The Battlefield franchise needs little introduction, with the previous three installments already being household names Battlefield 4 is modeled after the excellence of it's predecessors'. 

The biggest focus of Dice is creating a singleplayer experience built with freedom at the core, while continuing and adding on the the already successful multiplayer play. The freedom of campaign gameplay is designed to play more like a multiplayer match. The player will have an end-objective on a mission, but how you reach that point is up to you. Giving you all the tools from multiplayer, such as vehicles, your strategy will not be hindered in any way. 

Boasting the Frostbite Engine 3, Battlefield 4 is already being boasted to be a graphical leap for next-gen games. Battlefield 4 will be released sometime in the 4th Quarter of this year, Pre-orders are available for current-gen consoles and PC. 

Battlefield 4PS3US sold
Battlefield 4 (DVD-ROM)PCUS sold
Battlefield 4360US US$ 12.8924h
Battlefield 4 (DVD-ROM)PCEUR US$ 26.992-4w
Battlefield 4 (w/ China Rising DLC)PS3EUR US$ 19.992-4w
Battlefield 4360EUR sold


RAGNAROK ODYSSEY ACE

Playstation Vita™ [Action]

The followup game to Ragnarok Odyssey, Ace will be released on July 11th for the Playstation Vita and with much to the glee of our western customers it will have no region lock. 

Ace will include all quests and downloadable content from the original game alongside a new episode set continuing the story. The game will feature a 'ACE Skill" battle system, based on character class, that modifies attacks, movement, and recovery as well multiple other gameplay changes and items.

A new dungeon will be introduced entitled Tower of Yggdrasil which will be a randomly generated dungeon, with ever-increasing difficulty as you progress. Multiplayer is also available. 

Ragnarok Odyssey AcePSVJPN US$ 44.991w
 

FAST AND FURIOUS: SHOWDOWN

Playstation 3™ Xbox 360™ Wii U™ Nintendo 3DS™ [Racing]

Fast and Furious: Showdown is a title you'll want in your collection, especially if you are a fan of the movies! Reportedly the story is designed to tie the previous Fast and Furious plotlines with the upcoming Fast and Furious 6

The gameplay of Fast and Furious will be merging the elements of a shooter and a racing game into one. With such features such as being able to switch between driving and being the passenger with a weapons this will be a great game to play with co-op or on your own. 

All versions of the game will be available in May, so make sure to grab your pre-order if you want to experience the full Fast and Furious story. 

Fast & Furious: Showdown3DSUS sold
Fast & Furious: ShowdownWiiUUS US$ 42.991-2w
Fast & Furious: ShowdownPS3US US$ 34.991-2w
Fast & Furious: Showdown360US US$ 42.995-15d
Fast & Furious: ShowdownPS3ASIA sold
Fast & Furious: Showdown360ASIA US$ 39.905-15d
Fast & Furious: ShowdownWiiUEUR US$ 44.905-15d

SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI IV

Nintendo 3DS™ [RPG]

Protect the Eastern Kingdom of Mikando from demons, gods, and various factions as a young samurai in this long-awaited Nintendo 3DS RPG. The US version is finally available for pre-order, scheduled to release in July!

Shin Megami Tensei boasts over 400 demons, more than any of the previous games, of which the player can recruit, collect, and fuse. The story of this RPG is determined by your choices and the subsequent consequences. Branching storypaths is a large component of this game, so careful consideration must go into every decision you make. 

With the Press Turn system even your combat must be well thought out, where strategic thinking will reward extra turns and careless moves will force a turn loss. 

Shin Megami Tensei IVJPN US$ 42.9924h
Nintendo 3DS LL (Shin Megami Tensei IV Limited Model)JPN US$ 279.991w
Shin Megami Tensei IV Accessory SetJPN US$ 11.1924h
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Download Code only)
digital
JPN sold
Shin Megami Tensei IV [Famitsu DX Pack]JPN sold
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Limited Edition Box Set)US sold
 

To keep up to date with all pre-order releases, see them here!
 




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