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25. Apr, 2013 19:12 (HKT)

Weekly Western Game Releases: Fire Emblem: Awakening (EU), Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen and Dead Island: Riptide!


Welcome to our Weekly Game Release News! From a cult zombie classic to beautiful pawns, and even the Awakening of a game long awaited for Europe, there are many great games this week!


FIRE EMBLEM: AWAKENING

Nintendo 3DS™ [Tactical Strategy Turn Based RPG] 

European 3DS owners will be pleased to know that Fire Emblem: Awakening is finally out for their region! One of the highest rated games this year, the 3DS debut of Fire Emblem is something all gamers can celebrate. Featuring the return of the marriage system and introducing the new pair up system, the famous permadeath from the Fire Emblem series is just that much more unbearable; that being said, this tactical masterpiece will have you paying attention to every move - and though there is a new casual setting for accessibility, strategy aficionados will most likely blaze forward in classic mode.

Fire Emblem: AwakeningEuropeUS$ 41.99


DRAGON'S DOGMA: DARK ARISEN

PlayStation3™/Xbox360™ [3rd Person Action Adventure RPG]

Dragon's Dogma, Capcom's big budget foray into Western fantasy is released once again with a whole lot of new monster-climbing-dungeon crawling content! Owners of the original Dragon’s Dogma can transfer their previous save file and receive 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack consisting of six brand new costumes. New Game features are:

  • Bitterblack Island: A massive new underground realm to explore
  • Over 25 terrifying new enemies
  • ​Level 3 Skills: each character class has a new tier of skills
  • 100 plus pieces of new equipment
  • High level weaponry and armour sets specialized for underground cavern traversal
  • 14 new character/Pawn augments
  • New tiers of equipment enhancement
  • ​Increased character customization options
  • Item appraisal
  • Option to select Japanese voice over

The Wind is calling all adventures and Pawns back into the fray!

Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenPS3USUS$ 19.99
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen360US
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenPS3EuropeUS$ 33.99
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen360EuropeUS$ 15.29
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenPS3ASIA
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen360ASIA


DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE

PlayStation3™/Xbox360™/PC [Action RPG Survival Horror FPS]

One of the most polarizing series is back; for those who loved the original, then this game is definitely for you. 

Taking place immediately after the events of Dead Island, the 4 survivors are back - new ally in tow. With 5 characters with specialized and upgradable skills, fend off the re-animated fisticuffs style; visceral melee and limb targeting returns in Dead Island: Riptide! Featuring a bloody mess of additions while keeping mechanics true to the original, players are exposed to new vehicles, higher environment detail, better weapons, a new defense mode, and the ability to transfer their save file from the previous game. 

Several editions of Dead Island: Riptide are available, including the controversial Zombie Bait edition! 

For first impressions: Gold Mountain's Playthrough on PlayasiaTV!

Dead Island: RiptidePS3USUS$ 19.99
Dead Island: Riptide360USUS$ 33.99
Dead Island: RiptidePS3EuropeUS$ 19.99
Dead Island: RiptidePS3ASIA
Dead Island: Riptide360ASIAUS$ 16.29
Dead Island: Riptide (Steam)
steam
digital
PCEuropeUS$ 9.99
Dead Island: Riptide (Steelbook Edition) (DVD-ROM)PCEuropeUS$ 19.99
Dead Island: Riptide (DVD-ROM)PCASIAUS$ 42.90
Dead Island: Riptide (Steam)
steam
digital
PCASIAUS$ 6.99
Dead Island: Riptide360EuropeUS$ 56.90
Dead Island: Riptide (Limited Edition) (Steam)
steam
digital
PCEuropeUS$ 19.99
Dead Island: Riptide (Rigor Mortis Edition)PS3US
Dead Island: Riptide (Rigor Mortis Edition)360USUS$ 108.99
Dead Island: Riptide (Zombie Bait Edition)360Europe
Dead Island: Riptide Official Strategy Guide USUS$ 24.90


For more releases this week:

PlayStation3™

Bioshock InfiniteEuropeUS$ 16.99
Star Trek The Video GameASIAUS$ 17.99

Xbox360™

Bioshock InfiniteEuropeUS$ 14.99
Need for Speed: The Run (Platinum Hits)USUS$ 24.99
Star Trek The Video GameASIA
The Sims 3 (Platinum Hits)USUS$ 19.99
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Platinum Hits)USUS$ 13.19

Nintendo 3DS™

Luigi's Mansion 2EuropeUS$ 44.99
Monster Hunter 3 UltimateEuropeUS$ 36.99




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