23. May, 2014 19:08 (HKT)

Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart [Limited Edition Famitsu DX Pack] and More - Pre-Order Highlights!

Welcome to our Weekly Pre-Order Highlights! A special highlight this time around is the Limited Edition Famitsu DX Pack of Chou Megami Shinkou Noire - as with most Famitsu DX Packs, you can indeed expect a lot of premium gifts, but this one is just... please take a look!

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PlayStation®Vita [Adventure] 

Note: This product contains a PSVita Download Code for the game.

Focusing on the concepts of light, dark, and death Hotaru no Nikki (stylized as htoL#Niq) is a brand new, incredibly creative, IP from Nippon ichi Software and Masayuki Furuya. Although graphically the title looks lighthearted, be wary it will be receiving a 17+ rating in Japan due to "gruesome death scenes".

The story begins on December 31st 9999 and focuses on the characters Mion, a young girl with amnesia who wakes in a desolate world, and Hotaru the player-controlled firefly who chooses to lead her through the ruins, to the outside world.

In the 'World of Light' Mion's movements are dependent on how you maneuver Hotaru, with your main goal being to lead her to safety. You can move Mion or get her to perform specific tasks. In the 'World of Shadow' you control a firefly that can remove objects within the game but you must avoid both traps and monsters lurking in the shadows. Although you have no physical attack, your manipulation of the environment will be an incredibly powerful tool when it comes to taking out enemies.

As far as we can tell the game won't make heavy use of any 'world switching' mechanics, allowing the player to control the Light World firefly on Vita's front touchpad and the Shadow World firefly on the rear touchpad.

The Premium Box contents will include:

  • PSVita Download Code: htoL#NiQ Hotaru no Nikki 
  • Artbook
  • Soundtrack
  • Special Badge
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PlayStation®Vita [Rhythm]

Another contender enters the fray for top virtual diva - IA is a Vocaloid starring in her new rhythm game for the Vita! Developed by Kenichiro Takaki who was previously the producer of the infamous Senran Kagura, IA has a definite edge on the competition!

As with most console handheld rhythm games, players will be moving the analog sticks and pressing buttons in time with the tempo of musical notes. What makes IA/VT different is the dynamic feedback based on a player's performance - colors and more will change accordingly in the most fantastic of ways!

Track wise, there are 60 different songs with some tracks featuring new exclusive music video background footage of the artists performing their songs. There will also be different play modes, with challenge modes, consecutive play and free play. Check our product page for the full track listing!

Crystal Box Contents

  • PS Vita Game: IA/VT Colorful
  • Special Pouch
  • Special Skin Seal (2pcs For PS Vita & PS Vita Slim)
  • Decoration Sticker
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Strap
  • Charm strap
  • Card Case
IA/VT ColorfulPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)JPN US$ 56.9924h
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PlayStation®3 [Anime Fighter]

Developer French-Bread is teaming with Arc System Works to bring its latest arcade title, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (UNIEL), to PS3 with tons of new upgrades and updates!

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will be sporting stylish and smoothly-animated special attacks along with a variety of easy-to-perform combos. If you hit the right ability execution you can even pull off the very aesthetically-impressive Infinite Worth Exist move!

UNIEL also includes a unique cast of characters, each possessing special abilities and weapons of their own! The biggest news coming out of the latest Famitsu is that we will be able to play the high school warrior Nanase! Rocking the stylistic oversized sword, her special attack is a spinning 'Windmill', staying out of her reach could get pretty difficult!

If variation is what you're after, you're in luck! UNIEL is packed with different game modes, ranging from offline battles like VSMode and Survival to online Ranked matches and training! For players who want to appreciate the artwork and the characters a bit more there is both a Customization Mode and a Gallery you can browse to your heart's content!

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is scheduled for release on July 24th!

Under Night In-Birth Exe: LatePlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 24.9924h
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PlayStation®Vita [Strategy RPG] 

Underneath the anime cutscenes, vivid colours, adorable chibi faces, exaggerated battle animations and a really long name is a game that inherits the qualities of an amazing strategy RPG.

Developed by Sting, creators of Knights in the Nightmare and Yggdra Unison, this Hyperdimension Neptunia Spin-off is a wonderful title that represents all the things that fans love about Japanese games.

Staring Noire from the Neptunia universe in her very first game as a protagonist, Chou Megami will feature Noire in her "Black Heart" form - Noire transforms from her usual polite and calm tempered self to a quasi-Tsudere mode of being tough and competitive. Supporting her in this adventure will be 29 other playable characters for a total of 30, with Neptune, Vert and Blanc returning as well. Many of these characters are based on popular characters from other franchises such as Street Fighter, Hatsune Miku, and even Pac-man!

Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart has two special versions: 


  • PS Vita Game: "Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart"
  • Original Micro Fiber Towel
  • Visual Clear File Set (9 pcs)
  • Compile Heart Wallscroll (B2-size)
  • Original Clear Poster (B3-szie)
  • Original Badge
  • Visual Book
  • Noire Figure
  • Original Drama CD


  • PS Vita Game: "Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart"
  • Noire Figure
  • Original Drama CD 
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