11. Jan, 2013 18:23 (HKT)

Full of new release announcements: Pokemon X and Y, Professor Layton to Choubunmei A no Isan, Meruru no Atelier Plus, Sora no Kiseki SC HD Edition, Final Fantasy XI Expansion Pack & more! - in New Games available for Pre-Ordering!

Welcome to our Weekly Pre-order Games news. Keep yourself abreast, read up on games that are just announced for release. Announces come in from all directions, Meruru is setting a shop on the PS Vita, Professor Layton embarks on his last adventure, Pokemon X and Y go to a new dimension and Fate/Extra CCC is delayed once again.

Set up a shop and become the best alchemist in the nation. The little princess Meruru has already led an adventure on the PlayStation3, in 2013, she's moving on to the PS Vita. Like the last game, Totori Plus, Meruru Plus is going to have lots of new additions.

Download contents from the PlayStation3 version are playable right from the go. Unlock new costumes and see Meruru in them, she can dress up like her teacher Totori or her grand teacher Rorona, and these are just some new clothes in her expansive wardrobe.

The game comes with more events and surprises, so come and find out what they are. As for battles, you'll come across new bosses, be sure to create some great weapons before you fight them. And if you have already cleared Totori Plus, load the game saves into Meruru Plus to receive extra costumes and powered up weapons.

Meruru will be ready in March:

Meruru no Atelier Plus: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3JPN US$ 74.99
Meruru no Atelier Plus: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3 [Premium Box]JPN N/A

An exquisite figure of Meruru is coming in May:

Atelier Meruru The Alchemist of Arland 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted Figure: MeruruJPN N/A

He's a an English gentleman, an archaeologist, and sometimes, a detective. Professor Layton is back to lead gamers to his newest, and final adventure.

The game continues where the last instalment Kiseki no Kamen left of. A year has passed, and Layton receives a letter, inviting him to the land of ice and snow. The people have discovered a girl encased in ice, and using her as a key, they found an ancient civilization that far surpasses the people's imagination.

Puzzles in the game are becoming more challenging and the quality of the graphics are simply cinematic. The star studded cast of voice actors and actresses are back to resume their roles, so come along with them to experience the enchanting adventures.

The final chapter of the Professor Layton series is coming in late February:

Layton Kyouju to Choubunmei A no IsanJPN US$ 54.99

PlayStation2 has left its mark in history, and about the same time Sony announced the official ending date of the PlayStation 2 dynasty, Square Enix announced the last game release for the PS 2. Adoulin no Makyou Kakuchou is the first expansion disc after the last Wings of the Goddess expansion pack.

It presents gamers with new job classes such as the Feng Shui master and the Magic Swordsman. The game also expands the world map by including the Wolfga Continent. There is new drama brewing. The plot surrounds the Holy Adoulin City Alliance, join in and see what all the struggles are about.

The last PlayStation 2 game will be coming this March:

Final Fantasy XI: Adoulin no Makyou Kakuchou Data DiskJPN N/A

You've taken pretty pictures for them in Photokano, come for the Kiss now. Photokano is a romance captured through the lenses, the player is a high school student surrounded by pretty girls, all of them are your potential models, so approach them and ask them to pose for you.

In the PS Vita version, the system and graphics are all powered up. Depending on your location with the girls and your level of affection with them, you can ask them to change their costumes and show you some bolder poses. By using the R button like the shutter, you can snap shots of them. And after becoming a couple with them, you can unlock the Love Love Days Episode where they'll reveal all of their charms to your camera.

Photokano Kiss is coming in late April:

PhotoKano KissJPN N/A

Following Sora no Kiseki FC, SC, the second instalment is coming to the PlayStation 3 as an HD version. When the game was released as a PSP version, it has so much content that it has to be recorded in two UMD discs, many gamers must have found changing them around during gameplay a huge hassle.

Now, all you have to do is focus on the game, because everything is in one disc. Like the FC HD Edition, the graphics and sounds are upgraded, and you can share your PSP data with the PS3 version. By loading the FC clear saves into the game, you'll be able to retain your Blazer ranks, unlock certain events and receive extra weapons.

Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter is coming in April:

Eiyuu Densetsu Sora no Kiseki SC:Kai HD EditionJPN N/A

The HD Edition of the First Chapter and the PSP version of the Second Chapter are both available at Play-Asia.com:

Sora no Kiseki FC HD Edition

Eiyuu Densetsu Sora no Kiseki FC: Kai (HD Edition)JPN US$ 39.9924h

Sora no Kiseki SC PSP Edition

Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki SC (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 49.991w

Pokemon X and Y are going to a new dimension where all gamers can join in to play. This pokemon adventure will become your link with the other pokemon tamers from around the world, swap pokemon with them, enter the tournaments to challenge them, and find the new legendary pokemon with them.

Including the existing pokemon, there are more than 700 showing up and a majority of them are new. The system is upgraded so that when your bond with your pokemon strengthens, your pokemon will become stronger.

The graphics in these new games are more eye popping and the scenarios become even more captivating. For the first time, Pokemon X and Y will be released simultaneously worldwide, so everyone can start their adventures at the same time!

A concrete schedule have yet to be released but the two games are expected to come sometime in October:

Pokemon XJPN US$ 29.99
Pokemon YJPN US$ 29.99

Head to the other side of the Fate Extra, the secret place where just a privileged few are allowed to enter. Because of a bug in the system, the Holy Grail wars is mutated. A new game starts, its lure and power draw magicians from across cyberspace.

Players are exposed to new dangers and the girls reveal a side of themselves that they have kept away from gamers in the first game. The person who knows the truth is Sakura, and the servant waiting to be claimed is Saber. Full of tension and seduction, this is an adventure that simply could not be missed.

The developers have delayed the game twice to make it a fuller, more enjoyable experience, so don't miss it this March. The Virgin White Box comes with a figma figure of Saber, Visual works and a Limited Character Song sung by Tange Sakura, the voice actress behind Saber:

Fate/Extra CCCJPN N/A
Fate/Extra CCC [Type Moon Virgin White Box]JPN N/A

Xbox360 (3)

Naughty Bear: Double Trouble!UStba.N/A
Vampire Resurrection [e-capcom Limited Edition]JPNMar 15, 2013N/A
Far Cry 3JPNMar 07, 2013US$ 73.90


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PlayStation3 (15)

Vampire Resurrection [e-capcom Limited Edition]JPNMar 15, 2013N/A
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (English)ASIAFeb 18, 2013N/A
Sly Cooper: Thieves in TimeASIAFeb 05, 2013N/A
Far Cry 3JPNMar 07, 2013US$ 64.99
Disgaea Dimension 2ASIAMar 20, 2013US$ 51.99
Disgaea Dimension 2 (First Print Limited Edition) (Japanese Version)ASIAMar 20, 2013US$ 129.90
God of War: Ascension (Chinese & English Sub)ASIAMar 12, 2013N/A
God of War: Ascension (Collector's Edition)ASIAMar 12, 2013N/A
God of War: Ascension (Deluxe Collector's Edition)ASIAMar 12, 2013N/A
God of War: Ascension (Steelbook Edition)ASIAMar 12, 2013N/A
God of War: Ascension (w/ Dual Shock 3)ASIAMar 12, 2013N/A
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (Japanese)ASIAMar 15, 2013N/A
MLB 13: The ShowASIAMar 07, 2013N/A
Tomb Raider (Survival Edition)ASIAMar 05, 2013N/A
J-Stars Victory VsJPNMar 19, 2014US$ 29.99


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PS Vita (12)

DJMAX Technika Tune (Limited Edition)USJan 14, 2013N/A
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus: Otome Shoujotachi no ShoumeiASIAFeb 28, 2013N/A
Sly Cooper: Thieves in TimeASIAFeb 05, 2013N/A
Meruru no Atelier Plus: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3JPNMar 20, 2013US$ 74.99
Meruru no Atelier Plus: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3 [Premium Box]JPNMar 20, 2013N/A
Dead or Alive 5 PlusASIAMar 20, 2013N/A
MLB 13: The ShowASIAMar 12, 2013N/A
Muramasa RebirthASIAApr 03, 2013N/A
Soul Sacrifice (Japanese)ASIAMar 07, 2013N/A
PhotoKano KissJPNApr 25, 2013N/A
One Piece: Kaizoku Musou 2 (Chinese Version)ASIAMay 10, 2013N/A
J-Stars Victory VsJPNMar 19, 2014N/A


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Sony PSP (1)

Hakuoki: Warriors of the ShinsengumiUSFeb 22, 2013N/A

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Nintendo Wii U (1)

Tank! Tank! Tank!JPNFeb 21, 2013US$ 64.90


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Nintendo 3DS (3)

Layton Kyouju to Choubunmei A no IsanJPNFeb 28, 2013US$ 54.99
Pokemon XJPNOct 12, 2013US$ 29.99
Pokemon YJPNOct 12, 2013US$ 29.99


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