11. Feb, 2011 17:38 (HKT)

Lightning will be back: FFXIII-2, Dark Souls, Akiba's Trip, Silent Hill: Downpour, Tales of Graces F US ver., FFIV Complete US ver. & more! - in New Games available for Preorder!

Welcome to our Weekly Preorder Games news. Keep yourself abreast, read up on games that are just announced for release. Discover the identity of the mysterious man beside Lightning in FFXIII-2, visit Akiba and fight blood sucking monsters in Akiba's Trip, battle the horror in Dark Souls and feel the Downpour in Silent Hill 8.

The story obviously isn't quite over yet. Lightning and co has emerged from the Crystals, but this is only the beginning of the war that will eventually unveil the mysterious forces in the world. FFXIII-2 is the next big hit this year, coming in December, as announced by Square Enix in their promotional event.

Very little about the game is known at the moment. A very brief teaser trailer reveals Lightning's new grand armor, which is decorated with feathers and comes with a large silver sword and a man who is her "equal". Get the game and see if he's a friend or a foe.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 comes this December, more versions of the game will be added once they are announced:

Final Fantasy XIII-2US US$ 22.99

Final Fantasy XIII-2US US$ 19.99

Ultra difficult and unforgiving, clearing a stage in the Dark Souls will bring you satisfaction like nothing can. Brought to you by From Software of Demon Soul's fame, Dark Soul ups the difficulty scale even more, the game is based on the motto "failure is a chance to learn, discovery is the true enjoyment".

When things get too tough, log on the internet and form a team, there is always a way beat that seemingly impossible stage, just discover your true potential.

The game provides gamers with more items and options, so players of all gaming styles are welcome to test their abilities in a dark, fantasy world full of knights, demons from hell and fire.

Neither the price and the exact release date is known at the moment, but it's expected to be available to PlayStation3 within this year:

Dark SoulsJPN N/A

Acquire, of Samurai Dou fame gathered their staff together to take their action game into the contemporary world. Akiba's Trip is a realistic re-creation of the Akiba district into a UMD disc. The shops you find in the gamer paradise will be right there, together with the maids and the Kageyashi, vampiric monsters.

Create your own character, choose outfits that will blend you into the district or make you stand out, but no matter what you do, you'll be assigned the task to use your monster fighting skills to rid the Kageyashi. The exhilarating fight style from Samurai Dou will be mixed with the trendy. Find out what your secret skill is.

The monster infested Akiba will open its doors to all Sony PSP gamers in April:

Akiba's TripJPN US$ 34.99

Silent Hill Downpour comes with mind bending puzzles and psychological horror that sends a shiver down the player's spine. The game will take players to the never-explored south eastern region of Silent Hill, so familiar landmarks such as the school and the hospital will be gone. Torrential rain and water play a significant role, They adds to the atmosphere and hides terrible secrets from view.

Each decision the player makes count, it will unlock game options and regions. Survival horror specialists can turn up the difficulty levels, while players less experience can choose easy mode.

Very little is known about the game at the moment, more information will be added once they become available. Downpour is scheduled to be released in October 2011:

Silent Hill: DownpourUS N/A

Silent Hill: DownpourUS US$ 32.99

Tales of Graces F is localized for the English speaking gamers, come join Asbel and Sofia on a journey that goes beyond the scope of the Nintendo Wii release. The game offers new outfits, skills and event scenes. The release schedule isn't announced at the moment, it will be updated in as soon as possible.

Another localized version announced is the Final Fantasy IV Complete Edition. It comes in around a month after the Japanese release in mid April. The game includes scenes from both the Nintendo DS remake and a new After Years chapter that takes place directly after the ending of the original.

English speaking gamers, keep a look out for these two games:

Tales of Graces FUS US$ 29.99

Sony PSP™
Final Fantasy IV: Complete CollectionUS US$ 29.99

Xbox360™ (8)

Troy MusouJPNMay 26, 2011N/A
Mayhem 3DUSMar 28, 2011N/A
Test Drive Unlimited 2JPNJun 30, 2011US$ 70.90
Call of Juarez: The CartelUSJul 19, 2011US$ 19.99
Silent Hill: DownpourUSMar 13, 2012N/A
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimASIANov 10, 2011N/A
Final Fantasy XIII-2USJan 31, 2012US$ 22.99
Battlefield 3 (Limited Edition)USOct 27, 2011N/A


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PlayStation3™ (12)

Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011JPNApr 14, 2011US$ 12.99
Troy MusouJPNMay 26, 2011US$ 39.99
Dance on BroadwayUSMar 15, 2011US$ 14.90
Fit in SixUSMar 15, 2011N/A
Mayhem 3DUSMar 28, 2011N/A
Test Drive Unlimited 2JPNJun 30, 2011US$ 91.99
Call of Juarez: The CartelUSJul 19, 2011US$ 23.99
Silent Hill: DownpourUSMar 13, 2012US$ 32.99
Final Fantasy XIII-2USJan 31, 2012US$ 19.99
Battlefield 3 (Limited Edition)USOct 27, 2011US$ 73.90
Dark SoulsJPNSep 22, 2011N/A
Tales of Graces FUSMar 13, 2012US$ 29.99


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Nintendo Wii™ (8)

Rune Factory Frontier (Minna no Osusume Selection)JPNMar 24, 2011US$ 29.99
Tales of Graces (Minna no Osusume Selection)JPNMar 24, 2011US$ 29.99
Chuck E. Cheese's Sports GamesUSMar 01, 2011N/A
Fit in SixUSMar 15, 2011US$ 33.99
Fit in Six (Camera Bundle)USMar 15, 2011US$ 46.99
Karaoke Revolution GleeUSApr 12, 2011US$ 31.99
Karaoke Revolution Glee 2: Road to RegionalsUSMay 20, 2011N/A
Karaoke Revolution Glee 2: Road to Regionals (w/ Microphone)USApr 06, 2011US$ 35.90


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Nintendo DS™ (5)

Keshi Kasukun (Best Selection)JPNMar 17, 2011US$ 19.80
Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no RinbukyokuJPNApr 21, 2011N/A
Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku DSJPNApr 28, 2011US$ 49.90
Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku DS [Limited Edition]JPNApr 28, 2011N/A
SquinkiesUSApr 12, 2011US$ 18.99


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Sony PSP™ (8)

Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2011JPNApr 14, 2011US$ 40.99
Akiba's TripJPNMay 19, 2011US$ 34.99
S.Y.K Portable Twin PackJPNApr 21, 2011N/A
S.Y.K Renshouden PortableJPNApr 21, 2011N/A
S.Y.K Renshouden Portable [Limited Edition]JPNApr 21, 2011US$ 82.99
Asaki, YumemishiJPNApr 28, 2011N/A
Asaki, Yumemishi [Limited Edition]JPNApr 28, 2011N/A
Final Fantasy IV: Complete CollectionUSApr 21, 2011US$ 29.99


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PC Games (7)

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (DVD-ROM)USFeb 15, 2011N/A
Everquest II: Destiny of Velious (DVD-ROM)USN/A
The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay (DVD-ROM)USMar 08, 2011US$ 20.99
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution (DVD-ROM)ASIAMar 01, 2011N/A
DuckTales RemasteredUSDec, 2014N/A
End of Nations (DVD-ROM)USMar, 2013N/A
Battlefield 3 (Limited Edition) (DVD-ROM)USOct 27, 2011N/A


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