01. Apr, 2015 19:00 (HKT)

OUT TOMORROW: Rodea The Sky Soldier,Earth Defense Forces 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair,Terra Formars: Akaki Hoshi no Gekitou,Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen!


Nintendo3DS™ Wii U™ [Flying Action] Release: April 02, 2015[JPN] September 22, 2015[US]

Rodea: The Sky Soldier starts on the floating continent of Garuda. Your journey begins when a curious young girl named Ion ventures into ruins and reactivates the fabled robotic Majin solider Rodea. After waking from a 1,000 year slumber Rodea's memory is no more, except for the recollection of a "fierce battle from the past" and the face of a girl who looks like Ion. 

As all this unfolds, the Machine Empire Naga has been revivded after 1,000 years of dormancy. Seemingly to be the antagonists of the title, their aim is to take control of the 'Gravity Energy' that resides on Garuda and use it to power their invasion of mechanical soldiers. In order to protect the confused and frightened people of Garuda, Rodea and Ion step up to face the machine army!

While gameplay specifics are scant at the moment, what's been mentioned is that Rodea The Sky Soldier will involve aerial and sky based combat, highly reminiscent of the classic NIGHTs games for the Sega Saturn. In any case, this will mean high speed acrobatic movement with a lot of parabolic loops! 

As well, while not 100% confirmed, it's worth mentioning that first-print copies of the Wii U version will include Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea, the original and unreleased Wii version of the game. In the meantime, we will keep you all updated as more becomes revealed about this interesting title.

First-print copies of the Wii U version will inclue the original, unreleased, Tenkuu no Kishi Rodea for Wii.

Rodea The Sky SoldierWii UJPN US$ 29.9924h
Rodea The Sky SoldierNintendo 3DSJPN US$ 14.9924h
Rodea the Sky SoldierNintendo 3DSUS US$ 14.9924h
Rodea the Sky SoldierWii UUS US$ 59.991-5d



PlayStation®4 [Third Person Shooter] Release: April 02, 2015[JPN]

Earth Defense Force is an over-the-top action shooting franchise that arms players as an EDF soldier heavily equipped with hundreds of powerful weapons including assault rifles, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, energy weapons and grenade launchers to drive away insect infestation from all enemy fronts.

Defending the Earth continues in Earth Defense Force 4.1 as it is a port of the Earth Defense Force 2025 title released for X360 and PS3. However, producer Nobuyuki Okajima has stated that the title will naturally feature improved visuals (thanks to the PS4 hardware) and additional story content not featured in the original edition of the game.

The game will retain the same four class system, meaning that players can chose to fight the alien and insect hordes as a Ranger, Wing Diver, Fencer, or Air Raider.

That won't be all you're fighting as EDF 4.1 will feature awesome Kaiju vs Robot battles! One of the monsters shown off is named Erginus, an unknown beast from the deep sea, however the popular theory is that he originated from outer space. The Earth Defense Force has deployed Baram in response, a massive 50 meter tall robot that players will use to fight!

D3 Publisher have also added a new spider-like vehicle to the game: the Depth Crawler. The Depth Crawler specializes in fighting in underground tunnels due to its ability to jump and scale walls, but is also effective at climbing through the city. The Depth Crawler also comes equipped with headlights which are incredibly useful in the dark enclosed spaces, even more so now that all static lights have been removed from the tunnels. The Depth Crawler will also be available in online cooperative play.

Earth Defense Forces 4.1: The Shadow of New DespairPlayStation 4JPN US$ 69.991w



Nintendo 3DS™ [Action] Release: April 02, 2015 [JPN]

Humans, in a quest to expand their reach into the unknown darkness of space, have set the planet Mars as their target. If colonization is to succeed, humanity will reach a new zeitgeist, taking one step closer to the heavens that have forever looked down on this insignificant species.

In order to prepare Mars for the eventual exodus, and in their earnest preperation using the greatest of minds, mankind has unwillingly designed a great folly, despite the genius of this plan.

By sending the most resilient of all of Earth's species first, Mars becomes finally habitable through the slow influence of the common roach, yet when the time came for mankind to claim their new home, they were not prepared for what they saw - these terraformers had transformed at a frightening pace into humanoid roaches with a frightful intelligence - a perverse possibility of evolution, and man's biggest threat.

Terra Formars: Akaki Hoshi No Gekitou (Fierce Battle on the Crimson Planet) is a battle action game developed by Furyu, and puts gamers into an impossible situation. By controlling several members of Earth's brightest - genetically modified and empowered with primordial DNA, this title based on the popular manga series brings high action into a unique world.

Featuring mainstay characters from the series, fans will be able to play as the berserker Shokichi Komachi (Japanese Hornet), the cunning Marcos Eringrad Garcia (Huntsman Spider), the resolute Keiji Onizuka (Mantis Shrimp), the elegant Akari Hizamaru (Japanese Silk Moth), and of course, the ultra powerful Michelle K. Davis (Blast Ant). There are other characters yet to be confirmed, but it's been shown that one can even play as a Gold Terraformar!

Fans of the manga will be pleased to see that there is also an original story to accompany the action - whether this new story is just as heartbreaking as the former, this has yet to be seen. There's also a competitve VS mode and reign supreme in the "Super Mars Ranking Mode." Lastly, Terra Formars: Akaki Hoshi No Gekitou has a secret mission which serves as a prelude by explaining the events 20 years prior, and there are also exclusive Terraformar cockroach foes only in the game.

Coming out on April the 2nd, Terra Formars: Akaki Hoshi No Gekitou is a game for those who love manga styled scifi, and absolutely hate roaches~

Our go translation crew Shonengamez.com are currently doing translations for this title! 

Terra Formars: Akaki Hoshi no GekitouNintendo 3DSJPN US$ 24.991w



PlayStation®3 PS®Vita [Turn Based Strategy] Release: April 02, 2015[JPN]

Since the December 2014 announcement, the long wait has finally bore harvest. As the exciting conclusion to the Super Robot Taisen Z Trilogy, this final entry is jammed with new features, and will also have a first print bonus: a bonus DLC code for Rengoku Hen, a 15 stage narrative on the events between Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Jigoku Hen and Tengoku Hen.

More importantly are the announcements of the 30+ mecha franchises will be represented. Among fan favorites like Gundam, Macross, and more, there are new mechas from the following series: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, Armored Trooper Votoms (Phantom Arc & Alone Again), Gunbuster 2: Diebuster, and Full Metal Panic (full list on the product page)!

Like all Super Robot Taisen titles, each tactical battle contains extremely over the top battle cinematics that add to the tension of player choices. And speaking of tension, a brand new tag-team unit mode called the Maximum Break will be introduced, which can be activated based on a "Tag Tension" meter between sub-units for a devasting combo attack.

There is even upcoming content for once you finish the game - Bandai Namco will be rolling out downloadable scenarios digitally for ¥100 to ¥150 after release for both the PS3 and the PS Vita.

And this might be of interest to those who've been wanting to play an SRT game; to commemorate the end of an epic tactical experience, we've gotten our friends at Shonengamez.com to do a FULL TRANSLATION! 

Our go translation crew Shonengamez.com are currently doing translations for this title! 

Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-henPlayStation 3JPN US$ 39.991-5d
Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-henPlayStation VitaJPN US$ 44.9924h

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