29. Nov, 2013 16:16 (HKT)

PRE-ORDER HIGHLIGHTS: Ar No Surge, Project Diva F 2nd, and New Love Plus+

Welcome to our Weekly Pre-order Highlights! Every week we pick and choose from a huge list of upcoming games and focus on those you might find worth your time. This week is entirely focused on exciting new imports!


PlayStation®3 [JRPG]

A continuation of the PS3 2012 JRPG Surge Concerto: Ciel Nosurge, Ar No Surge is an upcoming game scheduled for a 2014 release. Developed again by Gust, the story revolves around the human exodus to new planets for survival and their escape from hostile forces against them. It is when humanity discovers the advent of "song magic" in which they can fight back, and in Ar No Surge: Umareizuru Hoshi He Inoru Shi, the battle is as heated as ever.

With themes like "human bonds" and "the inner surface of the heart," an exciting take on the standard rpg turn based battle with a hybrid system that blends strategy, rhythm and action elements, Ar No Surge is a JRPG to look forward to in the coming future.

Ar no Surge: Umareizuru Hoshi he inoru ShiJPN US$ 34.991-5d
Ar no Surge: Umareizuru Hoshi he inoru Shi [Agent Pack]JPN US$ 174.991w
Ar no Surge: Umareizuru Hoshi he inoru Shi [Famitsu DX Pack]JPN sold

Nintendo 3DS™ [Dating Simulation]

New Love Plus+ is the enhanced version of Konami's wildly popular dating sim; it is a revamp of it's predecessor New Love Plus and addresses many previous technical issues with respect to fan demand. The original development team once again orchestrates the story of boy meets girl, girl and girl with Akari Uchida is serving as senior producer and Mino☆Tarō as the character designer. The game will again feature the voice work of Saori Hayami as Manaka Takane, Sakura Tange as Rinko Kobayakawa, and Yuko Minaguchi as Nene Anegasaki.

Gameplay focuses on choosing one of the three girls and adapting to her needs with the wish of wooing her. Of course, talking to other girls will have a negative impact on the outcome, so loyalty, sensitivity and consideration are important aspects to keep in mind. As well, New Love Plus+ includes a massive amount of new story scenarios; narrative exploration and replayability is something that gamers can indeed look forward to. 

To celebrate the Love Plus franchise, Konami will release Deluxe Complete Sets for all 3 heroines, and each set contains goods pertaining to the respective character.

  • A Character specific 3DS LL variant
  • A 40 page A-4 sized booklet of Visual Art and Production Designs by Mino☆Tarō
  • ​A 10 min binaural-recorded audio CD
  • Four Special character illustrations
  • Deluxe Set Limited edition packaging


PlayStation®3 PS®Vita [Rhythm]

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is the upcoming sequel to one of the most popular rhythm game franchises in existence. Virtual superstar Hatsune Miku returns with the entirety of her Vocaloid entourage in an encore performance with many of the themes from the previous title intact. As such, no rhythm game can make it big without a solid track list, and so far seven songs have been confirmed:

  • "Akatsuki Arrival" (アカツキアライヴァル) by Last Note
  • "Romeo and Cinderella" (ロミオとシンデレラ) by doriko
  • "Colorful x Melody" (カラフル×メロディ) by Team MOER
  • "A Thousand Year Solo" (千年の独奏歌) by yanagiP
  • "Spoofing Genga" (なりすましゲンガー) by KulfiQ
  • "This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee" (こちら、幸福安心委員会です) by Utata-P
  • "Packaged" by livetune

As more information becomes released for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, please expect more updates from us in the near future!

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