21. Mar, 2014 16:59 (HKT)

PRE-ORDER HIGHLIGHTS: Freedom Wars, Conception II: Children Of the Seven Stars (With Bonus CD), Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment!

Welcome to our Pre-Order Highlights! This week we're putting up games that are sure to keep portable gamers busy on the go!

FREEDOM WARS フリーダムウォーズ

PS®VITA [Action]

In the year 102013, Earth's surface is a mire of death and ruin with no means to support life. Humanity has retreated to underground cities called "Panopticons" and struggle with the balance of thriving as a species under oppressive overpopulation. 

As such, draconian laws have been implemented to avert anachy; all crimes commited, whether proven guilty or not, will see criminals given a sentence of 1,000,000 years of forced servitude. 

Your punishment, as one of the unfortunate criminals, is to work off your sentence by defeating dangerous beings called "Abductors" - giant monsters who are kidnapping humans from the Panopticons for mysterious reasons. By battling Abductors and saving citizens, only then will your sentence slowly decrease.

Freedom Wars is a gorgeous battle action game that features online and offline multiplayer - co-op and competitive for up to 8 players. When fighting the Abductors, players will be equiped with "thorn," a unique whip weapon that acts as both zipline and a means to pull giant enemies to the ground; players can, in co-op, combine their thorns for more power.

There is also a mode called City-State War Mode where players represent 1 of 47 Panopticons in a fight for control and natural resources; it is a frantic mode of criminal vs criminal where the goal is to collect parts; in return accesories for customization are rewarded. There will also be a text-to-speech function for online communication.

With a release date of June 26th, this Sony Japan Studio exclusive is definitely a title to look out for!

Freedom WarsPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)JPN US$ 39.991w



Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is a sequel to Conception: Ore No Kodomo O Undekure, a game exclusive to the Japanese region. For the sequel, it is the first one of the series to ever have localization, and this standalone story will be available for the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

In Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, players take on the role of a young man starting his education to be a Disciple, gifted with the divine powers of the Star Gods. Disciples can combine powers with seven heroines. Together, they'll create ethereal creatures called “Star Children” to aid and fight for them in battles. Indeed, it's baby-making time! It brings a new meaning to the phrase “after-school activities”. These feisty progeny then take their parents' skills and lead the turn-based action against the evil monsters of the Pandora Labyrinths.

Exclusive to both versions is the "“Conception 2 Original Soundtrack CD” - a 10 track CD for insight into the beautiful compositions of Conception!

Street date has been announced: Apr 15th! 

Conception II: Children of the Seven StarsNintendo 3DS (3DS)US US$ 29.991-5d
Conception II: Children of the Seven StarsPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)US US$ 34.991w


Nintendo 3DS™ [Rhythm]

In Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, everything from the original Theatrhythm is here, except that it's been updated, tweaked and remixed for a limit breaking experience.

Content-wise, there are 200 songs in total, 60 characters from the FF universe, additional quests and an additional two-player competitive versus mode! That is a lot for an upgrade, but fans of the famous FF scores will definitely have their fingers tapping and hands cramped in anticipation! 

As well, check out the special limited edition Theatrhythm 3DS (Japan)! A tasteful all black 3DS with the stars of FF stylized and emblazoned by gold!

Get ready for Uematsu's masterpieces and more on April 24th! 

Conception II: Children of the Seven StarsNintendo 3DS (3DS)US US$ 29.991-5d
Conception II: Children of the Seven StarsPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)US US$ 34.991w


ソードアート・オンライン -ホロウ・フラグメント

PlayStation®Vita [RPG]

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment's story will be separated into two chapters - the first chapter is a slightly modified version of the previous game, Infinity Moment, while the second is the brand new 'Hollow Area' chapter. The Hollow Area will reportedly include a brand new story involving the notorious player-killing guild "Laughing Coffin" and of course the new playable character Philia!

The gameplay will remain very similar to that in Infinity Moment, but expanding with the 'Burst Gauge' which allows continuous attacks, so long as you have the available burst energy to pull them off; and you won't be pulling them off alone in Hollow Fragment as Bandai Namco have added the ability to create your own non-playable character to fight alongside you! 

The title also takes full advantage of the PSVita by allowing player-formed raid teams (4 players max) which will be a major element of the 'Hollow Area' concept and design. 

In the robust Limited Edition, box contents will contain:

  • PS Vita Game: "Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment"
  • Official Soundtrack CD
  • Special Contents Blu-ray Disc
  • Mini Clear Poster
  • Special Assets Booklet
  • Special Product Code
Sword Art Online: Hollow FragmentPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)JPN sold
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment [Limited Edition]PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)JPN sold


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