14. Feb, 2014 19:20 (HKT)

PRE-ORDER HIGHLIGHTS: Mario Kart 8, Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call and Deception IV: Blood Ties!

Welcome to our Weekly Pre-order News! As you can see from the picture above, Mario Kart 8 is just around the chicane! If driving and drifting isn't what you're looking for, no worries - we have several hot titles of different genres for your needs!


PlayStation®3 PlayStation®Vita [Strategy/RPG]

(US Boxart and screenshots have been yet to be revealed.)

Kagero is a strategy-RPG with very passive combat system, where the primary gameplay mechanic is setting traps. The developer Tecmo hasn't released a new Kagero title since Trapt - a decade ago! So you can imagine the joy all the fans felt when the logo for Kagero: Dark Side Princess was revealed at Sony's press conference! 

Even more exciting now is the confirmed release of an English version with the new title: Deception IV: Blood Ties! This cult favorite is sure to please those with a diabolical inclination towards complex schemes with huge payoffs, as many creative and iconic traps - from the Iron Maiden to Banana Peels - can be linked together for insane combinations. This title is also highly inspired by Tecmo's 1996 PlayStation game Devil's Deception. 

As well, Tecmo will have a share to Youtube function; share your inner evil genius to the world!

Street date has been set for the 25th of March! 

Deception IV: Blood TiesPlayStation 3 (PS3)US sold
Deception IV: Blood TiesPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)US sold


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!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain CallNintendo 3DS (3DS)JPN US$ 49.991w
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call [Theatrhythm Edition] JPN US$ 209.991w


PlayStation®4 PlayStation®Vita [Hack and Slash, Action]

For both the Vita and the PS4, the Complete Edition gives gamers on both platforms the chance to experience the newest iteration of Dynasty Warriors 8!

The Complete Edition, which will be launched alongside the PS3 Dynasty Warriors 8, will inclued all the content fro DW8 and DW8: Xtreme Legends and is also compatible with the save data from the aforementioned PS3 version.

The 8th installment of Dynasty Warriors brings the player all the hack and slash action we've grown to love, along with expansions on gameplay and graphics. Features from previous installments will be returning, such as all the previous modes as well as the multiple weapon types, but also includes many expansions on the existing concepts. 

Story Mode will be a lot more open, giving the player the decision as to how they want to progress through the game, moving away from the pre-set paths of previous games, as well as making multiple characters available for each stage. The biggest feature of Story Mode is definitely the addition of co-operative play, which can be played both on and offline. 

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is a standalone expansion to Dynasty Warriors 8. This includes new episodes focusing on Lu Bu and an addition of 5 new characters for a total of 82 playable warriors. As well, Xtreme Legends expands with hypothetical scenarios that change plot-lines of the Three Kindgoms romance; Ambition Mode and the Challenge mode has been tweaked for better gameplay. Finally, Free mode now has an "Ultimate" difficultly level.

Ride alongside the Heroes of China this 25th of March!

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete EditionPlayStation 4 (PS4)US US$ 25.9924h
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete EditionPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)US sold


Nintendo WiiU™ [Racing]

The kart game that started it all is back! On the most recent Nintendo Direct, the confirmed worldwide release date of May the 30th has been confirmed! Get ready to accelerate when Lakitu drops the signal!

In Mario Kart 8, and taking a cue from the logo's mobius strip design - new anti gravity tracks never seen before now take the stage. Featuring inversed pathways, insane loops, and upside down travesals - getting that blue spark for that extra bit of speed just got a lot more intense. 

For the character roster, currently there are a total of 26 characters. In addition to the staple fan favorites that have appeared across all previous titles, Mario Kart 8 introduces the return of the Koopalings - once considered Bowser's children from the classic Super Mario Brothers 3! All 7 racers - Iggy, Roy, Morton, Lemmy, Ludwig, Larry and Wendy are sure to bring the heat! 

Mario Kart 8Wii UUS US$ 59.991-5d
Mario Kart 8Wii UEUR US$ 49.992-4w
Mario Kart 8Wii UJPN US$ 54.991-5d

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