13. Dec, 2013 11:56 (HKT)

PRE-ORDER HIGHLIGHTS: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Kagero: Dark Side Princess, Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2, Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Sakigake! Otokojuku: Nihonyo Korega Otoko De Aru!

Welcome to our Pre-Order Highlights! With new games being announced for release every week, featured are some games we believe you might find interesting - like METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES!


PlayStation®3 Xbox360™ PC [Action Adventure]

Following the sequel of Castlevania: Lord of Shadows, Konami presents the latest and the most awaited contribution to the Castlevania franchise - Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2!

In this action-adventure game, players control Gabriel Belmont, now known as Dracula, as he fights through an open world. Weakened and yearning to be release from the eternal bonds of immortality, help Dracula find answers on how to reclaim his powers and defeat Satan once and for all.

Use powerful weapons such as the Blood Whip, Void Sword and the Chaos Claws to bring destruction to enemies and conquest over the destructive plot of the Belmont Clan. Explore both castles and modern day cities while battling both the Brotherhood of Light and the forces Satan. Expect exciting twists and challenges as the story unfolds; don’t be the last one to know about the shocking conclusion to the Lord of the Shadows Saga!

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2Xbox360 (360)EUR US$ 32.995-15d
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2PlayStation 3 (PS3)US US$ 24.9924h
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2PlayStation 3 (PS3)EUR sold
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2Xbox360 (360)US US$ 19.991w
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (DVD-ROM)PC CD-ROM (PC)EUR US$ 69.991-2w


PlayStation®3 PlayStation®Vita [Strategy/RPG]

Kagero, or Deception in English, 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 (Deception IV: Blood Tides) was revealed at Sony's press conference! 

Unfortunately not too much is currently known about the title but what we do know is that we should expect a revisit of Tecmo's 1996 PlayStation game Devil's Deception.


Kagero: Dark Side PrincessPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)JPN US$ 58.991w
Kagero: Dark Side PrincessPlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 59.991-5d
Kagero: Dark Side Princess [Premium Box]PlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN sold
Kagero: Dark Side Princess [Premium Box]PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)JPN sold

PlayStation®3 [Fighting]

Sakigake! Otokojuku aka Charge! Men's Private school is based on one of the most popular mangas ever featured in Shonen Jump; through volumnization, this series has actually outsold many other well known mangas in Japan.

Most likely due to it's parodic approach towards hyper nationalism and outdated manliness, this action packed arena fighter has many outrageous elements from the manga such as lots of pointless but manly seppuku, masculine chest motto carving, the "oil boat" male enhancer and lots and lots of ORAHS!

The special edition contains a hyper detailed figure of Danshaku Dino and the most coveted item of all: the THREE D Minmei Shobu - a manual for all men aka a Pop-up book!

Sakigake!! Otoko Juku: Nihonyo Korega Otoko de aru [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 54.991-5d
Sakigake!! Otoko Juku: Nihonyo Korega Otoko DearuJPN US$ 19.991w


PlayStation®3 PS®Vita [Visual Novel Adventure]

For those new to visual novels, Trigger Happy Havoc weaves a visceral tale that suspends disbelief. In this universe exists a school called The Hope's Peak Academy, a place where the ultimate representitives of society's many facets gather. Joining the ranks of top shelf talent is Makoto Naegi, the "Ultimate Lucky Student" as his Academy entry is based on a lucky raffle.

Upon entering, Makoto and several other students fall unconscious only to wake up trapped in a murder mystery game seemingly organized Monokuma, a sadistic remote controlled bear. His demands are clear, kill a fellow student, get away with it and escape. Can the Ultimate Lucky Student survive admist an atmosphere of zero trust and 100% danger?

Based on the cult classic PSP game that spawned popular manga and anime adaptations, Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is considered to be the definitive remake for modern audiences. Featuring a slick HD rehaul, Touch screen functionality as well as a new post game alternate mode, this version will be sure to surprise veterans and newcomers alike. 

Gameplay will be instantly familiar for those who have played the Ace Attorney series, and players will challenge their perception in mini games and logical investigations with a focus on diabolical debates at breakneck speeds. In fact, this game has been considered as a hyper-fast demented version of Ace Attorney - even in the name itself, Dangan Ronpa stands for Bullet Rebuttal

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy HavocUS sold


PlayStation®4 PlayStation®3 Xbox360™ [Open World Third Person Stealth Adventure]

The renowned Metal Gear Solid series introduces breathtaking experiences with Ground Zeroes, a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Hideo Kojima’s opus in writing, directing and game design.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the first game to run on Kojima Productions’ FOX engine bringing new enhancements such as insane game design, dynamic day/night cycles, and weather conditions that will drastically affect the gameplay giving the most advanced capabilities in an innovative way! 

As part one of two, Ground Zeroes serves as the introductory experience to open world stealth and is recommended for those who want to enjoy the full MGSV experience.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes follows the series' hero Big Boss, as he breaks through a remote Cuban prison camp on a rescue mission to search and save the Cipher agent Paz Ortega Andrade. Try to remain incognito and survive this explosive story as Big Boss finds himself  behind enemy lines with little options for help, save for his wits and stealth skills.

Please keep in mind that there are system exclusives that differ per platform; the Xbox version contains the "jamais vu" DLC where players control Raiden vs Snatchers; the PlayStation versions contain the "deja vu" DLC where players control a PS One Snake and return to a nostalgic mission.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground ZeroesXbox360 (360)US US$ 7.9924h
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground ZeroesPlayStation 3 (PS3)US US$ 19.991-5d
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground ZeroesXbox360 (360)JPN US$ 24.991w
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground ZeroesPlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 14.991w
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground ZeroesPlayStation 4 (PS4)JPN US$ 14.9924h

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