22. Nov, 2013 18:12 (HKT)

PRE-ORDER HIGHLIGHTS: Ryuu ga Gotoku Ishin! / Yakuza Ishin, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Hoshi no Kirby / Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Bravely Default: For the Sequel!

Welcome to our Pre-Order Highlights! Every week we feature games that are finally open to the market; this week is definitely a 3DS week with tons of new titles coming out, and we continue with even more PS4 titles on the horizon. 


PlayStation®3 PlayStation®4 [Action]

Ryuu ga Gotoku Ishin / Yakuza Ishin or aka Yakuza Restoration will be transporting players back to 19th century Japan in this one of a kind action packed video game! The game is the series' second historical spin-off of Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan. Players can once again walk in the geta of Sakamoto Ryoma aka Hajime Saito as they fulfill their destiny - Samurai style.

Disguised as Hajime Saito, join Ryoma Sakamoto as he tracks down the swordsman that slaughtered his father and honoured teacher, Toyo Yoshida. Eliminate enemies that stand in the way with choices galore, as the the biggest volume of weapon and armor training system makes it's appearance for this series. Maximize Ryoma's growth components with over 99 levels and up to 25 grades. Enjoy the game's combat system which varies from shooting, hard core punching and old style swordsmanship expertise.

Experience a new battle evaluation system in Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin known as the "war record" and discover why the Yakuza series just can’t be contained to a modern Japanese setting.

Find the full list of versions and editions here!


Nintendo3DSWiiUPlayStation®3 PlayStation®Vita [Puzzle]

Sega brings us a game of pure gameplay in a mashup between the blob-dropping Puyo Puyo and the classic block dropper Tetris in what is poised to be a super balanced, sometimes very frustrating, competitive puzzle game. With very careful gameplay mechanics Puyo Puyo Tetris seems to have come up with a whole new set of rules to combine two seemingly similar, but fundamentally different gametypes. The two classic puzzle games fit together too perfectly it is a wonder no one has thought of it before - we can't wait to play it!

While online details are unclear, previous Puyo Puyo titles have had up to 8-player online play so it would make sense that such a well balanced game would have such an option.

Find the full list of versions and editions here!



Finally, a Kirby game on the 3DS! Kirby Triple Deluxe seems to borrow the engine from Kirby's Return to Dreamland, keeping the 2.5D gameplay feel. A change you will notice is Kirby's ability to move from the foreground to the background with the help of a specific item. This is definitely a function that Nintendo will make use of in the form of the 3D capabilities of the platform - if you watch the trailer you'll see different projectiles flying towards you, as well as Kirby himself!

Find the full list of versions and editions here!


Nintendo 3DS™ [RPG]

Japanese 3DS owners will be especially pleased to know that the enhanced version of Square Enix's 2012 handheld RPG masterpiece Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will have 6 languages to choose from: Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Dual audio support in Japanese and English is also an option! 

A quick primer for those unfamiliar with Bravely Default, this turn based RPG game is considered as the spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light with characters and scenarios by Naotaka Hayashi of Stein's Gate fame. In this new version, a salvo of new options and features are available such as the option to change battle speed and difficulty, the aforementioned language additions, extra story and battle events, multliple save files, and a revamped battle system which will be used in the actual sequel. There is also an improved graphical overhaul and the ability to import your save file from the original game!

Experience a wonderful JRPG, and especially one of this caliber. And just for those are region-locked, a Western release will have a date confirmed soon, so keep your gaming eyes peeled! 

Find the full list of versions and editions here!

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