04. Apr, 2014 19:56 (HKT)

PRE-ORDER HIGHLIGHTS: Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection, Mario Kart 8, and The Idolm@ster One for All!

Welcome to our Weekly Pre-Order Highlights! This week is another huge week for upcoming games, as these four featured titles have dedicated fans all around the world! And remember, to keep track of these games, please use our Personal Agent!


ソードアート・オンライン -ホロウ・フラグメント

PlayStation®3 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.

The Limited Edition for both the Vita and PS3 will contain:   

  • Offical Soundtrack CD
  • A Special Contents Blue-ray Disc
  • One Mini Clear Poster
  • One Special Booklet
  • DLC Special Product Code

ORIGINAL JAPANESE VERSION: Japanese Language Only - April 24th

Sword Art Online: Hollow FragmentPS VitaJPN sold
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment [Limited Edition]PS VitaJPN sold
Sword Art Online: Hollow FragmentPS VitaASIA sold
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Limited Edition)PS VitaASIA sold

TAIWANESE VERSION: Chinese and English Subtitles - May 29th

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Chinese & English Sub)PS VitaASIA sold


逆転裁判 123 成歩堂セレクション

Nintendo 3DS™ [Graphic Novel Adventure]

IGIARI! Or perhaps even... OBJECTION! As the complilation collection of Ace Attorney rolls out on the 17th of April, so be prepared for an epic turn-about of all three classic games all remade in HD 3D!

As well, this release will also have English and Japanese Subtitle options, so play either as Naruhodō Ryūichi or Phoenix Wright! 

For those who have never had a chance to experience Capcom's amazingly popular courtroom drama, gameplay revolves around the investigation of mysterious crimes and the back and forth within the courtroom. Expose the inconsistencies, lies and drama behind a multitude of unique cases for justice! 

Limited Edition Extra Content:

  • Original Drama CD: "Gyakuten no Combination"

E-Capcom Edition Content:

  • e-capcom Limited Official Fanbook 123
  • Reflect Charm (1 pc)

E-Capcom Limited Edition Content:

  • Original Drama CD: "Gyakuten no Combination"
  • e-capcom Limited Official Fanbook 123
  • Reflect Charm (1 pc)
Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection3DSJPN US$ 46.9924h
Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection [Limited Edition]3DSJPN US$ 89.991w
Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection [e-capcom Edition]3DSJPN sold
Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection [e-capcom Limited Edition]3DSJPN 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! 

May 29th JPN - May 30th US/EU

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

And for those who want the most out of Mario Kart 8, here are some Mario Kart themed Controllers!

Mario Kart 8 Handle for Wii Remote Controller (Luigi)JPNUS$ 36.99
Mario Kart 8 Handle for Wii Remote Controller (Mario)JPNUS$ 19.99
Mario Kart 8 Protect Case for Wii U Gamepad (Luigi)JPNUS$ 29.99
Mario Kart 8 Protect Case for Wii U Gamepad (Mario)JPN


アイドルマスター ワンフォーオール

PlayStation®3 [Simulation]

To be in the spotlight as an artist has it's draw, but to be the one behind the scenes responsible for makingdreams come true has it's own appeal as well!

In the title under THE iDOLM@STER 2nd Vision label, this highly anticipated production simulation game brings this series to new dizzying heights, as it is the first in the series to offer a chance to produce and manage all 13,765 professional idols from the series!

Unlike previous titles, ONE FOR ALL focuses more on the idol's day to day routine, and a hectic one at that, players must aid their idols as they overcome the personal difficulties and help them blossom into artists forever immortalized! Gambatte~

In the Limited Edition, and 765 Pro New Produce Box, Future Producers will find:

  • Special Drama CD
  • Special Dress DLC
  • 765 Pro Idol Booklet
  • 765 Pro Calender
  • Special Cleaner
  • Mini Poster Set (13 pcs)

May 15th Release!

The Idolm@ster One for AllPS3JPN sold
The Idolm@ster One for All [765 Pro New Produce Box]PS3JPN sold
The Idolm@ster One for AllPS3ASIA sold
The Idolm@ster One for All [Limited Edition]PS3ASIA sold

Equip yourself with iDOLM@STER "Production" Gear!

gourmandise Idol Master Stereo HeadphoneJPN
The Idolm@ster One for All Controller (Amami Haruka Version)JPN
The Idolm@ster One for All Controller (Hoshii Miki Version)JPN
The Idolm@ster One for All Controller (Kisaragi Chihaya Version)JPN

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