06. Dec, 2013 17:31 (HKT)

PRE-ORDER HIGHLIGHTS: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Disgaea 4 Return, Shin Gundam Musou, and Toshin Toshi: Girls Gift RPG!

Welcome to our Weekly Pre-Order Highlight News! Every week we select several titles that we think might interest all gamers; this week is no exception, as Keiji Inafune's long awaited take on the venerable Ninja Gaiden series finally makes a pre-order appearance!


PS®Vita [Turn Based Strategic RPG]

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nippon Ichi Software, the enhanced remake of Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten was announced. For those unfamiliar with Disgaea, it could be said that Disgaea is the grandfather of tactical strategy rpgs. Regardless, one cannot deny the impact that this series has had on the genre, as Disgaea has consistently created, revamped and reinvented itself and the genre by always bringing in gameplay innovations, well established and developed characters as well as stories written with a great understanding of humor. 

While the original is still available, having Disgaea on the Vita is a plus, and for those who haven't played Disgaea, why not begin with a title that already has universal acclaim.

Makai Senki Disgaea 4 ReturnJPN US$ 59.991w
Makai Senki Disgaea 4 Return (Japanese)ASIA sold


PlayStation®3 PS®Vita [Hack N Slash]

It should be mentioned for Gundam fans that Shin Gundam Musou, the sequel to Gundam Musou, is the first ever Gundam title released for the Vita. And like all the Musou games, players can expect the exciting and addicting style of gameplay wherein it's one versus a million! 

And speaking of a million, featured in Shin Gundam Musou are many of the anime series staples; making strong appearances in this game are characters from SEED, SEED DESTINY and Unicorn as these are the new arcs meant for dramatization in Official Mode. Previous returning arcs such as Z and OO will have more characters and cutscenes as compared to previous titles. As well, footage from the original anime will be spliced throughout the game!

For gameplay changes, the addition of the "Burst System" makes for great replay value; depending on which pilot is selected for a Mobile Suit, different stats and abilities will reveal themselves. As well, what was once known as a Partner Strikes have been renamed "Combination Burst," and this can be done in tandem with summoned support from warships. Furthermore, space combat makes a comeback, and ace pilots can move their bases around for added strategic value.

Literally a plethora of features - new and old as well as the appeal of realistic looking Mobile Suits, Shin Gundam Musou is looking to be a solid entry in the Musou genre. Out December 17th.

Find the full list of versions and editions here!


Nintendo 3DS™ [RPG]

While Toshin Toshi has strong eroge roots, don't let the idea of a Harem fool you. In fact, Imageepoch's first 3DS title is a dungeon crawling RPG with deep battle and gameplay elements! 

As the old adage goes, "Behind every great man is an even greater woman," and in this case, Toshin Toshi game mechanics display exactly this. Follow Seed, a warrior in training who's motivations to join a tournament of strength stems from the fact that the love of his life Hazuki is taken away by his greatest rival. In order to get her back, Seed must succeed in the tournament, but to do so, he needs to acquire help from other female characters. For this to work, in the world of Toshin Toshi, Seed must first defeat other contestants and actively woo their female counterparts. Upon success, these beautiful women will bestow upon Seed their power in the gift of special moves and abilities; there are over 100 unique powers, so Seed better get to work wooing.

With gorgeous anime scenes interlaced between battle and story, an interesting premise of joining the harem and RPG genre, capturable monsters and a lot of collectibles, Toshin Toshi is looking as good as the harem.

Toshin Toshi: Girls Gift RPGJPN US$ 74.991w


PlayStation®3 Xbox 360 [Action Adventure]

Directed by Keiji Inafune and developed in tandem by heavy hitters Comcept, Spark Unlimited and Team Ninja, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a highly anticipated entry into the universe of Ninja Gaiden.

Taking a dramatic turn with context, Yaiba is a hybrid of genres. As a horror action adventure game, take on the role of Yaiba Kamikaze, a slain foe of Ryu Hayabusa revived through cyborg technology and the passion of vengeance. With incredible cel-shaded graphics, twitch action gameplay, zombies, zombies and more zombies, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is turning out to be a title worth looking out for. 

There are currently 2 seperate Special Editions for the Japanese Versions, a "Special Zombie Pack" and "Special Ninja Pack" which contains:

[Special Ninja Pack]

  • PS3 Game: "Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z"
  • PS3 Game: "Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge (Koei Tecmo the Best)"
  • Original School Calendar

[Special Zombie Pack]

  • Special Book including Original American Comic
  • Original Soundtrack
  • Zombie Figure USB 4GB Model
  • Original School Calendar
  • Costume Download Serial Pack

Find the full list of versions and editions here!

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