07. Feb, 2014 20:10 (HKT)

PREORDER HIGHLIGHTS: Drakengard 3 (US), Murdered: Soul Suspect, and Natural Doctrine!

Welcome to our Pre-Order Highlights! With new games being announced for release every week (especially with all the 2014 game hype), we like to feature some titles you might be interested in!



Drag On Dragoon 3 aka Drakengard 3 is a cult classic series from Square-Enix with a history going back to the PlayStation 2 - and it is finally coming out in the US! Widely known for a severely warped story with multiple endings, the third installment of this series should follow the same path. Expect epic land battles against countless magnificent foes or take to the skies in exciting dragon-mounted combat. Developed by Access Games, known for Deadly Premonition, and directed by the original series' leads, Drakengaard 3 is scheduled to be available on the 31st of October!

Collector's Edition includes:

  • Drakengard 3 game
  • Premium Packaging, featuring the Japanese Product Art
  • The Complete Prequel Novella
  • Soundtrack Sampler Disc
  • Double-sided Collectible Poster
  • DLC Code for the Caim Costume, based on the protagonist of Drakengard
  • DLC Code for a prequel stage featuring Zero’s sister, One as a playable character
  • DLC Code for the Giant Baby Hat
Drakengard 3PlayStation 3 (PS3)US US$ 22.9924h

When Ronan O'Conner, a detective, gets caught up in a violent burglary his life is brutally ended by a mysterious cold-blooded killer. Stunned to find himself in the afterlife, Ronan's only escape from the endless world of limbo is to uncover the truth behind his killer, reveal the reason of his murder and bring the killer to justice. 

Death is not the end for him. Using his new-found supernatural abilities, Ronan hunts down his murderer and battles demonic spirits to save his soul as he attempts to solve 'the hardest case'. Set in Salem, Massachusetts, along with the connotations that follow, players can explore the eerie town for clues that will help in solving the murder case. Uncover the unsettling revelations about who is responsible for the killing and the reason behind the crime.

Gameplay details are in short supply at the moment, but what we do know is that it has been built on the Unreal Engine 3, so you can imagine how it might feel.

Murdered: Soul SuspectPlayStation 3 (PS3)US US$ 12.9924h
Murdered: Soul SuspectXbox360 (360)US US$ 7.9924h
Murdered: Soul SuspectPlayStation 4 (PS4)US US$ 64.991w
Murdered: Soul SuspectXbox OneUS US$ 27.991w


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Natural Doctrine, developed and produced by Kadokawa Games (Steins;Gate, Lunar), seems to be designed as a pretty hardcore strategy RPG. Screenshots of the game show a bunch of different character combos and strategic formations where you appear to control a group vs group battle. While Natural Doctrine lets players change the difficulty level at any time, if any of your characters fall in battle it is game over! 

The title screenshots evokes comparisons to Valkryia Chronicles, sharing many gameplay similarities. There are 5 listed characters, each with their own specialties (they fit fairly well into traditional RPG class roles) and in combat you can change your view between Third Person, Birds Eye (aerial shot of the battlefield), and an 'over the shoulder' view with limited zoom. You should be able to make good use of this feature as the differing heights of terrain in the battlefield will obstruct projectiles, but some seem to be destructable as well as surpassable with appropriatly angled projectiles and attacks.

Natural Doctrine also supports cross-save functionality across all platforms!

Natural DoctrinePlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)ASIA US$ 56.992-4d
Natural DoctrinePlayStation 3 (PS3)ASIA US$ 19.992-4d
Natural DoctrinePlayStation 4 (PS4)ASIA sold

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