03. Apr, 2014 15:22 (HKT)

RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS: NAtURAL DOCtRINE, MLB '14 The Show, and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (US)!

Welcome to our Weekly Release Highlights! We've got 3 big titles this week - if you've got a PS3, PSV, or a PS4 then you'll want to keep on reading!


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MLB 14: The Show is the latest entry to the successful MLB: The Show franchise and is developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. MLB 14: The Show boasts many many improvements on its animation and gameplay on the PS3 and PSV. The title will also be coming out on the PS4 next month!

Play as any of your favourite baseball superstars, including the cover athelete Miguel Cabrera, and experience the thrill and adrenaline brought about by the game. Really feel the excitement of the stadium mount up as thousands of fan models cheer, creating an astonishing virtual crowd.

You even have the option to play through full games faster than ever before with the game's 'Quick Counts' option that utilizes generated pitch counts. Share your big moments - from homeruns to game-winning grand slams - with the game’s share feature!

MLB 14: The ShowPlayStation 3 (PS3)US sold
MLB 14: The ShowPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)US US$ 29.991w
MLB 14: The Show (English)PlayStation 3 (PS3)ASIA US$ 19.9924h
MLB 14: The Show (English)PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)ASIA US$ 49.992-4d

The US release is here!

An updated version of the original Ragnarok Odyssey, Ace is a real-time Action RPG with heavy influences from Norse mythology, and based on the MMORPG Ragnarok Online

Full of features expected that you come to expect from a title of it's pedigree, this new version of the game will contain: all DLCs from the original game, new enemies, skills, dungeons and revamped single and multiplayer modes. Additionally, the HUD has been upgraded as well as a gameplay balance adjustment and an extra episode after the ending! 

Ragnarok Odyssey ACEPlayStation 3 (PS3)US US$ 25.991w
Ragnarok Odyssey ACEPlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)US sold

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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 ton of different character combos and strategic formations where you appear to control group vs group battles. 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 supports cross-save functionality across all platforms!

Natural DoctrinePlayStation 4 (PS4)JPN US$ 39.991w
Natural DoctrinePlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 12.9924h
Natural DoctrinePlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)JPN US$ 54.991w
Natural Doctrine [Omochidashi Pack]PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation 4JPN US$ 82.991-5d
Natural DoctrinePlayStation 4 (PS4)ASIA sold
Natural DoctrinePlayStation 3 (PS3)ASIA US$ 19.992-4d
Natural DoctrinePlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)ASIA US$ 56.992-4d

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