20. Feb, 2014 18:43 (HKT)

RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS: Strider Hiryu, Yakuza Ishin!, Earth Defense Force 2025, and Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi!

Welcome to our Weekly Release Highlights! For this week, we continue the releases coming in February; all the titles here are definitely sure to please! And if you've already pre-ordered these, then expect to see them soon cause we'll be shipping all of these this week!



In the alternate world of Koihime Musou, almost all the male characters from the aforementioned novel are now female; as well, the Three Kingdoms that were formed post Han dynasty have already been established. Regardless of the difference, the essence remains the same, as warring factions and civil unrest siege this turbulent time.

As one of the more interesting takes on the famous classical Chinese Novel, Romance of the 3 Kingdoms, this popular eroge series which spawned a manga and anime returns in it's latest console offering - a port of the popular Japanese arcade fighting game. 

With slick colorful graphics, a huge list of characters and Japanese twitch fighting mechanics, take a alternate trip back into a world you thought you knew in Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi!

Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi [Limited Edition]PlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 109.9924h
Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi EngiPlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 34.991w



The ultimate ninja assassin Strider Hiryu returns in the action-packed game, Strider. It is a completely new Strider game that will take players to the next level of fast-paced action-adventure that inspired many third person action games. 

In the year Meio: 048, a dystopian future of Earth is ruled by the mysterious Grand Master Meio. Strider, an expert in sabotage and assassination, is the only man capable of accomplishing the mission to eliminate the oppressive ruler. Roam the expansive metropolis of Kazakh City, where players can move and battle freely through an extensive interconnected game world. Make use of Cypher, an indestructible plasma charged weapon that can take on a numerous properties from scorching enemies to deflecting a hail of bullets and offers a range of tactics for players to use against their enemies. Perform headlong acrobatic moves of Strider. Jump, climb, flip and run through the massive game world while slicing through Strider's various foes such as cybernetic soldiers and bio-mechanical creatures.

As Strider is reborn, unleash his explosive attacks and cutting-edge abilities and become the ultimate weapon.

Strider HiryuPlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN sold

PlayStation®3 PlayStation®4

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.

Ryuu ga Gotoku Ishin!PlayStation 3 (PS3)JPN US$ 39.991w
Ryuu ga Gotoku Ishin!PlayStation 4 (PS4)JPN US$ 92.991w


PlayStation®3 Xbox360

Defending the Earth continues in the long awaited return of Earth Defense Force series. EDF soldiers returns in Earth Defense 2025, as the alien insect invaders come back from dormancy to disturb the peace once again. A new epic battle against Ravagers that will surely hold courage and pride in mankind.

Earth Defense Force 2025 is an over-the-top action shooting game that arms players as an EDF soldier heavily equipped with hundreds of powerful weapons including assault rifles, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, energy weapons and grenade launchers to drive away insect infestation from all enemy fronts. Earth Defense 2025 introduces four new soldier classes such as Rangers, Fencers, Air Raiders and Wing Divers who are ready to battle out with Ravagers in order to save humanity.

With tons of missions in EDF, Earth Defense 2025 is filled with incredible action in five different difficulty modes. There is also online multiplayer supporting up to four players, allowing players to team up with friends to create an unimaginable EDF squad and fight side by side against Ravagers. 

Earth Defense Force 2025PlayStation 3 (PS3)US sold
Earth Defense Force 2025Xbox360 (360)US US$ 19.991w

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