First were gonna start of with a game I am VERRRYYYYYY excited about .......
Ys 4 : Memories of Celceta
Pronounced EESE this series may be new to some of you but It is an established legacy series among many. Older than Final Fantasy and more reliable (I said it so what?) the Ys series is a unique Action/RPG that I will devote more time to another day, BUT make NO mistake it IS MY FAVORITE RPG SERIES !! Ys on the Turbo-Grafx 16 CD is also my favorite game EVER.... Bold statement I KNOW. This one in particular comes to the USA for the first time ever on the VITA Nov.26 and can be pre-ordered at Gamestop for $60 in a Silver Anniversary Edition that nets you the ENTIRE Series soundtracks, a large Cloth Map, an Art book and compass and some other neat stuff. If your saying well I never played the first ones don't worry it doesn't matter and the original games are available on the Vita and PSP cheap in updated gorgeousness to match the new games, orrrr play it old school on the Wii Virtual console. I can't recommended this series enough its fast paced action, fun and tells a story like nothing else in the genre. If I recommended 10 old school series this would be at the top. So go online and preorder it from your local game shop today.
Next is a Import bundle...
Ps Vita SLIM God Eater 2 Edition
Thats right SONY has a skinny fetish and every thing must get SLIM'D. So for whatever reason Sony has some how shaved down the already sleek Vita (I have the original one its perfect) and with the new release comes the first of many Im sure of Limited Editions This one is designed with God Eater Series in mind and comes bundled with the new title. The Sony Handhelds for those that don't know are REGION FREE that means buy a Japanese one or N.American one and never worry about playing local & import games they do it all. If you dont already have a Vita or a loved one doesn't this is a nice designed one but is subject to SONY's high pricing. Its $399.99 comes out Nov.14 and can be ordered quickly and easily from Play-Asia.com . Below are also pictures of the Final Fantasy slim and Gundam Edition with figures in the bundle and the Gundam one is only $349? And also coming Nov.14 2013.
Next we have several items for the current sony Platform...
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs Full Boost
Yah it make some of my title seem short, But it is a whole lotta game. This most recent home console installment of the Gundam series boasts the largest cast ever assembled of its characters past present and future to battle it out in the fastest verses fighting game made for the franchise yet. Several Different editions are available for the game at varying prices starting at $73 and don't worry the PS3 IS REGION FREE so you CAN play import titles on it and a fighting game is the best kind since language is not really a main factor in play. Go to Play-Asia.com again to preorder it for a January release and why not grab the Limited Edition Arcade Fighting stick to go with it? Go on.... The video of the game is located below the description at Play-Asia.
|Buy me Bitch !!|
JoJo's Bizare Adventure All Star Battle
JoJo's is another Japan only release that should not be passed over Fans of the show and comic have been waiting years for a updated game in the series. the dreamcast had a excellent 2D CAPCOM arcade fighter which recently was rereleased on PSN in HD so check it out. The Dreamcast versions sits in my console for months at a time when I get in to the game. The JoJo story is great and the gameplay is amazing the series has characters like no other and are so unique you'll be hungry for more of the series in no time. Play-Asia.com is currently selling the game with a reduction of 26 dollars for a price of $49.00, Thats a really fair deal especially for someones first Import game and a special holiday gift. Beware the Limited Edition is still $170 although I believe it used to be $198.
Chrono Phantasam is the 3rd orr 4th game in the franchise depending on which titles you count hell maybe the 5th but thats not important. What is important is that unless you've played a BlazBlue title then YOU HAVE NEVER played 2D Fighting game this GORGEOUS ! Arc System Works has been keeping the 2D fighting genre alive and fresh with this series, after Street Fighter 4 failed to meet "all" SF fans expectations many have moved over to another game for the first time EVER and BlazBlue is that game. Arc Proves that 2D fighters aren't dead as disco very installment and give fans tons of extras including solid voice acting & multiple fleshed out stories for each character( things Capcom skimped on for years). Try one of the installments today on 360, PS3 or PSP and Vita you wont be disappointed just look below at the pics or watch a video on youtube. Region free Japan and Asia versions available Nov 22 for $65 dollars or you can wait till March for N.American release. Expensive Limited Editions also available for the Hardcore Collector and Arcade stick as well. Check Play-Asia.
|Have you ever played anything more gorgeous? No You Haven't !!|
|Just buy it already|
Drag-on Dragoon 3
This game sereves as a prequel to a series you may not know but don't worry its supreme awesomeness dispels any concern you may have. This title is loved by all whom played it on PS2 and this one is handled by the creator of the original inspirational Panzer Dragoon series from the Sega Saturn. Im not gonna go into detail again as before do yourself the favor and go straigh to youtube and then open a new tab and go to Play-Asia.com and add it to your pre-orders, the import is available dec 19 the day before a certain someones Birthday but N.American stores wont see it till TBA 2014. Once agin a super huge boxed edition is available in honor of its 10th Anniversary.
On to Nintendo !
Nintendo Wii U
Super Mario World 3D
SMW3D comes out in just eleven days on Nov. 21st, I don't think we need to explain this one to much its the Home console continuation of the 3D Land on the 3DS. The Game is fresh and bigger than ever on the Wii U with a big focus on multiplayer and new power-up items like the Cat suits. This is a definite gift for any one with a Wii U console IF they haven't preordered it already.
|THIS JUST MADE YOU BUY A Wii U ... No ? Then wait ....|
The hot new SEGA franchise is now a Nintendo EXCLUSIVE !! For those that think the Big N wont allow "adult games" or violent game it doesn't get more extreme than Bayonetta (GTA is just silly fun shock value in comparison) This game was playable on a looong demo at NY Comic Con and Oh My Kojima it was amazing the Boss battles are as big as EVER. Lets stop for a sec..... if YOU havent played Bayonetta 1 then PLEASE go out and pick it up TODAY !! You wont be sorry I promise its on the 360 and PS3 for a reduced price these days as it is at least 2 years old. Fire up YouTube again and see the Trailer for Bayonetta 2 and then realize THAT IS ACTUALLY GAMEPLAY!!!. Platinum Games officially stated that SEGA couldn't afford to fund the game any more and that Microsoft and Sony refused offers to fund it despite the fact that they wanted it for they're consoles based off the popularity of the first game. Platnuim stated that without Nintendo there would be No Bayonetta 2..... Thats all I got , thats it just watch it on Youtube.... unfortunately you can only preorder it as a gift because its release in in 2014 but the gift will be appreciated, trust me.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Nintendo brings DKC in to the HD generation, keeping the original style and heart of the series this new adventure not only returns dixie kong to the mix but adds new concepts. The story is that DK and clan must travel back across 5 islands to return home and reclaim it from some Vikings and their walrus leader. The game stays a platform but the DEV team has expanded what a platformer can be by having the camera spin around the character and even follow them off the static side scrolling path. It all come together quite naturally with the enhanced but simplistic controls. A great present for anyone who owned the original SNES classic. The game falls from the tree December 6th for only 50 Bananas. (bad joke)
Sonic The Hedgehog: The Lost Worlds
Lost worlds is a in my dangerous opinion the best Sonic 3d game since I was wow'd by the Dreamcast Adventures (please dont shoot me). I am not a Sonic autherity but SEGA it seems has taken a serious look at some of the Fans Hate Mail and a que from Mario Galaxy and given us the best of all things Sonic has always had the potential to be. Hell maybe the hardware wasnt invented that could handle the blue blur till now but what ever it is its GREAT ! EGG Man is back to take over the world and has brought along some Friends from SEGA's NiGHTS in to Dreams Universe.... Yeah you read correctly... Oh yah Im wondering the same thing too..... NEW NiGHTS GAME!!!!! We Hope! But until then Enjoy Sonic Best Outing in Years........ Game is already released sorry if you missed the Free Bonus game edition ( I didnt) Im sure DLC will be out soon. BTW ALL Shots below are IN GAME FOOTAGE......
Taiko No Tatsujin Wii U Bundle set W/ Taiko and Bachi
This is a drum game I want to breifly mention it is a rerelease of an older game you may have seen on Gamecube and Wii it comes with the Drum controllers and is a great Family or party game or just you and your special guy or gal. Give it a quick look and Import it from Play Asia the bundle is worth the $119 or check wiki and see if its got a Local release date coming to your region soon.
If you never played the Classic CAPCOM NES game then heres your chance to play it with the original controls but in beautifully redone HD graphics. The game was already a digital download but CAPCOM has a boxed version for only 19 bucks a great stocking stuffer or inexpensive gift in the money troubling holiday season.
Unfortunately I didn't see any notable releases Exclusively for the Three Six. Im gonna assume Microsoft is putting all its broken red eggs in the ONE basket which releases Nov 22 in N.America the same day as several other items and a week after the equally hefty priced PS4.
XBOX ONE & PS4
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA ....... *Catches breath Oh sorry bout that. Moving on.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Bundle
This is the Holiday release I have been waiting for Not only is the sequel to the SNES Classic a Link to the Past finally here but.......... a reduced priced Zelda themed 3DS XL is now available !!!!!!
The newly designed 3DS XL is a mirror image of the game itself as it lives in the light and dark worlds of Hyrule. The boxed set is only $219 USD and you get the system and game. In Canada and Europe there is a very specific edition of the game that come with a musical Treasure box straight from the Zelda-Verse see the images below to send yourselves in to a frenzy. The Canada version is playable on the NTSC system but the 3DS is region locked unlike its predecessor the DS so make sure you don't get the Europe version if you live in N.America. I am a Zelda nut and have pre-ordered it from Canada thru a friend. Go on eBay and get yours today before the price goes thru the roof currently the price from most sellers is 10 dollars over the original which is acceptable I feel.
Not one but TWO redesigned 3DS LL (XL outside Japan) models are being released to coincide with the release of the new game based of the widely popular Manga& Anime ONE PIECE. The game looks amazing but is not in english yet the good news is the consoles don't include the game so your free to buy the appropreate version later for your Local region 3DS.... the bad news is the price is a whopping 399 USD for the Red version and 379 USD for the Pink ......yeouch !!! Hey the series is very popular and don think the systems wont be sold out by their release date of Nov. 21st and as always available on PLAY-Asia.com
Im not going to mention the 3DS Pokemon systems or the X&Y games as anyone interested already owns them and knows tons more than I. I will mention that inexpensive great gifts can be bought in two DS titles that have dropped in price Mega Man Zero collection and MegaMan ZX can be bought for about 20 dollars and are fantastic gifts for a DS owner or 3DS owner whom may not have had time to play them at launch 2 years ago. And for any Ergoge fans in your life I saw a disturbingly funny 3DS game set called High School DxD and just look at the pics below and see what it comes with...
|Boob Ear Buds? Oh Japan...|
Game related ...
They Hyrule Histora is a Legend of Zelda Hardcover by Darkhorse comics and Nintendo that cover the ENTIRE games series history and offer many gorgeous pictures art factoids and finally for the first time EVER revealed to fands this past year the actual Time Line to the Zelda Games..... Its a shocker. At $34.99 the Book is almost outta print but can be currently purchased at game shops, comic shops and book stores.
Another Zelda Collectable is a bit more expensive but well worth the look on the recipients face. The Lengend of Zelda strategy guide boxed set comes in a pixelized storage chest that contains the soldout Hardcover guides for the last 3 3DS games and the last 3 Wii/WiiU titles, laser etched gold metallic bookmark and a signed certificate by Mr. Eiji Aonuma himself. The set drops on our world Nov. 26th and can be bought from Games Stop, Amazon and many others although months ago Amazon was offering a huge discount for preorder ( that I capitalized on) that may be still available. The retail price is $179.99. If purchased as a gift be prepared to be hugged to DEATH !!!!
Metroid Samus Aran Zero Suit 1:8 scale PVC Figure is available for only 99 US Dollars from Game Stop and other sites on Nov. 15th and is awesome !!!
And Finally a 2 Disc Nintendo Famicom Music set is available for purchase from who.... right !Play-Asia.com.... I have no connection to them I just trust them as a online store and they have amazing service and selection.Below are some cool stocking stuffers or again allet saver gifts for the 3DS and XL as well as a Classic loom for the Wii U pad..... Happy Holiday Shopping !!!