Asia Shippin' Out: February 13-19

Frenetic fighting, psychedelic dreamscapes, and turn-based fantasy combat fill up this week's gaming quota.

While last week's releases seem more casual-friendly, this week is catering to the fighters and import connoisseurs out there.

On the front lines is Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, a 2D brand-crossover fighting game with a huge emphasis on three-on-three tag-team combat and frenetic chain combo attacks. Gamers will get to choose a plethora of Marvel heroes like Wolverine, Deadpool, and Spider-man, as well as pick Capcom mainstays like Ryu, Dante, and Chris Redfield. Fighting game fans will get their hyper combo fill tomorrow.

Next on the horizon is Atlus' adventure game Catherine. Players assume the role of Vincent, who has to juggle his relationship between two women, Catherine and Katherine, while also dodging killer sheep and getting through a nightmarish maze in his dream sequences. The game is coming out in its native language for the PS3 this Thursday; an English localized version has yet to be confirmed.

The fourth installation in the Way of the Samurai series will be on shelves this Thursday. Players get to control a customizable lone samurai and change the course of feudal Japan history by helping out the shogunate, the anti-foreigners, or the firearm-wielding outsiders.

Last and not least are two English-localized RPGs--Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together and Hyperdimension Neptunia. The former is a revamped version of the 1995 classic strategy role-playing game, while the latter is a fantasy story that pokes fun at the console wars (set in the world of Gameindustri) and also features characters with customizable combos and attacks. Both games will be out tomorrow.

February 14
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (DS)

February 15
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Hyperdimension Neptunia (PS3)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)
Conduit 2 (Wii)

February 16
Hard Corps: Uprising (XBLA)

February 17
Catherine (PS3)
Way of the Samurai 4 (PS3)

February 18
Theatre of War 3: Korea (PC)

UPDATE: Conduit 2 has been pushed back to April 19th. We apologize for any confusion caused.

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14 comments
chang_1910
chang_1910

@bakasora: aawwww, don`t say that I have hopes on it to be a nice weird, creepy dark game... :) and of course that it would make it to this side of the ocean... nothing else from the list that i care about...

Fundai
Fundai

I"M NOTICING A BIG INFORMATION PROBLEM HERE. LAST MONTH GAMESPOT REPORTED THE CONDUIT WILL BE DELAYED TO APRIL... NOW IT'S COMING OUT IN FEBURARY??? WTF, THEY DIDN"T REPORT THAT THE TIME WAS CHANGING CLOSER!!!!

advocacy
advocacy

Where's the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 game review?

bakasora
bakasora

Im getting a feeling that Catherine will fail to deliver.

banana23man
banana23man

Of all possible frame to be chosen as the thumbnail... not complaining, just noting an interesting fact :D

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

Lots of interesting releases this week, especially catherine :D

VaanXPenelo
VaanXPenelo

Tactics Ogre on my Wish List. Getting it as soon as it comes out. People have said its like FF Tactics but very different. Anything that is as (or more) difficult as FF Tactics is good by me.

Everiez
Everiez

I want that Way of Samurai 4 if Acquire localizes it.

Slyfox_EPIC
Slyfox_EPIC

I'm eagerly waitin for Tactics Ogre!!!!!!! exactly my type of game. . . . . ;)

Eribuster_basic
Eribuster_basic

I guess the system hasn't updated the other release dates.

IdolConverge
IdolConverge

Didn't Conduit 2 get moved back to April? Good week for gaming also, hope Marvel Vs Capcom 3 does well.