Asia Shippin' Out: February 13-19

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

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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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