Release Date: 26 July 2018
Genre : Action
Language: Voice - English ; Subtitle - Traditional Chinese, English, Chinese
Region : R3
If Bloodborne needs to be summed up, then the prevalent themes would be: exploring the fearsome unknown, intense life-and-death battles, and a familiar yet uniquely new online experience.
From the makers of the infamous Souls series, From Software's PS4 exclusive will attempt to take the tried and tested formula of giving players a sense of achievement to the next stage - especially when Miyazaki, the original creator of the Souls series is back at the helm. What is promised is a harrowing experience like no other, and fans of tension, discovery, and straight up fun will sure to be excited to play Bloodborne.
If you have played the previous Souls games, then this one is a definite must buy. But if you haven't, please allow us to describe why we at Play-Asia.com are especially excited to play this game on February 5th, 2015!
The 'Souls' Aesthetic Finally Brought to Light:
While Dark Souls 2 was a beautiful game on release, the original was meant to have a much richer sense of lighting, with focus on what players could or could not see.
In the case of Bloodborne, the attention to detail is almost overwhelming as gorgeous lighting spills forth from the moon, only to be overtaken by the eventual darkness; players will have to rely on the muted lanterns burning in the streets, or illuminate dangerous sections with a trusty torch. The torch feature on Dark Souls 2 is now in full effect, as it seems to be a requirement for any who wish to survive.
Exploring Yharnam, and the World Beyond:
One of the most exciting things we've heard about Bloodborne is the intricate world we'll be able to explore.
Based on the Gothic architectural style and movement of 12th to 16th century, a foreboding and meandering design will echo Miyazaki's expertise on creating interconnected levels similar to Dark Souls; the feeling of discovering the story and context of lore through a slow archeological pace can only add to the increasing sense of dread of not knowing where to go at first, if at all.
This maddening masochistic approach is signature to the Souls series, and while the faint of heart may balk at this style in lieu of instant gratification, the final feeling of mastering a world through trial and error is one that we welcome time and time again.
While the trailers have only offered a view into Yharnam, From Software has stated that the game's universe is much much larger, and perhaps the largest in scope as Bloodborne leverages the PS4 technology.
Poised and Ready for Battle of the Most Difficult Degree:
While the initial impression from the E3 trailer of Bloodborne lent itself to comments on how it seemed like a hack-and-slash, details revealed have shown that combat in Bloodborne is an evolved version of the Souls combat system. Enemies are far more agressive and quicker, and the amount of enemies that a player will face at once has been increased; instead of waiting for an opening or tanking through the game, players are now charged with strategically commanding the flow of battle.
Tactics revolve around the "Regain System" that awards players for taking risks and being decisive. By striking back at enemies after taking damage within a short window of opportunity, players can regain lost health, almost as if they were taking revenge on the enemy - the idea is to remove the negative feedback of losing health and replace it with a sense of a fighter's will, to persistently adapt blow by blow until a foe is vanquished. The most important rule now is to master an offensive and counter-attack style, as opposed to waiting and timing defensively.
All of this combined with Bloodborne's use of melee attacks and short ranged attacks make many controllers soaked in sweat and tension!
Release Date: 15 March 2019
Genre: First Person Shooting
Region: Region 3
Washington D.C. Edition
Seven months have passed since a deadly virus hit New York City and the rest of the world, crippling the world population. Society as we know it has collapsed. When the virus hit, The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper agents, was activated as the last line of defense. Since then, they have been fighting relentlessly to save what remains, and keep our civilization from falling into chaos.
Washington D.C. was supposed to be the last city to stand against the total collapse of the nation, but faced with multiple threats, the city is on the brink. For The Division, the stakes are higher than ever – if Washington D.C. falls, the nation falls. Empowered as modern-day civilian marshals, you and your team are the last hope to stop the fall of society after the pandemic collapse.
Developed by the same teams that brought “Tom Clancy’s The Division”, “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” is an open-world, action shooter RPG experience set in Washington D.C., where exploration and player-progression are essential. This dynamic environment combines the series’ core authenticity and tactical decisions, RPG action, trading and more like never before. Play solo or in online co-op with a team up to 4 players to complete a wide range of activities, from main missions to adversarial PvP matches.
Release Date: 20 March 2019
Language: Voice - Japanese, Subtitle - English
Region: Region 3
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet is a vacation-themed sports title with mini-games and its well-known fighting game characters featured in a variety of swimsuits.
Release Date: 30 October 2018
Region: Region 1
In KINGDOM HEARTS - THE STORY SO FAR-, Keyblade wielders can relive the magical adventures of Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy and friends as they attempt to stop the Heartless invasion that threatens their universe. Fans will travel to iconic Disney locales and join forces with beloved Disney and FINAL FANTASY characters in order to fight back against the threat of darkness and bring back light to all worlds.
The compilation includes the following games:
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories
- KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics)
- KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep Final MIX
- KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics)
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 FINAL CHAPTER PROLOGUE
-KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance HD
- KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A fragmentary passage -
- KINGDOM HEARTS χ Back Cover (movie)
Release Date: 16 November 2018
Region: Region 2
Trailblazers is a fresh new co-operative racing title with an innovative on-track game mechanic: paint the track, boost on your colour and work as a team to win.
Racing in teams of up to three-versus-three, players paint the track as they race, capturing key areas to dynamically change the racing line, then boosting on their team’s colour. Racers who drive with flair and style will also amass skill points to blaze their way to victory.
Players can experience the blistering high-speed action with up to six players online, or locally via split-screen for up to four local players with additional online or CPU-controlled challengers. Loaded with multiplayer thrills and a series of single-player challenges across an extended campaign mode, Trailblazers is an audio-visual onslaught of retro-futuristic style and attitude.
The game takes place in a lavishly presented world from the creative mind of BAFTA award-winning artist Will Milton. Players race through expansive and stunning scenic tracks set across locations ranging from mountaintops to lush forests and arid desert valleys. Aural soundscapes are provided via the officially licensed soundtrack featuring leaders of the Future Funk genre, including Get On Up by Skope, Bad King Kong by The Derevolutions, and Dead Ringer by A.Skillz.