Hollow Realization coming next year
Today at the Dengeki Bunko Festival in Tokyo, Bandai Namco revealed Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, the latest role-playing game based on Reki Kawahara's popular light novel series.
The story takes place within "Sword Art: Origin," a new MMO modeled after the world of Aincrad.
The next worldwide Pokemon?
There are a number of reasons why Pokémon took off overseas (the games were pretty damn good for one), but there's no doubt that the massive success of the TV show and movie series have played their part. Now, Nintendo...
Other than that, it's par for the course
I had mixed thoughts on Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment last year, but ultimately I came away happy. Funnily enough, as someone who absolutely hated the second arc of the anime, I actually found the follow-up, Lost Song, to be a little more enjoyable based on my hands-on session at TGS.
As it turns out, flying around in the world of ALfheim Online is quite a bit of fun.
Class-based multiplayer shooter
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex First Connection Online is being called Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online for its 2016 western release. Yes, that's a push back from the earlier 2015 ...
PS4, PC fighter
The Saint Seiya series has been going strong for nearly 30 years in Japan. Those elsewhere might know it as Knights of the Zodiac. Brett Makedonski and myself don't know it from Adam, though the maintained '80s anime art styl...
Information has been scant for Koei Tecmo's new Attack on Titan game, but the basic concept is starting to come into focus. The first minute of this trailer is all previously seen footage, but the rest shows the in...
More Zygarde and Greninja!
The latest issue of CoroCoro has leaked online revealing multiple new never before seen Pokémon from the anime series Pokémon XY & Z. First up is a new version or color variation of everyone's favorite frog ...
Of Rogue Warrior fame
I'm sorry, how did I miss this? All of this. Let me step back.
Jim DeFelice co-wrote the book American Sniper with the titular American sniper and Scott McEwen. This later spawned an unfortunate Oscar-bait film that made ins...
Valve has a long, rich history of banning sexy lesbian ghost games from its Steam platform, but Kindred Spirits on the Roof has scored (sex term) a win for the erotic in getting off on Steam without any censorship.
From Straw Hat to Dressrosa
I haven't kept entirely up to date with One Piece, but I do read the summaries, and have caught most of the earlier arcs. It's a daunting task (the series has been running since 1997) in terms of the anime, and there's lots o...
Chibi, colorful Monster Hunter-like
That Monster Hunter-styled MMORPG Dragomon Hunter has put out a new video focusing on the available characters classes. All the classics are there: scout, mercenary, mage, buscemi, cleric, substitute teacher.
A shade or ten prettier than the 3DS one
No offense to Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, which I'm sure Spike Chunsoft put a lot of hard work into, but this is more like it. This is the sort of Shingeki no Kyojin game I've been waiting for.
This time around ...
Studio 4℃ wants to make the anime longer
Mega Man Legends wannabe Red Ash needs more money. No, not the game. Keiji Inafune and company already secured a publisher prior to the project failing to meet its lofty Kickstarter goal.
Animation group Studio 4°C i...
Good Touch and Bad Touch
For some reason, when I first heard the name Grandpa Danger, my mind immediately went to "stranger danger," a phrase parents teach their children in order to avoid pedophiles.
Thankfully, Grandpa doesn't touch any youngsters ...
Before, PS3 was the lead
Tecmo Koei's Omega Force is planning an Attack on Titan project, to be released on the PS3, PS4, and Vita platforms. Speaking to Dengeki, producer Hisashi Koinuma notes that this is the first time they are really fo...
Officially announced for 2016
[Update: The website has been updated revealing the above trailer for Attack on Titan (working title) for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita coming in 2016. No real gameplay details have been revealed but I noticed when Eren is flyi...
It's almost time to fight some boobs
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is one of those games that probably know full well already if you're interested in buying or not. My job is to let you know when you can do that, if you want to do that.
The newest Senran Kagura ...
Localization not confirmed
If you're a fan of Psycho-Pass, you might be interested to hear that the upcoming Xbox One game will be getting English and Chinese versions later this year. Evidently 5pb will provide translations, which can be played by way...
Monster Hunter continues its quest to cross over with everything. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been getting regular, free DLC including Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry, and Final Fantasy nods.
Japan's Monster Hunter Frontier...
It looks so beautiful
There's something about gameplay videos for Warriors titles that I can't get enough of. It happened for me for Hyrule Warriors, and it's happening again for the Heroic Legend of Arslan project. We only get a b...
That name is art in its purest form
Monster Hunter’s pretty big at the moment, isn’t it? With its unforgiving combat and fantastic enemy designs making it hugely popular, it’s no wonder other developers have been wanting in on some of the suc...
Metal Gear Rising director Kenji Saito currently has his hands full with the upcoming release of Transformers: Devastation this October. But what's next for him and the rest of Platinum Games?
Well, if Saito had his druthers,...
Based off the second core game
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation is now in production. It will feature an all-new original story on Earth, and it will be a part of an eight-point initiative to celebrate Phantasy Star Online's 15-year anniversary.
Hey you know what would be really cool, Sega? A real Phantasy Star Online 2 localization.
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation [Sega via idigitaltimes]
Who's that Pokemon!?
But for real there is a leaked image from the upcoming CoroCoro magazine that shows a spooky silhouette of a brand new Pokémon from the upcoming Pokémon XY movie that is releasing in Japan n...
What is anime?
Cosplay videos are always challenging, especially when you're at a show where you don't recognize half the characters. I don't watch a whole lot of anime, but I wanted to see if I could make an interesting video nonetheless! ...
The Steins;Gate visual novel is coming to the PS3 and Vita platforms in the west, and will hit North American shores in August -- exclusively on Amazon, apparently, as revealed at the end of the newest trailer above.
Strangely, the Vita version is $49.99 and the PS3 edition is $39.99, and both are physical. You can still find the game on PC at a number of locations if you wish.
More info revealed for Japan Expo
Saint Seiya is making a comeback with an all-new anime series and a fighting game, and I'm pretty excited for the future of the franchise. Although I didn't get a hands-on session with Soldier's Soul back when I at...
Cyberpunk Bartender Action
I've written before about VA-11 HALL-A, which should be the best anime-inspired bartending sim of the year. And I don't say that lightly.
This new trailer shows off some more of the patrons you'll be liquoring up and s...
Based off the manga
Bandai Namco has revealed an unlikely project, titled Crows: Burning Edge, set to debut on the PS4 and Vita at some point in the future. It's based off of the Japanese manga series, which features delinquents in high school ...
Australia and New Zealand, too!
Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains has finally arrived for the Nintendo 3DS in PAL territories.
The action game allows players to suit up in Omni-directional Mobility Gear and take on Titans as either familiar faces from the manga and anime series or characters of your own creation.
For €30, the (digital-only) title comes with an exclusive 3DS theme. You can find our review here.