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10:15 AM on 09.19.2014

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus hits Vita next month

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is cutting a trail to North America on October 14, XSEED Games announced today. The PlayStation Vita brawler will strike Europe the very next day. The story is a continuation of Senran Kagura Burst, wherein groups of teenage ninja girls fight one another with stuff like giant frogs and huge stacks of pancakes. You know, because reasons.

Kyle MacGregor


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5:30 PM on 09.03.2014

You got your PoPoLoCrois in my Harvest Moon!

PoPoLoCrois will be fusing with Harvest Moon for PoPoLoCrois Farm Story. The game will feature several characters from the PoPoLoCrois series, and the protagonist will be Prince Pietro. In addition to command-based RPG battle...

Brittany Vincent

3:30 PM on 08.30.2014

Here are some Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus screens in English

XSEED Games has released a handful of translated screens from Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, so we can finally understand what's being said during all of that clothes-ripping and hack-and-slash action. I mean, if you care&nbs...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 07.30.2014

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky out now on PC

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is now available on Windows PC, courtesy of XSEED. The beloved Japanese role-playing game boasts new high-definition visuals, faster load times, and custom controls. It also featur...

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 07.23.2014

XSEED dates Akiba's Trip, confirms PS4 version

XSEED plans to release the PlayStation 4 version of Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed in North America this holiday season, the publisher confirmed today. The PS3 and Vita iterations of the vampire-husking RPG brawler will launch on August 12.

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky hits PC next week

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is coming to Windows PC on July 29, XSEED Games announced today. The occasion marks the first time Nihon Falcom's acclaimed RPG will be available in English on the platform. It will be...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 07.01.2014

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC 'delayed a bit'

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC gets delay news in the form of a Facebook response to a fan. When asked about the release date, XSEED responded:  Nobody wants that game released ASAP more than us, but afraid ...

Dale North

10:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed strips to its skivvies for this E3 trailer

The zany and bizarre Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is positively riddled with strange situations, most of which involving people losing their pants, shirts, and quite possible their minds. That's exactly why I want to...

Brittany Vincent

9:30 PM on 06.16.2014

It's out of the frying pan and into the fire with Senran Kagura: Bon Appťtit!

There's a real dearth of rhythm games out there these days, so I take them any way I can get them. Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit! looks like a frantic and quite fun rhythm game in the vein of the Hatsune Miku titles...

Brittany Vincent

7:15 PM on 06.16.2014

This Corpse Party E3 trailer is deliciously creepy

The original doujin game Corpse Party is making its way to PC, and this trailer showcases some of the fantastically disturbing dialogue and scenes you can expect from the cult horror hit. Journey through Heavenly Host Elemen...

Brittany Vincent

6:45 PM on 06.16.2014

Brandish: The Dark Revenant gets its very own trailer

Brandish: The Dark Revenant is releasing as a digital-only PSP title that you can nab only from the PlayStation Store, and you can certainly see this from its trailer. But you know what? It looks like a good, old-fashioned d...

Brittany Vincent





6:15 PM on 06.16.2014

Story of Seasons gets one of the lamest trailers of all time

Story of Seasons and Natsume's Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (full story on that debacle here) are undoubtedly two games that I'm looking forward to play on my 3DS the most, but with trailers like these, it's as if XSEED jus...

Brittany Vincent



Story of Seasons wants you to connect with your inner farmer photo
Story of Seasons wants you to connect with your inner farmer
by Natalie Kipper

Fans of farming and lifestyle sims are no doubt familiar with the confusion surrounding the Bokujō Monogatari series. Natsume owned the trademark on the English title, Harvest Moon, but XSEED had the relationship with Marvelous AQL, the series' developers.

So when XSEED wanted to bring Marvelous AQL's Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi to the States, they couldn't call it a Harvest Moon title. And thus, Story of Seasons was born. I was able to get a look at the Nintendo 3DS game and couldn't have been more enchanted.

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8:30 PM on 06.13.2014

Pull off strangers' clothes for fun and profit in Akiba's Trip

Being an otaku has its drawbacks, chief among them apparently is that they're the favorite food of the "Synthisters," blood-sucking beings who walk in the daytime. Now, you, a newly-bitten Synthister, must fight back against ...

Natalie Kipper

6:00 PM on 06.13.2014

E3's Senran Kagura showcase is both titillating and ridiculous

The Senran Kagura series takes fan-service to new heights in the upcoming brawler Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus and Senran Kagura Bon Appetít!, a rhythm cooking game. Both titles were available to demo at XSEED's booth at E3 2014.

Natalie Kipper



So what the hell is happening with Harvest Moon? photo
So what the hell is happening with Harvest Moon?
by Kyle MacGregor

A lot of folks seem pretty confused about what's going on with Harvest Moon. And that's perfectly understandable, because it's a tad complicated. Please allow me to try to explain the situation.

XSEED recently announced a farming simulation RPG called Story of Seasons. The title is a localization of Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi, which released for Nintendo 3DS in Japan earlier this year.

You might not recognize the name Bokujō Monogatari, which directly translates as "Farm Story," because we westerners have learned to call the series Harvest Moon. And here is where the confusion arises. That name, Harvest Moon, isn't owned by the makers of Bokujō Monogatari, Marvelous AQL, but rather the company that localized and published them for nearly the past two decades.

That company is Natsume, who just this week revealed a 3DS title called Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, which, despite its name, is not an actual Bokujō Monogatari title. Though the brand is familiar and the product may seem very similar in appearance, The Lost Valley is made by an entirely different group than all Harvest Moon games before it.

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