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Xbox head promises JRPGs on Xbox One


Yeah, and I promised my kid I'd quit drinking!
Dec 01
The Xbox One bombed in Japan and continues to not do well. In fact, over the holiday weekend, Head of Xbox Japan Takashi Sensui stepped down. But according to Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, Japan's lack of interest in t... read
Criminal Girls

Criminal Girls: Invite Only up for parole in February 2015


Doin' time and the living's easy
Nov 26
You may remember Criminal Girls: Invite Only as the game we covered back in July two different times where it was briefly suggested the game shouldn't be localized. But that's only because I didn't write the post, because I'm... read
Ghost in the Shell Online
So I'm not sure what exactly to call this game. It was referred to as Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Online when we reported on the Nexon-developed "hacking first-person shooter" almost two years ago. I gue... read feature

Pokémon

Pokémon Omega Ruby short is all kinds of wonderful


Gardevoir?
Nov 17
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch this Friday, November 21. Can't wait to catch 'em all over again? Well, maybe this lovely promotional short will help satiate you until then. read
New boxing game

Hoping for God Hand feels with the new Hajime no Ippo fighter


Balrog only
Nov 07
Our first screenshot of Namco's upcoming Hajime no Ippo PS3 fighter looked like Punchout!!, and that was alright.  This lengthy trailer, however, points to a full 3D fighter and a huge, seemingly fungible skill lis... read
Pikmin stuff

Miyamoto's animated Pikmin shorts on sale, Pikmin 3 gets demo


For Wii U and 3DS
Nov 05
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been working on little, animated Pikmin shorts instead of making games. Good for him. I want him to make wine next. Coppola did it.  Pikmin Short Movies goes on sale after this Ninte... read
Attack on Titan

Looks like Atlus is localizing Attack on Titan 3DS


HNNNNNNNNG!
Oct 21
Atlus USA is localizing Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind for Nintendo 3DS, according to a rating released today by the Australian Classification Board. Spike Chunsoft initially published the action game in Japa... read
Attack on Titan

Attack On Titan 3DS' 'Chain' expansion adds a few extras to the base game


Out in December in Japan
Oct 20
Japan already got Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity some time ago on the 3DS, but now developer Spike Chunsoft is releasing a "Chain" expansion later this year. It'll have online multiplayer, as well as n... read

Sega fans, you should be watching the SeHa Girls anime


Dreamcast, Saturn, and Megadrive go to school
Oct 13
The first episode of the new Sega-themed anime Hi*sCool! SeHa Girls has launched. As a diehard Sega fan, and a gamer that still uses his Sega consoles, I watched this adaptation of a ridiculous light novel weekend and loved ... read
Terra Formars

Roaches beware: Terra Formars title headed for 3DS


This ain't no Bad Mojo
Oct 10
According to the latest issue of Weekly Young Jump, a Terra Formars game is headed for 3DS, for lots of maximum roach-killing action. It's like a can of Raid, but for your Nintendo handheld. The game, tentatively titled Terra... read
Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Lost Song is in development for the PS3 and Vita


With an original story
Oct 06
Bandai Namco has announced that a new Sword Art Online game is in the works, with the subtitle Lost Song. It currently has no release date but it's in development for the PS3 and Vita platforms. Instead of the prior PSP... read
Suda 51

Short Peace omnibus hits the Americas next week


Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day finally arrives Tuesday!
Sep 27
Short Peace arrives in the Americas on September 30, Bandai Namco has announced. The anthology features four animated shorts headlined by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a side-scrolling action game from Suda 51 and Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's. It will be available on PlayStation 3 exclusively as a downloadable package. read
Danganronpa

Danganronpa Another Episode gets daft trailer with megaphones


I don't know
Sep 01
Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode -- thanks, horrible naming conventions -- takes place between the first Danganronpa and the second, Goodbye Despair, which comes out in North America on Tuesday. Another Episode is coming to Japan on September 25.  read
Find out what happens after the 75th floor
Despite how you may feel about the polarizing second arc of Sword Art Online, fans generally have nothing but good things to say about the first arc. It managed to nail a lot of aspects of MMO culture, along with marrying the... read feature

Danganronpa 2

Weirdos abound in this latest batch of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens


Seriously, lots of weirdos
Aug 15
What can I say? It's a screenshot kind of day. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is on the horizon, and NIS definitely doesn't want us to forget about it. Especially with the amount of weirdos in the game, as evidenced above.&nb... read
Anime

A bunch of bad anime, anime games are on sale on PSN


But isn't ALL anime bad?
Aug 11
What is an anime game? Devil May Cry? What is an anime? The Simpsons is my favorite anime, but this upsets people. The best anime movie discounted during this PSN sale is The Iron Giant, which a lot of people with a... read
Naruto

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution receives official Steam release date


Dattebayo!
Aug 08
Ever sit and pontificate on how there just aren't enough Naruto games on Steam? Boy, do I have great news for you! Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is headed for Steam on September 16 for European Naruto fan... read
Old Akira game

Cancelled SNES Akira game from THQ looks...not great


But maybe it could have been good perhaps!
Aug 06
Before THQ was known for such great games as MX vs. ATV and Homefront, it made a name for itself with titles like The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!. In those days, even before publishing the Ghost in the Shell&n... read
Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli considering restructuring after Miyazaki's retirement


This moving castle is a sad one
Aug 05
Appearing on the TBS program Jonetsu Tairiku, Studio Ghibli representative director and co-founder Toshio Suzuki stated that the studio was undergoing great changes. In light of Hayao Miyazaki's retirement last year the studi... read
Sekai Project

Sekai Project is gauging interest in localizing Key visual novels via survey


Go fill out the survey with your input now
Aug 04
Sekai Project wants to know if you're interested in seeing the localization of additional games from Visual Arts' Key label. The publisher is looking for your feedback, which you can provide through this survey. It asks which... read
Bullet Girls

Panties, bras, and firearms abound in Bullet Girls


Additional details emerge about the power of the undergarment
Jul 31
In D3 Publisher and Shade's upcoming action shooting game Bullet Girls, you'll play as the girls of the Ranger Corps, training to become frontline soldiers for the military. Some of the training is a bit unorthodox, with a go... read
Funimation
As an anime fan growing up, dubs were often hit or miss. Not a whole lot of companies took their dubwork seriously, and often times, I'd resort to subtitles to get my anime fix. But over the years, pretty much every major co... read feature

3DS

Jump reveals One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for 3DS


A new One Piece game
Jul 24
One Piece is coming off its fresh Unlimited World Red release, and into the fire yet again with a a brand new release. Jump has just revealed One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for the 3DS. It'll arrive this... read
Forbidden fruit
One Piece games are kind of up in the air at this point in terms of quality. Just when I thought Pirate Warriors had solidified that seal of quality from the franchise, Romance Dawn snuck up and stole most of that g... read feature

Solatorobo

Play as Solatorobo's Red in Little Tail Story special event


Just look at his adorable little peg legs!
Jul 14
Namco Bandai's Little Tail Story is now running a new event where players can recruit Solatorobo: Red the Hunter's main character Red for their armies. Solatorobo was released in October 2010 and is set in a steampunk fantasy... read
One Piece

One Piece Unlimited World Red producer talks about the original story


And why it's original
Jul 09
Bandai Namco producer Koji Nakajima spoke to Siliconera recently about One Piece Unlimited World Red, specifically in regards to the story, and how it features an original tale rather than one drawn from the various arcs in t... read
French Bread fighter

Arc System Works fighter Under Night In-Birth coming to PS3 in 2015


Melty Blood dev French Bread getting its crazy anime fighter out and available
Jul 08
Aksys Games is bringing Melty Blood developer French Bread's Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late to PlayStation 3 in 2015. Guilty Gear studio Arc System Works published the fighting game in Japan earlier this year. "Under Nig... read
Bayonetta

Bayonetta's sultry crooning will stay the same for Bayonetta: Bloody Fate


Oh-oh-oh-oh, Miss Bayonetta~!
Jul 08
If you were concerned that the dulcet tones of Bayonetta and the rest of the gang were going to change drastically with the release of the anime feature Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, you can breathe a sigh of relief. FUNimation has... read
Censorship!!!!!!!

Criminal Girls' sexual punishment will only be mildly censored


Moans out, fog in
Jul 08
A lot of people were upset after NIS America announced it had "edited certain aspects" of Criminal Girls: Invite Only for Western release. The "c" word (censorship) was thrown around nobly as it always seems to be w... read
Fan art

This Pokemon x Attack on Titan art is so gross, I love it


Enjoy
Jul 07
There's almost a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark vibe here, but less wispy and terrifying. These come courtesy of Beth "Zsparky" Emery. Charmander and Mr. Mime are my favorites.  read
Touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, touch me
Too often, unique and engaging games are passed over due to their risqué content and gimmickry, and Monster Monpiece is inevitably one that will fall victim to this curse. It's not difficult to see why some may be turn... read feature

Awakened Fate Ultimatum

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum forces you to choose which girl you want to save


The Guided Fate Paradox let you play God, though
Jul 04
The Guided Fate Paradox was a serviceable role-playing game that I enjoyed when I reviewed it at Japanator, but I had no idea there would be a sequel at any point, let alone one that would be localized. NIS America has annou... read






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