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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
When you're fighting a bum, just remember that you don't have a nose
In this episode of Just Saiyan; Max and I talk about Max's adventures at Fanime, the super nasty Bacterian, and Dragon Ball Z butt rock. You do not want to miss the ending. A dog finally breaks Max. For reference: the songs Max is talking about when he mentions DBZ being sampled are below. read feature

omg censhorshop!!!!

Sexual punishment probably scrubbed from Criminal Girls western release


Maybe just don't localize it?
Jul 04
Criminal Girls: Invite Only, a touched up version of the 2010 PSP game Criminal Girls, is coming to Vita in North America and Europe next year, NIS America announced. Criminal Girls involves guiding seven girls through ... read
Sekai Project

Sekai Project announces both Planetarian and Grisaia no Kajitsu


More visual novels for your reading pleasure are on the horizon
Jul 04
Remember how I said 2014 has been a great year so far for visual novels? It seems that statement was pretty prophetic, given the fact that Sekai Project (World End Economica) is joining forces with Japanese game mak... read
Project DIVA F 2nd

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd to feature fully-translated English lyrics


The songs are still in Japanese, though
Jul 03
It's exciting to see so much love for Hatsune Miku from Sega, especially given how fun the Project DIVA games are. Perhaps as an extension of said love, Sega has announced that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd will feature f... read
One Piece

One Piece Unlimited World Red dated for July


July 8th and 14th with free DLC
Jul 03
One Piece Unlimited World Red's localization has been floating around for quite a while, but now we have a concrete release date -- July 14th for the physical edition and July 15th for digital on Vita. It'll drop on the PlayS... read
Because "Canada" sounds like "Kaneda"
Today is Canada day. And since "Canada" sounds kind of, sort of like "Kaneda," the hero of Otomo Katsuhiro's groundbreaking cyberpunk manga-turned-anime Akira, that's reason enough for me to put on my favorite red jacket and talk about one of his favorite pieces of media ever... Japanese, Canadian, or otherwise. read feature

Doraemon

A Doraemon game is coming to the 3DS and Wii U


You know? That cute blue cat?
Jun 30
Doraemon is a Japanese manga series that had its humble beginnings in 1969, and has since become an anime, as well as one of the best selling manga series in the world. The titular robotic cat has since become an icon adorne... read






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