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9:30 AM on 08.20.2014

This old school JRPG arrives on PC later this week

Helen's Mysterious Castle wanders to Windows PC this Friday, Playism announced today. The role-playing game follows our eponymous heroine, as she explores a labyrinthine castle on a floating island in the sky. Some...

Kyle MacGregor


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




8:00 AM on 08.16.2014

Touhou 14 now available via Playism Japan

Touhou Kishinjou: Double Dealing Character is now available for Windows PC via Playism Japan. Initially released last summer at Comiket 84, Double Dealing Character is the fourteenth official entry in the Touhou Project,...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Comiket is a go, check out these new doujin games

Comiket, the world's largest festival for self-published media, begins today. Over the course of the weekend, more than half a million people will descend on the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. Their mission? To acqui...

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 PM on 08.11.2014

Doujin Deals: So many Japanese indie game sales!

Good lord, there's a lot of great doujin games on sale right now. In celebration of this summer's fast-approaching Comiket 86, the folks at Playism, Rockin' Android, and Nyu Media have banded together with the "Japanese Indie...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 08.09.2014

NIS announces Under Night In-Birth for Europe

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will strike Europe next year, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation 3 fighting game comes from Japanese indie studio French Bread, the team behind the Melty Blood series. The title was published in Japan earlier this year by BlazBlue developer Arc System works, and recently announced for a North American release by Aksys Games.

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Humble Bundle's Japan Edition sale is very doujin

Now here is a Humble Bundle after my own heart. A myriad of Japanese indie games headline this week's pay what you want package, including roguelike RPG One Way Heroics, mecha shooter Gigantic Army, and slumlor...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 08.04.2014

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

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...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 PM on 07.28.2014

It's like Final Fantasy Tactics with deadly puppets

Rime Berta is coming to Windows PC on August 4, Active Gaming Media announced today. The strategy role-playing game comes from Japanese indie developer Next-Soft Plus. It draws inspiration from titles like Final Fantasy Tacti...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 07.08.2014

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

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...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 07.04.2014

Sekai Project announces both Planetarian and Grisaia no Kajitsu

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...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 AM on 07.02.2014

A fighting game about mages with armies of robots

Have you heard of Magical Battle Festa? Chances are pretty good the answer to that question is no. The indie fighter launched quietly this spring, with little in the way of promotion or fanfare. But, as luck would have ...

Kyle MacGregor





11:35 PM on 07.01.2014

This RPG looks just like Final Fantasy Tactics

Today, the kindly folks at Playism gave us a gentle poke, alerting us to the existence of Rime Berta. It's a strategy role-playing game from doujin circle Next-Soft Plus, and it looks a whole lot like Tactics Ogre or Final F...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 PM on 06.30.2014

This Wizard of Oz otome game lets you romance the Cowardly Lion, et al.

It's a rare day that an otome game gets announced for a western release. Visual novels appeal to a pretty select audience, and those targeting a female demographic certainly aren't any less niche. Every once in a while, thoug...

Kyle MacGregor

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

2:00 AM on 06.14.2014

Sekai Project successfully funds World End Economica Episodes 2 and 3

World End Economica may have had a disappointing start, but episodes two and three could very well make up for that. Sekai Project turned to Kickstarter to drum up interest for the additional two episodes, and the project ...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 06.13.2014

Crunchyroll now selling Japanese indie games

Good news, Japanese indie game fans. Crunchyroll has announced a collaboration with Nyu Media Limited that will bring said games to the Crunchyroll Store. Starting today, Crunchyroll users can purchase Nyu Media's releases di...

Brittany Vincent