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9:00 AM on 07.07.2013

NISA localizing Danganronpa and Demon Gaze for PS Vita

The localization-smiths at NIS America are preparing to bring a pair of PlayStation Vita titles to the West, the publisher announced during a panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles this weekend. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, ...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 PM on 06.25.2013

First Skylanders hits Japan in July, gets Wii U port

We are so used to waiting insufferably long periods of time for Japanese games to be localized and brought out West that we often imagine Japan as this floating island of privilege and good fortune. How easily do we forget th...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 05.29.2013

Super Mario Bros. 3 had major regional differences

I've mentioned on several occasions that my family lived in Japan for a few years, thus my first games console was not an NES but a Famicom. I grew up playing the Japanese versions of famed Nintendo classics, and it was only...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 05.07.2013

XSEED: Localizing Senran Kagura a 'scary proposition'

Yesterday, Pandora's Tower publisher XSEED Games announced that it has acquired Atlus Online from Index Digital Media, integrating both companies under the common banner of Marvelous USA. Siliconera reached out to XSEED boss ...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 05.07.2013

Former NIS America staff form indie publisher acttil

A group of former NIS America employees have left the nest to stretch their wings as a new independent publisher, acttil. Based in Los Angeles, the budding studio plans to publish videogames and other digital media for consol...

Kyle MacGregor

1:15 PM on 04.25.2013

SMT X Fire Emblem, Monolith Soft's X reconfirmed for West

[Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich] Two of the more mind-blowing Wii U announcements in the past few months have been Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Monolith Soft's "X," the spiritual successor to Xenoblade. For the soft...

Tony Ponce

10:10 AM on 04.17.2013

Nintendo Direct: All three Guild02 games coming to US

It was previously announced that two of the three games in Level-5's Guild02 compilation, Bugs vs. Tanks! and The Starship Damrey, would be localized for the US eShop. Missing from that news was any indication that ...

Tony Ponce

7:45 PM on 04.11.2013

There may be hope yet for a Ni No Kuni DS localization

For months now, fans, or prospective fans who don't own a PS3, have been clamoring for a localization of the DS version of Ni No Kuni, which Namco Bandai shut down to due "translation issues and costs regarding the Wizard's C...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 04.06.2013

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation

Muramasa Rebirth, the Vita port of 2009's Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii, is more than just a simple up-res. As noted in Steven Hansen's recent preview, publisher Aksys Games has re-translated the game, resulting in a much...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 03.15.2013

Final Fantasy Type-0 staff experimented with HD version

According to a recently translated interview with Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata, the team "did experiment with" an HD version of the game for consoles. Tabata continues to say that the team felt Type-0, which st...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 03.09.2013

PS3 shoot-'em-up Mamoru-kun might be coming west

Good news, everyone! One of the few shoot-'em-ups to come to PlayStation 3 this generation looks to be making the jump across the Pacific. As spotted on Gematsu, UFO has taken to Facebook with some teaser images for Mamo...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 AM on 03.06.2013

Malicious Rebirth gliding to western PlayStation Vitas

Malicious arrived on PlayStation Network last summer and it sounds like its enhanced PlayStation Vita port isn't too far behind. Alvion has confirmed Malicious Rebirth for western release and is currently ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 03.03.2013

Get yourself some Vanguard Princess in English

Looking for another 2D sprite-based fighter to get your fix, between now and whenever Lab Zero release their Skullgirls DLC? Why not try Vanguard Princess? EigoManga have released an English-localized ver...

Josh Tolentino

7:00 AM on 03.01.2013

Guilty Gear Vita is headed West

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, which was just re-confirmed on the Vita recently, will be headed West, Arc System Works confirmed. So far based on the video, the Vita version is looking really sleek, and Guilty Gear on th...

Chris Carter

6:15 PM on 02.27.2013

Etrian Odyssey IV will get you stiff

Dale North's review is taking forever because he keeps getting distracted by sh*t like this. [Swagtoise's Tumblr via Tiny Cartridge]

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 02.16.2013

Aksys localizing game where you are Keiji Inafune's niece

I have to hand it to Aksys. They've been taking a lot of risks on titles which, even in today's tolerant environment, would still be considered niche-within-niche. Games like this one, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakudan Handan...

Josh Tolentino