Compile Heart's middling Fairy Fencer F is getting an enhanced version as part of a jump from PS3 to PS4 this November in Japan. It adds characters, story paths, and ups the party size to six, as you can see above in the wrig...
Nep Nep Ahoy!
Our friends at Idea Factory International have been kind enough to hook us up with 4 copies of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2! 2 for Steam and 2 for Vita! How awesome is that? What is Hyperdimension you ask? Well here is ...
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[It's ok not to like things. I can't get into King of Fighters, for example. But Overlordzetta's interest in Compile Heart's games has led him to believe that a perfectly normal game development company seems to get an inordi...
Makai Shin Trillion is coming to Vita in Japan on July 23. We first saw it just over a year ago.
The Vita strategy RPG comes from developer Compile Heart whose last four developed games (Fairy Fencer F, Hyperdimension Neptun...
Compile Heart didn't develop this
Over the years, I've developed a cautionary approach to Compile Heart projects. As a fan of Eastern games in general I'm always receptive to the idea of them, but as a development studio, they don't always follow through as w...
Same old song and dance routine
Omega Quintet is a game of firsts. Chronologically, it's the PlayStation 4's first exclusive Japanese RPG (Final Fantasy Type-0 originally being a PSP game). It's also developer Compile Heart's first PS4 game, and by certain logic, the first JRPG to plumb Japan's idol subculture.
If only being such a pioneer had resulted in a game that actually put its best foot forward.
It's not you, it's me
Falling in love with potential can be dangerous. A mistake people make far too often when forging new relationships is placing undue expectations on others. People grow and change, but it's impossible to know how or when that...
Idea Factory expanding its reach to PC
Idea Factory International has announced plans to bring a handful of its role-playing games to PC. Hyperdimension Neptunia, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation, and Fairy Fencer F will all be...
In a world on the verge of destruction, singing might be their only hope.
Omega Quintet is coming to North America and Europe next spring, publisher Idea Factory International announced today. The PlayStation 4 role-playing game stars a group of idols who must save the world from darkness with thei...
Not 'fairice,' but 'fairize!'
If you want to think outside the box, the role-playing genre may not be the perfect playground for you -- at least, when it comes to traditional Japanese titles, which generally confine themselves to a set of tried-and-true m...
'Perfection' isn't the word
The Hyperdimension Neptunia series is a polarizing one. Some find Compile Heart’s thinly-veiled parodies of the game industry engaging and painfully adorable, and flock to it for an abundance of fanservice. Others run f...
Compile Heart's latest adventure is lookin' good
NIS America has released the first batch of English screenshots from the upcoming Fairy Fencer F, releasing in North America on September 23 and Europe on September 26.
These screenshots act as introductions to some of the ca...
Taking the stage on September 18 in Japan
Oh good, another teaser for Omega Quintet, the next entry in Compile Heart's Galapagos RPG brand. Because we haven't had quite enough of those. Nope. Nope. Nope. We need more!
The latest morsel of footage showcases the role-...
Due out September 18 in Japan
The latest Famitsu has the scoop on Compile Heart's (actually Galapagos') new game, a PS4 RPG called Omega Quintet. This is a cross between idol management and role-playing game. Gematsu says that five maidens' singing powers...
Another teaser video
Less than a week ago I shared with you a silly teaser video from Compile Heart's new RPG brand, Galapagos. They've been teasing a game for some time, but all we've got so far is that it's not Fairy Fencer F 2 or Mugen Souls,...
I love these!
Remember this weird ass video from Compile Heart's new RPG brand, Galapagos? They decided to push out another tease this morning in a new video, and they don't disappoint on weirdness or vagueness in it.
What are they ...
Here's some high BPM metal to wake you up this morning, courtesy of the new Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II trailer. This game will have three stories spread across three dimensions. This trailer is for Dimension Zero.
While the trailer is heavy on the shred, it's light on details. Platform? Who knows! Feel free to poke around Compile Heart's webpage to see if I missed something.
Compile Heart, the folks behind the Neptunia series of games, tweeted a tease for an announcement for Wednesday, April 30 recently. They say that it will be an "intense" announcement, whatever that means.
More Japanese games to go with Danganronpa 2
Earlier today, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair got a release date for North American Vitas: September 2. I still need to play the first.
Anyway, more Japanese games have western release dates. Compile Heart's RPG Fairy Fencer ...
Gamindustri's CPUs take the take this summer on PS Vita
Hypderdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection is shimmying over to North America on June 3 and then Europe just three days later, NIS America has announced.
The PlayStation Vita idol game stars the heroines of Compile Heart's RPG series, and asks players to manage the ladies' dancing and singing careers. Are you up to the challenge?
From Compile Heart
If you like interesting games, put Makai Shin Trillion on your radar. It's from Compile Heart (the developer of titles like Hyperdimension Neptunia), and it stars a fallen King and a grimoire-powered girl in their quest to d...
Compile Heart role-playing game announced for autumn release
It's happening! Fairy Fencer F is headed to North American and European shores this fall, courtesy of the localization-smiths at NIS America.
The turn-based role-player comes by way of Compile Heart, the studio behind th...
I'm still hungry
With the amount of role-playing adventures I’ve journeyed through in my life that culminate in apocalyptic showdowns, I’m a little tired. Save the world, rinse, and repeat. It’s so rare that a Japanese RPG d...
Won't somebody please think of the children?!
Compile Heart has created a treasure trove of strange and unsavory things in its time, but this just make take the cake. Wait. Actually, no. Never mind. It's definitely up there though.
The purveyors of games such as Hyperdim...
Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Extreme God Black Heart launches May 29 in Japan
Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-off Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Extreme God Black Heart is slated to bring another dose of Compile Heart's inexplicably popular franchise to PlayStation Vita on May 29 in Japan, Dengeki report...
Your one home for all things Idea Factory
Fans of Idea Factory games rejoice, the official international website for all things Idea Factory is finally open for public consumption. As reported by our sister site Japanator, the focus of the site is to provide news and...
Hot and spicy, everything nicely
Aksys Games' upcoming roguelike dungeon crawler certainly seems good-humored. In Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God, an adventurous young chef sets out on a quest to save a local restaurant by whipping up t...
Does the F stand for fan service?
Fairy Fencer F is cleaving its way onto PlayStation 3 in Japan this week. The fantasy role-playing game was developed in conjunction with Final Fantasy concept artist Yoshitaka Amano and composer Nobuo Uematsu, and spor...
Former NIS America president to head up group as CEO
Idea Factory is establishing an outpost in California. The Tokyo-based publisher announced the creation of Idea Factory International today, which expressly aims to strengthen the company's brands around the globe. Forme...
What could it be?
All we can do is wonder until Monday (Japan Time) about Compile Heart's brief message on their homepage about a new Vita announcement. So see you back here on September 30.
I hope it's something about Galapagos. They've thrown teases out a couple of times, but we've yet to hear anything else.
Regardless, we're always glad to see a Vita announcement. We'll take anything!