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Compile Heart

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... read feature

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. read feature

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... read feature

Idea Factory Steam

Neptunia Re;Birth and Fairy Fencer coming to Steam


Idea Factory expanding its reach to PC
Dec 29
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... read
Omega Quintet

Idol RPG Omega Quintet hits PS4 in spring 2015


In a world on the verge of destruction, singing might be their only hope.
Nov 18
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... read
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... read feature

'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... read feature

Fairy Fencer F

Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English


Compile Heart's latest adventure is lookin' good
Jul 20
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... read
PS4 RPG

Compile Heart still teasing PS4 RPG Omega Quintet


Taking the stage on September 18 in Japan
May 07
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-... read

Compile Heart announces PS4 idol RPG Omega Quintet


Due out September 18 in Japan
May 07
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... read

Galapagos RPG is also a PS4 game, it seems


Another teaser video
May 06
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,... read

Galapagos RPG is back with another crazy teaser video and song


I love these!
Apr 30
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 ... read

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II Dimension Zero trailer


Fast-BPM Metal
Apr 30
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.  read

Compile Heart promises an 'intense' announcement for Wednesday


April 30
Apr 29
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.  Games ar... read
More Vita games

Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4 Vita dated for the west


More Japanese games to go with Danganronpa 2
Apr 18
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 ... read
Hyperdimension Neptunia

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP dances west this June


Gamindustri's CPUs take the take this summer on PS Vita
Apr 06
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? read
Makai Shin Trillion

Makai Shin Trillion is a game with a dimension destroying monster


From Compile Heart
Mar 19
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... read

Fairy Fencer F takes a stab at PS3 later this year


Compile Heart role-playing game announced for autumn release
Feb 14
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... read
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... read feature

WHAT

So this is a 'rubbing, pinching, panty-wearing RPG'


Won't somebody please think of the children?!
Dec 26
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... read
Hyperdimension Neptunia

Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-off for Vita is super chibi


Hyper Goddess Faith Noire: Extreme God Black Heart launches May 29 in Japan
Nov 27
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... read
Idea Factory

Idea Factory International website officially launched


Your one home for all things Idea Factory
Nov 03
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... read
PS Vita

Aksys looks to curry favor with new Sorcery Saga trailer


Hot and spicy, everything nicely
Oct 12
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... read
JRPG

Fairy Fencer F strikes PlayStation 3 in Japan this week


Does the F stand for fan service?
Oct 06
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... read
Idea Factory

Idea Factory charters Western satellite studio


Former NIS America president to head up group as CEO
Sep 30
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... read

Compile Heart has a Vita announcement coming Monday


What could it be?
Sep 27
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!  read
Fairy Fencer F

Feast your eyes on Fairy Fencer F opening film


Flying to Japan on October 10
Sep 06
Compile Heart has unveiled the opening film for its PlayStation 3 exclusive role-playing game, Fairy Fencer F. It looks, well, familiar. Despite boasting contributions from Final Fantasy illustrator Yoshitaka Amano and legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, the title could still easily pass for the next  Hyperdimension Neptunia game. Yep. read
PS Vita

Aksys to publish PS Vita roguelike about cooking curry


Deliciously bizarre
Jul 07
Aksys Games announced its next project at Anime Expo in Los Angeles earlier this weekend and it certainly sounds strange. The Muramasa Rebirth publisher has acquired the license to localize the hilariously named So... read
RPGs

Hyperdimension Neptunia to be reborn on PS Vita this fall


Compile Heart opens teaser site for portable role-playing game
Jun 30
Compile Heart is trying its best to keep the PlayStation Vita library stuffed to the gills with ports, remakes, and the like. The company has joined forces with Summon Night team Felistella to release an enhanced ve... read
Fairy Fencer F

Take another peek at PS3 role-playing game Fairy Fencer F


FFF!
Jun 07
Compile Heart has released a new set of screenshots and environmental concept art for Fairy Fencer F. Showcasing the fantasy role-playing game's characters, dialogue, and battle system, it's looking like the forthcoming ... read






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