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2:30 PM on 04.18.2014

Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4 Vita dated for the west

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 ...

Steven Hansen


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11:00 PM on 04.06.2014

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP dances west this June

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?

Kyle MacGregor

7:05 AM on 03.19.2014

Makai Shin Trillion is a game with a dimension destroying monster

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...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 02.14.2014

Fairy Fencer F takes a stab at PS3 later this year

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...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God photo
Review: Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God
by Wesley Ruscher

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 deviates from this path. Perhaps it is why I mostly enjoyed last year’s critically panned Time and Eternity. The game was a mess -- both in gameplay and with its unnecessarily perverted sidekick -- yet amidst its troubles I found its overall theme refreshing.

We live in a world full of problems: some big and some small. And while they may all not be the most altruistic, it doesn't change the fact they still may be important or, at the very least, interesting subject matter to us. This is what Time and Eternity excelled at, and it’s something Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God does even better.

Besides, saving the world is overrated.

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11:30 PM on 12.26.2013

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

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...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 11.27.2013

Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-off for Vita is super chibi

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...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 11.03.2013

Idea Factory International website officially launched

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...

Wesley Ruscher

6:00 PM on 10.12.2013

Aksys looks to curry favor with new Sorcery Saga trailer

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...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 10.06.2013

Fairy Fencer F strikes PlayStation 3 in Japan this week

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...

Kyle MacGregor

11:15 PM on 09.30.2013

Idea Factory charters Western satellite studio

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...

Kyle MacGregor





11:00 AM on 09.27.2013

Compile Heart has a Vita announcement coming Monday

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! 

Dale North

4:00 AM on 09.06.2013

Feast your eyes on Fairy Fencer F opening film

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.

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 07.07.2013

Aksys to publish PS Vita roguelike about cooking curry

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...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 PM on 06.30.2013

Hyperdimension Neptunia to be reborn on PS Vita this fall

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...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 06.07.2013

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

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 ...

Kyle MacGregor