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8:00 AM on 07.05.2014

Senran Kagura 2 trailer sure is very Senran Kagura

Marvelous is keeping its cheeky money-printing machine going strong with Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. The latest effort from self-proclaimed "huge boob producer" Kenichiro Takaki is due to be unleashed in Japan starti...

Kyle MacGregor


2:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Go kill half millipede, blue butt face Gigas in Soul Sacrifice Delta

I actually played a bunch of the Soul Sacrifice demo, but never ended up diving into the full thing. Soul Sacrifice Delta has been updated with a new encounter and some whacked out threads (definitely some of the weirder...

Steven Hansen

6:15 PM on 07.03.2014

Muramasa Rebirth's third DLC will drop next week in Japan

The first two DLC packs for Muramasa Rebirth were released rapid-fire, and it's been a while since the last iteration. In Japan next week pack three of four will drop, which will once again play separately from the two ...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 06.30.2014

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit rating suggests EU release

Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit is everything but confirmed for PAL territories. The PlayStation Vita cooking rhythm game was handed a MA 15+ rating from the Australian Classification Board, foreshadowin...

Kyle MacGregor



Story of Seasons wants you to connect with your inner farmer photo
Story of Seasons wants you to connect with your inner farmer
by Natalie Kipper

Fans of farming and lifestyle sims are no doubt familiar with the confusion surrounding the Bokujō Monogatari series. Natsume owned the trademark on the English title, Harvest Moon, but XSEED had the relationship with Marvelous AQL, the series' developers.

So when XSEED wanted to bring Marvelous AQL's Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi to the States, they couldn't call it a Harvest Moon title. And thus, Story of Seasons was born. I was able to get a look at the Nintendo 3DS game and couldn't have been more enchanted.

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6:00 PM on 06.13.2014

E3's Senran Kagura showcase is both titillating and ridiculous

The Senran Kagura series takes fan-service to new heights in the upcoming brawler Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus and Senran Kagura Bon Appetít!, a rhythm cooking game. Both titles were available to demo at XSEED's booth at E3 2014.

Natalie Kipper



So what the hell is happening with Harvest Moon? photo
So what the hell is happening with Harvest Moon?
by Kyle MacGregor

A lot of folks seem pretty confused about what's going on with Harvest Moon. And that's perfectly understandable, because it's a tad complicated. Please allow me to try to explain the situation.

XSEED recently announced a farming simulation RPG called Story of Seasons. The title is a localization of Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi, which released for Nintendo 3DS in Japan earlier this year.

You might not recognize the name Bokujō Monogatari, which directly translates as "Farm Story," because we westerners have learned to call the series Harvest Moon. And here is where the confusion arises. That name, Harvest Moon, isn't owned by the makers of Bokujō Monogatari, Marvelous AQL, but rather the company that localized and published them for nearly the past two decades.

That company is Natsume, who just this week revealed a 3DS title called Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, which, despite its name, is not an actual Bokujō Monogatari title. Though the brand is familiar and the product may seem very similar in appearance, The Lost Valley is made by an entirely different group than all Harvest Moon games before it.

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11:48 AM on 06.05.2014

XSEED localizing Senran Kagura Bon Appétit this winter

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit will be cooking up a storm in North America this winter, XSEED Games announced today as a part of its E3 lineup. The PlayStation Vita rhythm game is a spin-off of Marvelous AQL's brawler ...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 06.01.2014

Marvelous AQL reveals new Senran Kagura 2 gals

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is coming to Japan on August 7, and I'm sure we'll see the Nintendo 3DS brawler here sooner or later. In the meantime, Marvelous AQL has unveiled a couple faces that will be joining the titl...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 05.30.2014

New Harvest Moon being localized as Story of Seasons

Call it stereotypical of me if you will, but I'm a huge fan of Harvest Moon and its spinoffs -- even the wannabe games. That's why I'm so excited to see Story of Seasons releasing via XSEED this upcoming winter. After 18 year...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Hot deal: Muramasa Rebirth DLC discounted on PSN

Aksys Games has some nice deals on PlayStation Vita this week, with both episodes of Muramasa Rebirth's Genroku Legends downloadable content available for a song. A Cause to Diakon For and Fishy Tales of the Ne...

Kyle MacGregor





8:00 PM on 05.13.2014

Here's a trailer to remind you Soul Sacrifice Delta launched today

I was never able to really get into Soul Sacrifice when I played it around this time last year, which probably had something to do with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate still getting plenty of attention from me at that point in tim...

Brett Zeidler

12:30 PM on 05.08.2014

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus jiggles to North America this fall

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is coming to PlayStation Vita in North America this autumn, XSEED Games announced today. The plot of Shinovi Versus unfolds shortly after the events of Senran Kagura Burst, revisiting t...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 05.04.2014

Take another look at trippy Vita rhythm game IA/VT Colorful

IA/VT Colorful certainly lives up to its name. The kaleidoscopic rhythm game from Marvelous AQL stars vocaloid idol IA and is nothing if not vibrant. While the visuals are certainly eye-catching, those bullet hell-esque elem...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 05.01.2014

XSEED keen on localizing more Senran Kagura games

XSEED boss Ken Berry once called the prospect of localizing Senran Kagura Burst a "scary proposition." Due to the title's subject matter and the conservative culture in the US, Berry surmised a western release had the "potent...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming photo
Review: Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming
by Kyle MacGregor

The original Half-Minute Hero was a very special and intriguing game. It boiled down an entire genre to its barest essentials, reducing the interminably long JRPG to just thirty seconds of gameplay.

Both a heartfelt tribute and pointed critique, the bite-sized adventure brimmed with self-referential humor. It trot out just about every trope in the book, firing on all cylinders with a lengthy series of inside jokes and clever witticisms. Smart, familiar, and charming; it appealed to both fans of the genre and detractors alike in a way that so few games do.

Humor often has diminishing returns though. Even the funniest quip can lose some of its luster the second time around. And in that regard, Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming isn't quite as remarkable as its predecessor. Luckily, the deconstructionist RPG has upped its game in other arenas.

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