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Good news for fans of Japanese indie games: Playism is bringing its wares to consoles.  We've known this was happening for a while, but now it's official. The company has announced plans to localize a number of Japanese ...
Japanese indie games distributor Playism scored the rights to one of the Touhou titles last year, putting us one step closer to a possible English-language adaptation of the popular doujin series. That was the speculation, an...
There's a certain thrill to a game that punishes you for attempting to best it, as Bloodborne and Souls series fans can attest to. That's why there happen to be so many of them cropping up here and there, especially over the ...
TyranoBuilder is on its way to Steam this Friday, March 27, Nyu Media has announced. The new program is advertised as "the easiest, fasted way to create multi-platform visual novels," allowing users to create games for compu...


This latest Humble Weekly Bundle is chock-full of awesome Japanese independent games. The new pay what you want promotion includes adventure game Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, its visual novel companion Cherry ...
You can buy a Hatoful Boyfriend dakimakura cover over at Humble Bundle right now. Yes, really. It's all part of a Valentine's Day promotion, which features the pigeon dating sim plus a smattering of other visual novels, incl...
Dynamite Bomb is coming to Playism's western storefront next Tuesday, February 17.   The fighting game, developed by doujin circle Light Green 8, is a combo-heavy experience where standard attacks don...
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm launches in Japanese arcades Thursday, Taito has announced. Meanwhile, the doujin fighting game's long-awaited PC release still remains a work in progress. "The timing of the NESiCAxLive release...
Croixleur Sigma is coming to PS4 on March 5 for 1,500 yen, and based on the details we have so far, I hope it gets localized. The expansion/update of sorts will have a full visual HD upgrade, as well as more characters, mons...
Ah, Touhou Project. The hyper-popular series of bullet-hell shooters has long been a Holy Grail of sorts for non-PC-owning otaku, and the efforts to get games with the Touhou brand on various consoles have been mighty indeed...
Comiket, the largest independent media festival on the planet, is winding down its winter festivities. Over the past three days, hundreds of thousands of folks have flocked to the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center to acquire...
Nekopara Vol. 1 tells the tale of Kashou Minaduki, a young baker descended from a long line of Japanese confection makers who sets out on his own to open a patisserie. Of course, a couple of catgirls show up, as catgirls are wont to do, and hijinks ensue. Naturally. The visual novel is slated to debut on Steam today with a $10 asking price. Nekopara Vol. 1 [Steam]
Rime Berta is coming to Steam tomorrow -- just in time for Hanukkah. The strategy role-playing game, developed by doujin studio Next-Soft Plus, draws inspiration from Final Fantasy Tactics, sporting terraced la...
Pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is flapping on over to PS4 and Vita early next year, Sony and indie publisher Devolver Digital announced today. "All y'all PlayStation nerds need to stop waiting for The Last Guardia...
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America on February 24, 2015, localization house Aksys Games announced today. The 2D fighting game was developed by Japanese independent studio French Bread with netcode assistance from BlazBlue maker Arc System Works. The European release is being handled by NIS America, who are also targeting a 2015 launch.
  Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls! isn't just the best string of words ever, it's also a visual novel from doujin circle 773, makers of the "slice-of-life adventure game" Cherry Tree High Comedy Club. It's coming to Steam ...
Fairy Bloom Ultra Encore is out now for Windows PC, Playism has announced. The action game has a jaunty premise, following a fairy tasked with defending a flower from a swarm of aphids. Yes, really. You'll need to pulverize ...
Sacred Tears True is now available for Windows PC via Steam, Nyu Media announced today. The indie role-playing game follows a pair of private investigators who moonlight as thieves, you know, because they are woolgathering th...
Croixleur Sigma is coming to PlayStation 4, Playism announced this week at Tokyo Game Show.  "We're hoping we can get a western release out as soon as possible," Playism marketing manager and localization editor Nay...
Revolver 360 RE:ACTOR launches its attack on PC tomorrow for $9.99, Playism announced today. The shoot-'em-up comes by way of doujin studio Cross Eaglet, and is most notable for its eponymous swivel mechanic. The t...
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is no longer targeting a summer launch, publisher Nyu Media revealed today. The crowdfunded fighting game now aims to launch sometime this autumn. The word came along with an announcement regar...
Devolver Digital recently took to Twitter to announce that Mediatonic's remake of PigeoNation Inc's interactive visual novel Hatoful Boyfriend will unfortunately be delayed until September 4 to allow for a bit of last-mi...
Helen's Mysterious Castle wanders to Windows PC this Friday, Playism announced today. The role-playing game follows our eponymous heroine, as she explores a labyrinthine castle on a floating island in the sky. Some...
Touhou Kishinjou: Double Dealing Character is now available for Windows PC via Playism Japan. Initially released last summer at Comiket 84, Double Dealing Character is the fourteenth official entry in the Touhou Project,...
Comiket, the world's largest festival for self-published media, begins today. Over the course of the weekend, more than half a million people will descend on the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. Their mission? To acqui...
Good lord, there's a lot of great doujin games on sale right now. In celebration of this summer's fast-approaching Comiket 86, the folks at Playism, Rockin' Android, and Nyu Media have banded together with the "Japanese Indie...
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will strike Europe next year, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation 3 fighting game comes from Japanese indie studio French Bread, the team behind the Melty Blood series. The title was published in Japan earlier this year by BlazBlue developer Arc System works, and recently announced for a North American release by Aksys Games.
Now here is a Humble Bundle after my own heart. A myriad of Japanese indie games headline this week's pay what you want package, including roguelike RPG One Way Heroics, mecha shooter Gigantic Army, and slumlor...
Sekai Project wants to know if you're interested in seeing the localization of additional games from Visual Arts' Key label. The publisher is looking for your feedback, which you can provide through this survey. It asks which...
Rime Berta is coming to Windows PC on August 4, Active Gaming Media announced today. The strategy role-playing game comes from Japanese indie developer Next-Soft Plus. It draws inspiration from titles like Final Fantasy Tacti...
Aksys Games is bringing Melty Blood developer French Bread's Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late to PlayStation 3 in 2015. Guilty Gear studio Arc System Works published the fighting game in Japan earlier this year. "Under Nig...
Remember how I said 2014 has been a great year so far for visual novels? It seems that statement was pretty prophetic, given the fact that Sekai Project (World End Economica) is joining forces with Japanese game mak...
Have you heard of Magical Battle Festa? Chances are pretty good the answer to that question is no. The indie fighter launched quietly this spring, with little in the way of promotion or fanfare. But, as luck would have ...
Today, the kindly folks at Playism gave us a gentle poke, alerting us to the existence of Rime Berta. It's a strategy role-playing game from doujin circle Next-Soft Plus, and it looks a whole lot like Tactics Ogre or Final F...
It's a rare day that an otome game gets announced for a western release. Visual novels appeal to a pretty select audience, and those targeting a female demographic certainly aren't any less niche. Every once in a while, thoug...
The original doujin game Corpse Party is making its way to PC, and this trailer showcases some of the fantastically disturbing dialogue and scenes you can expect from the cult horror hit. Journey through Heavenly Host Elemen...
World End Economica may have had a disappointing start, but episodes two and three could very well make up for that. Sekai Project turned to Kickstarter to drum up interest for the additional two episodes, and the project ...
Good news, Japanese indie game fans. Crunchyroll has announced a collaboration with Nyu Media Limited that will bring said games to the Crunchyroll Store. Starting today, Crunchyroll users can purchase Nyu Media's releases di...
Japanese indies Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm and Sacred Tears True have been greenlit for Steam, publisher and localization house Nyu Media announced this week. Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is a fighting game from PD...
Astebreed is coming to the PS4! Sony has announced that it will be coming to their newest console, along with Revolver 360 and TorqueL. In case you aren't aware, the former two are shoot 'em ups, and the latter is a 2D platfo...